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airmail flight cover: Transpacific Air Mail, Suva, Fiji - Sydney route

Date:11/9/1941
Maker:Pan American Airways, Inc.
Medium:ink on paper
Dimensions:3 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches (8.9 x 16.5 cm)
Accession Number:1994.18.174
Collection:Aviation Archive
Category:Philately
Subcategory:Airmail Flight Cover
Description
Cachet: F19L; Violet stamp with profile of person’s head, ”First Transpacific Air Mail / Suva, Fiji to Auckland, N. Z.” Postage Stamp: Three green and red Fiji 2 d. (penny) stamps, one grey Fiji 1/- (shilling) stamp. Postmarks: Three cancellations, Suva, Fiji, November 9, 1941, 4 p.m. Backstamps: Sydney, N.S.W Aust., November 12, 1941 with text “Air Mail Section G. P. O.” Envelope: White with blue and red borders, interior blue with white text (air mail, par avion) visible.
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