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WORLD WAR TWO continued...

Far East P.O.W & Internee Mail continued...
Lot Symbol Descrip Opening
176 Taiwan / Korea. 1944 Taiwan third type P.O.W card from Gnr G. Clark, addressed to an Officer in India, twice redirected within India, and again with a label to England, Japanese and Indian censors and "Service Des / Prisonniers De Guerre" cachet, Indian and London datestamps, vertical fold but unusual. Also 1942 stampless covers from G.B to P.O.Ws in Malaya with Japanese censors, one redirected to Korea, the other two to Taiwan, one of these to the stamp dealer (and noted Liberia specialist) Philip Cockrill. (4).

Est. £160-180

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
177 Hong Kong / Japan. 1943 Stampless cover from Gloucester to "Gnr L.F Lees, British P.O.W, Camp 8, Hong Kong" with black seal of Takamaru applied in Tokyo, returned with violet boxed "IT IS REGRETTED THAT / THIS ITEM COULD NOT BE / DELIVERED BECAUSE THE / ADDRESSEE IS REPORTED / PRESUMED DECEASED"; and 1945 stampless cover from Brighton to "CSM E. Soden, 1st Middlesex Regt, Osaka P.O.W Camp, Kobe Sub Camp, Japan" with violet "RETURNED FROM ABROAD / SERVICE SUSPENDED". Both addressees were on the "Lisbon Maru" when it was sunk by the U.S.S "Grouper" on 1st October 1942; Rees died in the sinking whilst Soden was rescued by Chinese fishermen and subsequently recaptured by the Japanese. The first with staining from the violet cachet, otherwise fine. (2).

Est. £100-120

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
178 Borneo. 1944 (July 15) G.B. 3d P.O.W postcard from Harrow to Private Ben Gold, Borneo Camp, with boxed Borneo Prisoner of War Camp cachet. Scarce, few items recorded to Borneo.

Est. £100-120

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
179 imageNetherlands Indies - Java. 1944 Netherlands Indies 3½c postcard from Bandoeng to a Dutch military P.O.W in Java, returned with an explanatory label (Ordinary Postcards not allowed to P.O.W within Java) and "REJECTED" cachet (Return to Sender, not according to regulations), fine and scarce. Photo on Page 30. (Image1)

Est. £120-140

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
Singapore & Malaya
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180 Changi P.O.W Camp. 1943-44 Programmes for plays performed in the camp theatre (7), five of these special souvenir programmes with handpainted covers, including "Hay Fever" with signatures of 18 prisoners who acted in or helped produce the play, all apparently kept by Pte S. Jacobs. Also other ephemera including leaflets in British and Japanese dropped over Changi at the end of the war, unused P.O.W card, 1945 telegram sent by Jacobs from Colombo, 1943 official letter to his wife informing her he was a P.O.W with a separate slip showing how to address mail, Photo of Jacobs, 1941 pre-war Christmas menu from Ipoh, etc. A scarce and interesting group. (7+).

Est. £300-400

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
181 1942-44 Stampless covers and cards (9), cover franked 2½d and a 3d P.O.W postcard (faults) all from G.B to British P.O.Ws in Malaya, three with Japanese censor cachets, eight with pencil endorsements indicating the location of the addressee, which include Kranji, River Valley Camp, Southern Area, Officers Area, Kranji No. 2 Camp and Woodlands Hospital Camp, two endorsed by the recipients as received at "Jail Camp" or "precincts Changi Jail". (11).

Est. £240-280

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
182 1942-44 Stampless postcard and 3d P.O.W cards (4) from England, addressed to L/Bdr G.T Cook (2, one marked "Received Selarang", the other marked "X2" for Kranji Camp), Corp F.S Brown (2, to Kranji) or Sigmn P.J Hawker of the 3rd Indian Army Royal Corps Signals, all with Japanese and British censors. Also 1945 telegrams sent to Hawker on the repatriation ship "Tegelberg" at Gibraltar, or from Cook at Colombo. (7).

Est. £180-200

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
183 India. c.1942-43 Stampless covers from India, with printed address of Lt. I. Slaney, R.I.A.S.C, directed to Changi; to Capt. A. Chamarette, Hyderabad Infantry, an Indian postage due handstamp crossed out; or from Bombay to Lt. Col. J. Dow-Sainter, 6/1st Punjab Regt, with Japanese censor cachets, directed to Thailand with manuscript "OVL N 4/11/42". A few faults, the second cover missing one flap, unusual from India. (3).

Est. £120-150

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
184 G.B / Australia. c.1942-43 First type P.O.W cards with separate "Marai" cachets in violet or red, sent to England by Dvr A. Lancaster or Pte G. Binfield, and second type card from Pte R.S Brown, A.I.F, sent to Australia, all with Japanese and allied censors, two with vertical folds. A useful group, the first three mailings allowed by P.O.Ws in Singapore. (3).

