New Zealand



Catalog: Drummond OS11

Date issued: Unknown, EKU July 27, 1928

Printing: Blue

Perforation: 10 horizontally

Inscription: "DOMINION OF NEW ZEALAND / OFFICIALLY SEALED / This article was ... at ... / and this label was attached to secure it. / By ..., Post Officer." with crown over "POST OFFICE" in upper corners in fancy rectangular frame

Control Number: "Mail 76." at lower left

Description: 1936 airmail cover from Belfast, Ireland to Wellington, New Zealand repaired using two halfs of another long officially sealed label of New Zealand. Left 1/2 of seal tied to reverse with magenta oval Sep 21, 1936 datestamp.








Catalog: Drummond OS16

Date issued: 1959, EKU July 16, 1962

Printing: Blue

Perforation: 10 horizontally

Inscription: "NEW ZEALAND POST OFFICE / OFFICIALLY SEALED / This article was ... at ... / and this label was attached to secure it. 1. ... 2. ... / (Initials of Two Post Officers)" in plain double line rectangular frame

Control Number: "Mail--76" at bottom left corner

Description: 1963 multi-forwarded cover from Sydney, New South Wales reclosed at top with a red and blue airmail label overlapped with a later type New Zealand officially sealed label. Violet boxed "P & O - ORIENT LINES / OF AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD. / RECEIVED / 11 SEP 1963 / SYDNEY" on reverse. Letter was ultimately unclaimed and returned to sender.

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