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NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1941 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17779)

Netherlands East Indies. (Internment Camp Mail). 1941. Netherlands East Indies postal stationery card 3 1/2c grey written from Magelang Internment Camp dated '31st October 1941' with adjacent oval 'Militar Hospital/ Magelang/ Hoofd' in violet, addressed to the Soerabaja Orphan Chamber, routed via Magelang '31/10' with hand-stamp 'Gecensureerd/ 4' in carmine and boxed arrival '16th Nov'.
Mail from the Military Hospital Camp in Magelang is very rare in July 1941 only 13 German patients were in the hospital.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Internment Camp collection.

£350.00
India

1945 | India (DR17778)

India. (Internment Camp - India POW Mail). 1945. Registered Air Mail envelope headed 'P.O.W. Service' written from 'W. Dreyling, C.I.C. Wing 6, (55669), Dehra Dun, British India' addressed to the Netherlands with hand-stamp 'Service of Prisoners of War' in violet and bearing India SG 271, 3s bright violet and SG 275, 8s dull violet tied by Premnagar double ring '10th May 45' with matching registration label, boxed 'Crown/ Passed/ DHN/ 1' hand-stamp in violet of Dehra Dunm noted 'By Air Mail' with instructional 'Prepaid For/ Conveyance By Air' on face and reverse (not listed in Mcqueen), routed via Bombay with transit.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Internment Camp collection.

£345.00
Persia

1943 | Persia (DR17776)

Persia. (British India - POW CAMP MAIL). 1943. Air Mail envelope addressed to 'Monsieur Bezider Pogacuik, Civil Internee. No 390611, No 1 Wing, Central Internment Camp, Dehra Dun, U.P. British India' bearing Persia Yvert 58, 10c blue and carmine, 2r turquoise and 10r orange-brown and grey tied by Teheran double ring '6th June 43' with Arabic censor tape reading 'Opened by Censorship Authority' tied by Russian Section circular censor 'Anglo-Soviet-Persian-Censorship/ 6' on reverse and 'Anglo - Soviet - Persian - Censorship/ 29' in violet on face with circular '7' censor cachet. Lovely item sent to a Yugoslav in Camp Prem Nagar, Dehra Dun, India.

£150.00
Ceylon

1939 | Ceylon (DR17775)

Ceylon. (Japan - Prisoner of War). Circa 1939. Stamp-less envelope addressed to Japan written by 'H.C. Behring, c/o Asst. Censor Postal, G.P.O. Colombo, Ceylon/ Internment Camp, Diyatalawa' hand-stamped with framed 'Service of Prisoner of War' cancelled (P.A. Cornish Capt in m/s) 'Major/ Commandant Internment, Diyatalawa' in violet with 'Opened by Censor/ J' label on reverse. Nice destination to Japan.

£225.00
Persia

1943 | Persia (DR17774)

Persia. (British India - POW Camp Mail). 1943. Registered Air Mail envelope endorsed 'written in Russian' addressed to 'Monsieur Toteff Jordan Dontcheff, No 78743 (390844), Wing No 4, Barak No 3 C.J. Camp Prem Nagar, U.P. Dehra Dun, British India' bearing Persia Yvert 58, 10c blue and carmine (2), Yvert 59, 12c grey and orange (5) and 10r orange-brown and grey tied by Teheran double ring '10th Oct 43' with hand-struck framed 'R/ Teheran' and bilingual 'Par Avion' with Arabic censor tape reading 'Opened by Censorship Authority' tied by Russian Section circular 'Anglo-Soviet-Persian-Censorship/ 11' on face and 'Anglo-Soviet-Persian-Censorship/ 23' in violet on reverse, routed via Bombay with 'Opened by Examiner' tape tied by boxed 'Crown/ Passed/ DHC/ 29' and hand-stamped 'DHC/ 460' in violet with circular '1' censor cachet and Dehra Dun arrival '20th Oct'. Lovely item sent to a Russian in Camp Prem Nagar, Dehra Dun, India.

