Mauritius

Ref: G4655
  • £195.00

1939 underpaid and censored cover to the USA with a 2c and pair 5c cancelled GRAND RIVIER 30 AU 39. The cover has been taxed with a triangular ‘T’ tax mark and a blue crayon 1/20. Although war was not declared until 3rd September, the cover has been censored. OPENED BY CENSOR / MAURITIUS No. 000004 tape has been affixed at the left. Early censor labels were numbered sequentially so this would have been the 4th letter to have been censored. An oval ‘PASSED BY CENSOR MAURITIUS h/s ties the tape. A General Post Office Mauritius AU 31 transit cancel is on the back. An extremely fine, early and rare censor.