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NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1941 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17701)

Netherlands East Indies. (Internment Camp Mail). 1941. Netherlands East Indies postal stationery card 3 1/2c grey written from Berg en Dal, Soekaboemi Camp dated '25th March 41' cancelled by oval 'Interneeringskamp Berg en Dal/ Soekaboemi/ Commandant'm in violet and signed by the Commander, cancelled Soekaboemi '26/3', addressed to the Sindanglaja Protection Camp with 'Gecensureerd/ 2' censor hand-stamp applied in Medan in carmine on face.
Scarce item from Soekaboemi Internment Camp, after the Germans Consulate staff were evacuated only the most difficult and dangerous 'one hundred' woman remained and the camp was converted to a Protection Camp. On the 24th May 1941 the woman were left for Tjibadak Protection Camp.
Illustrated in Nico de Weijer's excellent book on Postal Censorship and Internment Camp Mail page 178.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Internment Camp collection and illustrated in Bulterman's book "Nederlands Indie in Oorlog" page 22.

£450.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1945 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17700)

Netherlands East Indies. (Prisoner of War in Java). 1945. Prisoner of War (2nd) postal stationery reply card (Kirim) with pre-printed 'Ofuku Yubin Hagaki/ Fukushin' (Postcard with reply/ Outbound) and 'Furyo Yubin' (Prisoner of War Post), written from 'A. Harsveldt, No 9120, Belanda (Dutch), Lieutenant t/zee 11 KL, Djawa, W.M. (Bandoeng) dated '12th March 1945' addressed to 'Njonja (Mrs) F.C. Harsveldt, Djakarta' with circular seal of "Tachi", anointed '3/4' indicating arrival in red crayon on reverse.
David Tett and Spink state "These reply cards are very scarce'. The 'KIRIM' is the outbound reply half.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£150.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1950 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17699)

Netherlands East Indies. (Indonesian Republic - Postage Dues). 1950. Stamp-less envelope endorsed 'Penting' and 'Franco Bajar' cancelled by Soerabaja date stamp '12th August 50' with circular 'T' hand-stamp and bearing Indonesian Republic postage due SG J69, 25s on 15c salmon (2) mixed with United States of Indonesia SG D578, 10c on 15c greenish blue tied by Barat receiver '16th Aug' and forwarded to Madion '8th Sept' with hand-struck 'Retour' in violet on face. Rare combination of postage dues from the Republic and Indonesia on cover.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Indonesia postage due collection.

£295.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1944 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17698)

Netherlands East Indies. (Prisoner of War in Java). 1944. Prisoner of War (2nd) postal stationery reply card (Balasan) with pre-printed 'Ofuku Yubin Hagaki/ Fukushin' (Postcard with reply/ Inbound) and 'Furyo Yubin' (Prisoner of War Post), written from 'F. Dietvors, Soerabaja' dated '27th September 1944' with Soerabaja/ Simpong date stamp '27/9' addressed to 'Toean (Mister) L. Dietvors, Blanda (Dutch), No 32091 Java. C.Q. (Bandoeng) with rectangular seal of "Takagi Seigo" in orange and anointed 'K/5' in pencil being the location within the camp.
In David Tett's Volume 2, Dutch East Indies 'Paradise Lost' this censor has not been identified as the seal of "Takagi Seigo". Rare item the only censor recorded found on incoming mail to Java.
David Tett and Spink state "These reply cards are very scarce ". The 'Balasan' is the reply half of the double to be returned.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£225.00
India

1943 | India (DR17697)

India. (Indian POW Mail). 1943. Stamp-less envelope headed 'Service of Prisoners of War' written from 'W. Dreyling, No 55669, Central Internment Camp, Wing 6, Dehra Dun, British India' addressed to Holland with hand-struck 'Serive of Prisoners of War' and framed 'Crown/Passed / DHN/ 2' hand-stamp of Dehra Dun and 'DHN/ 2' in violet with German censor strip on reverse tied by circular censor in red.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Internment Camp collection and illustrated in his book "Nederlands Indie in Oorlog" page 37.

£95.00
India

1941 | India (DR17696)

Netherlands East Indies. (Protection Camp Mail - India POW Mail). 1941. Air Mail photographic post card of 'mother and child' written from 'Taroetoeng Protection Camp' dated '17th March 41' addressed to 'Theodor Lich, Centr. Internment Kamp, Alas Vallei, Koetatjane, Block A, Barrack 12' bearing Netherlands Indies SG 270, 5c pale ultramarine (pair) and SG 335, 1c slate-violet tied by Taroetoeng date stamp '17th March 41' with oval 'Beschermingskamp/ Taroetoeng'm in violet, routed via Medan with 'Gecensureerd/ 2' hand-stamp in carmine with 'Per Luchtpost/ Par Avion' label, forwarded from Alas Vallei Camp to Dehra Dun Internment Camp, British India with framed censor 'Passed/ DHN/ 2' of the Dehra Dun Camp.
Very scarce item sent Air Mail from Taroetoeng Protection Camp for women to Dehra Dun Internment Camp.
Against censor regulations as photos and pictures should not have been sent and subject to censorship.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Interment Camp collection and illustrated in his book "Nederlands Indies in Oorlog" page 24.