£275.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1945 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17773)

Netherlands East Indies. (Two Ocean Mail - Returned Mail - Red Cross). 1945. Air Mail envelope written from Tilburg, Holland addressed to Soerabaja bearing Netherlands Yvert 377, 22 1/2c green and Yvert 381, 50c brown-yellow (pair) tied by Tilburg date stamp '11th Oct 45', endorsed 'Per Luchtpost/ via Australia' with large circular 'Nederlandsch-Inisch/ Roode Kruis' in carmine with instructional 'Postal Service Suspended/ Return To Sender'. boxed 'Retour Afzender/ Onbekend/ Onafgehaald' (Return to Sender/ Unknown Uncollected) with Batavia 'RAPWI/ Post Kantoor/ 16 Feb 46/ Batavia' in violet on face.
RAPWI, Recovery of Allied Prisoners of War and Internees (Kantoor = Post Office).
Air Mail routed via Military plane to England and Ireland then over the Atlantic to Miami and Cristobel (Canal Zone), then by ship to Australia and finally by aircraft of the '19th Netherlands East Indies Squadron to Batavia.
Ex Paul Bulterman, a cover from the same correspondence also dispatched '11th October 45' is illustrated in his book "Nederlands- Indie in Oorlog" page 300.

£550.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1943 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17772)

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 'A. Harsveldt, No 15055, Holland, Luitenant tez, Zee 2nd K.L.. Java X' (Batavia), dated '5th July 43' addressed to 'Mrs F.C. Harsveldt, Djakarta' with circular seal of "Yamamoto" in orange.
Nice card written in English from Batavia with code lettter "X".
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£175.00
Malaya

1945 | Malaya (DR17771)

Netherlands East Indies. (Malaya - 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 'Walter Siebers, Warrant Officer, Malaya Prisoner of War Camps' addressed to his wife 'Mrs E. Siebers-Musse, c/o Mrs De Visser-Smits, Salembo 27, Djakarta' with boxed seal of "Takahashi" in orange with framed 'Jawa Yoku 1/ 6426' in violet, boxed rectangular 'Ket'etsuzumi' in carmine and unframed seal in carmine not listed by David Tett in volume 2 or updated from Mr de Jong's collection volume 4.
Mrs E. Siebers had been sent to Kramat Camp in Batavia.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£275.00
Malaya

1943 | Malaya (DR17770)

Malaya. (Netherlands East Indies - Prisoner of War). 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 '20th Nov 03 (43), cancelled by Bandoeng date stamp '20th Nov 43' and endorsed 'Tawanan Militair' (Military Prisoner) in red crayon, addressed to 'H van Affelen v Saemsfoort, No 8560, Indo-Blanda (Dutch), Landstorm Sergeant 1st Class, Tangst, Java X (Batavia) with boxed hand-stamp 'Furyo Yubin' (Prisoner of War Post) in carmine, rectangular 'Ken'etsuzumi' (censored) in violet and unrecorded oval seal in orange, hand-stamped 'Java (district) 1' and 'Mare e Ikan' (Transferred to Malaya) and anointed '24th Feb 44' 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.

£225.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1940 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17769)

Netherlands East Indies. (Internment Camp - Red Cross Mail). 1940. Red Cross Air Mail envelope headed 'Nederlandsch-Indische Roode Kruis/ Tjikini 65 - Batavia' addressed to 'Au Bureau International De La Croix Rouge/ Palais Du Conseil General/ Geneve (Suisse)' bearing Netherlands Indies SG 429, 10c vermillion (pair) tied by Medan date stamp with adjacent 'Cdt. - Intern-Kamp/ Koetajane' date stamp '21st Dec 40' with hand-stamp 'Gecensureerd/ 2' in carmine and circular 'Net Nederlandsch Indische/ Roode Kruis' on reverse, endorsed 'Luchtpost'. A very attractive yellow Red Cross letter issued to the internees at Koetajane Camp (North Sumatra).
Most of the German men held in the camp were transferred to Dehra Dun in British India December 1941.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Internment Camp collection.

£175.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1941 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17768)

Netherlands East Indies. (Protection Camp Mail). 1941. Netherlands East Indies postal stationery card 3 1/2c grey written from 'Sindanglaja Protection Camp' dated '17th June 41' cancelled by oval 'Beheerder/ Beschermingskamp/ Sindanglaja' in violet and signed by the Camp Commander, cancelled Sindanglaja date stamp '18/6' addressed to the Soerabaja Orphan Chamber with 'Gecensureerd/ 2' censor hand-stamp in carmine on face.
Scarce item from the Sindanglaja Protection Camp for women from January to June 1941 when the 170 wives of German internees were sent on to Tjibadak Protection Camp.
A card from the same correspondence is illustrated in Nico de Weijer's excellent book on Postal Censorship and Internment Camp mail in the Dutch Indies.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Internment Camp collection.

