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Displaying 18 Lots in Category - Netherlands
'MOSMAN BAY...' (Ferry in Mid-Distance) to Germany, superb but philatelic; & 'LOG TRAIN...' to Holland, commercially used; both uprated with South Australian ½d & 1d. Scarce CofA/State combination frankings.
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TELEGRAPHIC MESSAGES ON POSTAL CARDS: 1934 (Nov 12) Straits 2c with 40mm 'EASTERN EXTENSION...TELEGRAPH COMPANY/SINGAPORE/...' cachet on the reverse, to GB by air per KLM uprated with 5c brown, 6c red & 12c blue tied by Singapore cds of 12NO/1934. Message: "Cocos/.../Lovely Orsova letter...& two ripping cables..."
INDIAN OCEAN SURVEY FLIGHT PER 'GUBA II': 1939 cover with uncancelled Australia 3d blue & sender's Sydney return address on the flap, to Holland with KUT 15c & 30c x2 tied by 'MOMBASA/23JU/39/KENYA' cds for the Imperial Airlines route to Egypt & on to London. [This apparently commercial cover was presumably carried per favor of PG Taylor: see also Lot 2365]
KLM TRANSIT MAILS: 1945 (Nov & Dec) commercial covers from Holland to Batavia or Semarang both at 30c airmail rate with Dutch black/brown censor tape, the first redirected to Bandoeng, the other forwarded to Ceylon, minor blemishes. Unrecognised rarities. [On 10.11.1945, KLM included Colombo & Cocos in its first post-WWII service to the Indies. On 16.11.1945, the KLM pilot received a full briefing on Cocos. The last such transit at Cocos was on 18.1.1946. Flights then flew Colombo-Batavia direct. From 22.2.1946, both Ceylon & Cocos were bypassed, the new route being via Calcutta & Rangoon]
COCOS ISLANDS POSTAL HISTORY
MAIL PER TSS 'ISLANDER': 1951 philatelic registered cover from Holland with Singapore transit b/s of 7SEP51 & oval 'COCOS IS/("2-12-51")/PER ("Islander")' arrival b/s in violet. [Another example of an almost-3 months delay in Singapore]
NEW GUINEA - Australian Stamps Used in New Guinea
MADANG: 1916 cover endorsed "Letter for enemy country enclosed" & on the reverse "D Schmidt/Finschhafen/Neuguinea", to Holland with Kangaroos 1d & 2d 'OS' tied by superb 'MADANG/4FE16' cds, minor blemishes. [Friedrich-Wilhelmshafen on the north coast was known to the local natives as Madang, the name adopted by the Australians. Finschhafen was on the Huon Peninsula, some 275km to the SE]
MADANG: 1916 cover endorsed "Letter for enemy country enclosed" & on the reverse "M Stolz, Sio - Finschhafen", to Holland with 1d x3 tied by 'MADANG/24FE16' cds, Sydney 'PASSED BY/CENSOR SD' cachet in violet, 'ROTTERDAM/ 12.6.16' arrival b/s & 'A426' postman's h/s, very minor blemishes. [This & the previous cover indicate that no ½d stamps were available at Madang]
NETHERLANDS: 1916 (Apr 13) cover with 3d type a - ½d convenience overpayment but almost certainly overweight - tied by Rabaul cds, boxed 'PASSED BY/CENSOR SD' cachet applied at Sydney, 'AMERSFOORT' arrival b/s, overall light soiling. [Most mail to Holland is endorsed "Letter for enemy country enclosed"]
NETHERLANDS: 1919 (Apr 28) cover with 3d type c + Fifth Setting 1d red & 2d grey tied by Rabaul cds, black/white 'R' label, 'sGRAVENHAGE' arrival cds & forwarded to "Renkum" (poor arrival b/s).
NETHERLANDS: 1920 (Jan 8) Catholic mission usage of Australian 1½d Letter Card ('GIBBERABONG CREEK') with 'SISTERS OF O L S HEART/VUNA POPE/NEW BRITAIN, PAC ISL' cachet in blue on the reverse, Fifth Setting ½d only added & tied by light 'KOKOPO' cds with 'QUEENSLAND' excised, lengthy letter in Dutch. An extraordinary and entirely social unauthorised usage of Australian postal stationery. [The sender purported to pay the postcard rate of 1½d plus ½d war tax, instead of the letter rate of 2½d + ½d war tax. Only ½d was legitimately paid but remarkably no postage due was assessed]
NETHERLANDS: 1916 cover with ½d type a + unoverprinted 2d Roo punctured 'OS' tied by 'MADANG' cds, Sydney boxed 'PASSED BY/CENSOR SD' cachet in violet, Rotterdam arrival b/s.
NETHERLANDS: 1916 cover with superb 'RHEINISCHE MISSION' cachet in violet, 2½d type c tied by fair 'MADANG' cds, Sydney boxed 'PASSED BY/CENSOR SD' cachet in rosine, Rotterdam arrival b/s.
NETHERLANDS: 1916 cover endorsed "Manuscript (Protokoll) without letter/Missionary matter only. (For enemy country)/...", combination franking KGV ½d type a plus unoverprinted Kangaroo 1d punctured 'OS' x2 - stained from excessive gum/glue - tied by 'MADANG' cds, Sydney boxed 'PASSED BY/CENSOR SD' cachet in rosine, Rotterdam arrival b/s.
NETHERLANDS: 1916 cover endorsed "Manuscript without letter/Missionary matter only!/(for enemy country enclosed)" with mission cachet at U/L, combination franking KGV ½d type c plus unoverprinted Kangaroo 1d punctured 'OS' x2 tied by 'MADANG' cds, Sydney violet/white censor labels tied by Rotterdam arrival b/s, minor repaired tear at the top.
NETHERLANDS: 1916 quadruple-rate cover with 2½d types a x2 b & c tied by 'MADANG' cds, Sydney violet/white censor labels, Rotterdam postman's h/s 'B149' on the reverse, a bit knocked-about. Remarkable commercial franking of the three overprint sub-types.
NEW GUINEA - Postal History
TO FOREIGN DESTINATIONS: NETHERLANDS: 1934 cover with 'MIVA-SUDSEE-EXPEDITION 1934' h/s & typed "Kieta...New Guinea", ½d 1d & 1½d tied by Rabaul cds, minor blemishes. [MIVA = Missions-Verkehrs-Arbeitsgemeinschaft. It is a Catholic body that to this day provides transport to missions around the world]
TO FOREIGN DESTINATIONS: 1939 (July 3) airmail cover with 'KNILM Fairchild Aerial Survey' imprint at top & endorsed on flap "FC Polderman/radio-operator.../Tadji via Wewak" with Bulolo 4d 6d & 1/- tied by 'SALAMAUA' cds, Townsville transit b/s. [Founded in 1921, Fairchild created the most important global aerial survey archive. It operated in New Guinea 1939-40. Tadji is a small town on the north coast, near Aitape]
TO FOREIGN DESTINATIONS: 1939 (July 14) double-rate airmail cover with 'KNILM Fairchild Aerial Survey' imprint at top & endorsed on flap "Tadji c/- APC Wewak" with Bulolo 5d 6d x2 & 1/- x2 tied by 'WEWAK' cds, Salamaua & Townsville transit b/s, 'DEVENTER' arrival cds & boxed 'T' h/s, forwarded to Scheveningen where Postage Due 1c pair added. [Correctly rated 1/9d for the first ½oz + 1/8d for each successive ½oz. It appears the 2c fee was charged in Holland for the redirection]