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R DAVID TETT’S COLLECTION OF POW MAIL

DAVID TETT’S COLLECTION OF PRISONER OF WAR MAIL IN EAST ASIA AND DUTCH EAST INDIES

R 18 JANUARY 2015

4/F and 5/F, Hua Fu Commercial Building, 111 Queen’s Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong Telephone +852 3952 3000 Fax +852 3952 3038 e-mail china@spink.com www.spink.com

HONG KONG

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STAMPS COINS BANKNOTES MEDALS BONDS & SHARES AUTOGRAPHS BOOKS WINES

18 JANUARY 2015

HONG KONG


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GROUP CHAIRMAN AND CEO Olivier D. Stocker YOUR SPECIALISTS STAMPS UK - Tim Hirsch FRPSL Guy Croton Fernando Martínez David Parsons Nick Startup Neill Granger Paul Mathews Dominic Savastano Tom Smith Ian Shapiro (Consultant) USA - George Eveleth Richard Debney EUROPE - Guido Craveri Fernando Martínez CHINA - Tommy Chau COINS UK - Mike Veissid Richard Bishop Eleanor Charlotte Dix Tim Robson Edouard Wyngaard Jon Mann Barbara Mears John Pett USA - Stephen Goldsmith (Special Consultant) Greg Cole Luke Mitchell CHINA - Kin Choi Cheung BANKNOTES, BONDS & SHARES UK - Barnaby Faull Mike Veissid Andrew Pattison Monica Kruber Thomasina Smith USA - Stephen Goldsmith (Special Consultant) EUROPE - Peter Christen CHINA - Paul Pei Po Chow Kelvin Cheung ORDERS, DECORATIONS, MEDALS & MILITARIA UK - Mark Quayle Oliver Pepys John Hayward BOOKS UK - Philip Skingley Jennifer Mulholland AUTOGRAPHS USA - Stephen Goldsmith (Special Consultant) WINES CHINA - Vincent Cleme Guillaume Willk-Fabia YOUR EUROPE TEAM (LONDON - LUGANO) Chairman’s Office Charles Blane Directors Tim Hirsch Anthony Spink Auction & Client Management Team Miroslava Adusei-Poku Grace Hawkins Rita Ariete Dora Szigeti Tatyana Boyadzhieva John Winchcombe Craig Bower-Parker María Martínez Maurizio Schenini Finance Alison Bennet Marco Fiori Mina Bhagat Dennis Muriu Hemel Thakore IT & Administration Berdia Qamarauli Leszek Woronowicz Liz Cones Curlene Spencer Tom Robinson Cristina Dugoni Giacomo Canzi

SALE CALENDAR 2015 STAMPS 18 January 18 January 21/22 January 26 January 27 January 27 January 28 January 29/30 January 30/31 January 31 January 25 February 25 February 18 March 16 April 7/8 May 19 May 20 May 15/16 July August

David Tett’s Collection of Prisoner of War Mail in East Asia and Dutch East Indies Fine Stamps and Covers of China and Hong Kong The Philatelic Collector’s Series Sale The James F. Hudson Collection of British Africa Part I The Federico Borromeo Collection of Nevis Stamps and Postal History The “Robert Wallace” Collection of Great Britain Line Engraved East Africa from the Vestey Collection The Philatelic Collector’s Series Sale The Philatelic Collector’s Series Sale The “Assab” Collection of Italian Colonies The “Lionheart” Collection of Great Britain and British Empire – Part IV Falkland Islands, The Collection formed by the late Major R. N. Spafford Rhodesia Double Head Issue from the Vestey Collection The Neville Polakow FRPSL Collection of Northern Rhodesia The Philatelic Collector's Series Sale Western Australia from the Vestey Collection Specialised Great Britain Stamps and Postal History The Philatelic Collector's Series Sale Stamps and Covers of South East Asia Sale during the International Exhibition

Hong Kong Hong Kong New York London London London London London Lugano Lugano London London London London London London London London Singapore

15016 15017 150 15011 15010 15020 15013 15030 SW1015 SW1016 15012 15029 15021 15022 15023 15024 15025 15026 15027

Coins, Banknotes, Bonds & Share Certificates of China and Hong Kong The Numismatic Collector’s Series Sale Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals

Hong Kong New York London London

15015 321 15004 15005

Coins, Banknotes, Bonds & Share Certificates of China and Hong Kong The Numismatic Collector’s Series Sale World Banknotes World Banknotes

Hong Kong New York London London

15015 321 15008 15028

Orders, Decoration, Campaign Medals & Militaria Orders, Decoration, Campaign Medals & Militaria

London London

15001 15002

Coins, Banknotes, Bonds & Share Certificates of China and Hong Kong Stocks and Bonds of the Americas Bonds & Share Certificates of the World Bonds & Share Certificates of the World

Hong Kong New York Lugano London

The Numismatic Collector’s Series Sale

New York

Wines, Cognacs and Other Spirits Wines, Cognacs and Other Spirits

Hong Kong Hong Kong

COINS 17 January 27 January 25/26 March 1/2 July

BANKNOTES 17 January 27 January 28/29/30 April 8/9 July

MEDALS 23 April 23 July

BONDS AND SHARES 17 28 30 28

January January January May

15015 321 SW1014 15018

YOUR AMERICA TEAM (NEW YORK) Auction Administration and Marketing & Design Sonia Alves Amit Ramprashad

AUTOGRAPHS 27 January

321

Finance & Administration Aleena Nieves Auctioneer Luke Mitchell YOUR ASIA TEAM (HONG KONG - SINGAPORE) Administration Angie Ihlo Fung Newton Tsang Sue Pui Arthur Chan Doris Lo Gary Tan

WINES 16 January 16 April

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拍品咨詢 Neill Granger ngranger@spink.com +44 (0)20 7563 4077 (available until 12 January) Tommy Chau tchau@spink.com +852 3952 3000

拍賣會詳情 2015年1月18日(星期日)上午10時

出價競投或查詢時請列明拍賣編號為 TETT-15016 競投咨詢

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倫敦辦事處 地址: 69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 4ET 只限預約 2014年12月29日(星期一)上午10時至下午5時 2014年12月30日(星期二)上午10時至下午5時

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香港辦事處 地址: 香港皇后大道西111號4樓 2015年1月15日(星期四) 上午10時至下午6時 2015年1月16日(星期五) 上午10時至下午6時

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

Dear Bidder, We welcome you to our auction house. Please note the points below to assist you with the registration, bidding and payment at our auctions.

EXTENSIONS (STAMPS ONLY): Prospective buyers, who wish to obtain an expert opinion on any lot other than a mixed lot or lot containing un-described stamps, are requested to notify Spink in writing no less than 48 hours before the commencement of the sale. Reason why such opinion is required must be stated together with the identity of an expert for Spink to consider such a request. Extensions requested on account of condition will not be accepted for expert opinions.

REGISTRATION FOR BIDDING: If you are registering with us for the first time or have not bid successfully in the past, we require a deposit of HK$50,000. If you intend to bid more than HK$200,000 the deposit may be higher. The deposit will be deducted from your invoice should your bid be successful. If you are unsuccessful, your deposit will be returned by the same means by which it was paid. In addition we will ask for your bank and trade references. We encourage new clients to register for bidding at least 48 hours prior to the commencement of the sale to allow sufficient time to process the registration. Prior to the auction, some lots may be designated as “Premium Lots”, which means a deposit may be required before placing a bid on the item for sale. Information will be posted on our website in such an event. Spink have the right at our own discretion to refuse admission to our premises, attendance at an auction and decline submitted bids. BIDDING METHODS: In person You will be given a registration form that you will need to fill in providing your up to date address and contact details. Please always have your photo ID with you and, if you are bidding on behalf of a company, your business registration. ID information is collected for registration purposes only and will be kept confidential. Submitting a bid form by email/post/fax Again please always provide your full up-to-date contact details together with the lot numbers and the amounts up to which you would like us to bid on your behalf exclusive of Buyer’s Premium/tax/postage. Should you not receive our email confirmation of your bids having been received please call our office to make sure they have been received and processed. Submitting bids via our website To submit bids via our website www.spink.com you need to be registered and logged in. You can leave bids via this method up to 3 hours before the commencement of the sale. Bidding live on Spink Live You must be registered and logged into our website www.spink.com. The live bidding applet can be accessed from one week prior to the sale via the Spink Live button on our homepage. You will see ‘Auction not yet started’ message that will be replaced about one hour before the commencement of the sale with the live feed. You will be able to see and hear the auctioneer live during the sale. Buyers who acquire lots on the-saleroom.com will have a fee of 3% on the hammer price added to their invoice for using this facility. Telephone bidding We reserve this service for bidding on lots of value exceeding HK$10,000. Bidding via agent Your agent has to inform us prior to the sale that he or she will be bidding on your behalf, and the usual sale registration has to take place. He or she has to provide a letter of authorisation signed by you. Please place your bids following our usual bidding increments published in the Terms and Conditions for Buyers. Please note that commission and telephone bids are undertaken subject to other commitments at the time of the sale, and the conduct of the auction may be such that we are unable to bid as requested. Since this is undertaken as free service we cannot accept liability for failure to make a commission bid. Buy bids and plus one bids will not be accepted. Please make yourself aware of any Saleroom notices published on lots you are interested in bidding on.

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DAVID TETT’S COLLECTION OF PRISONER OF WAR MAIL IN EAST ASIA AND DUTCH EAST INDIES 18 January 2015 in Hong Kong and on *

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YOUR SPINK TEAM FOR THIS SALE

SPINK HONG KONG 4/F and 5/F, Hua Fu Commercial Building 111 Queen’s Road West Sheung Wan Hong Kong Tel: +852 3952 3000 Fax: +852 3952 3038

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SALE DETAILS Sunday 18 January 2015 at 10.00 a.m. In sending commission bids or making enquiries, this sale should be referred to as TETT - 15016

VIEWING OF LOTS SPINK LONDON 69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 4ET By appointment on Monday 29 December 2014 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. Tuesday 30 December 2014 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. SPINK CHINA 4/F and 5/F, Hua Fu Commercial Building, 111 Queen's Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong Thursday 15 January 2015 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. Friday 16 January 2015 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.

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Extensions Please see important changes to our Terms and Conditions for Buyers in regard to Extensions published at the back of this catalogue. Prospective buyers who wish to obtain an expert opinion on any lot (other than a mixed lot or lot containing undescribed stamps) are requested to notify Spink in writing not less than forty-eight hours before the time fixed for the commencement of the first session of the sale. If accepted by Spink, such request shall have the same effect as notice of an intention to question the genuineness or description of the lot for the purposes of Condition 3.4 of our Terms and Conditions for Buyers. Notice of a request for an expert opinion must give the reason why such is required and specify the identity of the expert which will be subject to the agreement of Spink. All lots for which Certificates of Authenticity are desired must be submitted by Spink to the Expert Committee for choice.

Buyers are reminded that any lot(s) purchased “on extension” are subject to payment in accordance with our normal Terms & Conditions of Business. Settlement of any lots on extension should be made at the time of invoice payment. Overdue accounts are subject to interest charges. Extensions requested on account of condition will not be accepted for expert opinions. Any Lot described as having faults or defects may not be returned should a certificate cite other faults or defects not included in the catalogue description. Should Spink accept a request for an extension under the foregoing provisions of this paragraph, the fact may be stated by the Auctioneer from the rostrum prior to the sale of the lot. It should be noted that any stamp accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity is sold on the basis of that Certificate only and not on the basis of any other. No request for an extension will be accepted on such a stamp and the return of such a stamp will not be accepted.

Notes Concerning Descriptions GUM: Original gum should be expected on unused stamps where appropriate, unless stated otherwise in the description: mint unused with original gum showing slight disturbance caused by previous hinge, which may be present in part or entirely removed part original gum unused with original gum significantly disturbed or heavily hinged unmounted mint original gum as issued unused without gum COVERS: Should be expected to have minor nicks and tears usually from opening. Folded letters or covers normally have one or two file folds. These are not described unless of an exceptional nature and are not grounds for return. entire letter complete as sent with comments still attached to the outer address portion entire the outer portion of a folded letter but without contents cover an envelope

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datestamp handstamp air mail specimen cancelled essay proof forgery reprint

References Catalogue values and numbers are those taken from the latest available edition. The use of Gibbons Specialised catalogues in Great Britain sales is clearly indicated. Where other catalogues are used they are mentioned by name. Buyers are reminded that payment must be made within seven days from the date of sale (condition 5.2.1), and interest will be added for overdue accounts (condition 5.5.1.1). Please note charges for credit card payments (condition 5.2.3(iii)). Buyers are reminded that if they default on a successful bid that details relating to such default may be shared with other auction houses and live bidding platforms (condition 5.7). 4


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January 18, 2015 - HONG KONG

WAR IN THE EAST 1941-1945 The 7th December 1941 is etched in the minds of millions of people across the world in terms of Pearl Harbour. Within the following few months Japanese forces had conquered a vast tract of territory in the region: Hong Kong; Singapore and Malaya; Burma and Thailand; Borneo, Java, Sumatra and the other islands making up the Dutch East Indies (DEI); Wake Island, Guam and the Philippines had all fallen. In the minds and literature of the Western powers the bombing of Pearl Harbour was the infamous act that started it all. In fact, Japan had been waging war against China since 1937 and the first aggressive act outside that theatre was the shooting down by the Japanese of a Catalina reconnaissance plane off the coast of Malaya on 7th December. The taking of Shanghai was the next act of war against Western powers. Since Thailand and Malaya were the other side of the international dateline, even the landings in Thailand and Malaya in the early hours of 8th December actually took place before the attack on Pearl Harbour.

As the territories were conquered one by one, military personnel and civilians fell into the hands of the Japanese. In China, the Japanese quickly rounded up the military personnel of enemy nations, mostly US Marines guarding the Embassy and Legations. Many thousand allied civilians were left to co-exist with the Japanese and other residents until late 1942 to early 1943 when internment began. Guam, a small island in the Pacific, was attacked and surrendered on 10th December 1941, with 360 US Marines and 130 US civilians taken prisoner and moved to Japan on 10th January. Wake Island, a tiny territory even further out in the Pacific fell on 23rd December after putting up a robust defence and 1,187 POWs and civilian contractors were taken to Shanghai while the remaining survivors were later taken to Japan.

Hong Kong was taken on Christmas Day 1941 after bitter fighting that left 1,644 allied soldiers and several thousand civilians dead. The survivors of the 14,000 garrison, consisting of British, Indian and Canadian forces, were initially imprisoned in Hong Kong and later many were shipped to Japan. About 2,500 civilians were interned in Stanley Camp on the island. In the early months of 1942, the Allies continued to lose territory after territory. On 15th February Singapore fell with 85,000 POWs – British, Australian and Indian – plus 4,000 civilians who were interned. By mid-March Sumatra and Java had fallen followed by the remaining islands of the DEI in the following weeks, with nearly 80,000 allied soldiers becoming POWs. Among these, 9,500 were British, 4,000 Australian and 1,100 American, the remainder being Dutch East Indies forces. More than 100,000 civilians, mainly Dutch or Eurasian, came under Japanese control. Many of the POWs taken in Malaya, Singapore, and the DEI were transported to countries where their labour could be utilised, such as Thailand or Burma to build the infamous railway; Taiwan; Korea; Borneo and Japan.

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PRISONER OF WAR MAIL IN EAST ASIA AND DUTCH EAST INDIES

Liberated Australian POWs process on board a ship

The Philippines was the last major country to fall to the Japanese. As they advanced, General MacArthur directed all his forces on Luzon, the major island, to retreat to the Bataan Peninsula and Corregidor Island. Thus the civilians left in Manila and elsewhere were the first to fall into Japanese hands on 2nd January 1942: approximately 4,000 civilians were interned. Bataan held out until the 9th April and Corregidor the 6th May. Forces in the other islands capitulated on 29th May concluding all official resistance even though significant guerrilla activity continued throughout the war. More than 65,000 POWs were taken in the Philippines, most of whom were transported to Japan as the war progressed. Close to half a million people were imprisoned by the Japanese over a vast area of Southeast Asia. As the Allied forces advanced, the Japanese moved the POWs as far north as possible, including to Manchuria. Most prisoners were allowed to receive and send mail although the frequency permitted varied greatly. With the POWs frequently moved, mail from their homelands sometimes took years to reach them.

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January 18, 2015 - HONG KONG

DAVID TETT

David was a collector of Malayan stamps and postal history. His interest in the postal history of these camps was stimulated when he acquired a Singapore prisoner of war cover back in the 1980’s. There was virtually no information he could find from other collectors and dealers. Obtaining a few more covers soon after this he soon discovered the overlap between the different countries as prisoners were transferred between camps and countries. P.O.W’s in Singapore were sent to Japan and Korea; some from the D.E.I. went to Malaya and Japan, and so on. This was the start of a voyage of discovery of the different camps and their markings. This auction comprises material from David Tett’s collection, which he built up from the late 1980’s to 2010 to support and illustrate his research into this intriguing period of history. The material includes the subject matter of Volumes 2, 4, 5, and 6 of his series on the subject and provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire invaluable historic material.

David Tett being awarded the Crawford medal at the Royal Philatelic Society, in front of the picture of the Earl of Crawford. (Courtesy Michael Pitt-Payne)

Further Information: To purchase books and items from David Tett’s research library please visit Fepowmail.com David Tett’s books are available as follows: Volume 4 (£35), volumes 5 and 6 (£45 each) Postage per volume, please add UK £8, USA £10, Europe £14, ROW £25

For other background information it it recommended to visit Roger Mansell’s website: www.mansell.com Here you will find a lot of information on the camps, prison rosters and much more.

The Postal Stationery in S.E. Asia Under Japanese Occupation by Masayoski Tsuchiya Available at ¥6300 (approx US$63) from the publisher or order from Spink.

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PRISONER OF WAR MAIL IN EAST ASIA AND DUTCH EAST INDIES Note: All buyers must read the notes concerning requests for Extensions printed on page 4 of this catalogue. The Terms of that notice must be complied with fully under all circumstances. Please note that bidders who acquire lots on the-saleroom.com will have a fee of 3% on the hammer price added to their invoice for using this facility. Spink is pleased to continue to offer our brand new on-line bidding platform Spink Live for no charge through www.spink.com.

SUNDAY 18 JANUARY 2015 Commencing at 10.00 a.m.

PRISONER OF WAR MAIL CHINA The first captives of the Japanese were the 204 North China Marines when they surrendered in December 1941. They were held under house arrest in their barracks until transferred to a POW Camp. There they were joined by 1,187 marines and civilian contractors captured on Wake Island. About 9,000 allied civilians in China, were systematically rounded up and interned in early 1943 in Civil Assembly Centres mostly in the Shanghai area Prisoners of War - Shanghai - Incoming Mail

Ex 2001 2001



1942 (12 June) stampless envelope to Chalas Loveland bearing Nampa machine postmark, U.S. censor seal at left, circular Red Cross Geneva handstamp in violet, a light strike of Shanghai Prison of War Camp handstamp in red with Endo seal, pencil notes on reverse indicate that the letter arrived in camp on 14th December 1942 and received on 21st December. Also undated International Red Cross envelope to the same addressee, from Idaho and bearing a fair strike of Shanghai Prisoner of War Camp handstamp with Matsui seal and 1943 (1 Apr.) envelope to Woosung Camp from Idaho with machine postmark, U.S. censor seal and the Camp handstamp in red with Matsui seal with a note on the reverse that the cover was received in camp on 23rd December 1943 and delivered on 4 April 1944. Tett figs. 4-7-2, 4, 8. (3 covers). Photo

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1942 (7 July) envelope to Sgt. de Tallentire, formally of Wake Island bearing U.S. 6c. franking tied by Akron despatch duplex and sent air mail, with U.S. censor seal at left, a good strike of circular Red Cross, Geneva handstamp in red, a good strike of Shanghai Prisoner of War Camp handstamp in red with Endo seal. With the original letter which also bears the Japanese censor handstamp and seal. Fine. Tett fig. 4-7-3 1943 (15 Nov.) stampless Prisoner of War envelope to John Castelton with Bay City, Texas machine cancellation, U.S. censor tape at left with circular censor handstamp, routed via Vienna with German “Ag” mark and a good strike of Shanghai Prisoner of War handstamp in red with Matsui seal. Also 1944 (11 May) envelope to Jon Thuesen with Mountain View, California machine postmark, U.S. censor tape at left and the Shanghai Camp handstamp again with Matsui seal. Tett figs. 4-7-9, 10. (2 covers) Included with this lot is a copy of 1982 Ex CBI Roundup which includes the article by Paul Webb, Shot Down Over Hong Kong

HK$800-1,000

HK$1,500-2,000

Prisoners of War - Shanghai - Outgoing Mail

2004 2004



1943 (1 Jan) first type envelope with “Shanghai War-prisoner’s Camp.”, from Naad Gustafson to his parents in Fort Bragg, California, bearing “Sec Des Prisonniers De Guerre” in red, unframed Prisoner of War Post handstamp in red and with Endo seal. With the original letter on the special stationery. Fine and interesting. Tett fig. 4-8-2, 3. Photo

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1943 (c.) first type printed envelope from R. Mackie to Coleraine, Minnesota bearing “Sec Des Prisonniers De Guerre” in red and with Endo seal and U.S. censor tape at left. Tett. fig. 4-8-1. Photo

HK$1,200-1,500

1943 (c.) two first type printed envelopes from Barracks no.4 to U.S.A. from Elbert Mansur and John Pace, both indicate Japanese Field Post Office 106 bearing straight-line “Sec Des Prisonniers DE Guerre” (both with capital “E”), unframed Prisoner of War Post handstamp in red, both with Endo seal and with U.S. paper censor seal at left. One with pencil date “6-2-42” which may be the sent date; one with vertical creases. Tett figs. 4-8-4, 5. (2 covers). Photo

HK$2,500-3,000

Children at Lunghwa Camp in Shanghai

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1943 (c.) second type “Shanghai War-prisoner’s Camp.” envelope from George Laubach to Omaha, Nebraska bearing straight-line “Sec Des Prisonniers De Guerre” in red, Shindo seal, U.S. censor tape and circular handstamp. Fresh and fine. Tett fig. 4-8-7. Photo

HK$1,500-2,000

1943 (c.) second type printed envelope from John Lange to his family in Los Angeles with straight-line “Sec Des Prisonniers De Guerre” in red, with Shindo seal, U.S. censor tape and circular handstamp; readdressed on arrival without further postage marks. Tett fig. 4-8-6. Photo

HK$1,200-1,500

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1943 (13 July) first type card with the outline letters “Shanghai War-prisoner’s Camp”, from John Pace to his parents in Arizona, with Endo seal and U.S. censor handstamp; creased. Tett fig. 4-8-8. Photo

HK$1,800-2,200

1944 (1 Dec.) second type card with solid lettering, from Chalas Loveland to his parents in Idaho, with Matsui seal; without U.S. censor as this probably arrived after the end of hostilities. Fine. Tett fig. 4-8-15. Photo

HK$1,800-2,200

1945 (Jan.-Feb.) two type 2 cards to U.S.A., from Eugene DeTurck and Donald Smith, both with Matsui seal and without any U.S. censor as they arrived after the end of hostilities, the second card with manuscript “9-11-44”. Good to very fine. Tett figs. 4-8-16, 17. (2 cards)

HK$3,000-4,000

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Pootung Camp: 1943 (?) (14 Jan.) envelope to G. Norris at Civilian Assembly Centre, Pootung bearing China $1.50 on 3c. pair tied by Shanghai c.d.s., sent by his wife, the envelope bears the large letters “CENSORED” in red, a postman’s chop and manuscript “5”, thought to be the designation of this camp. Fine. Tett fig. 4-7-15. Photo

HK$1,200-1,500

–– 1943 (?) (17 Jan.) envelope (flap missing) to J.E. Watson bearing China $1 on 8c. tied by Shanghai c.d.s. and bearing the large letters “CENSORED” in red with blue crayon annotation directing it to Room 5 Section B-19, Shanghai (18.1) backstamp. Photo

HK$1,200-1,500

–– 1943 (30 Apr.) stampless envelope to B.T. Cunningham bearing Morris Plains machine postmark, with U.S. censor seal at left and the large “CENSORED” in red and sent via the Red Cross in Geneva. Also 1944 (15 Dec.) prisoner of war air mail lettersheet bearing U.S. 6c. air stamp cancelled by New York c.d.s., bearing U.S. censor stamp; this letter addressed to Pootung. Good covers from his girlfriend. Tett fig. 4-7-16, 17. (2 covers)

HK$2,200-2,500

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Ex 2017

Shanghai - Lincoln Avenue Camp: 1943 (31 Mar.) stampless Prisoner of War envelope to Miss R. Groves bearing Tunbridge Wells machine postmark with British censor seal at left; without further censor marks. Tett fig. 4-7-47. Photo The Lincoln Avenue Camp was opened for those who were old, frail or ill. Miss Groves was an 80 year old missionary who was in Lincoln Avenue from June 1944 WWW.SPINK.COM

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Shanghai - Lunghwa Camp: 1945 (3 Oct.) air mail envelope registered to John Sweet bearing U.S. 90c. franking cancelled by dumb ovals and sent c/o Liberated Personnel Section, San Francisco, much travelled and with an array of backstamps including Juneau (Alaska) despatch c.d.s., several U.S. Army Postal Service c.d.s., Chinese Shanghai c.d.s. (25.11). Unusual late mail. Tett fig. 4-12-37

HK$1,000-1,500

Yangchow Camp: 1943 (c.) stampless envelope to Mrs Alice Evans at Civil Assembly Centre no.10 (Yangchow B) bearing a good strike of International Red Cross/Shanghai oval in violet with handstamped number “0003546” in black, “X8” in blue crayon and pencil “C” (Yangchow C camp); without Japanese censor marks. Fine. Tett fig. 4-7-24. Photo

HK$2,000-2,500

2018 2018



–– 1943 (20 Apr.) typewritten postcard to Mrs J. Evans bearing Sun Yat Sen 50c. tied by Amoy c.d.s., boxed Censored handstamp in red with unreadable square seal, and Amoy District Special Base Corps handstamp in violet, pencil “Yangchow 10”, “C” and “X8” in blue crayon, the reverse with Shanghai transit c.d.s. Fine and unusual markings. Tett fig. 4-7-25. Photo

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HK$2,000-2,500

2019

–– 1943 (12 May) envelope to Master Edward Evans bearing Sun Yat Sen 16c. tied by Shanghai c.d.s. and sent from Pootung Camp and with Kiangtu City, Kiangsu c.d.s. on the reverse, with “X8” in red ink and “‘C’ Camp” in pencil. Fine and good inter-camp mail. Tett fig. 4-7-26. Photo

HK$2,000-2,500

–– 1943 (c.) stampless Prisoner of War envelope from Surrey to D.W. Laycock with British censor label at left, “X8” in blue crayon and with unidentified censor seal in red. This appears to have been delivered to Laycock’s wife in Yangchow. Tett fig. 4-7-27. Photo

HK$1,800-2,200

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Yangchow Camp: 1945 (30 May) 11⁄ 2 d. air mail Prisoner of War card to the Parrys in Yangchow camp, bearing Paddington slogan cancellation and with British censor “P.W.3299” handstamp in red. Without Japanese censor and would have been delivered after the end of hostilities. Fine. Tett fig. 4-7-30. Photo

HK$1,200-1,500

Non-Interred Aliens: 1943 (6 Oct.) newspaper wrapper to Albert Simoes, bearing Sun Yat Sen 10c. tied by Shanghai c.d.s. and addressed locally; also stampless Civilian Internee Mail envelope bearing Toronto machine postmark, two censor seals at left and Japanese Red Cross Tokyo handstamp and two pencil numbers. Tett figs. 4-7-14, 48. (2 items)

HK$1,500-2,000

Undelivered: 1945 (16 June) 11⁄ 2 d. air mail Prisoner of War card to W.G. Morcher in Shanghai, cancelled by Kilburn machine postmark, with British censor “P.W. 3665” handstamp in red and boxed “RETURNED IN UNDELIVERED MAIL/FROM TERRITORY FORMERLY OCCUPIED/BY JAPANESE FORCES” in purple with large red crayon cross through the address. Fine. Tett fig. 4-7-37. Photo

HK$2,000-2,500

Bakery team “D” at the Yangchow Internment Camp C

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Local Messages: 1944 (10 Feb.) To Civil Assembly Center lettersheet to Elsie Youngs in Lunghwa from a Danish friend in Shanghai bearing a light strike of the Japanese Consulate General in Shanghai handstamp in blue and an indistinct Sano seal. Tett fig. 4-7-40. Photo

HK$1,800-2,200

–– 1944 (12 July) “Communications” lettersheet to Mrs Youngs in Lunghwa Camp from a friend, bears a good strike of Lunghwa Enemy Civilian Assembly Centre handstamp in red, and unidentified seal at foot, pencil “28 July 1944” being the date of receipt. Also 1945 (10 Mar.) a similar lettersheet from the same correspondence bearing Haiphong Road censor handstamp in rose-red; minor age faults. Tett figs. 4-7-42, 4-8-18. (2 letters). Photo

HK$3,000-4,000

–– 1944 (19 July) Civil Assembly Center lettersheet to the Bermans in Chapei from a Latvian friend, with a fair strike of circular Chapei Enemy Civilian Assembly Centre handstamp in blue (10.8). Tett fig. 4-7-21

HK$1,800-2,200

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2028

Red Cross Lettersheet: 1944 (21 Nov.) printed lettersheet to John Riddell in Yangchow bearing faint British censor “P.W. 2816” in red, Red Cross Message Bureau 585 handstamp in rosine, Cairo Red Cross handstamp in blue with “13 DEC 1944” datestamp and circular “DELEGATION CICR/ANKARA” in red and Yamamoto seal. Tett fig. 4-7-29. Photo

HK$2,000-2,500

Civilian Internees - Outward Mail 2028

Peking Religious Residence: 1942 (10 June) Red Cross lettersheet from Rev. Clement Schapker to Indiana, U.S.A. and bears a fine strike of oval “COMITE INTERNATIONAL/SHANGHAI/CROIX ROUGE” in purple and circular Geneva Red Cross handstamp in red with date “17 SEPT 1942”; good. Photo

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Shanghai - Lincoln Avenue: 1944 (Aug.) envelope from Johanna van Herwijnen to her friend in Shanghai beaing 50c. on 5c. and $1 on 8c. tied by Shanghai c.d.s. and bears a good strike of small circular censored handstamp in red and manuscript note that this was received on 20th August. Fine and scarce mail from this camp. Tett fig. 4-8-41. Photo

HK$2,000-2,500

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Shanghai - Lunghwa: 1943 (11 Aug.) local Shanghai envelope addressed to Miss R. Groves, The Missionary Home, bearing Martyr 25c. tied by Shanghai c.d.s. with a superb strike of Lunghwa Enemy Civilian Assembly Centre censored handstamp in red and pencil date “Aug. 12.”. Tett fig. 4-8-34. Photo

HK$1,800-2,200

–– 1943 (12 Oct.) and 1944 (Feb.) two envelopes from the same correspondence from Johanna van Herwijnen to friends in Shanghai, the first with 25c. franking and the second with 50c. on 8c. tied by Shanghai c.d.s. and bearing fair to good strikes of Lunghwa Enemy Civilian Assembly Centre censor handstamp in red and with pencil dates of receipt. Letters numbers “6” and “10”. Tett fig. 4-8-35, 41. Photo (2 covers)

HK$3,500-4,000

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2035

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2034

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Shanghai - Lunghwa: 1943 (9 Dec.) envelope and “Communications” lettersheet from Elizabeth Porter to Marcel Annett in Stanley Camp in Hong Kong, the envelope bearing Sun Yat Sen New York print 25c. (4) tied by Shanghai (7.1.44) c.d.s. and circular Lunghwa censor handstamp in red plus Hong Kong Governor General’s Department censor handstamp with Takamatsu seal. The lettersheet also bears the Lunghwa censor handstamp and with the reply written on the front, dated “25/3/44”. Fine and a rare complete message to Hong Kong. Tett fig. 4-8-36, 37. Photo –– 1944 (6 June) Red Cross lettersheet from Ian Thornley to Blackpool bearing a good strike of the Lunghwa circular censor handstamp, Red Cross Ankara handstamp (15.12), Geneva Red Cross handstamp (2.1) and British censor “P.W. 6780”; fine. Tett fig. 4-8-39. Photo For 1943 cover from W.C. Bond to Stanley Camp, Hong Kong, see lot 2091 and for an envelope sent from Pootung Camp to Yangshow, see lot 2019







Weihsien: 1944 (4 Feb.) envelope from Alice Cameron to a German friend in Tientsin bearing a good strike of boxed Weihsien Enemy Civilian Assembly Centre censored handstamp in violet with Tsukikawa seal, the reverse with pairs of 4c. on 8c. and 5c. on 10c. tied by the despatch c.d.s. and indistinct Tientsin roller postmark. Fine. Tett fig. 4-8-27. Photo –– 1944 (25 Nov.) envelope from John Anderson to his wife in Tientsin bearing 50c. tied by a very neat strike of the despatch c.d.s. and showing a fine strike of the Weihsien Civilian Assembly Centre censor handstamp in purple with Tsukikawa seal, Tientsin roller cancellation on the reverse (6.12). Fine. Tett fig. 4-8-28. Photo For 1944 (24 Apr.) card from Stanley Internment Camp, please see lot 2133 –– 1945 (6 Feb.) envelope from Elinor Clarke to a German friend in Tientsin bearing 50c. tied by the despatch c.d.s. and showing a good strike of the boxed Weihsien Civilian Assembly Centre censor handstamp with Tsukikawa seal and, on the reverse, Tientsin roller cancellation (24.2). Tett fig. 4-8-32. Photo

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Yangchow: 1945 (6 July) envelope from A. McGregor to a friend in Shanghai bearing pair of $200 on $5 Anniversary stamps tied by dotted c.d.s. and showing a good strike of Yangchow Civilian Assembly Centre censor handstamp in orange with Hashizume seal. Fine. Tett fig. 4-8-25. Photo

HK$2,000-2,500

Liberated Internees - Outward Mail 2038

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1945 (5 Sept.) envelope from Ernest Jones still in Lincoln Avenue Camp, to Bath by “Internee Mail” and with a fine strike of the boxed “Internee/mail free/of postage/Shanghai P.O.” in purple with “A/2” in hexagon (an Indian mark applied in Calcutta) and, on the reverse, Shanghai c.d.s. A good cover. Tett fig. 4-12-4. Photo The relieving American forces introduced a handstamp to indicate that the mail was from an internee and therefore free from postage

