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Japanese Occupations
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Lot 1527

Japanese Occupation of Burma, 1942 (Oct. 16), registered "Chin Hills" Provisional Official cover, sent Tiddim to Jorhat, India, a lovely censored Official cover, franked by Burma 1½a (vertical strip of three) and 2a (horizontal pair) King George VI issues, each with typewritten "OHMS" overprints, tied by multiple "Tiddim/16 OCT/42" c.d.s.'s to "On His Majesty's Service" printed Official envelope; front additionally shows "Tiddim" Registry label, censor label at right, along with violet censor's chop, while reverse shows Jorhat 9 NOV 42 arrival c.d.s., Fine to Very Fine, a very rare and desirable cover.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 12,000

Chin Hills finally fell to the Japanese almost exactly a year later, on Nov. 7, 1943.

Realized HK$6,500.
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Lot 1528

Japanese Occupation of Burma, 1943 (Oct. 23), 5¢ Perak stamp issue with kanji overprint, used in the Shan States, 5c Perak stamp affixed over indicia of 5c brown King George VI entire, tied by Hsenwi origin c.d.s. from the Northern Shan States, to Wakema, and showing bold "Wakema/5 NOV 44" arrival c.d.s. on reverse; front additionally shows horseshoe-style Postage Due marking, with manuscript "10" (cents due); fresh, Very Fine, see Singer parcel post. 178-179, exceedingly scarce, signed "genuine but philatelic/Milo Rowell" on reverse.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,600.
Realized HK$1,500.
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Lot 1529
Japanese Occupation of Burma, 1943, Independence issue, 1¢ orange, perforated x rouletted (Scott 2N38 var. SG J85b), lower right corner margin block of 4, fresh with distinctive perforating types, without gum as issued, Very Fine, scarce multiple. SG £600 (HK$ 6,100).
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$600.
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Lot 1530

Japanese Occupation of Malaya, Registration Envelopes, 1942 (May 12), 15¢ blue entire with reddish brown single-frame handstamp, sent to Ayer Itam, Penang (Singer 104. Tan RE4a), lovely, fresh and clean entire, franked additionally on reverse by 5 Japanese Showa series issues, all tied by violet "12.5.2602" commemorative c.d.s.'s; reverse shows "Penang b/6057" registry label, Very Fine, a scarce entire. Singer $1,500 (HK$ 11,810).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$1,600.
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Lot 1531

Japanese Occupation of Malaya: Trengganu, 1942, $5 red & green on yellow, with black single-frame handstamp doubled (Scott N17 var. SG J115 var), interesting and pronounced double overprint, o.g., Very Fine, a striking and uncommon variety, signed Rowell.
Scott $300 as normal (HK$ 2,360). SG £350 as normal (HK$ 3,560).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200.
Realized HK$2,000.
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Lot 1532

Japanese Occupation of North Borneo, 1944, First Issue, 10¢ olive green & violet, three-line handstamp with double black single-line surcharge variety (Scott N22a var. SG J26b var), a rare and striking variety with the basic single-line handstamp showing pronounced double overprint variety, o.g., lightly hinged, Very Fine, choice, unlisted.
Scott $425+ (HK$ 3,350).
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000.
Realized HK$700.
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Lot 1533

Japanese Occupation of North Borneo, 1944, $5 on $1 brown & carmine, with three-line handstamp (Scott N31. SG J34), an absolutely immaculate example of this rarity, fresh with excellent colors and centering, full clean original gum which is lightly hinged, Very Fine, a gem, signed Rowell and JR Hughes.
Scott $7,000 (HK$ 55,120). SG £5,000 (HK$ 50,830).
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$11,000.
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