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Lot# 344 - Auction 284 - 290

  • Lot# : 344 Australia

    Second World War 1944/45: Covers and complete contents (2) from S. Parker Bird (Australian Welfare Officer in London) addressed to Flight Lt. Robert Lachlan Condon, an Australian serving with 39th Squadron of the RAF, both covers addressed to Condon as a POW in Stalag Luft 3 (Sagan in Silesia, the POW Camp popularised in the film "The Great Escape"), with Nov 1944 cover Censored and returned with framed "This letter formed part of undelivered / Mails which fell into the hands of / the Allied Forces in Germany. It is / undeliverable as addressed and is / therefore returned to you" (July 1945); second cover to Stalag Luft 3 with framed "This letter has been returned by / The Swiss Post Office who were / unable to reforward it to Germany / because of interruption of / Communications" in violet. Together with outgoing POW cards (2) from Stalag Luft 3 to Parker Bird in London, one from another Australian pilot, Fl. Lt. R.F. Terry.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 120 CHF