1940 | NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES

Ref: DR17740
  • £150.00

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.