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Description: Refugees: 1949 commercial airmail cover to Australia with superb 'IRO - UNEC/OCT 29 1949/POST OFFICE' cds in blue at lower-left, 4c pair & 10c block of 10 on reverse with Guiuan cancels, endorsed at upper-left "GS Makhlawsky/Tubabao Evacuees' Camp/Guiuan, Samar...", repaired flap-tear. Rare. [In 1949, some 5500 White Russian Refugees from the Chinese Communist Revolution were grudgingly accepted by the Philippines. They were placed in a jungle camp on the remote island of Tubabao, 15 miles from Guiuan. In 1951, they were finally granted residency in Australia and America. Soon after, their abandoned camp was obliterated by a typhoon]

Auction Category: THEMATICS & SUBJECTS

Listed in: THEMATICS & TOPICALS , Refugee Mail , Flight Covers Commercial , AUSTRALIA , Philippines , UNITED NATIONS

Estimate: AUD$ 250.00

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Item was sold for: $260.00