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Displaying 3 Lots in Category - Brazil
INWARDS: 1940-42 trans-Pacific group from GB x4 (three are naval usages), United States x3 (one with 5c Beacon x6), China or Brazil, plus transits via Australia from India at 3r4a rate, and from Thailand at 1t75stg rate x2; finally two covers per US Naval Air Transport Service at $2.55 rate with Prexies 2c 3c & 50c x5 or $2.80 with Prexies 20c & 50c x5 + 10c Plane; a few minor faults.
QUEENSLAND - BRISBANE: Inwards mail with Nov 1940 from Singapore; Dec 1940 by air from Persia; Nov 1941 from Brazil to Dutch Indies received at Brisbane after the Japanese invasion of the NEI with ' 1 /RETURN/TO/SENDER/ 4 ' cachet in red & forwarded to the Sydney DLO where superb 'NOT TRANSMISSIBLE/SERVICE SUSPENDED' cachet applied in violet; Feb 1941 registered FDC of Papuan 1/6d Airmail, 1941 mission cover from Madang with ' 1 /NOT/OPENED BY/CENSOR/ 7 ' cachet, June 1943 mission cover from Mount Hagen with New Guinea 2d & 'AIF FIELD PO/No 12' cds used at Port Moresby; and covers from the Australian Forces in Papua x2 & American Force on New Britain x4 (one overweight & taxed) all with '1'-in-circle h/s; generally fine to very fine.
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C of A - Military - World War II
REFUGEE & EVACUEE MAIL: 1942 POW Envelope from a POW in Hong Kong to his wife "Hong Kong Evacuee/Hong Kong Liaison Officer/Sydney"; 1943 from Brazil endorsed ".../Toronto/Canada" on the flap to "Hong Kong Liaison Officer/For Hong Kong Evacuees/Sydney", non-contemporary note "Gripsholm" on the reverse; and surface & airmail covers to London to Friends Committee for Refugees & Aliens or the Jewish Refugees Committee: see also Lots 281447 & 281448 .
The "Gripsholm" was a Swedish ship that made two exchanges of mail between Japanese-held territory & Allied territories by way of Portuguese India or Mozambique. FW Webb at page 199 states there were only two mail despatches from Hong Kong during the war, in 1942 & 1943, both via Mozambique. These were per Japanese ship "Asama Maru": see the next two lots.