French Colonies. (Oceania). Envelope headed 'Comppanie Francaise/ Des Phosphrates de L' Oceanie/ Papeete. Tahiti' addressed to France bearing Oceanie Yvert 15, 10c rose cancelled by hand-struck 'Makatea', routed via Papeete with Papeete transit '7th Sept' and Dordogne arrival on reverse '24th Oct 10'.
Scarce item of early mail from this small atoll in the Tuamotu Archipelago.
A small steamship belonging to the "Compagnie Francaise des Phoshates en Oceanie" made the weekly connection from Makatea, the Phosphate island to Tahiti.