The Goyns/Klinger type PM6 postmark
This postmark exists as two different types
 

1920-24






Ships in service
 
From 1920 to 1924 the ships serving the New Hebrides were "PACIFIQUE" for Messageries Maritimes and "MAKAMBO" for Burns Philp & Co. Ltd.

The Goyns/Klinger postmark PM6 can be found on many New Hebrides covers between 1 May 1924 and mid of January 1932.
On very few covers it can be found as a variety which is remarkably different: The difference can easily be seen with the naked eye:

These are the differences:
PM6 b has a comma after VILA and a wide gap to NELLES, PM6 a has a dot after VILA and a much smaller space. Especially PORT has narrower characters compared with PM6a. The upper writing is shorter and therefore the two dots at left & right are higher in PM6b. The double ring with the inscription of PM6b is tighter and the postmark is a bit smaller. The divider between POSTES and PORT is a dash in PM6a and a dot in PM6b.

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Here are the covers and dates with PM6 b know to me (as far as I can see on the scans):

This 18 AOÛT 24 is an interesting date: The "18" on the cover to the U.S. above is rather unclear and could as well be a "12" but at this date MAKAMBO was still at Norfolk Island and I don't think that covers were cancelled so early. So let's say it is a 18. BUT: besides this one there is another cover to Francewith PM6 from 18 AOÛT 24 which very clearly carries PM6a - date block not inverted.

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These dates of PM6 type b usage are known to me so far:

6 JUIN 24 -- 7 JUIN 24 -- 14 JUIN 24 -- 26 JUIN 24 -- 18 (?) AOÛT 24 (date block inverted) -- 19 AOÛT 24 (date block inverted).

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Here are some more found in 2017 & 2018

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