Ref: 9458
  • £150.00

1942 censored airmail envelope to Wau redirected to Port Moresby franked 2 1/2d & 3d adhesives tied 'BRISBANE' machine d/s '13 FEB 1942' Red manuscript 'Unable to trace P.M. Return to sender on back' Finger type 'Return to Sender' and two line 'NOT TRANSMISSBLE/SERVICE SUSPENDED' On the reverse 'DEAD LETTER OFFICE BRISBANE' date illegible and 'FIELD P.O. 0139' c.d.s. '1 JE 42' New Guinea was invaded by the Japanese on 23rd January 1942