Lot 51115 – 1869 (2 Aug.) wreck cover envelope from Richmond Me
Thu 16 Dec 2021 at 13:00 (Europe/Zurich)
1869 (Aug 2) Wreck cover envelope from Richmond Me to Le Havre and redirected to Cardiff carried by S.S. Germania of the Hamburg-American Line marked via New York rated 4 showing despatch c.d.s. red New York transit d.s. (3.8) boxed pd and Cherbourg c.d.s. in blue and on reverse London (25.8) Le Havre (23.8) and Cardiff (26.8) the envelope a little ragged at edges Note: The S.S. Germania left New York on 3rd August. On 7th August near Cape Race Newfoundland she encountered dense fog and went ashore on the rocks at Seals Cove in Trepassy Bay at 5am. All passengers and crew were saved and brought to St. Johns. The mails were later saved although damaged by sea water.
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