GILBERT & ELLICE IS 1912 SG9, 12 Cover

Stock Code: P189014911

1912 (Nov) "Reinhard" cover (Burns Philp Line flag logo on flap) to Switzerland, endorsed "Schiffspost", correctly franked at 2½d by 1911 "Pandanus Pine" 1d red x2 and 1912-24 KGV ½d green, tied by individual fine to very fine strikes of large violet "POSTAL DEPARTMENT" undated cancel. Backstamped at Butaritari (28 NOV), Sydney (14 DE) and Bern (17.1.13) Trivial cover blemish, still fine and very scarce. [N.B. It is believed the undated "POSTAL DEPARTMENT" cancellation was only used in Beru, Butaritari, Funafuti, Ocean Island and Tarawa.]


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