Hey, just found this article.https://www.rpsl.org.uk/gplstatic/B...9_Vol-02.pdf
It is on page 50, bottom left
Newfoundland Stamps wrecked.
According to the Metropolitan Philatelist
(U.S.) a curious story is going the 'rounds of
the press about the shipwreck of a supply
of Newfoundland stamps. Here is the story:—
''Postage stamps valued at over $100,000,
which were shipped by the American Bank
Note Company to the Newfoundland Government
have been washed ashore on the Island of Cuttyhunk from the wreck of the steamer Silvia.
The stamps came ashore in a single box,
which was cast aside by the male wreckers,
but was quickly seized by the women. Many
sheete of the stamps have been given away,
and some are said to have been sold. They
are in two and five cent denominations.
One woman is said to have possession of all
the five-cent stamps, valued at $80,000."
History repeats Itself.
Strange to say, this is not the first time that
a supply of Newfoundland stamps has been
Some years ago new issue . chroniclers
were very much puzzled by copies ojf the 3c. of
1890, grey, on pink paper.
A fter a time came the explanation that they
formed part of a supply which had been recovered from a wreck, and that the pink paper
was due to the sea water having got into
a package of stamps.
I have a copy which retains its pink paper