An Australian formular aerogramme (ACSC FA3) used in Nauru:
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How similar is yours to item #373069955410 on Ebay? If they are the same then the Ebay seller's claim to uniqueness is lost! I believe they are all printed by McCorquodale.
Perhaps a 6th example?
Best wishes,The Sierra Leone aerogram printing plate was modified by adding “AEROGRAMME” sometime in 1954, and these modified aerograms were apparently issued later that year. Queen Elizabeth II had already ascended the throne in June 1953, so this modified aerogram was printed while the new definitive QE II aerogram, H&G FG5, was still being prepared. The new indicium was not ready when a new type of Tablet was devised, so it too was issued with the KGVI indicium, awaiting the QEII issue. H&G4 and 4a likely were sold for only a very short time. The unmodified plate, H&G FG4, is scarce, as it too had a short life before the plate was modified, but it’s not the rarity of FG4a
From what I can see, it seems there is no correspondence between the cancel of the 4 d stamp and the letter. Also, there are two different cancels on the letteragondocz wrote: ↑13 Jun 2020 09:33Hi,
My thanks to WASC_Ray for his comments. They are helpful!
An air mail letter card from Australia:
A 4d Koala and a 3d brown KGVI paid the 7d airmail letter rate from Melbourne to England and was postmarked on 4 DE 45. The addition of a "NAVAL ISSUE." overprint(?) is a first for me.
Apparently this air mail letter card was mailed before the term "Airletter" was used.
This air letter card is actually Indian, printed in my city Kolkata.
From the article "Burma / 1955 Provisional Aerogramme" by Dr. S. Chowdhury, Postal Stationery, March-April 1972, p. 49.Postage rates by airmail for covers to foreign countries were much higher than the rate for air letters, and for this reason, the supply of the old air letter sheets was soon exhausted. It was decided to use the abundant supply of the 1953 Island Letter Sheets as aerogrammes. These inland letter sheets of 15 pyas, showing a Hintba bird, printed in green, were overprinted in violet with a two-lined rubber stamp, reading AIR LETTER / AERO-GRAMME, in the space on the left of the printed stamp design. The large 1954 Sixth Buddhist Council 35 pyas olive brown stamp was affixed on the upper left hand corner, covering up the words, "Inland Letter" in English and Burmese, but the words, "No enclosure allowed" were not covered up. These overprinted aerogrammes were sold from Rangoon GPO only for a short time, and strict instructions were issued to the officials to sell the sheets only in this way. Inland letter sheets prepared in other ways or affixed with other stamps were not authorized; and when posted, did not usually reach their destinations.
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