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Reply #30 - Apr 23rd, 2016, 7:10am
 
Australian Comforts Fund bifold Mother’s Day card with original poem from Tom Howe to his mother Joan in Croydon Sydney.

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Sent from military post office situated in the Army Training Camp some 3km from the POW Camp in Cowra NSW on 11th May 1944.

CDS is type 2 unseen on cover by Collas and bearing censor’s stamp 1074 (Collas states that this number is not amongst the known numbers).

This POW camp was the scene of the infamous mass breakout less than three months later.

The Cowra breakout occurred on 5 August 1944, when at least 1,104 Japanese prisoners of war attempted to escape from a prisoner of war camp near Cowra, in New South Wales, Australia. It was the largest prison escape of World War II, as well as one of the bloodiest. During the ensuing manhunt, 4 Australian soldiers and 231 Japanese soldiers were killed. The remaining escapees were captured and imprisoned.

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Name - HOWE, THOMAS ALBERT
Service - Australian Army
Service Number - NX203109
Date of Birth - 17 Dec 1925
Place of Birth - SYDNEY, NSW
Date of Enlistment - 9 Feb 1944
Locality on Enlistment - CROYDON, NSW
Place of Enlistment - PADDINGTON, NSW
Next of Kin - HOWE, JOAN
Date of Discharge - 28 Feb 1947
Rank - Corporal
Posting at Discharge - 2/1 Pioneer Battalion

My own Mother actually watched the surviving prisoners being transported on trucks  through the streets of Young on their way to a more secure camp. My farther always joked that mum was closer to the Japanese during the war than him. (He didn't see them. They only dropped bombs on him.)
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Reply #31 - Dec 3rd, 2016, 1:26am
 
Just thought I would show my first "Earthquake Cover".

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Reply #32 - Dec 3rd, 2016, 8:48am
 
Nice!
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Reply #33 - Jan 18th, 2017, 4:01am
 
I picked this up from a market last week.

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First day cover/wrapper. Scottish Daily Mail, Opening of the Forth Road Bridge 1964, with South Queensferry cachet.

I'm thinking that it must be rare with the paper still in it!
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Reply #34 - Jan 18th, 2017, 10:45am
 
Very nice, rare in good condition and such a long way from home. Although probably not worth enough to retire on, to your own island. Wink
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Reply #35 - Jan 25th, 2017, 9:02am
 
Stamppad1 wrote on Jan 18th, 2017, 4:01am:
I picked this up from a market last week.

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First day cover/wrapper. Scottish Daily Mail, Opening of the Forth Road Bridge 1964, with South Queensferry cachet.

I'm thinking that it must be rare with the paper still in it!


Very nice unusual find

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Reply #36 - Feb 11th, 2018, 12:54am
 
This one is a curiosity! It is a displaced second watermark but ACSC doesn't list a grey shade for second watermark, only first and third.

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Reply #37 - Feb 11th, 2018, 1:30am
 
Is it definitely 2nd watermark? The date seems to be 18 NOV 19, which is more likely to be a 3rd watermark date
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Reply #38 - Feb 11th, 2018, 3:26am
 
I thought that myself.
This is the watermark. Am I getting something wrong here?

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Reply #39 - Feb 11th, 2018, 3:34am
 
This one may be a little clearer. It looks fine on my screen but becomes blurry when posted. Looks fine in my image gallery.

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Reply #40 - Feb 11th, 2018, 3:44am
 
I have just had a look at your scans of the watermark, and I have to agree,
looks like 2nd watermark to me as well. May I add, I have difficulty in
telling the difference between 1st, 2nd and 3rd watermark  Sad

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Reply #41 - Feb 11th, 2018, 6:53am
 
Thanks Roos. I think it warrants a good wash and some further investigation.
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