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BU13) Burma 1940 small airmail cover to Finchley, London. Bears solo usage of 1R KGVI cancelled by cds of Rangoon G.P.O. Sorting of 19 SEP 40. Nice clean & attractive hand addressed cover. Price $39

BU14) Burma 1941 small airmail cover to Finchley, London from army Lt. Whiteside, signed on front. Gazetted TERRITORIAL ARMY. Capt. (Actg. Maj.) J. D. WHITESIDE (441469) to be Maj., 10th July 1957, with seniority list. July 17th Feb. 1959: TERRITORIAL ARMY RESERVE OF OFFICERS Maj. J. D. WHITESIDE (441469) from Active List to be Maj., 17th Feb. 1959, retaining his present seniority. Bears 6p,1A, 2As 6p & 3As x 4. SG 20, 22, 25 & 26. All cancelled by cds’s of Maungan 7 OCT. 41. Manuscript in red crayon “AIR – DURBAN, SEA – UK.  Rare and attractive cover, price $125

BU47) Burma 1943 (Japanese Occupation) SG J46 1a Scarlet on small  cover to Nippon Police Station Ngazun, Sagaing District. Cancelled by Rangoon cds of 10 JAN 43 and with Sagaing arrival cds of 19 JAN 43 on reverse. Neat hand addressed cover, in English. Rare survivor, price $925

BU50) Burma 1943 (Japanese Occupation) SG J72 5c Scarlet crossed swords on neat small handwritten cover locally used. Cancelled by cds of Kyonpyaw 7 JUN.43. Price $240

BU42) ) Burma 1943 (Japanese Occupation) Colour PPC FDC bearing SG J82/84 cancelled by Flag Pictorial handstamps in Violet of 1 AUG 42 to Postmaster, Insein. Insein arrival cds on correspondence side of 2 AUG.43. Clean and neat, RARE! Price $995

BU45) Burma 1943 (Japanese Occupation) SG J76 5c Carmine, small C on small hand addressed cover to Henzada. Cancelled cds of Rangoon 4 AUG 43. Way better than average condition, price $395

BU49) Burma 1945 (Japanese Occupation)6PS Blue KGVI Postal Stationery card, used locally at Kyonpyaw. KGV imprint obliterated by heavy blue cross and uprated by 3C  blue SG J75 cancelled by Kyonpyaw cds of 8 MAR.5  Neat& clean hand addressed card. Price $495

BU34) Burma 1945 RARE locally addressed “First Post out of LIBERATED BURMA” black cachet on small cover. Bears Mily. Admin. Ovpts. SG 27, 39, 40 & 41 cancelled by Mandalay cds’s of 8 JUN.45 and with same arrival cds on reverse 5 days later. Neat cover, addressee partially obliterated. Price $110  

BU36) BURMA 1945 BRITISH MILITARY ADMIN POSTAGE CACHET ON 1 Anna Brown KGVI Postal Stationery envelope SIGNED COL. U. THEIN. Used to Madras. Price $59 

BU55) Burma 1946 Officials Set, SG 028/40 Fresh Mint Lightly Hinged on Album Page. Cat. £75, price $99

BU35) Burma 1947 small airmail On Active Service cover from Major S. J. Gazeley, to Chingford, London E.4. Bear 1½ annas Orange KGVI SG55, cancelled by cds of Churchill Road, Rangoon, 19 AUG 47. Also violet rectangular h/stamp “DAMAGED BY/SEA WATER”  Major Gazeley had recently been promoted from Captain, and was active as a witness in Japanese War Crimes. Copy trial transcript include with cover. Rare insight into military court proceedings.   

BU54) Burma 1947 Officials Set, SG 041/053 Fresh mint lightly hinged on Album Page. Cat. £225, price $239

BC892) Ceylon 1864 watermark Crown CC 2/- Steel blue SG59 (deep shade) some HR, fresh Mint, Cat £375, Price $449

BC893) Ceylon KGVI 1938 5r Green & purple SG 397 MLH, Cat £55, Price $59

BC904) Fiji Postage Dues 1940 set of 8 to 1/6d SG D11-18, hinge remains Mint, Cat £140, Price $169

LM61) Hong Kong 1885 QV 50c on 48c Yellowish Brown SG41 Used, some thinning. CV £50, price $25

BC901) Hong Kong – PO’s in China 1917 overprints KGV wmk Mult Crown CA $1 Grey-purple & blue/blue SG 13a, fresh Mint, Cat £90, Price $119

