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Postal History of Burma Stamps

Burma Stamps - Following the first of three Anglo-Burmese Wars the British controlled much Burmese territory by 1826. The first stamps to be used in Burma were those of British India. Numeral postmarks allow collectors to identify Indian stamps used within Burma from 1856 onwards. Until the “BURMA” overprinted stamp issue in 1937, collectors of Burma must satisfy themselves with collecting postal markings and postal history, including solders' mail from those Anglo-Burmese Wars of 1824–26, 1852 and 1885. The first pictorial issues of Burma, issued on 15th November 1938 depicted typical Burmese scenes such as an elephant moving teak logs or oxen ploughing a rice field.
The Japanese Occupation saw many British Burma stamps siezed and overprinted with a Peacock design, there followed stamps issued in 1942 for the Japanese Army Administration which included surcharges on domestic Japanese stamps, and then stamps devoid of Japanese design influence when in 1943 an independent Burmese Government was declared. After hostilities ceased the stamps were issued for the British Military Administration in 1945, the British Civil Administration in 1946 and for an Interim Burmese Government in 1947.
Philatelic postscript:Since 1989 the re-named Myanmar continues to issue beautiful stamps.

Burma Stamps

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  • Lot 1720 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £65 - £75

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    BURMA - 1937 12a claret 'SERVICE' official overprint, SG O10, very fine used BLOCK OF FOUR (block 4).
  • Lot 1721 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £80 - £90

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    BURMA - 1938-40 KGVI definitive complete set, SG 18b/33, fine mint (16 stamps)
  • Lot 1722 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £100 - £120

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    BURMA - 1938-40 KGVI definitive complete set, SG 18b/33, very fine used (16 stamps)
  • Lot 1723 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £60 - £65

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    BURMA - 1946 2a6p greenish blue block of 4 with top- left stamp showing BIRDS OVER TREES flaw, SG 57+57aa, mint, the variety never hinged (block 4)
  • Lot 1724 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £100 - £120

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    BURMA - 1946 3a6p black & ultramarine 'Burma Rice' block of 4, one stamp bearing 'CURVED PLOUGH HANDLE' variety, SG 57b/57bba, never hinged mint (1 block of 4)
  • Lot 1725 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £600 - £700

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    BURMA - JAPANESE OCCUPATION 1943 Farmer cents 'IMPERF COLOUR PROOFS' on ungummed wove paper includes 2c green shades as SG J74 two blocks of four, 3c light blue shades as SG J75 a block of four and...
  • Lot 1726 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £240 - £260

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    BURMA - OFFICIALS. 1937 selection of superb never hinged mint BLOCKS OF FOUR of the 3p, 2a6p to 6a, 12a & 1r values SG O1, O6/8 & O10/11, lovely fresh items (6 blocks of 4)
  • Lot 5474 (Hunters #7336)

    Tuesday 16th August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £175 - £200

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    BURMA - 1937 KGV (India overprinted) 10R green and scarlet, SG 16, well centred, very fine mint
  • Lot 5475 (Hunters #7336)

    Tuesday 16th August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £120 - £140

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    BURMA - 1937 MINT BLOCKS. A fresh and attractive range of King George V values from 3p to 12a (missing just the 3 1/2d blue) as mint blocks of four (the pair at base never hinged) 11 blocks
  • Lot 5476 (Hunters #7336)

    Tuesday 16th August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £600 - £700

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    BURMA - 1937-1947 ATTRACTIVE FINE MINT COLLECTION on stock pages, includes 1937 opts set to 5r, plus 15r unused, 1938-40 set NHM, 1946 set, 1947 opts set, Officials 1937 set (10r is unused), 1939 s...

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