Today in Postal History

Japan to South Africa
June 22, 1937

This cover was mailed from Kobe.

It was franked with a 1926 2s green, a 1924 3s rose, a 1930 20s brown violet,
and a horizontal pair of 1924 1Y yellow green and maroon (Scott 194, 131b, 176, and 145a).
The total rate was 2 Y 25s.

There are two strikes of a Kobe foreign mail CDS.

The sender used a red script notation after the Par Avion airmail etiquette
to request air service "from Singapore" to the destination in Cape Town.
There is also a boxed handstamp indicating PAR AVION | DE SINGAPORE.

There are no more postal markings on the front.


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