£450.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1944 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17767)

Netherlands East Indies. (Civilian Internees in Sumatra). 1944. Special Prisoner of War card issued for the civilian internees in Sumatra written from 'H.I.I.M. Schellart, Internment Camp, Medan, Sumatra' dated '31st Aug 1944' addressed to his wife in a camp in Bandoeng.
Card headed with framed 'Gun Yokuryusha Yubin' (Army Internee Mail) with 'Sumatora (in Katakana) Gun Yokuryusho (Sumatra Army Internment Camp) wirh boxed 'Ken'etsuzumi' (censored) and censor seal of "Tachi" in orange with 'CQ 25435' in blue ink, the internee number in Bandoeng (crossed out) and 'CR', for Batavia with new internee number '17867' in pencil.
Tjihapit was the largest women's camp in Bandoeng and Mrs Schellart had been moved to another camp in Batavia before this card was sent.
Very rare inter-camp mail, less than ten items known of this Civilian Internment Camp card.
Illustrated by David Tett in his volume Dutch East Indies 'Paradise Lost" page 221.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.


£350.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1940 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17766)

Netherlands East Indies. (Red Cross via Trieste). 1940. Netherlands Indies Red Cross Air Mail envelope addressed to 'Au Bureau International De La Croix Rouge/ Palais du Conseil General, Geneve (Suisse)' bearing Netherlands Indies SG 408, 35c violet tied by Batavia Centrum date stamp '14th Oct 40' with 'Censuur Batavia' label tied by circular 'Het Nederlandsch Indische/ Roode Kruis' in carmine on face and reverse with 'Dew/ 4' censor hand-stamp, routed via Italy with 'Verificato Per Censura/ TS' label tied by 'Commissione Provinciale De Censura/ TS' in carmine and circular '19' hand-stamp on face. Very fine.
Desrousseaux states in 'Livre' 5 page 374 the route via Trieste was only used April - May 1941.
Ex Bulterman and illustrated in his book "Nederlands Indie in Oorlog' page 233.

£125.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1950 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17765)

Netherlands East Indies. (United States of Indonesia). 1950. Envelope addressed to Silindak and forwarded to Galang bearing Indonesia SG 550a, 2 1/2s olive-brown and SG 554a, 7 1/2s deep green tied by Loeboekpakam date stamp '29th Dec 50', underpaid with circular 'T' and bearing United States of Indonesia postage dues SG D578, 10s on 75c blue tied by Galang receiver '4th Jan 51' date stamp. Scarce postage dues on cover.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Indonesia postage due collection.

£175.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1946 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17764)

Netherlands East Indies. (American Red Cross - Liberated POW Mail). 1946. American Red Cross envelope (Form 539) written from 'J. Eechont, Sgt. I.M. 62922, 1st Cie. Bat 50, 5th Sackie, Pare, Pare, Celebes' addressed to 'Kuiserkade Kamp, A. Pedjong, Soerabaja' bearing Netherlands Indies 'Dutch Rule Restored' SG 472, 10c red-brown tied by Pare-Pare date stamp '23rd Jan 46' with Soerabaja arrival and forwarded to Pangkalanbalei.
Ex Paul Bulterman's collection.

£125.00
India

1941 | India (DR17763)

Netherlands East Indies. (Internment Camp Mail - Indian POW). 1941. Netherlands East Indies illustrated (Briefkaart) post-card bearing Netherlands Indies SG 339, 3 1/2c grey written ffom Djokjakarta dated '13th March 1941' cancelled by Djojakarta date stamp addressed to 'E. Jackle, Internment Camp, Alas Vallei, Koeta Tjane, Sumatra', with 'Gecensureerd/ 2' hand-stamp in carmine, forwarded on the 'S.S. "Plancius" to India with framed 'Crown/ Passed/ DHN/ 3' censor applied in Dehra Dun Internment Camp.
German Internee 'E. Jackle' had been interned with 2461 men in Alasvallei Camp, they were divided into four groups, 75 to old and sick to travel, the remaining three groups consisting 975 and 938 on the 'S.S. "Plancius" and 478 on the ill fated 'S.S. "Imhoff".
Ex Paul Bulterman's Internment Camp collection.

£275.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1944 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17762)

Netherlands East Indies. (Prisoner of War in Java). 1944. Prisoner of War (2nd) postal stationery reply card (Balasan) with pre-printed 'Ofuku Yubin Hagaski/ Fukushin' (Postcard with reply/ Inbound) and 'Furyo Yubin' (Prisoner of War Post), written from 'A. van den Berg, Djakarta' dated '19th August 44' addressed to 'J.L. van den Berg, Belanda Totok (Dutch), No 2130, Java C.Q. (Bandoeng) with framed seal of "Taskahashi" in orange, hand-stamped 'K.5.' indicating location in the camp and endorsed '10th January 45', the arrival date in the camp in 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.

