Lot# 2757 - Sales #3036-38

  • Lot# : 2757 WW II Covers

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    1943 "MS Grispsholm" Related Covers, three covers; Aug 1943 censored to a civilian American internee at the Davao Internment Camp in The Philippines with a typed ""The Gripsholm" at lower left and ms "St Tomas"; Oct 1943 addressed to "Brayton Meyer/ repatriate on MS Grisholm/ c/o The American Embassy/ Rio De Janeiro/ Brazil" with censor tape and handstamp, C27, C30 franking; Nov 1943 censored (multiple tapes and handstamp) to USA with printed "Motorship Gripsholm" cc and Brazilian franking, usual postal wear/ opening flaws but Fine overallrnThe M.S. Gripsholm was a Swedish cruise ship chartered by the U.S. government to transport civilians and POWs caught behind enemy lines during World War II. Between 1942 and 1946, the "Mercy Ship" participated in a dozen exchanges between the U.S. and its wartime enemies; Germany, Italy and Japan. There were just two exchanges of civilians with Japan in June 1942 and September 1943.
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 350.00 USD
    Hammer price : 350.00 USD