TONGA 1962 SGO11/a Cover variety OFFICIAI for OFFICIAL
Stock Code: P189017821
1962 (21 FE) printed O.H.M.S. registered airmail cover from Nuku'alofa to USA, franked by 1962 "Emancipation" 2d ultramarine, type O3 opt, vertical pair, tied by fine strike of despatch cds, with violet registration and "ON POSTAL SERVICE" handstamps at left. Backstamped at San Francisco (25/26 FEB). Plated as R3-4/2 of the 5x6 setting, with the lower stamp showing variety "OFFICIAI" for "OFFICIAL". Typical minor envelope blemishes, still a fine and very scarce usage. Only 2400 (=40 sheets) issued.
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