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Auction: 231 - Lot number: 1269 << Previous   Next >>

Description: 1932 stampless White Star Shipping Line cover with superb strike of the very rare 'From Pitcairn Is./no postal facilities' handstamp in violet (Kitching #1.13), superb 'LOOSE SHIP LETTER/30SP32/SYDNEY' cds & boxed 'TAX/2D/No 1 SYDNEY' h/s in red, Postage Due 2d affixed & tied by pencil cancel, minor blemishes that barely detract from this handsome cover. The only recorded example: illustrated on the front cover of "Pitcairn Islands Postal Markings 1883-2005" by Cy Kitching (2012). Ex Vadheim, in a mixed lot! [The free mail privilege was terminated in May 1926. After that date New Zealand stamps were used and unstamped mail was taxed as appropriate. It is expected that this marking was introduced during a temporary shortage of NZ stamps]

Auction Category: PITCAIRN ISLANDS

Listed in: Pre Stamp , Ship Mail , Postage Dues , Postmarks - Instructional/Informative Markings , PITCAIRN ISLANDS

Estimate: AUD$ 2000.00T

Type: C Get Help on this Item

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Item was sold for: $2,900.00T