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 Tonga 1935-74 Tin Can Mail Collection with numerous coloured cachets in many languages, plus various passenger ship cachets incl 'Marama', and the more common types incl 'Manowai' (with blue or violet ship cachet), 'Maunganui', and later liners the 'Mariposa' & 'Monterey', also 1938 inward cover from USA and 1984 Royal Viking Star cover with 'Posted at Tin-can Is' in blue crossed out beside 2 line cachet 'No mail collection/available at Island'. Interesting lot. Condition is very mixed. (80+)
Lot 58 [1 of 9]:Tonga 1935-74 Tin Can Mail Collection with numerous coloured cachets in many languages, plus various passenger ship cachets incl 'Marama', and the more common types incl 'Manowai' (with blue or violet ship cachet), 'Maunganui', and later liners the 'Mariposa' & 'Monterey', also 1938 inward cover from USA and 1984 Royal Viking Star cover with 'Posted at Tin-can Is' in blue crossed out beside 2 line cachet 'No mail collection/available at Island'. Interesting lot. Condition is very mixed. (80+)Lot 58 [2 of 9]:Tonga 1935-74 Tin Can Mail Collection with numerous coloured cachets in many languages, plus various passenger ship cachets incl 'Marama', and the more common types incl 'Manowai' (with blue or violet ship cachet), 'Maunganui', and later liners the 'Mariposa' & 'Monterey', also 1938 inward cover from USA and 1984 Royal Viking Star cover with 'Posted at Tin-can Is' in blue crossed out beside 2 line cachet 'No mail collection/available at Island'. Interesting lot. Condition is very mixed. (80+)Lot 58 [3 of 9]:Tonga 1935-74 Tin Can Mail Collection with numerous coloured cachets in many languages, plus various passenger ship cachets incl 'Marama', and the more common types incl 'Manowai' (with blue or violet ship cachet), 'Maunganui', and later liners the 'Mariposa' & 'Monterey', also 1938 inward cover from USA and 1984 Royal Viking Star cover with 'Posted at Tin-can Is' in blue crossed out beside 2 line cachet 'No mail collection/available at Island'. Interesting lot. Condition is very mixed. (80+)
80.00 190.00 sold

COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS - Postal History

1187  1951 (Nov 23) cover to UK with very fine to superb strikes of 'TIN CAN MAIL/COCOS-KEELING IS' boxed handstamp and 'Per RMS ORION' circular handstamp both in violet, franked with 2½d Scouts pair tied by Perth slogan cancel, few minor spots.
Lot 1187:1951 (Nov 23) cover to UK with very fine to superb strikes of 'TIN CAN MAIL/COCOS-KEELING IS' boxed handstamp and 'Per RMS ORION' circular handstamp both in violet, franked with 2½d Scouts pair tied by Perth slogan cancel, few minor spots.
300.00 320.00 sold
1188  1952 (Feb 29) cover to Melbourne with Australian ½d Roo & 3½d KGVI tied by largely fine strike of 'RAAF PO/29FE52/COCOS ISLAND datestamp, and a very fine strike of 'TIN CAN MAIL/COCOS-KEELING IS' handstamp in violet. Ex Kim Dwyer .[Scarce use by a RAAF serviceman of Tin Can Mail service]
Lot 1188:1952 (Feb 29) cover to Melbourne with Australian ½d Roo & 3½d KGVI tied by largely fine strike of 'RAAF PO/29FE52/COCOS ISLAND datestamp, and a very fine strike of 'TIN CAN MAIL/COCOS-KEELING IS' handstamp in violet. Ex Kim Dwyer .[Scarce use by a RAAF serviceman of Tin Can Mail service]
400.00 320.00 R
1189  1952 (Feb 29) cover to UK with 5½d Commonwealth tied by fine strikes of 'RAAF PO/29FE52/COCOS ISLAND' datestamp and 'TIN CAN MAIL/COCOS-KEELING IS' handstamp in violet. [Scarce use by a RAAF serviceman of Tin Can Mail service]
Lot 1189:1952 (Feb 29) cover to UK with 5½d Commonwealth tied by fine strikes of 'RAAF PO/29FE52/COCOS ISLAND' datestamp and 'TIN CAN MAIL/COCOS-KEELING IS' handstamp in violet. [Scarce use by a RAAF serviceman of Tin Can Mail service]
400.00 320.00 R
   
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