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Australia

1946 | Australia (DR17668)

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

£75.00
Malaya

1946 | Malaya (DR17667)

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

£450.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1941 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17666)

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

£125.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1950 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17665)

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

£275.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1941 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17664)

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

£550.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1942 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17663)

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

£350.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1940 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17662)

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

£275.00
Malaya

1945 | Malaya (DR17661)

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

£295.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1943 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17660)

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

£350.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1943 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17659)

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

£175.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1946 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17658)

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

£150.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1943 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17657)

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

£175.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1945 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17656)

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

£225.00
Malaya

1945 | Malaya (DR17655)

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

£375.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1943 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17654)

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

£175.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1945 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17653)

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

£245.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1950 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17652)

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

£175.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1940 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17651)

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

£295.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1946 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17650)

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

£295.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1945 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17649)

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) and endorsed 'Malay Furoshu Yosho No 2' written by W.C.G. Willemsen N.C.O.' addressed to his wife 'Mrs E.M. Willemsen, European-Indo No 2/ 26604, Jawa C.Q. Woman's Camp' with boxed seal of "Takahashi" in orange on arrival 'C.Q.' (Bandoeng) and forwarded to Djakarta, Batavia (C.R.) with framed 'Jawa Yoku 1/ 15834' in violet, boxed rectangular 'Ket' etsuzumi' in carmine with circular censor of "Moroto" also in carmine.
Lovely item from Camp 2, Palembang area to Bandoeng and forwarded to Djakarta with previously unrecorded seal of "Moroto" not known in David Tett volume 2.
Ex Paul Bulterman's, Prisoner of War collection.

£295.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1942 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17648)

Netherlands East Indies. (Prisoner of War in Java). 1942. 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 'V.S. Gorden, No 1676, British, Airman, Java C (Soerabaja) and dated '25th December 1602 (1942) addressed to 'Mr A. Gorden, Jackidale, Notts, England' with circular seal of "Shono" in carmine, anointed '2nd card arrived 30/12/43' and boxed 'Crown/ Passed P.W. 2701' applied on arrival by British censor.
The R.A.F. had been billeted in Batavia and then moved to Buitenzog. After the surrender to the Japanese Gordon became a POW first at Tasikmalaja, West Java and then to the airfield at Semarang in a party of 200 to extend the aerodrome. It was from Semarang on 25th December 1942 he wrote this his second card home.
Card has been written in English and censored by "Shono". Only one other example is known of this circular Shono censor. See David Tett, Dutch East Indies volume 2, page 266.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£195.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1945 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17647)

Netherlands East Indies. (P.O.W. in Malaya & Sumatra). 1945. Post-card headed 'Tawanan Militer' (Military Prisoner) bearing Netherlands East Indies 'Japanese Occupation of Sumatra' SG 21, 10c grey-blue tied by Semarang date stamp '21st June 2605' written from 'A. Bunder, Bangkong' Semarang' addressed to 'Mr F.P.H. Bunder, No 148604, Dutch, Sergeant, Camp Malaya' with oval seal of "Asanuma" and endorsed 'Pakanbaroe' in red crayon with '2' on face, anointed '26/8/45' indicating when the card was received.
It was assumed Bunder had been taken POW in Singapore but he had been transferred to Pakanbaroe.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£195.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1941 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17646)

Netherlands East Indies. (Bermuda - Red Cross). 1941. 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 401, 5c blue and SG 407, 30c indigo tied by Medan date stamp '1st April 41' with 'Door Censuur Geopend' label tied by circular 'Het Nederlandsch Indische/ Roode Kruis' in carmine on face and reverse, routed over two Oceans with 'Opened by Examiner/ 4284' censor label (applied in Bermuda).
Very nice routing via Bermuda (11th Nov 40 to 1st April 41). Ex Paul Bulterman and illustrated on page 233 of his book Nederlands-Indie in Oorlog.

