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First Day Cover - 75th Anniversary of the Universal Postal Union, 3 1/2 Pence, Australia, 1949 Philately Reg. No: PH 5980

First day cover, for 3 1/2 Pence (3 1/2d) 75th Anniversary of the Universal Postal Union. The Universal Postal Union (UPU) was inaugurated in 1874. Before this time, transporting mail across international frontiers was subject to a cumbersome system of treaties. Since 1874, the UPU has played a role in standardizing all aspects of international mail.
Cream-coloured envelope. On the upper left half of envelope, printed 1874 1949. Underneath that, depiction of Globe with aircraft, trucks and train, and under that printed Commemorating the 75 Anniversary of the Universal Postal Union, First Day Cover, 10th October, 1949. Postmarked MELBOURNE, VIC, AUST. 10OC49. Stamp depicts postman on horseback and aircraft.
Discipline: Philately
Dimensions: 88 mm (Height), 145 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: postal services communications, universal postal union 75th anniversary 1949
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: PHILATELIC COVERS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: first day covers
Issue: Universal Postal Union
Issue Date: 10/10/1949
Denomination: 3 1/2 Pence
Inscriptions: Typed address Master P. Dunlop, Dunlop Ave., KEW.
Colour: blue
Issued By: Australia, 1949
Postmarked: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 10 Oct 1949
Organisation Named: Universal Postal Union (UPU), 1949
References: British Library Philatelic Collections Newsletter Spring 2011 Issue 18

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