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Auction: 23028 - Stamps and Covers of India and South East Asia
Lot: 187

Prisoner of War Mail

World War I
1916 (10 Feb.) "prisoners of war correspondence" "I am well" card with printed "prisoners of war camp/Thayetmyo burma" at lower left, addressed to Constantinople, showing fine circular "censorship stamp/Passed by Commandant/Date..../Signature or Initials/Camp thayetmyo/burma" in blue (Davis Fig. 54; earliest known usage), circular "postage free/p.c./prisoners of war" in black and arrival markings; a little stained. Extremely rare, only two of these Turkish cards from Burma known and the only one to have Burma censor mark. Photo

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