£225.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1944 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17645)

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 'J.R. Ingenegeren, Bandoeng' dated '6/6/2604' cancelled by Bandoeng date stamp '7th June 44' and endorsed' 'Tawanan Militair' (Military Prisoner)m in red crayon, addressed to 'A.M. Ingenegeren, Hollanda No 18667, Sergeant, Java Z (Bandoeng), hand-stamped 'Java hon' (Java POW Headquarters) with typed '19736' indicating new POW number and framed 'Ken' etsuzumi' (censored) with oval seal of "Umegaki" and anointed 'ONTV 4/8/44' in pencil indicating date the card was received at Java 'Z' Bandoeng.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£125.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1944 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17644)

Netherlands East Indies. (Civilian Internees in Sumatra). 1944. Special Prisoner of War card issued for the civilian internees in Sumatra written from 'Mrs C. Pameijer' dated 'sent Aug 44' in pencil on reverse, addressed to her husband in 'Gloegoer, Prisoner of War Camp, Medan', but the camp had been cleared and Mr Pameijer was in Southern Sumatra.
Card headed with framed 'Gun Yokuryusha Yubin' (Army Internee Mail) with 'Sumatora (in Katakana) Gun Yokuryusho' (Sumatra Army Internment Camp) with boxed 'Ken' etsuzumi' (censored) and censor seal of "Iwamoto" and after forwarding framed 'Ken' etsuzumi' (censored) hand-stamp in violet with oval seal of "Asanuma" in carmine.
Very rare inter-camp mail, less than ten items known of this Civilian Internment Camp card.
Illustrated by David Tett, volume 2, Dutch East Indies page 222.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£350.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1944 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17643)

Netherlands East Indies. (Japanese Naval Forces in Sumatra). Cira 1944. Stamp-less Naval Field Post Office card written from Kostaradja, Sumatra headed 'Sasebo Naval Base Post Office' reading "Dai Ichi Gunyo Yubinsho' (1st Naval Post Office) addressed to 'Miya Kalgun Kokutai (Miya Navy Air Base, Japan' with framed 'Ken' etsuzumi' (censored) in red and oval seal of "Takahata" on face.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£245.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1943 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17642)

Netherlands East Indies. (Prisoner of War in Java). 1943. Prisoner of War postal stationery card with pre-printed 'Jawa Furyo Shuyosho' (Java Prisoner of War Camp) in brackets 'Furyo Shuyosho' (Prisoner of War Post) with boxed 'Jawa Furyo Shuyosho, Ket' etsuzumi' (Java Prisoner of War Camp Censored) in red written from 'W. Siebers, No 23175, Hollanda, Java Z (Bandoeng) addressed to 'Madame Siebers, Djakarta' with circular seal of "Hasegawa" in carmine.
Card written in English.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£175.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1945 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17641)

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 June 1945', written from 'G. Erb, Blanda (Dutch), No 36521, Java C.Q. (Bandoeng) addressed to 'W. Dan M. Munger, Ex Consulaat Dari Zwitzerland, Djakarta' with framed 'Jawa Yokuryusho Ken' etsuzumi' (Java Internment Camp Censured) hand-struck in carmine and circular seal of "Tachi" with boxed hand-struck instructional 'No Records/ In Java/ P.O.W. & Internment Camp' in violet on face with boxed 'Consulate de Suisse/ Batavia arrival in carmine and dated '14th Aug 1945.'
Very nice item written in Malaya.
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.'

£275.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1943 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17640)

Netherlands East Indies. (Prisoner of War - Red Cross). 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 'R. Winsser, No 2588, Dutch, 1st Lieutenant, Java C (Soerabaja) addressed to 'Mrs H. Winesser, c/o Red Cross, Soerabaja' with circular seal in orange (unidentified) and 'Contact Information Bureau Roude Kruis/ Soerabaja' in red on face.
The Red Cross had been located at "Tjiliwoengstraat 24" and jhas been forwarded by the British.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection and illustrated in his book 'Nederlands Indie in Oorlog" page 276.

