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Auction: 233 - Lot number: 2393 << Previous   Next >>

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

Description: INDIAN ARMY FPO 46: 1945 (Apr 9) Forces 'Blue Triangle' Air Letter with letter headed with '37 Ind HAA Bty IA' h/s in violet, Indian-pattern 'FPO/No46/13APR45' cds & 'UNIT CENSOR/R722' cachet in violet used at Cocos, despite completed honour certificate on reverse reopened at Colombo & resealed with 'OPENED BY EXAMINER' label tied by triangular 'FIELD - CENSOR/170' cachet in violet, minor defects. The ERD for both the FPO 46 cds & Unit Censor h/s on Cocos: Ted Proud notes usage of FPO 46 between 13APR45 & 10JAN46. [The record book of the 37th Indian HAA Battery states "...completed disembarkation on Fortress Brown on 4.4.1945..."]

Listed in: Postal Stationery - Formular Issues , 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$ 500.00T

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Item was sold for: $600.00T