St Kilda RARE 1931 "Mail Boat" cover to Edinburgh with Steamer Co. label

St Kilda RARE 1931 "Mail Boat" cover to Edinburgh with Steamer Co. label
St Kilda RARE 1931 "Mail Boat" cover to Edinburgh with Steamer Co. label
Stock Code: 542j
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1931 Post evacuation envelope from St Kilda addressed to Edinburgh bearing a KGV 1½d issue bearing on reverse the McCallum Orme Steamer Co Ltd label with instruction “Finder Please Post”.

The envelope was folded and placed in a later St Kilda “Mail Boat” as they came to be known, which were made of wood with a lid on, and inside was placed about eight letters usually in a bottle or shrunken sheep’s bladder. The “Mail Boat” was put in to the sea by Neil Ferguson, St Kilda’s last postmaster on 12th August 1931. It was later found by a lobster fisherman at Rona Island near Flodda Island, Grimsay by Lochmaddy and posted on from there on 31 AU 31 to Edinburgh. A rare and most unusual cover.

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