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Europe/Great Britain : Mail boat A93

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Rich
07 Oct 2018
04:56:14pm
The cover shown has the A93 cancel would this be from a mail boat Image Not Found is it identified in the SG Collect British postmarks?

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egertoni
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07 Oct 2018
05:29:39pm
re: Mail boat A93

You might check The Great Britain Philatelic Society's page linking to directories of post office numbers from 1844. Link is here:

http://www.gbps.org.uk/information/po-numbers/


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DaveSheridan
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07 Oct 2018
07:48:17pm
re: Mail boat A93

Per the date stamp on the cover (lovely by the way), A93 was allocated to Llanfarian, Cardiganshire, Wales.

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Rich
07 Oct 2018
10:08:54pm
re: Mail boat A93

Thank you good people now I just need to find the name of the Cunard Line ship it sailed on
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nigelc
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08 Oct 2018
05:22:30am
re: Mail boat A93

Hi Rich,

This is a very nice-looking mourning cover. Happy

However, I doubt it was ever carried on a Cunard ship.

It would have travelled from Wales to London, across Europe by train to Brindisi and then by steamers through the Suez Canal and on to India.

Is this just a front or, if you have the complete cover, are there any transit or arrival marks on the back?


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Rich
08 Oct 2018
10:23:15am
re: Mail boat A93

Hi Nigel It is a complete cover no contents.
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nigelc
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08 Oct 2018
10:44:16am
re: Mail boat A93

Thanks Rich.

That looks like a "SEA POST OFFICE" cancellation from the Indian Post Office.

This would be applied when the envelope was being sorted on board a P & O ship between Aden and Bombay.

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nigelc
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08 Oct 2018
10:47:59am
re: Mail boat A93

Here's a useful link on this service from the website of the TPO and Seapost Society:

http://www.tpo-seapost.org.uk/tpo2/spadenbombay.html

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