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Lot No. 1617

Auction No. 24
Category Pre-decimal
Est. $75
Status SOLD $260



1955 (21st Sept) 3½d Nursing pair on First Day Card & hand addressed to "Miss V Bullwinkle, Ward 6, R.G. Hospital, Heidelberg West N22". Neat "Philatelic Bureau Melbourne" cds. Vivian Bullwinkle was a WWII Australian nurse & the only survivor from the Japanese massacre when 22 other nurses were bayonetted & machine gunned on Radji Beach on Banka Island in Sumatra in 1942. This being a very topical card for her to receive.