1944 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

Ref: DR17713
  • £350.00

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.