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Lot No. 1087

Auction No. 27
Category Stamps & Postal History
    Western Australia
      States and Territories
        Australia
Est. $40
Status Auction Pending

 

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1905 (17th Feb) "Fremantle Harbour - Wells Camel Warrior" postcard with message on front referring to the writer being on the Royal mail Ship, Orizaba that ran aground off Rockingham the night before & stating, "Seas calm or else it would have been a serious affair". On her approach to Fremantle, a smog of bushfire smoke was obscuring the coast & the captain lost his bearings. The ship went aground in 20 ft of water on Five Fathom Bank, west of Garden Island. Card addressed to Oxford, England. Stamp missing but Fremantle FE 17 of cds & Oxford receival. Small tear at top & edge wear but a historic card.

 

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