Japanese Occupation of Burma 1942 (May) 2a carmine, type 2 peacock of Myaungmya, block of 4, centrally cancelled by "KYONPYAW" circular date stamp, dated "31 AUG 42", SGJ16.
Very scarce in a used block, particularly in such fine condition.
Stanley Gibbons catalogue value: £340++.
The Burma Independence Army, formed by Aung San in 1941, took control of the Delta area of the Irrawaddy in May 1942. They reopened a postal service in the area and the Japanese authorised them to overprint local stamp stocks with the Burma emblem of a Peacock.
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