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B.C.O.F Japan

11th October 1946

Australian Administration 5

BCOF Japan
  SG1-7, 7a xxx

perf various, wmk 228.
Overprinted by the Hiroshima Printing Co., Japan

Description Aus. stamp Scott SG Mi Y&T  
Stamps of Australia overprinted
½ penny orange Sc 166, SG179 M1 J1      
1d brown-purple Sc191, SG203 M2 J2      
3d purple-brown Sc183A, SG187 M3 J3      
6d purple-brown Sc173, SG189a M4 J4      
1 shilling grey-green Sc175, SG191 M5 J5      
2/- maroon Sc206, SG212 M6 J6      
5/- claret Sc177, SG176 M7 J7      

Gibbons [1] notes overprint variants for most of the stamps and a paper variant for Sc-M7, SG-J7a on "thin rough paper", overprinted on SG176a.

Used by Australian forces occupying Japan after WW2. BCOF = British Commonwealth Occupation Force".

Sources: ScS, SGP1.

Image from ebay.

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