£350.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1943 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17695)

Netherlands East Indies. (Prisoner of War in Java). 1943. Prisoner of War postal stationery card pre-printed 'Jawa Furyo Shuyosho' (Java Prisoner of War Camp) in brackets, 'Furyo Shuyosho' (Prisoner of War Post) with boxed 'Jawa Furyo Shuyosho, Ket'etsuzumi' (Java Prisoner of War Camp, Censored) in red written from 'Jan Dirks, Belanda (Dutch), No 3404, Djawa C.P. (Semarang), Solo' addressed to C.A. Dirks-Barretta, No 3403, Djawa C.P. (Semaramg) with large circular seal of "Ueda" in carmine and small seal of "Ueda".
Card written in Malay with censorship from "Ueda" is rare.
Japanese censor has erased writing on reverse and face.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£195.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1945 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17694)

Netherlands East Indies. (Prisoner of War in Sumatra(. 1945. Prisoner of War postal stationery card (second type) headed 'Furyo Yubin' (Prisoner of War Post) with pre-printed 'Marai Furyo Shuyosho' (Malaya Prisoner of War Post) and 'Ken'etsuzumi' (censored) written by 'C. Pameyer, Private, No 172406' in (Pakan Baroe Camp) addressed to his wife in 'Brastagi, Women's Camp' with framed 'Ken'etsuzumi' (censor) in violet with oval seal of "Asanuma" in carmine and seal of "Iwamoto" in orange with hand-struck instructional 'Transferred to Malaya/ Enemy Civilians Internment Camp, Censored' in violet on face, anointed '18th January 45' in faint pencil on face, the receiving date for this card.
Very fine and scarce item from Pakan Baroe Camp No 1 men's camp to Brastagi Women's Camp.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£275.00
Malaya

1943 | Malaya (DR17693)

Malaya. (Netherlands East Indies - Prisoner of War). 1943. Netherlands East Indies Japanese Occupation 'Dai Nippon' postal stationery card 3 1/2 c grey written from 'L. van Affelen v. Saemsfoort, Bandoeng, Java' cancelled by Bandoeng date stamp '1943' and endorsed 'Tawanan Militair' (Military Prisoner) in red crayon, addressed to 'H. van Affelen v Saemsfoort, No 8560, Indo (Dutch), Landstorm Sergeant 1st Class, Tangst, Java X (Batavia) with boxed hand-stamp 'Furyo Yubin' (Prisoner of War Post) in carmine, rectangular 'Ken'etsuzumi' (censured) in violet and unrecorded oval seal in orange, hand-stamped 'Java (district) 1' and 'Mare e Ikan' (Transferred to Malaya) and rectangular 'Ken'etsuzumi' (censored) in violet with oval receiving unrecorded censor seal and anointed '20th Oct 44' indicating date received in Singapore.
Scarce item of mail from the Japanese Occupation in Java transferred to Singapore.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£275.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1943 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17692)

Netherlands East Indies. (Prisoner of War in Java). 1943. Prisoner of War postal stationery card with pre-printed 'Jawa Furyo Shuyosho' (Java Prisoner of War Camp) in brackets, 'Furyo Shuyosho' (Prisoner of War Post) with boxed 'Jawa Furyo Shuyosho, Ket'etsuzumi' (Java Prisoner of War Camp, Censored) in red written from 'H. Dozy, No 19652, Blanda-Indo (Dutch-Indonesian), Soldadoe, Djawa WL (Pakanbaroe)' addressed to 'Njonja (Mrs) M. Dozy, Djakarta' with framed 'Ken'etsuzumi' and oval seal of "Umegaki" in carmine, endorsed 'Ontv 30/5/44' and anointed 'Roode Kruis 27/6.'
Very scarce, only three cards noted by David Tett from Java WL code for Pakanbaroe. The POW's had been sent to work on the railway project in Sumatra.
Card written in Malay.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£350.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1944 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17691)

Netherlands East Indies. (Prisoner of War in the Celebes). 1944. Special Prisoner of War card issued for civilians in the Celebes written from 'K. Mobach, Kampili, Celebes' (Camp for women) addressed to her husband in the men's civilian camp Pure Pure.
Card headed 'Tekisei Kokujin Yubin' (Enemy Nationals Post) with boxed 'Tekisei Kokujin Shuyosho Ken'etsuzumi (Enemy Nationals Internment Camp/ Censored) with oval censor cachet of "Tanaka" in orange.
The women handed their messages over to the Camp Office, the cards were then typed with the hut number, top left (11), the card was then sent back to the hut for a signature.
Only 5 cards are known from the Celebes civilian camps plus the "Roele" family correspondence of 10 items in private hands.
See David Tett Volume 2, Dutch East Indies "Paradise Lost' page 232 for more information.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£295.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1945 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17690)

