St. Lucia

Ref: A3717
  • £175.00

1944 censored cover sent airmail to the U.S.A. with a 1d, 6d and 1/-, correctly paying the 1/7d airmail rate to a non-Commonwealth country, the stamps cancelled CASTRIES 7 SP 44. The cover was originally censored by a crown shield ‘Passed by Censor N0. 11622’ and signed at the lower left corner by examiner A. Dellowell (?). This is the only recorded use of this censor number in St. Lucia. It was then opened by the civil censorship authorities and resealed with Type CL8 tape with the censor number ‘TT/ 5’ written in manuscript. A rare cover.