Japanese Occupation of Burma 1942 (May) King George V 2a vermilion, type 5 peacock of Henzada, block of 4, centrally cancelled by "KYONPYAW" circular date stamps, dated "13 SEP 42", SGJ24.
A rare block in used condition.
Accompanied with a British Philatelic Association certificate of authenticity (2013).
The Stanley Gibbons catalogue value is £900+.
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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