Spain. (Internees From German Cameroons). 1919. Stampless envelope written by 'Jorge Gebel, Internee Aleman, Pamplona' endorsed 'por Estafeta Militar' addressed to 'Comite International de la Croix Rouge, Bureau des Reaseignements sur les Prisonniers de Guerre, Geneve', hand-stamped 'Service Des Internes en Espagne/ Article 11 de la Convention Principle/ Estafeta Militar' and oval 'Ouvert/ Par l'Autorite Militaire/ 203' with Bern receiver '13th Jun 19' on face.
On October 8th 1916 the German colony of Kamerouns fell to the Allies, the following February around 1000 German troops and civilians crossed the border into Spanish Rio Muni. The soldiers were interned and m,ost returned to Spain and housed in Pamplona or Alcala near Madrid.
Greece. (Corfu - French Naval Base). 1918. Registered envelope endorsed 'a bord de Croiseur "Lorraine" B.N.M.' addressed to Besancon bearing French 'Sower' Yvert 139, 20c red-brown (pair) tied by 'Postes-Navales/ G' date stamp '15th Feb 18' with matching 'Postes Navales/ G' registration label with arrival on reverse. Very fine and scarce item of registered mail.
The French Battleship "Lorraine" was laid down in 1912 and commissioned into the fleet in March 1916, after the outbreak of WW1, She was part of Mediterranean Squadron stationed at Corfu to prevent the Austo-Hungarian fleet from leaving the Adriatic Sea. In 1917 she returned to the Base Naval, Marseille at Toulon for a refit.
Turkey. (British Prisoner of War). 1918. Stamp-less envelope endorsed 'Agence International des Prisonniers de Guerre' written from 'Lt. J.A. Pocock, Prisoner of War, Kudoc, Turkey' addressed to 'Comite International de la Croix Rouge, Geneve' with boxed censor on face.
Netherlands East Indies. (Postmarks). 1894. Netherlands Indies postal stationery card 5c violet cancelled by framed Maos hand-stamp addressed to Ngawi with squared circle arrival on face. Superb.
Netherlands East Indies. (Postmarks). 1882. Netherlands Indies postal stationery card 5c violet cancelled by 'Porrong' hand-stamp in blue green addressed to Soerabaja with Sidoardjo transit and Soerabaja arrival on face. Nice item.
French Colonies. (Madagascar - Great Britain). 1948. Air Mail envelope addressed to London headed 'Le Haut Commissaire/ Gouverneur General de/ Madagacar et Dependances' cancelled by 'Gouvernment General de Madagascar et Dependancies' in violet on face and reverse with framed 'Par Avion' and bearing Great Britain SG 485, 1/2d pale green and SG 488, 2d pale orange tied by London slogan applied on arrival. Interesting item.
French Colonies. (Martinique - Guyana - Trinidad). 1944. Air Mail envelope addressed to Cayenne, French Guyana bearing Martinique Yvert 150, 2f blue/ green (2) and Yvert 185, 2f50 brown tied by Fort de France/ Martinique date stamp with circular 'Censure Militaire/ Martinique/ 7' censor cachet on reverse, with censor tape tied by oval 'Ouvert/ Par/ L'Autorite Militaire', routed via Trinidad with 'IE/ 8009/ Opened by Examiner' label applied with 'Controle Postal Militaire' label tied by 'Controle/ Postal/ Guyanne Francaise' censor hand-stamp and Cayenne/ Guyanne Francaise arrival on reverse. Very nice item of West Indies censor mail.
British West Indies. (Barbados - Guadeloupe). 1890. Envelope addressed to Guadeloupe bearing SG 94, 2 1/2d blue tied by cogwheel cancel with adjacent Barbados date stamp 'Feb 19' with Basse/ Terre/ Guadeloupe arrival on reverse. Nice destination from a British West Indies island to a French West Indies island.
British West Indies. (Trinidad - Ireland). 1942. Air Mail envelope addressed to Ireland bearing SG 251, 8c green and orange and SG 254, 60c myrtle and carmine tied by G.P.O. Port of Spain/ Trinidad double ring with censor tape tied by 'Opened by Examiner E/ 2' hand-stamp in violet, routed via London with 'Opened by Examiner/ 2479' label and framed bilingual 'British Gaelic 'Released by/ Censor' in green on face, forwarded to Scotland and another censor tape added 'Opened by Examiner/ 455'. Nice item.
