Tahiti 1930

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The United States postal authorities are more informative, as the salvaged mails which were destined for that country received the above mark, handstruck in the magenta colour which is characteristic of the U.S. Post Office.

Two covers were so marked. The first is a foolscap envelope addressed to Cleveland, Ohio, which reached its destination on 9th September, 1930. The New Zealand date stamp was washed away with the adhesives.

The other was addressed to New York, and the New Zealand date stamp was similarly washed away with the adhesive. There is enough left however to determine that it was posted in Wellington. There is a San Francisco transit mark on the back of SEP 1 1930, and it is probable that the wreck cachet was also struck there, as the colour of the ink is identical.