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mm1942

Japanese invasion & occupation of Burma

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1942

1942 catalogue

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The Japanese invaded Burma from the south from April to May 1942. The Japanese had assisted formation of the Burma Independence Army, and trained the Thirty Comrades, who were the founders of the modern Armed Forces (Tatmadaw). The Burmese hoped to gain support of the Japanese in expelling the British, so that Burma could become independent. In 1943 Japan nominally declared the colony independent as the State of Burma on 1 August 1943.

Monetary system: from October 1942: 1 Rupie = 100 Cent

In May 1942, during the invasion and before the establishment of the Japanese military administration, the British Burma stamps were overprinted with a peacock (the Burmese national bird) in all kinds of types, and were put on sale by the "Public Order Committee" under the "Burma Independent Army" in Southern Burma. Be carefull when paying too much for these creations, as probably most surcharges are fakes. Also letters with THA HAN PHAUNG are fakes.

Under the instruction of Shizuo Yano, chief of the Committee for re-establishment of Burmese Postal Service, the Yano seal stamps were hastily printed in time for the opening on 1 June 1942. Soon afterward the Farmer 1 anna was prepared: printing started on 11 June (and continued until 25 June), and stamps were sold from 15 June.

Various Japanese stamps were also overprinted for use in Burma from 22 September.

The postage for 1st class letter changed from 1 anna to 5 cents on 15 October 1942, so the unsold stamps were overprinted 5C, and the Showa stamps were re-overprinted in cents.

Under the Japanese Occupation in South-East Asia the Japanese stamps were also valid without overpint.

On 15 February 1943 Burmese National Emblem stamps were issued big enough to be affixed above the embossed portrait of George VI.

