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Thailand

1946 | Thailand (DR17723)

Thailand. (Netherlands East Indies). 1946. Thailand Rama V111 postal stationery 15c blue envelope headed 'In Active Dienst' (On Active Service) written from the '3RD Fighting Wagon Squadron, Field Post Office, Semarang' cancelled by Veldpost/ Semarang double ring '24th Sept 1946' addressed to Bandoeng.
Scarce usage of Thailand postal stationery envelope from the Netherlands East Indies Field Post.
Ex Paul Bulterman's collection.

£350.00
Thailand

1945 | Thailand (DR17722)

Thailand. (Prisoner of War Mail). 1945. Thailand Rama V111 postal stationery folded letter envelope 10b carmine headed 'On Active Service' written from 'J.W. Haring, Sergeant, No 10742B, Aubonne (Tailand, Siam) dated '1/9/45', anointed 'signature for censorship' (and signed by the Commander) with provisional blank censor tape addressed to Den Haag with framed 'Crown/ Passed/ L 59' censor hand-stamp in violet on face applied by the British in transit.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£550.00
Japan

1941 | Japan (DR17721)

Japan. (Netherlands East Indies - Internment Camp Mail). 1941. Picture post card of the "M.S. Asama Maru" written from Kobe dated '13th July 41' bearing Japan SG 322, 10s claret tied by Kobe vernacular date stamp addressed to 'Mr Arnold Speisser, Centraalinterneeringscamp, Alesvallei, Kota Tjane, Blok A, Barak "2", Sumatra, Neth East Indin', routed via Medan with 'Gecensureerd/ 4' censor hand-stamp in carmine. Scarce item of mail from Japan into Ales Vallei Internment Camp (Aceh), Sumatra. A total of 2,285 German internees were housed in 6 Barracks, by late December 41 most had been transferred to Dehra Dun, British India.
The Indies Government gave German woman and children from the Protection camps a chance of repatriation via Japan to Germany at their own expense. On July 4th 1941, 338 women and 322 children left for Japan on the Japanese passenger ship "Asama Maru", hired by the Swiss Consul. However due to the German invasion of the Soviet Union there was no opportunity for them to return to Germany via Siberia. The German evacuees were then housed in Northern China and Japan.

£245.00
India

1950 | India (DR17720)

Netherlands East Indies. (India - Indonesian Republic). 1950. India postal stationery envelope 'two annas' carmine cancelled by Calcutta Beach double ring '5th July 50', addressed to Soerabaja, Indonesia, underpaid with horseshoe 'Calcutta Beach/ Due/ As' on face and circular 'T' hand-stamp, endorsed '17c', bearing Indonesian Republic postage due SG J68, 25s on 7 1/2s salmon mixed with United States of Indonesia SG D576, 2 1/2 on 50c yellow (pair) and SG D577, 5s on 100c yellow-green tied by Soerabaja receiver '27th July 50' on face.
Very attractive and scarce combination.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Indonesia postage due collection.

£550.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1944 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17718)

Netherlands East Indies. (s' Hertogenbosch Internment Camp). 1944. Stamp-less envelope endorsed 'Portvrij voor civiel geinterneerden voor Ned. Indie' (Postage Free for Civilian Internees of Ned Indies) written from St. Michielgestel Internee Camp addressed to Voorburg cancelled by s' Hertogenbosch double ring '14th February 1944' with hand-struck 'Geprift' (checked) on face.
As a reprisal against the Internment of Germans in the Netherlands Indies on the 7th October 1940, 116 persons were interned at Kamp Ravenberg, St. Michielgestel, 29 KPM employees and 87 prominent Dutchmen.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Internment Camp collection and illustrated in his book "Nederlands Indie in Oorlog" page 41.

£150.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1947 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17717)

Netherlands East Indies. (Repatriation - Austria). 1947. Air Mail envelope written from Batavia dated '15th November 1947' with four page letter on headed 'United States Navy' note paper addressed to Austria bearing 'Dutch Rule Restored' SG 476, 30c grey and SG 507, 2 5c blue-green tied by Batavia-Centrum date stamp '17th November 47', circular 'Dev/2' censor, erased and censor 'Dev/ 3' applied, censored on arrival in Vienna with brown censor tape and 'Osterreichische Zensurstelle/ W/ 299' on face in violet with special Austrian 'PORTO' tax stamps 5g green (4) applied and tied by Wien receiver '2nd Dec 47.'
Very nice item, the writer could not return to Austria.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Internment Camp collection and illustrated in his book 'Nederlands Indies in Oorlog" page 50.

