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January 2022

1946 Cover with Australia Unit Postal Stn (AUPS) 453 cancel (HML/9)

1946 Cover with Australia Unit Postal Stn (AUPS) 453 cancel
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1946 Envelope with Australia Unit Stn (AUPS) 453 cancel on 3½d 'Peace' stamp. To NSW.

AUPS 453 was allocated to 130 Australian General Hospital in March 1946. The main body and stores for this hospital reached Kure on HMAS Manunda on 21 March 1946. The hospital was functional within two weeks afterwards, being located first at Kure and shortly afterwards at Etajima (Eta Jima), the AUPS opened at about that time.

With Red Cross on Flap. Fine condition with nice crisp postmark, early usage.
Our Price £35.00

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