Stock Code: P178010566

1957 (12 DE) incoming airmail cover from New Zealand to Vella Lavella, franked by NZ 1953-59 ½d slate-black (pair) and 1955-59 2d bluish-green, tied by two despatch cds. Redirected on arrival to Sohano, New Guinea, with S/L "31 DEC 1957" datestamp and large "BARAKOMA" H/S applied as transit marks, both tieing the 2d adhesive. Backstamped at Rabaul (31 DE). A very fine and rare usage of the large straight line H/S, with no other comparable usages known to us.


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