Burma - Japanese Special Service Post - Bogus Covers

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Burma - Japanese Special Service Post - Bogus Covers

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In my collection I have 17 covers marked: "Japanese Special Service Post Burma". Not only are the covers bogus, but the stamp overprints, and the occupation stamps are forgeries as well.

Another website mentions that these were produced in India - after the war.

I have 4 different types of these covers, and thought I would share them here.

If anyone else has some of these I would like to see them posted here as well.

TYPE I - "ON-OFFICIAL"
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TYPE II – JAP. CHARACTERS – TOP RIGHT – (Red)
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TYPE III – JAP. CHARACTERS – TOP RIGHT – (Green)
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TYPE IV – No JAP. CHARACTERS – (Black)
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Interesting. They have addresses and other lines printed in ENGLISH. That is a dead giveaway.

The word "JAP" is being used on the cover! This is American slang used to derogate Japan/Japanese.
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And the red and green Japanese inscriptions at upper right refer to the 'Malacca State Postal Administration Seal'.
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Very interesting and very crude. Thanks for posting.
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Unfortunately the market is fairly swamped with bogus and forged items from this period. Here's one of mine:

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Note the name is the same as one of those above.

I use this and a number single overprints to help identify forged from genuine - even then it can be difficult.

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And the red and green Japanese inscriptions at upper right refer to the 'Malacca State Postal Administration Seal'.
Thanks tonymacg. Did some googling and Malacca is a small state on the Malay peninsula south of Burma.
Here's one of mine:
Thanks for posting 21B. A 5th "type" as this one isn't inscribed with the characters or "Japanese Special Service Post"
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