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Nairn Publicity Envelopes - Type 7

   

Nairn Transport Company LTD (1936 – approx. 1956)

In 1936 the „Nairn Eastern Transport Company Ltd“ was renamed to Nairn Transport Company Ltd. Norman Nairn had the idea to replace the old buses with new white Pullman buses, but the Supervisory Board of the Nairn Eastern Transport Company Ltd objected that idea. Therefore, Norman Nairn, with the help of British investors, bought additional shares of the Nairn Eastern Transport Company Ltd to bring the company under his control, which resulted in the change of name. Again, the renaming of the company was reflected in the advertising envelopes. There are two different types (Type 6 and 7), with Type 7 known in four different main formats whereas Type 7a is known with some small differences in size and two different type of back flap.


Type 7a: Damas(cus) to New York, 23 December 1937, franked with Syrian stamps.

Very recently, while scanning and measuring the few copies of type 7a in my collection, I noted that there are 2 different types of back flap, angled and rounded, as listed in the table at the end of the article.

 

Type 7a: The 2 different types of back flap

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Type 7a with Round Angled Back flap


Type 7a with Squared Angle Back flap


Type 7c: Large advertising envelope (Size approx. 254 x 178 mm), addressed to St. Louis, USA, franked with Syrian stamps, 20 March 1942, censored in Syria and Palestine, franked with Syrian stamps. This is the only known example of this type. Ex Collection Groten, current owner unknown.

 

Type 7d: Very large advertising envelope (Size approx. 290 x 225 mm), addressed to St. Louis, USA, franked with Syrian stamps, Postmark DAMAS, 31 December 1942, arrival Postmark St. Louis, 20 March 1945, transit time, most likely due to war time, over 2 years!!!!  This is the only known example of this type. Ex Collection Art Groten.

Please continue reading with Type 8 of the Nairn advertising envelopes