Cover from CARPATHOS island to RHODES with NINE PENCE+ONE SHILLING
overprinted M.E.F. stamps, cancelled CARPATHOS DODECANESE 27.12.46. arr.RODI
(Following the signing of Germany's surrender on 8 May 1945 in Symi, the British reached Rhodes the next day and established the BRITISH MILITARY ADMINISTRATION of DODECANESE (B.M.A.): New Post Office reopened in Karpathos (21/5), and after short intervals, followed other islands. British stamps overprinted "M.E.F." were transported from Cairo for the needs of the new Pos.
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