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CARDS & INDONESIAN POSTCARDS
REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA / INDONÉSIE / INDONESIË
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put met waterdragers. Java. / G. C. T. van Dorp & Co.,
Semarang-Soerabaia." showing water carriers around a well; briefkaart with
undivided back, light toning both sides. Pertinent written comment: 'The
Standard-oil can is one of the most useful articles in the East'. $8.00 ipo
NEW / NOVİ / NUOVO
"Bali, Indonesia" with a close-up of a lady weaving" what might well be a red cepuk used to protect deities in village temples; well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1965 at Saint Clair Michigan, faint small corner crease. $1.75 iw NEW / NOVİ / NUOVO
"Balinese dancer" during a performance, shown in vertical format; well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1964 at Holly Michigan, small corner crease, another corner with minor wear, light cancel ink on front. Close-up yields interesting costuming detail. $1.25 id
"Balinese dancers" showing a line of 5 during a performance; well done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1965 from Rogers City Michigan, good edges. $1.75 id
"Batavia / 1001. Oude Boom" including small ships on the Ciliwung River; circa-1907 (unevenly divided back) sepia-tone postcard with very late usage at Rosston Texas (2 different postal markings on back & autograph of the postmistress there). $4.00 is(r) NEW / NOVİ / NUOVO
"BATIK SEMAR / SOLO - INDONESIA / 8A2ITU" Yogyakarta QSL viewcard showing a batik tulis maker applying melted wax, special prefix call to commemorate the 20th World Telecommunication Day below; dates to 16-20 May 1988, small upper corner crease. Interesting historical details about the city on the back. The batiks of Solo, also known as Sala or Surakarta, are known for their use of sogan (dark yellow color). SALE IN PROGRESS ip(b)
"BOGASARI DUA / JAKARTA" showing the Indonesian flag geared bulk carrier underway, stern view; 3.5"x5" color photo taken by a sailor; a little dark but the focus is good so details are there. This is the ship that collided with a Panamanian flag bulk carrier Midas off Geraldton Washington on 5 March 1996. $7.50 is(o)w
"Butterfly Dance, / Temu Lilingan" continental post card from Chandra & Sons, mailed from Indonesia to Spain (150- rate, indistinct cancel), one corner bent & another worn, old price on back may be hard to remove. $1.00 di
"Djakarta, Indonesia" showing bus & auto traffic before the building of the Netherlands Trading Society (Nederlandsche Handel-Maatschappij), in vertical format; well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1963 at Mount Rainier Maryland, small corner crease & edge wear across the top. $1.50 i. Another adjacent scene of that public square immediately to the viewer's right, this time in horizontal format, post card mailed 1963 in Riverdale Maryland, corner crease. $1.50 i. Both for $2.75 i.
"Djokja. Wajang Orang." unused sepia-tone postcard numbered s 48648 on back, lower right front corner creased twice but not too noticeably. When we searched the Internet, we could find only one other offer, and that at a price higher that ours. $5.00 i
"Herstellingsoord / Hôtel Nongko Djadjar / Adres: / A. Weyrich-Lawang, Java // Gezicht op Vulcan 'Smeroe' hoogste berg van Java" showing an eruption of the highest mountain in Java, Netherlands-Indies briefkaart with very late usage at Java South Dakota, mild edge wear, speckles of cancel ink in the front sky, very light toning both sides. The upper left addressing is for a convalescent facility that is not shown. The name of the volcano is often seen as Mount Semeru or Gunung Semeru. $4.50 ivm
"Hotel Homann, Bandoeng-Java / Tuinaanzicht" showing their garden, unused postcard, light toning on back possibly from the printing process itself, good edges. $4.50 ig
"Indonesia" with a crowded market scene in vertical format, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1964 at Midland Michigan, good edges. $1.50 i
INDONESIAN ANGKASA CIVIL AIR TRANSPORT. Black & white photo of its Bristol 175 Britannia 102 (PK-ICA) on the ground, good focus & composition, but image is dark with low contrast. Rare. This airline acquired the aircraft in January 1969. $5.00 ai
