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16 Apr 2022
10:59:06pm
Came across this Registered cover from Tahtiti to Tonga in odds and ends from my father's collection. Not an area I collect but thought it interesting. Image Not Found

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16 Apr 2022
11:32:31pm
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Airline,
An excellent cover, from 28/6/1939 by the look of it. Was it in your father's collection because he collected stamps/covers from one or both of these two islands or was it because he was a cover collector generally?

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17 Apr 2022
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an exquisite cover, Charlie; thanks for sharing it

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17 Apr 2022
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Charlie, I associate the registration mark (blue crayon cross) with GB. Was it also used in French territories? Or might it have been applied upon receipt rather than in sending?

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17 Apr 2022
10:54:18am
re: A long distance "Local" cover

That is a great cover!

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17 Apr 2022
11:50:04am
re: A long distance "Local" cover

My father started collecting in the mid 1920's and most of his early items were hinged to loose leaf pages. Like most of us he left and returned from collecting a few times. He was back in the game while convalescing 1945-46 at least and I assume that is when he found this cover. He got me involved in the late 50'sx He was not much a fill in the blanks collector of stamps or anything else for that matter. If he found something interesting or unique he gave it a home and hung on to it.
As to it's use, markings and history or how it found it's way to one of his albums I haven't a clue.

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17 Apr 2022
12:18:47pm
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" I associate the registration mark (blue crayon cross) with GB. Was it also used in French territories? Or might it have been applied upon receipt rather than in sending?"



David,

I checked my database of sold French registered covers, and I believe you are correct that the blue cross for registration is exclusively a British thing. The only French covers with the cross I found are all addressed to Britain, obviously applied in Britain.

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However, if one takes a look at the Tahiti cover, it does appear that the blue crayon is below the left hand stamp.

It may have been the Tahiti post office (or a British sender?) anticipating the needs of the Tonga post office.

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thanks for checking, Roy. I'd never seen it either, and I had always associated it with British covers. My eyes aren't good enough to see if the crayon is below the stamp; maybe Charlie can confirm.

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17 Apr 2022
12:56:41pm
re: A long distance "Local" cover

The crayon is under the 60c stamp on the right. All stamps have the same CDS. There is also a blue crayon cross on the reverse but on other markings.

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16 Apr 2022
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Came across this Registered cover from Tahtiti to Tonga in odds and ends from my father's collection. Not an area I collect but thought it interesting. Image Not Found

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re: A long distance "Local" cover

Airline,
An excellent cover, from 28/6/1939 by the look of it. Was it in your father's collection because he collected stamps/covers from one or both of these two islands or was it because he was a cover collector generally?

Regards ... Tim.

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re: A long distance "Local" cover

an exquisite cover, Charlie; thanks for sharing it

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re: A long distance "Local" cover

Charlie, I associate the registration mark (blue crayon cross) with GB. Was it also used in French territories? Or might it have been applied upon receipt rather than in sending?

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17 Apr 2022
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re: A long distance "Local" cover

That is a great cover!

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17 Apr 2022
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re: A long distance "Local" cover

My father started collecting in the mid 1920's and most of his early items were hinged to loose leaf pages. Like most of us he left and returned from collecting a few times. He was back in the game while convalescing 1945-46 at least and I assume that is when he found this cover. He got me involved in the late 50'sx He was not much a fill in the blanks collector of stamps or anything else for that matter. If he found something interesting or unique he gave it a home and hung on to it.
As to it's use, markings and history or how it found it's way to one of his albums I haven't a clue.

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17 Apr 2022
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re: A long distance "Local" cover

" I associate the registration mark (blue crayon cross) with GB. Was it also used in French territories? Or might it have been applied upon receipt rather than in sending?"



David,

I checked my database of sold French registered covers, and I believe you are correct that the blue cross for registration is exclusively a British thing. The only French covers with the cross I found are all addressed to Britain, obviously applied in Britain.

Image Not Found
Image Not Found

However, if one takes a look at the Tahiti cover, it does appear that the blue crayon is below the left hand stamp.

It may have been the Tahiti post office (or a British sender?) anticipating the needs of the Tonga post office.

Roy
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17 Apr 2022
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re: A long distance "Local" cover

thanks for checking, Roy. I'd never seen it either, and I had always associated it with British covers. My eyes aren't good enough to see if the crayon is below the stamp; maybe Charlie can confirm.

David

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17 Apr 2022
12:56:41pm

re: A long distance "Local" cover

The crayon is under the 60c stamp on the right. All stamps have the same CDS. There is also a blue crayon cross on the reverse but on other markings.

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