Circa 1946 8a purple on pink GVI postal stationery airmail envelope (H&G IFB2a) for military use in sending mail to and from soldiers. Inscribed 'C/o base air post depot KARACHI' at foot unused but with typed address 'Major E.J. Halsted Hanby R.E. MERRA G.H.Q. 2 M.E.F.' Likely to have been mailed through official channels.