£150.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1944 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17639)

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 'F.C. Harsvelt-Jansen, Djakarta' cancelled by Djakarta date stamp '21st June 04' and endorsed 'Tawanan Militair' (Military Prisoner) in red crayon, addressed to 'A. Harsveldt, No 15055, Belanda (Dutch) , Lieutenant-ter-zee 2nd K.L. Djawa W.N. (Batavia) with rectangular 'Furyo Yubin' (Prisoner of War Post), hand-stamped 'Jawa hon' (Java POW Headquarters) in red with 'Ken'etsuzumi' (censored) in carmine and seal of "Umegaki" in carmine. Very fine.
The Java POW hand-stamp not listed by David Tett in red.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£225.00
Malaya

1943 | Malaya (DR17638)

Malaya. (Netherlands East Indies - POW Mail). 1945. Netherlands East Indies Japanese Occupation 'Dai Nippon' postal stationary card 5c grey written from 'M. van der Scheer. Kamp Adek, Batavia' cancelled by Djakarta date stamp '5th Sept 45' addressed to 'Kees van der Scheer, Landstorm Sergeant No 74599' with framed 'Mare e Ikan' (Transferred to Malaya) in violet and endorsed 'MAL' in pencil indicating 'van der Scheer' had been transferred to Malaya.
Scarce 'Dai Nippon' postal stationery card issued on Jul 1st 1945 when the rate was increased to 5 cents. This card was issued to write to POW's.
Ex. Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£175.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1944 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17637)

Netherlands East Indies. (Prisoner of War in Sumatra). 1944. 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 'H. van Saemsfoort, Landstorm, Sergeant, Malayan POW Camps' addressed to his wife in Bandoeng (Java) and forwarded to 'Lembangweg 91' with boxed seral of "Takahashi" in orange, endorsed 'N.R.' with boxed instructional 'No Record/ In Java/ P.O.W. & Internees Camps' in violet on face.
This mark was applied by the POW sorters in Java. There were three varieties of this hand-stamp. The N.R. suggests Mrs van Saemsfoort was not interned.
Ex Paul Bulterman's, Prisoner of War collection.

£275.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1945 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17636)

Netherlands East Indies. (Prisoner of War in Java). 1945. 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 'E Mensingh-Lemmers, Magelang' addressed to 'C.A. Meyer-Lemers, No 19796 Djawa, C.R. (Djakarta) with rectangular 'Ken'etsuzumi' (Censored) with circular seal of "Watanabe" in orange, boxed 'Jawa Yoku 1' (Java Internee District 1) and endorsed 'ONTV 28 June 1945' indicating when the card was received.
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
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1944 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17635)

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 and hand-struck 'Jawa Gun Yokuryusho' (Japanese Army Detention Centre) in carmine, written from G.G. Smit-Misset, Dutch, No 16448. C.R. (Batavia - Djakarta) addressed to 'M.W. Smit, Palembang, Sumatra' with framed 'Ket'etsuzumi' (censored) in violet with circular seal of "Suzuki" in carmine, anointed 'ONT. 30.9.44' in crayon being the date received.
Scarce hand-stamp applied to postal stationery from "C.R." the code for Djakarta.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.

£275.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1943 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17634)

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 'S van Velsen, Hollander, Sergeant, B (V1) 947' addressed to 'Mrs J. van Velsen, Hotel Tegal, Tegal' with circular seal of "Shono" in orange and framed instructional 'Soerat Pembalasannia Haroes Dalam Bahasa Indonesia' in carmine reading (Response must be in the Indonesian Language).
Very fine item written in English from Tjilatjap with code "B"
This rare hand-stamp was only used by the POW camp Tjilatjap, the other camps accepting the use of the English language for correspondence.
The only other example of this hand-stamp is shown by David Tett on page 87 of the Dutch East Indies volume 2.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Prisoner of War collection.
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£275.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1941 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17633)

Netherlands East Indies. (Internment Camp Mail). 1941. Netherlands East Indies postal stationery card 3 1/2c grey written from 'Alasvallei Internment Camp' dated '23rd September 1941' cancelled by 'Cdt. Intern. Kamp/ Koetajane' date stamp '23/9' with circular 'Commandant/ Interneringskamp/ Alasvallei', signed by the Camp Commander and framed 'Commissariaat/ Gedaan No ...VY' with hand-stamp 'Artkelen', waarvoor geen vergunning is verleend worden niet uitgereikt,' addressed to the Soerabaya Orphan Chamber, routed via Medan '25/9' with 'Gecensureerd/ 4' censor hand-stamp in carmine on face.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Internment Camp collection and illustrated in his book "Nederlands Indie in Oorlog', page 17.