HK$1,500-2,000

1945 (17 Sept.) envelope addressed to J Palin-Jones, c/o Yangtsepo Camp bearing a good strike of boxed “Internee mail free/of postage/Shanghai P.O.” handstamp in purple and with Shanghai c.d.s.; vertical folding crease. Tett fig. 4-12-6. Photo

HK$1,200-1,500

1945 (24 Sept.) envelope from Stefanie Goldstein sent air mail to the Admiralty in London bearing a good strike of the boxed “Internee mail free/of postage/Shanghai P.O.” handstamp in mauve, overstruck by “U.S. ARMY POSTAL SERVICE/A.P.O.” duplex. Good. Tett fig. 1-12-5. Photo

HK$1,500-2,000

1945 (Oct. 31) envelope to Chicago bearing a good strike of the boxed “Internee mail free/of postage/Shanghai P.O.” handstamp in violet overstruck by a fine strike of “U.S. ARMY POSTAL SERVICE/A.P.O.” duplex. Fresh and fine. The late usage and address suggests that this was probably sent by a member of the U.S. liberating forces. Tett fig. 4-12-7. Photo

HK$1,000-1,500

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1942 (16 Sept.) envelope from New York bearing 5c. franking tied by Arcade duplex addressed to “Brayton Meyer, American Repatriate Returning from China By M.S. Gripsholm, Lorenco Marque, Portuguese East Africa” and with “Postmaster N.Y. City. Please despatch by M.S. Gripsholm”, with U.S. censor seal at left. Although mailed a year earlier, this letter was probably carried on the second exchange. A desirable cover addressed via the ‘Gripsholm’. Photo Brayton Meyer was an executive of the Standard Vacuum Oil Company and was originally interned in Pootung. He was repatriated during the second exchange in September 1943

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HONG KONG 12,000 POWs, British, Indian and Canadian, and 2,500 civilians were captured when Hong Kong fell on Christmas Day 1941. Many of the POWs were shipped to Japan to work in the factories, shipyards and mines. Hundreds died en route when their ships were attacked by allied submarines and bombers. The civilians were housed in Stanley camp on the island Detained Mail

2043 2043



1941 (3 Dec.) commercial envelope to New York bearing pair of 15c. tied by Victoria Hong Kong c.d.s., bearing strikes of the boxed “NO SERVICE” in purple, “RETOUR” in black, “NOT OPENED/BY/CENSOR” and a fine strike of “DETAINED IN HONGKONG/BY JAPANESE/FROM DECEMBER 1941 TO SEPTEMBER 1945”. A fine cover. Photo Seven mailbags of outbound mail missed the last mails from Hong Kong on 5th December

HK$8,000-10,000

Incoming P.O.W. Mail 2044

2045





From Australia: 1942 (27 Oct.) opened-out printed Australian Red Cross Prisoners of War Post envelope to Sidney Fowler, a member of the Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps with Australian censor seal and handstamps “398”; redirected to Osaka and bearing the characters of Narumi camp in blue. Tett fig. 4-2-10. Ex Richard Chan. Photo Sidney Fowler was transferred to Japan on the ‘Toyama Maru’ and probably received this letter in 1944 –– 1944 (23 July) envelope bearing Australia 5d. tied by Horsham c.d.s. to Private Frederick Marsh of Hong Kong Dockland Volunteer Defence Corps at Sakurajima Camp in Osaka P.O.W. Camp, with Australian censor seal and “326” handstamp at left, air mail etiquette plus a fine strike of the camp censor handstamp with Nakanishi seal plus the two characters of Sakurajima, pencil “17.2.45” being the delivery date. Tett fig. 4-2-36. Photo Sakurajima was Osaka 4-D, the men were used in shipbuilding, etc., and was later transferred to Akenobe (Osaka 6-B)

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From Canada: 1942 (27 Apr.) stampless envelope from Canada bearing “POSTAGE Japanese Red Cross/TOKYO” handstamp in purple with a fine strike of Hamilton despatch c.d.s.; addressed to Donald Geraghty of the Royal Rifles of Canada. Canadian censor seal at left and a good strike of Hong Kong Furyo Shuosho (Prisoner of War) handstamp in blue with large Niimori censor seal and bearing “6444 S” in red crayon (the prisoner’s number and Camp S). Good to fine and scarce early Canadian mail, carried on the first exchange ships. Tett fig. 4-2-2. Photo Although these Canadian covers were dated April and May 1942, they were held until July 1942 until an accord had been agreed with Japan for mail to be delivered through the International Red Cross FREE/PRISONER OF WAR MAIL/c/o

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–– 1942 (12 May) envelope bearing Canada 3c. tied by Winnipeg slogan cancellation and bearing a good strike of “POSTAGE FREE/PRISONER OF WAR MAIL/c/o Japanese Red Cross/TOKYO” in purple with the Canadian censor label at left. A good strike of Hong Kong Furyo Shuyosho in blue with small Niimori seal in red. Addressed to A.W. Mactier of the Winnipeg Grenadiers and with “4951/S” indicating that this P.O.W. was being held at Shamshuipo, Fine. Tett fig. 4-2-5. Photo

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From Canada: 1942 (27 July) stampless envelope to William Irwin of the Winnipeg Grenadiers, marked “Prisoner of War Post” and “Postage Free” with Edmonton slogan cancellation, Canadian censor seal at left, a good strike of boxed Tokyo Prisoner of War handstamp in carmine and marked “3D” in red crayon for Camp 3D; some soiling. Tett fig. 4-2-13. Photo –– 1942 (24 Aug.) stampless envelope to L. Speller of the Canadian Corps of Signals from his mother bearing Victoria slogan cancellation and Canadian censor seal at left, with pencil “Camp 3(D)” (Tsurumi near Yokohama) and unboxed Tokyo Prisoner of War handstamp in red. Tett fig. 4-2-12. Photo For a 1943 envelope addressed to H camp in Hong Kong, see lot 2347 From China: 1943 (16 Jan.) envelope from Shanghai bearing Sun Yat Sen 2c. and 30c. (a further 20c. stamp fell off in transit) and sent by air mail to G.S.O. Mayne in Camp N, bearing an indistinct Canton transit datestamp and with boxed censored handstamp in rose with small Niimori seal. Good to fine. Tett fig. 4-2-21. Photo

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2051

From India: 1943 (19 Oct.) stampless letter from Calcutta to Sub. Lieut. Roger Lamble, sent “British Prisoner of War” with Indian censor handstamp, circular “SOCIETIE DE LA CROIX ROUGE DU JAPON/TOKIO” in red, “C/O PRISONER OF WAR/INFORMATION BUREAU/TOKYO.” in violet, boxed Prisoner of War handstamp in purple with Matsuda seal; the reverse with Darjeeling transit and pencil “2/10/44” being the delivery date; wheel seal at left and with original contents. Attractive. Tett fig. 4-2-22. Photo

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HK$1,500-2,000

2053

From U.K.: 1942 (3 July) stampless envelope to Sub. Lieut R.D. Lamble, North Point Camp bearing North Shields machine cancellation and marked “Prisoners of War Post” with British censor label at left. Bears a fair strike of Hong Kong Furyo Shuyosho with small Hasegawa seal in red and “5736.N” in red crayon, indicating Camp N, the British officers’ camp in Argyle Street. With the original letter. Rare. Tett fig. 4-2-6. Photo

HK$3,000-4,000

–– 1942 (19 July) stampless envelope to S.N. Hancock with Plymouth slogan cancellation and marked “PRISONERS OF WAR POST” with British censor seal at left and bearing boxed prisoner of war handstamp in blue with small Niimori seal in red. Marked “2554/S” in red crayon for Camp S and endorsed on the reverse as received. Good. Tett fig. 4-7-43. Photo

HK$1,000-1,500

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From U.K.: 1942 (c.) stampless envelope to Capt. George Simon at Fort Davis and marked “PRISONER-OF-WAR” and “PLEASE FORWARD TO CAMP”. The envelope is without postal marking but sent from German occupied Jersey with German censor seal and handstamps code “b” (allocated to Bordeaux) on the reverse. Redirected to “Try P.O.W.” suggests that this may have been initially directed to the civilian camp. With Hong Kong Prisoner of War Camp handstamp in blue with large Hasegawa seal in red, “N” in red crayon for Camp N in Argyle Street and other manuscript notation. An interesting and rare cover. Tett fig. 4-2-7. Photo

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2056

–– 1942 (6 Nov.) stampless envelope to Capt. Mathers of 2/14 Punjab Regt. bearing Maidstone Kent machine cancellation and British censor seal at left with faint Hong Kong Prisoner of War Camp handstamp in blue with Kawauchi seal in red and pencil “Recd 14/7/44” plus large “N” in blue crayon for Argyle Street Camp. With the original letter indicating that it was hoped the letter would arrive by Christmas, but taking another eighteen months. Tett fig. 4-2-14. Photo For other Mathers correspondence, see lots 2077, 2144 and 2152 –– 1942 (17 Nov.) stampless envelope to Driver Boughey, Royal Engineers, Kowloon, sent “Prisoners of War Post” with Bognor Regis machine cancellation and British censor seal at left. Marked “HQ#262” in pencil (Headquarters Camp) and with a fair strike of Tokyo Prisoner of War handstamp in carmine-rose with Ichimura seal alongside and pencil “O”. With the original letter from his mother bearing Tokyo handstamp and seal. Tett fig. 4-2-11. Photo WWW.SPINK.COM

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–– 1943 (24 Oct.) stampless envelope to Leiut. Davis, c/o Fleet Mail Officer, Hong Kong, sent “Prisoner of War Post” with Rhyl machine cancellation, British censor seal at left and with Hong Kong Prisoner of War censor handstamp in purple with large Hasegawa seal, “N” in red crayon and pencil “Rcd 10/4/45”. Good to fine. Tett fig. 4-2-23. Photo Lieutenant Davis was the Second Officer on the gunboat H.M.S. ‘Cicala’ which was sunk in the battle for Hong Kong –– 1944 (22 Mar.) stampless envelope to Gunner Coxhead of the Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Force bearing London machine cancellation, British censor seal and addressed to Zentsuji No 2 Camp in Japan with the camp censor handstamp in blue; tear at top and a few peripheral faults. Tett fig. 4-2-35 –– 1944 (5 July) stampless, opened-out envelope to W. Scotcher by “Prisoner of War Post” bearing Bristol machine cancellation and British censor seal at left, manuscript “N” in red crayon and a good strike of Prisoner of War censor handstamp in purple with large Hasegawa seal. Good. Tett fig. 4-2-29. Photo For intercamp mail to W. Scotcher, see lot 2143

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From Macao: 1942 (6 Nov.) envelope to Alberto Remedios, Prisoners of War Camp “S” with note “Written in English”, bearing Macao 5a. on 7a. strip of four tied by Macau despatch hexagonal datestamp with red censored handstamp alongside with small Hasegawa seal in red. A very scarce cover from Macao. Tett fig. 4-2-14. Photo Alberto Remedios served with the HKVDC, thus he was sent to the P.O.W. camp at Shamshuipo

HK$3,000-4,000

2061 2061



–– 1943 (11 Oct.) another envelope to Alberto Rememdios in Camp “S” bearing ‘Portugal’ 20a. tied by the despatch datestamp and bearing a good strike of Hong Kong Prisoner of War Camp handstamp in violet-blue with small Hasegawa seal; some soiling. Photo

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–– 1944 (18 Nov.) envelope to Capt. Jose Rodrigues bearing ‘Portugal’ 20a. tied by the despatch hexagon and with a good strike of Hong Kong Prisoner of War handstamp in purple with large Hasegawa seal, with crayon notation “Red 21/4/45”. Good to fine. Photo

HK$4,000-5,000

2063 2063



–– 1945 (28 July) Macao Red Cross card serial “1664” also to Capt. Jose Rodrigues at Camp “N” bearing a fine strike of the Macau despatch hexagon, double-circle Macao Red Cross handstamp in mauve applied on each side, with the associated boxed Furyo Yubin handstamp (prisoner of war post), Hong Kong Prisoner of War handstamp in violet-blue with large Hasegawa seal. The reverse with “Rcd Aug 10/45”. A typewritten message from his wife. Exceptionally fresh and fine. A rare and desirable card. Tett fig. 4-2-30. Yang JWM3. Photo 29

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2067

From H.K.: 1942 (14 Oct.) Japan 2s. stationery card to Sgt. Turner, Camp S (Shamshuipo), cancelled by Hong Kong c.d.s. and bears a good strike of Ken’etsuzumi censored handstamp in red with small Hasegawa seal in red. The message has been completely obliterated by purple ink, though it is possible to read most of it; with vertical fold and pin holes. Tatty but very unusual. Tett fig. 4-2-8. Photo –– 1942 (30 Dec.) Japan 2s. stationery card to Pvt. G. Yaholkovaski of the H.K.V.D.C. in Shamshuipo Camp, typewritten in violet and bearing Kowloon despatch c.d.s. Hong Kong Prisoner of War handstamp in red with small Hasegawa seal and pencil date “16.4.43”. Fine and unusual. Tett fig. 4-2-16. Photo The H.K.V.D.C. included 30 Russians

2065

2066

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–– 1943 (21 Apr.) Japan 2s. stationery card to Henry Corra in Camp S bearing Kowloon despatch c.d.s. with a fine strike of Prisoner of War Camp censor with Niimori seal in blue; fine. Not typed (written in block capitals) and not stating the language. Tett fig. 4-2-20. Photo –– 1943 (27 Aug.) Japanese 2s. stationery card cancelled by Kowloon c.d.s., to Nicholas Halfter, Prisoner of War Camp “S”, with Prisoner of War Camp censor handstamp with Niimori seal and “Received 8th Sept 1943” in red crayon; vertical fold. Photo For a 1943 letter addressed to the Govenor, Sir Mark Young, see lot 2379

HK$2,500-3,000

HK$2,000-2,500

P.O.W. Mail - Camp ‘S’, Shamshuipo (Other Ranks)

2068 2068



1942 (22 Aug.) ambulance envelope from Edwin Soden to his wife in Australia. The envelope with “SERVICE DES PRISONNIERS DE GUERRE” and sent registered to Bondai, marked “gone to England” and redirected to “Care Imperial Army Paymaster Canberra”, a group of backstamps with Sydney (1.12.43), Bondai Beach (1.12) and Canberra (4.12) and manuscript “1st Letter Home. Note written 22 Aug 1942 Hong Kong”. Also photocopies of the original letter and a letter from the War Office Welfare stating that Sgt. Soden of 1 Middx. Rgt. is posted as missing (as were all the army personnel serving in Hong Kong). Unusual. Tett fig. 4-3-8. Photo Mrs Soden had been evacuated, along with the other military personnel wives, to Australia. Soden was later to leave Hong Kong for Japan on the ‘Lisbon Maru’

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1942 (c.) type 1 printed card from John Fountain addressed to his family in England bearing British censor handstamp in rose “P.W. 0004” and with Niimori seal in red; tear at left and some soiling. The message is 94 words, indicating that this is an early card. Photo

HK$2,000-2,500

2070 2070



1942 (c.) type 1 envelope from Barry Deane to South India with Hasegawa seal, Indian censor seal at left and handstamped “DHP/204”, the reverse with Coonoor arrival c.d.s. and manuscript “Recd on 29/7/44”. With the original letter which has had the date excised and bearing the censor handstamp “DHP/204”, matching the handstamp on the cover. Fine and desirable. Tett fig. 4-3-12. Photo Note that an earlier letter from the same correspondence was written on 16.6.42 arrived on 28.9.43 For a card from Barry Deane when he had been transferred to Japan, please see lot 2319

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2071

1943 (c.) type 1 card from Albert Clapton to Oxon bearing small Hasegawa seal and a fine strike of the British censor handstamp “P.W. 1815” in rose. The message is 32 words and the date has been obscured by the censor’s ink; vertical folding crease. Tett fig. 4-3-24. Photo

2072 2072

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HK$1,500-2,000

2073

1943 (c.) type 1 card from George Rowe to his parents in Manchester, with small Hasegawa seal and British censor handstamp in rose “P.W. 2545”, redirected on arrival and with Stockport 8.7.44 machine postmark. The message of 27 words and the date had been scraped off the card. Good. Tett fig. 4-3-23. Photo For other correspondence from George Rowe, please see lot 2344 1944 (c.) type 2 card from William Mayne to his parents in Canada, bearing large Hasegawa seal and Canadian censor handstamp, the message side with Pilot Mound 1945 (8 Feb.) arrival c.d.s. Good to fine. Tett fig. 4-3-27. Photo

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2075

1942 (late) type 1 envelope from W. Sprague to Penzance with British censor label at left covering large Niimori seal, readdressed on arrival with Penzance 1944 (3 Jan.) c.d.s. Fresh. Tett fig. 4-3-13. Photo

HK$2,000-2,500

1942 (late) type 1 envelope from V. Baukham to his brother in Cairo, small Niimori seal and faint Egyptian censor handstamp on the reverse, manuscript “Fowd: 7.2.44”; light creasing at right, otherwise fresh and fine. An unusual destination. Tett fig. 4-3-15. Photo

HK$2,000-3,000

2076 2076

2077





2077

1943 (c.) type 1 envelope from S.F. Hedgecoe to Cornwall bearing large Niimori seal, British censor seal at left; a little roughly opened. Tett fig. 4-3-14. Photo 1943 (c.) type 1 envelope from D.A. Mathers to Calcutta bearing small Hasegawa seal, Indian censor handstamp “DHP/9” and wheel seal at left; Calcutta arrival postmark 1944 (24 July) on the reverse; slightly reduced at foot. Photo Some envelopes were resealed by running a cogged wheel near the opening, sealing the envelope

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1942 (5 June) type 1 card from George Lamoureux to his parents in Manitoba, bears small Hasegawa seal and Canadian censor handstamp, redirected on arrival with Canada 7c. air added (defective) tied by Ottawa 1943 (10 Sept.) slogan cancellation and with Transcona c.d.s. (11.9) at foot; a label has come off and the card is creased and soiled. The message includes, “Well at last I have a chance to write ...”. Scarce mail from this camp. Tett fig. 4-3-5. Photo This mail would have been carried on the ‘Asama Maru’ which left Hong Kong on 30th June. Eventually the mail reached New York on 25th August and was sent on to Ottawa. The camp was quite basic and closed after four months, the officers being transferred to Argyle Street and the men to Shamshuipo. Each letter from this mailing was numbered by the Canadian Post Office or the censor, this card is numbered “942”

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2079 2079



1942 (28 May) type 1 card from Bhagwan Singh to his brother in India, bears Terada censor seal, circular U.S. censor handstamp in purple “41” and Indian censor handstamp “DHP/9” and the associated violet handstamp and with faint arrival c.d.s. apparently 1942 (8 Dec.). Written from “Indian War Prisoners, Camp I” and there are two items censored. This is from the first mailing and is the same date as the earliest Canadian and British letters. Some creasing and soiling does not detract from this important card being the only example recorded from this camp. Tett fig. 4-3-41. Photo HK$25,000-30,000 This card was carried on the ‘Asama Maru’ and the ‘Gripsholm’ to the U.S.A. PROVENANCE:

William Kwan, September 2008

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Undated type 1 envelope from Miss N. Quin to her parents in Sussex, apparently without the Japanese censor seal, British censor seal at left and without any other markings; three small worm holes, otherwise fresh and fine. Tett fig. 4-3-17. Photo The nurse was treated as a P.O.W. and later sent to a civilian camp; this was unusual. It is thought that this letter may have been handed to Mr Zindel, the Swiss representative of the Red Cross, on one of his occasional visits to the camp, though there is no evidence for this

HK$4,000-5,000

PROVENANCE:

Norman Bennett, September 2004

2081 2081



Undated type 1 envelope from Derek Pratt to Swansea bearing large Niimori seal and British censor seal at left (faults); light vertical bend, otherwise fresh and scarce. Tett fig. 4-3-18. Photo Derek Pratt was a member of the Royal Army Medical Corps working at Bowen Road Hospital. 37

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Bowen Road Hospital 2082 2082



From Australia: 1943 (12 May) Australian Red Cross Prisoners of War Post envelope addressed to Mrs David Stark, Civilian Internee, Melbourne machine postmark and diamond censor “350” in violet, with censor seal and handstamp across the flap, small Takamatsu seal in red (no camp censor handstamp). Light wear around the edges but still fresh. A very scarce cover to the military hospital. Tett fig. 4-4-24. Photo Although addressed to the hospital, by the time this letter was delivered, Mrs Stark was back in Stanley Camp

HK$3,000-4,000

Civilian Mail - Stanley Internment Camp - Incoming Mail

2083 2083

2084





2084

From Australia: 1944 (c.) Australian Red Cross Prisoners of War Post envelope addressed to T. Parkinson, Bungalow E4, Stanley with Australian diamond censor “332” with censor seal and handstamp across the flap, with Hong Kong Military Internment Camp censor handstamp with large Hasegawa seal and “M” in red crayon, the reverse with pencil “Received 27th July 1945”. Good. Tett fig. 4-4-27. Photo –– 1945 (9 Mar.) printed Prisoner of War card to John May bearing Sydney machine postmark with Australian diamond “294” censor handstamp in blue, no other markings. Fine and scarce use of this special Australian card. Tett fig. 4-4-44. Photo This card was not delivered before the liberation and there is no Japanese censor mark. Probably found in the Japanese censor’s office as there is no Return to Sender handstamp WWW.SPINK.COM

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From Canada: 1942 (30 May) blue envelope bearing Canada 3c. (2) over air mail vignette and tied by despatch c.d.s. from Vancouver and sent by Prisoners of War Post, with Canadian (2) censor seal at left, pencil “Base Post Office Ottawa” and Japanese censor seal at right tied by International Red Cross, Tokyo cachet in violet (scarce on this mail), small Takamatsu seal, “15/34” in red crayon and pencil “Rec: 8 July 1944”. A few peripheral faults. A good, early cover which would have been carried on the first ‘Gripsholm’ exchange. Tett fig. 4-4-5. Photo

2086 2086

2087





HK$1,500-2,000

2087

–– 1942 (30 Nov.) larger stampless envelope to Mrs Kelvin-Stark bearing a fine Dunnville c.d.s. and sent by Prisoner of War Post, with Canadian censor seal at left, “a-4/14” in red crayon (the block and room number) and Maejima seal ; some peripheral faults. Tett fig. 4-4-17. Photo –– 1943 (22 Jan.) larger stampless envelope also to Mrs Kelvin-Stark, “Stanley Internment Camp via S.S. Gripsholm Repatriation Ship, c/o Postmaster New York City”, with Dunnville machine postmark but the postage stamp has been removed, without Canadian censor and bearing small Takamatsu seal; faults at top and a little soiled. A scarce ‘Gripsholm’ cover. Tett fig. 4-4-33. Photo The ‘Gripsholm’ made its second voyage on the 2nd September 1943. It is likely that this letter was sent to England to be forwarded from there 39

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2088

From China: 1942 (?) (7 Oct.) envelope to C.C. Roberts bearing Japanese Occupation of China 8c. (2) tied by Tientsin 14 c.d.s. and showing “Bung ‘F’” in blue crayon. Without any censor markings. Tett fig. 4-4-10. Photo For other Roberts mail, see lots 2090-91

HK$2,000-2,500

–– 1943 (6 Jan.) envelope to John Harvey bearing Japanese Occupation $1 on 8c. (3) tied by Shanghai c.d.s., blue Par Avion etiquette at left and with Governor General’s censor handstamp in blue with Takamatsu seal; some soiling at left. Photo For another Harvey card, see lot 2094

HK$2,000-2,500

Stanley Internment Camp

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2091

–– 1943 (11 Jan.) stampless envelope to C.C. Roberts bearing, on the reverse, Sun Yat Sen 8c. (4) tied by Shanghai c.d.s., with Maejima seal and pencil “F”. Good. Photo –– 1943 (15 Apr.) stampless envelope to C.C. Roberts, marked Civilian Internee Mail Postage Free with Shanghai despatch c.d.s. and a good strike of Funyu seal; tear at top and light soiling. Tett fig. 4-4-29. Photo Note that the sender, W.C. Bond, was interred in Lunghwa Civilian Assembly Camp in Shanghai in April 1943

HK$2,000-2,500

HK$2,000-2,500

2092 2092

2093





–– 1943 (15 June) envelope to Alice Anderson bearing 70c. franking tied by Shanghai c.d.s. and with blue Par Avion etiquette, with Maejima seal and traces of a roller cancellation at foot (Canton?); some peripheral faults. Tett fig. 4-4-21. Photo –– 1943 (Aug.) two covers sent airmail, the first dated (1 Aug.) bearing 70c. franking tied by commemorative datestamp with blue Par Avion etiquette and showing a good strike of Governor General’s Camp censor handstamp in blue with Maejima seal; a second airmail envelope bearing Sun Yat Sen 8c. (2) (a third adhesive has been lost) tied by Shanghai c.d.s. (date unclear) with “Bung C” in ink and with very faint Canton roller cancellation with August date. Tett figs. 4-4-22, 23. (2 covers) Note the second envelope is addressed to Mrs Guerin, She was killed in January 1945 when bungalow C took a direct hit during a U.S. bombing raid 41

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From China: 1943 (25 Sept.) China 8c. stationery card to John Harvey from his girlfriend, uprated with 10c. (2) Sun Yat Sen tied by Shanghai c.d.s. and bearing a good strike of Governor General’s Department censor handstamp in blue with circular Maejima seal. Fine and an unusual postal stationery card. Tett fig. 4-4-30. Photo

HK$3,000-4,000

2095 2095



–– 1943 (1 Nov.) envelope from Free China to P. Hamilton bearing Sun Yat Sen $1 tied by Kweilin c.d.s. and bearing a good strike of the Governor General’s Department censor handstamp in blue with Maejima seal and pencil “Recd 3/12/43”. With the original letter addressed “c/o Refugee Relief Dept., 32 Fung Pei Road, Kweilin”. Scarce mail from Kweilin. Tett fig. 4-4-31. Photo WWW.SPINK.COM

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–– 1944 (17 July) stampless envelope to T. Wood which bears and unidentified fourcharacter Prisoner of War Mail, framed Sea Defence Troops censor handstamp in carmine with censor seal, large boxed slogan in Chinese, “U.S. aircrafts continuous bombardment of Canton Hospitals, schools and residences. People in our country should unanimously oppose” and Hong Kong Army Internment Camp censor handstamp in blue-black with Kawauchi seal, Canton transit (23.10) on the reverse along with the date of receipt (26.10). A charismatic and very important cover bearing some very rare markings. Tett fig. 5-14-6. Photo HK$12,000-15,000 For 1943 Communications lettersheet from Shangahi, Lunghwa camp, please see lot 2032

Winnipeg Grenadiers, Camp Shamshuipo 43


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2097

2098





2098

From India: 1942 (2 Aug.) envelope to Gurcharn Singh “c/o Prisoners of War Information Bureau Tokyo”, sealed at left with tape and Indian censor “DHP/9” handstamp, the Sialkot City despatch c.d.s. on the reverse, other notation including received “6/3/43”; slightly reduced at right and a little soiled. No Japanese censor marks. Scarce. Tett fig. 4-4-46. Photo Foreign mail to uninterned civilians was treated in the same way as the P.O.W. service From U.K.: 1942 (23 June) stampless envelope to the Pengellys bearing Plymouth despatch postmark without date, sent Prisoner of War Post and with British censor seal at left, Maejima seal, “A1/5” in blue crayon and pencil “11/6/43 Received”. With the original two page letter from their mother, each page with Japanese censor seal. Fine and one of the earliest items of mail from the U.K. Tett fig. 4-4-6. Photo

Dilapidated hut in Shamshuipo Camp

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2100

–– 1942 (27 June) stampless envelope to George Gerrard bearing South Shields machine postmark, sent Prisoners of War Post, British censor seal at left, Military Internment camp censor handstamp in purple with Sekiguchi seal, pencil notation on the reverse “Recd Friday 27th April 1945” (nearly three years in transit). Tett fig. 4-4-7. Photo

HK$2,000-2,500

–– 1942 (10 Aug.) stampless envelope to Mackay Wood bearing Manchester machine postmark, sent Prisoners of War Post with British censor seal at left and Takamatsu seal, with “Try Stanley” and “16/31” in blue ink; a little creased at right. Tett fig. 4-4-9. Photo

HK$1,800-2,200

2101 2101

2102





2102

–– 1942 (13 Oct.) stampless envelope to the Pengellys bearing Plymouth “POST EARLY IN THE DAY” slogan postmark, sent Prisoners of War Post and with British censor seal at left, with Maejima seal and “A-1/5” in red crayon; the reverse with delivery “24/6/43”; some creasing at right. A good cover. Photo

HK$1,500-2,000

–– 1943 (15 Jan.) stampless envelope to R.M. Wood bearing Leigh despatch c.d.s., sent by Prisoner of War Post with British censor seal at left, large Takamatsu seal and “16/31” in red crayon; pencil “Recd 13/1/44”. Good. Photo

HK$2,000-2,500

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From U.K.: 1944 (7 Jan.) stampless envelope to H. Hammond bearing London EC machine postmark, sent Prisoner of War Post with British censor seal at left with Tokyo censor seal over the top, Military Internment Camp censor handstamp in violet with Sekiguchi seal and pencil “Recd 15/1/45”; handstamped “17” on the reverse. Fine and scarce use of the Tokyo censor. Tett fig. 4-4-35. Photo

Children internees at Stanley Camp joyfully greet the first contingents of the Royal Navy

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2105

–– 1944 (31 Jan.) stampless envelope to A. Osborne bearing Hounslow machine postmark, sent by Prisoner of War Post with British censor label at left, Tokyo censor label over the top, Military Camp censor handstamp in violet with Sekiguchi seal and marked “Rec’d 19/2/45” in red crayon, the reverse bears handstruck “2”. A good cover. Tett fig. 4-4-36. Photo

HK$2,500-3,000

–– 1944 (5 Feb.) stampless postcard to C. Harloe bearing London W.C. machine postmark, sent Prisoners of War Post with British censor handstamp in rose-red, a good strike of Military Internment Camp censor handstamp in violet with Sekiguchi seal and “Rec’d 5/2/45” in red crayon. Fine. Tett fig. 4-4-37. Photo

HK$1,500-2,000

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2107

–– 1944 (13 May) special 3d. Prisoner of War Post, Air Mail card to Mrs Pengelly with Gillingham machine cancellation, British censor “P.U.61” (unusual) handstamp in red, Military Internment Camp censor handstamp in violet with Sekiguchi seal. Good to fine. Tett fig. 4-4-39. Photo The airmail service was inaugurated on 22 March 1944 this shortened the journey time down to seven or eight months –– 1944 (22 June) stampless envelope to A.R. Osborne bearing Hounslow machine postmark with British censor seal at left, Military Internment Camp censor handstamp in deep violet but without the censor’s seal, “M” in red crayon and pencil “Rec’d 20/1/45”. Pencil notes on the reverse give the prices for selling a tin of milk and tablets of soap and the price paid for buying cigarettes. Fine. Photo 47

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2109

2109

From U.K.: Red Cross Message: 1943 (6 Mar.) message sheet to Ben Pengelly from his mother bearing British censor “P.W. 7694” handstamp in red, “RED CROSS,/MESSAGE BUREAU,/324” in violet and Governor General’s Department censor handstamp in blue with Takamatsu seal with “9 AVR. 1943” datestamp in red (transit through Geneva). In a good state of preservation. Tett fig. 4-4-18. Photo

HK$2,000-2,500

–– Red Cross Message: 1943 (19 Mar.) letter sheet to the Pengellys bearing British “P.290” censor handstamp in blue-black, “RED CROSS,/MESSAGE BUREAU./324” in violet with the associated datestamp “31 MAI 1943”, and Governor General’s Department censor handstamp in blue with Takamatsu seal. The is also a handstamp kai after the recipient’s name meaning present. Some minor creasing. Tett fig. 4-4-19. Photo

HK$2,000-2,500

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From Macao: 1944 (18 Dec.) envelope to Alfred Osborne bearing ‘Portugal’ 20a. tied by Macau hexagonal datestamp, marked “CHRISTMAS CARD” and with Internment Camp censor handstamp in blue-black with Kawauchi seal and pencil “Rec’d 11/4/45”. Some of the recipient’s notations on the reverse. Tett fig. 4-4-41. Photo

HK$3,500-4,500

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–– 1945 (6 Jan.) Macau Red Cross card to William Macauley, serial number “1341”, bearing Macau despatch hexagonal datestamp, circular “CRUZ VERMELHA PORTUGUESE” (a second strike on the reverse), Military Internment Camp censor handstamp in blueblack with Kawauchi seal, Prisoner of War handstamp in rose-red, “12” in blue crayon and “received April 11th ‘45”; tape mark at side, otherwise a fine example of this scarce card. Tett fig. 4-4-43. Yang JWM3. Photo

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Hong Kong: 1942 (8 Sept.) 2s. stationery card to Vera Armstrong, cancelled by Hong Kong c.d.s. with Governor General’s Department censor handstamp in violet with Maejima seal and pencil date of receipt “3.11.42”. The card is from a Swiss national but does not state the nationality. Fine. Tett fig. 4-4-12. Photo

HK$1,800-2,200

–– 1942 (2 Oct.) 2s. stationery card to Mrs Henson cancelled by Hong Kong c.d.s. and bearing a fine strike of the Governor General’s Department censor handstamp in purple with Maejima seal and pencil “Received 3-11-42”, sent by a Danish friend. Fine. Tett fig. 4-4-13. Photo

HK$1,500-2,000

–– 1942 (17 Oct.) 2s. stationery card to Alfred Osborne with typed message and, on the reverse, “Replied 14/12/42”. Unusually without any censor marking. Vertical folding crease. Tett fig. 4-4-14

HK$1,000-1,500

–– 1942 (6 Nov.) 2s. stationery card cancelled by Hong Kong c.d.s. with a fine strike of Governor General’s Department censor handstamp in mauve with a good strike of Maejima seal. Fine. Tett fig. 4-4-15. Photo

HK$1,200-1,500

–– 1942 (8 Dec.) First Anniversary of Great East Asia War folder sent to Bridget Armstrong bearing 5y. Admiral Togo tied by the commemorative datestamp in violet, with Governor General’s Department censor handstamp in rose-purple with Maejima seal. Both cards with 2s. cancelled by the commemorative datestamp in red. Fine. Tett fig. 4-4-46. Photo

HK$5,000-6,000

–– 1943 (24 Aug.) 2s. stationery card cancelled by Hong Kong c.d.s. and with a fine strike of Governor General’s Department censor handstamp with Maejima seal, sent by a Belgian national. Good. Tett fig. 4-4-28. Photo

HK$1,800-2,200

–– 1944 (13 Oct.) 2s. stationery card, uprated with 1s. (a further adhesive has fallen off) cancelled by Hong Kong c.d.s., with Military Internment Camp censor handstamp in blue-black with Kawauchi seal, sent by a Swiss national. Light soiling. Tett fig. 4-4-40. Photo

