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Burma to United States
November 1, 1940

Postmarked Toungoo, Burma.  Corner card indicates cover was from
A. Klein (Alice Klein, a Baptist missionary search for klein) at Bunker School.
It was addressed to New York City
to the Women's American Baptist Foreign Mission Society.

The cover is franked with three different stamps from the 1938 issue.
From left to right, 6 pies ultramarine, 1 anna brown violet,
and 2 anna carmine (Scott 20, 22, and 24 respectively).

These stamps were later surcharged for use as Japanese occupation stamps.

The wartime cover was censored in Rangoon.

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