1918 AUSTRALIA – USA…WW1 CENSORED to HOLLYWOOD.. [20973]

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1918 (May 28) Plain envelope to Mr. W. Reid, c/o Paramount Pictures Corporation, Fifth Ave., New York & forwarded to 120 Vine St., Hollywood, Calif. Bearing scarcer 2½d Roo tied smudged Adelaide but clear Help to Win the War / Buy War Savings Certificates / Eligibles Enlist patriotic slogan date stamp & with violet oval PASSED BY / 4TH .D. / CENSOR hand stamp & on reverse New York (12 Jun) transit datestamp… Nice single use of 2½d Roo to one of the great early movie stars Wallace Reid (1891 – 1923) who suffered injury in a Train crash was prescribed Morphine & died aged 31 years from complications of the medication…A great cover with good a story see:- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallace_Reid#Career

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