Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1904. Mourning envelope addressed to Algeria, North Africa bearing French Indo-China SG 25, 15c grey tied by Kratie/ Cambodge double ring '12th Jui 04', routed via Phompenh '13/7' with Biskra/ Constantine arrival and forwarded to Alger '16th Aout' on reverse.
Nice destination from Kratie Province to North Africa.
Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1928. Envelope addressed to France bearing French Indo-China SG 124, 6c orange-red tied by Mont Bokor/ Cambodge double ring '5th Avril 28' with Pnompenh transit on reverse. Scarce postmark not often seen from Bokor Mountain.
Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1903. Picture post card of 'A line of Elephants on Tresor Bridge' addressed to France bearing French Indo-China SG 23, 5c yellow green (2) tied by Preyveng/ Cambodge double ring '17th Mai 03', sent down the Mekong to Banam with transit '17/5' and Saigon-Central '19/5' and Basses Pyrenees receiver '16th Mai' adjacent.
Lovely item from Preyveng Province.
Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1907. Picture post card of 'Femme de Mytho, Cochinchine' addressed to France bearing French Indo-China SG 33, 5c green tied by Mongkol-Borey/ Cambodge double ring '10th Dec 07', routed via Pnompenh '12/12' with Herault receiver '7th Jan 08.'
Under the French Treaty of 23rd March 1907 Mongkol Borei was returned to Cambodia by Siam.
Very scarce card from Mongkol Borei in Banteay Meanchey Province posted in the first few months after being returned to Cambodia from Siam.
Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1898. Small Lady's envelope addressed to France bearing French Indo-China SG 6, 1c black/ azure (strip of four and single on face) tied by Kompong Tiam double ring '13th Dec 98', routed via Pnom-Penh with Ariege arrival '18th Jan 99' on reverse. Nice usage of 'Allegorical' issue one cent black (five) paying the un-opened printed mater rate.
Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1932. French Indo-China postal stationery envelope 5c violet cancelled by Le Bokor/ Cambodge date stamp with adjacent 'Allez Au Bokor/ Station D' Altitude/ du Cambodge', addressed to Barie, Cochinchine. Lovely use of this scarce slogan on Indo-China postal stationery.
Dessrousseaux cannot be sure of the dates but states used around 1931.
Cambodia. (Postage Dues - Egypt). 1909. Ceylon un-stamped picture post card of Kandian Chief and his family' addressed to Battambong, Cambodia, Indo-Chine cancelled by Port Said (Egypt) dispatch '11th Mars 09', boxed hand-struck 'T', routed via Pnompenh '10/4' and bearing French General Colonies postage dues Yvert 18, 5c blue (imperf) and Yvert 20, 15c pale green (imperf) tied by Battambong receiver '13th Avril.' Amazing item of incoming mail from North Africa with French General Colonies postage dues used in Cambodia.
Cambodia. (French Indo-China - Algeria). 1901. France 'Type Sage' postal stationery envelope 5c yellow green cancelled by 'Oran/ Karguentah' double ring '25th Jav 01' addressed to Kampot, Cambodia, endorsed 'par Saigon' with Saigon Central transit '19/2' and Hatien/ Cochinchine '23rd Feb' on reverse. Very nice item of incoming mail from North Africa to the small costal Province of Kampot.
Superb quality paying the Printed Matter unopened rate.
Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1913. Picture post card of 'Maison des Notables, Baria' addressed to Cher, France bearing French Indo-China SG 54, 5c green tied by Stuntreng/ Cambodge double ring '10th Juil 13.'
Nice item from this former Siam territory.
Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1907. Illustrated envelope addressed to Paris, France bearing French Indo-China SG 33, 5c green (pair) tied by Kratie/ Cambodge double ring '25th Nov 07' with Pnom-Penh transit and Paris receiver '24/12' on reverse. Lovely item.
Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1904. Picture post card of 'Interior of the Pagoda, Pnom-Penh' addressed to France bearing French Indo-China SG 24, 10c rose tied by Kompong-Tiam/ Cambodge double ring '23rd Aout 04', routed via Pnumpenh with Belfort arrival. Nice item from Kompong-Cham Province.
Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1907. Picture post card of 'Approach to the Temple, Angkor-Wat' addressed to France bearing French Indo-China SG 33, 5c green tied by Siemreap/ Cambodge double ring in blue '3rd Dec 07', routed via Pnompenh '5/12' with Calvados receiver. Lovely item.
