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Displaying 1 - 20 of 26 Lots in Category - Thailand
C of A - Flight Covers
1914 (July) souvenir postcard AAMC #3 x2 carried Melbourne-Sydney by Maurice Guillaux each with 1d Kangaroo tied 'AUSTRALIAN/AERIAL MAIL/MELBOURNE/16-JUL-1914/VIC' oval d/s in violet and 'SYDNEY/18JL14/64' arrival datestamp alongside, also two WWI AIF covers including one from Sudan to Brigadier-General NM Smyth in France and three 1930s inwards airmail covers from Burma, France with perfins, & Indo-China via Bangkok, condition a little mixed but overall fine.
C of A - Postal History
1900s-70s covers accumulation noted Kangaroos 2d Second Wmk 'OS' punctures x3 on House of Representatives long cover, a few Colonial items including NSW 1d Arms 'OS' on Royal Commission on the Fruit Industry cover, group of inwards mail to Australia noted Russia 1917 registered with Japanese 'OFFICIALLY SEALED' labels tied 'Damage Repaired' cachets, Great Britain 1937 KGV ½d envelope with 'CUSTOMS DUTY/½D/TO PAY' cachet in red, Hong Kong 1940 from 'RN Hospital' with oval 'PASSED BY CENSOR/218' cachet in blue, Thailand censored airmail with 'SIJOL' cds, WWII Forces in Egypt airmails & a few picture postcards, also quantity of 1940s-70s FDCs with official & private cachets including Sigma and other drug companies, mixed condition.
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.
CHANGI - INWARDS MAIL: Undated Red Cross Envelope with Three Thin Bars to Changi with camp censor 'H KANNO' chop most unusually in Roman characters!, endorsed "DEC/42" (presumably the date of the letter, which is not present) & "N Paton 6th Nov 44", rounded corners. [Built in January 1944 & housing about 8000 patients, Nakom Paton was the principal POW hospital camp in Thailand, some 50km from Bangkok]
No longer available
MOULMEIN: 1943 black/white POW Envelope to "Moulmein Burma" from NSW with 'MIL PO TAMWORTH No 2' cds & camp censor Adachi cachet, forwarded to Thailand with addressee's endorsement "Received Tamarkan Camp/Canburi/ Thailand/5.12.44", a transit period of "only" 13 months, a few defects but quite presentable.
Series of small second-generation photographs of the infamous Burma-Thailand Railway with railway cuttings & bridges (including after being bombed by the RAF), camp scenes including hospital ward & POW theatre, POW funeral & the cemetery at Kanburi, "Golden Arrow Express" (carloads of coolies), etc, ink notations on the reverse. Exceptional background material.
1943-45 mail to Camp No 1 (Nong Pladuk) POW Postal Card by air endorsed "RTA" & with small redirection label, with the enclosed letter; Camp No 2 (Chungkai) plain cover & blue/white POW Envelope both by air; Camp No 3 (Nike or Nieke) blue/white Red Cross lettersheet endorsed "RTA"; Camp No 4 (Tamuang) plain cover by air with censor Sato cachet, four different blue/white POW Postal Cards (two by surface both with censor Ishikura cachet, one undeliverable & returned); and an undesignated camp black/white POW Envelope & blue/white Red Cross lettersheet with censor Matsushita or Adachi cachets; condition variable. A very good lot. [All four camps were along the infamous Burma-Siam Railway]
(Qty 12 items)
1944 black/white POW Envelope to an undesignated camp with 'HAY/NSW' cds & camp censor Matsushita cachet, with the enclosed letter. Unusually fine for such material.
