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Cover Type: Foreign (other)
Entered by: frajola
Added on:Sep 18, 23
Edited on:Feb 6, 24
 
Postmark: 1896
Origin: Dorking, UNITED KINGDOM
Destination: Suva, FIJI
 
Description:

[Royal Navy Survey ship HMS Penguin] pair of 1896 covers from England to Suva, Fiji, single and double rated, one endorsed via America, the other endorsed via Vancouver, both addresssed to Captain Mostyn Field who was in charge of the Royal Naval Survey ship HMS Penguin, the double rate cover with clear GPO Suva, Fiji, the other with a faint Suva arrival, covers edge soiled, fine uses, ex Booth

The Penguin under the command of Captain Field delivered the "Funafuti Coral Reef Boring Expedition of the Royal Society" to Funafuti in the Ellice Islands, arriving on 21 May 1896 and returned to Sydney on 22 August 1896.

Owner's ID: 1120
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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