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 PM6 a. The upper writing is shorter and therefore the two dots at left & right are higher in PM6 b. The double ring with the inscription of PM6 b is tighter and the postmark is a bit smaller. The divider between POSTES and PORT is a dash in PM6 a and a dot in PM6 b.

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Here are the covers and dates with PM6a know to me (as far as I can see on the scans):

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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, 19 AOÛT 24 (date block inverted). You can read more here.

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