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Tin Can Mail Cover 1936

 
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More unusual covers I like to acquire. Just love the story behind the 'Tin Can Mail' from Tonga. How the swimmers would swim out and meet ships etc with biscuit or kerosene tins to local boats to exchange mail. Until 1931 when some poor bugger met his fate with a shark.. then canoes were used. There seems to be a lot in existence.




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Love the story behind the cover.
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http://goscf.com/t/8856
Tin can mail SCF
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thank you rod! I do love the search button.. I hope all is well in Oz atm. I hear there has been some rain lately and things may be getting under control..
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Yes, fine here in West Oz.
I believe our bushfires have turned your snow brown....Sorry.
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Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.
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