WW II Covers

Sale 3031 - Session 2 - United States Postal History and Flight Covers
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  • Lot# : 2110 WW II Covers

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    1942 Cover Addressed to American POW in Japan, small envelope with typed address "Lieut. John L. Nestor/ % International Red Cross Committee/ Prisoner of War Information Bureau/ Geneve Switzerland" with added "Taken Prisoner by Japan at Guam/ now in prisoners' camp/ Southern Japan/ Zentsuji Camp Shikoku Island", 3c Defense issue tied by La Jolla Cal Apr 9 1942 machine cancel, partial Japanese POW camp dated (17.7.24) censor handstamp on back side, Very Fine and rare early mail to an American POW inside JapanrnLt John Nestor was stationed on the USS "R.L. Barnes" a small Navy oil tanker and served as an oil storage vessel in Guam beginning in April 1920 after service in the Caribbean. During Japanese air attacks on Guam Dec 8, 1941, the oiler was bombed and strafed at her mooring, causing damage topside and starting dangerous leaks. Still afloat when the Japanese invasion force landed on Guam, Robert L. Barnes was abandoned and fell into enemy hands on Dec 10. Lt. Nestor was one of 300 Americans captured and incarcerated at the Zenjitsu POW Camp. He was transferred to the Rokuroshi Camp in June of 1945 and rescued Sep 7 1945.
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 220.00 USD

    Lot# : 2111 WW II Covers

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    1943/45 V-Mail Enclosures with Ship Designs, four items from different senders addressed to USA, each with a ship design as part f the holiday message (1 Thanksgiving, 3 Christmas) including clipper ship (2), 16th century sailing shiop and Hawaiian outrigger, two messages from "Seabees", envelopres included, Fine and unusual
    Start Price : 120.00 USD
    Current Opening : 120.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2112 WW II Covers

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    1945 V-Mail Envelope, original letter sheet, unmailed entire with message side an intricate "full page" design of an American transport plane flying above Columbus' three ships, "1492 Columbus Day 1945" heading, envelope a touch of insignificant edge wear, Very Fine and striking
    Start Price : 120.00 USD
    Current Opening : 120.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2113 WW II Covers

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    WWI & WWII Censored Covers, group of 8 WWI censored covers + 36 WWII, several interesting or unusual include: 1915 "Par L'autorite Militaire" straightline, with tape; 918 purple triangle "Passed Postal Censor Bermuda"; 1941 cover to Germany, German censor tape; 1942 cover to Switzerland "Return to Sender No Service Available"; 1942 US Navy "Passed By Censor"; etc., expect typical flaws/faults as always, generally F-VF covers.
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold
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