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Reference: PNCC 1/36/6 : 2 : 1

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Record: Ceremonial Envelope posted to Prime Minister J G ward on opening of Palmerston North Post Office, 1906

Ceremonial Envelope posted to Prime Minister J G ward on opening of Palmerston North Post Office, 1906


Start Date:1906
End Date:1906
Creating Agency:Palmerston North City Council, Town Clerk’s Department
Series:Illuminated addresses and letters presented by the Palmerston North Borough Council
Format:Artifact
Copies:1
Access:Restricted
Access Details:See Archivist - Fragile
Location of Holdings:Ian Matheson City Archives

Ceremonial envelope mailed to Prime Minister Sir J G Ward, KCMG, on the opening of the New Post Office in Palmerston North on 5th February 1906.

Envelope is handcrafted from two different sheets of paper and all text is in handwritten calligraphy. Includes 4 x One Penny stamps with postmark stamps bearing the date of 5th February 1906.

Envelope states:  "The Penny Postage Stamps hereto affixed are meant to indicate that the inauguration of this System was mainly due to your efforts. Sir J. G. ward, K.C.M.G., Postmaster General Palmerston North. Posted on the occasion of the opening of the New Post Office at Palmerston North on the 5th Feby 1906 by M. Cohen Mayor oon behalf of the citizens."

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Ceremonial Envelope posted to Prime Minister J G ward on opening of Palmerston North Post Office, 1906


Series No:PNCC 1/36/6
Box No:2
Item No:1
Condition:

Good overall condition. Moderate separation of upper and lower layers on bottom right corner. Slight yellowing from age. Bubbling all over front from hand making. Hand-written ink is in nearly new condition. Accretions from wear on reverse.

Treatment:

Wrapped in acid-free tissue.