Ex John Marc Sitarik.
Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1906. Stamp-less picture post card of 'La Route de Tudoc, Tonkin' written from Prek Puih (Cambodia) dated '1st Oct 06' addressed to France cancelled by Kompong-Tiam/ Cambodge double ring '2nd Oct', with adjacent 'T' in triangle and Lisbourne arrival '30/10' on reverse. Very fine item of unpaid mail from Kompong-Cham.
Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1903. Indo-China postal stationery envelope 5c green cancelled by Soairieng/ Cambodge double ring '26th Dec 03' addressed to Prey-Veng with Banam transit '28/12' on reverse. Lovely item paying the un-opened printed matter rate, scarce internal mail.
Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1917. Picture post card of 'L' Hotel de Ville, Saigon' addressed to France bearing French Indo-China SG 54, 5c green and SG 55, 10c scarlet tied by Soairieng/ Cambodge double ring '3rd Juil 17'. Very attractive item from Soairieng Province.
Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1922. Indo-China postal stationery envelope 4c orange upgraded with SG 91, 2c on 5c green tied by Siemreap-Angkor/ Cambodge double ring '15th Nov 22' with adjacent 'Les Ruins D' Angkor/ Indo-Chine' label, addressed to France, routed via Phnom Penh '16/11' with Marne arrival on reverse. Very attractive item with scarce Angkor Wat Temple label on face.
Cambodia. (French General Colonies). 1882. Envelope addressed to France bearing French General Colonies 'Type Sage' Yvert 35, 25c ultramarine tied by Cambodge/ Pnum Penh double ring '4th Juin 82', routed via Saigon/ Cochinchine '5th Juin' with French entry cachet 'Modane a Paris' in red on face and Lapacandiere, Loire arrival on reverse '20th July.'
Very fine quality cover from Cambodia paying the new U.P.U. 25 cent tariff with French General Colony imperf issue (just four margins).
Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1897. French Indo-China Registered postal stationery letter card 25c black/ rose upgraded with Indo-China SG 6, 1c black/ azure, SG 8, 4c purple/ brown and SG 10, 10c black/ lilac tied by Saigon Port/ Cochinchine double ring '16th Mars' with framed hand-struck 'R', addressed to Cambodia with Pnumpenh arrival '18/3' on reverse. Attractive item.
Scarce with full perforated surround border.
Cambodia. (French Indo-China - Laos). 1903. Picture post card of 'Proccession de la Fusee, Vientiane, Laos' (Rocket Procession, Festival) addressed to France bearing French Indo-China SG 33, 5c green tied by Sambor/ Cambodge double ring '4th Oct 03.'
Mail from this small town in Kompong Thom Province is difficult to find.
Cambodia. (French Indo-China - Opium Telegram). 1884. Telegram form (yellow) written from Phnom Penh for Kampot endorsed 'Entreposeur a Sous Inspecteur' (Warehouse keeper under Inspector) and 'Recettes du mois de Janvier vente Opium 642 kilos' (Receipts for the month of January sale of Opium), cancelled by Cochinchine/ Phnom-Penh date stamp '31st Janv 84' and signed by the Postmaster,
Very interesting item on the lucrative buying and selling of Opium trading in Kampot Province, Cambodia in the late 19th century.
Phnom-Penh postmark type not listed in Desrousseaux.
Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1894. Envelope addressed to Saigon, Cochinchine bearing French Indo-China SG 11, 15c blue tied by Kompong-Tiam/ Cambodge double ring '18th Aout 94', routed via Pnompenh '20/8' with Saigon arrival '21st Aout' on reverse.
Lovely item of quality from Kompong-Cham Province.
Cambodia. (French Indo-China - France - Postage Due). 1930. Lady's envelope addressed to France bearing French Indo-China SG 144, 5c violet tied by Kompong Luong/ Cambodge date stamp '17th Dec 30', routed via Pnom-Penh with slogan 'Visitez/ Angkor/ Ses Ruines/ Admirables' in blue on reverse, underpaid with French postage due Yvert 14, 30c red-orange applied and tied by Loire receiver '17th Jan 1931' on face. Very attractive small 'Lady's envelope' from Kompong Luong.
Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1905. Picture post card of 'Pagoda de Wat-May near Pra-Bang, Laos' addressed to Calvados bearing French Indo-China SG 24, 10c rose-red tied by K.Speu/ Cambodge double ring '14th Dec 05' with adjacent 'Kompong-Speu/ Cambodge' hand-stamp. Very fine item from Kompong-Speu Province.
Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1906. Registered picture post card addressed to Paris bearing French Indo-China SG 34, 10c rose and SG 37, 25c blue tied by Kompong-Thom/ Cambodge double ring '30th Sept 06' with framed hand-struck 'R', routed via Pnom-Penh '2nd Oct'. Scarce registered post card from Kompong-Thom Province paying the correct ten cent postcard rate plus 25 cents for registration. Very attractive item.
Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1906. Envelope addressed to the 'Commander of the French Troops, Hanoi' bearing French Indo-China SG 29, 15c brown/ azure tied by Kompong-Thom/ Cambodge double ring '24th Feb', routed via Pnumpenh '26/2' and Sagon '27/2' with Hanoi receiver '7/3' on reverse. Nice item of mail from Kompong-Thom Province.
Great Britain. (British Ship Letters - Coffee Houses). 1802. Pre stamp envelope written from Boston dated '28th June 1802' addressed to 'Mr John Parker, New England Coffee House, Threadneedle Street, London' endorsed 'via Bristol' with hand-struck 'Bristol/ Ship-Lre' in black on face (Robertson S1), rated '9' in m/s with London circular arrival 'July 29 1802' on reverse.
Beautiful quality Trans-Atlantic cover via Bristol to New England Coffee House.
China. (Chile). 1900. Chile postal stationery card '3 cents' red cancelled by Valparaiso/ Chile double ring '14th Feb 00', addressed to Shanghai, endorsed 'via Cordillera' with Buenos Aires transit 'Feb 25th' and 'Singapore To Hong Kong' marine sorter on face, sent on the streamer "Coromandal", dated Apr 22 00' . Great item and routing from Chile to China.
Ex Alistair Kennedy.
Iraq. (Indian Field Post Office in Iraq). 1941. Air Mail envelope addressed to New York bearing SG 259, 1r grey and brown and SG 271b, 3a violet (pair) tied by framed 'F.P.O./ No 41' date stamp '13th June 42', with framed 'Passed By/ 299/ Unit Censor' on reverse with circular '46', routed via 'Indian Sub Base Office/ No 7' dated '15th June'. endorsed 'Pan American Clipper' with 'Examined By Base Censor' label tied by 'Deputy Chief Field Censor', Brooklyn arrival '14/7', hand-stamp 'Inconnu' and 'Retour (Return To Writer) with Bombay 'D.L.O. dated '15th Dec' on reverse. Nice item from Indian F.P.O. 41 located at Mosul, routed via Bagdad. Very attractive item.
Ex Alistair Kennedy.
Greece. (Undelivered Mail - Great Britain). 1941. Air Mail envelope addressed to Athens bearing Great Britain SG 470, 6d purple tied by Fulham date stamp '2th Mar 41' with 'Opened by Examiner/ 538' censor, routed by sea to South Africa and thence air to Cairo with 'Egyptian Censor' label with boxed 'Postal Censor' and framed instructional 'No Service/ Return To Sender' in violet on face and returned 'Nov 41.'
Ex Alistair Kennedy.
Armenia. (Ukraine). 1934. Envelope addressed to New York bearing Russia 15k olive tied by Eriven, Armenia double ring, routed vi Kiev with framed instructional 'Recu au Bureau d'exchange de Kiev Gare avec les plis selement colles' (Received at the Office of Kiev Station with dirty glues).
Perhaps the mail was being opened for internal censorship.
Ex Alistair Kennedy.
Sweden. (Transvaal). 1943. Registered Air Mail envelope addressed to Transvaal bearing 90 ore turquoise tied by Stockholm/ Varde Ave date stamp with matching registration label and 'Valutakontroll/ Postverket' label, endorsed 'By Air To the United Kingdom' with 'Opened by Examiner/ 4781' label. Nice single franking to Africa.
Norway. (Great Britain). 1945. Air Mail envelope addressed to Argentina written from 'Alesund, Norway' bearing Great Britain SG 472, 8d carmine tied by 'Post Office/ Maritime Mail' obliterator in red with 'Opened by Examiner/ 1129' censor label and Buenos Aires arrival on reverse.
