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

Description: KLM TRANSIT MAILS: 1945 (Nov & Dec) commercial covers from Holland to Batavia or Semarang both at 30c airmail rate with Dutch black/brown censor tape, the first redirected to Bandoeng, the other forwarded to Ceylon, minor blemishes. Unrecognised rarities. [On 10.11.1945, KLM included Colombo & Cocos in its first post-WWII service to the Indies. On 16.11.1945, the KLM pilot received a full briefing on Cocos. The last such transit at Cocos was on 18.1.1946. Flights then flew Colombo-Batavia direct. From 22.2.1946, both Ceylon & Cocos were bypassed, the new route being via Calcutta & Rangoon] (Qty 2)

Listed in: NETHERLANDS INDIES , Netherlands , 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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Quality: B/A- Get Help on this Item

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Item was sold for: $900.00T