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1949 Cover with Australia Unit Postal Stn (AUPS) 496 cancel and registration handstamp (HML/63)

1949 Cover with Australia Unit Postal Stn (AUPS) 496 cancel and registration handstamp
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1949 Envelope with Australia Unit Postal Stn (AUPS) 496 cancel and registration handstamp. With various backstamps including Aust Base P.O (ABPO) No. 8 A. With GEO ADAMS receiving stamp.

AUPS 496 was employed at HQ BCOF Kure From February 1946, ceasing to be at that location on 11 May 1946 when that HQ moved to Etajima (Eta Jima). From 10 June 1946 the 496 datestamp functioned at an AUPS which opened at Miajima (Miya Jima) to service 116 Aust Convalescent Depot, Miajima, an island of shrines, which was within easy reach of Hiroshima. The datestamp was employed there until April 1950 at least. It had other service during the Korean War.

Slight tear at top, a bit of creasing otherwise fine.
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