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WORLD WAR TWO continued...

Thailand and the Burma-Thai Railway continued...
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201 1943 Second/Third type P.O.W cards with preprinted messages from Dutch P.O.Ws in Camp No. 4 or 6 (2) all to Java, one to the Womens Internment Camp, all censored in Thailand, one with a second censor handstamp probably applied in Java, one card with folds, otherwise fine. (3).

Est. £200-250

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
202 image1943 Third type P.O.W card from Dutch Sgt. Bouwknegt in No. 1 P.O.W Camp to his wife in Malang, Java, strangely with boxed "Malay Police" cachet and a British censor cachet, presumably missent to the U.K by the Japanese and subsequently returned, readdressed to Perlindoegan Solo, his wife apparently interned with manuscript "C.P 2769 / 3" (altered to "6"). Also a 1943 3½c Netherlands Indies postcard from Mrs Bouwknegt in Malang to her husband in a P.O.W Camp in Java D, violet "Transferred to Thailand" cachet, endorsed "Head Quarter Group Thai No 11390" and "Hut 6", both with Japanese censors. The first with minor staining, a very unusual pair. (2). Photo on Page 30. (Image1)

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Est. £180-220

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
203 imageAustralia / G.B. 1943 Second/Third type P.O.W cards with preprinted messages, sent to Tasmania by Pte B. Porter, A.I.F from No. 1 P.O.W Camp, or from Pte K.C Slade in No 2 camp or Pte W. Phillips in No. 4, both to England, the last with Ipswich (3 Jan 1944) arrival datestamps. All with Japanese and allied censors, two very unusually bearing two differing Japanese censor seal handstamps, minor creasing, otherwise fine. (3). Photo on Page 30. (Image1)

Est. £260-300

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
204 1943 Third type postcard from Pte E.J Green in No. 4 P.O.W Camp to his wife in England, Japanese and British censors, vertical fold, otherwise fine. Also various related ephemera including photos of Green and his wife Irene, telegrams sent upon his arrival at Southampton (2), his service and pay books (2) and release book, release leave certificate, certificate of service, booklet for relatives of Far East P.O.Ws, printed welcome home letters from the King and Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, letters regarding the refusal to grant Mrs Green a war widows pension after the death of her husband in 1955 and her subsequent appeal, news cuttings, etc.

Est. £150-180

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
205 1943 Second/Third type P.O.W postcards from Pte E. Palmer-Gowing in No. 1 P.O.W Camp to his wife in Suffolk, Japanese and British censors, both fine. Also 1945 telegram to Palmer-Gowing on the repatriation ship "Orbita", received on October 23rd at Port Said. (3).

Est. £160-180

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
206 1943-44 Second/third and fifth type postcards from Signalman E. Webster the two 1943 second/third type cards from No. 6 P.O.W Camp, the 1944 (May 23) fifth type card from No. 1 Camp, Japanese and British censors, some soiling or light creasing. (3).

Est. £200-250

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
207 1943-44 Third and fifth type postcards from Lt. J.H.P Edwards to his parents in London, Japanese and British censors, the first with vertical fold, otherwise both fine. (2).

Est. £130-150

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
208 1944 Fourth/fifth type P.O.W cards from Dutch prisoners in Camp No. 1 (2), 2 or 3, addressed to their wives interned in Java (2) or Sumatra, or to Holland, all censored in Thailand, the three to Netherlands Indies additionally censored upon arrival, a few minor faults, a good group. (4).

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Est. £250-300

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
209 1944 Fifth type P.O.W cards from Dutch prisoners in No. 1 or No. 3 P.O.W camps, both addressed to their wives in Java but handstamped violet boxed "NO RECORD / IN JAVA / P.O.W & INTERNEES CAMPS", one unusually returned to the sender endorsed "retour Aug '45 in N.P Kamp" (Nakom Pathon Camp). One card creased and a little soiled, the first line of the "No Record" cachet unclear; the second with a stained corner, the cachet fine, a scarce pair. (2).

Est. £200-240

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
210 image1944 (June 3) Fifth type P.O.W postcard from Gunner E. Chaplin in the Sanatorium Camp, to his wife in England, Japanese and British censors, fine and scarce from the hospital camp. Photo on Page 34. (Image1)

Est. £150-180

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
211 1943-44 Fifth type P.O.W postcards from British P.O.Ws in Camps 2 (2), 3 or 4, Japanese and British censors, one card unusually typed, two with vertical folds, otherwise all fine. (4).

