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AUSTRALIA - Postal History
inwards surface cover from
(London) with GB 4½d KGV/KGVI mixed franking & attractive address label, addressed to Mannum (SA) with arrival backstamp, containing
colour guide in pristine condition with
coloured labels. Lovely item.
NEW GUINEA 'G.R.I.' Overprints - Postal History
PPC (Buka initiates) to Sydney endorsed "on active service" with combination franking of 1d Roo perf Small 'OS' (perf fault) & GRI 6mm Setting '2d.' on 10pf [Stg 1/5] each tied by watery but clearly discernible strikes of
Type 50 'Simpsonhafen/(Deutsch Neu-Guinea)' two-line cancel
. Stain on message side at top right, otherwise quite fine.
Extremely rare commercial combination franking.
PAPUA - Postal History
(May 24) cover to USA with combination franking of Surcharges 1d on ½d block of 4 cancelled with Port Moresby '24MAY28' datestamps (another fine strike beneath) alongside USA 10c Air tied by San Francisco duplex, San Francisco and Cleveland backstamps. US internal air fee prepayment covers are rarely seen.
BRITISH LEVANT British Post Offices - Postal History
(Apr 28) usage to USA of Ottoman 20pa Stationery Envelope uprated with British KGV 2d & 2½d tied by 'ARMY POST OFFICE/SX3' datestamp (used at Salonika) with another strike on British type registration label, 'CENSORED BY/5/MILITARY AUTHORITY' boxed handstamp in red and 'PASSED BY CENSOR' black/white tape, London & Boston transits & Cambridge (Mass) arrival backstamps, minor spotting. Rare combination franking.
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