No Longer Available - FALKLAND ISLAND DEPS 1930 Cover

Stock Code: P178014240

1930 (JA 5) Falkland Islands KGV 1d red P/S envelope type III (Heijtz E2c), used from South Shetlands and addressed to "Miss G. Brechin, Stanley" by Gregor Brechin (administrator on Deception Island from 1928 until the final whaling season of 1930/31), with very fine type B2 cds (superb additional strike at upper left dated "JA 6 30"). A little soiled and roughly opened at top but a very rare and interesting usage, posted just two days after a major earthquake caused the harbour floor to drop almost 5m ! [Sir Hubert Wilkins reported the earthquake had swept the island, "making huge holes in the ground. Our ship was severely shaken. Two bridges at the tank station were smashed and four men were thrown from the oil tank. One was killed and the others were seriously injured.".]


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