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Displaying 5 Lots in Category - Netherlands
C of A - Postal History
1912usages of Fullface 1d Letter Cards 'MOSMAN BAY...' (Ferry in Mid-Distance) & 'LOG TRAIN...' both uprated with South Australian ½d & 1d, the first is superb but philatelic.
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Five stockbookswith an extensive heavily duplicated array all soaked-off 1930s-1950s office mail - weep!! - with many better stamps including Austria Birds 10s x2 (Cat £150); Holland 1946 Wilhelmina 5g green x10 (£600) & 10g violet x10 including a pair (£600), 1949-51 Juliana 10g x20+ (£600+) & Seagulls duo (stained, Cat £400); Italy 1948 St Catherine 100L x3 & 200L x8 (£400+), 1949 Vascello Castle 100L x2 (£320), 1950 Radio Conference 55L x6 (£1140), 1950 Tobacco Conference 55L x5 (£180); Japan 1950-51 Pheasants 103y x12 including a pair (£250); etc, generally fine to very fine. We expect there are many other surprises tucked in behind so careful inspection is strongly recommended. From a family business source, never before on the market.
1675entire headed "Lixa 24 Septemb 1675" to "Amberes" (= Anvers; ie Antwerp in Belgium), apparently rated "8" & "4" & docketed as received "12 Ogber 1675", the letter in Dutch including reference to "Antwoort", very fine.
1803(Oct 21) lengthy entire in Portuguese headed "Riga 21 de Outoubro 1803" with light but obvious strike of small boxed 'RIGA' h/s, to Vianna do Minho apparently per Dutch ship with 'OLANDA' (= Holland) transit h/s, inwards charge of "330" (reis) + "40" for internal mail, two 26mm disinfection slits. Terrific origin/destination item. [Between 1795 & 1918, Latvia was part of Russia]
1827(May 4) entire letter headed "Ilha do Norte 4 Maio de 1827", to Lisbon, no postal markings, light ironed-out vertical filing fold. ["Island of the North" is a reference to the trading settlement on Dejima Island, a man-made island in Nagasaki Harbour, Japan, designed to restrict the spread of Catholicism among the local population. In 1639, a Christian uprising caused the Portuguese to be expelled. Nagasaki's economy suffered so the Japanese forced the relocation of a Dutch settlement from Hirado to Dejima. From 1641-on, only Chinese & Dutch ships were allowed into Nagasaki, and nowhere else in Japan. The letter states (translated): "...I have not been able to send you from Macao a copy of this letter...but now we are arrived after a 42 days passage to the Island of the North, I will leave this here to take the first available ship heading in your direction..."]