Netherlands East Indies. (Prisoner of War in Java). 1945. Prisoner of War postal stationery card with pre-printed 'Jawa Furyo Shuyosho' (Java Prisoner of War Camp) in brackets, 'Furyo Shuyosho' (Prisoner of War Post) with boxed 'Jawa Furyo Shuyosho, Ket'etsuzumi' (Java Prisoner of War Camp, Censored) in red, written from 'Everdina. W.M. Krajen Brink, No 8305, Belanda (Dutch), Djawa C.P. (Semarang) addressed to 'Johan Adolf Dirk Krajen Brink, No 32772, Belanda (Dutch), Djawa C.Q. (Bandoeng) with large circular seal of "Ueda" in orange.
Card written in Malay.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£150.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1940 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17689)

Netherlands East Indies. (Internment Camp Mail). 1940. Netherlands East Indies postal stationery letter sheet 7 1/2c violet (FRONT) written from 'Ngawi Internment Camp' dated '27th May 1940' addressed to Soerabaja cancelled by oval 'Commandant/ Interneeringsk Kamp/ Ngawi' on face with Ngawi date stamp '27/5' and endorsed 'Gecensureerd' with 'Censuur/ Gepasseerd/ 1' hand-stamp in carmine, indicating the letter passed censorship unopened. Attractive item.
The Internment Camp at Ngawi was the old Fort Van den Bosh, it held the most dangerous internees including NSB party members.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Internment Camp collection and illustrated in his book 'Nederlands Indies in Oorlog" page 9.

£195.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1941 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17688)

Netherlands East Indies. (Internment Camp Mail). 1941. Netherlands East Indies postal stationery card 3 1/2c grey written from Ngawi Internment Camp dated '7th January 1941' addressed to an internee at Banjoebiroe Internment Camp, routed via Batavia '10/1' with Gecensureerd/ 2' hand-stamp in carmine on face.
J. Heinrich Ressing was one of 478 German internees being transported from Sibolga to Colombo on the 'S.S. "Van Imhoff" when she was bombed by Japanese war planes off Sumatra 19th January 1942. Out of 478 internees only 65 survived and took over the Dutch Indies island of Nias. (They hoped to claim the island as a Republic).
Ex Paul Bulterman's Internment Camp collection and illustrated in his book "Nederlands Indie in Oorlog" page 16.

£150.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1946 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17687)

Netherlands East Indies. (Red Cross Form). 1946. Red Cross enquiry form (Bulterman Form 22B) headed 'Comite International de la Croix Rouge/ Geneve (Suisse/ Delegation Batavia/ 61' written from s'Gravenhage dated '12th October 1946' addressed to the 'Woman's Camp, Bermie, Probolinggo, Malang' with circular 'Palang Merah Indonesia/ Poesat' with 'P.M.I./ Djakarta' (two types) and through the Red Cross Batavia 'Comite International/ Delegation Batavia', then framed 'P.M.I./ Kraksaan' and circular 'Palang Merah Indonesia/ Daerah Malang' arrival in violet, endorsed 'Bernie 16/1/47' on reverse and returned with m/s '12/5/47.'
Ex Bulterman who noted few Formulier 22B enquiry forms have the message on the reverse. A fine item into Republican Malang.

£295.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1945 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17686)

Netherlands East Indies. (Red Cross - Liberated POW). 1945. International Red Cross label attached to envelope addressed to 'Ank van Genderen, Intern. Camp, Aek Pamienke (Rantauprapat) dated '18th Sept 45' in red crayon with bold 'R.W. (Relief War) and 'I.R.C.' (International Red Cross) and printed 'Supplied by' International Red Cross/ General Head Quarters/ Relief Societies/ Boolweg 7 Phone 1159/ Medan' hand-stamp in violet.
A unique item.
Ex Bulterman and illustrated in his book "Nederlands Indie in Oorlog" page 281 and David Tett, Dutch East Indies volume 2.

£350.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1945 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17685)

Netherlands East Indies. (Prisoner of War in Java). 1945. Prisoner of War (2nd) postal stationery double reply card (Kirim + Balasan attachment) with pre-printed 'Ofuku Yubin Hagaki/ Fukushin' (Postcard with sender, reply/ Inbound) and 'Furyo Yubin' (Prisoner of War Post), dated '5th July 1945', written from 'Dr S. Postmus, Belanda (Dutch), Captain, Djawa W.M. (Bandoeng) addressed to 'Njonja R. Postmus, Djakarta' with framed 'Jawa Yokuryusho Ken'etsuzumi' (Java Internment Camp Censured) hand-struck in carmine and circular seal of "Tachi" with boxed instructional 'No Record/ In Java/ P.O.W. & Internment Camp' in violet on face.
David Tett and Spink state 'These reply cards are very scarce.' One of the few known double reply cards "Kirim" and "Balasan" still attached used by the sender but rejected or returned.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection and illustrated in his book "Nederlands Indie in Oorlog" page 203.

£275.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1942 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17684)

Netherlands East Indies. (Prisoner of War - Red Cross). 1942. Netherlands East Indies postal stationery card 3 1/2c grey cancelled by Soerabaja date stamp '20th August 2602 (1942) addressed to Tegal with circular 'Contact en Information Bureau Roode Kruis/ Soerabaja' on face.
The Red Cross had very little assistance available to them during the Japanese Occupation.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection and illustrated in his book "Nederlands Indie in Oorlog" page 276.

