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Lot 2390

China, WWII Prisoner of War Mail : 1942 (May-Nov.) franked or unfranked (2) envelopes (3) to American soldiers "formerly at/of Wake Island" and now prisoners of war of the Japanese at Shanghai, sent care of the International Red Cross in Geneva and forwarded on, showing Geneva Red Cross cachets in red or violet and Shanghai P.O.W. Camp h.s. in red with Matsui seals, two are censored, one has date of despatch c.d.s. penciled in and the other two ragged at top or roughly opened (damaging one stamp).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500

Wake Island fell to the Japanese forces on 24 December 1941 and was the first American territory taken by the Japanese military forces in World War II.

Realized HK$ 4,025

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