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Ship mail

Under Ship Mail we refer to postal mailings that have been transported fully or in part by mail ships. 

Until 1958 ship letters in Papua and New Guinea are identified only by the fact that they may carry a ship's cachet

Specific Paquebot markings for ship's mail were introduced to Papua and New Guinea in 1958 (19th September). In the early years franking on ship's mail was cancelled with the date stamp and the Paquebot stamp next to it.


Not until 1st December 1962 was mail cancelled in the usual internationally accepted way: Paquebot marking on the postage stamps, date stamp besides the stamps.


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