£125.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1943 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17683)

Netherlands East Indies. (Prisoner of War in Java). 1943. Netherlands East Indies Japanese Occupation 'Dai Nippon' postal stationery card 3 1/2c grey written from 'F.C. Harsvelt-Jansen, Djakarta,' dated '12th Nov 03', cancelled by Djakarta date stamp '17th Nov 43' and endorsed 'Tawanan Militair' (Military Prisoner) in red crayon, addressed to 'A. Harsveldt, No 15055, Belanda (Dutch), Luitenant ter z ee 2nd KL. Java X (Batavia) with large and small rectangular 'Furyo Yubin' (Prisoner of War Post) with boxed 'Kyoka' (Approved) and seal of "Yamamoto" with 'Ken'etsuzumi" (censored) in blue and unlisted (by Tett) seral in carmine. Very fine.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£225.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1945 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17682)

Netherlands East Indies. (Prisoner of War in Sumatra). 1945. Prisoner of War postal stationery card (second type) headed 'Furyo Yubin' (Prisoner of War Post) with pre-printed 'Marai Furyo Shuyosho (Malaya Prisoner of War Post) and 'Ken'etsuzumi' (censored), written by 'J.F. Stocker, No 137006, Sargent, Malai Furyo Shoysho No 1/ Pakenbaroe', addressed to his wife 'Mrs S.N. Stocker, Bandoeng' with hand-stamp 'Malai Furyo Shuyosho No 1' and rectangular 'Ken'etsuzumi' in violet with oval "Asanuma'" seal in orange.
No 1 Camp was headquartered at Pakan Baroe.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£275.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1944 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17681)

Netherlands East Indies. (Prisoner of War in Java). 1944. Prisoner of War postal stationery card with pre-printed 'Jawa Furyo Shuosho' (Java Prisoner of War Camp) in brackets, 'Furyo Shuyosho' (Prisoner of War Post) with boxed 'Jawa Furyo Shuyosho, Ket'etsuzumi' 9Java Prisoner of War Camp, Censored) in red written from 'H. van Afflen Saemafort, No 8560, Hollanda Blanda, Java X' (Batavia), addressed to 'Njonia (Mrs) L.J. van Affelen Saemefort, Bandoeng' with oval seal of "Watanabe" in carmine.
Card written in Malay.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£150.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1940 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17680)

Netherlands East Indies. (Protection Camp Mail). 1940. Netherlands East Indies postal stationery letter sheet 7 1/2c violet written from Ambarawa dated '21st May 1940' and cancelled by Ambarawa date stamp '22nd May' with 'Geopend Door Censuur' label, addressed to Oengaran with arrival '17th June 1940' and forwarded to the 'Internment Camp for German Woman' at Salatiga with 'Censuur' label on face.
Salatiga must have started out as an Internment Camp but was used as a Protection Camp for the 43 German woman and 51 children interned there.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Internment Camp collection and illustrated in his book "Nederlands Indie in Oorlog".
Also illustrated in Nico de Weijer's wonderful book "Postal Censorship and Internment Camp Mail" in the Dutch Indies.

£395.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1940 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17679)

Netherlands East Indies. (Internment Camp Mail). 1940. Netherlands East Indies postal stationery card 3 1/2c grey written from Sengkang Internment Camp dated '19th July 1940' with circular 'Interneeringkamp/ Sengkang' in violet and signed by the camp commander, addressed to Makassar, routed via Batavia '27/7' with 'Gecensureerd/ 1' censor hand-stamp in carmine on face, forwarded to Salatiga Protection Camp for women.
The Sengkang Internment Camp on the south Celebes island consisted of a school cordoned off with barbed wire. The camp held 93 internees mostly German. The internees were transferred from Sengkang to Makassar on 166th August 1940 and on to Ngawai and camps at Alasvallei.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Internment Camp collection and illustrated in his book "Nederlands Indie in Oorlog" page 14.
A very rare item, only a few items known from Sengkang Internment & Protection Camp.

£375.00
South Africa

1950 | South Africa (DR17678)

Netherlands East Indies. (South Africa - Indonesia). 1950. Air Mail envelope addressed to Medan, Sumatra bearing South Africa SG 120, 1s brown and blue tied by Pretoria slogan '19th April 1950', endorsed 'per K.L.M.' with instructional 'Onvoldoende Gefranking/ Insufficiently Prepaid' in violet with octagonal 'T/ Centimes' hand-stamp and endorsed '21', bearing 'Dutch Rule Restored' SG D495, 20c blue mixed with United States of Indonesia SG D576, 2 1/2c on 50c yellow applied and tied by Medan receiver '29th April' on face.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Indonesia postage due collection.