HK$2,000-3,000

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Hong Kong: 1944 (14 Feb.) 2s. stationery card from the ‘Rosary Hill’ Red Cross Home printed in red, sent to Mrs Dudman and bears a fine strike of Governor General’s Department censor handstamp in blue with Takamatsu; light soiling. Scarce. Tett fig. 4-4-42. Photo The International Red Cross converted a Dominican Mission into a home for dependents of prisoners of war and internees. By November 1943 there were 670 women and children in the home. For a card addressed to this house, see lot 2130

HK$3,500-4,500

2120 2120



–– Red Cross Envelope: Undated envelope to C.C. Roberts “By courtesy of the Nipponese Authorities” bearing a fine strike of the the Hong Kong Red Cross handstamp in the upper left corner and with Funyu seal; no further markings. Some light wrinkling. A very scarce cover. Tett fig. 4-4-11. Photo For an envelope from Shanghai, Lunghwa camp, see lot 2032 WWW.SPINK.COM

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2121 1942 (21 May) a letter from Dorothy Pengelly to her parents, from “British Communal Camp, Stanley”. The letter of 132 words (155 was the maximum allowed) commences, “I have been informed that I can write a short letter which will be sent out with some American people who expect to leave here soon”. A very early letter as the notification about letter writing only went out on 19th May, and this was carried on the ‘Asama Maru’ which arrived in Hong Kong on 29th June. The mail was transferred to the S.S. ‘Gripsholm’ at Lourenço Marques and was delivered in New York of 25th August 1942. Tett fig. 4-5-1. Photo

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HK$1,200-1,500

2122 2122



1942 (27 June) bank envelope from Alice Anderson, Stanley Internment Camp, to East Mosley, Surrey, bearing 20s. Mount Fuji tied by a fine strike of the Hong Kong c.d.s., U.S. “139” and British “2661” censor seals at each side; redirected on arrival to the Isle of Wight and with Kingston slogan cancellation (12.10). Very early mail out of Stanley (the letter would have been written some time before the date of postmark) and scarce use of this Japanese stamp to pay the rate to foreign destinations. This letter would have been carried on the ‘Gripsholm’ and carried via New York. Tett fig. 4-5-2. Photo PROVENANCE: William Kwan, September 2008

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1942 (5 Dec.) Japan 2s. stationery card from W.B.Haslet to Kowloon, cancelled by Hong Kong c.d.s. and with boxed Governor General’s Department censor handstamp in mauve with Maejima seal; not delivered and bearing straight-line “Removed New Address Unknown” in black. Vertical folding crease. One of the earliest local cards recorded. Tett fig. 4-5-20. Photo HK$6,000-8,000

2123

2124 2124

1943 (2 Apr.) 10s. stationery card from Graham Watt “C/o Foreign Affairs Department” in Stanley Camp, addressed to a friend in a hospital in Kweilin (Free China), cancelled by Hong Kong c.d.s. with Governor General’s Department censor handstamp in violet with Maejima seal and bearing Kweilin arrival c.d.s. (20.4) on each side; vertical folding crease. Fine and a rare destination. Tett fig. 4-5-21. Photo HK$10,000-12,000 WWW.SPINK.COM

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1943 (30 Apr.) (c.) special Stanley Internment Camp envelope from E.M. Beavis to Enfield, England bearing Funyu seal and British censor “P.W. 3084” handstamp in rosecarmine, no other markings. A light vertical fold, otherwise very fresh and fine. These envelopes are very scarce. Tett fig. 4-5-4. Photo It was not until 30th April 1943 that the civilians in Stanley Camp were allowed to write overseas again. Special covers and letterhead were provided

2126 2126

2127





HK$4,000-6,000

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1943 (2 Sept.) special Prisoners of War Mail card from Mrs Mason to Farnham Common, Buckinghamshire, with Maejima seal and British censor “P.W. 3287” in carmine; vertical folding crease. The letter includes, “ ... we only hope the fashions are streamlined when we meet again ...” implying a severe loss of weight from the restricted diet. Yang JWC4. Tett fig. 4-5-8. Photo The use of cards was made obligatory after 31st August, after the stocks of envelopes had been used up 1943 (29 Nov.) special post card from Aleitha Hirst to a relative who had been relocated to Japan, with Maejima seal and “ZENT 3” in red crayon and “No 120”; the reverse with Fujita seal. Zentsuji Camp was one of the first to be opened in Japan and the first P.O.W’s were from Guam and Wake Island. A rare card to a P.O.W. in Japan. Tett fig. 4-5-10. Photo By this time there was a limit of twenty five words 55

HK$3,000-4,000

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2129

1943 (20 Dec.) 2s. stationery card from Mrs Franklin to a German friend in Kowloon, cancelled by Hong Kong c.d.s. (31.12) and with a part strike of Governor General’s Department censor handstamp in purple with Maejima seal. Fresh and fine. Several lines are numbered showing the progress of her word count, thinking the maximum was fifty words. Tett fig. 4-5-22. Photo 1944 (13 Jan.) Prisoners of War Mail card from Kathleen Marley in Tweed Bay Hospital to Ruislip, Middlesex bearing Takamatsu seal and British censor “P.W. 2616” handstamp in rose-red; tiny corner fault, fresh. Tett fig. 4-5-11. Photo The name of the camp had been changed to the Military Internment Camp on 1st January; this card passed though without amendment

HK$2,000-2,500

HK$3,000-4,000

2130 2130



1944 (18 Jan.) 2s. stationery card from Sophie Low to her mother “c/o Rosary Hill Red Cross Home”, and typed from “Civilian Internment Camp”, cancelled by Hong Kong c.d.s. with Governor General’s Department censor handstamp with Takamatsu seal. Part of the message has been censored after she writes “Still working hospital ...” A scarce destination. Tett fig. 4-5-23. Photo For a card from this house, see lot 2119

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1944 (23 Jan.) Prisoners of War Mail card from Phil Court to Johannesburg and redirected to Natal, with Takamatsu seal and there is a circular South African censor handstamp and Johannesburg c.d.s. (14.7). The sender’s address has had Civilian crossed through and “Military” written above. A very unusual and scarce destination. Tett fig. 4-5-12. Photo

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HK$3,000-4,000

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1944 (24 Jan.) 2s. stationery card from Mrs Prew, “Military Internment Camp” to Mr. and Mrs Bolt (uninterned British) bearing Governor General’s Department censor handstamp with Takamatsu seal and cancelled by faint Hong Kong c.d.s. Also 1944 (14 June) 2s. stationery card uprated 1s. from Miss C Fisher to the same recipients, tied by Hong Kong c.d.s. (24.6) and bearing Military Internment Camp censor handstamp in blue with Takamatsu seal. A good pair of cards. Tett fig. 4-5-24, 28 1944 (24 Apr.) 2s. stationery card uprated 1s. from W.E. Jones “Military Internment Camp” to his son in Weihsien Civil Assembly Centre, bearing Governer General’s Department censor handstamp (without seal) and no other censor markings. Rare intercamp mail. Tett fig. 4-5-25. Photo W.E. Jones designed the famous Victory stamps whilst still an internee

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1944 (Apr.) Prisoners of War Mail card from James Lunny to his friends in Wendover, Bucks., with the new Military Internment Camp imprint but still with the incorrect Japanese censor text, bearing Takamatsu seal and British censor handstamp “P.W. 4374” in mauve; pencil on the reverse, “Received July 19 1945”. The writer notes that letters 3, 4 and 6 had arrived. Tett fig. 4-5-13. Photo

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Ex 2136

1944 (May) two 2c. stationery cards to Mrs or Miss Wong in Kowloon, from inmates of the Military Internment Camp, both send their sympathies on the berievement in the family and both cards uprated 1s.; both with the new Military Internment Camp censor handstamp in violet with Takamatsu seal. The second card has the 1s. stamp partly obscuring the censor handstamp. Good. Tett figs. 4-5-26, 27. Photo

HK$5,000-6,000

1944 (10 May) Prisoners of War Mail card from the Pengellys and sent to Plymouth, the incorrect Japanese censor box has been carefully overstamped with Military Internment Camp censor handstamp in purple with Takamatsu seal; no other censor markings. Also 1944 (18 Aug.) another card from the same correspondence but this card has the corrected censor box reading Military Internment Camp, with Kawauchi seal. Tett figs. 4-5-14, 17. (2 cards). Photo

HK$6,000-8,000

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1944 (12 Aug.) 2s. stationery card from Mrs E. Koodiaroff to Mrs Smirnoff in the French Hospital in Causeway Bay, the boxed Military Internment Camp censor handstamp in violet was applied before the card was written and with Kawauchi seal; a 1s. stamp has fallen off and this had been tied by another strike of the Military internment Camp censor handstamp in black and Hong Kong c.d.s. dated 6th October, nearly two months later. Fine and an interesting card demonstrating the application of the boxed censor handstamp before the card was written. Tett fig. 4-5-29. Photo

HK$2,000-2,500

1944 (14 Aug.) Prisoners of War Mail card with the corrected censor box to Military Internment Camp from Sophie Low to Liverpool, with large Hasegawa seal and pencil note on the reverse, “Recd 24/9/45�; good to fine. Tett fig. 4-5-18. Photo

HK$3,000-4,000

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1945 (12 Jan.) 2s. stationery card with additional 1s. covering the value, from H.F. Shields to Kowloon, there is a good strike of the boxed Military Internment Camp censor handstamp in violet-blue with the scarce Watanabe seal and with unreadable Hong Kong c.d.s.; a little soiled. Tett 4-5-30. Photo Kiyoshi Watanabe, a Lutheran pastor, took all possible steps to help the allied prisoners For a 1944 cover registered to Fukuoka, please see lot 2376

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A fascinating and comprehensive collection of letters and documents relating to two parts of this family under foreign occupation in Holland and in Hong Kong. Jacobus van der Laan was employed as the manager of the Netherlands Trading Society (a bank); he and his wife were held by the Japanese in the Sun Wah Hotel (121 Connaught Road) where he was marched to his bank every morning to liquidate the bank’s assets. Later they were relocated to Stanley Camp. The collection includes various Red Cross messages as both sides of the family tried to make contact with each other, a permit for Mrs van der Laan to visit hospital. 1943 Red Cross Message to Holland, “ ... Since September 1941 no news telegraphed different times ...” (one telegraph message is included). 1943 (24 July) special Stanley Internment Camp envelope with letter to Holland, bearing Maejima seal and circular German censor handstamp, a note on the letter, “Reçu le 20/4-’44”. 1942 (23 July) letter to the daughter and son-in-law from Hotel Polana in Lorenço Marques, with the letter (the adhesives have been removed) with South African censor seal and handstamp. 1943 (4 Sept.) Stanley Prisoner of War mail card to Holland bearing Maejima seal and British censor “P.W.1101” censor handstamp in red. 1943 (1 Oct.) Stanley Prisoner of War mail card to Holland (redirected on arrival) with Maejima seal and German censor handstamp. The collection also includes the letters from the Dutch Red Cross to the family in Holland along with a number of the registration receipts and donations to the Dutch Red Cross. The final envelope is stampless and dated November 1945 sent from the bank in Singapore to the branch in Calcutta and is marked “ex pow” in pencil, the boxed Postage Due handstamp has been crossed through in red ink and “free” added. There is also a number of other, associated items. This important series is illustrated and explained by David Tett in Chapter 10 of vol. four of his books. Photo HK$35,000-45,000

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1946 (15 Oct.) air letter “From B. Pengelly Liberated P.O.W. ‘Empress of Australia’” to their daughter in Plymouth, written in Suez and bears a fine strike of “FIELD POST OFFICE/174” c.d.s. (16.10). The letter includes, “ ... we should be home in a few days, 14 at the most I should say. I have just been issued with winter clothes quite good stuff, Dot is in the shed being fixed up now ...”. Tett fig. 4-12-49

HK$1,000-1,500

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1943 (3 Feb.) type 1 card from Stan Hill to Stanley Camp bearing a faint strike of Tanaka seal; minor corner crease. Fine. The message is 77 words and thanking for Christmas gifts. Tett fig. 4-6-8. Photo

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1943 (4 Mar.) 2s. card to Capt. W. Scotcher from his wife in the Indian Quarters, Stanley Camp beaing the Governor’s Department censor handstamp in violet but without the censor’s seal. The mess of 76 words includes, ... Just received your two p.cs together, first news for over a year! Joy great!!”; fine. Tett fig. 4-6-9. Photo For a cover to Capt. Scotcher, see lot 2059 1943 (6 Oct.) 2s. card to D. Mathers cancelled by Hong Kong c.d.s. bearing Governor General’s Department censor handstamp (smudged) in violet with large Maejima seal and Military Internment Camp censor handstamp in dark blue with small Hasegawa seal. A message of 49 words written by his mother in Stanley Camp. Good to fine with two censor handstamps. Tett fig. 4-6-12. Photo For other Mathers correspondence, see lots 2055, 2076 and 2152

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HK$1,800-2,200

HK$2,500-3,000

2146

Early 1944 (c.) front of type 1 envelope from Laurence Beattie to Mrs Kelvin-Stark in Stanley Camp with large Hasegawa and small Takamatsu seals. Typed message of 25 words with thanks for Christmas cards. Unusual use of the envelope as a post card. Tett fig. 4-6-13. Photo

HK$2,500-3,000

1945 (29 Apr.) type 3 card from Lieut Hunter to his wife in Stanley bearing large Hasegawa seal. The message possibly contains a part code. Fine. Tett fig. 4-6-21. Photo

HK$1,800-2,200

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1942 (Dec.) (c.) type 1 card from Joe Henson to his wife in Stanley with illustrated “Season’s Greetings”, with small Hasegawa seal and “B.4.” in red crayon. Fine and an early card. Tett fig. 4-6-2. Photo

HK$1,800-2,200

1942 (Dec.) (c.) 2s. stationery card to George Angus bearing a part strike of Governor General’s Department censor handstamp in purple but no censor seal. Short New Year greetings from his wife in Stanley. Fine. Tett fig. 4-6-4

HK$1,800-2,200

1943 type 1 and type 2 cards between Joseph and Ede Henson (in Stanley Camp). The first from Joe bears large Hasegawa and faint Takamatsu seal sending birthday greetings; the second, dated 1943 (3 June) expresses concern and she has not received any news for six months, without censor handstamp; corner crease. (2 cards). Tett figs. 4-6-7, 10

HK$3,000-4,000

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2152

1944 (14 Sept.) 2s. stationery card uprated 1s. cancelled by Hong Kong c.d.s. (6.10), to Sgt. Crawford from his wife in Stanley bearing P.O.W. Camp censor handstamp with Matsuda seal and Military Internment Camp censor handstamp with large Hasegawa seal and large “S” in blue crayon; some light wrinkling. A good card sent though the Post Office. Tett fig. 4-6-20. Photo

HK$2,000-2,500

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2152

2153







1944 (2 Oct.) type 1 mimeographed card sent from Bobby Parkinson to his father in Stanley Camp, bears Katayama seal and with pencil “Received 11-10-44” on the reverse. Fine and scarce. Tett fig. 4-6-18. Yang JWC3. Photo 1945 (15 Jan.) 2s. card to Capt. Mathers from his mother in Stanley Camp bearing Military Internment Camp censor handstamp with a good strike of the rare Watanabe seal with pencil “Recd 17/2/45”; fine. Tett fig. 4-6-20. Photo For other Mathers correspondence, see lots 2055, 2077 and 2144 1945 (17 Aug.) type 3 card to G.A. Laurence, Stanley Camp with long message. Sent by a friend after the end of the occupation, this is without censor marks. Tett fig. 4-6-22

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Mail Between Camps - Camp ‘A’

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1943 (5 June) type 1 card from J. Randle to his wife in Stanley, good strikes of large Niimori and Maejima seals. Fine and scarce mail from Bowen Road Hospital. Tett fig. 4-6-11. Photo

HK$2,500-3,000

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1944 (11 June) 2s. stationery card uprated 1s. to A. Haine at Camp A from Violet Brown in Stanley bearing P.O.W. Camp censor handstamp in violet with Kawauchi seal and Military Internment Camp censor handstamp in black (cancelling the adhesive) with large Takamatsu seal and “BR” in red crayon; some of the message has been censored and includes “Have had no word from you for several months ...”. Scarce and unusual. Tett fig. 4-6-15. Photo

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1944 (June) (c.) type 2 card from J. Henson to the Pengellys at Stanley with Kawauchi seal. The message of 34 words is in response to the news of the death of his wife (who died on 16 April 1944); small piece of corner missing and a little soiled. With photos of the grave in Stanley. Tett fig. 4-6-17. Photo

HK$1,800-2,200

Mail Between Camps - Tweed Bay Hospital

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1944 (25 Apr.) 2s. card uprated 1s. from Marjorie Riddle to Major Hodkinson bearing Military Internment Camp handstamp in blue with Takamatsu seal and boxed censored handstamp in dark blue with Matsuda seal, sent to “N� section of Shamshuipo Camp. Fine and very scarce. Tett fig. 4-6-14. Photo This was sent from a nurse working in Tweed Bay Hospital which was within Stanley Camp

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Gunner L. Rees, Royal Artillery: A group of items with 1943, two censored letters returned to Mrs Rees, both marked “IT IS REGRETTED THAT/THIS ITEM COULD NOT BE/DELIVERED BECAUSE THE/ADDRESSEE IS REPORTED/PRESUMED DECEASED”, two letters from the War Office stating that Gunner Rees was believed killed whilst a prisoner of war whilst being transported on the ‘Lisbon Maru’ and a printed letter of condolence from the King

HK$3,000-4,000

Post Liberation

2159 2159

2160

2161

2162









2160

1945 (15 Sept.) stampless South China Morning Post envelope giving notice of an extraordinary general meeting and bearing a good strike of the undated “HONG KONG/1945/POST PAID” handstamp; fine and unusual. Tett fig. 4-12-2. Photo

HK$1,500-2,000

1945 (Sept.) (c.) undated brown paper envelope to Mrs Jean Sayers at Stanley Internment Camp bearing a superb strike of “HONG KONG/1945/POSTAGE PAID” handstamp. Tett fig. 4-12-3. Photo

HK$1,500-2,000

1945 (Sept.) two covers marked “Liberated U.K. P.W.”, one on A.C.F. envelope to Canada bearing a fine strike of “PASSED FREE/OF POSTAGE” and sent through the Australian Base P.O., the second is an air letter sent from Percy Rhoden Hale to his wife in London written “At Sea” on the ‘Empress of Australia’ which was to be posted in Colombo (he had been away for 14 years). Tett figs. 4-12-38, 48

HK$2,500-3,000

The Exchange Ships: A collection of postcards with ‘Tatuta Maru’, ‘Kamakura Maru’, ‘Conte Verde’, ‘Asama Maru’, ‘El Nil’, ‘Narkunda’, ‘City of Paris’, ‘City of Canterbury’, ‘Aramis’ and ‘Gripsholm; also the repatriation ships, ‘Highland Monach’, ‘Maunganui’, ‘Empress of Australia’ and the hospital ship ‘Oxfordshire’. Good to fine

HK$2,000-2,500

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DUTCH EAST INDIES After the fall of Singapore on 15th February 1942, the Japanese turned their attention to the Dutch East Indies to secure the oil, minerals and the abundant produce of the islands. Java was surrendered in midMarch 1942, rapidly followed by the other islands. 80,000 allied soldiers were captured, mostly Dutch East Indies forces but including British, Australian and American. Many of these men were used to repair war damage in the DEI but many were transferred overseas; to Burma and Thailand, to build the infamous railway; Borneo and Japan to labour to support the Japanese war effort. More than 100,000 civilians came under Japanese control and they were gradually interned in makeshift camps - basically areas within towns cordoned off with barbed wire, called Protection Camps. The smallest camp, Pangkalpinang in Sumatra, held approximately four people. The largest, Tjihapit I in Java, held around 14,000. In some areas, mainly Java and Sumatra, the men were separated from the women and children and, from about 1944 onwards, boys over ten years of age (the age differed over time and place) were transferred from the women’s camps to the men’s camps. In Java there were special camps for boys, the sick, and old men. In other areas, particularly China and Hong Kong, men, women and children shared the camp accommodation. Some internees remained in the same camp throughout internment, others, particularly those in Java and Sumatra, were moved from camp to camp several times. In the D.E.I. there was the largest group of women with 29,000 predominantly Dutch women and their 33,000 children who were captured and interned in camps in Java and Sumatra. A number of British women and children, along with Australian nurses and other nationalities were also captured in the Dutch East Indies after their ships were attacked during their belated evacuation attempts from Singapore. JAVA P.O.W. - Incoming Mail

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From Australia: 1944 (7 Feb.) Prisoner of War Post envelope to Roy Bulcock, Camp Djawa X, bearing Sydney machine postmark, Australian censor seal at left with the diamond handstamp “382”, boxed Censored handstamp in rose-red with Ujiie seal, boxed HQ handstamp with the prisoner number and manuscript “Bat” in pencil. Tett fig. 2-3-38. Photo Roy Bulcock has written two books relating to his experiences as a P.O.W. Or Death But Once (1947) and No Wider Land (1971) 69

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From Holland: 1943-44, a group of envelopes to F. Meyneken in Java Camp “A” with 1943 (8 July) Red Cross, Geneva envelope; 1943 (3 Aug.) from Dordrecht with German censor seal and unboxed HQ handstamp; 1943 (27 Sept.) from Rotterdam with German censor tape; 1943 (10 Nov.) envelope from Rotterdam bearing circular Red Cross Tokyo handstamp; and 1944 (1 Jan.) envelope from Dordrecht with unidentified censor tape at left. Each cover with the appropriate boxed Censored handstamp in shades of red with seals of Suzuki or Umegaki, the HQ camp handstamps with the prisoner number and various notations giving the dates of despatch and receipt. Tett figs. 2-3-35 to 37. (5 covers). Photo

HK$3,000-4,000

–– 1944 (23 Feb.) post card from the Hague to C.W. van der Poel bearing circular German censor handstamp in red, boxed Censored handstamp in dull red with Suzuki seal, handstruck “I” and boxed Camp 1 with the prisoner number; light creasing at top. A scarce card. Tett fig. 2-3-33. Photo

HK$1,000-1,500

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From D.E.I.: 1943 (8 Apr.) Dai Nippon 31⁄ 2 c. stationery card with small Dutch text, cancelled Jakarta and addressed to L. Logemann in Tangsi, Java, bearing boxed Censored handstamp in red, “I 18662” and “Tawanan Militer” in red crayon, handstruck unframed Transferred to Japan but with “Changi” in blue crayon alongside. A scarce card. Tett fig. 2-3-17. JACA 13NS 1. Photo For an example of the reply card, please see lot 2365

HK$1,500-2,500

–– 1943-44, a group of 31⁄ 2 c. Dai Nippon stationery cards with three examples of the scarce card with small Dutch characters (JSCA 13NS 1), on written in English and bears handstruck small boxed “2” in rose-red, the first two are uncensored, one with small Zumi seal (passed); the final cards are all marked “Tawanan militer” on Java cards (JSCA 2 JS 3 and 5) bearing a good array of handstamp including Approved, Prisoner of War Post, small boxed Censored handstamps, one with Zumi seal and one with Transferred to Malaya with D.E.I. and Malaya censors. An interesting and valuable group. Tett figs. 2-3-9 to 11, 22, 40 to 42. (8 cards)

HK$3,000-5,000

Within D.E.I.: 1945 two similar P.O.W. reply sections to A.P.J Tausent Djawa Camp WN, both bear small boxed censored handstamp with Watanabe seal; vertical folds. Scarce cards. (2 cards). Photo

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From New Zealand: 1942-45, a group of covers to Pilot Officer W.P. Wellington from his wife, with 1942 (16 Oct.) bearing Dunedin despatch c.d.s., New Zealand censor tape at right with “65” handstamp, unframed Prisoner of War Post handstamp in rose-red and boxed Censored handstamp with two strikes of Suzuki seal and typed reference numbers. 1942 (21 Dec.) envelope bearing Dunedin slogan postmark, New Zealand censor tape at left with “66” handstamp, large boxed Censored handstamp in red with Umegaki seal, handstamped characters of Java Headquarters with the prisoner number. 1944 (19 Nov.) 1/- Prisoner of War Post air mail letter sheet overprinted “SIXPENCE (H&G 5) cancelled by Dunedin slogan postmark, boxed Censored handstamp in blue with indistinct seal and Java P.O.W. district 1 handstamp in purple. 1945 (8 June) Prisoner of War Post air mail card uprated 6d. cancelled by Dunedin slogan, with N.Z. censor handstamp, addressed to camp 2 and arrived after the end of the war. An interesting and varied group; scarce from New Zealand. Tett fig. 2-3-6, 24, 46. (4 covers). Photo

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From U.K.: 1942 (6 Aug.) “Prisoner of War Post” envelope to L.A.C. Jackson, “Last Heard of Java” bearing York machine postmark, British censor seal “1,659”, boxed Transferred to Japan with “Bat.3942”, marked “Zentsugi” in pencil with “No63” in red crayon. The reverse with “Received 8/5/44, Sent 6/8/42”. A much travelled cover. Tett fig. 2-3-20. Photo –– 1943 (28 May) “Prisoner of War Post” envelope to I.B. Collins at Java, bearing manuscript “Bat 25660” and handstruck transfer which has been altered to read Transferred to Malaya, the reverse bears the small boxed censored handstamp (fig. 2-12127) with Miura seal. Also 1944 (11 Feb.) post card to A.C. Percival, Java Camp Z, bearing London machine postmark, British censor handstamp “P.W.3266” in red, boxed Censored handstamp with Miura seal and boxed Transferred to Malaya (creased). Good covers to prisoners transferred back to Malaya. Tett figs. 2-3-21, 23. (2 covers). Photo The Transferred to Malaya handstamp included Singapore and Sumatra (which was under Malayan juristriction) –– 1943-44 a group of covers to British prisoners with 1943 (22 Apr.) envelope to Clifford Beales bearing British censor seal “571”, large boxed Censored handstamp in red with Suzuki seal and small boxed Java HQ handstamp with prisoner’s number (ex Crabb); 1943 (18 May) envelope to 2nd Lieut. W.W. Hodgkinson, Java, with Derby machine postmark, British censor seal “1583”, large boxed Censored handstamp with Suzuki seal, boxed Java district 1 handstamp and Java III handstamp, both with prisoner’s number; 1943 (14 June) 21⁄ 2 d. stationery envelope to G.E. Thomas cancelled by Neath machine postmark, British censor seal “4027”, large boxed Censored handstamp in red with Suzuki seal, boxed Java III crossed through with boxed HQ handstamps; 1944 (8 Feb.) envelope to E.R. McDaniel with Kensington machine postmark, British censor seal “4181”, boxed Censored handstamp in red and Permission in violet with Tanaka seal and boxed HQ handstamp with number, pencil “R 9/10/44”; 1944 (17 Mar.) post card to Frederick Tulley with Stratford machine postmark, British censor handstamp “P.W.4768”, boxed Censored with Ujiie seal and Permission with Tanaka seal, both in red, boxed camp III handstamp with number; 1944 (8 Oct.) 3d. Prisoner of War Post air mail card to Frank Graham, X Camp, despatch c.d.s., British censor handstamp “P.W.2709”, boxed Censored handstamp in red with Suzuki seal and boxed camp I handstamp with number. A good group. Tett figs. 2-3-25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31. (6 covers). Photo

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–– 1945 (15 June) 11⁄ 2 d. Prisoner of War Post air mail card to Robert Brown from his girlfriend, cancelled by London victory slogan postmark and bearing British censor handstamp “P.W.9295” in red, a good strike of the boxed “RETURNED IN UNDELIVERED MAILS/FROM TERRITORY FORMALLY OCCUPIED/BY JAPANESE FORCES”, with rose-red crayon marks for return to the sender. A scarce card. Tett fig. 2-3-45. Photo

HK$1,200-1,800

–– 1945 (24 July) 11⁄ 2 d. Prisoner of War Post air mail card to Arthur Austin, cancelled by Colwyn Bay machine postmark, with British censor handstamp “P.W.3413” in red and unframed “RETURNED FROM ABROAD/SERVICE SUSPENDED”. Fine and a scarce marking. Photo

HK$1,800-2,200

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To Singapore: 1943 P.O.W. card from Vincent Slavin from Java Camp X (Batavia) to a friend in Shonan City (Singapore) and redirected on arrival, bearing Yamamoto seal, Syonan c.d.s. (26.7) and manuscript “and 27/7/03”. The message includes, “This is the third card I have written and the absence of your reply makes me uncomfortable.” A very scarce destination. Tett fig. 2-4-12. Photo

HK$2,000-2,500

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To U.K.: 1943 P.O.W. card from Tom Orton, Camp Y to his wife in Birmingham bearing unidentified seal, a light strike of British censor handstamp “P.W.337” and manuscript “Recd 31/12/43”; vertical folding crease and soiled. Scarce mail from Y Camp Tett fig. 2-4-14. Photo

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To U.S.A: 1945 (2 Aug.) P.O.W. card from Lowell Swartz from Camp W.M.-1 to his mother in New York, without Japanese censor, bearing “S.E.ASIA” c.d.s. (30.9) c.d.s. (after the end of the war), three different New York backstamp and “Not in Directory/Boulevard Station/CANNOT BE FOUND”. Fine. Tett fig. 2-4-24. Photo

HK$2,000-2,500

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Within D.E.I.: 1942-44, a selection of cards which includes 1942 (19 Mar.) Netherlands Indies 31⁄ 2 c. stationery card from Eskadron Cavalry Camp to Jakarta, a very early date (about three weeks after the fall of Java) before a proper mail service had been set up and is without censor handstamp; 1942 (Sept. - Oct.) “NED. INDIES” and “DAI NIPPON” 31⁄ 2 c. stationery cards from Kesilir Camp to Malang and Lawang bearing censor handstamps; Prisoner of War cards from Camp B2 (Tjilatjap) to Batavia bearing handstruck Response must be in the Indonesian language in rose-red; card from Camp D (Malang) to East Java and redirected bearing Pasoeroean c.d.s. (3.2); 1943 two cards from Camp Z to Soerabaia, one bearing boxed Headquarters Police Station handstamp (secret police); 1944 card from Camp W.N. from a stateless German to Bandoeng; 1945 card from Java C.P. to Java W.N. Several with vertical folding folds, a good group. Tett figs. 2-5-3, 4, 6, 9, 16, 19, 23, 2-3-43. (10 cards) 75

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1942 (3 July) Netherlands Indies 31⁄ 2 c. post card cancelled by Buitenzorg c.d.s., addressed to R. Avean, Tjimahi Camp. There was much difficulty in tracing the internee and the card bears handstruck “A” which has been crossed through, manuscript “B” in blue crayon with handstruck “NIET IN B” in purple, “I” in red crayon, handstruck “IV Concentratiikamd./NBEKEND” in blue (unknown), manuscript inscription for return has been crossed through an manuscript character added in pencil. Fine and a most interesting card. Tett fig. 2-5-17. Photo

HK$1,000-1,500

1943 (Mar. - June) three Dai Nippon 31⁄ 2 c. stationery cards to E. Raalten in Soemowono, cancelled by Klaten c.d.s. bearing a good strike of the boxed Oengaran Chief of Police Station handstamp in purple (white card stock), the others with the boxed Censored Post Office handstamp in purple with Mosu and Suriya seals respectively. A good group. Tett figs. 2-5-11 to 13. (3 cards)

HK$1,500-2,000

1943 a group of post cards related to Kesilir including a good strike of horizontal Censored handstamp in red on two cards, one with Fukushima seal in blue and boxed Oengaran Chief of Police Station handstamp addressed to Ambaraua, the other with the censor seal in violet addressed to Malang; cards to Malang and Soerabaia bearing the horizontal Censored handstamp in rose-red with Shiochi seal; two later cards to Soerabaia, one with large boxed Censored handstamp in purple with Fukushima seal the other with the smaller boxed Censored (Soerabaia type) with unidentified mark. A good group. Tett figs. 2-5-5, 7. 40, 43. (6 cards). Photo

HK$2,000-2,500

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1943-44, a selection of stationery cards with Dai Nippon 31⁄ 2 c. card from Bandoeng to Tangsi B camp, the card with small boxed “2” in red in the top right corner; a card from Semarang to Ngawi bearing Censored Post Office handstamp in rose-red and the boxed Madioen Provincial Police Department in red; card from Koedoes to Jakarta bearing Censored Post Office handstamp in black and a fair strike of Koedoes Office Chief with Kesumo seal; white stock card from Soerabaia to Bentjoeloek bearing Censored Post Office handstamp in violet, card from Jakarta to the prison in Sluisweg 2; card used locally in Soerabaia including Soerabaia Police Special Branch handstamp. Condition is a little mixed in places, a good and varied lot. Tett figs. 2-5-14 to 16, 18. (6 cards). Photo

HK$2,000-2,500

1944-45 two cards to W. Meurs locally used in Bandoeng to Soekamiskin, the first is a 31⁄ 2 c. bearing a good Uchipu seal, the second is a 1945 31⁄ 2 c. card (JSCA 3 JS 1) bearing a fair strike of boxed Soekamiskin Prison handstamp in rose-carmine. Tett figs. 2-5-20, 21. (2 cards)

HK$1,200-1,800

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1945 (24 July) 5c. on military card to Toean Andre in Soekamiskin Prison, Bandung, cancelled by Madium c.d.s. bearing a fine strike of boxed Soekamiskin Prison handstamp. Fine. JSCA 3 JS 4. Photo For an incoming card to Camp Tjihapit, please see lot 2314; from Soerabaia, please see lot 2375. For mail from Palembang Camp, see lot 2204 and for mail from Pakan Baroe Camp, see lots 2201-2202 77

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From India: 1943 (9 Apr.) opened-out, unsealed envelope from Bangalore to Olive Glaser in Bandoeng, bearing Indian censor “DHC/34” in blue, large boxed Censored handstamp in rose-red with seals of Suzuki, Umegaki and Wakari, boxed Java II handstamp in purple, “2” in red crayon and the prisoner number, the reverse with Bangalore despatch c.d.s. and part Indian censor handstamp “DHC/37”. With the original letter which has had the date censored (pointless as the envelope is dated) and there are various pencil notes on the reverse. Very scarce mail from India. Tett fig. 2-5-22. Photo

