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  • Mr J M
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    This handstamp is not in Roger Lee’s chapter 14 for “Non-Postal Handstamps Applied to Mail” but should be fairly common. Anyone with information please reply.

  • Mr J K N
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    I think it is a private collector’s handstamp.

    • Mr J M
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      It is a genuine handstamp on a 1933 OHMS cover from Samarai to Sydney. The Collector or Sub-Collector of Customs may also have been the Postmaster, especially at Daru. They were multi-tasked in those early days. Lee had to list the similar H.M. Customs Daru BNG handstamp because it was used to cancel some Queensland stamps. Please see attachments.

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