£225.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1942 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17716)

Netherlands East Indies. (Netherlands - Prisoner of War). 1942. 'Veldpost' Briefkaart written from 'W.H.F. Klien, Stb No 119698, 1st Compagnie, 1st Garrison Battalion, A & 0' dated 'Hospital' "Somewhere" 10th January 1942' addressed to Hollywood, California, U.S.A.' bearing Netherlands Indies SG 429, 10c vermilion tied by framed 'Veldpost/ Distribiekt. 46' hand-stamp with 'Gecensureerd/ 128' censor hand-stamp in violet and double ring 'Passed By Censor' and endorsed '1476' (censor number) in m/s applied on arrival.
Lovely item.
W.H.F. Klien was both a Dutch soldier and philatelist, he wrote this Veldpost card while recovering in the P.O.W. Hospital.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Internment Camp collection and illustrated in his book 'Nederlands Indie in Oorlog" page 42.

£175.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1945 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17715)

Netherlands East Indies. (Japanese Occupation). 1945. Registered and Express envelope addressed to Soerabaja bearing SG 465, 5c blue (16) tied by Batavia date stamp '13th Sept 45' with matching registration label and 'Expresse' label with boxed and circular censor seal of "Ariyoshi" in orange on face.
Nice item from the Japanese Occupation sent by Registered/ Express mail.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£225.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1945 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17714)

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 'PH. G.W. Pootjes-Prins, No 5390, Belanda (Dutch), Djawa C.P. (Semarang) dated 'Maret (March) 2605' addressed to 'Toean (Mr) J.R. Pootjes, No 745, Belanda (Dutch), Benteng, Ngawi' with framed 'Ken'etsuzumi' (censored) with rectangular seal of "Tanaka' in orange, anointed 'Ontv 11/7/45' in pencil, endorsed '111/ 30061' and large circular seal of "Ueda" with small seal of "Ueda" (diameter 5mm) adjacent and endorsed 'X-3' location in camp.
Card written in Malay. Very fine item into Ngawi Internment Camp.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£195.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1944 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17713)

Netherlands Est Indies. (Prisoner of War in Java). 1944. 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), written from 'W.P. Berkelaar, Belanda (Dutch), No 36710, Java C.Q. (Bandoeng) addressed to 'M.L.L. Berkelaar, Bandoeng, Java' with framed 'Jawa Yokuryusho Ken'etsuzumi' (Java Internment Camp (Censored) hand-struck in carmine and circular seal of "Tachi", used back 'Balasan' reply half with rectangular 'Ken'etsuzumi' (censored) in blue-green censor with rectangular seal of "Takahashi" in orange.
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 and returned by the receiver.
A key item from the Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£350.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1943 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17712)

Netherlands East Indies. (Prisoner of War in Java). 1943. Netherlands East Indies Japanese Occupation 'Dai Nippon' postal stationery card 3 1/2c grey printed reply section headed 'Kartoepos Dengan Balasan Telah Dibajar' written from Djakarta, endorsed 'Tawanan Militair' (Military Prisoner) addressed to 'H. Obenhuyun, No 10767 (B), Sergeant 2nd class, Java' with framed 'Furyo Yubin' (Prisoner of War Post) and hand-struck 'Prisoner of War' in carmine, not listed by David Tett in his book Dutch Indies 'Paradise Lost.'
Very few Japanese Occupation reply cards known.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£175.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1941 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17711)

Netherlands East Indie. (Red Cross Form). 1941. Red Cross Form (Bulterman 2) headed 'Comite International de la Croix Rouge/ Palais du Conseil General/ Geneve (Suisse) 61' written from Malang, Java' dated '10th Feb 41' addressed to Den Haag, Holland dated '8/4/41' in Geneve and received '25th April' and replied back to Malang.
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

1945 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17710)

Netherlands East Indies. (Philippines - Ned Indies Red Cross). 1945. Stamp-less envelope written from a liberated Dutch soldier previously in Manilla now in a temporary camp at Menaire on Morotai Island addressed to Soerabaja with oval 'Luchtbeschermings Dienst/ Soerabaja/ Hoofd Sector/ V1' in blue (Air Defense Service Chief/ Sector v1) and circular 'Ned Ind. Roode Kruis/ FD. Soerabaja' on face in carmine.
Very rare item of liberation mail.
Ex Paul Bulterman and illustrated in his book "Nederlands Indie in Oorlog" page 297.

£225.00
Malaya

1945 | Malaya (DR17709)

Netherlands East Indies. (P.O.W. in Malaya & Java). 1945. Netherlands East Indies Japanese Occupation 'Dai Nippon' postal stationery card 3 1/2c grey written from 'A. Bunder, Bankong, Semarang' endorsed 'Tawanan Militair' (Military Prisoner) addressed to 'Mr F.P.H. Bunder, Dutch, Sergeant, Camp Malaya, Furyo Shuyosho No 1' (Japanese Prisoner of War Camp No 1, Malaya) with oval seal of "Asanuma" and endorsed 'Pakanbaroe' in blue crayon with bold '2' on face.
It was assumed Bunder had been taken POW in Singapore but he had been transferred to Pakanbaroe.
More difficult stationery card issued in January 1945 for civilian use writing to interned P.O.W.'s.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£195.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1944 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17708)