HK$800-1,000

2186 2186



From Japan: 1943-44, two type 1 cards, the first typed from Harima sub Osaka Camp to his wife in Soerabaia and readdressed to a civilian internee camp in Java, bears Tomita seal; the second card from Hakodate 3 (the printing is in a different fount) with a handwritten message from J. Koolhaas Revers to his wife in Riouwstraat Women’s Camp in Bandoeng, bears Hakodate Prisoner of War Camp Censor handstamp in purple with Koyama seal, also boxed Java II handstamp in purple with Suzuki seal and the prisoner number; light soiling. A good pair of covers. Tett fig. 2-5-30. (2 cards). Photo For mail from Fukuoka, see lot 2312 and from Zentsuji, see lots 2375. For mail from Taiwan, see lot 2392

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1942 (11 Jan.) message to Jacobus Caspers from his relations in Holland. The message was written in Dutch and a translation on flimsy paper has been affixed over the top, with Red Cross Geneva handstamp and boxed Censored handstamp in red, with boxed Java III handstamp. The reply on the reverse is dated 1942 (28 June), again in Dutch with the English translation fixed over the top with boxed Censored handstamp, Red Cross Tokyo handstamp in blue, Geneva Red Cross and datestamp “MAR 27 1944�. Also with a Dutch envelope to the Red Cross in Geneva, typical of the type used. Scarce. Tett fig. 2-5-23. Photo

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Ex 2189 1

1943-45, a group of Dai Nippon 3 ⁄ 2 c. stationery cards with two cards from Struiswijk to Kamp Kramat and to Perlindoengan bearing good strikes of Struiswijk Prison handstamps with Yajima or Iwasaki seals; card to Kediri (not cancelled) bearing a good strike of Kedri District Police Department handstamp in rose-red; 1943 (3 Dec.) card from Jakarta to Adek Camp bearing Jakarta Police Censored handstamp, Jakarta Post Office Censored handstamp and Adek Prison handstamp with Got censor, all in red; 1943 (31 Dec.) card from Benteng to Lampersari bearing Post Office Censored handstamp and 1945 (23 June) card used locally in Bandoeng bearing a fair strike of Banteu Prison handstamp in rose-red. Some folding creases but with some good handstamps. Tett figs. 2-5-38, 39, 47, 49, 63. (6 cards). Photo

HK$1,800-2,200

1944-45, a group of P.O.W. cards with examples from camps CQ (Bandoeng) (5), CP (Semerang) and CR (Batavia) (2), with various markings for the camps of the recipients including boxed Java II (3), unframed Java I and other camp designations; three with vertical folds. Tett figs. 2-5-50 to 54, 56, 58, 60. (8 covers). Photo

HK$2,500-3,000

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1944 Prisoner of War reply card, used examples of both the sender and reply sections, the first from Java CP to Malang bearing small boxed Censored handstamp in rose-red with faint Hasegawa seal, boxed Java II camp with prisoner number; the second from Jakarta to Java CQ bears boxed Censored handstamp with Tachi seal and manuscript “F5” in blue crayon. These reply cards are very scarce. Tett fig. 2-5-61, 62. Photo For mail from Sumatra to Karees Camp (Java III), see lots 2219, 2220 WWW.SPINK.COM

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To Japan: 1944 31⁄ 2 c. Dai Nippon stationery card from Jakarta uprated 7c., cancelled by pen stroke, to A. Hoff in Fukuoka 14 Camp with “TAWANAN MILITER” and “14” in red crayon plus circular Reception dated handstamp for 1945 (29 Mar.) and Fukuoka POW Camp Censored handstamp in blue with Fujii seal. Also 1943 (17 Dec.) Netherlands 5c. stationery card to Jan Schut, uncancelled with a fine strike of circular German censor in red, sent to Fukuoka “2” camp and bearing Fukuoka POW Camp Censored handstamp in blue with Fujii seal; received on 8th April 1945. A good pair of cards. (2 cards)

HK$1,500-2,000

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To Taiwan: 1943 (26 Apr.) 31⁄ 2 c. Dai Nippon stationery card to J. van Beck cancelled by Batavia slogan cancellation, marked “TAWANAN MILITER” in red crayon with crayon characters for Taipei External and No.4 Holland; received 1944 (13 Jan.). Rare mail to Taiwan. Photo For another card to Taiwan, please see lot 2378

Women POWs washing their hair 81

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Atjeh Party: 1944 (22 Feb.) “Prisoners of War Post” envelope to J.A. Speyer, Dutch Prisoner of War bearing Bangor c.d.s., British censor seal at left “3352” with “MEDAN” in blue crayon and “Atjeh” in red crayon (repeated on the reverse) with small Censored handstamp with Asanuma seal; vertical fold and soiled. Scarce mail to this camp. Tett fig. 2-6-3. Photo For incoming mail, see lot 2216

HK$1,000-1,500

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Medan Camp: 1943 (24 Mar.) “Prisoner of War Post” envelope bearing Canada 3c. tied by Vancouver machine postmark, to Harold Poole, bearing small boxed Censored handstamp with Asanuma seal and pencil “Medan NC”; the reverse bearing Canadian censor tape “DB/608”; corner missing and a little soiled, part of the address has been censored (his unit). Scarce mail from Canada. Tett fig. 1-5-28. Photo

HK$800-1,000

–– 1943 (7 June) Prisoner of War post envelope to J. Parsons bearing Glatton, Huntingdon c.d.s., British censor tape “3470”, “J.V.E.” in pencil (Johore Volunteer Engineers) and “P.O.W. Medan/NC” (not Changi) with small boxed Censored handstamp and Asanuma seal; some soiling. Tett fig. 2-6-2. Photo

HK$800-1,000

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Pakan Baroe Camp: 1943 (2 July) Australian Red Cross envelope to C.S. Shaw, bearing Melbourne machine postmark, Australian censor tape with diamond “411” handstamp, small boxed Censored handstamp with Asanuma seal and pencil “Pakan Baroe”. Scarce. Tett fig. 2-6-7. Photo Ma 1 is an abbreviation for Malaya Camp 1, which covered the area of Pakan Baroe. Pakan Baroe Camp was for those men working on the Sumatran Railway.

HK$1,000-1,500

A short background of the railway which was built. Dutch railway engineers had long investigated the possibilities of building a railway between the north and south coast of Sumatra to give access to the coal fields. These fields were reported to have very good coal readily available on the surface. The problem was the cost of the building of the railway through inhospitable jungle and for most part through swamps. Bridges to cross rivers, subjected to monsoon floods, had to be build. This would be through a country invested with malaria and other diseases. So the plans were shelved if not forgotten. After the Japanese occupation of the Dutch East Indies, these plans surfaced again and were considered feasible by the Japanese conquerors. After all they had the workers. Plenty of them at no cost. Initially volunteers were enrolled from the Indonesian population, under false promises of light work, good pay and plenty of food. These were called in Japanese “Romushas”. The treatment of these romushas was terrible and soon there was a shortage of volunteers. This resulted in the introduction of forced labour. In 1944 the decision was made to use POW’s, and on 19 May 1944 the first contingent of POWs from camps on Java arrived via Emma Haven near Padang. They were transported by trucks to Pakanbaroe. Their first task was to make camp 1 habitable. These were old barracks from an oil company, about a hundred meters from the Siak River. When it rained, and that happened frequently, most of the camp flooded and the prisoners had to wade through knee deep mud. Soon this camp was nicknamed “Mud Resort” and this name remained until the evacuation on 17 October 1945

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Palembang Camp: 1942-43, a group of “Prisoner of War Post” envelopes from U.K. with 1942 (5 Oct.) envelope to Robert McGee bearing Glasgow machine postmark, British censor seal “6327”, “Not Thai” in blue crayon and “PAL” in pencil, Censored handstamp with Miura seal; 1943 (17 May) envelope bearing Cambridge machine postmark, censor seal “9301”, “Pal” in pencil and, on the reverse, small boxed Censored handstamp with Miura seal; 1943 envelope to Vincent Slavin; and 1943 (29 July) envelope to G. O’Donovan bearing Worksop machine postmark, censor seal “1742”, “Pal” in pencil and the small boxed censored handstamp with Miura seal. Good to fine. Tett figs. 2-6-1, 4 to 6. (4 covers) For outgoing mail from Robert McGee, please see lot 2211

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Palembang Camp: 1943 (27 May) Australian Red Cross envelope to Jan Hoving, bears Melbourne machine postmark, Australian censor tape with diamond “398” handstamp, addressed to Java and bears small boxed Censored handstamp with Marai seal and a good strike of boxed Transferred to Malaya; fine. Photo

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–– 1944 (Apr. - Nov.) two 3d. Prisoner of War Post air mail cards to Alec Percival, the first, (3 Apr.) cancelled London postmark with British censor handstamp “P.W.8749”, addressed to Java Camp Z but with boxed Transferred to Malaya and small boxed Censored handstamp with Miura seal, bears pencil “M”; the second dated (8 Nov.) with Ilford machine postmark, British censor “P.W.6926” handstamp, addressed to Malaya bears pencil “RAF”, “M/A” (Malaya Administration) and “CH X Pal” (Changi, ex Palembang) and Saji seal in violet. Good cards. Tett figs. 2-6-8, 9. (2 cards)

HK$1,500-2,000

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–– 1945 (14 Apr.) German P.O.W. lettersheet cancelled by Eindhoven c.d.s. and addressed to J. Streuve, Java Camp; bears Dutch censor “1094”, circular Egyptian censor and boxed Prisoner of War Post handstamp in red, Singapore and Siam have been crossed through and Palembang added; the ink has eaten in to the surface covering of the paper, nevertheless an interesting cover. Tett fig. 2-6-14. Photo

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Pakan Baroe Camp: 1944 (c.) second type card from J. Maas to his wife in Java, bears a faint strike of Ma 1 in purple and Asanuma seal, large boxed Censored handstamp in red with Suzuki seal and boxed Java II camp; a few tone spots, good inter-camp mail. Tett fig. 2-7-10. Photo

HK$1,500-2,000

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–– 1944 (c.) second type card from C. Becker to his wife in Java, bears a light strike of Ma 1 in purple with Asanuma seal, large boxed Censored handstamp with Suzuki seal and boxed Java Camp III with number; pencil notes the receipt “21 Juli 1945”. Tett fig. 2-7-11. Photo For another example of a Ma 1 handstamp, please see lot 2234

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Pakan Baroe Camp: 1944 (c.) second type card from O.G. Farwell to his wife in Southampton, typed at left, “MALAI FURYO SHUYSHO NO 1”, with small boxed Censored handstamp with Asanuma seal and British censor “P.W.”4104” in red. Fine and very scarce. Tett fig. 2-7-15. Photo For another card, please see lot 2234

HK$2,000-2,500

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Palembang Camp: 1945 (c.) second type card from M.R. van Leeuwen to his wife in Bandoeng, Java, with typewritten “MALAY FURYOSHUYOS NO.2” bearing Takahashi seal and manuscript arrival date “23/5 - 45”; no other markings. Very scarce. Tett fig. 2-7-17. Photo Camp number 2 included Pangkalanbalei, where the P.O.Ws built an airfield

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To Holland: 1943 (c.) first type card from A. Meulemans to his wife, bears large Marai handstamp in red with Asanuma seal in red and Shimogahara seal in blue (applied in Singapore) plus circular German censor handstamp. Fine and scarce. Tett fig. 2-7-5. Photo

HK$1,500-2,000

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To Java: 1944 first type card from van Wynen to his aunt in Java, bearing large figures Marai in pale violet-blue and Asanuma seal, redirected on arrival with Pengalengan c.d.s. (11.5) and manuscript Not Known in Tjihapit. Fine. Tett fig. 2-7-4. Photo –– 1944 (c.) second type card from Brigadier Quirin van Nuland to his wife in Bandoeng, Java, bears Takahashi seal, large boxed Censored handstamp in red with Suzuki seal and boxed Java Camp III with number. Fine. Tett fig. 2-5-29 Senior officers should have been transferred to Taiwan

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To U.K.: 1942 (c.) first type card from Laurie Symes to his parents in London, the card with handstruck Marai in katakana characters, Hanno seal and British censor “P.W.571” handstamp in rose-red. Fine and rare. Only two cards with this Marai handstamp have been recorded. Tett fig. 2-7-2. Photo

Liberated Australian and British prisoners await repatriation at the bicycle camp, a former Dutch military barracks in Java

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–– 1943 (c.) first type card from Edward Hudson to his mother in London, bearing large figures Marai and Asanuma seal, British censor handstamp “P.W.6408”; the reverse with the date of receipt, “July 4th 1944”. Fresh and fine. Tett fig. 2-7-3. Photo

HK$1,500-2,000

–– 1943-44 first and second type cards; the first from Percival Gilbert to his wife in Plymouth, bears small characters Marai in red with Takahashi seal and British censor “P.W.6493”; creased and soiled; the second type card from Harold Goulding to his parents in London with Takahashi seal but no British censor; soiled. Tett figs. 2-7-9, 14. (2 cards)

HK$2,400-2,800

–– 1944 (c.) second type card from Robert McGee to his wife in Glasgow, with Takahashi seal; without British censor. Fresh and fine. Tett fig. 2-7-13 For incoming mail to Robert McGee, please see lot 2197

HK$1,000-1,500

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Within Sumatra: 1943 (c.) first type card from Capt. J.W. Stemfourt to his wife in Padang Women’s Camp, with large characters Marai in red with Asanuma seal with Shimogahara seal in violet alongside, there is also a large handstruck “C” in red and Japanese characters. This card was sent via Singapore for transit between two camps in Sumatra. Photo

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From Australia: 1943 Australian Red Cross envelope to Mrs L. Hoefnagels, addressed to Central Hospital, Kwala Simpang, bearing Australian censor tape with boxed censor handstamp “V103”; boxed Censored handstamp in purple with small, unidentified seal in purple, manuscript “Belawan Estate Camp near Medan” and “Ontvangen (received) Rantau Prapat 8th December 1944”. Tett fig. 2-6-15. Photo

HK$1,200-1,800

From Java: 1945 (4 June) 1945 31⁄ 2 c. stationery card cancelled by Bandoeng c.d.s. to Walter Th. Swart in Malai Furyoshu Yusho No.2 from his wife, bearing a faint strike of Bandon Police Station Censored handstamp in purple with indistinct seal, “Tawanan Militair” in red crayon and “Changi Hosp” in blue crayon; fine. Tett fig. 2-6-12. Photo

HK$1,200-1,800

Women and children in the wash house

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From U.K.: 1943 (8 Mar.) “Prisoner of War Post” envelope to J.W. Kerr, bearing Edinburgh c.d.s., British censor seal “5243”, a good strike of the boxed Censored handstamp in black with Shindo seal and manuscript “Bindjei”; small pencil note on the reverse, “5 Dec 1944”. Tett fig. 2-6-16. Photo Civilian internment camps in the East Coast of Sumatra residency were established in Bindjei, Brastagi, Pematangsiantar, Tebingtinggi and Tandjungbalei, all with separate camps for men and women.

HK$1,000-1,500

–– 1943 (25 June) post card to W.G. Holteman ten Hove in Atjeh bearing Lewes machine postmark with British censor handstamp “P.W.4875” in red, boxed Censored handstamp in black with Shindo seal, also in black, pencil note that received 4th December 1944. Tett 2-6-22

HK$1,500-1,800

–– 1944, two Prisoner of War Post 3d. air mail cards, the first (3 June) to H.S. Arathoon in Palembang cancelled by South Kensington machine postmark with British censor handstamp “P.W.6319” in red; the second (1 Sept.) to Robert Coutts with Aberdeen machine postmark, British censor handstamp “P.W.4178” in red, straight-line Sumatra Army Internment Camp Censored in purple with unidentified censor. Tett figs. 2-6-20, 21. (2 cards)

HK$1,200-1,800

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–– 1945 (21 May) 11⁄ 2 d. Prisoner of War Post air mail card to G. Grootenboer, cancelled by Hatfield roller cancellation, British censor handstamp “P.W.4027” with numerous manuscript markings indicating the attempts to find the recipient with Padang (20.9), Medan, Palomanvry, Indian Army Post Office No.2 c.d.s (23.10) and, on the reverse, boxed handstamp, Unknown by the Netherlands Information Office in Singapore; some light creasing. A scarce card with a lot of character. Tett fig. 2-6-24. Photo 91

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Medan: 1944 (31 Aug.) P.O.W. card from H.L. de Jong to his relation in Karees Internment Camp in Bandoeng, Java, bearing Iwemoto seal, boxed Censored handstamp in red with Suzuki seal and boxed Java III handstamp with number; vertical fold. Scarce. Photo Camp Karees was a Japanese internment camp for Dutch women and children at Bandeong in Java –– 1945 (20 Apr.) another P.O.W. card from H.L. de Jong to his relation in Karees Internment Camp in Bandoeng, Java, bearing Moroto seal, boxed Censored handstamp in red with Suzuki seal and boxed Java III handstamp with number; vertical fold. Photo

HK$1,800-2,200

HK$1,800-2,200

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Palembang: 1943 (26 Mar.) Prisoner of War post card from A & G Sinclair to their aunt in Ipoh, Malaya bearing Kato seal; receipt date “22.9/43”. A rare card, although the message includes, “We are allowed to write to our relatives twice a year.” it is thought that this was one of only two cards allowed from this camp in the three and a half years of confinement. Tett fig. 2-7-19. Photo

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–– 1944 (c.) Prisoner of War card from Dixie Armstrong to her younger brother at Muntok Camp (on Banka Island) bearing unidentified seal; creased and soiled. A rare destination. Tett fig. 2-7-22. Photo Banka Island is off the east coast of Sumatra

HK$4,000-5,000

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Rantau Prapat: 1945 (21 Apr.) P.O.W. card from E.H. Six van Oterleer to his wife in Brastagi Camp bearing Iwamoto seal. Very fine and rare inter camp mail. More words were allowed. Tett fig. 2-7-21. Photo Brastagi Camp is on the east coast of Sumatra

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OTHER ISLANDS Celebes - Civilian Incoming Mail

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1944 (17 Apr.) Dai Nippon 3 ⁄ 2 c. stationery card to Father Arnoldus in Pare Pare, cancelled by Jakarta slogan postmark and bearing a light strike of Jakarta Prisoner of War Camp Censored handstamp in purple with Yamamoto seal. Fine and very scarce. Tett fig. 2-8-6. Photo

HK$1,500-2,000

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1944 (24 Apr.) Dai Nippon 31⁄ 2 c. stationery card to Toean Osse in Pare Pare from Jakarta bearing despatch c.d.s. at left, boxed Prisoner of War Post handstamp in rose-red and with Serebesu (Celebes) in katakana in red crayon and “Tawanan”; vertical fold. Very scarce. Tett fig. 2-8-5. Photo

HK$1,500-2,000

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Kampili Camp: 1945 undated waste paper ‘card’ to T Mobach in Pare Pare from an inmate of Kampili Camp bearing Yabe seal (used on inter-camp mail in Celebes) and dated “16 Mrh ‘45”. Rare. Photo In the abandoned and dilapidated Kampili sanatorium, some 25 kilometres southeast of Makassar, the Japanese set up a new assembly camp for women and children in early 1943. In March 1943 a group of about 300 internees arrived from Ambon, in May the women and children from Malino arrived, in September about 110 persons from Timor, and late December another 13 internees who came from Bali. On 17 and 19 July 1945 Kampili was hit by allied bombs. These killed seven women and children and destroyed a large part of the complex. Immediately after these air raids the internees moved to an emergency camp, located in the forest near Kampili. This so-called Boskamp (forest camp) had been built there earlier by order of the Japanese camp commander, Jamadji Tadashi, probably with this type of calamity in mind WWW.SPINK.COM

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–– 1944 (c.) special P.O.W. card for civilians from H. van der Noen to her husband in Makasser Camp with Tanaka seal; vertical fold. Rare. Tett fig. 2-8-8. Photo Makassa is on the south-west tip of Celebes. The Camp was a modern Dutch Military Barracks about two miles south of the town. The Japanese authorities had appointed Lieutenant Colonel L. Gortmans, K.N.I.L., as Camp Commander. He was not the Senior Dutch Officer in the camp; the Senior Dutch Officer was Colonel M. Vooren, K.N.I.L. The Dutch numbered about 1800, Americans 167 and the British 945. British and American navy personnel, among whom were survivors of the Battle of the Java Sea.

HK$2,000-2,500

In April 1942 there were about 2,870 POWs in this camp. In June and July 1942 small groups of POWs from the Lesser Sunda islands arrived in Makassar. Mid-October 1942 some 1,000 POWs were put on transport to Japan. Small groups of officers were taken to Japan and Surabaya in April 1942 and October 1943 respectively

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–– 1944 (c.) special P.O.W. card for civilians from Mrs de Wilde to her husband in Pare Pare, bearing Tanaka seal; very fine. Also the equivalent Prisoner of War card from George Cortenbach to a relative in Soerabaja, with Ogiri seal, the camp name has been censored out; this card quite damaged at top. A good pair of rare cards. Tett fig. 2-8-9. Photo 95

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1943 (c.) two Australian Red Cross envelopes to soldiers captured on Timor, with undated to Lieut. Gunn with Australian censor tape and diamond “350” handstamp, boxed Censored handstamp in rose-red with Suzuki seal and characters for Java H.Q.; the second card with Melbourne machine postmark, Australian censor seal with diamond “301” handstamp, boxed Censored handstamp in rose-red with Suzuki seal and boxed Java H.Q. handstamp. A good pair of covers. Tett figs. 2-2-5, 2-3-44. Photo. (2 covers)

HK$4,000-5,000

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Sergeant George Parkes of the 48th LAA Regiment: 1942-45, the collection of mail between the P.O.W. and his family with his first card from Camp X in Java, 1942 letter from his son, which appear to be the first he received, various communications from the War Office to his wife with regard to his whereabouts and pay, 1943 Red Cross letter informing his wife of the information from a radio broadcast and a later letter listing the regulations about sending mail, 1943 letter from home, now redirected to Palembang, with additional letters, two 1944 letters with manuscript “M” on the cover for Malaya (also on Sumatra mail), two 1944 3d. air mail cards with boxed Transferred to Malaya, 1944 second type P.O.W. card to his wife from “Malayan P.O.W. Camps”, 1944 Red Cross letter inviting Mrs Parkes to send a telegram, 1945 telegram from his wife to his mother advising that George was safe and in Singapore and finally 11⁄ 2 d. Forces lettersheet sent from the repatriation ship ‘Antenor’. A very interesting collection, especially with the Red Cross and Official letters. Reference Tett figs. 2-9-1 to 10 WWW.SPINK.COM

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Gerhard Oprel: 1940-45, a series of letters and cards between Gerhard and his wife, Liesel, with 1940 71⁄ 2 c. letter sheet where he report he has been called up but his uniform had not arrived, two 1943 P.O.W. cards from Java X camp, 1944 card from Java W.N. camp but redirected to Semarang camp which includes pencil note of 18.9.44 noting that the ‘Zyonyu Maru’ had sunk, there were 750 survivors from 2250 men, 1944 reply card to her husband, addressed to Java W.N. with numerous handstamps and markings including the fact that he was now deceased, 1944 card to his wife stating that he was alive and well, he had survived the ship wreck and transported to the Pakanbaroe - Moeara railway (he died working on the railway, not long after sending this card). The final item is an airletter from the Administration of Pakanbaroe camp letting her know that they had put flowers on her husband’s grave. A sad group but with some good items. Tett figs. 2-11-14 to 20. (7 items)

HK$5,000-6,000

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1943-44, a group of covers with 1943 (28 Jan.) 31⁄ 2 c. Dai Nippon stationery card from Semerang to Internees di Boeboetan, Soerabaia (when Dutch Government officials were housed) but returned to sender as the recipient had been moved and bears straight-line “Kirim Kembali” in mauve; 1943 (5 May) post card bearing uncancelled 2c. (2) from Bogor to Tjimahi with typed label, Address must be written and instructed on top of the post card as you, Mr/Mrs have received from the prisoners, Bogor Office Censored handstamp without seal; 1944 (22 Feb.) 31⁄ 2 c. Dai Nippon stationery card cancelled by Madioen c.d.s., from Camp Tawanan, Ngawi to Bandoeng bearing handstruck Temporary Unit 19 Unknown, Return to Sender and Madioen District Police Headquarters Censored handstamp, boxed Java II, censor seal and other markings. Tett figs. 2-13-8, 9. (3 cards)

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HK$3,000-4,000

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1943 first type P.O.W. card from Antoine Looten (who was in one of the Java camps) to his wife in Soerabaya, with Takashashi seal and boxed “NO RECORD/IN JAVA/P.O.W. & INTERNEES CAMPS” and with pencil “NR”; fine and scarce. Tett fig. 2-7-7. Photo

HK$2,500-3,000

1944 second type P.O.W. card from J. Mossel to his wife in Bandoeng, Java, bearing handstruck Ma I and Asanuma seal with a good strike of boxed “NO RECORD/IN JAVA/P.O.W. & INTERNMENT CAMP” in black. Fine. A scarce card from Pakan Baroe, Sumatra. Tett fig. 2-7-12. Photo

HK$2,500-3,000

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1944 (10 Jan.) P.O.W. card from H. Krul in Camp 1 in Thailand to a family member in Soerabaia, bearing Komai censor (in Thailand) and “NO RECORD” in violet. Fine and scarce. Tett fig. 3-3-25. Photo

HK$1,200-1,800

1944 (24 Dec.) Dai Nippon 31⁄ 2 c. stationery card to H. Visser in Java W.N. Camp bearing printed label which reads, Announcement. Postcards to Java prisoners may not be by ordinary postcard, but must be postcards determined by the office for prisoners. Java Military Internment Administration; also boxed handstamp stating “Rejected”; fine. Tett fig. 2-13-7. Photo

HK$2,500-3,000

1945 (19 May) 1945 31⁄ 2 c. stationery card to J. van der Beeke in Java W.N. Camp, cancelled by Jakarta c.d.s. and with “TAWANAN MILITER” in red crayon, sent from Djokdja Camp and bears the boxed Return to Sender “Rejected” handstamp in carmine; fine. Tett fig. 2-13-1. Photo

HK$1,800-2,200

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A selection of items which includes a group of messages to Mrs Timmins in Birmingham with three Red Cross messages following the tracing of her son plus an unhelpful letter from the Record Office; a request for release of a Dutch national; internee registration card and a group of unused stationery including P.O.W. card and a very scarce unsplit P.O.W. reply card. A good lot. (13 items). Photo

HK$2,000-3,000

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A large and valuable collection of envelopes, cards and other items which includes Red Cross messages into and out of D.E.I., Dutch Red Cross record card, a quantity of covers to and from former prisoners, many are stampless and includes Red Cross Batavia handstamps, Red Cross Lawang and others, 1945 5c. stationery card used to Holland, Semarang and on printed military card to Sumatra and Java (2), covers to Irene Camp in Singapore (2), returned mail (4) and a returned Civilian Red Cross letter sheet. A diverse and interesting lot. From Tett chapter 2-14. (37 items) HK$15,000-20,000

British soldiers liberated from a camp in Sumatra sit on an Allied ambulance

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PHILIPPINES When the Japanese landed on Luzon, the primary island, US Forces retreated to the Bataan Peninsula and Corregidor where they held out until 9th April 1942 and 6th May respectively. When they finally surrendered, they were force-marched to Camp O’Donnell from where they were dispersed to many subcamps to clear up and repair the damaged infrastructure. Filipino soldiers were released back into their communities. Most of the US POWs were gradually shipped to Japan as their work in the Philippines was completed. Many were to die when their ships came under attack by the allies.The transfer to Japan was to provide man-power for the war effort and to remove them from the path of the advancing American forces. 4,000 civilian internees were eventually centralised in two camps on Luzon. The prisoners remaining in the Philippines were the first to be liberated by the allied forces Pre Invasion Mail 2240



1941 (20 Apr.) air mail envelope from George Colley to his wife in Hollywood, Los Angeles, mailed from Wake Island with 35c. franking tied by Honolulu duplex; also 1941 (2 Nov.) air mail envelope from the same correspondence bearing U.S. air 50c. tied by “U.S. NAVAL HOSPITAL/CANACAO” duplex. (2 covers)

HK$1,000-1,500

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1942 (Mar.) (c.) War Department envelope from Col. John Vance to his wife in Maryland, bears boxed “EXAMINED BY/THEATRE CENSOR”, without any other marking. This handstamp was used in Melbourne in April 1942, suggesting that this letter was taken by submarine to enter the postal system in Melbourne. A very unusual military letter. Photo He wrote a book of his memoirs, Doomed Garrison: The Philippines (A POW story). Personal experiences of the Philippine defence campaign (1941-1942) from a different perspective: the author was the Finance officer of the US Army in the Philippines. Col. Vance narrates how he came to the Philippines in 1940, and his duties as US Army finance officer. He was responsible for disbursing money for all supplies bought, labour hired, vehicles and ships commandeered, and above all paying for all Philippine Army expenses since it had come into the service of the US. He details how, even during the siege of Bataan and Corregidor, bills had to be paid, and money sent to the southern islands to allow military units to continue to make purchases and pay their men. With the fall of Corregidor, Vance became a prisoner of war; the Japanese knew who he was and questioned him endlessly about the location of money. He was moved to Bilibid, then Tarlac, Taiwan and finally Manchuria, where he was when the war ended. After his return to the US, he was reputedly charged $71 million dollars for cash advances he had made in 1941 and 1942. For other Vance mail, see lots 2389, 2394, 2401 and 2439 WWW.SPINK.COM

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1942 (17 Aug.) letter for Gerald Warner, the American Consul in Kobe, addressed to “New York City, S.S. Gripsholm arriving about Aug 23 - 1942”, bearing U.S. 3c. franking tied by Glendale machine postmark, U.S. censor seal at left “6900”. Fine. A scarce letter relating to the first exchange. Ex Fiset. Tett fig. 5-13-2. Photo Gerald Warner was the American consul in Taiwan from 1937-February 1941. He then became consul in Tokyo, but after Pearl Harbour was held under house arrest 1943 a group of covers addressed to passengers on the second exchange with censored envelope from Valley Center, Kansas to Alice Huggins, New York (ex Fiset); from New York to Harold Loucks, Port Elizabeth; and from Portuguese India to Mary Corvisano at Goa (philatelic). An unusual selection. Tett figs. 5-13-3, 4. (3 covers)

HK$2,000-2,500

HK$2,500-3,000

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1943 three envelopes to Earl Wheeler, the first dated 1943 (12 Apr.) with Harlington, Texas slogan postmark, U.S. censor seal, boxed Censored handstamp in mauve with Iwanaka and Shoda seals and pencil “#1” and “Put Hosp” with part enclosure; 1943 (6 May) envelope bearing U.S. Navy machine postmark, censor seal with “PASSED BY/NAVAL CENSOR”, Kimura seal and “#1” in blue crayon; 1943 (4 Aug.) envelope bearing Harlington Gunnery School slogan postmark, censor tape, Nishida seal, “#1” in blue crayon and “I23” in pencil. A good group of covers which would have been sent on the second exchange in 1943. Tett figs. 5-3-6, 7, 17. (3 covers). Photo Earl Wheeler was held in Camp O’Donnell and Cabanataun before being transferred to Fukuoka Camp 17. He was transported on ‘Oryoko Maru’ and ‘Enoura Maru’, which were both sunk, and ‘Brazil Maru’, landing in Japan on 30th January 1945 1943-44 two Prisoner of War Mail covers to 2nd Lieutenant Charles W. Burris from Tulsa, Oklahoma bearing despatch slogan postmarks, U.S. censor tape and handstamps, one routed through Germany with German censor handstamp, and with Tajima and Sakuma seals respectively, the second with additional “Cab 1” in pencil. Tett fig. 5-3-27, 28. (2 covers) Lieut Burris was a fighter pilot, subsequently transferred to Fukuoka Camp 1 and later Jinsen. It is thought that these letters arrived after his departure and were never delivered. He witnessed unbelievable callousness at Cabanatuan: “That was one place where I learned that a human being is a marauder. You couldn’t keep food around because they’d steal it. They didn’t mind seeing a guy die. They just wanted his food. Everybody was concerned about themselves”

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1943-44, a group of U.S. covers with 1943 (25 Mar.) envelope to Gund Hettinger bearing Los Angeles slogan postmark, censor tape, Philippine Prisoner of War Camp Censor in rose with Nishimura seal and “Camp 1” in blue crayon (Gund Hettinger died on the ‘Arisan Maru’, 10.4.44); 1943 (14 Apr.) U.S. 3c. stationery envelope to Charles Olasky cancelled by Brooklyn machine postmark, censor seal, Philippine Prisoner of War Camp Censor handstamp in mauve with Iwanaka and Hatarei seals, “Camp 1” in blue crayon and “Rec’d May 6 1944”; 1943 (28 Aug.) envelope and letter to Burchard Hays with Minneapolis slogan postmark and handstruck “CAMP-1” in purple, without Japanese censor; 1943 (20 Oct.) envelope to Lieut. Col. Hal Granberry with Boulder, Colorado machine postmark, U.S. and German censor, Philippine Prisoner of War Camp Censor handstamp and “Cab” in pencil; 1943 (11 Nov.) a second envelope to Charles Olasky with Charleston Navy Yard machine postmark, U.S. and German censor tape, Kimura censor and “Cab” in pencil; and 1944 (9 Jan.) envelope to John Reeff with Santa Monica machine postmark, Tijima censor and manuscript “Cab” in pencil. A good group. Tett figs. 5-3-4, 5, 25, 26, 30. (6 covers). Photo

HK$6,000-8,000

1943, a group of U.S. covers with 1943 (1 Apr.) envelope to Robin Fisher bearing San Francisco slogan postmark, U.S. censor tape, Philippine Prisoner of War Camp Censor handstamp with Hatarei seal and “Camp #1” in red crayon; 1943 (10 May) cover to Carl Shaw bearing Branson duplex, Philippine Prisoner of War Censor handstamp in mauve with Shosa seal and pencil “#1”; 1943 (30 June) to Wayne Pennington bearing Drumright duplex, circular Tokyo Red Cross handstamp in rose, boxed Prisoner of War Mail in red, Philippine Prisoner of War Camp Censor handstamp in rose with Shoda seal, “C1” in blue crayon and pencil “July 31 1944” date of receipt; 1943 (20 Aug.) long envelope (folded) to Austin Everett bearing Hendenhall machine postmark, handstruck “#1” in blue-black (unusual) and Nishida seal; 1943 (25 Aug.) envelope to Myron Hayes with Cambridge machine postmark and handstruck “CAMP-1” in blue-black, without Japanese censor; and 1943 (2 Sept.) envelope to Joseph Wolf bearing St. Marys duplex and marked “Via Gripsholm”, Nishida seal and “#1” in blue crayon and part additional censor seal at right. A good and varied group. Tett figs. 5-3-8, 9, 14, 22, 23, 24. (6 covers). Photo

