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British Solomon Islands to England
This is a simple,
registered cover sent
one of those places
aloft over the British Empire.
The three stamps are the 1p, 1½p, and 3p which form the
Coronation Issue from 1937 (Scott 64-66).
There are three single rim CDS with an indecipherable (to me, at least)
post office name and BRITISH SOLOMON IDS.
The registry label looks like GIZO in B. S. I. P. (British
Solomon Islands Protectorate).
Gizo Post Office was opened in 1907, suspended
in 1942 and
declared officially closed on 1 April 1946.
It reopened on 21 February 1949.*
is one of the Solomon Islands.
Not much else to say about this one.
* Thanks to Paul Barsdell for the notes on the Gizo Post Office.
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