Gilbert & Ellice Islands

Ref: A3622
  • £325.00

1941 censored picture post card to the U.S.A. with a 1½d cancelled by the scarce single ring POST OFFICE CAENTON ISLAND 19 NOV 41. The card has a blue triple ring PASSED BY CENSOR handstamp and a Lunenburg FEB 12 1942 arrival cancel. This censor cachet appears to be very uncommon and possibly only used on Canton Island. The Post Office on Canton Island only opened in late 1941 and this cancel is one of the earliest recorded.