HK$5,000-6,000

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1944 (16 Dec.) British 3d. Prisoner of War Post Air Mail card to W.J. Eburn bearing London slogan cancellation, British censor handstamp “P.W. 3082” in red; mistakenly sent to Singapore and with small boxed Censored handstamp in purple with faint Nakajima seal. Probably returned to sender after the war had ended. Rare mail from the U.K. Tett fig. 5-3-41. Photo William Eburn was a British seaman on a ship captured near the Philippines. He was transported to Japan and survived the Sinking of the Hofuku Maru 21.9.44

HK$2,000-2,500

Camp 1, Cabanatuan - Outgoing Mail

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1943-44 (c.) type 1, 2 and 3 cards undated; the first from George Cecil (tear) with Iwanaka seal and circular U.S. censor “435”; type 2 from Armando del Frate with Iwanaka seal and circular U.S. censor “478” (heavy crease); third is from Donald Eshleman bearing Iwanaka and Ito seals, Salem 1945 (17 Sept.) arrival backstamp, without U.S. censor as arrived after the end of the war. Tett figs. 5-2-5, 14, 27. (3 cards). Photo Armando del Frate was reported as being in Lipa, Camp 10B, and may have been moved there later on 1944 (6 May) type 3 card from 2nd Lieut. Robert Nourse to Omaha, Nebraska and redirected to Grand Island, bears Iwanaka seal and U.S. censor “11135”. The card states that he was in excellent health and still awaiting delivery of letters. The reverse with “8 - 1-22-45” signifying the date of arrival. Fine and scarce. Tett fig. 5-2-26. Photo Robert Nourse lost his life on the ‘Enoura Maru’ which was sunk on 9th January 1945 103

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1943, two letters to Ernest Myers from his mother, both with Fresno postmarks, U.S. censor tape, the first with handstruck “DAVAO” in blue-black, the second with boxed Prisoner of War Mail handstamp in red, very faint censor handstamp and seal plus “Davao” in blue crayon. Both with original letters, the first dated 12.7 is the third letter, the second, dated 11.8 is the 8th. Ex Stitch. Tett figs. 5-3-15, 16. Photo

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Camp 2, Davao - Outgoing Mail

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1942 (Dec.) (c.) type 1 card from Cecil Wilson to his mother in San Francisco, bearing Tsubota seal and U.S. censor “10899” handstamp; adhesive tape at left and a few minor imperfections. Scarce. Tett fig. 5-2-8. Photo 1943 (c.) type 2 card from Gordon Malonay to his sister in Los Angeles bearing Sachi seal and circular U.S. censor handstamp “972”; good. Tett fig. 5-2-16. Photo Capt. Malonay was rescued at Bilibid Prison, Manila by American Forces 2.4.1945

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1943, two envelopes, 1943 (2 June) to Capt. Richard Roshe bearing Long Branch duplex, U.S. censor tape and Great Japanese Military Police Censored tape with Kubota seal, manuscript “Bil” and “Jan 44” (receipt); 1943 (1 Nov.) to Col. James Duckworth, Medial Corps., Camp of P.I. #3, bearing San Francisco slogan postmark, U.S. censor tape and circular handstamp “375”, circular German censor handstamp, Japanese censor seal and “Cab” (he had been transferred to Cabanatuan) (ex. Garrett). Tett fig. 5-3-10. (2 covers)

HK$1,800-2,200

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1943 type 1 card from William Dunn to his parents in Illinois, bears Urabe censor and circular U.S. censor “271”; fine. Tett fig. 5-2-9

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1943 type 2 card from John Chesebrough to his mother in New York bearing handstruck “SCE DES PRISONNIERS DE GUERRE” in red, Urabe seal and faint circular U.S. censor “658”; corner crease and soiled. Scarce. Tett fig. 5-2-17. Photo John Chesebrough was later transferred to Clarke Field camp 1944 (26 Apr.) type 3 card from Ernest Serrano to his mother in New Mexico with Urabe seal and “12249” U.S. censor handstamp; corner crease, fresh. Tett fig. 5-2-28. Photo

Old Bilibid Hospital 105

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1944 type 3 and type 4 cards from Harry Reilich to his parents in Los Angeles, both with Urabe seal and U.S. censor handstamp “11047”; the first is creased, the second fresh and fine. Tett figs. 5-2-29, 36. Photo Harry Reilich went on to write a book of his experiences, Our Days Were Years. This is the account of his personal experiences in the Philippines at the start of World War II, from the first attacks on Clark Field near Manila, the valiant stand against overwhelming Japanese odds for four months before the fall of Bataan, the Bataan Death March, and a three-andone-half-year incarceration in Japanese P.O.W. camps, both in the Philippines and on the Japanese islands

HK$4,000-5,000

Camp 7, Corregidor (?) - Outgoing Mail

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1943 type 1 card from Joseph Carbonaro to his father in New York, bears Urabe censor and circular U.S. censor “104”; soiled but rare mail from this camp. Tett fig. 5-2-10. Photo WWW.SPINK.COM

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Camp 10, Batangas - Incoming Mail

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1944 (5 July) Prisoner of War Air Mail lettersheet with U.S. Air 8c. tied by New York machine postmark, to Myer Dougherty bearing U.S. censor handstamp “11028” and “RETURN TO SENDER/By Direction of the Air Department/Undeliverable as Addressed”, the reverse with German censor tape and handstamp plus New York return postmark dated 1945 (28 Dec.). Fine and rare mail addressed to this camp. Tett fig. 5-3-33. Photo

HK$2,000-2,500

Camp 10, Batangas - Outgoing Mail

2261 2261



1942 (Dec.) (?) type 1 card from Myer Dougherty to his mother in San Deigo bearing straight-line “SEC DES PRISONNIERS DE GUERRE” in red, Yakushiji and Urabe seals, circular U.S. censor “113” and manuscript “Rec’d Aug 14 - 1943”; stained and soiled. Very rare as only two items of mail are recorded from this camp. Tett fig. 5-2-13. Photo Originally 150 P.O.Ws were sent to Batangas. There they repaired roads and bridges which has been destroyed during the fighting. They were there for three months when “less than 30 survivors ... emaciated and beaten and as sick a group of men I have ever seen” (written by Ralph Hibbs) were taken to Bilibid

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2262 2262



1944 type 4 card from William Brown to his mother in Antioch, California bearing Urabe seal (applied in Bilibid) and U.S. censor handstamp “12249�; some light soiling. A very rare card from this camp. Tett fig. 5-2-37. Photo PROVENANCE: William Oliver, December 2010 In September 1942 a party of 400 P.O.Ws was taken to this island to work on enlarging the airfield. 150 were returned to Bilibid in July 1943 as they were too ill to work, they were replaced by a further 70 men. Another 60 were taken back to Bilibid in December 1943, also being too ill. On 14th December 1944 the Japanese guards murdered the remaining 140 P.O.Ws, although six managed to escape. William Brown was one of those executed

First Red Cross Mail Call in Bilibid Prison after liberation WWW.SPINK.COM

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Camp 10-B, Lipa - Outgoing Mail

2263 2263



1943 type 2 card from V.M. Deck to a friend (aunt?) in Dayton, Ohio bearing Urabe seal and circular U.S. censor handstamp “478”; typed in red ink (typical for this camp). Fine and rare. Ex Garrett. Tett fig. 5-2-20. Photo The work detail was to widen the runway on the airfield

HK$4,000-5,000

Camp 10-B, Lipa - Incoming Mail

2264 2264



1944 (21 May) Prisoner of War Air Mail lettersheet bearing U.S. Air 6c. cancelled by dumb postmark, to Charles Buchanan, bears Matsunaga seal and manuscript “Cab” as Charles Buchanan had been sent back to Cababatuan as Lipa was closed in March 1944. Ex Garrett. Tett fig. 5-3-32. Photo

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2265 2265



1944 (7 Feb.) “Prisoner of War Mail” to Lieut. John Fantone, c/o Geneva, Switzerland bearing Fort Benning machine postmark, U.S. censor tape with “11351” handstamp and faint Sakuma seal in violet and manuscript “22”. Good and a very scarce destination. Tett fig. 5-3-40. Photo John Fantone was a medical man and was sent to Japan on the ‘Brazil Mara’. He died in Camp Moji Hospital Fukuoka on 10th February 1945 from bomb wounds

HK$1,800-2,200

Camp 10-C, Clark Field - Outgoing Mail

2266 2266



1943 type 2 card from Sgt. Paul Graham to his father in Tacoma, bears Urabe seal, circular U.S. censor handstamp “414” and “Received Dec 13- 43”; good to fine. A rare card from this camp. Tett fig. 5-2-21. Photo Paul Graham was taken to Japan on ‘Noto Maru’ and held in Nagasaki 6B camp, where he was liberated WWW.SPINK.COM

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Camp 11, Manila Port - Outgoing Mail

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1943 type 2 card from Sgt. Ivan Buster to a friend (mother-in-law?) in Salem, Oregon bearing straight-line “SCE DES PRISONNIERS DE GUERRE” in red, Yakushiji and Urabe seals and circular U.S. censor handstamp “389”. Fine and rare mail from this camp. Tett fig. 5-2-22. Photo Manila Port was open between June 1942 and July 1944. Ivan Buster was taken to Japan on the ‘Noto Maru’ on 27th August 1944 and held in Sendai 6 Camp in Hanawa

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1943 type 2 card from Ivan Buster to his wife (?) in the French quarter in Shanghai, (a companion to the previous lot) bearing Urabe seal and no other markings. It appears that his wife was not an alien as she had not been interned. Rare mail, especially into China. Tett fig. 5-2-23. Photo 1944 type 3 card from H.G. Ellis to his family in Phoenix, bearing Urabe seal and U.S. censor handstamp “11079”; fine and scarce. Tett fig. 5-2-34. Photo Henryck Ellis was sent back to Bilibid, from where he was eventually liberated

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1944 (26 Jan.) “Civilian Internee Postage Free” envelope to Walter Moore bearing San Francisco slogan postmark, U.S. censor tape with “11083” handstamp, Yamato seal and manuscript “3” and “Rec’d Oct 31 - 44”. Scarce mail to this camp. Tett fig. 5-5-20. Photo Camp Holmes was Internment Camp 3 1944 (12 June) 3d. Prisoner of War Post Air Mail card to Eric Little, cancelled by Kirkin Tilloch, Glasgow c.d.s. with British censor “P.W.9197” handstamp in red and Yamato seal; fine. Rare mail from the U.K. Tett fig. 5-5-21. Photo

HK$1,500-2,000

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2273





1942-44, a group of covers to Mr and Mrs Rohrer, with 1942 (15 Oct.) envelope bearing U.S. 3c. tied by Pasadena machine postmark, addressed to Santo Tomas Camp with U.S. censor seal “286” and manuscript “A-1” and with the original letter, no Japanese censor marks; 1943 (24 Aug.) air mail cover from Helen Rohrer’s mother bearing U.S. Air 6c. tied by Pasadena duplex and sent “On SS Gripsholm New York” with U.S. censor tape “584”, Japanese censor tape with Kubota seal, marked “A-1” in red crayon and “LB” in pencil plus other markings (the pair had now been transferred to Los Banos) and with the original letter; 1944 (5 Feb.) 2c. stationery envelope to Lewis Rohrer cancelled by Seattle machine postmark, U.S. censor tape with “11335” handstamp, manuscript “St Tomas” and “LB” in blue crayon with the original letter from his sister; and 1944 (10 June) Prisoner of War Post air mail lettersheet with U.S. 5c. tied by New York machine postmark, U.S. censor handstamp “11336” and “LB” in blue crayon and enclosing a message from his mother. A good group. Tett figs. 5-5-11, 13, 19. (4 covers)

HK$3,000-4,000

1943 (12 May) envelope from the Bureau of the Census to Maria de Ridder bearing 5c. tied by Manila slogan postmark and with boxed bilingual “Passed by Censor/Japanese Military Police” in violet. The mail was to instruct the recipient to report to Santo Tomas Camp for internment; vertical fold. Tett fig. 5-4-3

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1943 (13 Sept.) envelope to George Colley bearing U.S. 5c. franking tied by Washington machine postmark, with U.S. censor tape “206”, Japanese censor tape with Kubota seal on the reverse, handstamped “ST.TOMAS” in blue-black and with manuscript “c/o SD Lennox A-3”. In fact George Colley had escaped with his wife and some colleagues in a small boat but were forced to land near Sandakan where they were captured by the Japanese and held in Kuching camp. Tett fig. 5-5-23. Photo George Colley wrote a book of his time in captivity, Manila-Kuching and Return 1941-1945 1944-45, a group of covers with 1944 (Apr.) stampless envelope to Mrs Newman, without postmark, U.S. censor tape with “11330” handstamp, manuscript “ST” in blue crayon and with original letter from her mother which bears small Kinoshita seal, the envelope with “Rec. 11-17-44”; 1944 (25 July) local card to Arnold Warren from his young son, bears 5s. adhesive tied by Manila cancellation with Kinoshita seal on the reverse (ex William Oliver); 1945 (23 Jan.) Prisoner of War Post air mail lettersheet to the Lommassons bearing New York machine postmark, “5376” censor handstamp, the message refers to quotes from the bible, but this appears not to have been delivered. Tett figs. 5-5-10, 26. (3 covers)

HK$1,200-1,800

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2276 2276



1945 (14 Jan.) Prisoner of War Post air mail card to Leon Jepson bearing blank despatch machine postmark, sent from Vancouver with Canadian censor “556” handstamp; not delivered and bears “RETURN TO SENDER FREE/BY ORDER OF THE POSTMASTER GENERAL/RECOVERED FROM JAPANESE” in black. Scarce Canadian P.O.W. card. Tett fig. 5-5-25. Photo

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1943 (25 Sept.) special Prisoner of War Post envelope from David Dargie to his brother in Arbroath, Scotland, bears Manila postmark, boxed Censored handstamp in red with Mazaki seal, British censor seal “63316” on the reverse, with the original letter on the special camp stationery. Carried on the ‘Gripsholm’. Fine and a scarce destination. Tett fig. 5-4-8, 9. Photo

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1944 Philippine Internment Camp post card from Rebecca Everett to her brother in New Jersey bearing Ohashi seal and U.S. censor “12254” handstamp. The message notes that she has received a package. Fine. Tett fig. 5-4-12. Photo Dates on these cards were allowed after mid-1944 1944 (27 June) Philippine Internment Camp card from Winifred Chun to her brother in Marlborough, England bearing Kinoshita seal and with pencil “Oct 1st”; without British censor so probable received after the war. Also 1942 (2 Nov.) envelope to Miss Chun bearing Marlborough machine postmark, British censor seal “1549”, circular Stamp of Enemy Country Person Prisoner of War Camp in black; with the original letter number 2 from her brother and 1944 (1 Dec.) American Red Cross Civilian Message Form to Winnie Chun sent from New York from a friend, this was probably still in transit when Miss Chun was liberated. An interesting group. Tett figs. 5-4-17, 5-5-7, 22. (3 items) 1944 (24 July) Philippine Internment Card from Margaret Almy to a friend at Warner Bros Pictures, bearing Kinoshita seal and U.S. censor “12254” handstamp; some light creasing. Tett fig. 5-4-18. Photo For 1943 mail to Zentsuji Camp, see lot 2363 WWW.SPINK.COM

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1944 (23 Jan.) plain post card to C. Buhler bearing Epsom machine postmark, British censor “P.W. 77” handstamp in red, various manuscript marks including “LB” in red crayon; light vertical fold. Photo 1944, two covers with (14 Mar.) envelope to Emsley Beck bearing U.S. Air 6c. tied by Bakersfield machine postmark, U.S. censor tape with “11159” handstamp, addressed to Los Banos (where he was held) but with manuscript “Santo Tomas” and “Hosp”; (10 July) Prisoner of War Post air mail lettersheet to Rev. Thomas Mitchell bearing U.S. 6c. franking tied by Woodstock duplex, U.S. censor handstamp “11331”, Hatarei seal, addressed to Santo Tomas but with “LB” in blue crayon. Tett figs. 5-5-17, 18. (2 covers) Emsley Beck was a steward on the ‘President Grant’ and was one of the crew who were left behind in Manila when the ship had to make an emergency departure 1944 (June) two 3d. Prisoner of War air mail cards to J.A.G.L. Smith, marked “Civilian Internee” from a friend, dated 2nd and 23rd respectively and cancelled by Birkenhead machine postmark and Rock Ferry, Birkenhead c.d.s., each with British censor, “LB” in blue crayon, “27” in red crayon and, on the reverse, Hatarei seal. Fine and scarce. These at the first two cards in this correspondence, the first message includes “At last can write”, though it is not clear why this should have taken so long. Good mail from the U.K. Tett figs. 5-5-15, 16. (2 cards) For other mail relating to J. Smith, see lots 2287 and 2291

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Civilian Internees - Los Banos - Outgoing Mail

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1943 (25 Sept.) opened-out special Internment Camp envelope from H.E. Yarborough to New York bearing Manila machine postmark, boxed Censored handstamp in red with Mazaki seal, U.S. censor tape marks at each side with circular “777” handstamp, company receipt 1943 (16 Dec.) on the reverse. This is from the first mailing and was carried on the ‘Gripsholm’. Tett fig. 5-4-10. Photo 115

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1944 Philippine Internment Camp card from George Reid to home in Insch, Aberdeenshire, with Tanaka Eiji seal and British censor “P.W. 445” handstamp in red. Fine. Tett fig. 5-4-14. Photo

HK$1,800-2,200

1944 Philippine Internment Camp card from Corwin Chapman to his wife in San Francisco, bearing Urabe seal; without U.S. censor. Heavily creased. Tett fig. 5-4-16

HK$1,200-1,800

1944 (21 Mar.) Philippine Internment Card from John Alwynne G.L. Smith to his wife in Wirral, the message is upbeat but asks for woollen socks, with Urabe seal and British censor “P.W. 3235” in red; a second card includes, “lucky able to send third card,”, Tanaka Eiji seal and British censor “P.W. 3154” in red. Two good cards. Also 1941 (24 Dec.) Cable and Wireless illustrated telegram from Alwynne Smith to Annie Smith stating, “safe in Manila Merry Xmas”, sent nine days before the Japanese took Manila. Tett figs. 5-4-11, 15, 5-5-2. (3 pieces). Photo

HK$3,000-5,000

Santo Tomas Internment Camp (from lot 2302)

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1943 (Sept. - Oct.) two envelopes to Rev. Thomas A. Mitchell, both with Buffalo slogan postmarks and U.S. censor tape, the first with boxed Prisoner of War Mail handstamp in deep red (crossed through), boxed Censored handstamp in grey-blue with Kuboka seal, readdressed to Maryland and was not delivered. The second sent via Germany with circular censor handstamp, Kinoshita seal and marked both “Los Banos” and “St Tomas” (Ateneo de Manila was closed in July 1943). Tett figs. 5-5-12, 27. (2 covers). Photo Up to 53 internees were cared for by Jesuit Fathers

HK$2,500-3,000

Civilian Internees - Holy Ghost College - Incoming Mail 2289



1943 (10 June) “Civilian Internee Mail” envelope to Leanne and Virginia Blinzler, at Holy Ghost College, bearing Buffalo slogan postmark, U.S. censor tape, handstruck “ST.TOMAS” and “55A”; roughly opened at right. Tett fig. 5-5-6. Photo The Holy Ghost College was where sick children under the age of twelve were cared for. The two Blinzler sisters were quite young at this time. This was closed in February 1944 and the internees moved to other camps. Leanne Blinzler Noe wrote a book of her experiences in, MacArthur Came Back A Little Girl’s Encounter With War in the Philippines

HK$1,000-1,500

Philippino Internees - Bongabong Camp

2290 2290



Undated Japanese Army Field Post Card from Luis Delos Santos to his mother in Guimba with the message in English, the address had been translated into Kanji. Fine and rare. Tett fig. 5-4-19. Photo 117

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1942-43, a selection of philatelic commemorative covers to and from civilian internees, bearing different Japanese commemorative cachets and bilingual censor handstamps; fine. (10 covers)

HK$1,200-1,500

1942-44, an interesting and varied selection of covers, cards and other items with picture postcards of Bilibid (3) and Santo Tomas (ex Garrett), 1942 air mail envelope to Donald McCann with Examiner’s “1709” seal and “TRANSATLANTIC ROUTE” in purple but apparently not delivered (Donald McCann worked for Pan-Am, he met a nurse in Santo Tomas, Dorothy Ludlow, whom he later married); 1943 (11 May) stampless Official envelope asking Herbert Bamberger to report to Santo Tomas Internment Camp - he was later liberated from Bilibid Camp; 1943 (26 Jan.) envelope to Iona Lupton in Manila but redirected to Santo Tomas Internment Camp with square boxed Enemy Country Person Internment Camp in red; 1944 (3 Jan.) Red Cross card seeking location of W.F. Zimmerman, Catholic Mission file cards (3), 1944 Family Aid Committee letter giving information about the MacGavin family; and 1943 ham radio message from Sacremento to Mrs Holmes in Oregon, with the original letter. Also some contemporary newspapers and other ephemera. A very good lot. Tett figs. 5-4-1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 5-5-2, 5-3-2

HK$5,000-7,000

Air Drop Leaflets 2293

By The Japanese: A group of six leaflets dropped on the American or Philippino forces to encourage surrender or promote anti-American feelings. Fair to fine. Tett figs. 5-1-3, 4, 5. (6)

HK$1,000-1,500

Ex 2294 2294

By The Americans: A wide and varied group of leaflets with messages from General MacArthur and President Osmena to encourage Philippino resistance and others to Japanese soldiers to encourage them to surrender. Also examples of “I shall return” MacArthur match box and cigarette packet, rare and iconic. Tett figs. 5-13-9 to 14. (14 items). Photo

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1942 South Cebu USAFFE 2c. pair, 4c. pair and 20c. se-tenant with 16c., the 2c. and 4c. show both types of fount of the value; 2c. with soiled mark. A scarce and important set. Tett figs. 5-9-2, 4. Photo These stamps were produced for mail services among the guerrilla forces. The 2c. and 4c. were printed in strips of five on pink paper, the 16c. and 20c. are on off-white paper in se-tenant pairs, two pairs on each side of the sheet (the stamps could only be printed in one corner, so the sheet needed to be turned accordingly) 1943 Mindanao 2c. blue, a roulette single with part original gum, light corner crease. Fresh. Photo

HK$6,000-8,000

HK$1,800-2,200

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1943 Mindanao; 1944 (1 Jan.) long manila envelope bearing 2c. blue tied by dated oval “POSTED IN THE FREE PHILIPPINES/Mindanao Guerrilla Area”, sent by Jesus Montalvan to Howard Zumwalt in Tacloban, Leyte and bears an array of postmarks dated June and July; some creasing and soiling. A rare and desirable cover. Tett fig. 5-9-7. Photo HK$18,000-20,000 The sender, Captain Montalvan wrote about his covers, “My intention to have postmarks of the different post offices was to show on Mindanao the Japs occupied some municipalities only, and not the whole island ... Covers that are postmarked are mostly mine, because when I took my vacation to visit my family, I used to pass through the non-occupied areas and asked the postmasters to postmark my letters. All letters at that time were sent by couriers”

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1944-45, a group of items with 1944 (19 Oct.) envelope from M. Satterthwaite on USS LST 707 (a landing craft involved in the taking of Leyte, 5 days before) to Boston, bearing U.S. NAVY duplex and circular “PASSED NAVAL CENSOR”; 1944 (3 Nov.) Japanese Military postcard from Jerry Stockton to Pennsylvania cancelled by “U.S. Navy” duplex and with circular “PASSED BY NAVAL CENSOR”; and 1945 (29 Sept.) envelope and letter from Robert Nelson to New York cancelled by “U.S. ARMY/POST OFFICE” machine postmark, the letter tells of the war devastation, the suffering of children and his feelings there. An interesting group. (3 covers or cards)

HK$1,000-1,500

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1945 (Mar. - May) a group of three letters from I.A.G.L. Smith to his family in Wirral. The first letter is dated 28th February and written on American Red Cross stationery whilst he was still in the Philippines, the envelope bears U.S. 5c. franking tied by U.S. Army Postal Service machine postmark with censor seal and handstamp; the second, dated 1st April in on a “V … - MAIL” lettersheet bearing 5c. franking cancelled by dumb postmark and with censor shield handstamp; the third letter written “At Sea” with Canteen Service envelope bearing “U.S. ARMY POSTAL SERVICE/A.P.O.” duplex, circular Army censor handstamp in blue and “T” in circle struck in purple, the letter shows his frustration as taking so long to get back home. A good group. Tett figs. 5-13-22, 23, 26. (3 covers) For other mail relating to J. Smith, please see lots 2283 and 2287 1945, a group of covers which includes U.S. 6c. stationery envelopes from Mrs Gordon Ells to San Francisco, Elmer Madsen to his wife in Palo Alto and from E.H. Gallit to his wife in New Jersey, each cancelled by Army Postal Service duplex with censor shield handstamp, Airgraph from New Zealand to Birmingham, envelope from S.L. Rohrer to California bearing Air 6c. tied by Los Angeles machine postmark with “mailed on the Eberle” (the Eberle docked in San Pedro, Los Angeles) on 2nd May 1945; also a free frank envelope send by General Wainwright from San Antonio, Texas in 1946 (25 Jan.). Tett figs. 5-13-24, 25, 28, 29. (6 items)

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Japanese Map of the Philippines; a large detailed map in Japanese with the original folder bearing two Japanese tax stamps, in full colour (15 x 21⁄ 4 inch). This was printed for Japanese civilian consumption with eight narrative section on the reverse explaining Philippine history, geography, industry, transportation and Japan-Philippine ties (with an English translation). Scarce

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A group of items related to the repatriation of prisioners with a group of bulletins, “Relief For Americans in Philippines” which includes a list of those Americans repatriated on the ‘Gripsholm’; 1944 (9 Nov.) American Red Cross message to Capt. Warren Minton waiting for his liberation; 1945 (12 Apr.) stampless covers sent from hospital ship U.S.S. Refuge based in San Pedro Bay; photo post card of liberated internees from Santo Thomas.

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JAPAN The total number of the POWs who were imprisoned in the camps in Japan was around 36,000. In addition to this, approximately 11,000 POWs tragically lost their lives when allied air and submarine forces attacked the ships transporting the POWs to Japan. The organization of POW camps in Japan was repeatedly reformed and rearranged, so the main camps, branch camps, dispatched camps and detached camps opened during the war numbered about 130. On the other hand, there were some that were closed. Thus, in addition to the seven main camps there were 81 branch camps and three detached camps at the end of the war. 32,418 POWs in total were detained in those camps. Approximately 3,500 POWs died in Japan while they were imprisoned. There are two main designations of types of camp, B for Branch Camp (Bunsho) and D for Dispatch Camp (Hakensho). The difference between the two camps is that at the Branch camp the prisoners were fed, clothed, administered and supervised directly by the army. A Despatch camp meant that the company the prisoners worked for would provide the food, do the administration, provide guards, etc. The army would merely supervise. The company would be responsible for the welfare of the Prisoners

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1943 (c.) undated envelope to a Dutch soldier sent “Prisoner of war mail, Postage Free”, from Holland and with German censor seal at left with the appropriate censor handstamps in rose-red, with a fine strike of boxed Prisoner of War Information Bureau censor handstamp in blue with Fujii seal, various manuscript markings including large “2” in red crayon (camp 2) and “5/4/44” being the date of receipt. A good, early cover. Tett fig. 6-3-5. Photo

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1943 (23 Apr.) “Prisoner of War Post” envelope to Gunner S.Blanchard from his wife, with Lewisham machine postmark, British censor seal “991” at left and a fine strike of framed censored handstamp in red with Sakamoto seal and large “1” in red crayon; vertical fold and some soiling. Also 1943 (1 Sept.) envelope from the same correspondence bearing London F.S. machine postmark, British censor seal “2550”, a good strike of Fukuoka P.O.W. Camp censor handstamp with Motohashi and another seal, manuscript “1” changed to “9” in crayon. A good pair of covers. Tett figs. 6-3-6, 9. Photo

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1943 (4 May) “Prisoner of War Post” envelope to D.W. Collins of 84 Squadron, in Java bearing Leighton Buzzard machine postmark, British censor seal “3087”, “Fukuoka” in blue crayon with “2” (camp 2 at Nagasaki) in red crayon and a good strike of Fukuoka Prisoner of War Camp, Headquarters Censored handstamp in blue with unidentified seal; 1943 (26 Nov.) “Prisoner of War Post envelope to L.A.C. Wicking, bearing Eastbourne machine postmark, British censor seal “3123” and addressed to Java; redirected to the Japanese Red Cross in Tokyo, with pencil “FUK”, “11” in red crayon and a good strike of Fukuoka P.O.W. Camp Censored in blue with Nakamura seal. Good. Also 1943 (1 Sept.) a similar envelope to W.H. Casely bearing London machine postmark, British censor label “6,013”, Fukuoka Prisoner of War Camp Censor handstamp in violet with Nakamura seal and “3” in red crayon; vertical fold. Tett figs. 6-3-8, 9, 10. (3 covers). Photo WWW.SPINK.COM

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1943 (31 Dec.) “BRITISH PRISONER OF WAR” postcard to Sgt. David bearing Pontefract, Yorkshire machine postmark, British censor “P.W.2451” handstamp in rose-red, Fukuoka Prisoner of War Camp censor handstamp in blue with Nakamura seal and a further censored handstamp in blue with illegible seal, “(4) - 53” in blue crayon; the original postage stamp has been removed. Also 1944 (8 Mar.) stampless “Service des Prison de Guerre” card to private Button bearing Peterborough machine postmark, British censor “P.W.3749” handstamp in dark red, Fukuoka Prisoner of War Camp censor handstamp in blue with unclear seal and Suehashi seal alongside and “(9)” in red crayon plus pencil arrival date “25th January 1945”. Good to fine. Tett figs. 6-3-12, 14. (2 cards). Photo

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1944 (15 Apr.) stampless “Prisoner of War Post” letter to Lieut. Tinegate bearing Portsmouth & Southsea machine postmark, British censor “4605” seal at left, Fukuoka Prisoner of War Camp censor handstamp in blue with indistinct seal, Sakabayashi seal at left, manuscript “(1)” in blue crayon and marked “Recd Apr. 4/45”. Also 1944 (10 Aug.) 3d. air mail Prisoner of War card to W/O Frost cancelled by Clacton-on-Sea machine postmark, British censor “P.W. 9196” handstamp in red, Fukuoka Prisoner of War Camp censor handstamp in blue with Tagawa seal, two other seals of Sakabayashi and Akiyama; unusual with three seals. Tett figs. 6-3-13, 15. (2 items)

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1945 (5 May) 11⁄ 2 d. Prisoner of War air mail card Martyn Lovejoy from his mother, bearing Camberwell, Surrey machine postmark, faint British censor “P.W. 3125” handstamp in red and manuscript “3” in red crayon, where he was waiting repatriation, without Japanese censor and note at foot “This Was Last”; creased. Also a group of papers and other information including Lovejoy’s brief diary of his time to and from the Far East. An unusual and interesting lot. The 11⁄ 2 d. card is rare delivered to a camp. Tett fig. 6-3-17. Photo Very few of these cards were received in the camps as they were only issued on 2nd April 1945. For mail from Java P.O.Ws, see lot 2191 123

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1943 (c.) special envelope from E. Smeed to his wife in Chesham, Bucks. from camp 1 (Bunsho), bearing Fukuoka Prisoner of War Camp censor handstamp in blue with Nakamura seal, Japanese characters in red crayon for “confiscated” and British examiner P.C.90 seal and there is adhesive tape on the flap. Tatty but envelopes are scarce. Tett fig. 6-2-2. Photo

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1943-44 (c.) a group of three, undated type 1 cards to England and U.S.A. (2); the first bears good strikes of Fukuoka Prisoner of War Camp Fourth Division censored handstamp in blue with Saito seal and small boxed censored handstamp in blue, British censor “P.W. 1864” handstamp in deep red and, on the reverse, Nakamura seal; some tone spotting. The other two cards are from Furyoshuyosho, one bears Fukuoka Prisoner of War Camp censor handstamp in turquoise with Kitano seal, U.S. censor handstamp at foot and, on the reverse, Fukuhara and Oi seals; the other card bears Fukuoka Prisoner of War Camp/Headquarters censored handstamp in purple with Nozaki seal and, on the reverse, Yuri and Oi seals, no U.S. censor. An interesting group. Tett figs. 6-2-3, 4, 5. (3 cards). Photo

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1943 (Oct. - Dec.) two type 1 cards from Charles Dallain to his parents in New Carlisle, Canada, the first with manuscript date “Oct 16/43” in ink bears a good strike of Fukuoka Prisoner of War Camp Fifth Division Censored handstamp in purple with Yajima seal, the reverse with Uchida seal on the reverse, without Canadian censor marks; vertical folding crease and slightly reduced at right. The second card, written just after Christmas bears a very faint strike of Fukuoka Prisoner of War Camp censor handstamp in blue with unreadable square seal, the reverse with Kaneko and Uchida seal. Good matching cards from camps 5 and 8. Tett fig. 6-2-6

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1943-44 two type 1 cards from Jan van Lingen, a coastguard in number 2 camp, to his family in Batavia and bears a fine strike of boxed Fukuoka Prisoner of War Camp censor handstamp, with three additional characters obliterated, in carmine-red with unidentified seal, the reverse with Kitano and Akiyama seals; fine. The second card dated 1944 (21 Apr.) is from the same correspondence from camp 2 and bears a fair strike of Fukuoka Prisoner of War Camp Headquarters Censored handstamp in purple with Kitano seal and on the reverse, Kitano and Watanabe seals; fine. Tett figs. 6-2-7, 13. Photo

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1944-45 two second type cards from Fredd Fieldhouse in camp 12 to his parents in Gillingham, Kent, the first bears a fair strike of Fukuoka Prisoner of War Camp censored handstamp in blue with Kitajima seal and British censor “P.W. 2509” handstamp in red, the reverse with a good strike of boxed Fukuoka Prisoner of War Camp Headquarters Censored in red with large Nomoto seal and Amakubo seal alongside. The second card is dated 1945 (8 May) from Hiroshima (one of the Fukuoka camps) and bears a light strike of boxed Fukuoka Prisoner of War Camp Censored handstamp in purple with Kondo seal, Japanese c.d.s. (21.5) and British censor “P.W.3210” handstamp in red. Mail from camp 12 is very scarce. Tett figs. 6-2-8, 15. Photo Camp 12 became Hiroshima 5-B, Innoshima, where the work was shipbuilding and related labour 1944 (c.) first type card from Lieut. C. Aalders in camp 14 to his wife in Java, bears a fair strike of Fukuoka Prisoner of War Camp Censored handstamp in blue with unidentified square seal, the reverse with Saito and Kitano seals. The card has been redirected to the civilian internee camp, Tjihapit, in Java; vertical folding crease. Mail from camp 14 is scarce. Tett fig. 6-2-9. Photo Camp 14-B was at Nagasaki where the labour was in the iron foundry. At the end of the war there were 195 POWs (152 being Dutch) 125

