Montag, 16. März 2020

Rare used Lloyd Triestino Aerogramme


Rare used Lloyd Triestino private Aerogramme.
The stamp was removed or has fallen off.

 The approved for acceptance date as Aerogramme is unknown

Printed by Marchant & Co., Broadway, N.S.W

N. Cornish 9.6a

Dienstag, 25. Februar 2020

Unbekanntes SPECIMEn Aerogramm


Das Aerogramm mit dem violetten SPECIMEN-Aufdruck wurde von der Australischen Post nicht verkauft. Im BrusdenWhite wird nur ein SPECIMEN-Aufdruck in lila, aber diagonal invertiert erwähnt. Stein und Roggenkämper, kennen das Aerogramm nicht.
(Zusätzlich existieren 3 rote UPU Überdrucke in privater Hand, ebenfalls BW)
Es gibt jedoch eine kleine Anzahl dieser violetten Exemplar-Aerogramme in den Händen von Sammlern, aber niemand weiß, wie viele und wie sie entstanden sind.

"Die Vermutung ist, dass eine Reihe der 10d-Ausgabe mit der OHMS-Version dieses für den offiziellen Gebrauch hergestellten Aerogramms vermischt wurde. Dieses Aerogramm wurde am 1. August 1960 herausgegeben und den Sammlern zu je 6d verkauft.

www.sammlerring-australia

Montag, 18. März 2019

UK: Air Letter Posted from South Africa


UK 6d air letter posted in Cape Town, South Africa, in July 1950. South African circular “T 4d” tax handstamp. Not complying with UPU rules this air letter was (i) taxed (less than) single deficiency only (4d UPU letter rate) and (ii) the amount due was not endorsed in UPU centimes. It even did not match the required postage due.

The air letter was diverted to surface mail, as the “By Air Mail” routing instruction was voided with red pencil. The UPU letter rate in July 1950 was 4½d. Hence, two times this amount should have been marked postage due.


The correct amount in UPU centimes would have been 90 UPU centimes because 1d = 10 UPU centimes at the time of posting. However, in the US (which had 3 UPU ctms = 1 cent) a postage due of only 10 cent was charged to the addressee. 


Most likely, the UDS postal authorities did not recognize that the UK air letter was posted from South Africa and was marked postage due there. They mistook the taxation mark as a British one. The conversion rate between British currency and UPU centimes was 1d = 7 UPU centimes, yielding 4d = 28 UPU ctms, which was than converted into US cents at 3 UPU ctms = 1 cent (after rounding up).

Donnerstag, 21. Februar 2019

Austria: Early Air Letter Form Franked at Full Air Mail Letter Rate


Air letter form (most likely of US origin) sent from Vienna (15. III. 48) to New York, US.
 

Franked at 2.20 S (air mail letter rate), which is 1 S UPU letter rate plus 1.20 S air mail surcharge (5 g of weight).
 

Foreign air letter forms used in Austria that early are quite uncommon.

Samstag, 16. Februar 2019

Solomon Islands: Offical Use of Aerogramme Form


Aerogramme “Form approved by Postmaster General / Hong Kong No. 38” used as an official aerogramme form. Handstamped “Ministry of Agriculture and Lands” and postmarked  POSTAGE PAID (26 JA 77).
 

Sent to the US.

Montag, 11. Februar 2019

French Polynesia: Late Usage of 1991 Aerogramme


#9, issued in 1991, uprated with a 14F stamp to meet the 90F aerogramme rate at the time of posting (11. 3. 1997).

Mittwoch, 6. Februar 2019

Australia: Registered Aerogramme


Aerogramme (Stein #A-7) sent registered to Italy in 1958. Total postage paid: 2s1d, which is 10d aerogramme rate plus 1s3d registration fee.