Netherlands East Indies. (Prisoner of War in Sumatra). 1944. Prisoner of War postal stationery card (1st type) headed 'Furyo Yubin' (Prisoner of War Post) with pre-printed 'Furyo Shuyosho' (Prisoner of War Post) with vertical hand-stamp above reading "Marai" in katakana script with 'Ken'etsuzumi' (censored) and rectangular seal of "Takahasi" in orange, written by 'Walter Siebers, Ensign' addressed to his wife 'Mrs E. Siebers, Salemba 27, Djakarta' with framed' 'Jawa 1' (Java district 1) in violet and forwarded to 'Kramat Camp' in Batavia with endorsement in blue and Camp No 2065' anoined '27th August 1944' the date the card was received by Mrs Siebers.
Unrecorded "Marai" three syllable hand-stamp not noted by David Tett in his book on the Dutch Indies 'Paradise Lost' or Singapore and Malaya 'The Changi Connection'.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£450.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1940 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17707)

Netherlands East Indies. (Internment Camp Mail). 1940. Netherlands East Indies postal stationery card 3 1/2c grey written from Pematang Siantat Internment Camp dated '14th June 1940' with oval 'Militair Detchement/ Interneeringakamp/ P. Siantar' in violet (signed by the Commander) and cancelled Pematang Siantar '14/6', addressed to an internee at Raja Protection Camp for women, routed via Medan with 'Militaire Censor/ Medan' hand-stamp in violet and charged '3' in carmine applied at the 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.
Very attractive item with short lived censor.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Internment Camp collection and illustrated in his book 'Nederlands Indie in Oorlog" page 13.

£150.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1940 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17706 )

Netherlands East Indies. (Red Cross - Egypt). 1940. Netherlands East Indies Red Cross Air Mail envelope written from 'Tikole, Lembok' 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 date stamp '30th Nov 40' with 'Door Censuur Geopend' label tied by circular 'Het Nederlandsch Indische/ Roode Kruis' in carmine on face and reverse, endorsed 'Per K.L.M. tot Iraq' with 'Postes Egyptiennes/ Zagazig' seal in blue. Interesting item.
Ex Paul Bulterman and mentioned in his book "Nederlands Indie in Oorlog" page 233.

£125.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1944 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17705)

Netherlands East Indies. (Prisoner of War in Java). 1944. Netherlands East Indies Japanese Occupation 'Dai Nippon' postal stationery card 3 1/2c grey written from 'Th.van Motman, Djakarta', cancelled by Djakarta date stamp '7th Jan 44', addressed to C.P.W. van Motman, No 22939, Hollanda, Landstorm Sergeant, Djawa Z (Bandoeng), hand-stamped 'Jawa hon' (Java POW Headquarters) with typed '19295' indicating new POW number and 'Ken'etsuzumi' (censored) in violet with seal of "Hachita" and framed 'Ket'suzumi' (censored) in carmine with oval censor seal of "Suzuki", endorsed 'ontr 7/4/44' indicating when the card was received.
David Tett notes only one censor seal from "Hachita" is known.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£225.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1944 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17704)

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 Ken'etszumi' (Java Prisoner of War Camp, Censored) in red, written by 'C.A. Meyer (19796), Indo-Blanda Java C.R. (Batavia) addressed to his son 'Th. G.R. Meyer, No 33962, Java C.Q. (Bandoeng) with framed 'Ken'etsuzumi' and rectangular seal of "Tanaka" with arrivval circular seal of "Watanabe".
Card written from POW Camp in Batavia to a camp in Bandoeng, written in Malay and censored on reverse.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£175.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1945 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17703)

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 Shuosho, Ket'etsuzumi' (Java Prisoner of War Camp, Censored) in red written from 'R. de Jagel, Balanda (Dutch), 1st Lieutenant, Djawa D (Malang) addressed to Malang with circular seal of "Sato" in carmine.
Scarce item from Djawa D, (Malang) written in Malay.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£175.00
Malaya

1943 | Malaya (DR17702)

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' cancelled by Bandoeng date stamp '20th Dec 43' and endorsed 'Tawanan Militair' (Military Prisoner) in red crayon, addressed to 'H. van Affelen v Saemsfoort, No 8560, Bangsa, Blanda Indo (Dutch), Landstorm, Sergeant 1st Class, Tangst, Java 'X' (Batavia) with hand-stamp 'Furyo Yubin' (Prisoner of War Post) in carmine, rectangular 'Ken'etsuzumi' (censored) in violet and circular seal of "Miura", hand-stamped 'Java (district) 1', typed '8560' (POW number), endorsed 'Pakanbaroe' in blue crayon and hand-stamped 'Mare e Ikan' (Transferred to Malaya) and rectangular 'Ken'etsuzumi' (censored) in violet with oval seal of "Shimogahara" in red applied on arrival in Singapore and anointed '15th Mei 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.

£275.00
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 (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

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

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