The French 10c.or stamp tied by PM11B.
On front an unusual blue handstamp of a V in a 10 mm circle found occasionally on unopened mail.
The 4th military district was the State of South Australia, with Adelaide as the site of the District's
Civilian Censor Station. The handstamp is seen used during 1939 to 1941 and may have been
used to indicate that the mail had been seen but not opened by the censor. (J.C Smith : Civil Censorship in Australia and Depandencies 1939 to 1945) ("SeSi" coll.)
10 September 1941
The British 10c stamp prepays the 10c Colonial rate per ½ oz. to Australia.
The letter - flap endorsed "RAAF / New Hebrides" - is uncensored. It would appear
that RAAF ground-stuff members prepared facilities in the New Hebrides for handling
Allied aircraft - possibly in 1940 - 41 but definitely in 1941. (Mele coll.)
between 1943 & 44 (new 4/2020)
Cover addressed to England by the British Resident Commissioner
R(ichard) D(enis) Blandy with a 1938 10gc stamp tied by PCH type 216 dumb cancel
( this 10 barred canceller was probably used on Australian naval ships based in Queensland
during WWII ).
The bilingual Passed by censor handstamp and two small circular 1 handstamps applied
on front .No date on front or reverse.
The First Military District was the State of Queensland. The Civilian Censor Station was
located in Brisbane and opened on 3 september 1939.
The handstamp struck in violet ink circle (8 mm dia.) containing the number 1 (with 4 mm
high) used to indicate the cover had been seen but not opened by the censor.
Known 8 APR 1943 to 19 FEB 1945. (J.C Smith : Civil Censorship in Australia and
Dependencies 1939 to 1945).
Bilingual : 12 JUN 1940 to 11 AUG 1945
Circle with 1 : 8 APR 1943 to 19 FEB 1945. So the cover was posted in 43/44. ("SeSi" coll.)
6 October 1944
US 6c. monoplane air envelope send and censored by a member of the New Zealand Air Force
in the NH (APO 361).
NZAPO B cachet 6 OC 44 and US Navy machine cancel OCT 8 1944 (Jersey type 31).
RNZAF censor handstamp in violet. ("SeSi" coll.)
6 October 1944
20 October 1944
Censored letter from a member of the New Zealand
Air Force in the New Hebrides.
An APO 361 return address is given on the back. Cover has a
sign of the "National Patriotic Fund Board New Zealand" printed on left top. (Treadwell coll.)
28 August 1945
N.Z.A.P.O. letter from a member of the New Zealand
Air Force in the New Hebrides. An APO 361 return address is given on the back. (unknown coll.)