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[19657]  BURMA - TURKEY…WW1 TURKISH POW…  WW1 Prisoners of War, No Stamp Required printed envelope to Constantinople addressed in Turkish & with parial faint violet circular Censorship Stamp /Passed by Commandant /date /Signature or Initials /Camp Thayetmyo /Burma hand stamp (Davis type 54)
[19657]  BURMA - TURKEY…WW1 TURKISH POW…  WW1 Prisoners of War, No Stamp Required printed envelope to Constantinople addressed in Turkish & with parial faint violet circular Censorship Stamp /Passed by Commandant /date /Signature or Initials /Camp Thayetmyo /Burma hand stamp (Davis type 54)
[19657] BURMA - TURKEY…WW1 TURKISH POW… WW1 Prisoners of War, No Stamp Required printed envelope to Constantinople addressed in Turkish & with parial faint violet circular Censorship Stamp /Passed by Commandant /date /Signature or Initials /Camp Thayetmyo /Burma hand stamp (Davis type 54) & with black framed vernaclar Turkish censor & Constantinople arrival cds & with on reverse violet A within circle ......................................................... Any mail from or too WW1 Turkish POW's in Burma are very difficult and during my long career in postal history I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of items that I've handled.
US$650
[19265]  NED. EAST INDIES - BURMA…WW1 CENSORED to NAM TU…..  1914 (Nov 30)
[19265]  NED. EAST INDIES - BURMA…WW1 CENSORED to NAM TU…..  1914 (Nov 30)
[19265] NED. EAST INDIES - BURMA…WW1 CENSORED to NAM TU….. 1914 (Nov 30) Postcard entitled "River van Menado to Burma Mines Ltd., Nam Tu, Northern Shan States bearing on picture side 5c tied Totok cds with alongside Rangoon R.M.S. /Set 1 (19 Dec) transit & on message side violet unframed Passed By censor with below partial Nam Tu arrival cds .................... WW1 censored mail to the Shan States is not often encountered
US$200
[19325]  USA ….."FLYING TIGERS" in BURMA & CHINA   1944 (Aug 9)
[19325]  USA ….."FLYING TIGERS" in BURMA & CHINA   1944 (Aug 9)
[19325] USA ….."FLYING TIGERS" in BURMA & CHINA 1944 (Aug 9) USA embossed 6c printed stationary airmail envelope to Raslindale, Mass from 31139202 Sgt. F. McTennan, 5th Fighter Group, 14th Air Force C.A.C. W., cancelled Army Postal Service APO 430 & with black framed Passed By /U 12905 S /Army Examiner ..................................................... C.A.C.W. = Chinese American Composite Wing formed after the China Air Task Force was discontinued, the Fourteenth Air Force (14 AF) was established by the special order of President Roosevelt on 10 March 1943. Chennault was appointed the commander and promoted to Major General. The "Flying Tigers" of 14 AF (who adopted the "Flying Tigers" designation from the AVG) conducted highly effective fighter and bomber operations along a wide front that stretched from the bend of the Yellow River and Tsinan in the north to Indochina in the south, from Chengtu and the Salween River in the west to both East and South China Seas and the island of Formosa in the east. They were also instrumental in supplying Chinese forces through the airlift of cargo across "The Hump" in the China-Burma-India theater.
US$130
[19276]  BURMA - USA..WW2 CENSORED STATIONARY..  1940 (Apr 2)
[19276]  BURMA - USA..WW2 CENSORED STATIONARY..  1940 (Apr 2)
[19276] BURMA - USA..WW2 CENSORED STATIONARY.. 1940 (Apr 2) Burma 1a Stationary envelope to Columbus OH uprated with additional GV1 irregular block 5 x 6p tied Thonze cds & with violet triangular Passed / Censor / 4 / Rangoon handstamp..
US$100
[19017]  BURMA - GB …WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL.…  1942 (Apr 8)
[19017]  BURMA - GB …WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL.…  1942 (Apr 8)
[19017] BURMA - GB …WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL.… 1942 (Apr 8) A.F.W. 3078. Honour envelope with imprint under adhesives by airmail to Cardiff & forwarded to Penarth, Glam. bearing Burma GV1 1r + 10 x 1a making 1r 10a rate tied British F.P.O. 198 cds & with violet Crown over circular Passed By censor /No /27 & black losenge Crown /Passed /DHA 14 hand stamp & on reverse Hengoed/Glam (4 Jun) transit cds ............................................................... Proud allocates FPO 198 to 70 Infantry Division who arrived India 21 March 1942 & records the earliest use of FPO 198 at Ranchi on 21 May, this is 43 days earlier than that date..