"Kembang Djepoen / Soerabaia" an animated street scene with pedestrians, bicyclists & autos, 'ROEMAH MAKAN MOERA' vertical sign on the rightmost building; unused real photo postcard with divided back & glossy finish, minor wear to one lower corner, otherwise good edges. The spelling of the city name is currently seen as Surabaja. $8.00 i
KLM / ROYAL DUTCH AIRLINES / KONINKLIJKE LUCHTVAART MAATSCHAPPIJ (Netherlands). Unused regular-size real photo postcard showing its Fokker F-VII (H-NACC) parked near some small buildings. Caption reads "Verkeersvliegtuig Fokker F-VII der Kon. Luchtvaart Mij." This historic aircraft was specifically designed for the Amsterdam - Batavia Netherlands Indies route, and it first made that flight in 1924. KLM logo on back with their copyright notice. SALE IN PROGRESS a(p)nni
"Mac Donnell Douglas MD-11 / EI-CDJ Cn 48500 / CDG Nov 92" showing the Garuda Indonesia jet on a runway, unused continental post card from a photo by Alain Durand. $2.00 a(j)i
MANDALA AIRLINES. Unused continental postcard showing its Nihon YS-11-114 (PK-RYZ ex JA8678) on the ground near a Japan Air building, from a limited edition of 500, near mint. Shown above right. $7.50 ai
MANDALA AIRLINES. Unused regular-size post card showing its Lockheed L-188C Electra (PK-RLG) with motors running at Meda in July 1984, printed in Switzerland, near mint. On November 30 1985 this aircraft made a wheels-up landing at Medan-Polonia Airport; fortunately there were no fatalities but the aircraft was written off. Shown above right. $10.00 adi* ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY
MANDALA AIRLINES. Unused continental postcard showing its Nihon YS-11-114 (PK-RYZ ex JA8678) on the ground, from a limited edition of 500, near mint. $7.50 ai
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MERPATI NUSANTARA AIRLINES. Unused continental post card showing its Lockheed L-382G at Djakarta in October 1990, undisclosed publisher, near mint. Flew in the Batam-Palembang-Bandung sector. $7.50 ai
MERPATI NUSANTARA AIRLINES. Unused continental postcard showing its Vickers Vanguard V-952 (PK-MVA) being loaded, published in England, bend at a top corner, color a little heavy on the magenta. Hard to find. $4.75 ai
MERPATI NUSANTARA AIRLINES. Unused continental post card showing its Vickers Viscount 828 at Jakarta International Airport on Paril 24 1988, minor edge wear at top. Hard to find. $4.75 ai
MERPATI NUSANTARA AIRLINES. Unused continental postcard showing its Casa 202-!B4-200 (PK-NCS) in October 1982, from a limited edition of 500, near mint. On July 9 1997, this aircraft crashed while attempting to land on one engine at Ambon-Pattimura Airport Indonesia; all 3 aboard perished. $15.00 adi
M. I. S. I. Wanted to buy--postcards & photos of its aircraft, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! ai
"m.v. 'Atjhen(sic)' / Gross tonnage 518,23 Length 170'-10" / M. V. 'Atjeh' is one of the smallest coaster / belonging to the K.P.M. (Royal Packet Navigation). The correct spelling of the name is Atjeh as can be read plainly in the image itself. Circa-1940 black & white photo with interesting details typed on back (usual ports & cargo), the size of a regular postcard, imperfectly rectangular, good focus & composition & contrast. Location is necessarily the Sumatran coast of Indonesia. Built in 1939 & hijacked by the Japanese in 1942. Rare: the only image of it we have ever seen in anyone's stock. $15.00 is(c)
"mv. Ganda Bhakti / Port of Registry : Jakarta / Official Number : 7123 + Ba / ..." showing the container ship fully loaded & underway, as seen from above, circa-1985; more information typed on back, card slightly smaller than a regular size postcard, scissors cut from a larger sheet. Rare: the only image of it we have ever seen in anyone's stock. $12.00 is(c)
NATIONAL AIR CHARTER. Continental black-and-white photograph of its Douglas DC-3 (PK-SVE) on the ground, good composition & focus, contrast is low. Rare. $5.00 ai
NATIONAL AIR CHARTER. Continental black-and-white photo of its Beech 18H (PK-WWD) being fueled, good composition & focus, contrast is low. Rare. $5.00 ai
