Fiji to Finland 1915

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Fiji to Finland 1915

Postby IversenJ » Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:49 pm

I collect Russian Censorship in Finland 1914 to 1918, and have found this cover traveling from Fiji to Finland in 1915/1916 for my collection. My assumption is that the cover travelled in a bag from Fiji to UK as there are no transit postmarks, but a one line PASSED BY CENSOR (size 7 x 71mm), and that the censormark is British, could someone confirm this?

On front;
Postmark on stamps P. O. Lautoka 9 NOV 15 (second largest city on Fiji)
Cover is trimmed ca 5mm on left side, cutting of 'via' in front of USA
Destination Helsinki Finland

On back:
Postmark: P. O. SUVA 13 NOV 15 (capital of Fiji)
One line censor mark: PASSED BY CENSOR (from UK?)
Postmarks: Helsinki 16.I.16 11e and Helsinki 17.I.16 7e
Helsinki censor stamp 10, mark 34, partly under censor tape no 1 (Russian censorship in Finland)
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