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Burauen Reopening Post Office Covers and Postmarks (103324)

Currency:USD Category:Stamps / US Postal History Start Price:100.00 USD Estimated At:200.00 - 500.00 USD
Burauen Reopening Post Office Covers and Postmarks   (103324)
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Group of three philatelicly important covers and postcards issued by the new American Post Master after the takeover of Leyte from the Japanese near the end of WW2. The postmarks are manuscript, with the first manuscript cancellations after the original postal stamp was "confiscated by the Japanese", as typed on the envelope. One envelope has the "Victory" overstamp on a US Philippine 2c envelope stamp. A second envelope has a suite of nine different Philippine Victory overprints with "Commonwealth", all tied by the manuscript cancel, Feb. 9, 1945. The third is a Philippine imprinted post card with the brown 2c Philippine Commonwealth canceled by the manuscript cancel. All three are signed by the Postmaster. The Japanese took over the Philippines in 1942, a key element in control of the Asian seas. McArthur had been removed prior to Allied surrender, and it was reported that he couldnt wait to get back to overthrow the Japanese. In 1944, he did just that. A series of massive attacks by air and sea exposed the Japanese weakness in holding the Islands. Operation "king Two" took back the Islands and liberated the Philippine Islands after three years of Japanese occupation. This group may be unique, as we were unable to find the manuscript cancels within online collections.

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State/Country: Phillipines
City/County: Burauen