£195.00
Japan

1941 | Japan (DR17761)

Netherlands East Indies. (Internment Camp Mail - Japan). 1941. Japanese postal stationery card 2s vermilion upgraded with SG 321, 8s violet tied by Kioto/ Japan date stamp '23rd October 41' written from 'Angelien Passon, Kyoto Hotel, Kyoto, Japan; addressed to her husband 'Hans Passon (German), Interneerungskamp, Block A, Barrack 7, Alas Vallei, North Sumatra', with part Japanese instructional label and endorsed 'N.G.H./ Yokohama.' Scarce item of incoming mail to Alas Vallei, Kota Tjane Camp.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Internment Camp collection.

£225.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1941 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17760)

Netherlands East Indies. (Red Cross Form). 1941. Red Cross Form (Bulterman Form 2) headed 'Comite International de la Croix-Rouge/ Palais du Conseil General/ Geneve (Suisse) 61' written from Tandjong Balei dated '15th Feb 41' addressed to Den Helder, Holland, dated '9/4/41' in Geneve and received '25th April' and replied '9th May' back to Tandjong Balei.
Paul Bulterman Form 2 from October 1940 until February 1942.
Ex Paul Bulterman and illustrated in his book 'Nederlands Indie in Oorlog" page 232.

£95.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1940 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17759)

Netherlands East Indies. (Internment Camp Mail). 1940. Netherlands East Indies postal stationery card 3 1/2c grey written from Alasvallei Internment Camp dated '8th October 40' with circular 'Commandant/ Interneringskamp/ Alasvalleui' addressed to Sumatra, routed via Medan '11/10' with 'Gecensureerd/ 2' hand-stamp in carmine struck twice, forwarded to Beschermingkamp Kamp and Poelauradja arrival '31st Oct' on face.
Scarce authorization mark from the Commandant in Koetatjane, Alasvallei Camp only in use one year.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Internment Camp collection.

£150.00
India

1942 | India (DR17758)

Netherlands East Indies. (Internment Camp - India POW Mail). 1942. Stamp-less envelope headed 'Post of Prisoner of War' written from 'A. Danzmann, Int. Nr. 55646, C.I.C. Dehra Dun, British India' addressed 'To The International Red Cross Committee, Geneve, Delegation for Sumatra/ for Mr. P.C. Danzmann c/o "Deusche Konsulat", Medan, Sumatra' with hand-stamp 'Service of Prisoners of War' in violet with boxed 'Crown/ Passed/ DHN/ 2' and 'DHN/ 9' hand-stamp in violet of Dehra Dun, routed via Geneve, Tehran, Moscow and Tokyo with circular 'Japanese censor cachet in orange and arrival Japanese censor in Medan.
Paul Danzmann was one of 478 German internees being transported from Sibolga to British India via 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.
The cover is written by the son of Paul Danzmann, who had left Alas Vallei Camp on one of the two earlier ships.
Although word of the disaster had reached the Indies no news was known in Dehra Dun Internment Camp. This cover is written by the son of Paul Danzmann from Dehra Dun Camp not knowing if his father had survived the disaster. Paul Danzmann had made it safely tom Nias Island.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Internment Camp collection and illustrated in his book "Nederlands Indies in Oorlog" page 37.

£375.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1941 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17757)

Netherlands East Indies. (Red Cross - Contact Bureau). 1941. Window envelope written from the Netherlands East Indies Contact Bureau addressed to India bearing Netherlands Indies SG 404, 15c ultramarine tied by Batavia/ Centrum date stamp '8th Jan 41' with oval 'Contact Bureau/ Indie - Nederland' on face in carmine with circular 'Dev/ 1' censor and 'Opened by Censor/ 159C' tied on arrival by triangular 'Passed By Censor/ C-18' and Mahabaleshwar arrival '5th Feb'. Very fine item from the Contact Bureau.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Netherlands Indies collection.

£175.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1950 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17756)

Netherlands East Indies. (Indonesian Republic - Postage Dues). 1950. Document bearing Indonesian Republic SG J55, 3s red (block of 5) imperf with adjacent 'Wlingi/ TGL (4/4) 19' date stamp mixed with United States of Indonesia postage dues SD D576, 2 1/2c on 50c yellow (block of four) applied and tied by Soerabaja receiver on face '13th April 50'. Attractive and rare combination.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Indonesia postage due collection.

