Cape of Good Hope 1900 Mexican Wreck Salvaged Letter


  • Envelope from Deelfontein CGH (cds (AP) 2 00) to England
  • franked with a single Hope Standing 1d.
  • Bears excellent strike in red of the two-line "RECOVERED FROM WRECK OF MEXICAN" cachet.
  • Side and backflap missing,
  • wonderful appaearance in neat small format,
  • a superior quality example of "Mexican" wreck mail. Rare.
  • Provenance: Antonio Bertolaja, Spink London, September 2007, Lot 134.
  • The Union-Castle liner "Mexican" left Table Bay on 4th April 1900 for Southampton. At 2am on 5th April she was sunk by collision with the English transport "Winkfield" in fog approximately 80 miles out.
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