Prestige Philately Auction 133 CatalogueCatalogue by countryB.C.O.F.
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Displaying 5 Lots in Category - B.C.O.F.
C of A - Military - World War I
World War II: 1945 airmail cover to NSW with 3d tied by woodcut 'TOKYO/2 SEP/1945/JAPAN' cds & 'HMAS SHROPSHIRE/Official signing Of/Japanese Surrender' h/s, a bit soiled & opened a little roughly at base. [See also lots 777 & 778]
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1945 airmail cover to Melbourne with very fine strike of the rare 'HMAS HOBART/2SEPT/ 1945/TOKYO JAPAN' woodcut datestamp in red at lower-left & KGVI 3d purple-brown tied by "dumb" bars cancel, flap fault.
1945 cover to Western Australia with KGVI 3d purple-brown tied by boxed 'PAQUEBOT' cancel and a very fine strike of the rare (not seen by us before) 'TOKYO/2 SEPT 1945/HMAS HOBART' double-ring datestamp in mauve tying Japanese Occupation of Philippines 5c, some light toning.
1946 (8 Apr) cover from NSW to Iwa Kuni flown by Beaufighter A8-346 (signed by pilot and navigator) as part of a massed Escort Flight by 'NO 93 "ATTACK" SQUADRON' known as the "Green Ghosts", 6d Kookaburra tied on arrival by 'AFPO 28/9AP46/RAAF JAPAN' cds with 'AIF FORCE PO 28' (with manuscript 'BOFU JAPAN' applied beneath) red registration label alongside, subsequently returned to Narromine arriving '20/AP/1946' (b/s), minor blemishes. Not recorded by Eustis.