£350.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1943 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17677)

Netherlands East Indies. (Prisoner of War in Java). 1943. Prisoner of War postal stationery card with pre-printed 'Jawa Furyo Shuyosho" (Java Prisoner of War Camp) in brackets 'Furyo Shuyosho' (Prisoner of War Post) with boxed 'Jawa Furyo Shuyosho, Ket'etsuzumi' (Java Prisoner of War Camp, Censored) in red, written from 'W. Siebers, Hollander, Vaandrig (Ensign), B (o) 1481' addressed to 'Mrs E. Siebers, Batavia-C' with circular seal of "Shono" in orange and framed instructional 'Soerat Pembalasannia Haroes Dalam Bahasa Indonesia' in carmine reading (Response must be in the Indonesian Language). Very fine item written in English from Tjilatjap with code "B".
This rare hand-stamp was only used by the POW Camp in Tjilatjap, the other camps accepting cards that where written in English.
The only other example of this hand-stamp is shown by David Tett on page 87 of the Dutch East Indies volume 2.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£275.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1944 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17676)

Netherlands East Indies. (Prisoner of War in Java). 1944. Netherlands East Indies Japanese Occupation 'Dai Nippon' postal stationary card 3 1/2c grey written from 'F.C. Harsvelt, Djakarta' cancelled by Djakarta date stamp '20th April 04' and endorsed 'Tawanan Militair' (Miltary Prisoner) in red crayon, addressed to 'A. Harsveldt, No 15055, Belanda (Dutch), Luitenant tev zee 2nd K.L. Java X (Batavia) with rectangular 'Furyo Yubin' (Prisoner of War Post), hand-stamped 'Jawa hon' (Java POW Headquarters) with 'Ken'etsuzumi' (censored) in carmine and small seal of Zumi" in carmine. Very fine.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£175.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1947 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17674)

Netherlands East Indies. (Red Cross Form). 1947. Red Cross enquiry form (Bulterman Form 22A) headed 'Comite International de la Croix Rouge/ Geneve (Suisse)/ Delegation Batavia/ 61' written from 'Gombong, Perlindoenngan, Java' dated '28th February 1947' addressed to Bandoeng, Java with circular 'Palang Merah Indoesia/ Gombong', routed through the Red Cross Batavia 'Comite International/ Delegation Batavia' with 'P.M.I./ Poesai' transit in carmine. (scan not clear as written in pencil).
Ex Paul Bulterman Prisoner of War collection.

£225.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1944 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17673)

Netherlands East Indies. (Prisoner of War in Java). 1944. Prisoner of War (2nd) postal stationery reply card (Balasan) with pre-printed 'Ofuku Yubin Hagaki/ Fukushin' (Postcard with reply/ Inbound) and 'Furyo Yubin' (Prisoner of War Post), written from 'Njonja (Mrs) F.C. Harsveldt, Djakarta' addressed to 'A. Harsveldt, No 9120, Belanda (Dutch), Luit. ter Lee 11du K.L., Djawa W.M. (Bandoeng) with oval seal in orange (un-recorded by David Tett).
David Tett and Spink state "These reply cards are very scarce." The 'Balasan' is the reply half of the double to be returned.
Ex, Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£150.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1944 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17672)

Netherlands East Indies. (Prisoner of War in Java). 1944. Prisoner of War postal stationery card with pre-printed 'Jawa Furyo Shuyosho' (Java Prisoner of War Camp) in brackets, 'Furyo Shuyosho' (Prisoner of War Post) with boxed 'Jawa Furyo Shuyosho, Ket'etsuzumi' (Java Prisoner of War Camp, Censored) in red written from 'M.J. Scheepmaker, POW 1348, Belanda (Dutch), Java C.R. (Batavia-Djakarta) addressed to 'G.J. Scheepmaker, No 23957, Tawanan Militer (Military Prisoner), Java Z' (Bandoeng) with circular seal of "Tanaka" and forwarded to "Makasoera Camp' with framed 'Jawa Furyo Honsho' (Jawa POW Headquarters) and typed '22724' POW number and anointed 'No 22724 (KM)' dated '3-12-44' with "Watanabe" censor seal applied on arrival.
Very nice item sent camp to camp with double censor.
Card written in Malay.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£275.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1940 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17670)

Netherlands East Indies. (Red Cross - Via Iraq). 1940. Netherlands Indies Red Cross Air Mail envelope written from 'Bedjankar' addressed to 'Au Bureau International De La Croix Rouge/ Palais du Conseil General, Geneve, (Suisse)' bearing Netherlands Indies SG 408, 35c violet tied by Soengei/ Bedjangkar date stamp '10th Jan 40' with 'Door Censuur Geopend' label tied by circular 'Het Nederlandsch Indische/ Roode Kruis' in carmine on face and reverse, endorsed 'K.L.M. via Bagdad' with 'Marine-Censor' label (pink) and German censor label 'Geoffnet/ g' applied and tied by censor cachet in red. Very fine item.
Ex Paul Bulterman abd illustrated in his book 'Nederlands-Indie in Oorlog' on page 233.

