PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Covers from N.W.Pacific Islands, New Guinea and Papua may be found (when available) at the end of this category.
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Apparently no message inside so must be a philatelic use ... never mind, it's travelled the miles and any used examples of the first PNG air letter are hard to find, especially in such a nice condition as this.
Fine condition - 'mark' on LR bottom edge is printing inside the air letter.
The stamp has a small tear in the UL corner however the overall appearance is excellent, the usage (or similar) not often seen.
A couple of short tears in top edge and there is a small tape stain on the flap however the appearance from the "money side" is still excellent. Unusual but "correct" franking!
Two small commercial covers to Goroka with 5d franking in excellent condition - 5d on 4d surcharge and 5d Cacao. Both covers have been reduced a tiny amount at one end when opened. Inland covers from this period are hard to find as most stamps were ripped from the envelopes and placed in the "Mission Box" at the local church or suchlike.
Flap missing - very fine appearance. This franking is very hard to find on commercial cover - with flap or without!!
Fine condition with the 7c 4th S.P. Games franking not at all easy to fine "on cover".
Two clear fully-framed cds impressions. FIne condition.
Excellent clean condition. A little scarcer than most of the British Commonwealth covers carried on this flight.
Tiny part of flap missing o/wise condition is excellent. Local commercial covers from the 1950s are surprisingly scarce.
Some blemishes as per scan but rarely seen and quite exhibitable (this item actually came from a Gold Medal winning exhibit of postal stationery from Australian Territories !)
Excellent to fine condition.