Est. £250-300

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
212 1944-45 Covers and cards from or to Pte R.W Maddocks, comprising fourth type P.O.W card from No. 4 P.O.W Camp to Wales; 1945 3d P.O.W card from Cardiff to Maddocks in No. 4 Thailand Camp, redirected to "Chitral, P.O Box 164, London" with violet "Return To Sender" and boxed "RETURNED IN UNDELIVERED MAILS / FROM TERRITORY FORMERLY OCCUPIED / BY JAPANESE FORCES"; 1½d Forces Airletter from Cardiff to Maddocks at P.O Box 164, London, E.C 1, endorsed "Chitral"; and telegrams (2) from Maddocks at Colombo. (5).

Est. £180-200

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
213 1944 Fourth type P.O.W cards, from Pte H.F Cox in No.1 P.O.W Camp to his parents in England, redirected with various datestamps and cachets including "Return to Sender"; or from Sgt Hayday in No. 3 P.O.W Camp, unusually with "Nike" added to the address, Japanese and British censors, the first with minor creasing but unusual, the second very fine. (2).

Est. £160-180

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
214 1942-45 Cover and cards to or from Sgt W.A Pyke, Beds & Herts Regt, comprising 1942 stampless cover to Singapore forwarded to Thailand with manuscript "OVL Q 1.11.42"; 1944 3d P.O.W postcard to "No. 4 P.O.W Thailand" with Japanese and British censors; 1945 1½d P.O.W card to "No. 4 Thailand" with violet "SERVICE / SUSPENDED / RETURN TO SENDER"; and fourth type P.O.W card from Pyke in No 4 P.O.W Camp, Japanese and British censors, all to or from Hertford, an interesting correspondence, all very fine. (4).

Est. £180-220

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
215 imageAustralia. 1944 Cover and cards sent from or to Pte J.A.K Wicks, A.I.F, comprising fourth type P.O.W cards from No. 3 P.O.W Camp to Australia, Japanese censors (2); Australian P.O.W postcard and envelope both printed in blue, from Melbourne to Thailand, the postcard with red "C/O JAPANESE RED CROSS SOCIETY / TOKIO JAPAN" and Japanese censor cachet, the envelope received after the war, endorsed "Evacuated Singapore 14 Sept". The Australian postcard a little creased, otherwise very fine, a good correspondence, the two cards from Thailand unusually sent just one month apart. (4). Photo on Page 34. (Image1)

Est. £320-360

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
216 image1944 (Nov 30) Sixth type P.O.W card with a dove and soldiers helmet printed in the upper right corner, from Dutch W.0 II M. Gums in Camp 7, Kanburie" to his wife interned in Tjimahi, Java, censored in Thailand and Java; a little creased but very scarce. Tett recorded fourteen type 6 card from Thailand, three of which were from Camp 7, an officers camp at Kanchanaburi. Photo on Page 34. (Image1)

Est. £250-300

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
Thailand - Civilian Internee Mail
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217 image1944 (Jan 2) Thai Red Cross message form from George Powell in the Civilian Internment Camp, Bangkok, to his mother in Australia, handstamped circular "INTERNMENT CAMP / CENSORED / Bangkok, Thailand", red cachets of "THE THAI RED CROSS" and the International Red Cross at Geneva (May 8), British and Australian censors, received Aug 4. Also the Australian Red Cross Society delivery envelope posted at Melbourne (Aug 6) franked 2½d, and enclosed slip "You may not use this form for a reply to this message". Opening faults to the envelope, the form fine and rare. Photo on Page 34. (Image1)

Est. £500-600

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
218 1944 (July 16) Thai Red Cross message form from George Powell in Civilian Internment Camp, Bangkok, to his mother in Australia, handstamped circular "INTERNMENT CAMP / CENSORED / Bangkok, Thailand", red cachets of "THE THAI RED CROSS" and the Red Cross at Ankara (Dec 18) and Geneva (Jan 8), received 1st March 1945. Reverse with Victoria District Censor cachet explaining how to reply. Also Form B33 explaining how to address messages to prisoners in Japanese hands and typed slip "You may not use this form for a reply to this message". A fine and rare message form.

Est. £400-500

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
219 1944 (Aug 14) Thai Red Cross message form from George Powell in Civilian Internment Camp, Bangkok, to his mother in Australia, handstamped circular "INTERNMENT CAMP / CENSORED / Bangkok, Thailand", red cachets of "THE THAI RED CROSS" and the Red Cross at Ankara (Dec 18) and Geneva (Jan 8), received 1st March 1945. Reverse with Victoria District Censor cachet explaining how to reply. Also Australian Red Cross letters (8) to Mrs Powell informing her that George Powell is an internee in Bangkok or forwarding cable messages from Powell received by the Red Cross in Geneva (3), another letter forwarding an interesting description of the internment camp sent to the Red Cross by a released internee (with Form B33 on communicating with prisoners), and letters on sending mail or parcels or acknowledging donations (with two covers); a 1940 letter and cover from Powell in Batavia, and two covers posted after liberation. These comprise a stampless cover marked "Prisoner of War Post" posted at Perth (Oct 17) with a letter from Powell at "P.O. Box 167, Bangkok, 2nd October", carried to Australia by a friend (Mr Sewell), in which Powell gives details on mails sent and received during his internment (13 Red Cross messages and six letters or cards sent, six letters received); the second written on December 24th, with cover marked "Ex POW Mail", posted in Australia (Jan 7) franked 5½d. An interesting group, the Red Cross message form fine and rare. (12+).