£175.00
Australia

1945 | Australia (DR17669)

Australia. (Netherlands East Indies - Liberated POW Mail). 1945. Air Mail envelope headed 'Australian Red Cross Society (Unofficial)', unstamped envelope written from Bandoeng, Java addressed to Holland, endorsed 'Vliegpost' cancelled by Amsterdam slogan '27th Dec 45' with 'Nederlandsch/ Geopend Door Den Censuur' label tied by '2447' hand-stamp in violet on face and reverse.

£75.00
Australia

1946 | Australia (DR17668)

Australia. (Netherlands East Indies - Liberated POW Mail). 1946. Envelope headed 'Australian Red Cross Society/ Not Official' and endorsed 'P.O.W.' written from Medan and addressed to Holland. Nice item of 'Liberated Mail'.
Ex Paul Bulterman.

£75.00
Malaya

1946 | Malaya (DR17667)

Malaya. (Netherlands East Indies - POW Mail). 1946. Australian Red Cross Society/ Western Australia Division' unstamped envelope written from Soerabaja addressed to 'Bulla Camp (Buller Camp), Alexandra Road, Singapore' cancelled by Soerabaja date stamp '9th Jan 46' with triangular hand-stamp forwarded '19/1/46' to Reen 11 Camp. Superb item.
Ex Paul Bulterman.

£450.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1941 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17666)

Netherlands East Indies. (Red Cross - Contact Information Bureau). 1941. Envelope headed 'Nederlandsch-Indisch Roode Kruis/ Contactbureau Indie-Nederland/ Batavia' addressed to 'Information Bureau of The Netherlands Red Cross Society, Stratton House, Stratton Street, London' bearing Netherlands Indies SG 405, 15c ultramarine tied by Batavia Centrum date stamp '20th Oct 41' with oval 'Contact Bureau/ Indie-Nederland' cachet in carmine and 'Door Censuur Geopend' label tied by circular 'Censuur/ 6' date stamp '21/10' in red on face and reverse with 'Opened by Examiner/ 1163' censor label.
Ex Paul Bulterman.

£125.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1950 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17665)

Netherlands East Indies. (Indonesian Republic). 1950. Stampless envelope cancelled by Salatica date stamp '11th April 50' addressed to Soerabaja with circular 'T' hand-stamp with United States of Indonesia postage dues SG D578, 10s on 75c green-blue (strip of three) applied and tied by Soerabaja date stamp on face '11th April 50'. Scarce postage dues on cover.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Indonesian Postage Due collection.

£275.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1941 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17664)

Netherlands East Indies. (Protection Camp Mail). 1941. Censored envelope addressed to Rantjaekek, Java bearing Netherlands Indies SG 429, 10v vermilion tied by Salatiga date stamp '2nd September 1941' with double ring 'Beheerder/ Beschermingskamp/ Salatiga' in violet with 'Diboeka Oleh Censuur' label tied by 'Censuur/ 5' date stamp '3/9' on face and reverse. A unique item.
Very rare item from Salatiga Protection Camp which hosted 43 German women and 51 children. From the 4th August 1941 Salatiga housed Dutch wives of NSB Party members and Dutch, German and Indonesian wives of Germans.
Illustrated in 'Nico de Weijer's wonderful book 'Postal Censorship and Internment Camp Mail in the Netherlands Indies page 203.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Internment Camp collection and illustrated in his book "Nederlands Indie in Oorlog" page 22.

£550.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1942 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17663)

Netherlands East Indies. (Internment Camp Mail). 1942. Netherlands East Indies postal stationery card 3 1/2c grey written from Tjibadak Protection Camp dated 'Tjibadak 27th January 1942' cancelled by oval 'Beheerder/ Beschermingskamp/ Tjibadak' in blue, addressed to 'Paul Danzmann, Central Internment Kamp, Koetatjane, Block A, Barack 6, Alas Vallai (Sumatra).
Paul Danzmann was one of 478 German internees being transported from Sibolga to Colombo on the 'S.S. "Van Imhoff" when she was bombed by Japanese war planes off Sumatra 19th January 1942. Out of the 478 internees only 65 survived, 48 made it to the Indies island of Nias and 17 washed ashore on Poelou Simoek.
Although word of the disaster had reached the Indies no news was known to the other internees in the Camps. This card is written by the wife of Paul Danzmann who made it safe to Nias Island.
The card has been read by the Camp Administrator and censored, because of the disaster the card was detained in Alasvallei Camp.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Internment Camp collection, a similar card written from his wife illustrated in Bulterman's book "Nederlands INdie in Oorlog" page 34.

£350.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1940 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17662)

Netherlands East Indies. (Internment Camp Mail). 1940. Netherlands Indies Red Cross Air Mail envelope addressed to 'Au Bureau International De La Croix Rouge/ Palais du Conseil General, Geneve, (Suisse)" written from 'G.A.L. de Haan, Oude Hospitaalweg 24, Ambarawa Camp, Java' bearing Netherlands Indies SG 408, 55c violet tied by Batavia Centrum date stamp with adjacent 'Cdt. Intern, Kamp/ Ambarawa' date stamp '9th Dec 40' (two strikes) with 'Door Censuur' Geopend' label tied by circular 'Het Nederlansch Indische/ Roode Kruis' in carmine on face and reverse.
Ambarawa Internment Camp (Java) was located in a military hospital and housed 450 internees, (most had been transferred to Ngawai by November 40), the camp closed in March 41, this scarce cancel was in use December/ Jan.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Internment Camp collection.