BC897) Hong Kong 1938-52 KGVI 50c Purple perf 14 SG 153, fresh Mint, Cat £55, Price $59

BC898) Hong Kong 1938-52 KGVI 20c Rose red SG 148a, fresh Mint, Cat £28, Price $34.50

BC900 Hong Kong 1946 KGVI $5 Green & violet, chalk surface paper, SG 160ab, some HR, fresh Mint, Cat £120, Price $139

BC899 Hong Kong 1948  KGVI $1 Red-orange & green, chalk surface paper, SG156b, fresh Mint, Cat £55, Price $59

IN57) INDIA 1911 CORONATION DURBAR LOVELY SOUVENIR CARD WITH KGV  3 x 1a Carmine. 2 are machine cancelled 1 with KGV Cypher cds. Inside of card gives Post Office hours of business, despatch & delivery times to various parts of India. Scarce and attractive, only the 2nd we have handled in 50 years! Price $285

IN31) India 1929 Dum Dum India Trans Atlantic Cacheted  Flight Cover to Calcutta, 10th anniv. of 1919 Newfoundland to Ireland Flight. Bears 1A Brown KGV cancelled Dum Dum cds 14 JUN 29 and with Park St. Calcutta arrival cds of the same day. RARE! Price $659

IN34) India 1929 INDIA 1929 FIRST DAY COVER 2 ANNA VALUE SIGNED STEPHEN SMITH FIVE VALUES OF THE AIRMAIL STAMPS WERE ISSUED ON 4TH NOVEMBER 1929 THE 2 ANNA STAMP WAS ISSUED ON 20 TH DECEMBER 1929. On Goodyear Tyre advertising cover cancelled by Park St. Calcutta cds of 20 DEC 29. Neat clean cover addressed to Stephen Smith and with small boxed cachet “DATE OF ISSUE/INLAND/AIR MAIL STAMP” Rare so fine, price $1350

IN56) India 1930 Mrs Victor Bruce (Mildred Bruce) signed flown SOLO FLIGHT LONDON-TOKYO IN HER PLANE Blackburn Bluebird. cacheted cover bears 1a KGV Rose Carmine SG 159 cancelled by East Rangoon cds of 31 OCT 30  with del’y same date cds on reverse. Mildred Mary Petre Bruce (10 November 1895 – 21 May 1990) was a British record-breaking racing motorist, speedboat racer and aviator in the 1920s and 1930s. Died 21 May 1990 (aged 94); Camden, London. Very rare survivor. Price $895

IN54) India 1930 Mlle Maryse Hiltz flown cover. Hilsz, Maryse (1903–1946) French aviator, one of the most admired women flyers, who made a series of spectacular flights to the Far East and Africa in the 1930s and held the women's world altitude record. Name variations: Born in Levallois-Perret, France, in 1903; died in an airplane accident at Moulin-des-Ponts, on January 31, 1946. Was the recipient of the Harmon International Aviation Trophy for women fliers for 1933. Cover inscribed “Vive La France. Raid Paris-Saigon 1930. Carried by Mlle Maryse Hiltz, to whose credit lie 112 Parachute descents. Calcutta – Rangoon” Hand addressed to A Hales, c/o Stephen H. Smith Esq. Bears 2 x 1A Brown KGV India stamps, cancelled as follows: 1) cds Park Street Calcutta, 24 NOV 30, 2) cds Rangoon GPO, 26 NOV.30. Reverse bears arrival cds of Park St. Calcutta on return flight of 1 DEC 30. Exceedingly rare cover, filing crease at right does not affect the adhesives. Price $1350  

IN45) India 1948 Cacheted  Ghandi Memorial cover produced by Scott-Brown Stamps Bangalore. Bears solo use 12a Green Ghandi cancelled by Bangalore Pictorial Cancel of 15 AUGUST 1948 hand addressed to Rangoon, Burma. Price $145

BC870) South Africa 1915 use of Zieher German South East Africa embossed stamp postcard. Stampless On Active Service use, with signed by “ OC. (Officer Commanding)   No. 2 Armoured Train, “Scot” S.A. Engineer Corps. “ h/stamp in blue. Also blue boxed “POSTAGE PAID/PASSED CENSOR” Additionally cds of Army Base P.O. 5 South Africa  dated 18.FEB.15. Card is in good condition with three pinholes where most probably affixed to a noticeboard plus top left corner crease. Postal, let alone military usage of these cards is exceedingly rare. Price $495

BC628) Southern Rhodesia 1937 KGVI Definitive Set of 13 SG40-52 used. CV £23, price $29

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