US$400
[19013]  INDIA - GB …WW2 BATTLE of IMPHAL.…  1944 (Apr 8)
[19013]  INDIA - GB …WW2 BATTLE of IMPHAL.…  1944 (Apr 8)
[19013]  INDIA - GB …WW2 BATTLE of IMPHAL.…  1944 (Apr 8)
[19013]  INDIA - GB …WW2 BATTLE of IMPHAL.…  1944 (Apr 8)
[19013] INDIA - GB …WW2 BATTLE of IMPHAL.… 1944 (Apr 8) Cable & Wireless printed envelope to J.R. Taylor, Leicester from husband Gnr. Taylor with 17th Div. together with telegram stating "Fit and well letter following best love to all".............................. ................................................................ Other correspondence & historic facts prove that Gnr Taylor served with 129th Fld Regt. R.A., 17th Indian Division in the battles of Imphal lasting from 7 Mar - 18 Jul with the previous owner of this item claiming the Cable was sent on 30 Mar 1944 from Milestone 83 on the Tiddim - Imphal road after the Japanese had claimed on Radio Tokyo that the 17th Indian Div had been surrounded & destroyed. This prompted the British to make Emergency facilities available for members of the Division to send telegrams home to next of kin ...........................Historically important
US$250
[19012]  BURMA - INDIA …WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL.…  1942 (Apr 28)
[19012]  BURMA - INDIA …WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL.…  1942 (Apr 28)
[19012] BURMA - INDIA …WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL.… 1942 (Apr 28) Plain envelope endorsed "On Active Service Air Mail" to Grindley & Co., Bombay from Capt. McMurtrie, HQ 17 Ind. Div., Maymyo bearing on reverse Burma GV1 block 10 x 1a tied Maymyo cds & with on face violet triangular Unit /Censor /Stamp /204 alongside black losenge Crown /Passed /DHC 21 hand stamps .............................................................................................. Scarce airmail at this period as the Japanese had already invaded and occupied parts of Burma
US$200
[19008]  BURMA - GB …WW2 LETTER WRITTEN on AIRGRAPH from A/G CONTROLLERS OFFICE .…  1945 (Feb 14)
[19008]  BURMA - GB …WW2 LETTER WRITTEN on AIRGRAPH from A/G CONTROLLERS OFFICE .…  1945 (Feb 14)
[19008]  BURMA - GB …WW2 LETTER WRITTEN on AIRGRAPH from A/G CONTROLLERS OFFICE .…  1945 (Feb 14)
[19008]  BURMA - GB …WW2 LETTER WRITTEN on AIRGRAPH from A/G CONTROLLERS OFFICE .…  1945 (Feb 14)
[19008] BURMA - GB …WW2 LETTER WRITTEN on AIRGRAPH from A/G CONTROLLERS OFFICE .… 1945 (Feb 14) Plain stampless envelope together with letter written on reverse of Airgraph to Leicester from 1116108 Gnr. J.R.V. Taylor S.E.A. C. cancelled Indian F.P.O. 82 (15 Feb) located Nyaungu & with violet circular Unit Censor /D 91 hand stamp. The airgraph to Gnr. Taylor dated 20 Dec 44 from Divisional Controller's Office, Mount Pleasant , London notifes him that a package of 50 Burma cigars he sent to his father has been "Refused due to British Customs Charge of £1. 1. 4." Gnr. J.R.V. Taylor serving with R.H.Q. 129th Fld.Regt. R.A. writes to his father informing him of the airgraph & apologising for sending cigars in the first instance...................... A very unusual item from a scarce location Proud records the only date of use of FPO 82, located at Nyaungu on the west bank of the Irrawaddy river as 25 Feb 45 & by the 8 March it was at Meiktila. This item extends the date of known use & Proud does not price this FPO use at Nyaungu. As a footnote Gnr. Taylor had probably bought the cigars after the battle of Imphal when the Division moved to Ranchi prior to moving into Burma....A rare item
US$300
[19007]  BURMA - GB …WW2 RAFPOST in BURMA.…  1945 (Dec 14)
[19007]  BURMA - GB …WW2 RAFPOST in BURMA.…  1945 (Dec 14)
[19007] BURMA - GB …WW2 RAFPOST in BURMA.… 1945 (Dec 14) Plain stampless envelope endorsed "Forces Mail" to Rotherham cancelled RAFPOST 303 cds located Ramree Island .......................RAFPOST 303 is recorded by Proud used on Ramree Is. 16 Jun - 29 Dec 1945
US$130
[18976]  BURMA - INDIA… CHIN HILLS BATTALION POSTAL RUNNER COVER.  1942 (Jul 29)
[18976]  BURMA - INDIA… CHIN HILLS BATTALION POSTAL RUNNER COVER.  1942 (Jul 29)
