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Selection of 9 commemoratives on registered airmail envelope: De Ruyter, Red Cross, Europa issues; all cancelled Amsterdam-Postjesweg 6 Nov 1957;  faint b/s Brunei 11 November ; m/s 'via Singapore'

Reference: 1229

Selection of 11 commemoratives on registered airmail envelope + 5 on reverse: Culture fund, Liberation, Anti-Cancer fund, Child Welfare (stamps cat £60+); all cancelled Amsterdam-Borgerstraat 1 December 1955; faint arrival b/s Brunei; a spectacular franking

Reference: 1228

Christchurch Air Race, 5 Red Cross issues (50c) SG769-773 plus 25c airmail and 10c definitive; illustrated cover for 8 Oct 1953 with VF race cachet in violet; cancelled Rotterdam 23 September 1953; b/s Christchurch 11 Oct 1953

Reference: 1227

15c portrait issue on plain envelope to New York, 24 June 1941, opened and resealed by Dutch Censor, sealed with the Censor's  d/s;  with added violet h/s "supposed to contain matter subject to the provisions…" crossed out and a red circular h/s Ec.C;  on reverse red circular h/s DEV.25  and a large red seal HK &. SBC:  interesting item of the period

Reference: 1223

5 x 25c airmail stamp on envelope cancelled Willemstad, 25 October 1942; circular 'Per Luchtpost/Par Avion'; m/s Air Mail Transatlantic; violet triangular censor h/s 2820; no clear b/s

Reference: 1203

Italy 4 x 20c + 5c definitives cancelled bridged cds Milan 6 March 1942; opened by German Censors and resealed with "Geoffnet" label; sealed with German swastika cachet and confirmed by various small control h/s; b/s large cds UFFICIO CENSURA POSTA ESTERA II 7 March 1942;  a nice combination

Reference: 1193

Curacao 45c pictorial issue on 1st flight Curacao to Amsterdam; illustrated special KLM envelope; cancelled Curacao Willemstad 19 February 1946; no b/s

Reference: 1192

Curacao 20c and 25c (SG 203, 204) pictorials on 1st flight Curacao to Amsterdam; illustrated special KLM envelope; cancelled Curacao Willemstad 19 February 1946; no b/s

Reference: 1191
Netherland Indies to Switzerland 1940

3½c Ned Indies PS card with added 2 x 40c Queen's Head, cancelled d/r bridged cds BANDOENG 24 November 1940, airmail; red h/s "Gecensureerd 2"; m/s annotation 'By Trans pacific air-route via Hong Kong to USA and by (?) to Europe' plus various other m/s marks, attractive & unusual combination

Reference: 1144
Holland to South Africa and return 1938

Illustrated telegram envelope franked with 7 Dutch stamps cancelled d/r cds Amsterdam Central Station 5 December 1938; on illustrated reverse South African stamps 6 x 1d and 4 x 1½d VOORTREKKER commemorative, cancelled PRETORIA 15 December 1938; very unusual combination. (Note 1 picture for this is showing in S1119 in arror and will not permiot the error to be rectified)

Reference: 1120
GB 1971 Postal Strike to Holland via Belgium

British postal strike mail with 'Export Letter Service' stamp and boxed h/s 'flown by hovercraft, Ramsgate'; Belgian 3fr 50 cancelled Brussels; with 'received' h/s

Reference: 1108
France WW2 3 Covers with 'blue stripe' censor

3 WW2 covers from France to Holland franked with 4 francs or 8 francs, 2 are registered: each with German censor tape, sealed by black and red swastika cachet; each is also marked front and back by a blue ink 'swipe' special inspection mark

Reference: 1098
1923 German inflation registered envelope to Holland

Registered envelope, franked 5 x 125 (+1 lost) taufend on 1000 marks, with 6 x 1000 marks on reverse; censored with Geöffnet tape for currency control inspection; sealed with violet inspector's stamp 14 and violet circular cachet tying the label; from Oberhausen 24 September 1923; b/s Haarlem 26 September 1923

Reference: 1077
German WW2 censor’s 'swipe' mark

8 pfgs + 4pfg Hitler heads on plain envelope from Ankum Bz Osnabruck to Maarn, Holland, 23 March 1943; opened and resealed with censor’s tape, tied with Swastika cachet; also marked front and black with blue ink 'swipe' special inspection mark (Dutch mail?)