£1100.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1946 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17755)

Netherlands East Indies. (Red Cross). 1946. Stamp-less Red Cross envelope headed 'Roode Kruis. Heerenstraat 10. Tel. SMG. 507 Semarang' addressed to Roode Kruis Tjimahi' cancelled by Semarang date stamp '8th Sept 46' with framed 'Roode Kruis SMG/ AFD Contact en Information' hand-stamp. Very fine and scarce item.
Ex Paul Bulterman's collection.

£150.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1940 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17754)

Netherlands East Indies. (Internment Camp - Red Cross Mail). 1940. Netherlands Indies Red Cross Air Mail envelope headed 'Nederlandsch-Indische Roode Kruis/ Tjikini 65 - Batavia Centrum' with 'Service Des Prisonniers de Guerre' and 'Franco De Port' addressed to 'Au Bureau International De La Croix Rouge/ Palais du Conseil General, Geneve, (Suisse)' bearing Netherlands Indies SXG 405, 20c violet tied by Batavia Centrum date stamp with adjacent 'Cdt. Intern-Kamp/ Banjoebiroe' date stamp '10th Dec 40' with circular 'Het Nederlandsch Indische/ Roode Kruis' in carmine on reverse and hand-stamp 'Gecensureerd/ 2', endorsed 'By K.L.M. to Iraq.'
The Internment Camp at Banjoebiroe was located in al old infantry barracks north of Ambarawa. On 9th August 1940 there were 187 women and 101 children interned there. The camp was closed on March 22nd 1941.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Internment Camp collection.

£245.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1941 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17753)

Netherlands East Indies. (Protection Camp Mail). 1941. Netherlands East Indies postal stationery card 3 1/2c grey written from Salatiga Protection Camp dated '28th April 1941' with Beschermingskamp voor/ Duitsche Vrouwen/ Salatiga/ Beheerder' hand-stamp and cancelled Salatiga '28/4', addressed to Soerabaja, routed via Medan with 'Gecensureerd' in carmine on face.
The Salatiga Protection Camp hosted 43 German women and 51 children. Mail from this camp is very rare.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Internment Camp collection and illustrated in "Nico de Weijer's' wonderful book on Netherlands Indies censorship and Internment Camp Mail on page 202.

£550.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1944 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17752)

Netherlands East Indies. (Indonesia - Red Cross Form). 1948. Red Cross enquiry form (Bulterman 25) headed 'Palang Merah Indonesia/ Perwakilan Pusat Di Djakarta' written from Djakarta to Sibolga, Sumatra by Indonesians of Arab descent dated '24th March 1948', with circular 'Palang Merah Indonesia/ Djakarta', P.M.I. Boekettinggi' , m/s '2/4/48' and 'P.M.I. Tapanuli' with m/s '4/5/48' and forwarded to Pakan-Baroe with arrival 'Palang Merah Indonesia/ Pakan-Boaroe' dated '24/6/48', a transit of three months. The message is in Malay.
Ex Paul Bulterman and illustrated in his book "Nederland's Indie in Oorlog' page 264 noted as Formulier 25.
A unique item, the only example known by Bulterman and dated '24th March 1948.'
Bulterman notes 'was the postal service between Republican Java and Republican Sumatra only possible in this period by Red Cross forms ?'.

£395.00
Malaya

1945 | Malaya (DR17750)

Malaya. (Netherlands East Indies - Prisoner of War). 1945. Netherlands East Indies Japanese (Japanese postal stationery card 3 1/2c grey) written from 'L. van Affelen v. Saemsfoort, Bandoeng, Java' cancelled by Bandoeng date stamp 'June 45' and endorsed 'Tawanan Militair' (Military Prisoner) in red crayon, addressed to 'H. van Affelen v. Saemsfoort, Private Sergeant No 8560, Malat Furyo Shuyosho (Malayan P.O.W. Camps)' with rectangular 'Ken'etsuzumi' (censored) applied in Singapore on arrival. Very attractive item.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£375.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1940 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17749)

Netherlands East Indies. (Red Cross). 1940. Netherlands East Indies Red Cross Air Mail envelope addressed to 'Au Bureau International De La Croix Rouge/ Palais du Conseil General, Geneve (Suisse)' beraring Netherlands Indies SG 401, 5c blue and SG 407, 30c indigo tied by Gheriba date stamp '3rd Dec 40' with 'Door Censuur Geopend' label tied by circular 'Het Nderlands Indische/ Roode Kruis' in carmine on face and reverse with 'Nederland/ Zal Herruzen' hand-stamp on face. Very fine.
Ex Paul Bulterman.

