(Corsica – Wreck Mail) On 7th June 1903 the steamer “Insulaire” ran into and sank the “Liban” steamer of the same company off the Isles of Maries. Two items, firstly an envelope sent on 5th June from St Florent Le Viel to Bastia, redirected on 29th, second commercial envelope from Marseille to Bastia. Both envelopes have straight-line handstamp ‘NAUFRAGE du LIBAN’, the first envelope without stamps otherwise good condition, the second with stamps but distressed condition.
Ethiopia 1936 airmail cover to Vienna, the plane though caught fire and it crashed at Benghazi, Libya. The mail was partly recovered and a two-line cachet applied, 'Ricuperata Incendio/ drovolante I-RODI', Italian Office sealing tape applied at top, arrival backstamps. Stamps washed off and some slight faults as to be expected.