Netherlands East Indies. (Postmarks). 1904. Netherlands Indies postal stationery card 5c rose cancelled by framed 'Tangerang' hand-stamp addressed to Batavia with arrival on face. Very fine.
Netherlands East Indies. (Postmarks). Netherlands Indies postal stationery card 5c green cancelled by Onrust hand-stamp in blue with framed 'Franco' in blue addressed to Batavia with arrival. Very fine.
Morocco. (French Maroc). 1917. Registered envelope addressed to Casablanca bearing French Maroc Yvert 48, 40c on 40c red tied by Fez/ Tresor et Postes date stamp with 'Fez T.P.' registration label and hand-struck 'R/ Fez- T.F./ No' on reverse and circular 'Bataillon de Marche' military cachet on face. Very fine.
British West Indies. (Trinidad - Argentina). 1942. Air Mail envelope addressed to the United States bearing Argentina Yvert 368, 5c red-brown, Yvert 395, 10c brown and Yvert 336, 1p brown and blue tied by Buenos Aires date stamp, routed via Trinidad with 'Opened by Examiner/ I.E./ 8014' censor tape hand-stamped '11 Jul 1942' in violet with circular 'I.C./ Tri.' censor date stamp on reverse. Nice item.
Great Britain. 1895. Printed circular addressed to France bearing SG 48, 1/2d rose (plate 14) tied by London obliterator with French entry cachet and Cognac arrival. Scarce halfpenny circular rate to France.
China. (French Gunboat on the Yang-Tse River). 1906. French Indo-China postal stationery envelope 5c green upgraded with SG 30, 1c olive and SG 32, 4c purple tied by Saigon date stamp with 'Croiseur/ Cuiasse "Szeyden" in violet hand-stamp on reverse. Very fine.
Opened out for display.
Great Britain. (France). 1870. Registered and Charged envelope addressed to France bearing SG 45, 2d blue and SG 103, 3d rose plate 5 (pair) tied by '498' obliterator with adjacent oval 'Registered/ Manchester' date stamp in red, routed via London with 'Registered/ PD/ London' transit in red, hand-struck 'Charge' with framed accountancy on reverse, French entry cachet and Paris arrival. Nice item of Charged mail to France with the very scarce double circle Registered.
India. (Malaya - Kedah). 1940. Envelope addressed to Alor Star, Kedah bearing India SG 248, 1/2a brown and SG 250, 1a carmine (pair) tied by Karaikudi double ring, underpaid with circular 'T/ 50 - C' hand-stamp, routed via Negapatam with hand-struck 'Passed Censor/ Negapatam/ 1' in violet with framed Alor Star 'To Pay/ 10 Cents' hand-stamp and Alor Star/ Kedah arrival. Very fine item with the scarce Negapatam censor (rated 10 points), tax hand-stamps delated as applied in error.
Mauritius. (Forwarding Agent). 1839. Stamp-less envelope written from 'Mon Desir' dated '19th Nov 1839' addressed to France, charged '10' in m/s, carried by Private Ship to London with receiver '16th March 40' and forwarded endorsed 'Received & Forwarded 16th March 1840 by your obt. Sert. Edward Robinson' with French entry cachet and rated '21' in m/s on arrival with Le Fleche receiver '19th Mars 1840' on reverse. Interesting item from Mauritius forwarded from W.M. Robinson in London.
Mauritius. 1855. Stamp-less envelope written from Providence dated '5th Jan 1855' addressed to France cancelled by oval 'Packet Letter/ Mauritius' in red, endorsed 'overland mail', sent on the steamer "Propontes" with 'Indes Or/ 2 Marseille' French entry cachet, rated '1/-' in red m/s crayon and charged with hand-struck '10' on face and La Fleche receiver '16th Avril 55' on reverse. Very fine.
Netherlands East Indies. (Postmarks). 1908. Netherlands Indies postal stationery envelope 10c slate cancelled by 'Petjangan' hand-stamp (struck twice), addressed to Meester Cornelis routed via Koedoes and Semarang with Meester Cornelis arrival. Superb.
Netherlands East Indies. (Postmarks). 1906. Netherlands Indies postal stationery card 5c rose cancelled by 'Tjilegon' hand-stamp addressed to Holland with Hazerswoude arrival on face. Fine item.
