November 29, 2014

An interesting acquisition

Here is an interesting item that I acquired recently in a Box lot I received.

It is the first cover I have that is from Buckingham Palace and I was immediately intrigued by it. When I opened it up and saw the contents I was pleasantly surprised to find the contents of the envelope still intact.

So what I have found out so far is that the Reverend D.B. Rogers was a member of the Anglican Church of Canada and served as a member of various committees including the education and publishing committee.  I am still looking for more information on him.

The person who signed the letter is Michael Adeane, Lt. Col, who was the Queen's private secretary for the first twenty years of her reign. It is interesting that he was aide-de-camp to Lord Bessborough and Lord Tweedsmuir who were Governors General of Canada during the depression.

All in all I was very impressed with this find.

The MS Sirdhana

The 60h stamp issued by the Emirate of Dubai to commemorate 60 years of postal service depicts the motor ship Sirdhana.

The Sirdhana was built in 1947 by Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson for the British India Steam Navigation Company. Displacing 8,608 gross tons she had a length overall of 425' with a breadth of 62.7'.

The Sirdhana's 2 oil powered engines gave her a speed of 14½ knots

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