WW2 Japan Consulate Wellington NZ Censored Cover Services Diplomatic Mail 1941
Exceptional - Exhibition Cover
Stationary envelope for the Japanese Consulate General Wellington - New Zealand. Use cancelled machine WELLINGTON 3 NOV 1941 datesamp on 2d (surface rate) to London.
To reverse official paper seal SERVICES DIMPLOMATIQUES ET CONSULAIRES JAPON. Shows the violet cachet (crown) PASSED S.11 (special censorship) by the UK Censor on arrival.
(No indication this was opened by the censor. If this travelled by sea, it would have arrived around the time Japan declared war, following the attack on Pearl Harbour).
Condition as shown - Some minor edge creasing opened at the base.
ID JP 19498