(Qty 2 items)
Red Cross Envelope with Three Thin Bars from South Australia with Melbourne censor cachet unusually in blue, to Changi where redirected to "Nak" (= Nakon Prakom), unidentified camp censor cachet in violet, endorsed "Sept 42" - presumably the date of the letter - & "N Pakon 14th March 45" indicating a total transit time of 30 months! [Built in January 1944 & housing about 8000 patients, Nakom Paton was the principal POW hospital camp in Thailand]
Red Cross Envelope with Thick Bar from NSW with Melbourne machine cancel (most unusually with the datehead inverted), to undesignated camp with mss "Nac" (= Nakom Paton), Camp censor's cachet 'H KANNO' most unusually in Roman letters!
1943 (June 4) Thai Red Cross message form to Victoria with 'INTERNMENT CAMP/CENSORED/Bangkok, Thailand' cachet and Thai & Swiss Red Cross cachets both in rosine. [From George Raymond Powell, stated to be the only Australian civilian internee in Thailand! Powell sent 14 of these forms during the the war, of which five have survived, this being the third sent]
CAMP No 1: Undated Postal Card printed in black & red on cream with advice of internment on grey reverse, to Tasmania with camp censor Suzuki & Koseki cachets in red, Melbourne censor cachet in violet. The sender was a member of "Sparrow" Force, captured on Timor.
CAMP No 1: Undated Postal Card printed in black & red on cream with advice of internment on grey reverse, to NSW with camp censor Suzuki cachet in red, Melbourne censor cachet in violet; plus plain cover with 'SERVICE OF PRISONERS OF WAR' cachet in violet registered with Sydney cds of 2DE43 & 'TUMUT/NSW' arrival b/s. The cover is stated to be the envelope in which the postcard was received, which may be so but how did the card get from Melbourne to Sydney??
CAMP No 3: Undated Postal Cards 1) with 'Camp No ("3") POW Camp/Thailand' imprint on the face & brief multi-choice message, to Tasmania; and 2) with 'No 3 Branch Thai War Prisoners/Camp. NIKE THAILAND' & lengthier pro forma message including "With best wishes for a cheerful Christmas", to South Australia; with camp censor Tsunoda (Sumita) or Yamada cachets in red, Melbourne censor cachets in violet, minor blemishes.
CAMP No 3: Undated Postal Card with 'No 3 Branch Thai War Prisoners/Camp. NIKE THAILAND' & lengthy pro forma message including "With best wishes for a cheerful Christmas" & added message "Thailand heaven after Burma" which suggests camp censor Matsuzaki couldn't read English!, to Victoria with Melbourne censor cachet in violet, minor blemishes.
CAMP No 4: Undated Postal Cards black/flimsy white with 'Camp No ("4") POW Camp/Thailand' imprint on the face & brief multi-choice message in black/grey, to Tasmania; camp censor Hattori, Hironaka or Suzuki cachets, Melbourne censor cachets in violet, minor blemishes.
BANGKOK: 1945 (Sep 3) usage of British "Blue Triangle" formular aerogramme endorsed "Ex - POW", to South Australia. The writer states "...[Brian] sent a letter with me but as it was written on the wrong type of paper authorities would not accept it...Eric Smith has right leg amputated..." & names five friends who "are all dead".
BANGKOK: 1945 (Sep 26) plain envelope endorsed "Ex prisoner of War Mail" & on the reverse "AIF (Bangkok Siam)", to Western Australia with 'PASSED FREE/OF POSTAGE' cachet & 'No2 AUST BASE PO/ F ' cds used at Melbourne. [Phil Collas says No 2 Base PO E & F cds "...had little usage, examples...being rare]
BANGKOK: 1945 (Sep 16) usage of British formular aerogramme endorsed "Ex POW Mail", to Tasmania with 'PASSED FREE/OF POSTAGE' cachet, message headed "Thialand" [sic] & states "...Working in the hospital certainly saved me from a lot of hard work...I am thoroughly tired of looking after serious dysentery patients...we are the furthest camp from Bankok and will be last to leave..."
1896 (June 17) cover to London with Second Issue 12 atts vertical pair tied by 'BANGKOK/ 1 ' cds, superb boxed 'R' h/s, London arrival datestamp in red on the face, seal cut from the flap. Ex Len Colgan.