£95.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1951 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17748)

Netherlands East Indies. (United States of Indonesia). 1951. Envelope headed 'N.V. Koninklijke Paketvaart-Maatschappij' addressed to Baleleng bearing Indonesia SG 559a, 25s ultramarine tied by Batavia date stamp, underpaid with circular 'T' and bearing United States of Indonesia postage dues SG D578, 10s on 75c blue tied by Singaradja date stamp '15th May 51'. Scarce postage dues on cover.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Indonesia postage due collection.

£175.00
Japan

1944 | Japan (DR17747)

Japan. (Netherlands East Indies - POW Mail). 1944. Japan Prisoner of War card (Type 2) printed 'Zentsuzi War Prison Camp Nippon' with framed 'Furyo Yubin' (Prisoner of War Post) in carmine top right and on message side 'Zentsuji Furyo Shuyosho Kitei Hagaki' (Zentsuji Prisoner of War Camp Regulation Postcard), written from a Dutch Naval Officer 'Lt. C.A.E. van Rhee, R.D.N.' (Royal Dutch Navy) addressed to 'The Swedish Consulate, Soeabaja, Djawa' dated '4th August 1944' with rectangular 'Zentsuji Furyo Shuyosho Ken'etsuzumi' (Prisoner of War Camp Censored) with boxed seal of "Hosotani" in orange.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£275.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1941 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17745)

Netherlands East Indies. (Internment Camp Mail). 1941. Netherlands East Indies postal stationery card 3 1/2c grey written from Magelang Internment Camp dated '8th November 1941' with adjacent oval 'Militar Hospitaal/ Magelang/ Hoofd' in violet, addressed to the Soerabaja Orphan Chambers, routed via Magelang '8/11' with 'Gecensureerd' hand-stamp in red, routed via Medan with 'Gecensureerd/ 2' in carmine and boxed arrival '18th Nov'.
The 'Gecensureerd' censor hand-stamp is only known on mail from this hospital and is unique in carmine/ red being only known on one cover in brown. (See Nico de Weijer's excellent book on Postal Censorship and Internment Camp Mails in the Dutch Indies).
Mail from the Military Hospital Camp in Magelang is very rare, in July 1941 only 13 German patients were in the hospital.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Internment Camp collection.

£395.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1944 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17744)

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 'W.C. Willemsen, No 9662, Belanda (Dutch), Djawa X' (Batavia) addressed to 'Njonia (Mrs) E.M. Willemsen, 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

1945 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17743)

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 'J.A. Voaden, Blanda (Dutch), No 1062, Sargent, Djawa. W.N.' (Batavia) addressed to his wife in Tjitjalenka with framed 'Ken'etsuzumi' (censored) hand-struck in blue-green and circular seal of "Watanabe" in orange.
Card written in Malay.
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.

£175.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1943 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17742)

Netherlands East Indies. (Prisoner of War in Java). 1943. Netherlands East Indies 'Dai Nippon' postal stationery card 3 1/2c grey written from Pengingepan Camp, Tegal dated '19th September 1943' addressed to 'S.V. Velzen, Sargeant 1st Klas, Blanda (Dutch), No 947, B. VI (Tjilatjap) cancelled Tegal '20/9', endorsed 'Tawanan Mileter' (Military Prisoner) with boxed 'Ken' etsuzumi/ Jakaruta Kyoku (Censored)/ Djakarta Post Office)' and seal of "Motohashi", adjacent boxed 'Furyo Yubin' (Prisoner of War Post) and m/s 'Ken'etsuzumi' (censored) with oval unidentified seal in orange, framed ' 'Ken'etsuzumi'/ Yubin Kyoka' (Censored/ Post Office) in carmine with hand-struck instructional 'Kembali Pada Sipengirim' (Return to Sender) and framed 'Rejected' with endorsement 'Deceased' in red ink and typewritten "111 1400", the POW number.
Very fine item addressed to Tjilatjap with code 'B'.
Illustrated in David Tett 'Dutch East Indies/ Paradise Lost" volume 2, page 340.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£350.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1945 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17741)

Netherlands East Indies. (Red Cross - Liberated POW). Circa 1945. Air Mail envelope written from Holland addressed to 'Kantoor (Post) International Bureau Roude Kruis, Kamp Tjihapit, Netherlands East Indies' bearing Netherlands Yvert 373, 12 1/2c blue tied by large circular 'Nederlansch-Indisch/ Roode Kruis' in carmine.
Ex Bulterman.