Burma. (Great Britain - Trans-Pacific Mail). 1941. Air Mail envelope addressed to Rangoon, Burma bearing Great Britain SG 477, 5s red tied by Carlisle roller '1st July 1941', endorsed 'Via Transatlantic/ Transpacific' with Rangoon/ Sorting receiver '23rd July' and forwarded to Mandalay '24/7' on reverse. Very scarce item paying the five shilling 'Two Ocean' route into Burma before the Japanese Occupation.
Ex Alistair Kennedy.
Egypt. (Great Britain - Undelivered Mail). 1941. Registered Air Mail envelope addressed to Egypt bearing Great Britain SG 470, 6d purple and SG 475, 1s brown with Liverpool registration label with 'Opened by Examiner/ 798' censor label with bilingual 'Returned To Sender/ By The Censor/ For Reason Explained in Memorandum Enclosed in This Cover' tied by Egypt 'Censorship Dept/ 18' hand-stamp on face in violet with 'Return To Sender' and boxed 'Undelivered For reason Stated/ Return To Sender' on face. Very unusual and attractive item.
Persian Gulf. (Bahrain - Postage Due). 1952. Air Mail envelope written from Sussex addressed to 'P.O. Box 348, Awalai, Bahrain Island, Persian Gulf' bearing Great Britain SG 470, 6d purple tied by Littlehampton date stamp '10th June 1952', underpaid with hand-stamp 'Surcharge '6' Annas To Pay' on face. Very fine and scarce Bahrain tax hand-stamp.
Ceylon. 1941.Registered envelope addressed to Chicago bearing SG 386, 2c red and black, SG 389, 10c black and light blue, SG 398, 3c on 6c blue and grey (10) and SG 399, 3c on 10c black and grey (block of eight) tied by Colombo date stamp '23rd July 41' with registered label and 'Opened by Censor/ 37' label tied by 'Crown/ Censor/ Colombo' wax censor seal in red, routed via New York with Chicago arrival 'Sept 7th'. Superb franking with scarce wax seal censor.
Gibraltar. (Morocco). 1904. 'The Gibraltar Chronicle' Newspaper dated 'Gibraltar, Thursday, April 14, 1904' addressed to Tangier, North Africa bearing SG 56, 1/2d green tied by Gibraltar double ring. An attractive and scarce item paying the Printed Matter news-paper rate to North Africa.
Interesting piece on the 'Japanese crossing the 'Yalu', Russian -Japanese War.
Ethiopia. (France). 1945. Registered Air Mail envelope written from the 'Delegation du Comite National Francais en Ethiopia' addressed to Dordogne, France 5g green, 10g claret, 20g blue, 50g violet and 65g bistre tied by bilingual Harar date stamp '9th April 45' with matching registration label, routed via Dire Daoua and Addis '16/4' with Egypt 'Censorship Egyptian' label tied by circular censor cachet with 'Postal Censor/ 58' and hand-struck 'A.V.2' in violet on face, endorsed 'Retour/ To Sender' with "N.B. Registered Letters are not admitted to France" and returned '23/5' on reverse.
New Zealand. (Official Censored Mail). 1941. Stamp-less Air Mail envelope headed 'On His Majesty's Service' addressed to England cancelled by 'New Zealand/ Postage/ 6d' and New Zealand/ Postage 1s' cancelled by Wellington/ F.M.B. date stamp '9th Sept 41' with circular 'Defence Headquarters/ O.H.M.S.' on reverse with triangular 'Service Censor/ No 2' and signed, endorsed 'Air Mail via, Bathurst, Khartoum, Lagos' with London reverse '3rd Oct' on reverse. Scarce Official Mail Service via Africa.
Ex Alistair Kennedy with his notes attached.
New Zealand. 1943. Registered Advice of Receipt Air Mail envelope addressed to England bearing SG 588, 1s deep green (7), SG 589d, 2s olive (pair) and SG 606, 1d green tied by Wellington date stamp with matching registration label and hand-stamp 'A.R.' in blue with 'Opened by Examiner/ D.D.A./ 5' censor label, endorsed 'Air Mail as Much as Possible'. Nice item franked at 11 shillings and 1 penny, three times rate plus registration and Advice of Receipt.
Ex Alistair Kennedy with his notes.