Great Britain. (Prisoner of War Mail). 1914. Stamp-less envelope endorsed 'Prisoner of War' addressed to Sidmouth, Devon cancelled by London E.C./ Paid date stamp '2nd Oct 14' in red (Stratford Camp) with circular 'P.C.' in red and endorsed 'Urgent' on face.
Registered envelope addressed to Sidmouth bearing SG 357, 1d scarlet and SG 368, 2d orange tied by Deepcut Camp/ Farnborough cds '23rd Oct 14' with 'Deepcut Camp' registration label routed via London with arrival on reverse.
Registered envelope addressed to Sidmouth bearing SG 357, 1d scarlet (3) tied by Frimley date stamp '13tf Nov 14' with matching registered label and circular 'P.C.' in red on reverse.
Nice trio of envelopes from Herman Heiser who was interned early in the war by the short lived Stratford Camp before being transferred to Deepcut and Frimley Camps. Later in the war Heiser was at Knockaloe Camp on the Isle Of Man.
Great Britain. (Censored Mail). 1914/15. Small group of (12) censored covers addressed to Sidmouth, Devon, a few endorsed 'On Active Service' with stamp-less (4), bearing SG 352, 1/2d green (3) and SG 358, 1d red (5) tied by dumb cancels etc, with various censor hand-stamps 'Censored R.E.H.,' 'Passed by Ship Censor No 3', 'Censored Head Warmaster' and framed 'Passed Censor.' , in colours, violet, carmine and green, two with boxed 'Received From H.M. Ship/ No Charge To Be Raised' and two censored and signed. A nice lot.
Netherlands East Indies. (Postmarks). 1894. Netherlands Indies postal stationery card 5c blue cancelled by 'Amoenthai' hand-stamp in red addressed to Batavia with Weltevreden and Bandjermasin transit '7/5' on face. Very fine. Scarce cancel in red.
Netherlands East Indies. (Postmarks). 1885. Netherlands Indies postal stationery envelope 10c brown cancelled by 'Taroena' hand-stamp addressed to Tomohon with Menado transit on face. Scarce item from this small island.
Korea. (Greece). 1925. Registered envelope written from Chio addressed to Genzun, Korea bearing Greece SG 228, 5d pale grey tied by Chio date stamp with framed hand-struck registered, routed via Athens and Moscow on the steamer "Asie" with Genzun vernacular arrival. Very nice item of incoming mail.
Korea. (Russo -Japanese War). 1904. Picture post card of 'Russo - Japanese War, view of the "Dairnji Quarter for Russian Prisoners of Matsuyama, Japan'. Lovely card from the Russo - Japanese War.
Japan. (Japanese Prisoner of War Mail). 1916. Stamp-less post card written from 'Kuruma Camp, Japan; dated '9th June 1916' addressed to Eilenbach, Germany cancelled by vernacular date stamp with circular 'Censored/ Prisoner of War Mail' in violet.
United States, (American Red Cross - Prisoner of War Mail). 1918. Stamp-less envelope headed 'American Red Cross (Croix Rouge American), 4 Place de la Concorde, Paris' addressed to 'International Red Cross, Geneve, Switzerland' cancelled 'Official Business' with circular 'A.E.F. Passed as Censor/ A. 1848' and framed 'Examined By/ No 2' on face and sealed 'Examined By/ A.R.C. Censor/ Form 70G' labels in red (3). Wonderful item. Scarce American Red Cross censor tape.
Netherlands East Indies. (United States of Indonesia). 1950 United States of Indonesia postage due SG D576, 2 1/2s on 50c yellow tied to small piece with Djakarta date stamp '13th May 50' with overprint variety "JAR" instead of "BAJAR" with m/s 'T/ 20c' in blue crayon.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Indonesia postage due collection.
Egypt. (Belgian Congo - Northern Rhodesia -Undercover Mail). 1943. Air Mail envelope addressed to 'Madame Cassant, B.P. 62. Elisabethville, Belgian Congo' bearing Egypt Yvert 125b, 40m sepia, Yvert 188, 2m vermilion, Yvert 215, 50m grey tied by Shepheard's Hotel (Cairo) date stamp '18th Nov 43' with 'Censorship Dept' censor cachet and 'Egyptian Censor' tape tied by circular 'Censorship Dept/ 5' cachet, routed via Northern Rhodesia with boxed 'Crown/ Passed/ 0/ 3' in violet on face with Elisabethville arrival '13/12' on reverse. Lovely item of Undercover mail to B.P. 62 Belgian Congo.