£95.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1940 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17740)

Netherlands East Indies. (Internment Camp Mail). 1940 Netherlands East Indies postal stationery card 3 1/2c grey written from Pematang Siantet Internment Camp dated '19th June 1940' with oval 'Militair Detachement/ Interneeringakamp/ P. Siantar' in violet (signed by the Commandar) and cancelled Pematang Siantar '19/6', addressed to an internee at Raja Protection Camp for women, routed via Medan with 'Militaire Censuur/ Medan' hand-stamp in violet, Brastagi arrival '21/6' and charged '3' in carmine applied at Raja Protection Camp.
The Pematang Siantat internment camp housed 171 internees (men) from Aceh and Sumatra's East coast. The camp closed on 3rd October 1940.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Internment Camp collection.

£150.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1946 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17739)

Netherlands East Indies. (United States - Red Cross). 1946. Air Mail envelope addressed to 'Central Information Bureau, Netherlands Indies Red Cross, Batavia, Java' bearing United States SG A906, 30c blue (3) and SG A907, 50c orange tied by double ring oval South Gate/ Calif with adjacent South Gate duplex 'June 28 46' with Provisional censor tape with typed 'Door Intercross par Ongeluk Geopend' (Accidently Opened by Intercross), tied by circular 'Comite International/ Delegation Batavia' in carmine on reverse and face with Batavia receiver. Very attractive item.
Ex Bulterman.

£275.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1946 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17738)

Netherlands East Indies. (Red Cross Form). 1946. Red Cross enquiry form (Bulterman Form 21A) headed 'POESAT PERHIMPOENAN PALANG MERAH INDONESIA/ Djl. Rijswijk 27 - Djakarta' written by 'Isaak Lemmers, Kamp Pangka, Tegal, Pekalongan, Java' dated '11th September 1946' addressed to 'Th. G.R. Meyer, Block G, Section 9, Kamp IV, Tjimahi' with circular 'Palang Merah Indonesia/ Tjabang Tegal' in violet, routed via the Red Cross Batavia 'Comite International/ Delegation Batavia', with oval 'P.M.I./ Tasikmalaja' and circular 'Tentar/ R/ Division/ Postentapa/ Resimen/ VII/ Perkiepoeng'.
Ex Bulterman who noted Tjimahi was in Dutch authority territory. The sender was interned in the Pangka Camp which was controlled by the Republican Army.

£325.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1944 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17736)

Netherlands East Indies. (Japanese Occupation). 1944. Registered 'Dai Nippon' postal stationery card 3 1/2c olive-grey upgraded with 'Japanese Occupation' SG 10, 20c olive tied by Sarangan date stamp '6th March 44' with matching registration label, addressed to the Javanese Bank, Djakarta with Djakarta '9/3' and Djakartakota '10/3' and circular Japanese Occupation arrival in violet 'March 18' with framed 'Ket'etsuzumi' (censored) on face.
Very rare registered postal stationery card from the Japanese Occupation. The German woman and children around 400 were housed in the "Scoola Djerman" (German School), they departed for Germany in 1946.
The card is written in Malay by an Indonesian lady married to a German who was captured in 1940 and deported in in 1942 to Suriname.
Ex Paul Buluterman's Internment Camp collection and illustrated in his book 'Nederlnds Indie in Oorlog" page 44.

£275.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1944 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17735)

Netherlands East Indies. (Japanese Naval Forces in Sumatra). Circa 1944. Stamp-less Field Post Office card written from the 'Japanese 25th Army at Fort de Kock, Sumatra reading 'Sumatra Haken Yumi' (Sumatra Expedition) with framed 'Ken'etsuzumi' (censored) in red with oval seal of "Yaguchi" on face addressed to Japan.
See note for transcript of message.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£175.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1944 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17734)

Netherlands East Indies. (Prisoner of War in Sumatra). 1944. Prisoner of War postal stationery card headed 'Furyo Yubin' (Prisoner of War Post) with printed 'Marai Furyo Shuyosho' (Malaya Prisoner of War Post) with small "Marai" (Malaya) in violet and 'Ken'etsuzumi' (censored), written by 'H. van Saemsfoort, Landstorm Sergeant' 1st Klass' addressed to his wife in Bandoeng (Java) with boxed seal of "Takahashi" in orange and anointed '11th May 44' in pencil on reverse.
Interesting POW card with small "Marai" hand-stamp identical to that used in Singapore.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£275.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1945 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17733)

