1942 NEW ZEALAND – SOUTH AFRICA…WW2 AERIAL SERVICE COMPLETED SYDNEY.. [20962]

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1942 (Mar 19) Plain envelope registered airmail to Sydney then sea to Elim Hospital South Africa bearing British Monarchs 1½d, Signing Treaty of Waitangi Pair 2½d, Arrival of Maori’s ½d & Maori carved House 2d making 9d rate all tied Auckland cds & with matching Registration label 1776. Double censored with N.Z. label tied violet PASSED BY CENSOR N.Z /21 overlaid by red on white OPENED BY CENSOR 2 Dot on opposing sides label tied unframed PASSED BY CENSOR / S. 326 & scarcer black framed AERIAL SERVICE / COMPLETED SYDNEY handstamps & on reverse GPO Sydney R.S. (24 Mar), GPO Sydney Air (25 Mar) transit & Elim Hospital (1 June) arrival cds …This fairly long transit time of 73 days results from scarce 9d rate that allowed for airmail to Australia thence sea mail to destination & is uncommon

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