[18976] BURMA - INDIA… CHIN HILLS BATTALION POSTAL RUNNER COVER. 1942 (Jul 29) Crested Chin Hills Bn. Burma Frontier Force envelope to Mrs Hyde, Calcutta from 2nd Lt. Hyde (later Major) bearing Burma 2a tied Falam cds & on reverse Aljal /Lushai Hills (8 Aug) transit & large part Calcutta (15 Aug) arrival cds ....................................................... By spring of 1942 Japanese forces had occupied most of Burma with the exception of the Chin Hills to the mountainous west of the country. In May '42 the District Commissioner organised postal runners taking about 8 days to carry military & official mail from the four unoccupied towns in the Chin Hills to a central point at Tiddim then onward to Aijal. This operated for about 18 months until November 1943 when the Japanese finally managed to occupy the remaining area....It is thought that less than 20 covers with Service or OHMS & only 2 without have survived, this being one of them ... http://www.burmastar.org.uk/stories/chin-hills-battalion-burma-frontier-force-1942-1944/
US$1150
[18906]  BURMA - GB….BRITISH CIVIL ADMINISTRATION REGISTERED OHMS….  1947 (Jul 15)
[18906]  BURMA - GB….BRITISH CIVIL ADMINISTRATION REGISTERED OHMS….  1947 (Jul 15)
[18906] BURMA - GB….BRITISH CIVIL ADMINISTRATION REGISTERED OHMS…. 1947 (Jul 15) O.H.M.S. printed envelope to The India Office, Ration Coupon Issueing Sec., Mil Dept., London SW1 with red ink Registered / R L 12 with black framed Maymyo below & bearing on reverse GV1 Irrawaddy 8a tied Rangoon (15 Jul) cds & with Burma British Civil Administration definitives 2 x 6p + pair 3p tied unreadable cds that is clearly dated 30 August ............................... Peculiar item that appears to originated in Rangoon but with Registration hand stamp of Maymyo.
US$80
[18880]  BURMA - BELGIUM... INTERIN BURMESE GOVERNMENT FORCES MAIL…  1948 (Jan 2)
[18880]  BURMA - BELGIUM... INTERIN BURMESE GOVERNMENT FORCES MAIL…  1948 (Jan 2)
[18880] BURMA - BELGIUM... INTERIN BURMESE GOVERNMENT FORCES MAIL… 1948 (Jan 2) Printed airmail envelope to Brussels endorsed "Forces Mail" from 2/5 Gaisse R.E., 20 ESD, Rangoon bearing & GV1 definitives pair 4a & pair 3a overprinted Interim Government in combination with GV1 Victory 1½a tied Churchill Road cds .................................................... Unusual destination especially for Forces mail
US$170
[18879]  BURMA - GB... WW2 CENSORED REGISTERED AIRMAIL…  1940 (Dec 16)
[18879]  BURMA - GB... WW2 CENSORED REGISTERED AIRMAIL…  1940 (Dec 16)
[18879] BURMA - GB... WW2 CENSORED REGISTERED AIRMAIL… 1940 (Dec 16) Plain envelope by registered airmail to Messrs Cargo Superintendents (London) Ltd., London bearing GV1 strip 4 x 4a with on reverse pair & single 1a making 1r 3a rate tied Rangoon GPO cds & with R 717 /Rangoon registration label plus ungummed dark red on white Arms /Opened By Censor label (CCSG 1B) stapled to envelope plus violet triangular Passed /Censor /1 /Rangoon hand stamp (CCSG 1A2)
US$200
[18878]  BURMA - USA... WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL via TRANS ACIFIC CLIPPER…  1941 (May 14)
[18878]  BURMA - USA... WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL via TRANS ACIFIC CLIPPER…  1941 (May 14)
[18878] BURMA - USA... WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL via TRANS ACIFIC CLIPPER… 1941 (May 14) Plain envelope endorsed "Trans Pacific Clipper" to the Chrysler Corporation, Detroit bearing GV1 1938 issue 1r + 2r + 5r + 8a + pair 1a making 8r 10a rate tied Rangoon/Sorting cds & with on reverse violet triangular Passed /X /Censor /11 hand stamp
US$550
[18877]  BURMA - CHINA... WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL via CNAC…  1941 (Apr 1)
[18877]  BURMA - CHINA... WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL via CNAC…  1941 (Apr 1)