£150.00
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

1941 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES (DR17632)

Netherlands East Indies. (Internment Camp Mail). 1941. Air Mail Netherlands East Indies postal stationery card 3 1/2c grey upgraded with SG 429, 10c vermilion written from 'Alasvallie Internment Camp' dated '29th December 1941', cancelled by 'Cdt. Intern. Kamp/ Koetajane' date stamp '31/12', addressed to Cheribon, routed via Medan '31/12' with 'Gecensureerd/ 14' censor hand-stamp in carmine on face and boxed 'Per Luchpost/ Par Avion' in violet.
Wilheim Hans Hanse was one of 487 German internees being transported from Sibolga to Colombo and Dehra Dun, Internment Camp, British India 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 swam to the Indies island of Nias and 17 washed ashore on Poelou Simoek.
W.H. Hansen writes to his daughter, three weeks later he perished.
Ex Paul Bulterman's Internment Camp collection and illustrated in his book "Nederlands Indie in Oorlog', page 35.

£350.00
Cambodia

1906 | Cambodia (DR17631)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China - Laos). 1906. Picture post card of 'Lao Monks in Prayer' addressed to France bearing French Indo-China SG 33, 5c green tied by Chlong/ Cambodge date stamp '9th Sept 06', routed via Pnompenh '12/9' with octagonal French paquebot 'Yokohama a Marseille' transit 'Sept 22nd'. Very scarce postamrk from this small village on the Mekong river in Kratie Province. The Post Office was opened in 1904.

£350.00
Cambodia

1900 | Cambodia (DR17630)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1900. French Indo-China postal stationery envelope 15c blue cancelled by Kratie/ Cambodge double ring '5th Feb 00' addressed to Saigon with Pnompenh transit and Saigon/ Cochinchine arrival on reverse '8th Feb.' Scarce Indo-China stationery used in Kratie Province.

£225.00
Cambodia

1905 | Cambodia (DR17629)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1905. Picture post card of 'Colonial Infantry Barracks, Saigon' addressed to Caen, France bearing French Indo-China SG 24, 10c rose-red tied by Kompong-Thom/ Cambodge double ring '27th Aout 05'. Nice item from Kompong-Thom Province.

£175.00
Cambodia

1903 | Cambodia (DR17628)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China - Laos). 1903. Picture post card of 'Native Lao People' addressed to France bearing French Indo-China SG 33, 5c green tied by Sambor/ Cambodge double ring '16th Oct 03.'
Mail from this small town in Kompong Thom Province is difficult to find.

£245.00
Cambodia

1887 | Cambodia (DR17627)

Cambodia. (French General Colonies). 1887. Envelope addressed to France bearing French General Colonies 'Type Dubois' Yvert 54, 25c black/ rose tied by Cambodge/ Pnum-Penh double ring '7th Oct 87', with Saigon/ Cochinchine on revere '8th Oct' and French entry cachet 'Modane a Paris' in red on face '13/10', Lille receiver and forwarded to Paris '15th Nov' on reverse. Very fine.
Ex Bertrand Sinais.

£395.00
Cambodia

1904 | Cambodia (DR17626)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1904. Picture post card of 'Cambodian Ox carts' addressed to France bearing French Indo-China SG 24, 10c rose-red tied by Kampot/ Cambodge double ring '8th Mai 04' with Saigon/ Cochinchine transit and Trevoux arrival '15th Juin'. Very fine.

£195.00
Cambodia

1910 | Cambodia (DR17625)

Cambodia. (Siam - French General Colonies). 1910. Picture post card of 'The Princess & Prince of Cambodia in Phnom-Penh' addressed to Annam bearing French Indo-China SG 33, 5c green tied by Mongkol-Borey/ Cambodge double ring '4th Aout 10.'
Under the French Treaty of 23rd March 1907 Mongkol Borei was returned to Cambodia by Siam.
Mail from Banleay Meanchey Province is very scarce. This is only the second item I have seen in forty years.
Ex Dickie Dowler.