£275.00
Malaya

1945 | Malaya (DR17661)

Netherlands East Indies. (Prisoner of War in Sumatra and Singapore). 1945. Prisoner of War postal stationery card (second type) headed 'Furyo Yubin' (Prisoner of War Post) with pre-printed 'Marai Furyo Shuyosho' (Malaya Prisoner of War Post) and 'Ken' etsuzumi' (censored), written by '1st Lt. J.W.A.J. Verburgt, Royal Netherlands Indies Forces' addressed to his wife 'Mrs E.L. Verbugt, Bandoeng, Java' with un-recorded Japanese censor in orange, routed via Singapore with rectangular 'Ken' etsuzumi' (censored) in violet with oval seal of "Shimogahara" applied in Singapore.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£295.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1943 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17660)

Netherlands East Indies. (P.O.W. in Malaya & Sumatra). 1943. Envelope headed 'Tawanan Miliiter (Military Prisoner) bearing Netherlands East Indies 'Japanese Occupation of Sumatra' SG 18, 3 1/2c rose tied by Djakarta date stamp '16th Aout 03', written from 'R. Postmus, Djakarta' addressed to 'Dr S. Postmus, Officier Kesehatan, Klas 1, Blanda (Dutch), Stam Boek, No 15891, Java - Z (Bandoeng) with framed 'Furyo Yubin (Prisoner of War Post) in red on face.
High ranking Prisoner of War internees could receive envelopes rather than post cards. Very few are known to exist.
A very fine item of POW mail.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£350.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1943 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17659)

Netherlands East Indies. (Prisoner of War in Java). 1943. Netherlands East Indies Japanese Occupation 'Dai Nippon' postal stationery card 3 1/2c grey written from 'L van Affelen v. Saemsfoort, Bandoeng, Java' dated '8th Oct 04 (43), cancelled by Bandoeng date stamp '8th Oct 43' and endorsed 'Tawanan Militair' (Military Prisoner) in red crayon, addressed to 'H. van Affelen v Saemsfoort, No 8560, Bangsa, Hollande (Dutch), Landstorm, Sergeant 1st Class, Tangst, Java Z (Bandoeng) with rectangular 'Ken' etsuzumi' (censored) in violet and seal of "Takahashi" in orange.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£175.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1946 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17658)

Netherlands East Indies. (Repatriation - Austria). 1946. Air Mail envelope written from Batavia dated '24th September 1946' with two page letter addressed to Austria bearing 'Dutch Rule Restored' SG 477, 60c slate tied by Batavia-Centrum date stamp '27th Sept 46', censored on arrival in Vienna with brown censor tape and 'Osterreichiache Zensurstelle/ W/ 263' on face in violet and struck also on page of letter, Austrian postage due 10c vermillion applied and tied by Wien receiver '9th October'.
Very nice item with Radio Austria "Aufgabeschein" (posting slip) inside.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Internment Camp collection.

£150.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1943 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17657)

Netherlands East Indies. (Prisoner of War in Java). 1943. Prisoner of War postal stationery card with pre-printed 'Jawa Furyo Shuyosho' (Java Prisoner of War Camp) in brackets, 'Furyo Shuyosho' (Prisoner of War Post) with boxed 'Jawa Furyo Shuyosho, Ken' etsuzumi' (Java Prisoner of War Camp, Censored) in red, written from 'M. van de Scheer, No 1-8074, Dutch, Djawa C.R. (Batavia Djakarta) addressed to C.J. van de Scheer, Bat 15209' with framed 'Ken' etszumi' (censored) in violet with oval "Asanuma" censor in carmine with hand-struck 'Jawa hon' (Java POW Headquarters) and endorsed 'P Baroe' (Pakenbaroe) in blue crayon, indicating 'van der Scheer' had been transferred to Sumatra.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£175.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1945 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17656)

Netherlands East Indies. (Prisoner of War in Java). 1945. Prisoner of War postal stationery card with pre-printed 'Jawa Furyo Shuyosho' (Java Prisoner of War Camp) in brackets 'Furyo Shuyosho' (Prisoner of War Post) with boxed 'Jawa Furyo Shuyosho, Ket' etsuzumi' (Java Prisoner of War Camp, Censored) in red written from 'J. de Bruin, No 19098, Belanda (Dutch), Tjideng' and dated '29th Sept 2605', addressed to 'A.J. de Bruin, No 42167, Java CQ 111 (Bandoeng) with circular seal of "Sakai" in orange and endorsed 'C3' in blue crayon indicating location in camp. Very few known. (The example illustrated by David Tett on page 167 is not correct).
Card written in Malay. Lovely item of Prisoner of War mail to POW Camp.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£225.00
Malaya

1945 | Malaya (DR17655)