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1944 (Dec.) (c.) first type card from private M. Rufi in camp 20 to his wife in Soerabaja bearing a good strike of Fukuoka Prisoner of War Camp, Headquarters Censored handstamp with large Takashiki seal, the reverse bears Tobimatsu and Ohtsubo seals. On arrival Mrs Rufi could not be traced and the card is stamped “NO RECORD”; minor age faults. Camp 20 is not recorded in other literature, scarce thus. Tett fig. 6-2-11. Photo

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1943-44 second type card from J. Kolster in camp 9 - Hakensho, to a friend in Holland bearing a faint strike of Fukuoka Prisoner of War Camp Censored handstamp in blue with square seal and Mino seal alongside and there is a machine applied German censor mark in red across the top, there is also some pencil notation, the reverse bears Suehashi (?) seal; light soiling. Tett fig. 6-2-10. Photo

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1944 (July) first type card from C. Scott, an American civilian, from camp 1 (Bunsho), to his sister in Sacaramento, bears a good strike of Fukuoka Prisoner of War Camp Censor handstamp in blue with Kitano (?) seal, U.S. censor handstamp and, on the reverse, Sakamoto seal; a couple of small age faults. Tett fig. 6-2-14

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1944 (25 Sept.) first type card from William Casely to his mother in Devon, bears a fine strike of Fukuoka Prisoner of War Camp Censor handstamp in violet with illegible seal, British censor “P.W. 7749” in red and, on the reverse, Oi seal; light soiling A.C. Casey was assigned to Yawate steel works, camp 3-B

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1945 (8 May) second type card from Barry Deane in Hiroshima to his mother in Coonoor in India, bears a faint strike of Hiroshima Prisoner of War Camp Censored handstamp in purple with Kondo seal and with Japanese postmark (28.5), redirected to Bombay with Coonoor c.d.s. (26.12) and Bombay arrival on the reverse; there is also a part of a Japanese label. Soiled but scarce. Photo Barry Deane was previosly in Hong Kong, for an envelope sent from Shamshuipo, please see lot 2070

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1943 (21 Feb.) stampless “Prisoner of War” envelope to Private V. Ball of the 5th Suffolk Regiment in Singapore, bearing Great Yarmouth machine postmark, Examiner’s 3,261 seal, manuscript “HAK” and “1420 6” in red crayon, boxed censored handstamp in purple with Hirate seal. Also 1943 (22 Sept.) another stampless envelope from the same correspondence, bearing Horsey, Gt. Yarmouth despatch c.d.s., “EXAMINER 3123” censor seal Censored handstamp in purple with Hirate seal and manuscript “1420 6” in red crayon; there is a patch of gum where an adhesive was taken off before the letter posted. Originally addressed to “Malai” but corrected to Hakodate, presuming that the first letter home had recently been received. Tett fig. 6-3-18. (2 covers)

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1943 (12 Oct.) and 1944 (4 Jan.) two similar stampless “Prisoner of War” envelopes to Gunner N. Bagley from his wife, both bearing Manchester despatch c.d.s., good strikes of Hakodate Prisoner of War Camp Censored handstamp in purple with Sotoyama seal; the envelopes are numbered “23” and “34” in pencil and probably refer to the number of the letter received. Tett fig. 6-3-19. (2 covers). Photo 127

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1944 (1 Feb.) printed Prisoner of War lettersheet to W. Keith Edmonds from his girlfriend in South Australia, bears Two Wells despatch c.d.s., Australian censor seal and diamond handstamp “108”, two boxed censor handstamps in orange, one with Yoshida seal, unframed Tokyo Prisoner of War Camp Censored handstamp in rose-carmine with Hirota seal, “2” in pencil (camp 2) and “6B” in red crayon. Fine and colourful. Tett fig. 6-3-44. Photo William Keith Edmonds was held at Ohasi (Sendai 4B), formally Tokyo 6-B and Hakodate 2-B camps and was able to keep diaries of his capture. There were only 8 Australians here. For other Edmonds covers, please see lot 2324

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1944 (2 May) 31⁄ 2 c. stationery card to C. de Jongh cancelled by faint Djokjarta despatch c.d.s., from his wife and marked “TAWANAN MILITER” (military letter) in red crayon, “334 - 3” in pencil (camp and location) with censor handstamp with unidentified seal; vertical folding crease. A good card to Hakodate. Tett fig. 6-3-22. Photo Sgt. G.C. de Jongh was, infact, in camp 1-B, Ashibetsu

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1943 (Mar.) (c.) Australian Red Cross Prisoner of War envelope to Keith Edmonds, addressed to Java, bears Australian “407” diamond censor handstamp in purple with censor seal on the reverse. Manuscript “HAK” and “MAR. 43” in pencil, red boxed censor handstamp with seal; with original letter from his girlfriend. 1943 (4 Nov.) similar Red Cross envelope, this from his mother and bears Melbourne machine postmark, Australian diamond “257” censor handstamp with seal on the reverse, Japanese Red Cross Tokyo circular handstamp, boxed red censor handstamp with seal. 1943 (Nov.) a similar envelope bearing Australian “195” censor handstamp, manuscript “NOV.43” and “HAK”, with censor seal. Also outgoing mail with 1944 (16 Jan.) first type printed card from Keith Edmonds to his mother from Camp 2-B with straight-line “SCE DES PRISONNIERS DE GUERRE” in red, a fine strike of Hakodate Prisoner of War Camp Censor handstamp with Okayama seal and part “111” Australian censor handstamp and, on the reverse, Peterborough arrival c.d.s. (3.1). A good group. Tett figs. 2-3-7, 6-3-20, 21, 6-2-18. (4 covers). Photo

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Hakodate Camp - Outgoing Mail

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1942-43 (c.) two first type cards from William Martin in camp 2, to his wife in Hull bears straight-line “SCE DES PRISONNIERS DE GUERRE” in red, a fine strike of the boxed, single line Hakodate Prisoner of War Camp Censor handstamp in purple with Okayama seal and British censor “P.W. 2368” handstamp in red. The second card, probably sent about six months later, bearing the usual Hakodate Prisoner of War Camp Censored handstamp in purple with Okayama seal and British “P.W. 9180” censor handstamp. A good pair of cards, the first camp handstamp is quite scarce. Tett figs. 6-2-16, 17. Photo Hakodated no. 2-B Camp was a branch camp which was used to provide labour for the iron mines owned by Nippon Iron Products, Kamaishi Mining, Sumitomo Mining and Akajira Mining companies. For another type 1 card from camp 3, please see lot 2186 129

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1944 (23 Sept.) second type card from Robert Warren in Camp 1 (B) to his mother in London, bearing the straight-line “SCE DES PRISONNIERS DE GUERRE” in red, the Hakodate Prisoner of War Camp Censor handstamp in violet with Okayama seal and British censor “P.W. 2097” handstamp in red. Also a similar card from Ken Sayer-Poll, written on Christmas eve 1944 to his parents in Swindon; stating how their spirits have risen for Christmas; soiled. Tett figs. 6-2-19, 20. Photo Camp 1-B in Ashibetsu provided labour for Asano Coal

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1943 (8 Jan.) International Red Cross, Geneva envelope to Albert Richard in Kobe, bearing Geneva express despatch c.d.s., Japanese censor seal with the circular handstamp and with post office label bearing handstamps of Undeliverable Return to Sender and Return to Sender, also strikes in red of “INSUFFICIENT ADDRESS”, “INCONNU” and “RETOUR” with Kobe c.d.s. (1.11). Fine and scarce. Tett fig. 6-3-24. Photo

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1944 (20 Mar.) stampless “American Civilian Internee” “Postage Free” envelope to Max Brodofsky, camp no.3, bearing San Francisco machine postmark, U.S. censor seal with “10972” handstamp, Japanese Tokyo censor seal with the associated circular handstamp, pencil “Kobe” and, on the reverse, small handstruck “17”. With the original letter. Scarce civilian mail. Tett fig. 6-3-33. Photo Max Brodofsky was the Pan-Am manager at Agana, Guam. He was held with the other Pan-Am workers in Futatabi

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1944 (17 May) stampless envelope marked “Civilian Internee” “Postage Free” to George Conklin at Camp no. 1, bearing San Francisco machine postmark, United States censor seal with faint censor handstamp, Japanese censor label affixed in Tokyo with the associated circular handstamp and pencil date of receipt “Red 6/7/45”; there are no other Japanese censor marks. Scarce civilian mail. Tett fig. 6-3-34. Photo Canadian Academy Camp number 1 was later destroyed by fire bombing (the civilians had previously been moved to Futatabi). George Conklin was a member of the Pan Am station crew on Guam

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1943-44 (c.) three similar buff envelopes to America, all with straight-line “SCE DES in red or in black, boxed censor handstamp in red, Hyogo-Ken Internment Camp Censor handstamp in red with Matsumoto seal, U.S. censor seal and handstamp; one has been redirected and bears, on the reverse, Encinitas 1943 (19 Dec.) machine postmark. Three good covers issued by the Japanese. Tett figs. 6-2-33, 34. (3 covers). Photo

PRISONNIERS DE GUERRE”

Nagoya POW Camp (part of the Osaka group of camps)

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1943 (13 Apr.) “Prisoner of War Post” envelope to R. Coite British Prisoner of War, Hong Kong, bearing Plymouth slogan postmark, British censor “1959” seal; with “238” in blue crayon and boxed “Osaka” in pencil, boxed censor handstamp in blue with Hanema Gen plus handstamped characters in blue meaning Oeyama Camp and a receipt date “Rec 9/5/44” in pencil. Tett fig. 6-3-25. Photo Oeyama, or Osaka 3-B, employed the prisoners in the Oeyama Mine and the nickel refinery

1943 (16 Apr.) “Prisoner of War Post” to P. Hale from his wife with Mill Hill machine postmark, Censor “3842” seal at right and marked “D-7” and “15” in red crayon (another “8” has been crossed out), “Osaka” in pencil, thin boxed censor handstamp with Ikeuchi seal and two handstruck characters in blue of Kobe. Including a long letter dated 2nd May (from a later sending) which was her 44th letter and includes the Cup Final result (Arsenal 7, Charlton 1). Tett fig. 6-3-26. Photo Camp OS 15 was at Oeyama

1943 (20 Apr.) “Prisoner of War Post” envelope to Private Tucker from Hong Kong bearing Bundellsands Liverpool c.d.s., British censor seal “571”, “OSK” and “K-17” in red crayon, pencil “164” and three handstruck characters of Amagasaki Camp. There are no Japanese censor markings. Tett fig. 6-3-27 Amagasaki Camp was given the code OS-31, later renamed OS-19, then OS-6D

1943 (17 Aug.) “Prisoner of War Post” envelope to Gunner F. Breakspear, Java Camps, bearing London machine postmark, British censor seal “8937”, pencil “Osaka”, “R-32” in red crayon (corrected to “36”), boxed censor handstamp in purple without seal and handstruck characters in blue for Wakayama Camp, the reverse bears the receipt date in pencil “4/11/44”; vertical folding crease. Also 1942 (12 Oct.) “Prisoner of War Post” envelope to L. Stevens bearing, on the reverse, Northwood machine postmark, British censor seal “6456”, “Java” in red crayon, boxed Censored handstamp in blue with Kobayashi seal (applied in Japan); with the original letter from his mother. L. Stevens was in the R.A.F., B squadron, and was also interned in Wakayama Camp. Tett fig. 6-3-28, 1-5-31. (2 covers) Wakayama Camp was given the designation OS - 14B and supplied labour for the Sumitomo Metal Industry Company

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1943 (7 Nov.) printed post card sent from Arnhem by “Prisoner of War Mail” to R de Haas, a Dutch sergeant in the Trasnport Service at Osaka Camp, with various markings including faint German censor, boxed censor handstamp with Kiasa seal, handstruck characters of Harina Camp and others; some light creasing and soiling. Tett fig. 6-3-29. Photo Harina Camp had the designation OS-33, renamed 6-B then 7-B, supplying labour for the docks

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1943 (13 Dec.) “Prisoner of War Post” opened-out envelope to Murdo MacArthur of the Royal Rifles of Canada bearing a clear strike of Milan P.Q. despatch c.d.s., Canadian censor seal “DB/650”, pencil notations including “Osaka”, the larger boxed censor handstamp in blue-black with Tanaka seal and two characters in mauve of Narumi Camp; soiled but Canadian mail is very scarce. Tett fig. 6-3-31. Photo Narumi Camp was Osaka 11B but later became Nagoya 2-B. The men worked at Daido Electric Steel Company and other locomotive and vehicle companies 1944 (17 Feb.) stampless envelope to Rowland Skinner at Osaka Camp bearing St. John’s Wood machine postmark, British censor seal “9504”, boxed censor handstamp in violet without censor seal, “VP - 30” in red crayon and pencil date of receipt “3/11/44” and three handstruck characters in blue for Wakayama Camp. With original typed message from his wife which includes “ ... had some good fruit this week” which has been marked by red crayon (code?) and, “Wish you were here for my 21st”. Fine Wakayama Camp was given the designation Osaka 14B. The prisoners worked in Sumitomo Metallic Industrial Co. WWW.SPINK.COM

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1943 (27 Dec.) U.S. 1c. stationery card sent “Civilian Internee Postage Free” cancelled by San Francisco slogan cancellation and sent to Raymond Oakes, Osaka Japan, Formally at Shanghai China, bearing circular U.S. censor handstamp, small characters censored handstamp in red with indistinct seal and handstruck characters in red for Moritsu Camp. A little soiled. Scarce. Tett fig. 6-3-32. Photo Moritsu Camp used the code Osaka 14D 1944 (June-Aug.) two Prisoner of War Post air letters to Roy Davis and Martin Severn (civilian internee), each with U.S. 6c. franking tied by Oconto, Wisconsin or New York postmarks respectively, latter with U.S. censor handstamp and bearing boxed and unframed censor handstamps in violet and red with Tahara and Obayashi seals; with handstruck characters in red of Hirohata and Mori Tsu Camps, the latter includes pencil “342”, his roll number. Both are heavily soiled. Tett figs. 6-3-36, 37 Hirohata Camp was designated Osaka 12B; the men worked at Nippon Steel at the Seitetsu Steel Mill; unloading cargo and ore ships, machine shops, blast furnaces, clearing slag, and as stevedores on docks. Tsumori Camp was designated OS13B; the men worked in shipyards.

HK$1,200-1,800

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For incoming mail redirected from Hong Kong, see lots 2044 and 2045 Osaka Camp - Outgoing Mail

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1943 (10 Sept.) type 1 card from Gordon Graham to his parents in Bingley, Yorkshire; plain back with typed “Imperial Nipponese Army”, with Tomita seal and British censor “P.W.3397” in rose-red; light soiling. Tett fig. 6-2-21. Photo See also lot 2186 for another type 1 card 135

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1944 (c.) type 2 card from David Orrock to his father in Glasgow, with an illegible censor seal, British censor “P.W.4883” handstamp in rose-red; light soiling. The message side is inverted. Tett fig. 6-2-24. Photo David Orrock was one of two officers at Funatsu Camp. Originally designated Osaka 15-B. The men worked on mining and refining of lead and zinc

HK$1,000-1,500

1944 (c.) first type envelope from Fred laBoon to his father in Chickasha, Oklahoma bearing Tomita seal, U.S. censor tape and circular handstamp. Fair to fine. Tett fig. 6-2-28. Photo Fred laBoon was a captain in the tank regiment. It is thought that he was in Hiroshima when he wrote this letter. He was originally held at Cabanatuan Camp in the Philippines

HK$1,200-1,800

1944 (c.) third type card from Arthur Challess to his wife in Bury St.Edmunds, Imperial Japanese Army printed on the reverse (inverted), with Tomita seal and British censor “P.W. 4427” handstamp in rose-red; light soiling. Tett fig. 6-2-25. Photo Arthur Challess inscribed a fan with notes of significant events during his captivity. This is now held in the Suffolk Regiment Museum

HK$1,000-1,500

1944 (c.) fourth type card from George Rowe to his mother in Essex, redirected to Dawlish, Devon, bears Tomita seal, British censor handstamp “P.W. 1585” in rose-red and Brentwood 1945 (1 Jan.) postmark on the reverse. Fine. Rowe reports that he has just received the first thirteen letters from home. Also 1943 O.H.M.S. envelope from the Checking Station in Sydney and 1945 letter referring to his repatriation. Tett fig. 6-2-26. Photo George Rowe was from the H.K. Volunteer Defence Force. He was originally held in Narumi Camp (Osaka 11). They were later transferred to Tateyama Camp (Nagoya 8B).

HK$1,200-1,800

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1944 (4 Oct.) second type envelope (front and back split) from Edwin Webster to his wife in Sheffield, showing faint Muto seal and boxed “RETURNED IN/UNDELIVERED/MAIL FROM JAPAN”. The envelope is soiled. Tett figs. 6-2-29, 30. Photo Edwin Webster had been in Group 6 on the Thailand Burma railway. He was now in Funatsu Camp

HK$1,200-1,800

1945 (20 Jan.) type 2 envelope, with original letter, from James Fryer to his sister in Saltash, Cornwall, bearing Fujimori seal. Arriving in the U.K. after the end of the war it bears “POSTAGE/PAID” machine postmark in red; light soiling. Tett figs. 6-2-31, 32. Photo James Fryer was held at Akenobe Camp (Osaka 6-B). The men work at the Mitsubishi copper mine.

HK$1,200-1,800

For mail to a Civilian Camp in Java, see lot 2186

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1943 (12 Apr.) envelope and letter to Sgt. Les Berard of the Winnipeg Grenadiers, addressed to H Camp, Hong Kong and bears Alax, Ontario machine postmark, with handstamped “POSTAGE FREE/PRISONER OF WAR MAIL” and boxed handstamp Tokyo Prisoner of War Camp Censored in carmine (also struck on the letter), “3D” in red crayon (location in the camp), receipt date on the reverse, “2/7/44”; Canadian censor tape at right and adhesive tape on two other sides. Scarce Canadian mail. Tett fig. 6-3-38. Photo 1943 (c.) “Prisoner of War Post” envelope to Lieutenant Michael Wright, sent Air Mail and bears South African bantam 3d. and 6d. (uncancelled), with South African censor seal at left tied by purple handstamp on the reverse, boxed Prisoner of War Post handstamp in carmine plus a very faint, single character, censored handstamp in red (no seal) and “1D” in blue crayon. A little soiled but unusual mail from South Africa. Tett fig. 6-3-39. Photo Tokyo Camp 01-D renamed 1st August 1943, was in Yokohama where the men worked in the Mitsubishi Shipyards. Also designated as Yokohama 1-D or Tokyo 19. The men arrived in this camp on 28th November 1942 on the ‘Nagato Maru’ 1943 (4 Sept.) U.S. 1c. stationery card uprated 30c. to Lt. J. McNaughton, marked “Prisoner of War Post” and “Air Mail where possible” with long typewritten message from his wife, cancelled by New York slogan cancellation, with circular U.S. censor handstamp, boxed Prisoner of War Post and boxed Tokyo Prisoner of War Camp Censored both in red; Japanese script for Bunka Cultural College. Also 1943 (23 Sept.) Australian Red Cross envelope also to Lieut. McNaughton with letter from his aunt, with Melbourne machine postmark. Australian censor tape and handstamp “122” on the reverse with a further strike on the front, circular Tokyo Red Cross handstamp in red and boxed Tokyo Prisoner of War Camp Censored handstamp in red, manuscript “Bunka”, the letter also with the camp censor handstamp. Both items addressed to Keijo Camp in Korea. Unusual mail to this scarce camp. Tett figs. 6-3-42, 43. Photo Bunka Gakuin, designated To-43, also known as Bunka Hill, housed P.O.W’s assigned to radio propaganda. McNaughton was an actor so was the type of candidate assigned to this camp to be coerced into broadcasting propaganda.

HK$1,000-1,500

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1944 (6 Feb.) German Prisoner of War Post lettersheet to A. Caston from his brother, bears circular German “11” censor handstamp of stalag XXID in Germany, routed via India with Indian censor handstamp in black with “DHP/135” in purple, unframed Tokyo Prisoner of War Camp Censor handstamp in rose-red with Hirota seal, manuscript “7D” and “Br” in red crayon; with date of receipt “22/5/45”. Some peripheral faults but a very rare letter between European and Asian prisoners of war. Tett fig. 6-3-45. Photo Tokyo camp 7-D was the Nippon Mining Company, Hidachi WWW.SPINK.COM

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1943-44, A small group of items with 1943 (22 June) envelope from Abbeywood to D.J. Sutch with British censor seal “3984”, Saito seal, manuscript “26” and “1B” and with the original, long letter from his parents stating that this was the 23rd letter which they had sent. 1943 (21 Oct.) envelope from Acton to A.F. Morris, also addressed to Kawasaki Camp, with British censor seal “7929”, manuscript “26” and “1-B” in blue crayon with original letter from his sister. Air Mail envelope from Australia to No.4 camp bearing 1d. and 4d. tied by unclear c.d.s., Australian censor seal with “296” diamond handstamp, Hirota seal and manuscript “4B” in red crayon. 1944 (29 Sept.) special Prisoner of War post card to Arthur Reynolds with Exeter N.H. machine postmark, Hirota and Katoh seals with manuscript “5B” in red crayon. Each with unframed Tokyo Prisoner of War Camp Censored handstamp in shades of rose-red; condition is a little mixed in places. (4 covers). Tett figs. 6-3-41, 46 For mail addressed to Hong Kong, redirected to camp 3D, see lots 2048 and 2049; mail redirected to H.Q. camp, see lot 2056 139

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1942 (23 Dec.) first type card from Sgt. Earl Hassler in Shinagawa Camp to his mother in California, bearing framed Tokyo Prisoner of War Camp Censored handstamp in red with Ichimura seal below, straight-line “SCE DES PRISONNIERS DE GUERRE” (small letters) in mauve and circular Red Cross Geneva handstamp in violet. The message includes the fact that he had not received any messages from the family since October 1941; some creasing and wrinkling. Tett fig. 6-2-36. Photo Shinagawa Camp was associated with Shinagawa Hospital and had the designation To-203

1943-44, a group of printed cards with 1943 type 2 cards (with “PRISONERS OF WAR MAIL” printed at left) from F. Leach from Omari Camp to his mother in Gloucester and from Sydney Watts in no.7 Dispatch Camp to his parents in Brixton, both bearing framed Tokyo Prisoner of War Camp Censored handstamp in rose-red, Nemoto seal and British censor handstamp “P.W.155” in red; 1944 type 1 card from Percy Cooper to his wife in Coventry with unframed Tokyo Prisoner of War Camp Censored handstamp in rose-red with Hirota and a second seal, without British censor and probably arrived after the war. Various degrees of creasing and soiling. Tett figs. 6-2-37, 38, 39. (3 cards)

HK$1,800-2,200

1945 (11 Jan.) third type card from bandsman Lionel Smith to his old school mistress in London, bears framed Tokyo Prisoner of War Camp Censored handstamp in rose with Sano and Hirota seals, a good strike of British censor “P.W.35” in rose-red. Fine. Tett fig. 6-2-41

HK$800-1,000

1945 (c.) type 3 card from J. Paul Dallain to his mother in Quebec, bears framed and unframed Tokyo Prisoner of War Camp Censor handstamps (the latter with three characters obliterated) with Hirota and Nakamura seals; without Canadian censor, arriving after the end of the war. Scarce mail to Canada. Tett fig. 6-2-40. Photo John Paul Dallian was stationed in Hong Kong, transferred to Japan he was held in Niigata Camp, Tokyo 5-B, working in the steel foundry

1943 (c.) type 2 envelope from Floyd Woodward in Dispatch no.1 camp, to a friend in Colorado, redirected on arrival to Oregon, bears framed Tokyo Prisoner of War Camp Censor handstamp in rose-red with Ichimura seal, U.S. censor tape with handstamp and Walsenburg 1944 (18 Mar.) c.d.s. on the reverse; light soiling. Tett fig. 6-2-44. Photo Floyd Woodward was in Sendai Camp 10-B, Iwate where the men were working in the mine WWW.SPINK.COM

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1944 (c.) type 3 envelope from Doyle Murphy to his parents in Arkansas bearing two-line Tokyo Prisoner of War Camp Censor handstamp in rose-red with Hayashi seal; without U.S. censor so received after the end of the war. Tett fig. 6-2-45. Photo

1944 (18 Mar.) third type envelope, with letter on official sheet with camp and date, from Nelson Busch to his aunt Tillie in Detroit bearing boxed Tokyo Prisoner of War Camp Censor handstamp in rose-carmine with Hirota seal in rose; without U.S. censor and marked on the reverse “Received Sept. 20 1945”. The camp code has been scratched off both the letter pages and envelope. Tett fig. 6-2-46, 47 Nelson Busch was in Omori Camp, Tokyo Base Camp 1

HK$1,200-1,800

HK$1,200-1,800

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1945 (13 Mar.) third type envelope with letter on official paper, only the date at top, from Nicholaas F.J. Swarte, a Dutch soldier to his family in the Hague bearing boxed Censored handstamp in rose with Matsumoto seal plus Onishi seal below, manuscript “291” in violet crayon, without Dutch censor marks. The message notes that he had not received any mail from home. Tett fig. 6-2-48, 49. Photo 141

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1942 Australian Red Cross envelope addressed to Major L.R.P. Clark, Rabaul, from his wife in Elsternwick, with Australian censor tape and diamond “301” censor handstamp, faint “ZENT” and “5A” in red crayon with boxed Zentsuji Censored handstamp in purple and pencil “Recd 11/3/44”. Scarce mail addressed to Rabaul. Tett fig. 2-2-7. Photo Zentsuji Camp was renamed Hiroshima 1-B in April 1945

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1942 (24 Mar.) airmail envelope to Lieut. Commander Oliver Gaines, the adhesive has washed off, and bears Vallejo, California machine postmark, British censor seal “6753” with circular Red Cross Geneva handstamp in violet and three handstruck characters for Zentsuji Camp in blue; some small faults but an early cover. Tett fig. 6-3-3. Photo Oliver Gaines was in Hiroshima 1-B camp. This was a show camp with many officers, from Guam and Wake Island; he was transferred to Rokuroshi Camp on 25 June 1945 1942 (11 Dec.) air mail envelope to Herman Hevenor at Zentsuji Camp, bearing U.S. airmail 30c. tied by New York machine postmark, U.S.A. censor seal “292”, part Zentsuji Prison War Camp handstamp in blue and pencil arrival date “Feb 18, 1944”. Also 1945 (13 Jan.) Prisoner of War Post air mail lettersheet bearing U.S. Air 6c. tied by New York machine postmark, bearing U.S. censor “6922” handstamp and a good strike of Zentsuji Prisoner of War Camp in blue; the message is from his wife in Arlington and has the subsidiary camp number scratched out; fine. Tett fig. 6-3-56. (2 covers) Hevenor was a civilian internee. He was visiting Wake Island when the Japanese attacked and just missed an opportunity to escape WWW.SPINK.COM

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1943 (20 Apr.) envelope sent “Huryo Yubin” (Prisoner of War Post) to Louis Dixon from his wife in Manila and bears Manila No.1 postmark, there is a fair strike of the scarce Zentsuji Prisoner of War Camp Censored datestamp (28.5) in violet, a label over the address with Japanese script noting from Philippines prisoner of war camp to Zentsuji. A little soiled but very unusual intercamp mail and rare use of the censor datestamp. This letter took less than a month to be delivered. Tett fig. 6-3-48. Photo

HK$2,000-3,000

1943 (14 and 28 June) two airmail envelopes to Willis Culp from his mother in Texas, both with U.S. 6c. franking tied by Elgin machine postmark and addressed formerly of the Philippines, U.S. censor tape at left, “292” and “283”, manuscript “Central” in crayon, the first with “Zentsuji” in pencil, the second with circular handstamp of the Tokyo Red Cross, boxed censor handstamp in red and Zentsuji Prisoner of War Camp censor handstamp in blue (the first is on the reverse). The envelopes are numbered “25” and “26”. (2 covers)

HK$1,000-1,500

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1943 (14 Aug.) 31⁄ 2 s. + 31⁄ 2 s. Dai Nippon stationery reply card cancelled by Bandoeng c.d.s., to K. Dreyer in Java but redirected to “ZENT” in red crayon and marked “Tawanan Militer” (military prisoner) also in red crayon and bears a fair strike of the Zentsuji Prisoner of War Camp Censored handstamp in blue with message in Malay; receipt date of 9th March 1944. The reply section is still attached but unused. Vertical folding crease and light soiling. A very rare complete reply card (JSCA 13NS 4). Tett fig. 6-3-50. Photo

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1943-44, a group of envelopes to British prisoners of war with 1943 (16 Aug.) envelope to H.A. Wade bearing Preston machine postmark. British censor label “4009”, addressed to Fukuoka Camp but redirected “ZENT” in red crayon, from his sister, the reverse with Zentsuji boxed handstamp in blue and “Red 6/7/44”. 1944 (29 Aug.) envelope to W.H.G. Hirst bearing Carrickfergus c.d.s., British censor tape “6780” and a good strike of Zentsuji Prisoner of War Censor handstamp in red (rare). 1944 (14 Oct.) envelope bearing K.G.VI 21⁄ 2 d. pale blue tied by Hayfield, Lancs. c.d.s., with British censor seal “9197”, originally addressed to Fukuoka Camp but redirected “ZENT” in red crayon and a fair strike of Zentsuji Prisoner of War Camp Censored handstamp in blue. Good to fine. Tett figs. 6-3-53, 54. (3 covers). Photo 1943 (24 Aug.) “Prisoner of War/via Air Mail to New York/to board ‘S.S. Gripsholm’” to Lieutenant Commander Orel Peirson, handstruck “VIA AIR MAIL” in purple, U.S. Air 6c. tied by San Francisco slogan cancellation, U.S. censor tape at left and boxed prisoner of war mail handstamp in red. Sent by his wife in San Francisco, light soiling. Carried on the second sailing of the ‘Gripsholm’ which left New York on 2nd September 1943. Tett fig. 6-3-51. Photo Orel Pierson was the commander of the U.S.S. ‘President Harrison’’, a merchant ship which was heading for China to evacuate some marines

Australian Officers in Zentsuji Camp, November 1942

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1944 (8 Apr.) 3d. Prisoner of War Post air mail card to John Furnell cancelled by Hammersmith machine postmark, with British censor handstamp “P.W.2763” in red, a good strike of Zentsuji Prisoner of War Camp Censor handstamp in blue. Redirection label attached with manuscript to Hiroshima Prefecture, Prisoner of War Camp, Second Despatch Camp; on the reverse in pencil, “Rec 27-6-44”, less than four months. Rare with the redirection label. Tett fig. 6-3-52. Photo

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HK$1,200-1,800

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1945 (6 Jan.) envelope to Frank Perry “in Zentsuji Camp Hospital” from his wife in San Francisco, bears U.S. Air 6c. tied by New York machine postmark, U.S. censor tape at left with the censor handstamp “12,510” and a good strike of boxed censor handstamp in blue with Wada seal. Unusual. Tett fig. 6-3-55. Photo Frank Perry was a civilian working on Guam when he was taken prisoner. He was sent to Hiroshima 5-B, Innoshima. Apparently he was paralysed from the waist down. He was one of three Americans in this camp. For 1942 card addressed to Stanley Camp in Hong Kong but redirected to Zentsuji 3 camp, see lot 2127. 1944 envelope redirected to 2 camp, see lot 2058; 1942 envelope to Java the redirected to Zentsuji, see lot 2169

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1942 (18 Aug.) Camp envelope from R.J. Carney to his mother on Rhode Island bearing straight-line “SCE DES PRISONNERS DE GUERRE” a fine strike of boxed Zentsuji Prisoner of War Camp Censor handstamp in violet with Hosotani seal, faint Tokyo c.d.s. on the reverse and U.S. censor seal “141”; soiled. Tett fig. 6-2-51. Photo

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1942 (25 Aug.) Zentsuji camp envelope from Lieut. Robert Parkhill to his wife in Sydney, Australia bearing a fine strike of Zentsuji Prison of War Camp Censor handstamp in violet with Hosotani seal and with Japanese civilian c.d.s.; without other markings. Fresh and fine. Tett fig. 6-2-52. Photo 1942 (16 Sept.) Zentsuji Camp envelope from Lt. P. Brougham to his father c/o Admiralty, Whitehall, bears a fine strike of “DES PRISONNOERS DE GUERRE” in red, Zentsuji Prisoner of War Camp Censor handstamp in blue with Hosotani seal, Japanese civilian c.d.s. (2.11), circular Red Cross Geneva handstamp in purple and British censor seal “5087” and showing the pencil date of sending at foot; two vertical folding creases. A good cover. Tett fig. 6-2-53. Photo Lieutenant Brougham was officer on deck of H.M.S. ‘Exeter’ whch was sunk during the Battle of the Java Sea. At the camp he was a member of the Bath-house Gang, the concert party

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1944-45, first and second type Zentsuji cards from Karel Dreijer to his aunt in Amsterdam. The first card dated 1944 (24 Jan.) bears a fair strike of Zentsuji Prisoner of War Camp Censor in blue-black with Hosotani seal, Japanese civilian c.d.s. (29.1) and German censor roller in rose-red. The second card dated 1945 (23 Apr.) with the camp censor handstamp in purple with Kondo seal, faint Japanese c.d.s. (21.8), circular Egyptian censor, double-circle “M/41” censor of Aden and unidentified censor, no German censor as the war in Europe had ended. A fine and interesting pair of cards. Tett figs. 6-2-56, 58. Photo. (2 cards)

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HK$2,500-3,500

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1943 (29 Aug.) plain post card from Capt. S. Robertson to his wife and family in Sydney, the card bears handstruck Prisoner of War Post in red cancelled by Japanese machine postmark (31.8), framed Zentsuji Prisoner of War Camp Censor handstamp in blue with unidentified square seal, Australian diamond “413” censor handstamp. The message includes, “Overjoyed to receive your Red Cross Message.”. Fine and unusual, this seems to predate the special printed cards. Tett fig. 6-2-55. Photo Capt. Robertson was a doctor captured in Rabaul 1944 (18 Sept.) type 1 card from Lt.Cdr. Ben Welvaadt to his wife in Sourabaya, Java bearing Zentsuji Prisoner of War Camp Censor handstamp in blue with unidentified square seal, cancelled by Japanese machine postmark (18.9), a further boxed censored handstamp in rose-red with Suzuki seal (applied in Java), boxed Java Internee Detention Centre District III in violet with the recipient’s number “18387” plus “Bl 15” in red crayon. Good intercamp mail. Tett fig. 6-2-57. Photo

