TONGA 3 x 1960s Air Govt covers to UK, diff frankings inc 9s FOIL $A40

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TONGA 3 x 1960s Air Govt covers to UK, with different frankings inc 9s FOIL! - $A50

RARE trio – all with the expensive raised print ‘Verco’ Government crest on the flaps.

Two are marked as ‘Airmail’ and are franked with the correct 23s and 38s – of which stamps were also issued in those denominations. The other is not marked Air and was sent for the cheap surface rate, and is franked with the 9s Aluminium Foil COIN or ‘DRINK COASTER’ stamps – almost NEVER seen postally used.

I seldom in 45 years of dealing owned commercially used Tonga covers from this era. :!: :!: :!:

Mailed from Nuku'alofa, next to the Royal Palace. The Tongan Royal Family always spent absolutely obscene sums on Royal Dress and forming Regalia ordering them from England and this might have related to such an order for very long reigning King Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV, son of Queen Salote. These Ermine fur Robes cost £100,000s each etc. In a tiny country where workers got paid a dollar an hour etc.

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Gieves Ltd, London

Royally appointed and originally established in 1785 trading as 'Gieve Matthews Seagrove Ltd', Gieves has a rich history as outfitters to the British Royal Navy. Following the World War I, the company changed it's name to Gieves Ltd trading from 21 Old Bond Street, London.

The shop was bombed during the blitz in 1940 destroying many historical records. However, ledgers have since been recovered recording many famous patrons for the period 1920-60; Charlie Chaplin, J.P.Morgan, Sir Oswald Mosley, Grand Duke Dimitri (who aided in the murder of Rasputin), David Niven, Laurence Olivier and Winston Churchill to name but a few.

Gieves Ltd acquired the equally reputable and highly regarded British Army outfitters Hawkes & Co. (established in 1771) in 1974 to become Gieves and Hawkes, still trading today from No.1 Saville Row, London



$A50 plus $3 Global Post


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