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Australia Military Mails

AMM1) 1943 Japanese Red CROSS ENVELOPE, to Aust POW in **JAVA** 1943 (Nov) Australian Red Cross prisoner of war envelope overprinted with 'C/O JAPANESE RED CROSS SOCIETY' and solid red bar at base. Addressed to an Australian soldier, Sergeant A. W. McI. Eltherington (Service Number QX911) at 2/2 Casualty Clearing Station at the Japanese Prisoner of War camp in Java, Netherlands East Indies. This is a very scarce Prisoner of War destination. The cover is unfranked and with a Melbourne, Vic trip cancel. It was censored in Melbourne and stamped with two '3 / PASSED / BY / CENSOR / 80' handstamp (Smith 3 - 16a) on front and back, the latter tying an unfolded '3 Opened by Censor' reclosing label (Smith 3 - 8a) over the flap. ALL CENSOR MARKING ARE ON REVERSE. Mail to prisoners of war in Japanese camps was exchanged with the neutral Portuguese at Mozambique. Thence to Tokyo where a circular 'SOCIETY DE LA CROIX-ROUGE DU JAPON' and a Japanese chop were struck in magenta. The cover also bears a further Japanese chop with the number 11600 struck in violet, which number is also written in pencil at the top of the front of the cover. Scarce survivor, price $300

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