TONGA 1962 SGO11, 12/b Cover 5d block variety MAII for MAIL
Stock Code: P189017862
1962 (12 FE) printed O.H.M.S. airmail cover to England, franked at 2s4d by 1962 "Emancipation" 2d ultramarine (2x vertical pairs) and 5d violet (block of 4), type O3 opt, cancelled by four strikes of "NUKUALOFA / TONGA" despatch cds. The 5d block showing variety "MAII" for "MAIL" on lower right stamp (R2/5 of the 5x6 setting, upper half of sheet only). The envelope with vertical fold (away from stamps) still a fine and very scarce usage. Only 2400 (= 40 sheets) of each value issued.
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