Netherlands East Indies. (Prisoner of War in Java). 1945. Prisoner of War (2nd) postal stationery reply card (Kirin) with pre-printed 'Ofuku Yubin Hagaki/ Fukushin' (P;ostcard with reply/ Outbound) and 'Furyo Yubin' (Prisoner of War Post), written from 'A. Harsveldt, No 9120, Belanda (Dutch), Luitenant t/zee 11 KL, Djawa W.M. (Bandoeng), dated '1st January 1945' addressed to 'Njonja (Mrs) F.C. Harveldt, Djakarta' with framed 'Jawa Yokuryusho Ken'etsuzumi' (Java Internment Camp Censored) hand-struck in carmine and circular seal of "Tachi", anointed '16/1' 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.

£175.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1943 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17732)

Netherlands East Indies. (Prisoner of War in Java). 1943. 'Dai Nippon' postal stationery card 3 1/2c grey written from 'Njonja (Mrs) F.C. Harsveldt, Djakarta' dated 'Djakarta 14th April 1943' addressed to 'Toean (Mr) A. Harsveldt, Nederlander, Luitenant tez Zee 2nd, Djawa 'D' (Malang), cancelled Djakarta '16th April 03', endorsed 'Tawanan Militer' in red crayon (Military Prisoner) with boxed 'Furyo Yubin' (Prisoner of War Post) in carmine and adjacent framed'Kyoka' (Approved) with circular seal of "Yamamoto" in box and anointed '15055' in pencil Harsveldt's POW number.
Lovely item written in Malay addressed to Malang with code letter 'D'. Scarce.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£225.00
Thailand

1921 | Thailand (DR17731)

Thailand. (Postcards). 1921. Coloured picture post card of 'Working Elephant, Northern Forest' written from 'Khun Bhatara, Lopburi, Siam' addressed to German, Austria bearing SG 211, 2s brown tied by bilingual Lobburi date stamp. Very nice item from Lopburi paying the Printed Matter rate and attractive coloured card published by 'Y. Ebata, Photo Studio, Mikasa.'

£125.00
Thailand

1921 | Thailand (DR17730)

Thailand. (Postcards). 1917. Coloured picture post card of 'Working Elephant, Northern Siam' written by 'Khun Bhatara, Lopburi, Siam' addressed to German, Austria bearing SG 147, 2s green tied by bilingual Lobburi date stamp. Very nice item from Lopburi paying the Printed Matter rate and attractive coloured card published by 'Y. Ebata, Photo Studio, Mikasa'.

£125.00
Thailand

1911 | Thailand (DR17729)

Thailand. (Postcards). 1911. Picture post card of 'The Ploughing Ceremony' addressed to France bearing SG 141, 2s green and orange (3) tied by Bangkok/ 1 date stamp with Bangkok/ 2 transit and Tours arrival '5th Avril'. Very attractive item. Card published by "Robert Lenz & Co, Bangkok."

£125.00
Thailand

1912 | Thailand (DR17728)

Thailand. (Postcards). 1912. Picture post card of 'Elephant hauling teak log, Northern Siam' addressed to Makasser, Celebes bearing SG 143, 6s carmine tied by Bangkok/ 1 date stamp with Singapore transit. Lovely item. Card published by "J. Antonio, Bangkok.'

£105.00
Thailand

1911 | Thailand (DR17727)

Thailand. (Postcards). 1911. Picture post card of 'Native House, Bangkok' addressed to France bearing SG 141, 2s green and orange (3) tied by Bangkok/ 1 date stamp with Bangkok/ 2 transit and Tours arrival '5th Avril'. Lovely card.

£125.00
Thailand

1920 | Thailand (DR17724)

Thailand. (Postcards). 1920. Picture [post card of 'Native life in the Paddy Field' addressed to France bearing SG 96, 3a grey and deep violet and SG 132, 6s on 4a deep scarlet tied by bilingual Bangkok/ 4 date stamp in blue. Lovely item, card printed by "J. Antonio, Bangkok.'

£125.00

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Coming soon the John Marc Sitarek accumulation of China, French Post Office and Indo-China with magnificent French Detachment in the Boxer Campaign covers.

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