Postal History – India 1953 QEII Military o/p Korea complete set of 12 on cover from FPO 740 Rare

After the Korean War a Neutral Nations’ Repatriation Commission was assigned the custody of the prisoners of war, taken by both the sides, (North Korea & China Vs. South Korea and USA) for interrogation and final repatriation. India’s General K. S. Thimayya presided over the Commission. The Indian Army Post Office (A.P.O.) accompanied the country’s contingent of the Custodian Force in 1953 to serve the personnel of that contingent as well as the other units of Repatriation Commission.

Three Indian Field Post Offices (F.P.O. No.739 , 740 & 741) covered the entire postal activities. At this juncture, it was decided by the Government of India to supply the Indian Field Post Ofiices serving the Custodian Force (India) in Korea with Indian Postage Stamps (Archaeological Series) bearing the overprint in Hindi (Devnagri Script), which reads “Bhartiya / Sanraksha Katak / Korea” in three lines. The denominations overprinted were 3 pies, 6 pies, 9 pies, 1 anna, 2 annas, 2½ annas , 3 annas, 4 annas, 6 annas, 8 annas, 12 annas and Re.1/-. These stamps were released on 17th October 1953 (Dussehra Day) in Korea and the Philatelic Bureaus in India simultaneously . The overprinted stamps were available for sale to philatelists and / or stamp collectors, at Philatelic Bureaux- Bombay GPO, Madras GPO and New Delhi H.O., but they would not be accepted in prepayment of postage on articles posted in India nor would they be defaced at Post Office Counters.

Subsequent to the withdrawal of the custodian forces from Korea in 1954, the Indian Field Post offices were closed down.

 

The Archaeological Stamps of 3 pies to Re.1/- (total 12 stamps were overprinted in Hindi as “Bhartiya /Sanraksha Katak/Korea” in three lines) were affixed on cover. It was mailed from F.P.O. No.740 dt.18th January 1954 and delivered at New Delhi on 25th January 1954. It is unregistered as per prevailing rules.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

India 1953 QEII Military o/p Korea complete set of 12 on cover from FPO 740, with delivery Postmark

Postal Stationery (British India) King George V, Envelope

Postal Stationery (British India) King George V, Envelope

9p in Black on 1/2 a Green on white thick laid paper, Knife 11

Size:-120 x 94mm

Postal Stationery (British India) King George V, Envelope

Postal Stationery (British India) King George V, Envelope

1a in Black on 1/2 a Green on white thick laid paper, Knife 11

Size:-120 x 94mm

Postal Stationery (British India) King George V, Envelope

Postal Stationery (British India) King George V, Envelope

1a in Black on 1/2a Green on White Laid paper, Knife 6

Size:-118 x 66mm

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Darabanth Auctions Ltd – Philatelic Mail Auction #116, Oct. 15, 2009

Large online auction with more than 5000 items: Philately, postal history, postcards, numismatics, other collectibles.Postal history with nice classical material from Central Eastern Europe: mainly Hungary, Autsria, Romania.
1200 Town-view and thematic postcards focused on Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Transylvania, Serbia
Numismatatic items with silver & gold coins, banknotes & medals.
Prices are in Hungarian Forints.


Auction closes: Oct. 15, 2009

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Large online auction with more than 7000 items: Philately, Postal history, postcards, numismatics, other collectibles.
Philately with some unique items from Monaco, Austria, China Postal history with nice classical material from Central Eastern Europe: mainly Hungary, Austria, Romania. Hungary is represented pre-philatelic covers, rarities, errors.
Prices are in Hungarian Forints.


Auction closes: Oct. 1, 2009