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1944 (29 Feb.) long Hong Kong International Red Cross envelope registered to Douglas Knox, addressed to Fukuoka (12), Zentsuji No.2, bearing Japan 2s., 5s. and 10s. tied by Hong Kong c.d.s., with boxed registered handstamp, Zentsuji camp censored handstamp in blue and a label attached with P.O.W. Post handstamp in orange and please forward to Zentsuji P.O.W. camp no.2 Dispatch Camp. Probably sent by Douglas Knox’s father who was an internee in Stanley Camp. Good intercamp mail, unusual being registered. Photo Douglas Knox was repatriated from Hiroshima 5-B, Innoshima

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TAIWAN Taiwan was to be home for the senior officers of all nationalities (full colonels and above) and senior civilians (Governors, etc). They were taken to Taiwan in mid-1942 and were to remain there until late 1944, when they were transferred to Manchuria, well away from the front line. POWs, mostly British, were also shipped to Taiwan from Singapore to work in the copper mine at Kinkaseki and other work sites. The main camps were 1. Kinkaseki (Jinguashi) 2. Tauchu (Taichung) 3. Heito (Ping Tung) 4. Shirakawa (Chiayi) 5. Taihoku Mosak (Taipei) 6. Taihoku (Taipei main camp) 7. Takao 8. Karenko (Hualen) 9. Tamazalo (Yuli) Incoming Mail

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From Egypt: 1943 (c.) undated stampless envelope addressed to Trooper Robinson, Malaya bearing a faint strike of circular Egyptian censor handstamp, large Tokyo Red Cross handstamp, “Taiwan” in blue crayon, “861/19” in red ink (P.O.W. number and location), Taiwan censor handstamp with Tahara seal and serial number at foot applied in Taiwan, “10549” (this is the highest number recorded). The reverse with sender’s details from Cairo. Some wrinkling. Scarce. Tett fig. 5-7-6. Photo

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From Java: 1943 3 ⁄ 2 c. postal stationery card sent from Surabaya and marked “The fourth 630 Dutch (East)” in red crayon, there is a boxed handstamp reading “Return to sender, not according to regulations (Rejected)” but this has been crossed through in red ink and the card delivered with pencil note the it was received on 7th September 1943; no further censor marking. Vertical folding crease. Fine and very scarce. Tett fig. 5-7-7. Photo For another card from Java, please see lot 2192

HK$3,000-4,000

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From South Africa: 1943 (9 Sept.) Prisoner of War Post envelope to Sir Mark Young, Taiwan Camp, sent air mail and bearing bantam 3d. and 6d. tied by Durban roller cancellation, sent from his wife and with boxed P.O.W. Post handstamp in dark red and number 5 camp in red crayon. A fine and important card. Tett fig. 5-7-15. Photo Sir Mark Young was the Governor of Hong Kong. At first he was held at the Peninsular Hotel before being moved to Woosung Camp, Shanghai and finally to number 5 camp in Taihoku From U.K.: 1942 (10 Aug.) stampless “Prisoner of War Post” envelope to Brigadier W.O. Lay, “Last heard of in Singapore” bearing Newquay, Cornwall machine postmark, with British censor label at left, with “OVS/16/8/42” indicateing he had been sent overseas and “4 ei” in red crayon (English in camp 4) and small “Recd 11/4/44”. Also 1943 (30 June) a similar envelope to Brigadier Lay but addressed to Taiwan, bearing Barnet machine cancellation, British censor label, “4 Ei” in red crayon, Taiwan P.O.W. Camp censor handstamp with Murakami seal and handstruck “3557”. Two interesting covers. Tett fig. 5-7-3. (2 covers) WWW.SPINK.COM

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–– 1942 (22 Sept.) stampless “Prisoner of War Post” envelope to Sergt. Clinch bearing Bistre c.d.s., British censor label at left, marked “ovs 25/10/42”, “6 Ei” in red crayon, Taiwan Sazawa Unit censor handstamp with Iwasugi seal, pencil “Received May 28 1944” and serial number “4951”; soiled. Also 1944 (10 Jan.) stampless British Prisoner of War Post envelope to Taiwan Camp bearing Fringford despatch c.d.s. and other appropriate markings, the Sazawa Unit censor handstamp with Kawaida seal and noted on the reverse “Received Jan 10 1945” and “Air Raid”. Finally outgoing mail with 1944 (22 Sept.) Imperial Nippon Army card sent to his wife in Bicester, one line has been censored, with camp censor handstamp with Iwasugi seal and other appropriate markings. A good group from one correspondence. Tett figs. 5-7-4, 18, 5-6-32. (3 covers). Photo

HK$2,000-2,500

–– 1943 (14 Mar.) stampless “Prisoner of War Post” postcard to Arthur Robinson with Burnley and Nelson machine cancellation marked to be sent to Malaya which has been corrected to Taiwan, both in red, British “P.W. 1503” censor handstamp in red, marked “1 Ei” in red crayon and Taiwan Prisoner of War Camp censor handstamp in violet with Murakami seal. Also 1943 (14 May) censored envelope again from Robinson’s wife with machine postmark, the Taiwan Prisoner of War handstamp is in red with Kenetsuzumi seal and bars stamped number “118”. 1944 (13 May) printed 3d. prisoner of war card from Robinson’s wife with British censor handstamp in red, Taiwan Prisoner of War handstamp in violet with Kenetsuzumi seal. A good group. Tett figs. 5-7-12, 13, 22. (3 covers). Photo

HK$2,000-2,500

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–– 1943 (13 Nov.) stampless post card sent Prisoner of War Post to B.J. Moule from his girlfriend, bearing Wembley machine postmark, British censor handstamp “P.W. 3046” in red, “1 Ei” in red crayon, “10” in blue crayon and Taiwan Prisoner of War Camp handstamp in violet with Suzuki seal. 1944 (22 Sept.) 3d. air mail prisoner of war post card, cancelled by London c.d.s., again from his girlfriend, with British censor handstamp “P.W. 1495” in red, Taiwan Prisoner of War censor handstamp in pale blue with Tahara seal. Also outgoing mail 1943 (c.) Imperial Japanese Army prisoner of war card from Bert Moule to his mother in London with Taiwan Prisoner of War censor handstamp in purple with Ishii seal, large boxed prisoner of war handstamp in red and British censor handstamp in red. A good group. Tett figs. 5-6-20, 5-7-16, 24. (3 covers). Photo 151

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From U.K.: 1944 (27 Jan.) stampless post card with printed Prisoner of War Post sent to Maurice Rooney from his mother in Norwich, with British censor handstamp “P.W. 3541” in rose-red, “1 Ei” in red crayon, Taiwan Prisoner of War censor handstamp with Tahara seal. Also two 1945 long letters sent to Maurice Rooney from Norfolk after he had been liberated, the first dated (23 Aug.) is a 11⁄ 2 d. Forces Letter sheet which includes the news of the death of his brother on the Burma-Thailand railway and is marked “248 AGH” (the Australian General Hospital), the second is a 21⁄ 2 d. franked envelope (with the original letter) dated (6 Nov.) sent c/o P.O. Box 211 London and is marked “Marine Shark” indicating that he had been repatriated on this U.S. ship which left Manila on 9th October 1945 bound for San Francisco. Tett fig. 5-7-19. (3 covers)

HK$2,000-2,500

–– A collection of letters and items addressed to Sgt. Tony Shaftoe with letters and cards sent to him from his parents and fiancee from Sunderland, Taunton and Truro with letters dated 1942 (14 Aug.) with contents, 1942 (28 Oct.) with contents, 1943 (8 Jan.) with contents, 1943 (15 May) 21⁄ 2 d. Prisoner of War Air Mail letter sheet, 1943 (19 June), 1943 (31 July) and 1943 (1 Sept.) envelopes without contents, 1943 (6 Aug.) letter, partly censored; followed by a series of stampless post cards (7) dated between 1943 (15 Sept.) and 1944 (5 July), then 3d. Prisoner of War Post cards (9) dated between 1944 (16 May) and (4 Oct.). All mail with the appropriate censor and direction markings. Also photocopies of some of his rhymes, diary entries and other ephemera. A fascinating and appealing collection. (25 covers and cards)

HK$6,000-8,000

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–– A group of mail with 1943 (12 Jan.) envelope from Chieveley addressed to Malaya and sent to Taiwan Camp 6 with the appropriate markings, 1943 (7 Apr.) envelope from Manchester to Taiwan Camp 6 with the appropriate censor handstamp and other markings including handstruck “2917”; 1944 (29 May) 3d. Prisoner of War Post card to Taiwan, cancelled by “498” hexagon and marked “Melbourne Maru 21st February 1945”, the ship which took the P.O.W’s to Japan and 1945 (4 Aug.) 3d. Prisoner of War Post card addressed to Taiwan but marked “RETURNED FROM ABROAD/SERVICE SUSPENDED”. A good, varied group. Tett figs. 5-7-9, 23, 31. (4 covers). Photo

HK$2,500-3,000

From U.S.A.: 1943 (1 Mar.) stampless Prisoner of War Mail to Colonel Ausmus, the envelope bearing Schenectady N.Y. machine postmark, U.S. censor label at right and “4 Bei” in both red and blue crayon for Camp 4, Shirakawa. Tett fig. 5-7-11

HK$800-1,000

–– 1943 (1 Aug.) stampless envelopes to Colonel Harry Peck bearing Alberquerque machine postmark and marked “Via Gripsholm” (on the second voyage of this exchange ship) with boxed Prisoner of War handstamp in red, “Bei 4” in red crayon and handstamp “1284” in blue, the reverse with “Received Shirakawa, Taiwan, Feb.22 1944”. Also a similar, 1944 (20 Feb.) stampless envelope, this one bearing a good strike of the Taiwan Prisoner of War censor handstamp with Murakami seal. Good to fine. Tett fig. 5-7-14 (first). (2 covers). Photo

HK$2,500-3,000

–– 1943 (Nov. - Dec.) two stampless envelopes to Colonel Raikes Vance, the first from Abilene, Texas with an illustration of Hotel Wooten, both covers with U.S. censor seals with circular “CENSORED/EXAMINED” handstamps, “4 Bei” in red crayon, Taiwan Prisoner of War handstamps with Murakami seal. Both covers received on “9/7/44”. Tett fig. 5-7-17 (first). (2 covers)

HK$1,500-2,000

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–– 1943-44 two stampless envelopes to Brigadier General Clifford Bluemel, both with U.S. censor seal, the first with boxed Prisoner of War handstamp in red, “4 Bei” in red crayon, handstamp “1044” in blue and pencil “Recd Feb 22 44”. The second with manuscript date 1944 (28 Feb.) as a despatch with Taiwan Prisoner of War censor handstamp in violet with Murai seal. The first would have been carried on the ‘Gripsholm’. Tett fig. 5-7-5 (first). (2 covers). Photo

HK$2,000-2,500

Outgoing Mail

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Undated: 1944 (c.) envelope printed “SERVICE DES/PRISONNIERS DE GUERRE” in red from Clifford Bluemel to New Jersey with a faint strike of Taiwan Prisoner of War censor handstamp in red with Yoshikawa seal and large boxed Prisoner of War handstamp in rose-red; redirected on arrival with U.S. Air 8c. tied by Trenton machine postmark and with U.S. censor tape at left. Note on the reverse, “Received Mar. 19 1945”. Tett fig. 5-6-2. Photo

HK$1,200-1,800

Undated: Envelope from Thomas Ten Klooster with printed “SERVICE DES/PRISONNIERS DE GUERRE” in purple, Taiwan Prisoner of War censor handstamp in rose-red with Hioki seal and large boxed Prisoner of War Post handstamp also in rose-red. Fine and a scarce destination from an officer in the Dutch navy to his wife in Batoe, East Java. Tett fig. 5-6-3. Photo

HK$2,000-2,500

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Undated: Rough, undated envelope from Brigadier Stringer to Ireland, marked “Soldier and Sailors Mail No Postage Required” and handstamp “SERVICE DES/PRISONNIERS DE GUERRE” in black with Taiwan Prisoner of War censor handstamp in purple with Hioki seal, large boxed Prisoner of War handstamp in red, British censor seal and boxed Irish censor handstamp. Some peripheral faults but to a very scarce destination. Tett fig. 5-6-4. Photo

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Undated: Stampless envelope from Colonel John Vance to Maryland stamped “SERVICE DES/PRISONNIERS DE GUERRE” in purple, Taiwan Prisoner of War censor handstamp in rose-red and large boxed Prisoner of War Post in carmine-red, U.S. censor handstamp and tape and pencil “Dec 5 1944” (the receipt date); the reverse with German censor tape and handstamp. A fine and unusual cover travelling through Germany. Tett fig. 5-6-7. Also 1943 (7 Apr.) envelope and card to Elizabeth Vance in Maryland, sent from South Africa and with printed Messages and Greetings. Prisoners of War card with broadcast message from Col. John Vance which had been picked up E.H. Stephan in Capetown. Scarce. Tett fig. 5-3-3. Photo

HK$3,500-4,000

1943 (5 Feb.) type 1 Imperial Japanese Army card sent by Sapper M.A. Rooney to his mother in Norwich, bearing large boxed Prisoner of War Post handstamp in deep violet, Taiwan Prisoner of War censor handstamp with Kawaida seal; vertical fold. Also 1943 (14 Dec.) type 2 Imperial Nippon Army card from the same correspondence bearing Taiwan Prisoner of War censor handstamp in violet with Murai seal and note that this was received July 8th 1944. Tett figs. 5-6-21, 27. (2 covers). Photo

HK$2,000-2,500

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1943 (c.) envelope from Colonel John Mitchell addressed to India with handstamp “SERVICE DES/PRISONNIERS DE GUERRE” in violet, Taiwan Prisoner of War censor handstamp in rose-red with Hioki seal, large boxed Prisoner of War Post handstamp in rose-red and Indian censor handstamp; redirected twice on arrival (finally to London) with an array of Indian backstamps dated 27-31 July 1944. A good cover. Tett fig. 5-6-6. Photo

HK$2,000-2,500

1944 (c.) stampless envelope from Signalman Wallace bearing boxed “SERVICE DES PRISONNIERS/DE GUERRE” in dark red, addressed to his daughter in Dumbarton and bearing a fine strike of the small boxed censored handstamp in purple with Okita seal and British censor seal at left; minor opening faults. An unusual and important cover from the mining camp at Kinkaseki. Tett fig. 5-6-15. Photo

HK$2,500-3,000

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1944 (22 May) typed envelope and letter from Sgt. Victor Turner to his fiancee in Croydon. Sent from No.6 Branch Camp (Taihoku) and with handstamps of “SERVICE DES/PRISONNIERS DE GUERRE” in violet, Sazawa Unit censor handstamp in violet with Iwasugi seal, large boxed Prisoner of War Post handstamp in carmine; German censor seal at left with the rose-red handstamp and stamped “2639”, this seal is largely obscured by the British censor label; some ageing faults, particularly at foot. The long letter commences, “Today one of the Imperial Army Officers asked me if I would like to write a letter home. I jumped at the opportunity and am very thankful for this special concession ... I prayed for 2 years, earnestly for news of you and my prayers were answered ... when your letters posted 29th June, 21st July and 12 August 1942 and Mothers of 26th July were received”. A fine and unusually long concessionary letter. Tett fig. 5-6-16. Photo 155

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1944 (22 May) type 3 Imperial Nippon Army card from Gunner Ernie Richardson to his family in London bearing Iwasugi seal, the front with handstruck “SERVICE DES/PRISONNIERS DE GUERRE” in violet, German censor handstamp with the associated handstruck “2639” and two strikes of the British censor handstamp “P.W. 7926” in red. A good card. Tett fig. 5-6-30. Photo

HK$1,200-1,500

1944 (22 July) type 3 Imperial Nippon Army card from Sgt. Dennis May to his wife in London bearing faint Iwasugi seal, the front with handstruck “SERVICE DES/PRISONNIERS DE GUERRE” in violet and British “P.W. 4580” censor handstamp in red. Sent from Taihoku Camp 6 and it seems that the use of the typewriter was a privilege - here Dennis May was working as a tailor. Tett fig. 5-6-31

HK$1,000-1,500

1943 (20 Feb) type 1 Imperial Japanese Army card from Colonel John Vance to his wife in Maryland, bearing strikes of “SERVICE DES/PRISONNIERS DE GUERRE” in red, Taiwan Prisoner of War Camp censor in violet with Nakajima seal, boxed Prisoner of War Post handstamp in purple and circular U.S. censor handstamp. He indicated that he was working on Camp Farm (Karenko Camp). Also undated envelope from the same correspondence with the “SERVICE DES-PRISONNIERS DE GUERRE” in violet, the Taiwan prisoner of War Camp handstamp in rose-red with Hioki seal, and the large boxed Prisoner of War Post handstamp in carmine plus U.S. censor handstamp. A good pair of covers showing the change of inks. Also Boys Town facsimile used for fund raising purposes. Tett figs. 5-6-8, 22, 35. Photo

HK$2,500-3,000

1943 (21 Feb.) type 1 Imperial Japanese Army card from Brigadier Rusher to his wife in Newquay, bears “SERVICE DES/PRISONNIERS DE GUERRE” in red, a very fine strike of Prisoner of War Camp censor handstamp in violet with Nakajima seal, boxed Prisoner of War Post handstamp in violet and British “P.W. 1556” censor handstamp in red; vertical crease at right. He asks that his furniture and stamps are looked after and this was sent from Shirakawa Camp. Tett fig. 5-6-23

HK$1,200-1,500

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1943 (24 Apr,) type 1 Imperial Japanese Army card from Gunner Rowland Hollis to his mothers in Warwickshire, bearing handstamps of “SERVICE DES/PRISONNIERS DE GUERRE”, Taiwan Prisoner of War Camp with Kaseno seal, large boxed Prisoner of War Post and British “P W 6756” censor in red; creased and soiled. Also a similar type 1 card dated 1943 (22 July) also typed, bearing Nakajima seal and showing the error “TAIWAN PRISONERS GAMP. NIPPON” and 1943 (22 Nov.) type 2 card with similar markings and showing Nishikawa seal; all cards creased and soiled. Tett fig. 5-6-24, 26. (3 cards). Photo

HK$3,000-4,000

1943 (c.) first type Imperial Japanese Army card from William Thompson to his family in Rochdale, bearing “SERVICE DES/PRISONNIERS DE GUERRE” in purple, large boxed Prisoner of War Post handstamp in violet and British “P.W. 571” censor in red, the reverse with Taiwan Prisoner of War Camp censor handstamp with Aoki seal. There is a date “Aug 12th 1943” which appears to be the arrival date. Tett fig. 5-6-18

HK$1,000-1,200

1943 (16 Oct.) type 2 Imperial Nippon Army card from Major John Montrésor to his wife in Hampshire with handstruck “SERVICE DES/PRISONNIERS DE GUERRE” in dark purple, large boxed Prisoner of War Post in purple and British censor “P.W. 7915” in blue-black, the message side with Taiwan Prisoner of War Camp censor with Nishikawa seal. The message indicates that he was working in the camp canteen; good to fine. Tett fig. 5-6-25. Photo

HK$1,000-1,200

1943 (25 Oct.) type 2 Imperial Nippon Army card from Gunner George Leaman to his mother in Torquay bearing the appropriate handstamps including Taiwan Prisoner of War censor handstamp with Iwasugi seal; also 1944 ( Feb.) type 3 Imperial Nippon Army card with similar markings, Nishikawa seal. He reveals that he had not received any letters. Tett fig. 5-6-28. (2 cards)

HK$1,500-2,000

1944 (25 Sept.) envelope and letter from signalman Keith Leslie to Guildford bearing “SERVICE DES/PRISONNIERS DE GUERRE”, Taiwan Prisoner of War Camp censor mark in purple with Tahara seal and boxed Prisoner of War handstamp in purple; some soiling. The letter, the first he was allowed to write has two lines excised by the censor. Without British censor marking. Tett figs. 5-6-13, 14 It is difficult to imagine the anxiety of the family when the first message home arrived after the end of the war.

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1944 (13 Nov.) typed envelope from Trooper J. Oldcorn to Workington, Cumberland, bearing the usual prisoner of war mail handstamps, Taiwan Prisoner of War Camp censor handstamp with Mizushima seal. Also undated envelope from Major General Macrae to London with the two Prisoner of War handstamps (one in red) and, unusually, two strikes of Taiwan Prisoner of War Camp censor handstamps with Ishii and Murakami seals; neither with British censor marking as both were received after the end of the war; soiling. Tett fig. 5-6-5. Photo

HK$2,000-2,500

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1944 (25 Dec.) type 3 Imperial Nippon Army card from Arthur Robinson to his wife in Burnley, bears Taiwan Prisoner of War Camp handstamp in violet with Tahara seal and, on the reverse, Oldham machine cancellation. Also a similar card from the same correspondence, dated 1945 (26 Jan.) with similar markings; both were received on 24 September 1945 and are without British censor markings. Tett fig. 5-6-33. (2 cards). Photo

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KOREA Korea was the destination for 1,000 British and Australians who were captured in Singapore. There they were put to work. There was also an officers’ camp at Jinsen. Late in the war many of these POWs were transferred to Japan and Manchuria Jinsen Camp - Incoming Mail

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1944 (19 June) British Prisoner of War Post envelope to Lieut. G.A.A. Denne bearing South Africa bantam 1d., 2d. and 6d. tied by Durban c.d.s., with South African censor seal at left with the censor’s handstamp, handstamped “BY AIR MAIL/PAR AVION” an with a fair strike of the boxed censor handstamp in violet with Terada seal. Scarce mail from South Africa. Tett fig. 6-4-22. Photo The camp at Jinsen was mainly for officers, with sufficient enlisted men to carry out menial tasks

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HK$1,500-2,000

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1945 (17 Feb.) 3d. Prisoner of War Post Air Mail card to Lieut A.D. Barrie with Dundee c.d.s., British censor handstamp “P.W.6610” in red, boxed Censored handstamp in mauve with Terada seal and “Recd. 16/8/45” in red crayon. The message from his father reports that the twelfth communication had arrived, but not ten and eleven. Fine. Tett fig. 6-4-25. Photo For other Lieut. Barry covers, see lots 2414, 2415 and 2424 1945 (12 Apr.) 3d. Prisoner of War Post Airmail card to Lieut Allison, cancelled by Manchester roller cancellation, with British censor “P.W.3510” in red and with a fine strike of boxed Censored handstamp in violet with Terada seal; fine. Photo For earlier mail to Lieut. Allison, see lot 2417 159

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1942 (21 Nov.) P.O.W. card from Douglas Fox to his mother in Halifax, bears large figures “SERVICE DES PRISONNIERS DE GUERRE” in red, straight-line Korea Prisoner of War Camp No.1 Division Censored handstamp in rose-red with Isobe seal and boxed British censor “P.W.3018” handstamp in red. Some light soiling but scarce mail from this camp. Tett fig. 6-4-1. Photo

HK$2,500-3,000

Keijo Camp - Incoming Mail

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1942 (8 Aug.) Prisoner of War Post envelope to 2nd Lieut A.D. Barrie, addressed Malaya (as last known address) bearing a fine strike of Dundee c.d.s., British censor seal “6397” with “O.V.S. 16/8/42” in pencil, “CHO” (Chosen) in blue crayon boxed censor handstamp in rose-red with unidentified seal and “Recd 8/1/44” in pencil; there is also a handstruck “2” in black. Soiled but with the original letter from his sister. Tett fig. 1-5-27. Photo

HK$1,200-1,800

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1942 (28 Sept.) post card to Lieut. A.D. Barrie bearing Dundee, Angus despatch c.d.s., British boxed censor “P.W.3040” in red, with “OVS/16/8/22” in red crayon with further notations in pencil, boxed Censored handstamp in red with Kurokawa seal and with “Recd 17/2/44” in red crayon. Tett fig. 6-4-15. Photo

HK$1,200-1,800

1942 (9 Nov.) “Prisoners of War Post” envelope to Captain G.H.R. Pattison, Malaya bearing Thurnby despatch c.d.s., British censor seal “151”, marked “CHOSEN” in pencil with faint Censored handstamp in red with Kurokawa seal; fine. Tett fig. 6-4-16

HK$1,000-1,500

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1942 (21 Dec.) “Prisoner of War Post” envelope to Lieut. A.J.D. Allison in Keijo Camp, with Edinburgh machine postmark, British censor seal “3515”, the opposite side with unusual Japanese paper seal, tied on the reverse by a fine strike of the boxed Censored handstamp with Isobe seal. With the original, long letter from his girlfriend, “This is simply grand to be able to write to you ...”. Unusual with such a long letter. Photo

HK$1,000-1,500

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1942 (c.) Australian Red Cross Prisoner of War Post envelope to Capt. Guy Round of the Auxiliary Pioneer Battalion, Indian Army, Singapore, sent by his mother, with Australian censor tape and boxed “PASSED BY/CENSOR/V122 -” in violet, with a part strike on the address side, redirected to “CHOSEN” in red crayon and bears boxed censor handstamp in rose-red with Isobe seal. Fine and very scarce Australian mail. Tett fig. 6-4-18. Photo Guy Round was one of the Australians in Japan Party “B”, under British command

HK$2,000-2,500

1943 (17 Feb.) postcard marked Prisoner of War Post to Lieut. A.D. Barrie, addressed to Keijo, bearing Dundee machine postmark, British censor handstamp “P.W.3220” in red, boxed Japanese censor handstamp in rose-red with Shimasu seal and “Recd 11/10/43” in ink. Message from his father includes, “ ... had no word from you yet,”. Minor creasing at top. Tett fig. 6-4-20

HK$1,200-1,800

1943 (21 June) opened out Prisoner of War Post envelope to Lieut. A.D. Barrie from his aunt in Canada bearing Victoria B.C. machine postmark, Canadian censor seal “C. 410”, boxed prisoner of war mail handstamp in dark red and boxed Japanese censor in rose-red on the reverse, without the censor’s seal, and pencil “Recd 11/12/43”. With the original letter, both the letter and envelope have received the censor’s brush obliterations. Tett fig. 6-4-19

HK$1,200-1,800

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1943 (c.) stampless envelope marked “No Stamp Required” to R.C. Litchfield, Australian Prisoner of War, sent from London and with British censor seal at left and large “Recd 31/12/44” in red crayon; unusual without any Japanese censor or other markings Corporal Litchfield worked in the Australian Army Pay Corps.

HK$800-1,000

1943 (27 Aug.) brown envelope sent Prisoner of War Post to Major P.D. Leighton bearing Aylesbury, Bucks. machine postmark, British censor seal “7738”, boxed Japanese censor handstamp in rose-red with Terada seal; a couple of vertical folds. Tett fig. 6-4-21 For outgoing Major Leighton covers, see lot 2428

HK$1,200-1,800

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1943 (20 Aug.) U.S. 1c. stationery card uprated with 6c. and 30c. to Lieut. Jack McNaughton of the Loyal Regiment, at Camp Keijo, Chosen and marked “Air Mail When Possible”, cancelled by New York duplex, with circular U.S. censor handstamp, boxed Prisoner of War Mail in dark red and boxed Tokyo Prisoner of War Camp Censored handstamp in red, without seal. With long typed message from his wife in Nyack; the message begins, “I hope you have been getting my letters becaused I have just heard from Lottie and she says I should address you care of Tokyo. Up to now I was just putting Chosen.”. also 1943 (30 Aug.) U.S. 1c. stationery card to Lieut McNaughton from his mother-in-law, also addressed to Camp Keijo, cancelled by New York machine postmark and with similar markings. Both are fine, unusual mail from U.S.A. (2 covers). Photo Jack McNaughton was in the Concert Party in Singapore. He was liberated from Omori Camp in Tokyo. At this time McNaughton was known to be in “Bunka” - Culture Camp in Tokyo for the broadcast of propaganda. See lot 2349

HK$2,500-3,000

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1944 (18 Apr.) post card sent Prisoner of War Post to Lieut A.D. Barrie bearing dumb machine postmark, sent by a friend in Victoria, British Columbia, straight-line “EXAMINED BY D.B. ....” in black and bearing a faint strike of the boxed censor handstamp in red with Isobe” seal; part of the address had been blanked out (possibly his unit by the Canadian censor) and in pencil on the reverse, “Recd 17/11/44”. Fine. Tett fig. 6-4-23. Photo WWW.SPINK.COM

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1943 envelope from Major Thomas O’Donnell to his family in India and bears large figures “SERVICE DES PRISONNIERS DE GUERRE” in red with a superb strike of Korea Prisoner of War Camp Headquarters Censored handstamp in lake-red with Nishiyama seal; Indian censor seal at left with boxed and straight-line “DHP/2” handstamps. Redirected on arrival, the reverse bears a fine strike of the large Kura seal in violet, Simla transit (6.10) and Bombay (9.10) c.d.s. and boxed slogan postmark (13.10). A fine and colourful cover. Tett fig. 6-4-5. Photo

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1943 envelope from Major Thomas O’Donnell to his family in India and bears large figures “SERVICE DES PRISONNIERS DE GUERRE” in red, with Prisoner of War Post in red; the censor handstamp and seal are covered by Indian censor seal at left with boxed “DHP/9” and straight-line “DHP/110” handstamps. Redirected on arrival, the reverse bears Bombay c.d.s. (21.2) and boxed slogan postmark (24.2). Scarce mail to India. Tett fig. 6-4-6. Photo

HK$2,500-3,000

1943 typed envelope from Major Thomas O’Donnell to his family in India and bears large figures “SERVICE DES PRISONNIERS DE GUERRE” in red with a fair strike of Korea Prisoner of War Camp Headquarters Censored handstamp in lake-red with Terada seal and Prisoner of War Post; Indian censor boxed “DHP/9” and straight-line “DHP/110” handstamps. Redirected on arrival, the reverse bears Bombay (22.7) c.d.s. and Ootacemund c.d.s. (25.7). A fine and scarce cover. Tett fig. 6-4-7. Photo

HK$3,000-4,000

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1944 two envelopes from Major P.D. Leighton to his wife in London, the first typed from Keijo Camp with typed “SERVICE DES PRISONNIERS DE GUERRE” in red, bears Prisoner of War Post in red and Chosen Prisoner of War Camp Censored handstamp in red with Terada seal, British censor seal “6543” and redirected to Wales with London 1945 (1 Jan.) machine postmark. A second envelope with large letters “SERVICE DES PRISONNIERS DE GUERRE” in red, a superb strike of the same prison camp handstamp in lake-red with Tatara seal; received after the war with “POSTAGE PAID” dumb machine postmark in red. A good pair of covers. Tett figs. 6-4-8, 10. Photo

HK$5,000-6,000

1944 (19 Sept.) letter only from Albert Clarkson to his parents in Bolton, on special prisoner letterhead, a long letter showing that there were no length restrictions in Korean camps at this time. Tett fig. 6-4-12

HK$1,200-1,500

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1944 (4 May) 3d. Prisoner of War Post Air Mail card to F. Webster from his mother, with Derby machine cancellation and British censor handstamp “P.W.4676” in red; originally addressed to Jinsen Camp, with “Konan” above in pencil and “Received 13.9.44”; the reverse with the boxed censored handstamp in violet but without the censor’s seal. Fine and scarce. Tett fig. 6-4-24. Photo Konan was Detached No.1 Camp situated close to Rashin on the north-east coast bordering Russia WWW.SPINK.COM

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MANCHURIA Small numbers of British and American POWs were taken to Manchuria during their captivity. They were joined by the senior officers of all nationalities who arrived from Taiwan in October 1944 Hoten Camp - Incoming Mail

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1942 (24 Sept.) “Prisoners of War Post” envelope to Brigadier W.O. Lay, Singapore, c/o Japanese Red Cross Tokyo, bears Barnet machine postmark, British censor seal “5,473” and with pencil “TAIWAN” with Taiwan Prisoner of War Camp Censor handstamp with Murakami seal, marked in Japanese “redirect to Kanto Army” (Manchuria) it also bears a fair strike of Hoten Prisoner of War Camp Censor handstamp in violet with Murata seal, blue crayon “1571” (Brigadier Lay’s number) and other markings including pencil “Recd 3/7/45”. A fine and very good cover. Photo Brigadier William Oswald Lay was senior officer of the 6th Indian Infantry Brigade in Singapore. He was first moved to Taiwan, with other senior officers, but with the allied troops advancing, he was moved from Shirakawa on 10th March 1944 to Mukden

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HK$3,000-4,000

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1942 (8 Dec.) “Prisoner of War Post” envelope to S. Sgt. D.P. Hanson bearing Craven Arms, Shropshire despatch c.d.s., with British censor seal “3651” it was directed to “CHO” in red crayon (Chosen) overstruck by Hoten Prisoner of War Camp Censor handstamp in violet with Murata seal and with pencil “OVS 16/8/42”. Good. Photo

HK$1,200-1,800

1943 (22 Mar.) “Prisoner of War” envelope to William A. Diemert, ex Philippine Islands, bearing Seattle machine postmark, remains of U.S. censor tape, manuscript “HOT” in pencil (Hoten) and Hoten Prisoner of War Camp Censor handstamp with Murata seal. Tett fig. 6-6-9. Photo

HK$1,200-1,800

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1943 (Mar. - Aug.) two similar Prisoner of War envelopes addressed to the Philippines; both bearing Hoten Prisoner of War Camp Censored handstamp in violet with Murata seal. The first 1943 (22 Mar.) to Merle Lee English bearing Los Angeles slogan postmark with “Kwantung” in red crayon and other manuscript markings. The second, 1943 (20 Aug.) bearing Salanas, California machine postmark and handstruck “KWANT” in purple; both with U.S. censor tape. Tett fig. 5-3-34, 36. (2 covers) Kwantung indicated the Kwangtung Army, which was in Manchuria

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1943 (10 May) printed envelope to Sgt. Leland M. Andrews, previously in the Philippine Islands, bearing Stockton, California machine postmark, manuscript “HOT”, with Hoten Prisoner of War Camp Censor handstamp with Murata seal, “379 Aug 45” (prisoner number and date of receipt); with U.S. censor tape at left but part of the printed cover has been removed (offensive to the Japanese censor?) with “Air Conditioned Throughout” remaining in the lower corner. Photo Leland Andrews arrived on 11th November 1942 on the ‘Tottori Maru’ and was evacuated on 11th September 1945 1943 (18 May) “Prisoner of War” envelope to Sgt. Lawrence Hamilton bearing Compton, California machine postmark, U.S. censor tape “365”, manuscript “HOTEN”, Hoten Prisoner of War Camp Censor handstamp in violet with Murata seal; fine. With long letter, probably from his sister. Photo WWW.SPINK.COM

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1943 (c.) “Prisoner of War Post” Korea, with British censor label handstamp in violet with Murata A fine cover and a very rare censor

envelope to Sgt. D.P. Hanson, addressed to Keijo, “6511”, “H” in circle, small boxed “CENSORED” seal and his prisoner number “1181” in red crayon. handstamp. Tett fig. 6-6-8. Photo

HK$3,000-4,000

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1943 (23 Aug.) Prisoner of War envelope to William A. Diemert, Hoten Camp with manuscript “(by) S/S Gripsholm” in lower corner, bearing Seattle machine postmark, mark of U.S. censor tape, boxed Prisoner of War Post in red, Hoten Prisoner of War Camp Censor handstamp in violet with Murata seal. A postage stamp has been removed. This is one of the early letters where the sender has been informed of the correct address. Tett fig. 6-6-12. Photo This letter was sent to catch the second sailing of the ‘Gripsholm’ 1944-45, a group of covers with 1944 (29 Jan.) “Prisoner of War Mail” envelope to Sgt. Lawrence Hamilton, Hoten Camp, with New York machine postmark, U.S. censor tape and “Rec. 8-17-45”, without Japanese handstamp, short letter enclosed; 1944 (14 July) long Prisoner of War Mail envelope to William Diemert bearing Seattle machine postmark, U.S. censor tape and Nakasone seal; 1944 (27 Oct.) special printed Prisoner of War Mail card to Merle English bearing Denver machine postmark, U.S. censor handstamp; 1945 (8 Mar.) Prisoner of War Post air mail letter sheet to Col. John Vance bearing New York machine postmark, U.S. censor handstamp. An interesting group of covers arriving after the end of the war. (4 covers) 167

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1943 (c.) special card from Bill Diemert to his father in Seattle, bearing Prisoner of War Post characters in upper corner, boxed “Service des Prisonniers de Guerre” and boxed Hoten Prisoner of War Camp Headquarters Censored handstamp with Murata seal; the card was routed through Europe and there is a circular German censor handstamp in red and dumb postmark; the reverse with “Recd July 13/44”. There are two large tears in the card and the contents note that he has received a package and letter from an aunt, but nothing from his father. Rare despite the faults. Tett fig. 6-6-2. Photo

HK$4,000-6,000

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1945 (26 Aug.) special P.O.W. card from Capt. John Fairbairn to his mother-in-law, bearing U.S. “2326” and Indian “CHA/3” censor handstamps. The message includes the fact that he had lost 31⁄ 2 stone in weight and was in a hurry to catch the plane which was leaving with the more ill prisoners. Send shortly after their liberation. Tett fig. 6-6-5. Photo

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1942 (1 June) envelope to Charles W. Biddle, Formerly of Dairen, South Manchuria, American Internee in Japan, bearing Cuba 60c. franking tied by despatch c.d.s, large “MINISTERIO DE COMMUNICACION/CUBA ...” handstamp in violet and “CuaroOte/Certincado Nro.” dated handstamp in blue; U.S. and British censor seals, one each side and backstamps of Miami, New York and Geneva; bearing “ICM/130817” in red crayon and pencil “382”; vertical fold. It is not clear exactly where Charles Biddle was held, nevertheless a very unusual and interesting cover. Tett fig. 6-6-20. Photo

HK$6,000-8,000

LITERATURE 2443

A Postal History of the Prisoners of War and Civilian Internees in East Asia During the Second World War, David Tett, 2002-2010; with vol. 1 (Singapore and Malaya), vol. 3 (Burma, Thailand and Indochina), vol. 4 (Hong Kong and China), vol. 5 (The Philippines and Taiwan) and vol. 6 (Japan, Korea, Manchuria and Burma); all new

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4/F and 5/F, Hua Fu Commercial Building 111 Queen’s Road West Sheung Wan Hong Kong Tel: +852 3952 3000 Fax: +852 3952 3038 NAME ______________________________________________________

DAVID TETT’S COLLECTION OF PRISONER OF WAR MAIL IN EAST ASIA AND DUTCH EAST INDIES

WRITTEN BIDS FORM

This form should be sent or faxed to the Spink auction office in advance of the sale. References for new clients should be supplied in good time to be taken up before the sale. Bids received later than ____________________________________________________________ one hour before the start of the sale may not be processed.

