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Auction: 23028 - Stamps and Covers of India and South East Asia
Lot: 351

(x) Malaya
Straits Settlements

Covers and Cancellations
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
1952 (26 Dec.) envelope from Perth W.A. addressed to "Peter Jaffe, c/ The Postmaster, Cocos Island", bearing Australia ½d. (7), upon arrival marked "Addressed to a fictitious name contrary to Regulations" and signed with "postal agent/cocos island" h.s. and manuscript date "4/4/53" below, showing Singapore framed "undelivered for reason stated/return to sender" (Type I 17), large "return to sender - retour/undelivered for reasons stated" (Type I 19) and Australia pointing finger with "return to sender" beneath, all in violet, on reverse, Singapore (30.4) and Perth DLO (20.5) datestamps. A remarkable item. Photo

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