Ref: 12005
  • £575.00

1916 On His Majesty's Service censored envelope from the Chinese Commissioner addressto York. Franked 1d & 1/2d overprinted New Zealand adhesives tied 'APIA' c.d.s. Boxed 'PASSED BY CENSOR 2 G.R.I. SAMOA' Triple oval 'BRITISH MILITARY OCCUPATION SAMOA / CHINESE DEPT / OCT 19 1916' struck in violet a further strike on the reverese, together with the straight line 'CHINESE COMMISSIONER' The Chinese Department was set up to oversea the Chinese rubber plantation workers.