ADDRESS ____________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________ YOU CAN ALSO BID IN REAL TIME ON SPINK LIVE.

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15 JANUARY 2015

JUST VISIT WWW.SPINK.COM, REGISTER AND

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SALE TITLE

DATE

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SALE NO.

David Tett’s Collection of Prisoner of War Mail in East Asia and Dutch East Indies

Sunday 18 January 2015 at 10.00 a.m.

TETT

15016

I request Spink, without legal obligations of any kind on its part, to bid on the following Lots up to the price given below. I understand that if my bid is successful the Purchase Price will be the sum of the final bid and Buyer’s premium as a percentage of the final bid. The Rate of Premium is 20% of the final hammer price of each lot. I understand Spink will pursue me for payment for any successful bid. In addition, I understand and consent that Spink may share my personal details relating to the default with other auction houses and live bidding platforms to protect themselves from such defaults. All bids shall be treated as offers made on the Terms and Conditions for Buyers printed in the catalogue. I also understand that Spink provides the service of executing bids on behalf of clients for the convenience of clients and that Spink will not be held responsible for failing to execute bids. If identical commission bids are received for the same Lot, the commission bid received first by Spink will take precedence. Please note that you will not be notified if there are higher written bids received. I understand Spink will pursue me for payment for any successful bid.

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DATE

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PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY IN BLOCK LETTERS AND ENSURE THAT BIDS ARE IN HONG KONG DOLLARS Lot Number (in numerical order)

Price Bid HK$ (excluding Buyer’s Premium)

Lot Number (in numerical order)

Price Bid HK$ (excluding Buyer’s Premium)

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BIDDING INCREMENTS Bidding generally opens below the low estimate and advances in the following order although the auctioneer may vary the bidding increments during the course of the auction. The normal bidding increments are: HK$100 to HK$2,000 HK$2,000 to HK$3,000 HK$3,000 to HK$5,000 HK$5,000 to HK$10,000 HK$10,000 to HK$20,000 HK$20,000 to HK$30,000

by by by by by by

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by HK$2,000 or HK$3,000 by HK$5,000 by HK$10,000 by HK$20,000 by HK$20,000 or HK$30,000 at Auctioneer’s discretion

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR BUYERS These conditions set out the terms on which we (Spink China Limited of 4&5/F., Hua Fu Commercial Building, 111 Queen’s Road West) contract with you (Buyer) either as agent on behalf of the Seller or as principal if we are the Seller. You should read these conditions carefully. 1

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DEFINITIONS Buyer’s Premium

means the charge payable by you as a percentage of the Hammer Price, at the rates set out in clause 5.1 below;

Certificate of Authenticity

means a certificate issued by an Expert Committee confirming the authenticity of a Lot;

Expert Committee

means a committee of experts to whom a Lot may be sent for an extension in accordance with clause 3.4.3;

Forgery

means a Lot constituting an imitation originally conceived and executed as a whole with a fraudulent intention to deceive as to authorship, origin, age, period, culture or source where the correct description as to such matters is not reflected by the description in the catalogue and which at the date of the auction had a value materially less than it would have had if it had been in accordance with the description in the catalogue. Accordingly, no Lot shall be capable of being a Forgery by reason of any damage and/or restoration work of any kind (including re-enamelling);

Hammer Price

means the amount of the highest bid accepted by the auctioneer in relation to a Lot;

Lot

means any item deposited with us for sale at auction and, in particular, the item or items described against any Lot number in any catalogue;

Reserve

the amount below which we agree with the Seller that the Lot cannot be sold;

Seller

means the owner of the Lot being sold by us;

Spink Group

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SPINK CHINA’S ROLE AS AGENT 2.1

2.2

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All sales undertaken by us either at auction or privately are undertaken either as agent on behalf of the Seller or from time to time, as principal if we are the owner of the Lot. Please note that even if we are acting as agent on behalf of the Seller rather than as principal, we may have a financial interest in the Lot. The contract for the sale of the Lot will be between you and the Seller.

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Your Responsibility You are responsible for satisfying yourself as to the condition of the goods and the matters referred to in the catalogue description.

3.4

Extensions – Stamps only 3.4.1

If you wish to obtain an expert opinion or Certificate of Authenticity on any Lot (other than a mixed lot or lot containing undescribed stamps) you must notify us in writing not less than forty-eight hours before the time fixed for the commencement of the first session of the auction. If accepted by us, such request shall have the same effect as notice of an intention to question the genuineness or description of the Lot for the purposes of clause 5.9 of these Terms and Conditions and the provisions of clause 5.9 shall apply accordingly.

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Notice of a request for an expert opinion or Certificate of Authenticity must give the reason why such opinion is required and specify the identity of your proposed expert which will be subject to agreement by us. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to refuse a request for an expert opinion or Certificate of Authenticity including (without limitation) where the proposed expert is not known to us.

3.4.3

If we accept a request for an expert opinion or Certificate of Authenticity we will submit the Lot to the Expert Committee. You acknowledge and accept that the length of time taken by an Expert Committee to reach an opinion will vary depending on the circumstances and in any event is beyond our control.

3.4.4

We will not accept a request for an extension on account of condition. Any Lot described in the catalogue as having faults or defects may not be returned even if an expert opinion or Certificate of Authenticity cites other faults or defects not included in the catalogue description, other than in the case of a Forgery.

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Should Spink China Limited accept a request for an extension under the foregoing provisions of this paragraph, the fact may be stated by the Auctioneer from the rostrum prior to the sale of the Lot.

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It should be noted that any stamp accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity is sold on the basis of that Certificate only and not on the basis of any other description or warranty as to authenticity. No request for an extension will be accepted on such a stamp and the return of such a stamp will not be accepted.

3.4.7

If you receive any correspondence from the Expert Committee in relation to the Lot, including but not limited to a Certificate of Authenticity, you must provide us with copies of such correspondence no later than 7 days after you receive such correspondence..

BEFORE THE SALE 3.1

Examination of goods You are strongly advised to examine personally any goods in which you are interested, before the auction takes place. Condition reports are usually available on request. We provide no guarantee to you other than in relation to Forgeries, as set out in clause 5.10 of these Terms and Conditions.

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Catalogue descriptions 3.2.1

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Statements by us in the catalogue or condition report, or made orally or in writing elsewhere, regarding the authorship, origin, date, age, size, medium, attribution, genuineness, provenance, condition or estimated selling price of any Lot are merely statements of opinion, and are not to be relied on as statements of definitive fact. Catalogue and web illustrations are for guidance only, and should not be relied on either to determine the tone or colour of any item or to reveal imperfections. No lot shall be rejected on the grounds of inaccurate reproduction. No lot illustrated in the catalogue and online shall be rejected on the grounds of cancellation, centring, margins, perforation or other characteristics apparent from the illustration. Estimates of the selling price should not be relied on as a statement that this price is either the price at which the Lot will sell or its value for any other purpose. Many items are of an age or nature which precludes their being in perfect condition and some descriptions in the catalogue or given by way of condition report make reference to damage and/or restoration. We provide this information for guidance only and the absence of such a reference does not imply that an item is free from defects or restoration nor does a reference to particular defects imply the absence of any others. Other than as set out in clause 5.8, and in the absence of fraud, neither the Seller nor we, nor any of our employees or agents, are responsible for the correctness of any statement as to the authorship, origin, date, age, attribution, genuineness or provenance of any Lot nor for any other errors of description or for any faults or defects in any Lot. Every person interested should exercise and rely on his own judgment as to such matters.


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AT THE SALE 4.1

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Refusal of admission Our sales usually take place on our own premises or premises over which we have control for the sale, and we have the right, exercisable at our complete discretion, to refuse admission to the premises or attendance at an auction. Registration before bidding You must complete and sign a registration form and provide identification before making a bid at auction. Please be aware that we usually require buyers to undergo a credit check. If you have not bid successfully with Spink in the past, or you are registering with us for the first time, we reserve the right to require a deposit of up to 50% of the amount you intend to spend. Such deposit will be deducted from your invoice should you be successful. If you are unsuccessful at auction, your deposit will be returned by the same means it was paid to Spink. Some lots may be designated, prior to the auction, as “Premium lots”, which means a deposit may be required before placing a bid on the item for sale. Information will be posted on our website in such an event.

4.6

Telephone Bids If you make arrangements with us not less than 24 hours before the sale, we shall use reasonable endeavors to contact you to enable you to participate in bidding by telephone, but in no circumstances will we be liable to either the Seller or you as a result of failure to do so.

4.7

Currency Converter At some auctions, a currency converter will be operated, based on the one month forward rates of exchange quoted to us by Bank of China or any other appropriate rate determined by us, at opening on the date of the auction. Bidding will take place in a currency determined by us, which is usually Hong Kong dollars for auctions held in Hong Kong. The currency converter is not always reliable, and errors may occur beyond our control either in the accuracy of the Lot number displayed on the converter, or the foreign currency equivalent of Hong Kong dollar bids. We shall not be liable to you for any loss suffered as a result of you following the currency converter.

4.9

Bidding Increments Bidding generally opens below the low estimate and advances in the following order although the auctioneer may vary the bidding increments during the course of the auction. The normal bidding increments are: by HK$100 by HK$200 by HK$200 or HK$300 by HK$500 by HK$1,000 by HK$2,000 by HK$2,000 or HK$3,000 by HK$5,000 by HK$10,000 by HK$20,000 by HK$20,000 or HK$30,000 at Auctioneer’s discretion

4.10 Bidding by the Spink Group 4.10.1 We reserve the right to bid on Lots on the Seller’s behalf up to the amount of the Reserve (if any), which will never be above the low estimate printed in the auction catalogue. 4.10.2 The Spink Group reserves the right to bid on and purchase Lots as principal.

Commission Bids If you give us instructions to bid on your behalf, by using the form provided in our catalogues or via our website, we shall use reasonable endeavors to do so, provided these instructions are received not later than 24 hours before the auction. If we receive commission bids on a particular Lot for identical amounts, and at auction these bids are the highest bids for the Lot, it will be sold to the person whose bid was received first. Commission bids are undertaken subject to other commitments at the time of the sale, and the conduct of the auction may be such that we are unable to bid as requested. Since this is undertaken as a free service to prospective buyers on the terms stated, we cannot accept liability for failure to make a commission bid. You should therefore always attend personally if you wish to be certain of bidding. All commission bids should be sent to 4&5/F, Hua Fu Commercial Building, 111 Queen’s Road West, Hong Kong up till 24 hours prior to the sale. On-line Bidding We offer internet services as a convenience to our clients. We will not be responsible for errors or failures to execute bids placed on the internet, including, without limitation, errors or failures caused by (i) a loss of internet connection by either party for whatever reason; (ii) a breakdown or problems with the online bidding software and/or (iii) a breakdown or problems with your internet connection, computer or system. Execution of on-line internet bids on www.spink.com and Spink Live is a free service undertaken subject to other commitments at the time of the auction and we do not accept liability for failing to execute an online internet bid or for errors or omissions in connection with this activity. Buyers who acquire lots on the-saleroom.com will have a fee of 3% on the hammer price added to their invoice for using this facility.

Video images At some auctions there will be a video screen. Mistakes may occur in its operation, and we cannot be liable to you regarding either the correspondence of the image to the Lot being sold or the quality of the image as a reproduction of the original.

HK$100 to HK$2,000 HK$2,000 to HK$3,000 HK$3,000 to HK$5,000 HK$5,000 to HK$10,000 HK$10,000 to HK$20,000 HK$20,000 to HK$30,000 HK$30,000 to HK$50,000 HK$50,000 to HK$100,000 HK$100,000 to HK$ 200,000 HK$200,000 to HK$300,000 HK$300,000 to HK$500,000 HK$500,000 and up

Bidding as Principal When making a bid (whether such bids are made in person or by way of telephone bids operated by Spink, commission or online or email bids), you will be deemed to be acting as principal and will be accepting personal liability, unless it has been agreed in writing, at the time of registration, that you are acting as agent on behalf of a third party buyer acceptable to us.

4.5

4.8

4.11 The Auctioneer’s Discretion The auctioneer has the right at his absolute discretion to refuse any bid to advance the bidding in such manner as he may decide to withdraw or divide any Lot, to combine any two or more Lots and, in the case of error or dispute, to put an item up for bidding again. 4.12 Successful Bid Subject to the auctioneer’s discretion, the striking of his hammer marks the acceptance of the highest bid, provided always that such bid is higher than the Reserve (where applicable), and the conclusion of a contract for sale between you and the Seller. 4.13 After Sale Arrangements If you enter into any private sale agreements for any Lot with the Seller within 60 days of the auction, we, as exclusive agents of the Seller reserve the right to charge you the applicable Buyer’s Premium in accordance with these Terms and Conditions, and the seller a commission in accordance with the terms of the seller’s agreement. 4.14 Return of Lot 4.14.1 Once your bid has been accepted for a Lot then you are liable to pay for that Lot in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. If there are any problems with a Lot then you must notify us within 7 days of receipt of the Lot, specifying the nature of the problem. We may then request that the Lot is returned to us for inspection. Save as set out in clause 5.8, the cancellation of the sale of any Lot and the refund of the corresponding purchase price is entirely at our sole discretion. We will not normally exercise that discretion if the Lot is not received by us in the same condition that it was in at the auction date. 4.14.2 No lot may be returned on account of condition if the condition was stated by a third party grading company (including, but not limited to PCGS, NGC, ANACS, ICG, PMG, WBG). 5

AFTER THE AUCTION 5.1 Buyer’s Premium In addition to the Hammer Price, you must pay us the Buyer’s Premium at a rate of 20% of the final Hammer price of each lot, a fee of 3% on the hammer price total for using the-saleroom.com and a surcharge for paying by credit card. 5.2 Payment 5.2.1 You must provide us with your full name and permanent address and, if so requested, details of the bank from which any payments to us will be made. You must pay the full amount due on your invoice within seven days after the date of the sale. This applies even if you wish to export the Lot and an export license is (or may be) required.


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5.2.2

You will not acquire title to the Lot until all amounts due to us have been paid in full. This includes instances where special arrangements were made for release of Lot prior to full settlement.

5.2.3

Payment should be made in Hong Kong Dollars by one of the following methods: (i)

Direct bank transfer to our account details of which are set out on the invoice. All bank charges shall be met by you. Please ensure that your client number is noted on the transfer.

(ii)

By cheque or bank draft made payable to Spink China Limited. Please note that the processing charges for payments made by cheques or bank drafts drawn on a non-Hong Kong bank shall be met by you. Please ensure that the remittance slip printed at the bottom of the invoice is enclosed with your payment.

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(iii) By Visa or Mastercard. A charge of 3% will be applied. We are not responsible for any foreign exchange losses or charges that you may incur in connection with such card payments. 5.2.4

5.3

Payments should be made by the registered buyer and not by third parties, unless it has been agreed at the time of registration that you are acting as an agent on behalf of a third party.

Notification We are not able to notify successful bidders by telephone. While Invoices are sent out by mail after the auction we do not accept responsibility for notifying you of the result of your bid. You are requested to contact us by telephone or in person as soon as possible after the auction to obtain details of the outcome of your bids to avoid incurring charges for late payment.

5.4

Collection, Packing and Handling of Purchases 5.4.1

Unless specifically agreed to the contrary, we shall retain lots purchased until all amounts due to us, or to the Spink Group, have been paid in full. Buyers will be required to pay for their lots when they wish to take possession of the same, which must be within 7 days of the date of the sale, unless prior arrangements have been made with Spink. Without prior agreement, lots will not be released until cleared funds are received with regard to payments made by cheque.

5.4.2

Lots may be collected from 4&5/F, Hua Fu Commercial Building, 111 Queen’s Road West, Hong Kong. In the event where a cheque or bank draft payable to Spink China Limited has been presented to us, unless we specifically agree to the contrary, no Lots shall be released before the cheque or bank draft has cleared where such funds have been credited into our bank account.

5.4.3

A purchased Lot shall be at your risk in all respects from the time of collection or the expiry of seven days from the date of sale, whichever is sooner, and neither Spink China Limited nor its employees nor agents shall thereafter be liable for any loss or damage of any kind, whether caused by negligence or otherwise, while any Lot is in or under their respective custody or control.

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5.4.4

If required our shipping department may arrange shipment as your agent. Although we may suggest carriers if specifically requested, our suggestions are made on the basis of our general experience of such parties in the past and we are not responsible to any person to whom we have made a recommendation for the acts or omissions of the third parties concerned.

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5.4.5

We shall use all reasonable endeavors to take care when handling and packing a purchased Lot but remind you that after seven days or from the time of collection, whichever is sooner, the Lot is entirely at your risk.

5.4.6

It is the responsibility of the Buyer to be aware of any Import Duties that may be incurred upon importation to the final destination. Spink will not accept return of any package in order to avoid these duties. The onus is also on the Buyer to be aware of any Customs import restrictions that prohibit the importation of certain collectibles. Spink will not accept return of the Lot(s) under these circumstances. Spink will not accept responsibility for Lot(s) seized or destroyed by Customs.

5.8

If the Buyer requires delivery of the Lot to an address other than the invoice address this will be carried out at the discretion of Spink. Remedies for non-payment or failure to collect purchases 5.5.1 If you fail to make payment within seven days of your stipulated payment date set out in your invoice, we shall be entitled to exercise one or more of the following rights or remedies: 5.5.1.1 to charge interest at the rate of 2% per month compound interest, calculated on a daily basis, from the date the full amount is due; 5.5.1.2 to set off against any amounts which the Spink Group may owe you in any other transaction the outstanding amount remaining unpaid by you; 5.5.1.3 we may keep hold of all or some of your Lots or other property in the possession of the Spink Group until you have paid all the amounts you owe us or the Spink Group, even if the unpaid amounts do not relate to those Lots or other property. Following fourteen days’ notice to you of the amount outstanding and remaining unpaid, the Spink Group shall have the right to arrange the sale of such Lots or other property. We shall apply the proceeds in discharge of the amount outstanding to us, and pay any balance to you; 5.5.1.4 where several amounts are owed by you to the Spink Group in respect of different transactions, to apply any amount paid to discharge any amount owed in respect of any particular transaction, whether or not you so direct; 5.5.1.5 to reject at any future auction any bids made by you or on your behalf or obtain a deposit from you before accepting any bids. 5.5.2 If you fail to make payment within thirty-five days, we shall in addition be entitled: 5.5.2.1 to cancel the sale of the Lot or any other item sold to you at the same or any other auction; 5.5.2.2 to arrange a resale of the Lot, publicly or privately, and, if this results in a lower price being obtained, claim the balance from you together with all reasonable costs including a 20% seller’s commission, expenses, damages, legal fees, commissions and premiums of whatever kind associated with both sales or otherwise, incurred in connection with your failure to make payment; or 5.5.2.3 when reselling the Lot, place a notice in our catalogue stating that you successfully purchased the Lot at auction but have subsequently failed to pay the Hammer Price of the Lot; or 5.5.2.4 take any other appropriate action as we deem fit. Failure to collect Where purchases are not collected within fourteen days after the sale, whether or not payment has been made, you will be required to pay a storage charge of HKD 30 per item per day plus any additional handling cost that may apply. You will not be entitled to collect the Lot until all outstanding charges are met, together with payment of all other amounts due to us. Use of Default Information If you fail to make payment for a Lot in accordance with these Terms and Conditions 5.7.1 we reserve the right to refuse you the right to make bids for any future auction irrespective of whether previous defaults have been settled; and 5.7.2 you consent to us disclosing details of such default to other auctioneers and live bidding platforms, which will include your name, address, nature of the default and the date of the default. Auctioneers or live bidding platforms who receive details of the default may rely on such information when deciding whether to enter into a transaction with you in the future. Export License 5.8.1 You should always check whether an export licence is required before exporting. 5.8.2 Unless otherwise agreed by us in writing, the fact that you wish to apply for an export license does not affect your obligation to make payment within seven days nor our right to charge interest on late payment.


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We will not be obliged to rescind a sale nor to refund any interest or other expenses incurred by you where payment is made by you despite the fact that an export license is required. A sale will be cancelled, and the amount paid refunded to you if a Lot (other than a miscellaneous item not described in the catalogue) sold by us proves to have been a Forgery. We shall not however be obliged to refund any amounts if either (a) the catalogue description or saleroom notice at the auction date corresponded to the generally accepted opinion of scholars or experts at that time, or fairly indicated that there was a conflict of opinions, or (b) it can be demonstrated that the Lot is a Forgery only by means of either a scientific process not generally accepted for use until after publication of the catalogue or a process which at the date of the auction was unreasonably expensive or impracticable or likely to have caused damage to the Lot. Furthermore, you should note that this refund can be obtained only if the following conditions are met: 5.9.1.1 you must notify us in writing, within seven days of the auction date, that in your view the Lot concerned is a forgery; 5.9.1.2 you must then return the item to us within fourteen days, in the same condition as at the auction date; and 5.9.1.3 as soon as possible following return of the Lot, you must produce evidence satisfactory to us that the Lot is a Forgery and that you are able to transfer good title to us, free from any third party claims. 5.9.1.4 you must provide to us all evidence obtained by you that a Lot is a Forgery no later than 7 days after you receive such evidence.

5.8.2

In no circumstances shall we be required to pay you any more than the amount paid by you for the Lot concerned and you shall have no claim for interest.

5.9.2

The benefit of this guarantee is not capable of being transferred, and is solely for the benefit of the person to whom the original invoice was made out by us in respect of the Lot when sold and who, since the sale, has remained the owner of the Lot without disposing of any interest in it to any third party.

5.9.3

We shall be entitled to rely on any scientific or other process to establish that the Lot is not a Forgery, whether or not such process was used or in use at the date of the auction.

LIABILITY Nothing in these Terms and Conditions limits or excludes our liability for:

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6.1

death or personal injury resulting from negligence; or

6.2

any damage or liability incurred by you as a result of our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION 7.1

COPYRIGHT 8.1

We shall have the right (on a non-exclusive basis) to photograph, video or otherwise produce an image of the Lot. All rights in such an image will belong to us, and we shall have the right to use it in whatever way we see fit.

8.2

The copyright in all images, illustrations and written material relating to a Lot is and shall remain at all times our property and we shall have the right to use it in whatever way we see fit. You shall not use or allow anyone else to use such images, illustrations or written material without our prior written consent.

Refund in the case of Forgery 5.9.1

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We will use the personal information you provide to us to: 7.1.1

process the bids you make on Lots (whether successful or otherwise) and other auction related services we provide;

7.1.2

process your payment relating to a successful purchase of a Lot;

7.1.3

arrange for delivery of any Lot you purchase, which will include passing your details to shipping providers and, on overseas deliveries, to customs where they make enquiries regarding the Lot;

7.1.4

inform you about similar products or services that we provide, but you may stop receiving these at any time by contacting us.

7.2

In accordance with clause 4.2, you agree that we may pass your information to credit reference agencies and that they may keep a record of any search that they do.

7.3

In accordance with clause 5.11, you agree that where you default on making payment for a Lot in accordance with these terms and conditions we may disclose details of such default to other auctioneers and live bidding platforms.

7.4

We are also working closely with third parties (including, for example, other auctioneers and live bidding platforms) and may receive information about you from them.

9 NOTICES All notices given under these Terms and Conditions may be served personally, sent by 1st class post, or faxed to the address given to the sender by the other party. Any notice sent by post will be deemed to have been received on the second working day after posting or, if the addressee is overseas, on the fifth working day after posting. Any notice sent by fax or served personally will be deemed to be delivered on the first working day following dispatch.

10 ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS 10.1 Limitation of Liability Subject to clause 6, we shall not be liable, whether in tort (including for negligence) or breach of statutory duty, contract, misrepresentation or otherwise for any: 10.1.1 loss of profits, loss of business, depletion of goodwill and/or similar losses, loss of anticipated savings, loss of goods, loss of contract, loss of use, loss of corruption of data or information; or 10.1.2 any special, indirect, consequential or pure economic loss, costs, damages, charges or expenses. 10.2 Severability If any part of these Terms and Condition is found by any court to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that part may be discounted and the rest of the conditions shall continue to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law. 10.3 Force majeure We shall have no liability to you if we are prevented from, or delayed in performing, our obligations under these Terms and Conditions or from carrying on our business by acts, events, omissions or accidents beyond our reasonable control, including (without limitation) strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes (whether involving our workforce or the workforce of any other party), failure of a utility service or transport network, act of God, war, riot, civil commotion, malicious damage, compliance with any law or governmental order, rule, regulation or direction, accident, breakdown of plant or machinery, fire, flood, storm or default of suppliers or subcontractors. 10.4 Waiver 10.4.1 A waiver of any right under these Terms and Conditions is only effective if it is in writing and it applies only to the circumstances for which it is given. No failure or delay by a party in exercising any right or remedy under these Terms and Conditions or by law shall constitute a waiver of that (or any other) right or remedy, nor preclude or restrict its further exercise. No single or partial exercise of such right or remedy shall preclude or restrict the further exercise of that (or any other) right or remedy. 10.4.2 Unless specifically provided otherwise, rights arising under these Terms and Conditions are cumulative and do not exclude rights provided by law. 10.5 Law and Jurisdiction 10.5.1 These Terms and Conditions and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with Hong Kong laws. 10.5.2 The parties irrevocably agree that the courts of Hong Kong shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of, or in connection with, Terms and Conditions or their subject matter.


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GROUP CHAIRMAN AND CEO Olivier D. Stocker YOUR SPECIALISTS STAMPS UK - Tim Hirsch FRPSL Guy Croton Fernando Martínez David Parsons Nick Startup Neill Granger Paul Mathews Dominic Savastano Tom Smith Ian Shapiro (Consultant) USA - George Eveleth Richard Debney EUROPE - Guido Craveri Fernando Martínez CHINA - Tommy Chau COINS UK - Mike Veissid Richard Bishop Eleanor Charlotte Dix Tim Robson Edouard Wyngaard Jon Mann Barbara Mears John Pett USA - Stephen Goldsmith (Special Consultant) Greg Cole Luke Mitchell CHINA - Kin Choi Cheung BANKNOTES, BONDS & SHARES UK - Barnaby Faull Mike Veissid Andrew Pattison Monica Kruber Thomasina Smith USA - Stephen Goldsmith (Special Consultant) EUROPE - Peter Christen CHINA - Paul Pei Po Chow Kelvin Cheung ORDERS, DECORATIONS, MEDALS & MILITARIA UK - Mark Quayle Oliver Pepys John Hayward BOOKS UK - Philip Skingley Jennifer Mulholland AUTOGRAPHS USA - Stephen Goldsmith (Special Consultant) WINES CHINA - Vincent Cleme Guillaume Willk-Fabia YOUR EUROPE TEAM (LONDON - LUGANO) Chairman’s Office Charles Blane Directors Tim Hirsch Anthony Spink Auction & Client Management Team Miroslava Adusei-Poku Grace Hawkins Rita Ariete Dora Szigeti Tatyana Boyadzhieva John Winchcombe Craig Bower-Parker María Martínez Maurizio Schenini Finance Alison Bennet Marco Fiori Mina Bhagat Dennis Muriu Hemel Thakore IT & Administration Berdia Qamarauli Leszek Woronowicz Liz Cones Curlene Spencer Tom Robinson Cristina Dugoni Giacomo Canzi

SALE CALENDAR 2015 STAMPS 18 January 18 January 21/22 January 26 January 27 January 27 January 28 January 29/30 January 30/31 January 31 January 25 February 25 February 18 March 16 April 7/8 May 19 May 20 May 15/16 July August

David Tett’s Collection of Prisoner of War Mail in East Asia and Dutch East Indies Fine Stamps and Covers of China and Hong Kong The Philatelic Collector’s Series Sale The James F. Hudson Collection of British Africa Part I The Federico Borromeo Collection of Nevis Stamps and Postal History The “Robert Wallace” Collection of Great Britain Line Engraved East Africa from the Vestey Collection The Philatelic Collector’s Series Sale The Philatelic Collector’s Series Sale The “Assab” Collection of Italian Colonies The “Lionheart” Collection of Great Britain and British Empire – Part IV Falkland Islands, The Collection formed by the late Major R. N. Spafford Rhodesia Double Head Issue from the Vestey Collection The Neville Polakow FRPSL Collection of Northern Rhodesia The Philatelic Collector's Series Sale Western Australia from the Vestey Collection Specialised Great Britain Stamps and Postal History The Philatelic Collector's Series Sale Stamps and Covers of South East Asia Sale during the International Exhibition

Hong Kong Hong Kong New York London London London London London Lugano Lugano London London London London London London London London Singapore

15016 15017 150 15011 15010 15020 15013 15030 SW1015 SW1016 15012 15029 15021 15022 15023 15024 15025 15026 15027

Coins, Banknotes, Bonds & Share Certificates of China and Hong Kong The Numismatic Collector’s Series Sale Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals

Hong Kong New York London London

15015 321 15004 15005

Coins, Banknotes, Bonds & Share Certificates of China and Hong Kong The Numismatic Collector’s Series Sale World Banknotes World Banknotes

Hong Kong New York London London

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Orders, Decoration, Campaign Medals & Militaria Orders, Decoration, Campaign Medals & Militaria

London London

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Coins, Banknotes, Bonds & Share Certificates of China and Hong Kong Stocks and Bonds of the Americas Bonds & Share Certificates of the World Bonds & Share Certificates of the World

Hong Kong New York Lugano London

The Numismatic Collector’s Series Sale

New York

Wines, Cognacs and Other Spirits Wines, Cognacs and Other Spirits

Hong Kong Hong Kong

COINS 17 January 27 January 25/26 March 1/2 July

BANKNOTES 17 January 27 January 28/29/30 April 8/9 July

MEDALS 23 April 23 July

BONDS AND SHARES 17 28 30 28

January January January May

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YOUR AMERICA TEAM (NEW YORK) Auction Administration and Marketing & Design Sonia Alves Amit Ramprashad

AUTOGRAPHS 27 January

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Finance & Administration Aleena Nieves Auctioneer Luke Mitchell YOUR ASIA TEAM (HONG KONG - SINGAPORE) Administration Angie Ihlo Fung Newton Tsang Sue Pui Arthur Chan Doris Lo Gary Tan

WINES 16 January 16 April

The above sale dates are subject to change Spink offers the following services: – VALUATIONS FOR INSURANCE AND PROBATE FOR INDIVIDUAL ITEMS OR WHOLE COLLECTIONS – – SALES ON A COMMISSION BASIS EITHER OF INDIVIDUAL PIECES OR WHOLE COLLECTIONS –

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