[18877] BURMA - CHINA... WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL via CNAC… 1941 (Apr 1) The Texas Company (China) Limited printed envelope by airmail to Texaco House, Chungking bearing GV1 River Irrawaddy 8a + definitives 2a & 9p tied Rangoon/Sorting cds & with red on white Arms /Opened By Censor label (CCSG 1A3) tied violet triangular Passed /X /Censor /48 hand stamp & with Western Chungking (10 Apr) arrival cds with on reverse Chinese vernacular Chungking (10 Apr) transit cds
US$250
[18876]  BURMA - GB... BRITISH CIVIL ADMINISTRATION OHMS…  1946 (Dec 12)
[18876]  BURMA - GB... BRITISH CIVIL ADMINISTRATION OHMS…  1946 (Dec 12)
[18876] BURMA - GB... BRITISH CIVIL ADMINISTRATION OHMS… 1946 (Dec 12) O.H.M.S. envelope by airmail to The Burma Office, Westminster London S.W.1 from Registrar A. & R.E. Dept., bearing GV1 & Peacock single 1 rupee violet & maroon overprinted Service (SG O37) tied Rangoon cds ........................................................................... British Civil Administration high value Official's used on cover are very difficult
US$200
[17760]  BURMA - JAPAN...WW2 JAPANESE OCCUPATION of BURMA...  1945(Feb 27)
[17760]  BURMA - JAPAN...WW2 JAPANESE OCCUPATION of BURMA...  1945(Feb 27)
[17760] BURMA - JAPAN...WW2 JAPANESE OCCUPATION of BURMA... 1945(Feb 27)[27.2.20] Japanese reply portion of red Military Star post card to Gifu city, Japan from soldier with Kawase Party “Mori” 3751 Unit Burma EF with boxed Military mail hand stamp with circular red censor chop of Kawase inserted & partial rare unframed “KO KU” h/and stamp for Airmail to Gifu City arriving 5 Aug 45 ............These postcards, free and prepaid, were a rare privilege and only issued periodically during this difficult period for the Japanese & he mentions quite correctly that communications are a problem and states “I suppose that ordinary postcards have not reached you many times, airmail may be better
US$600
[17757]  BURMA - JAPAN...WW2 JAPANESE OCCUPATION of BURMA with TENKENZUMI CENSOR...  1944 (Jun 20)
[17757]  BURMA - JAPAN...WW2 JAPANESE OCCUPATION of BURMA with TENKENZUMI CENSOR...  1944 (Jun 20)
[17757] BURMA - JAPAN...WW2 JAPANESE OCCUPATION of BURMA with TENKENZUMI CENSOR... 1944 (Jun 20) Red Special Military Airmail Star post card to Shizouka Prefecture, Japan from soldier Mamiya Party “Hayashi” 3629 Unit = 51st Field High Artillery Battalion Burma EF & wiih scarce boxed Tenkenzumi (Checked) hand stamp with below orange circular censors chop of Yokobayashi ..........The Tenkenzumi hand stamp was used in Manchuria but it appears that this was brought to Burma the usage of it being very rare
US$650
[17017]  BURMA-SOUTH AFRICA..WW2 2nd DORSETS CENSORED REGISTERED AIRMAIL..   1945(Jan 22)
[17017]  BURMA-SOUTH AFRICA..WW2 2nd DORSETS CENSORED REGISTERED AIRMAIL..   1945(Jan 22)
[17017] BURMA-SOUTH AFRICA..WW2 2nd DORSETS CENSORED REGISTERED AIRMAIL.. 1945(Jan 22) India 4a Registered envelope to Thrupp & Co (Grocers) Johannesburg from L/Sgt T.W. Smith 5730648, 2nd Dorsets. S.E.A.C. uprated with additional India GV1 Pair 4a definitive's tied partial FPO 260 located Burma [2 Apr 44 - 11 Apr 45] with blue on white R 163 label with manuscript FPO R 260 inserted & with circular Unit Censor / H 29 h/s in violet & on reverse Sea Base APO / Reg [24 Jan] transit d/s.................Scarcer registered mail from the 2nd Dorsets who won honours for their part at Kohima against the Japanese forces]
US$250
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[16059] BURMA - JAPAN...JAPANESE 9th RAILWAY REGT on DEATH RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION.. 1944 undated Japanese Military Dove & Helmet orange Stationary card to Kumagaya City from Matuo Shirane, Gotoh Party, Oka 5805 Unit [9th Railway Regt] Thai Dispatch "its hot every season here, but it's cool now..... We serve well in the mountains......the elephants like us and serve well" .....................This unit 5805 arrived Burma February 1944 & were moved to Thailand late 1944 so the reference to cool & mountains indicates this was written between Feb - Apr 44 & is a rare item from the Japanese unit that were responsible for the construction of the Burma side of the Thai-Burma railway..
US$1250
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