Reference: 1049
German WW2 censor’s 'swipe' mark

2 x 6 pfgs Hitler heads on plain envelope from Ankum Bz Osnabruck to Maarn, Holland, 17 September 1943; opened and resealed with censor’s tape, tied with Swastika cachet (black and red); also marked front and black with blue ink 'swipe' special inspection mark (Dutch mail?)

Reference: 1048
Dutch East Indies to Chicago 1941 censored

DEI 5c blue Queen Wilhelmina issue (SG 341) cancelled d/r bridged cds Batavia, to Chicago 24 April 1941; opened and resealed with Dutch censor’s tape; tied with CENSUUR cds 24 April 1941 & s/r cachets in red DEV.6 & EC.C; no b/s

Reference: 1043
Holland to Germany 1940

12½c portrait issue on business envelope from Haaksbergen to Krefeld, 12 March 1940; opened and resealed by German censor with swastika cachets; no b/s

Reference: 975
Holland to New York 1940

12 ½ on 3c (SG 526) German occupation surcharged issue cancelled d/r css from Groenlo…. To New York (5 October 1940); German censor¢s "Geöffnet" tape with black swastikas, tied with red swastikas; with original letter; no b/s

Reference: 959
Holland to Paris 1941 censored

5 on 3c; 7½ on 3c (SG 523-4) German occupation surcharge issues cancelled with decorative slogan d/s from The Hague(?) to Paris 21 August 1941; German censorʼs 'Geöffnet' tape tied with swastika h/s and red Wehrmacht m/c h/s

Reference: 958
Holland to USA 1940

7½+2½ on 5c portrait PS card cancelled with ornamental slogan d/s 'SGRAVENHAGE; to New York, 10 December 1940; red German swastika censor's cachet; black C in circle inspector's mark (USA); scarce use on postal card

Reference: 974
Dutch East Indies to Scotland 1940

Airmail envelope bearing 60c and 30c Queen's Head issue and 5c pictorial, cancelled with d/r bridged cds, from Batavia to Edinburgh, 13 August 1940; m/s in red ink '7 gr'; endorsed 'By IA' (Imperial Airways), red circular inspector's mark 'Dev 9'; no b/s

Reference: 836
Curacao to USA 1945

Curacao 35c pictorial (defective corner) cancelled d/r cds CURACAO WILLEMSTAD 6 May 1945; light strike of violet cachet 'Curacao - Censuur'; to New York, no b/s; faults to envelope
but not common

Reference: 903
Dutch East Indies Registered 1929

5c numeral and 40c Queen's Head issue on envelope with registered label, cancelled dotted circle cds Pengalengan (Java) 13 April 1929, m/s 'Aangeteekend'; blue crayon cross (to indicate registered); b/s London hooded registered cds 12 May 1929

Reference: 835
Dutch East Indies 'Chinese' Cover 1887

10c PS envelope cancelled No 2 in lozenge of dots; from Sederang to Sadem, 18 May 1887; Chinese text address in black and transit cachets in red; b/s RENBANG 19 May 1887 and h/s 'Lasem'(?), a colourful card

Reference: 834
Dutch East Indies PS card to Bombay

DEI 7½c red on buff PS card cancelled with squared circle d/s, from Soerabaja to Bombay via Burma, 20 February 1894; with Singapore s/r cds 5 March 1894, Rangoon d/r bridged cds 13 March 1894, Bombay s/r cds 20 March 1894; card creased with a small tear

Reference: 743
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