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Lot 1459

China (People's Republic), 1955 envelope from U.S. Korean War P.O.W. Captain Harold Fischer, c/o Chinese Red Cross Society, Peking to Philadelphia, bearing Regular issue $200 and $2000 cancelled in Peking (8.2), with Guangzhou transit c.d.s. (12.2) on reverse, fine and scarce. Yang R37, R49.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000

Captain Fischer was an American Korean War ace, credited with downing 11 enemy MIG jets. He was shot down on 7 April 1953 and captured by the Chinese in Chinese territory. He was thus one of the few American P.O.W.s held in a prison camp in China, near Mukden (Shenyang), Manchuria, until his release in May 1955.

Realized HK$ 14,950

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