Lot 1448, China 1942 Cover to Japanese Prisoner of War in Hong Kong

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Front of Lot 1448, China 1942 Cover to Japanese Prisoner of War in Hong KongBack of Lot 1448, China 1942 Cover to Japanese Prisoner of War in Hong KongLot 1448 China 1942 Cover to Japanese Prisoner of War in Hong Kong, despatched from Shanghai, 29 Sept? 1942. Franked with two vertical pairs of China 1940 8c olive green Sun Yat-sen, Dah Teng printing, type III, secret mark, p14, Dah in button, no wmk (Scott 383, SG 492), mailed to Leon Weill, Camp “S” (Shamshuipo Camp). Japanese Ken’etsuzumi (censored) handstamp in carmine with small Hasegawa seal. Indistinguishable pencil marks at left. Circled “48” in pencil possibly prisoner or barrack number. Hong Kong occupation arrival c.d.s. on reverse “17-10-22” (17th year of Hirohito, October 22, 1942), believed applied at Kowloon postal station. Some minor creases plus a light stain on front, otherwise very fine and scarce, a new find therefore first time on the market. Estimate C$300.

Leon Weill, a French national, was born in Hong Kong. Prior to the war he worked as a stock broker. He served in the Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Force and was thus sent as a POW to Shamshuipo Camp (French nationals were not otherwise interred). He died in the camp, 27 April 1944.

Lot 1194, Canada 1941 Pictorial Issue Registered AR Censored cover, Vancouver to Shanghai

Lot 1194, Canada 1941 Pictorial Issue Registered AR Censored cover, Vancouver to ShanghaiLot 1194 Canada #243-245 1941 Pictorial Issue Registered AR Censored Cover to China, mailed Vancouver on DEC.1.1941 to Shanghai, China, franked with a pair of 20c, a 50c and a $1 Pictorials paying $1,90 (for postage, registration and AR fee) with unusual JAN.19.1942 blue oval Ottawa censorship datestamp on back and no Chinese receiver. Slightly reduced at right, still overall very fine. Estimate C$150.