Sale 31

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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