Thailand. (French Indo-China). 1903. Picture post card of 'Elephant Contest, Phnom-Penh' addressed to France bearing Indo-China SG 24, 10c rose tied by 'Ligne De Saigon a Bangkok' date stamp (Salles 2003) with 'Saigon-Cochinchine/ Paquebot' (Salles 2010) double ring '12th Mai' and Arcachon / Gironde arrival on face '11th Juin'. Very rare Saigon a Bangkok French Maritime cachet, only listed by Salles on loose stamp, no cards or covers noted by him.
Gibraltar. 1889. Registered envelope addressed to London bearing SG 9, 1d rose (pair) and SG 11, 2 1/2d blue (pair) tied by Registered/ Gibraltar date stamp with London arrival on face. Very fine and attractive.
South Africa. (Natal). 1916. Registered South Africa postal stationery envelope 4d blue cancelled by boxed 'Prisoner of War' cachet in violet with framed 'R/ Natal/ Maritzburg' and circular Registered/ Pietermaritzburg with 'Passed by Censor' hand-stamp in violet and circular 'Post Free/ P.C./ Prisoner of War' on face with 'Opened by Censor' label, addressed to Hamburg, Germany but intercepted by the British with framed instructional 'Hostile Countries Censor/ Salisbury House, London' in violet on face.
British West Indies. (Trinidad - Martinique). 1945. Air Mail envelope addressed to Cayenne, French Guyane bearing Martinique Yvert 145, 65c orange (8) and Yvert 215, 10f violet tied by Fort de France/ Martinique date stamp with circular 'Control/ Postal/ Martinique' censor cachet, routed via Trinidad with 'IE/ 8004/ Opened by Examiner' label applied and Cayenne/ Guyane Francaise' arrival on reverse. Very nice item of West Indies censor mail.
British West Indies. (St. Lucia - Netherlands West Indies). 1905. Picture post card addressed to Suriname bearing St. Lucia SG 59, 1d purple and carmine tied by Castries date stamp '23/9', routed via Georgetown, British Guiana '27/9' underpaid, endorsed '15' in m/s and bearing Netherlands West Indies 'Yvert 10, 5c black/ lilac and Yvert 11, 10c black/ lilac applied and tied on arrival by Paramaribo squared circle. Very nice combination.
French Colonies. (Martinique - Guyane). 1944. Air Mail envelope addressed to Cayenne, French Guyane bearing Martinique Yvert 146, 75c brown (pair) and Yvert 152, 5f rose/ red tied by Fort de France/ Martinique date stamp '15/2' with circular 'Censure Militaire/ Martinique/ 5' censor cachet with censor tape tied by oval 'Ouvert/ Par/ L'Autorite Militaire,' routed via Trinidad with 'IE/ 8023/ Opened by Examiner' label applied with 'Controle Postal Militaire' label tied by 'Controle/ Postal/ Guyanne Francaise' censor hand-stamp and Cayenne/ Guyanne Francaise arrival on reverse '25/2'. Very nice item of West Indies censor mail.
French Colonies. (Martinique - Guyane). 1945. Air Mail envelope addressed to Cayenne, French Guyane bearing Martinique Yvert 136, 5c lilac wine (2), Yvert 182, 1f40 blue and Yvert 185, 2f50 brown (2) tied by Fort de France/ Martinique date stamp with circular 'Censure Militaire/ Martinique/ 10' censor cachet with censor tape tied by oval 'Ouvert/ Par/ L'Autorite Militaire' . routed via Trinidad with 'IE/ 8020/ Opened by Examiner' label applied and Cayenne/ Guyane Francaise arrival on reverse. Very nice item of West Indies censor mail.
Luxemburg. (France). 1927. Picture post card of 'Fishing boats on the river, Vichy' addressed to Luxemburg bearing France Yvert 235, 25c yellow brown tied by Vichy slogan, underpaid and bearing Luxemburg postage due Yvert 2, 10c black and green tied by Luxemburg Ville arrival. 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'.