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Nascopie 1947

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2001-06-088a

Mails from this casualty for destinations in Canada which were handled at Stirling, Ontario, were provided with a special printed label,

This mail was received in damaged condition, being salvaged from the wreck of R.M.S. "Nascopie" -lost at Cape Dorset, Canadian Arctic on July 22nd, 1947. The original stamp loosened by sea water has been re­affixed.

This legend is printed on blue paper, and the example before me carries the date stamp STIRLING ONT A.M. AU 13 47.

Covers handled at Stirling were of three types. (a) Postmarked EASTERN ARCTIC PATROL and backstamped STIRLING (b) Postmarked LAKE HARBOR N.W.T. and backstamped STIRLING (c) No Postmark other than the backstamp STIRLING. All three variations are marked

SALVED FROM THE SEA

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Some of the mail was dealt with at Winnipeg, and was there marked with a circular rubber handstamp reading "District Post Office Inspector D.L.O. AUG 8 1947 5 WINNIPEG, MAN.".