Est. £120-150

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
185 Australia. 1943-44 Australian Red Cross envelopes printed in red or blue, both from Elliston, South Australia, to Pte. Kevin Kenny, A.I.F., both censored in Australia, the second also with Japanese censor and Elliston c.d.s, directed in pencil to "Sime Rd" or "Ammo Sub, Changi". (2).

Est. £100-120

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
186 imageNepal. 1943 (June 27) P.O.W card, the front identical to the type 1 cards, the reverse with preprinted messages including "I am quite well under kind treatment of Nippon authority", etc, sent by L/Naik Hari Lal Thapa of 2/2 Gurkha Rifles to Chhola village in Nepal, with Japanese and Indian censors and datestamps of Kathmandu Exchange P.O and Nuwakot West No. 4 (21 Nov. 1943), a few pinholes, otherwise fine. Tett only records one other example of this Singapore P.O.W card with preprinted messages, sent by an Indian P.O.W (the cards presumably only issued to Indian & Nepalese P.O.Ws), and this is the only recorded item from a Nepalese Gurkha P.O.W in a Japanese camp. An exceptionally rare and important card. Photo on Page 30. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. £1,500-1,800

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
Malaya - Civilian Internees
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187 South Africa. 1942-44 Cover and postcard from South Africa both franked 3d + 6d, to Harry Sanders or E.G Hebditch in Changi Camp with pencil redirection to Changi Jail or Sime Rd, both with Japanese censors, the card also with Tokio Red Cross cachet, card with vertical fold, an unusual origin. (2).

Est. £100-120

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
188 Australia / G.B. 1942 Australian Red Cross envelopes printed in red (2), and a 1943 cover from England franked 5d, all to Arthur Williams of the Malayan Civil Service, the Australia covers to his pre-war address (one directed to his location within Changi Jail), the G.B cover to Changi Camp, all with Japanese and allied censors, letters enclosed. (3).

Est. £100-120

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
189 Australia / G.B. 1942-43 Australian Red Cross envelopes printed in red (2) and a stampless cover from London addressed to E.C Cooper of Guthrie & Co (2), or John Hardman c/o P.W.D Kandang Kerban, pencil directions to Changi Jail or Sime Rd (2), all with Japanese and allied censor cachets, the Harman cover unusually also censored in Tokyo with a red censor seal tied by a Japanese civil P.O c.d.s. (3).

Est. £130-150

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
190 1943-45 Stampless covers (3) and a 3d P.O.W postcard from G.B, one cover returned with a "Returned To Sender By The Censor" label applied, two covers with Japanese censors, one to "Geoffrey Jones, 2nd Engineer, Straits Steamship Co. of Singapore" endorsed "not interned in Syonan" and "Sumatra?". (4).

Est. £100-120

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
Malaya - Mail to Civilians who were Not Interned
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191 India. 1942-44 Stampless covers (2) and postcard from India all to civilians who were not interned by the Japanese, all three headed "Prisoner of War Post" and censored in India, comprising a cover from Karikal (French India) to S. Gobalswamy in Kuala Lumpur (flap missing); cover from Dinigut to Eden Peters, Homeo Medical Hall in Kuala Lumpur with violet "c/o PRISONER OF WAR / INFORMATION BUREAU / TOKYO"; and a postcard from Tanjore to J.S Annapillay, clerk at the Post Office at Kulim in Kedah, with Japanese censor cachet. Also India G.P.O leaflet with separate amendment page on communicating with P.O.Ws and civilians in Japanese territory, with a covering letter to S.R Chettiar. A few cover faults but very scarce and unusual. (4).

Est. £120-150

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
Thailand and the Burma-Thai Railway
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192 1942-44 Stampless covers and cards (6), cover franked 1½d, and 3d P.O.W postcards (2) all from G.B, one cover with "Returned To Sender By The Censor" label; 3d P.O.W cards to "No. 1 Camp Thailand" or "No. 3 Branch Thai War Prisoners Camp, Nike, Thailand"; one postcard unusually addressed "Alorstan near Thailand" (Alor Star, crossed out with "Malaya" underlined); the others all addressed to Singapore or Malaya and forwarded endorsed "OVL" with a date (4) or "Up Country Party 21st March 43, (Lt Col Carpenters Party)". An interesting group, five with Japanese censor cachets. (9).

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Est. £220-260

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
193 Australia. 1942-43 Australia Red Cross envelopes printed in red, to Capt. B. Gill, 20th Battery, 2/10th Field Regiment, Malaya, directed to D. Force at Konkoita (2); to Pte B.H Breheny, 2/3 Machine gun Battalion, with "Transferred to Thailand" cachet and directed to "4GP" ; or to Driver H.D Harris, 2/3rd Reserve Motor Transport Co., endorsed "OVS 14/10/42" and "Received 1/4/45, Chung Kai Siam", all censored in Australia, two with Japanese censors. The first a little stained, otherwise fine. (4).

