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Displaying 7 Lots in Category - Netherlands
C of A - Commemorative Covers
1933 plain envelope with KGV 2d tied by superb strike of the 50mm 'POSTED ON BOARD FIRST AUSTRALIAN EXHIBITION SHIP TO THE EAST/TSS/NIEUW HOLLAND/.../Route: Australia, Java,/Singapore, Sumatra/and return' cachet in black, couple of minor blemishes.
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C of A - Postal History
1940 cover to Holland with KGVI 3d blue tied Sydney '3 APR/1940' slogan cancel with 'Amsterdam Maart 1948/Door oorlogsomstandigheden/met vertraging ontvangen' label pasted on the face. [The label translates as "Amsterdam March 1948 Received with delay due to war conditions". Applied to mail which was transiting through France at the time of the German invasion of Holland & which was stored in the cellar of a French castle (!) where it was not discovered until early 1948]
COCOS ISLANDS - Postal History
1934 (July 23) Straits 2c Postal Card with 40mm 'EASTERN EXTENSION...TELEGRAPH COMPANY/SINGAPORE/ ...' cachet on the reverse, to GB by air per KLM uprated with 1c 10c & 12c tied by superb Singapore cds of 23JY/1934. Transcribed message: "Cocos/...Orama letter ripping...please send Cocos snaps if any good..." Ex Vansittart Correspondence. [Colin Riddell's other example flown per KLM sold for $2796]
Bulging Davo album with good ranges in all periods but missing most of the scarcer pre-WWII stamps, post-WWII largely complete mint or used to 1979 including a VFU 25g Seagull, some M/Ss & 'back-of-book', also Indies Wilhelm Imperf 10c almost VFU, etc, some toning noted but lots of bang for your buck, STC £4000+ but that must have been before the better items were removed; also some covers & PPCs.
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 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] [The illustrations for Lots 1043 & 1046 are above Lot 1048]
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - Postal History
1946 airmail to Netherlands serviceman at Navy HQ Batavia with Transports 10c & 30c x2 tied New York Bronx Station 'JAN7/1946' cancels paying 70c pre-WWII Pacific Clipper rate, censored on arrival with very fine strike of 'MARINE POSTKANTOOR BATAVIA/No.15' cachet in violet endorsed "Soerabaja" and '[NETHER]LAND/GEOPEN CENSURRDIENST' brown re-sealing label tied '5564' cachet on face, couple of minor blemishes. A most unusual destination with scarce post-war censorship markings. [See also Lot 815 under Cocos Islands]