1942 TONGA – USA…WW2 CENSORED & TAXED TIN CAN MAIL… [19159]

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1942 (May 28) Plain envelope to San Antonio TX bearing 2d & ½d tied large violet Blechdosenpost /Niuafoou Tonga Sussee hand stamp & weak ??/Tonga cds & with black on brown Opened By Censor label with manuscript WW/2 inserted (CCSG L 1b) + violet framed Passed /By /Censor /2 (CCSG H 2) with on reverse plethora of Tin Can mail cachets + Nukualofa (24 Jul) transit cds + on face binocular New York / Due /4 /Cents hand stamp + pair US 2c Postage Dues tied oval dateless San Antonio/Tex cancel + violet unframed Aug 23, 1942 arrival hand stamp………..Tonga a group of 176 mostly volcanic islands with Niuafoou being the furthest north of the whole group at 574 km North of Tongatapu & 337 km West of Vava’u with a small population plus with the CCSG as at 2008 recording only 3 examples of L 1b censor label plus a solitary H 2 hand stamp dated 4 Aug 42 which this predates making this a very scarce item

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