Aerial Service completed Sydney

Ordinarily mail from PNG is routed via Australia for further world distribution. Transit point is Sydney. Because of the high cost of airmail, further transmission from Australia was often done with seamail (surface rate). Routing advice by the sender is normal.

 

On many pieces we find the additional endorsement

Aerial Service completed Sydney

Even though when these and the following impressions are not originating in PNG, they are nevertheless typical for mail coming from Papua New Guinea.

 

Insufficiently paid air mail was noticed in Sydney, endorsed with a rubber stamp, and forwarded by sea mail (surface rate).

 

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