Sale 1287 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History
Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 23-24 May, 2023
Category — Town Markings
"AFDG./SALA/TIGA" in Circle Handstamp (similar to WdB 16-23, but not specifically listed). Clear strike of red handstamp on folded letter datelined Salatiga Jun. 25, 1822, to J. D. Boutet in Djocjokarta, manuscript "Gefrankeerd St. 4" 4 stuivers rate, certificate mentions pinholes within handstamp which is not something we would note, Very Fine, an extremely rare marking, "AFDG" stands for Afdleeling (Division), with 2015 B.P.A. certificate
Banjermassing (Borneo) Posthorn Negative Oval Handstamps. Four covers to Holland with choice strikes of the Banjermassing negative oval handstamp, two 1860 "Ongefrankeerd" (Unpaid, WdB 99) in black, and two 1863 "Franco" (Paid, WdB 100b) in blue, each with sender's directive via Marseilles, one of the "Franco" covers with additional Batavia half-circle datestamp, receiving backstamps, Very Fine group of these distinctive and scarce markings
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"JAPARA ONGEFRANKEERD" Posthorn Negative Oval Handstamp (WdB 159b). Exceptionally clear strike in blue with manuscript "20" double-rate due marking on mostly complete folded cover to J. G. Oliphant in Samarang (top back panel missing), Very Fine, a scarce marking and believed to be much rarer in blue, with 2011 Van der Vlist certificate
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"JAPARA ONGEFRANKEERD" Posthorn Negative Oval Handstamp (WdB 159a). Perfect bold strike in black with manuscript "10" due rate on folded cover to J. Scheltema in Samarang, 1856 docketing, Extremely Fine, an unimprovable example of this scarce marking, this cover and the letter in lot 1417 both sent by H. Klinkert, a missionary in Japara,
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"JAPARA ONGEFRANKEERD" Posthorn Negative Oval Handstamp (WdB 159a). Bold strike in black with manuscript "10" due rate on folded letter to Van Dorp in Samarang, dateline noted as 1858 on certificate but we think is 1856, small tears at top and faint stain, still a Very Fine strike, this letter and the clearly docketed 1856 cover in lot 1416 both sent by H. Klinkert, a missionary in Japara, with 2011 Van der Vlist certificate
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"PATTIE ONGEFRANKEERD" Posthorn Negative Oval Handstamp (WdB 225b, 225c). Clear strikes on two folded covers, one in blue with manuscript "20" due rate to Samarang, other in red with manuscript "franco 10" paid rate (but the marking means unpaid) to Rembang, slight wear, choice strikes, Very Fine, a scarce marking and nice pair of covers showing the two colors
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"RESIDENT SOURACARTA" Negative Circle Handstamp (WdB 60). Remarkably complete and well-defined strike in red on mostly complete folded cover from Colonel Nahuijs to Lieut. General Hendrik M. de Kock with origin notation on back "Solo 15-4-1830" (Souracarta, Apr. 15, 1830), addressed to "Magelaan" which is Magelang, intact red seal with initials "HBN"
EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB STRIKE OF THIS UNUSUAL "RESIDENT SOURACARTA NEGATIVE CIRCLE HANDSTAMP. ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL DUTCH EAST INDIES MARKINGS AND A HISTORIC COVER ADDRESSED TO GENERAL DE KOCK AFTER HE ENDED THE JAVA WAR BY TRICKING PRINCE DIPONEGORO INTO BEING CAPTURED.
This cover was sent in April 1830 to General De Kock in Magelang, where he tricked Prince Diponegoro into meeting in late March 1830 under the pretense of negotiating a ceasefire. The Prince was captured and forced to capitulate, ending the rebellion he started five years earlier.
With 2009 Van der Vlist certificate
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"TAGAL/Ongefrankeerd" and "TAGAL/Franco" Handstamps (WdB 311a, 312c). Undated folded cover with address in English and Chinese to "Lei Yay Tay" (?) in Rembang with four red Chinese character chops, black "Ongefrankeerd" (Unpaid) oval carefully crossed out in light red manuscript with "Franco" and "40" rate in the same hand, red "Franco" oval applied to confirm prepayment, minor edgewear along top, Very Fine, although the Tagal markings are not particularly scarce individually, this cover with both markings is extraordinary and rare (we dare say one of a kind)
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