Malaya. (Netherlands East Indies - Prisoner of War). 1945. Netherlands East Indies Japanese Occupation postal stationery card 3 1/2c grey written from 'L. van Affelen v. Saemsfoort, Bandoeng, Java' cancelled by Bandoeng date stamp '24th May 45' and endorsed 'Tawanan Militair' (Military Prisoner) in red crayon, addressed to 'H. van Affelen v Saemsfoort, Private Sergeant No 8560, Malayan P.O.W. Camps' with rectangular 'Ken' etsuzumi' (censored) in violet and oval seal of "Kubo" in carmine, endorsed 'Marai in katakana (Malaya) in blue ink, 'Pakenbaroe' in red crayon erased and anointed 'Changi' in blue crayon with circular "Kinoshita" seal, received in Singapore '5th June 45'.
Beautiful postal stationery card issued in 1945, at first sent to Pakanbaroe and forwarded to 'H. van Saemsfoort' a Dutch POW in Changi Camp, Singapore.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£375.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1943 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17654)

Netherlands East Indies. (Prisoner of War jn Java). 1943. Netherlands East Indies Japanese Occupation 'Dai Nippon' postal stationery card 3 1/2c grey written from 'Njonja (Mrs) F.C. Harsveldt, Djakarta' dated '28th March 03' cancelled by Djakarta date stamp '30th March 43' and endorsed 'Tawanan Militair' (Military Prisoner) addressed to 'A. Harsveldt, Nederlander, Luitenant ter zee 11, Djawa D. (Malang) with rectangular 'Ken' etsuzumi' (censored) in carmine and boxed 'Kyoka' (Approved) in red with circular seal of "Yamamoto" in orange.
Lovely item, written in Malay to Djawa code 'D' for (Malang).
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£175.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1945 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17653)

Netherlands East Indies. (Prisoner of War in Java). 1945. Prisoner of (2nd) postal stationery reply card (Balasan) with pre-printed 'Ofuku Yubin Hagaki/ Fukushin' (Postcard with reply/ Inbound) and 'Furyo Yubin' (Prisoner of War Post), written from 'E. Mai, Soerabaja' addressed to 'Dr P.R. Hausman, No 8402, Java, C.Q. (Bandoeng) with oval seal of "Matsuzaki" in orange, anointed 'H5' in purple crayon indicating hut number.
This is the only censor known from "Matsuzaki". David Tett states "Known on civilian card from Soerabaja to Java C.Q. (Bandoeng).
David Tett and Spink state 'These reply cards are very scarce'. The 'Balasan' is the reply half of the double to be returned.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£245.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1950 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17652)

Netherlands East Indies. (Indonesian Republic). 1950. Stampless envelope addressed to Djatinegara cancelled by Djakarta date stamp '13th July 50' endorsed with 'T/ 5' in crayon and bearing United States of Indonesia postage due SG D577, 5s on 100c yellow-green tied by Djakarta date stamp. Scarce postage dues on cover.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Indonesia postage due collection.

£175.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1940 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17651)

Netherlands East Indies. (Internment Camp Mail). 1940. Netherlands East Indies postal stationery card 3 1/2c grey written from Ngawi Internment Camp dated '30th July 1940' with oval 'Commandant/ Interneering Kamp/ Ngawi' on reverse and signed by the camp Commandar, addressed to Malang routed via Batavia '2/8' with 'Gecenureerd/ 1' hand-stamp in carmine on face.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Internment Camp collection and illustrated in his book 'Nederlands Indie in Oorlog' on page 16.

£295.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1946 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17650)

Netherlands East Indies. (Red Cross Form). 1946. Red Cross enquiry form (Bulterman 21) headed 'Poesat Perhimpoenan Palang Merah Indonesia/ Djl. Rijswijk 27 - Djakarta' written from 'Pangka Kamp, Pekalongan' addressed to Tjimahi dated '1st November 1946', routed via the 'Feldpost' with framed 'Pos - Tentara in green with m/s 3/11/46' and through the Red Cross, Batavia 'Comite International/ Delegation Batavia' and 'P.M.I. Tjimahi circular arrival on face. The message is in Malay with reply on reverse dated '17/12/1946'.
Ex Paul Bulterman and illustrated in his book 'Nederlands - Indie in Oorlog' page 258 (Formulier 21).
Bulterman notes Tjimahi was in Dutch authority. The sender was interned in the Pangka Camp which was controlled by the Republican Army.

£295.00

Philatelic News & Information

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Blog Post 1

21st Aug 2018

No Exhibitions for the last 18 months our last show was Singapore 2019 but we hope to be on the road soon. looking forward to meeting everyone again in 2022.

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Blog Post 2

30th Jul 2018

Cambodia. A wonderful new collection and Paul Bulternman Dutch East Indies from this great philatelist.

This month September 2021 we shall start to upload this very nice Cambodia collection. Some items are ex Dickie Dowler and a few from a well known California collector with a few from the famous Desrousseaux collection sold in Paris 2011.
The last great collection sold at auction was Bjorn Wallberg perhaps twenty years ago in David Feldman, Geneva. In his introduction David noted that for every 100 French Indo-China items the ratio to Cambodia was 'ten per cent' and Laos 'one in a hundred'.


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