Q98 November, 2011   member 230   Small Army Post stamps

The date of issue is December 16, 1939. Has anyone seen a legitimate first day cover? The one illustrated in Hobbs (page 73) has both stamps on a cover posted in the Cairo civil post office, not a military post office. The address is incomplete as it reads only Victoria which could be in Australia or Canada among other places. Other covers to the same person at the street address were addressed to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He viewed this item with suspicion.

Also, what is the earliest known cover with the 10 millièmes? I have not seen any with a December 1939 postmark. The earliest I have is postmarked at M.P.O. E.605 8 JA 40.

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