New Zealand



Catalog: Drummond OSD2a

Date issued: 1944, EKU February 11, 1946

Printing: Black

Perforation: Imperforate

Inscription: "RETURN TO ADDRESS ON OTHER SIDE / DEAD LETTER OFFICE, N.Z. / For the reason stated thereon / this article is returned to the / sender."

Control Number: "15666-44]" at upper right corner, "H.O. 333." at lower right corner

Description: 1945 official cover from New Zealand to Mocha, Yemen with a New Zealand Dead Letter Office label applied. Violet Arabic script states that the addressee was not found and therefore the letter was returned to sender. Label tied on front by Te Aro, New Zealand August 23, 1946 datestamp. Wellington Returned Letter Office cancel dated April 30, 1946 on reverse.







Catalog: Drummond OS18t

Date issued: Unknown, EKU September 24, 1965

Printing: Red on white 1" wide tape

Perforation: Imperforate

Inscription: "OFFICIALLY SEALED - NEW ZEALAND POST OFFICE" repeated in two rows

Control Number: None

Description: 1966 registered air mail cover from Surfers Paradise, Queensland to Hamilton, New Zealand repaired on reverse with New Zealand Post Office tape.




Catalog: Drummond OS11

Date issued: Unknown, EKU July 27, 1928

Printing: Blue

Perforation: 10 horizontally

Inscription: "POST AND TELEGRAPH DEPARTMENT / NEW ZEALAND." in circle with coat of arms in center

Control Number: "Mail 76" in lower left corner

Description: 1938 cover from Dundee, Scotland to Auckland, New Zealand salvaged from wreck of the flying boat "Calpurnia", which was enroute from England to Singapore and crashed in Lake Ramadi, Iraq. Envelope was repaired with a black Post and Telegraph seal and a blue offical seal and of New Zealand.

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