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Auction: 233 - Lot number: 2389 << Previous   Next >>

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

Description: 129 STAGING POST: Undated Forces Air Letter with printed 'RAFPOST/AIR COMMAND/SOUTH EAST ASIA' at upper-right & instructions within for addressing mail completed with "129 Staging Post" & 'CEYLON AIR FORCES' h/s in violet, sent to GB with 'RAFPOST/ 2 /SOUTH EAST ASIA/ 2 ' cds with the dateline removed. There must have been thousands of these pro forma air letters but this is the only example we have seen from Ceylon. [In 1944, logistical & construction units of the XIVth Army were sent to Cocos for Operation 'Pharos', to construct a heavy bomber airfield on Brown's West Island. South-East Asia Command (SEAC) intended Cocos to be a Forward Strategic Operating Base for retaking Malaya & the Dutch Indies]

Listed in: Postal Stationery - Aerogrammes , Postal Stationery , 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$ 300.00T

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Item was sold for: $1,450.00T