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United States of America Postal History
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United States of America 1912 TITANIC DISASTER. Facing Slip issued by the U.S. Post Office for signalling the destination of mail bundles. This Facing Slip is inscribed”Minnesota/From Seo Post/Letters”, and bearing the manuscript “2” in blue crayon and three handstamps : (a) circular “TRANSATLANTIC.POST.OFFICE/AP 10 12/7”, (b) TITANIC and (c) “O.S. WOODY”. ALSO, A PRINTING ERROR OCCURRED : “SEO” INSTEAD OF “SEA” – this is the only Facing Slip known with this error. THIS FACING SLIP WAS FOUND ON THE BODY OF OSCAR SCOTT WOODY WHICH WAS FOUND FLOATING IN THE OCEAN BY THE “MACKAY BENNETT” ship on the 22nd April, 1912. OSCAR SCOTT WOODY WAS A POSTAL CLERK WORKING ABOARD THE TITANIC WHEN IT WAS STRUCK BY AN ICEBERG. SISMONDO CERTIFICATE (2015). EXCEPTIONALLY RARE.

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Country: United States of America, 1912