New Zealand. (Trans - Pacific Mail). 1940. Air Mail envelope addressed to Scotland bearing SG 618, 3d purple and carmine, SG 621, 6d 6d emerald and violet and 'Postal Fiscal' SG F150, 6s pink/rose tied by Otira date stamp with framed 'Loose Letter' in blue with 'Opened and Passed by Censor in New Zealand' label tied by circular 'Passed by Censor/ 5' on face in carmine, endorsed 'Per Clipper.' Lovely item sent Trans-Pacific and North Atlantic Air Service paying the old 6s 3d plus the 'Loose Letter' fee of 6 pence.
Ex Alistair Kennedy.
North Borneo. (New Zealand). 1906. Envelope addressed to Tenon, North Borneo bearing New Zealand SG 319, 2d purple tied by Christchurch roller 'Aug 18 06', routed via Singapore 'Se 20' and Jesselton '27th Sept' with squared circle Tenom arrival '1st October' and forwarded to London via Jesselton with receiver.
Peru. (France). 1886. Envelope addressed to France bearing Yvert 59, 1c orange and Yvert 79, 10c grey tied by cork obliterator with adjacent 'Correos Lima Peru' double ring '6th Juin 86', endorsed 'via Panama' with French entry cachet and Bordeaux arrival '13th Juil'' on reverse. Very attractive item paying the eleven cent rate to France via Panama.
China. (Yunnan Province). 1943. Air Mail envelope written from the 'China Inland Mission, Menghwa, Yunnan' addressed to England bearing SG 636a, $1, olive green (2) and SG 641a, $5 carmine (pair) tied by Menghwa date stamp, endorsed 'To Calcutta/ Thence by Ordinary Mail'. Very fine item from Weishan, Yunnan.
China. (Tibet). 1957. Envelope written from Lhasa, Tibet addressed to Nepal bearing China SG 1707, 4f carmine lake (pair) tied by vernacular date stamp, endorsed via India'.
China. (Japanese Post Office in the Boxer War). 1901. Picture post card addressed to Germany bearing Japanese Post Office SG 1a, 5r slate, SG 4a 1 1/2a ultramarine and SG 6a, 2a green tied by Tongku/ I.J.P.O. date stamp '20th June 01', routed via Yokohama '29th Juin' with Dronberg arrival on face. Very attractive three colour franking.
China. (Railway). 1915. Republic of China postal stationery card 1c green upgraded with SG 271, 3c blue-green tied by Shanghai date stamp addressed to London, endorsed 'via Siberia' with 'Bureau Ambulant No/ 1 Pukow Ku - Tientsin' and 'Bureau Ambulant No 1/ Peking - Tientsin' on face. Very fine.
Netherlands East Indies. (Japanese Occupation0. 1944. Envelope addressed to Medan bearing Netherlands Indies 'Dancer' SG 465, 5c ultramarine (strip of six) overprinted with framed "Dai Nippon", tied by Japanese Occupation Bangoen Pasba vernacular date stamp with oval censor in red and hand-stamp 'C', underpaid with 'T/ 20 ct' hand-stamp and bearing Netherlands Indies postage due SG D231, 10c salmon (pair) tied on arrival by Medan date stamp '19th Aug 44.'
Scarce item of underpaid mail from the Japanese Occupation bearing postage due. Exhibition quality.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Japanese Occupation postage dues.
Netherlands East Indies. (Japanese Occupation). 1944. Money order Card headed 'Binnenlandssche Postwissel (Domestic Money Order Card) addressed to Bilalo bearing Netherlands East Indies Japanese Occupation of Sumatra SG 60b, 60c bright blue and SG 61b, 80c vermilion surcharge 'Dai Nippon/ Tei Kohu Yubin' tied by vernacular Japanese Occupation Medan date stamp '12th Aug 44' with adjacent framed Japanese censor in carmine on face, address erased with blue crayon and forwarded from Bilalo '13/8' with arrival '18/8' on reverse.
Very fine Japanese Occupation censored Money Order.
Ex Paul Bulterman.
India. (Prisoner of War Mail). 1918. Stamp-less envelope written from Belgaum, Prisoner of War Camp addresses to 'Comite International de la Croix Rouge, Agence des Prisonniers de Guerre, Geneve, Switzerland' cancelled 'Service of Prisoners of War/ Colonel/ Supt. Civil Camp, Begaum', routed via Bombay with circular 'Passed Censor/ Bombay/ 36' on face and 'Opened by Censor' label on reverse tied by Geneve '15th March 18' on reverse. Very fine.
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'.