£450.00
Cambodia

1882 | Cambodia (DR17624)

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 '15th Janv 82', routed via Saigon/ Cochinchine '7th Jan' with French entry cachet 'Modane a Paris' in red on face and Lapacaudiere, Loire arrival on reverse '21st Feb'. Very fine quality classic cover from Cambodia paying the new U.P.U. 25 cent tariff with French General Colony imperf issue (fine four margins).

£550.00
Cambodia

1896 | Cambodia (DR17623)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1896. French Indo-China postal stationery envelope 5c green cancelled by Soairieng/ Cambodge double ring '4th Jan 96' addressed to 'Controller of the Customs, Saigon' with Tanan/ Cochinchine transit on reverse '5th Jan 96'. Very fine item from Soairieng Province paying the un-opened printed matter rate. Signed Brun.
The earliest date known of postmark Type E2 from Soairieng.

£245.00
Cambodia

1906 | Cambodia (DR17622)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1906. Registered picture post card of 'Procession in honour of Buddha, Saigon' addressed to France bearing French Indo-China SG 13, 25c black/ rose and SG 23, 5c pale green (pair) tied by Kompong Chnang/ Cambodge date stamp '27th Jan 03' with hand-struck framed 'R', routed via Pnompenh '30th Jan' with Millau arrival '8th Mars' on face. Very attractive item from Kompong Chnang Province paying the ten cent postcard rate plus twenty five cents registration fee,

£375.00
Cambodia

1933 | Cambodia (DR17621)

Cambodia. (Rural Post). 1933. Envelope addressed to Saigon bearing French Indo-China SG 186, 20c carmine tied by 'Poste Rurale/ Cambodge/ Ponley/ Kg-Chhnang' double ring, routed via Pnom-Penh with Saigon receiver '5/3' on reverse. Very rare item of Rurale Post mail from Kompong-Chhang Province.

£2250.00
Cambodia

1906 | Cambodia (DR17620)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1906. Picture post card of 'Cambodian Ox Carts' addressed to Rhone, France bearing French Indo-China SG 33, 5c green tied by Krauchmar/ Cambodge double ring '11th Sept 06'. Scarce item from this small Mekong river village.

£225.00
Cambodia

1904 | Cambodia (DR17619)

Cambodia. (French Indo-China). 1904. Envelope addressed to 'Le Lieutenant Cosmat, 2nd Tonkinois, Mission de Ha-Tinh, Annam' bearing French Indo-China SG 23, 5c pale green (strip of three) tied by Pursat/ Cambodge double ring '8th Juil 04', routed via Pnom-Penh, Saigon and Dong-Hoi/ Annam '23rd Juil' with Ha-Tinh arrival '24/7' and forwarded to 'The Chemin de Fer' (Railway) with Hanoi and Hue '31/7' and re-directed to Hanoi '12th Aout' on reverse.

£275.00

Philatelic News & Information

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French Colonies

6th Apr 2022

Its a real pleasure to add a magnificent selection of French Colonies from Africa, Asia, The Caribbean and Oceania. Very fine pre-stamp, British Post Office, Charged Mail, Advice of Receipt, Printed Matter and postage due mail. A lovely selection of censor mail, some with five or six censor cachets and labels, routed Trans-Africa, two Ocean or over the Atlantic with some unusual destinations.

A few items from the Dr. Edward Grabowski collection, this amazing sale sold in three parts by Spink. Also interesting Tahiti and New Caledonia from Tony Eastgate's life time work.

Over the next few months we hope to add many items to grace the finest collections.

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China, French Indo China and Chinese Labour Force.

6th Apr 2022

A strong area of stock is our China from Imperial to WW2 with many fine censor covers and Air Transits. A good selection of the overseas Post Offices, Austrian, British, French, Japanese and Russian with offices in Manchuria. Many mixed combinations, I.P.O's .

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

John Marc also had a fine selection of the Chinese Labour Force which are not often seen, he built this selection over thirty years. One of the darker aspects of World War One was the plight of 12,000 Chinese workers who were recruited by the British Army from the North of China in 1916 to serve on the battle front in France as labourers, trench diggers, munitions carriers, mine disarmers and corpse bearers under often inhumane conditions. A large number were also struck down by the devastating Spanish flue of 1918.

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