Auction: 23014 - The Mazagan Collection of Morocco & Sudan
1918 S.S. Kingstonian rescued mail duo addressed to England including stampless envelope showing Recovered from the Sea in manuscript and on the reverse '
The steamer 'Kingstonian was torpedoed by the German submarine U-68 on 11th April 1918 in the Mediterranean Sea while sealing from Alexandria to Marseille. Badly damaged it was towed into Sardinia where the mail, about a fortnight's correspondence from Egypt and the Palestinian Front, was offloaded. On leaving Sardinia, the 'Kingstonian' was again torpedoed, this time by the German submarine U-48 and was sunk. Recovered mails were given either a chachet, label or manuscript explanatory marking'
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