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pbailey
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Does anyone know the background to this marking which I have on a 1942 "Roger Wells" cover from Waiyevo to England? Where was the District Postal Censor located and were there more than one in Fiji, if so are there other variations of this cancel? Why wasn't it censored in the normal way? I would appreciate any comments.
2014-06-06 14:44
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jray
Posts: 74
I do not believe that the "District Postal censor" mark was used in Fiji; I understand that it is an American mark applied in transit, on arrival in the USA. I'm not sure where exactly - possibly San Francisco? See attached, which has no transit markings.
2014-07-11 08:58
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pbailey
Posts: 12
Thanks for your reply. It would make sense that this is a mark applied in the USA as my cover is backstamped New York. Mystery solved!
2014-07-12 09:11
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jray
Posts: 74
I should have said, of course, that the envelope was opened and re-sealed with a label in Fiji and the oval "passed by censor 3" mark was applied in Fiji.

Cheers,
John
2014-07-14 18:23
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