Est. £180-200

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
194 1942-44 Stampless cover or cards from G.B to Sgt J.P Howard (2), Sgt G.W Blackburn (2), RQMS S.E Gordon or Gunner J.L Beurrier (2), six with Japanese censor cachets, one also with Thailand Prisoner of War Camp cachet. One cover to "P.O.W Camp 2, Thailand", another to "No. 4 P.O.W Camp Thailand" and directed to Tamuan, the others all redirected with "OVL" and a date (5, one also with "K3" for Konyu 3 Camp, another directed to Mashimoto). Also a 1945 (Sep 13) 1½d Forces air letter to "RQMS S.E Gordon, Recovered P.O.W Centre, Bombay, India" with violet boxed "REPATRIATED R.A.P.W.I / S.S (ORDUNA) / No.4 B.P.O / MIDDLE EAST", received on the "Orduna" at Port Said. (8).

Est. £220-260

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
195 South Africa. 1942-43 Stampless covers (3) and covers franked 3d + 6d (2, one with 6d stamp removed), to Capt. G.G Waller (2), Lt. W.H Privett or Capt. The Hon. R.P de Grey in Singapore, or to the Dutch Sgt. B.C Vanes at Camp D in Java, the first Waller cover directed to the Medical Area in Changi, the others all forwarded to Thailand. The Vanes cover with two differing "Transferred to Thailand" cachets and endorsed "Head Quarters Group (Non Pladuk)"; the others endorsed "OVL L 6/11/42", "OVL / F 18/4/43" or simply "F". An unusual origin, all fine, two with Japanese censors. (5).

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Est. £170-200

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
196 Australia / Burma. 1942-43 Stampless covers from G.B to Sgt N. Crofts, 22nd Inf. Brigade, A.I.F (2), and Australian Red Cross envelope and front printed in red, the envelope to M.A Justins, 19th Battery, 2/10th Field Regt. directed to Kaorin and Chungkai, the front to Pte B.E Russell, 27th Brigade endorsed as received at Nakom Pathon. All four endorsed "A Force" (which was sent from Singapore to Burma in 1942), the Crofts cover directed to Konyu 1 Camp, three with Japanese censors, the front with the unusual and scarce "H. KANNO" censor in roman script. (4).

Est. £120-150

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
197 Java. 1943-44 Netherlands Indies 3½c postcards from Malang to Dutch P.O.Ws in Java (2) or No. 1 P.O.W Camp Thailand, two with "Thailand Prisoner of War Camp" cachets, the other card with "Transferred to Thailand" cachet but endorsed "Not in Thailand or Burma" and finally delivered at Changi Jail. (3).

Est. £120-150

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
198 Java. 1944-45 Java P.O.W cards from female internees in Bandoeng or Semerang, the first with handstamped alterations to the Japanese headings, addressed to her husband in the Dutch army at No. 1 P.O.W Camp, Thailand, directed to "No 4 GP"; the second card to the writers husband interned at Semerang with tiny censor cachet, various endorsements, finally redirected to "Thailand HQ, Netherlands Indies troops, Royal Thailand Hotel, Bangkok". The first card with heavy vertical fold, otherwise fine, unusual intercamp mail to Thailand. (2).

Est. £120-150

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
199 Undelivered Mail. 1943-45 Stampless covers (2) and a card, and 3d P.O.W cards (2) all from G.B, the two 1943 covers to Capt. K.H Bancroft, Malayan Volunteer Defence Force or to Sapper F. Ford, 287 Field Co R.E (who both died in Thailand in 1943) both with violet "RETURNED IN / UNDELIVERED / MAILS FROM JAPAN"; stampless card and 3d postcard to Driver A.H Williams 13th Field Regt. R.A, in Malaya (redirected to S.S Orbita, P.O Box 164, London E.C) or at No. 1 P.O.W Camp, Thailand, with violet boxed "RETURNED IN UNDELIVERED MAILS / FROM TERRITORY FORMERLY OCCUPIED / BY JAPANESE FORCES" or "Addressee Reported / NOW NOT / Prisoner of War"; and a 3d postcard to Signalman Geraerts at No. 1 P.O.W Camp Thailand, redirected to "Indrapoera, c/o P.O Box 164, London, E.C.1" with red F.P.O 305 c.d.s of Rangoon, violet boxed "Return To Sender" and "RETURNED IN UNDELIVERED MAILS / FROM TERRITORY FORMERLY OCCUPIED / BY JAPANESE FORCES", two with some edge faults, an unusual group. (5).

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Est. £220-250

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
200 Malaya / Thailand. 1942-43 Cards from Private M.O Ward, the first card from Singapore with violet "Marai Malaya" cachet and red censor cachet of Okazaki, red "Sce DES PRISONNIERS DE GUERRE", German and British censor cachets and circular "COMITE INTERNATIONAL DE LA CROIX-ROUGE / GENEVE", received 12th July 1943, vertical fold; the second card from No. 1 P.O.W Camp Thailand with six printed phrases on reverse, Suzuki censor cachet, fine. (2).

Est. £80-100

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.

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