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Est. £650-750

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
Malay Civilians in Thailand
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220 imagec.1944 Stampless Japanese military picture postcard from S. Anthony at Kanchanaburi, written in English to his son at Sentul, headed O.P.S, with boxed cachet "Kanchanaburi Military Postal Agency, Censored", fine and very scarce. Photo on Page 34. (Image1)

Est. £500-600

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
221 imagec.1944 Stampless Japanese military picture postcard from S. Anthony at Kanchanaburi, written in English to Sentul, with boxed cachet "Kanchanaburi Military Postal Agency, Censored", fine and very scarce. Photo on Page 34. (Image1)

Est. £500-600

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
Indo-China
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222 1944 Thailand fourth type P.O.W card from Pte W. Ingham to his wife in London, the return address shown as Thailand Camp No. 3, Japanese and British censors; and 3d P.O.W card from Watford to "CSM E. Burgoyne, Thai Camp". Despite the use of the Thailand address Ingham and Burgoyne are both known to have been in Saigon, where this second card was received by Burgoyne (see Tett volume 3, p.162/6). (2).

Est. £140-160

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
223 image1943-45 Cards and covers from Lance Bombardier Alan Hall, sent during his captivity in Saigon and after his release, to his parents in Dorset. Thailand P.O.W cards comprising type 3 card (10 July 1943), type 4/5 cards (31 Jan & 15 May 1944) all with the return address shown as No. 1 P.O.W Camp Thailand, and scarce type 6 card from Saigon (21 Aug 1945), all with Japanese censors, the final card written six days after the Japanese surrenderer unusually still censored by the Japanese but also with "UNIT CENSOR / AA317". Also 1945 (Sep 8) stampless air letter with "RAFPOST 6" c.d.s of Rangoon, written from Saigon, content includes "In April 1942 we left Singapore and came to Saigon where I was one of the favoured 450 who stayed here until now. We had a hard time but not nearly so bad as those in Burma and Thailand as we were in a civilised country .... we did not get any letters for two years but now I have over a hundred, the last Air Mail card was in June 1944"; and a stampless Australian Red Cross lettercard from H.M.T "Ormonde" at Port Suez (Oct 13) which includes "I was fortunate not to be on the railway in Thailand but stayed in Indo-China, the address of the camps was the same. The letters which I received yesterday were the first since May 1945 which were all pre-March 1944...... Because of the envelope don't think I am in hospital. It is the only one I have". A rare and interesting correspondence from Saigon (see Tett vol.3, p.168-174). (6). Photo on Page 34. (Image1)

Est. £600-700

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
Burma
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224 Thailand/Java. 1943-44 P.O.W cards from Dutch Cpl. A.H Coedam to his wife interned in Bandoeng, comprising first type card of Burma with printed Moulmein address unusually censored twice (with censor handstamp dated 27 Jan 1943), and Thailand sixth type card (25 Dec 1944) with printed dove and soldiers helmet in the corner, censored in Thailand and Java. Both cards with punch holes at right, scarce. (2).

Est. £180-220

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
225 Rangoon Jail. 1944 3d P.O.W cards to "Lt, R.C Fullarton, P.O.W Rangoon Jail, Burma", one without a Japanese censor probably delivered after the war, the other censored by the Japanese but readdressed to "Ship unknown, c/o P.O Box 164, London E.C", probably found in Rangoon after Fullarton's departure, with red F.P.O 305 c.d.s of Rangoon (Nov 10), boxed "Return To Sender" and "RECEIVED IN UNDELIVERED MAILS / FROM TERRITORY FORMERLY OCCUPIED / BY JAPANESE FORCES", the reverse handstamped "Head Clerk / Recovered P.O.W Mail Centre". Also a 1942 (May 28) airgraph to Fullarton at "Frontier Force 4, Base Post Office, Rangoon", returned in an Indian Airgraph envelope marked "Prisoner of War" and handstamped "RETOUR / INCONNU". Very little mail recorded to Rangoon Jail. Ex Gerald Davis collection. (3).

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Est. £200-240

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

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