1944 NEDERLAND WEST INDIES – USA …NORWEGEN SHIPPING & TRADE MISSION.. [20580]

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1944 (Mar)The Norwegian Shipping and Trade Mission, 22 Kerkstraat, Curacao printed envelope by airmail to office’s at 80 Broad Street, New York., N.Y bearing 35c tied Willemstad cds & with open circular GEZIEN / CURACAO / CENSUUR & transparent EXAMINED BY /5955 tape applied New York & with on reverse violet broken bar with black dot (Mayo M 1. 1).
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These devices were to detirmine whether this was privileged mail or not, the bar & dot = Not privliged …Dot only = priviledgd mail …80 Broad Street was the New York office of The Norwegian Shipping and Trade Mission (Nortraship) that was established in London in April 1940 to administer the Norwegian merchant fleet outside German-controlled areas. It made a major contribution to the Allied war effort.

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