23 Sep 1938 Empire Airmail Scheme cover from Newport, Wales to Vila, New
As the cover was not claimed, it was handstamped 'RETOUR A L'ENVOYEUR" and
returned to Wales.
A. Phillips was a stamp dealer and airmail specialist. Before and after
WWII, he sent "please return" covers all over the world by every new
postal service that started out of the UK, and also sent covers for every
possible date, days of issue, last days of issue, etc.
He wrote "The British Inland Airmail, April 1933-April 1935," and many of the
inland airmail covers are addressed to him.
His second initial is A also.
I have found very little incoming mail to the New Hebrides, so am using this
cover to take you there.
See also New Caledonia on your travels.