Ref: DR17677
  • £275.00

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, Hollander, Vaandrig (Ensign), B (o) 1481' addressed to 'Mrs E. Siebers, Batavia-C' 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 in Tjilatjap, the other camps accepting cards that where written in English.
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.