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1948 Cover with GB stamp with Aust Army P.O (AAPO) 241 cancel, inter island (HML/69)

1948 Cover with GB stamp with Aust Army P.O (AAPO) 241 cancel, inter island
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1948 Envelope with GB 3d stamp with Aust Army P.O (AAPO) 241 cancel. Inter Island mail from Yokohame to Etajima (Eta Jima)

AAPO 241 was transferred 8 Base Postal Unit at Morotai in February 1946. As at March 1946 it was being employed at an APO at HQ BCOF, first at Kure and from 11 May 1946 at Etajima (Eta Jima). Here were located offices, quarters, messes, theatre, education centre and other facilities. By late 1948, following contraction of the general BCOF area, HQ BCOF, now also with lesser staff, had moved back to Kure. This postmark has not been seen with dates later than 1948. Almost certainly, consequent upon the movement of the HQ, the 241 datestamp passed to reserve.

Nice clean cover with crisp cancel. Unusual usage.
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