1942

19420011942001: 9 p - Burmese stamps overprinted with a peacock Myaungmya PO (type I) war local surcharge
19420021942002: 6As SIX ANNAS 6As - Burmese stamps overprinted with a peacock Myaungmya PO (type I) war local surcharge
19420031942003: - Burmese stamps overprinted with a peacock Myaungmya PO (type I) war local surcharge
19420041942004: 4A - Burmese stamps overprinted with a peacock Myaungmya PO (type I) war local surcharge
19420051942005: - Burmese stamps overprinted with a peacock Myaungmya PO (type I) war local surcharge
19420061942006: - Burmese stamps overprinted with a peacock Myaungmya PO (type I) war local surcharge
19420071942007: - Burmese stamps overprinted with a peacock Myaungmya PO (type II) war local surcharge
19420081942008: - Burmese stamps overprinted with a peacock Myaungmya PO (type II) war local surcharge
19420091942009: 1A - Burmese stamps overprinted with a peacock Myaungmya PO (type II) war local surcharge
19420101942010: 1½A - Burmese stamps overprinted with a peacock Myaungmya PO (type II) war local surcharge
19420111942011: 2As - Burmese stamps overprinted with a peacock Myaungmya PO (type II) war local surcharge
19420121942012: 4As - Burmese stamps overprinted with a peacock Myaungmya PO (type II) war local surcharge
19420131942013: 1R - Burmese stamps overprinted with a peacock Myaungmya PO (type III) war local surcharge
19420141942014: 2Rs - Burmese stamps overprinted with a peacock Myaungmya PO (type III) war local surcharge
19420151942015: 8A - Burmese stamps overprinted with a peacock Myaungmya PO - Royal Barge (type IV) war local surcharge
19420161942016: 3Ps THREE PIES 3Ps - Burmese stamps overprinted with a peacock Henzada PO (type V) war local surcharge
19420171942017: 2A - Burmese stamps overprinted with a peacock Henzada PO (type V) war local surcharge
19420181942018: - Burmese stamps overprinted with a peacock Henzada PO (type V) war local surcharge
19420191942019: - Burmese stamps overprinted with a peacock Henzada PO (type V) war local surcharge
19420201942020: 4As - Burmese stamps overprinted with a peacock Henzada PO (type V) war local surcharge
19420211942021: - Burmese stamps overprinted with a peacock Henzada PO (type V) war local surcharge
19420221942022: - Burmese stamps overprinted with a peacock Henzada PO (type V) war local surcharge
19420231942023: - Burmese stamps overprinted with a peacock Henzada PO (type V) war local surcharge
19420241942024: - Burmese stamps overprinted with a peacock Henzada PO (type V) war local surcharge
19420251942025: 9P - Burmese stamps overprinted with a peacock Henzada PO (type VI) war local surcharge
19420261942026: - Burmese stamps overprinted with a peacock Henzada PO (type VI) war local surcharge
19420271942027: - Burmese stamps overprinted with a peacock Henzada PO (type VI) war local surcharge
19420281942028: - Burmese stamps overprinted with a peacock Henzada PO (type VI) war local surcharge
19420291942029: - Burmese stamps overprinted with a peacock Henzada PO (type VI) war local surcharge
19420301942030: - Burmese stamps overprinted with a peacock Henzada PO (type VI) war local surcharge
19420311942031: - Burmese stamps overprinted with a peacock Henzada PO (type VI) war local surcharge
19420321942032: - Burmese stamps overprinted with a peacock Henzada PO (type VII) war local surcharge
19420331942033: - Burmese stamps overprinted with a peacock Henzada PO (type VII) war local surcharge
19420341942034: - Burmese stamps overprinted with a peacock Henzada PO (type VII) war local surcharge
19420351942035: - Burmese stamps overprinted with a peacock Henzada PO (type VII) war local surcharge
19420361942036: - Burmese stamps overprinted with a peacock Henzada PO (type VII) war local surcharge
19420371942037: - Burmese stamps overprinted with a peacock Henzada PO (type VII) war local surcharge
19420381942038: - Burmese stamps overprinted with a peacock Pyapon PO (type VIII) war local surcharge
19420391942039: - Burmese stamps overprinted with a peacock Pyapon PO (type VIII) war local surcharge
19420401942040: - Burmese stamps overprinted with a peacock Pyapon PO (type VIII) war local surcharge
19420411942041: - Burmese stamps overprinted with a peacock Pyapon PO (type VIII) war local surcharge
19420421942042: - Burmese stamps overprinted with a peacock Pyapon PO (type VIII) war local surcharge
19421011942101: - Yano-Provisorium war provisional print
19421021942102: (1 Anna) - Ploughing a rice field - Water buffalo ("red one anna") war provisional print
19421031942103: ¼A [1S] - Japanese Showa stamps surcharged war provisional overprint
19421041942104: ½A [2S] - Japanese Showa stamps surcharged war provisional overprint
19421051942105: 3/4 A [3S] - Japanese Showa stamps surcharged war provisional overprint
19421061942106: 1A [5S] - Japanese Showa stamps surcharged war provisional overprint
19421071942107: 3A [7S] - Japanese Showa stamps surcharged war provisional overprint
19421081942108: 4A [4S] - Japanese Showa stamps surcharged war provisional overprint
19421091942109: 8A [8S] - Japanese Showa stamps surcharged (red surcharge) war provisional overprint
19421101942110: 8A [8S] - Japanese Showa stamps surcharged (black surcharge) war provisional overprint
19421111942111: 1R [10S] - Japanese Showa stamps surcharged war provisional overprint
19421121942112: 2R [20S] - Japanese Showa stamps surcharged (red surcharge) war provisional overprint
19421131942113: 2R [20S] - Japanese Showa stamps surcharged (black surcharge) war provisional overprint
19421141942114: 5R [30S] - Japanese Showa stamps surcharged (red surcharge) war provisional overprint
19421151942115: 5R [30S] - Japanese Showa stamps surcharged (black surcharge) war provisional overprint
19421161942116: 4A [2S [4S]] - Japanese Showa stamps surcharged - Fall of Singapore war provisional overprint
19421171942117: 5C [1A] - Japanese Showa stamps surcharged and overprinted in Cent war provisional overprint
19421181942118: 1C [¼A [1S]] - Japanese Showa stamps surcharged and overprinted in Cent war provisional overprint
19421191942119: 2C [½A [2S]] - Japanese Showa stamps surcharged and overprinted in Cent war provisional overprint
19421201942120: 3C [3/4 A [3S]] - Japanese Showa stamps surcharged and overprinted in Cent (black surcharge) war provisional overprint
19421211942121: 3C [3/4 A [3S]] - Japanese Showa stamps surcharged and overprinted in Cent (blue surcharge, used in Shan State) war provisional overprint
19421221942122: 5C [1A [5S]] - Japanese Showa stamps surcharged and overprinted in Cent war provisional overprint
19421231942123: 10C [3A [7S]] - Japanese Showa stamps surcharged and overprinted in Cent war provisional overprint
19421241942124: 15C [4A [4S]] - Japanese Showa stamps surcharged and overprinted in Cent war provisional overprint
19421251942125: 20C [8A [8S]] - Japanese Showa stamps surcharged and overprinted in Cent (black surcharge) war provisional overprint
19421261942126: 20C [8A [8S]] - Japanese Showa stamps surcharged and overprinted in Cent (red surcharge) war provisional overprint
19421271942127: 1C [1S] - Japanese stamps surcharged in Cent war provisional overprint
19421281942128: 2C [2S] - Japanese stamps surcharged in Cent war provisional overprint
19421291942129: 3C [3S] - Japanese stamps surcharged in Cent (black surcharge) war provisional overprint
19421301942130: 3C [3S] - Japanese stamps surcharged in Cent (blue surcharge) war provisional overprint
19421311942131: 5C [5S] - Japanese stamps surcharged in Cent (black surcharge) war provisional overprint
19421321942132: 5C [5S] - Japanese stamps surcharged in Cent (violet surcharge) war provisional overprint
19421331942133: 10C [7S] - Japanese stamps surcharged in Cent war provisional overprint
19421341942134: 15C [4S] - Japanese stamps surcharged in Cent war provisional overprint
19421351942135: 20C [8S] - Japanese stamps surcharged in Cent war provisional overprint

1943

19430011943001: (5C) - government seal (perforate) war provisional print
1943001-I : imperforate (1943) war provisional print
19430021943002: 1C - Ploughing a rice field - Water buffalo war provisional print
19430031943003: 2C - Ploughing a rice field - Water buffalo war provisional print
19430041943004: 3C - Ploughing a rice field - Water buffalo war provisional print
19430051943005: 5C - Ploughing a rice field - Water buffalo (large C) war provisional print
1943005-v : small c (1943) war provisional print
19430061943006: 10c - Ploughing a rice field - Water buffalo war provisional print
19430071943007: 15c - Ploughing a rice field - Water buffalo war provisional print
19430081943008: 20c - Ploughing a rice field - Water buffalo war provisional print
19430091943009: 30c - Ploughing a rice field war provisional print

Z1942

Z1942aZ1942a: - Cover form Rangoon Experimental PO 5.AUG.42 to Sagaing 9 Aug 42 stamppaes illustration
Z1942bZ1942b: - Official cover cancelled Rangoon GPO 10 JUN ?? stamppaes illustration
Z1942cZ1942c: - FDC Rangoon GPO 22-.SEP.42 stamppaes illustration
Z1942dZ1942d: - Cover from RANGOON GPO 29 OCT 42 to Nagoya, Japan stamppaes illustration
Z1943aZ1943a: - Cover form Rangoon GPO 26 MAR..43 to Nagoya, Japan (letter rate 5c) stamppaes illustration




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