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Category: COCOS ISLANDS POSTAL HISTORY - 1941-46 World War II Military Administration

Description: INWARDS MAIL: 1944 (July 29?) cover from GB with 2d meter to "35th British General Hospital/RAMC/South East Asia Command", redirected to "Operation Wilcox", although paid for surface only it was flown to Cocos per Catalina flying boat, opened a bit roughly & stained at the top from a 'sticky' tape repair. [Following the Japanese bombardment in 1944, use of the word "Cocos" in communications was suppressed. Various coded military addresses were used including 'Operation Wilcox', 'Island X' and 'Fortress Brown'. Use of such addresses on mail is very rare & the only the examples we have seen are from Colin Riddell's collection]

Listed in: unusual origins or destinations , Redirected Mail , GREAT BRITAIN , Medical & Health , Airmail Covers - Flying Boats , Postal History , Free Mail , Flight Covers Commercial , CEYLON , INDIA , Military - Air Force , Military World War II , AUSTRALIA , COCOS ISLANDS , MALAYA Straits Settlements

Estimate: AUD$ 400.00T

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Item was sold for: $3,600.00T