Bidboard # 1857
Lot # 115
Catalogue Value or Estimate: $500.00
Price Realized: $210
Canada Covers

BC British Columbia Japanese Internment Camp 1944/1945. Trio of covers sent by Japanese Internees during the second world war. Two of the covers originated in Tashme, BC while the third was sent from Greenwood, BC. All three covers are addressed to the BC branch office of New York Life Insurance, and bear the straight line Canadian Censor handstamp. Beginning after the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and lasting until 1949 (four years after World War II had ended), Canadians of Japanese heritage were removed from their homes and businesses and sent to internment camps in the B.C. interior, and to farms and internment camps across Canada. Camp living conditions were usually poor, and Tashme, on Highway 3 just east of Hope, was notorious for the camp's particularly harsh conditions. An interesting trio of postal history items, seldom seen in today's market. Estimate