North Borneo

Ref: K4038
  • £250.00

1907 cover sent registered from the U.S. Consulate in Sandakan to Manila, Philippine Islands, with a 10c, 12c, 4c and pair of 2c cancelled by SANDAKAN 11 DEC 07 squared circle cancels. A boxed registration h/s with manuscript 4071 is at the lower right of the cover, on the back are Philippines transit and arrival cancels. Addressed to Brigadier-General Bandholtz, he fought in the Spanish – American War and was sent to Cuba in 1898. Then in July 1900 he was transferred to the Philippines and fought there during the Philippines War. In 1903, Bandholtz was appointed Colonel in the Philippines Constabulary. In June 1907, he was promoted to Brigadier General. Also in 1907, Bandholtz was elected as Commander of the Veteran Army of the Philippines. He served as Chief of the Philippines Constabulary until 1913. During this period, the US and Philippine government forces continued to fight against guerrilla resistance in more isolated areas. That fighting ended in 1913. A fine cover to an uncommon destination.