Per the collector, 250 covers and stationeries in all; there’s a bit of everything here, from personal and business correspondence to Military stationery, POW items and covers to the Red Cross in Switzerland; note stationery of all descriptions, some mint with printing varieties/plate flaws noted; stampless, Censored with various handstamps/signatures, Registered, Officials, etc.; mint and used POW cards, mint and used Japanese Military postal cards (one franked by Japan 7s Diamond Mountains), a postal card addressed to a Marine Camp, BMA overprints with unoverprinted Straits Settlements issues, Sumatra/”T” overprinted Queens, overprinted East Indies Feldpost cards mint, commemorative cancels…even an identity card (!); most all used domestically, making for interesting origin-destination combinations; generally fresh and sound, Fine to Very Fine with better, a fascinating holding of this material, not often encountered (especially in quantity).
Over 2000 items in total by our estimate, with the full range of postal life of the colony on display; note Red Cross covers, Censors from WWII and WWI, “On Active Service” letter sheets, Christmas/New Year cards, Officials, Airs, etc.; note “RIS”, “JAVA” and “Indonesia” overprints, First Flight Covers, an incoming cover from Burma, meters, multiple franking covers, several 1890s items addressed in Japanese (Chinese?), company chops, etc.; much postal stationery, both East Indies and Japanese Occupation, mint and used, and in quantity (variety hunters take note!), with normal, uprated and revalued to be had; a wide range of origins and destinations, both domestic and foreign; Williams and Wilhelminas predominate the frankings, but enough commemoratives, Semi-Postals and Airs to make this lot just that bit more interesting; unsurprisingly, some toning occurs, but overall the items are presentable and clean, Fine to Very Fine or better, a must-see, as this material is seldom offered in such quantity.
This holding belies the country’s small size; the 5000+ (+) covers, postal stationery items (of all descriptions) and postcards show the Low Countries still hold writing dear; the earliest items included are several stampless items with handstamped fees, with a full range of philatelic usages: definitives and commemoratives, Semi-Postals, Airs, Dues, Express and Officials; Parcel Post receipts, Bahnpost cancels, Registered covers, Feldpost items, postal counterfoils/receipts for mailing, Censors, a Rocket Mail cover (!), etc., etc.; while most items run 1880s on, we note a First Issue 10c on cover sent Breda to ‘s-Hertogenbosch, several covers bearing the perforated Second Issues, and more; exceptionally clean throughout, Fine to Very Fine, don’t go Dutch on this one—you’ll want it all for yourself
Complete mint never hinged collection in very nice condition, includes all expensive early sets like 1949 overprints, temple set, RIS and RIAU overprint sets, all sheetlets, also many extra’s, in 5 expensive Davo de luxe albums. Beautiful collection with a massive catalogue value!!