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Korean War C.f.p.o. 26 Dates ??

 
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Posted 12/09/2016   05:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Anthraquinone to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have recently got a stampless cover with a CFPO 26 single ring date stamp dated November 1953 which the original write up says came from the British Commonwealth General Hospital at Kure (Japan). The handwritten return address onthe back is CAPO 5003, Vancouver

I have found a bit of info on the web re CFPO 26 but only when it was being used later on the carrier HMCS Bonaventure from 1 April 1963 until 30 June 1970.

I have not yet found any info as to when CFPO operated at Kure. Can anyone help please.

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Posted 12/09/2016   06:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jaxom100 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Please post a picture.
Here is an interesting article on the subject.

http://postalhistorycorner.blogspot...ry-mail.html

I also found this info on page 24:
http://www.aerophilately.ca/dec69.pdf



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Posted 12/09/2016   08:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Anthraquinone to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you. I knew about the postall history corner web page but he does not mention CFPO 26. What a shame he died. Although I never met him he was always most helpful and his site is a great resource. I copied it all just incase it ever dissapears fromt he web.

The second link is great I had not found this

I hace included a scan but it is not that impressive. Hope it is what you wanted to see. The sender was a private Straple (sp ?) so sent to his wife or mother. I wonder if I can find out what happened to him ?



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Looks like "Strople" to me - and some in Canada pop up via Google.
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Posted 12/10/2016   08:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Anthraquinone to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hey that is a good thought. It looks like I write my "a" so I just assumed that is what it was.

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Edited by Anthraquinone - 12/10/2016 08:13 am
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Posted 12/10/2016   08:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Anthraquinone to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Jaxom100

That list you postaed above has the reference
R. P. Alexander JP14/45-46 (April 1959)

do you happen to know what journal it refers to ? I have not been able to find anything out on the web.

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Posted 12/10/2016   10:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jaxom100 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I did not find his article but found this info:


Quote:
Mr. Alexander's 1959 article was based chiefly on a series of articles by Col. R. H. Webb in Maple Leaves in 1958.


and the I found this:


Quote:
Roland H. Webb: Bibliography
Here is a list of the philatelic publications of R.H. Webb. The articles (or
series of articles) are listed chronologically.
"Postmarks of the Canadian United Nations Emergency Force",
Canadian
Philatelist
, Vol. 8, No. 5 (Sept.-Oct. 1957) pp. 1417.
"Canadian Forces Mail",
Maple Leaves
. A continuing series of 13 articles in
these issues: Vol. 7, No. 4, pp 100-104 (June 1958); Vol. 7, No. 6 (Oct. 1958)
pp. 158-161; Vol. 7, No. 7 (Dec. 1958) pp. 189-191; Vol. 7, No. 8 (Feb. 1959)
pp. 214-217; Vol. 7, No. 9 (Apr. 1959) pp. 234-237; Vol. 8, No. 3 (Dec. 1959)
pp. 47-50; Vol. 8, No. 7 (Sept.-Oct. 1960) pp. 136-138; Vol. 9, No. 1 (Oct. 1961)
pp. 15-16; Vol. 9, No. 3 (Feb. 1962) pp. 50-51; Vol. 9, No. 5 (June 1962) pp. 85-
87; Vol. 9, No. 6 (Aug. 1962) pp. 104-106; Vol. 9, No. 7 (Oct. 1962) pp. 128-130;
Vol. 9, No. 11 (June 1963) pp. 197-202.


I searched these articles [Vol. 7, No. 4, pp 100-104 (June 1958); Vol. 7, No. 6 (Oct. 1958)
pp. 158-161; Vol. 7, No. 7 (Dec. 1958) pp. 189-191; Vol. 7, No. 8 (Feb. 1959)
pp. 214-217; Vol. 7, No. 9 (Apr. 1959) pp. 234-237; Vol. 8, No. 3 (Dec. 1959){incomplete}] but did not find the dates Mr. Alexander used.
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Edited by jaxom100 - 12/10/2016 10:29 am
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Posted 12/10/2016   5:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Anthraquinone to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks I will have a look at these.
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I know this is 4 years old, but I have the (printed) Sayles references on Canadian Military postmarks from 2006. In here they list the first 3 uses of CFPO 26 similar to those list above ... except for some minor tweaks:

Pusan, Korea: 20 Apr 51 - 31 Jan 52
Nipponbara, Japan: 8 Feb 52 - 22 Jun 52
Kure, Japan: 23 Jul 52 - 15 Nov 54
HMCS Bonaventure, RCN: 1 Apr 63 - 30 Jun 70

With no dash between CFPO and 26 your cover would seem to be B&T #M18-6 with a C rarity "Harder to find but not scarce"

Reference: The BNAPS Catalogue of Canadian Military Markings Vol 3, C.D. Sayles. August 2006. Pg 128.
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Edited by knick1959 - 08/16/2020 8:13 pm
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Inspired to pull out my own box of CFPO covers ... I find I have some unsorted material to go through, but it doesn't seem directly related to CFPOs (other military cancels). I did take another one of my "quickly done in poor light" pics. This cover IS slightly yellowed but not as much as the image shows. The card behind the cover is blast white. This is the only CFPO 26 example I have.


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