PAN MALAYSIAN TRANSPORT (Malaysia). Unused continental postcard showing its Shorts Skyvan 3 (9M-PID ex 9M-AXX) parked near a building, from a limited edition of 500, near mint. On January 31 1993, while flying for Pan-Malaysia Air Services, this aircraft crashed into Mount Kapur in Indonesia, killing all 14 aboard. $12.50 aimd
PELITA AIR SERVICE / INDOPELITA AIRCRAFT SERVICES PT (Indonesia). Unused continental post card showing its CASA 212-200 Aviocar (PK-PCT) at Dumai in February 1992, from a limited edition of 500 published in Czechoslovakia, near mint. $7.50 ai
PELITA AIR SERVICE / INDOPELITA AIRCRAFT SERVICES PT (Indonesia). Unused continental postcard showing its DeHavilland Canada DHC-7-103 (PK-PSX) at Medan in November 1992, published in Switzerland, near mint. On December 18 2000 was hit by 7 bullets while it attempted a landing at Malikus Saleh Airport. $8.50 ai
"P. T. Andhika Lines" 2 cards each showing a different ship in color from the side, each size approximately 3.5"x4", names of the ships show and may yield to magnification, one of the 8 edges is rough. An Indonesian shipping company. Both for $5.00 is(o)
PT. Trikora 'Palembang': photo with a close-up of the ocean-going ship on hand-made continental size Christmas card, the kind exchanged as a courtesy between ship officers far from home, not often seen & always treasured. Small staple holes in the border, probably once attaching the card to a handwritten note. $7.50 is(o)c& NEW / NOVİ / NUOVO
"Rubber latex is poured / in molds in Java" including 2 workers, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1963 at Upper Marlboro Maryland, small upper corner crease, 2 other corners with minor wear. $2.00 ii
"Ryswyk. Weltevreden / Uitgave G. Kolff & Co. Batavia -- Weltevreden" now known as Rijswijk, monochromatic green postcard with red captions, unused briefkaart, library handstamp on back. Rare: when we searched the Internet we found no other images of any kind. $10.00 i
SAATAS EAST INDONESIA. Continental black-and-white photo showing its Beech Queen Air (PK-LEC) near a hangar, dark with low contrast. Rare. $4.00 ai
SEMPATI AIR TRANSPORT. Unused continental post card showing its Fokker F-27-600 (PK-JFG) over the clouds, tiny corner bend, otherwise excellent condition. Rare. $7.50 ai
SEULAWAH AIR SERVICE. Unused continental postcard showing its Douglas DC-3 (PK-OSA) on the ground in June 1978, from a limited edition of 500 published in the Czech Republic, near mint. $7.50 ai
"Socitait Harmonie te Macassar" a misspelling of the Dutch 'Sociëteit Harmonie Macassar' -- the Macassar Harmony Society; unused postcard published by B. Dittrich in Macassar (Celebes). The community had been the scene of social conflicts & news of those conflicts was sometimes discouraged by the Indonesian government. $5.00 is
"SOERABAJA, Societeitstraat Uitg. N. V. v/n. H. VAN INGEN, Soerabaja" showing a street scene with readable signs in Dutch; briefkaart with previous owner's writing on back & a thin that looks like it was caused by a stamp or label removal. Hard to find! $5.00 i NEW / NOVİ / NUOVO
"Sumatra - Indonesia" showing women selling vegetables in an open-air market, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1966 from Bass Harbor Maine, small corner bend, minor wear at the opposite corner. $1.50 i
"Tari Kecak dalam cerita Subali & Sugriwa di Teges, Bali / The Kecak dance in the story of Subali & Sugriwa " continental post card mailed from Indonesia to the Netherlands, two tape remnants on back, scalloped edges as issued, low-contrast / grayish. $1.00 di
"Tari Pendet, Bali / Pendet Dance, Bali" showing a Indonesian woman dancer with small basket, unused continental postcard with scalloped edges as issued, fresh appearance. $2.00 wi
"TEA CULTURE AROUND THE WORLD / ... / No. 22--A Javanese Tea Factory--Here the tea is seen drying on / bamboo trays in the sun" unused postcard from an undisclosed publisher, toned back, minor corner rounding. $2.25 if NEW / NOVİ / NUOVO
"Ten year old / Balinese dancer" during a performance, shown close-up in vertical format, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1964 at Perry Michigan, corner crease hard to see from the front. $1.75 id
"The Balinese is(sic) making salt." probably at Kusamba Beach where traditional methods for making sea salt are still used, real photo the size of a regular postcard, areas of discoloration on the front image (we know not why), toned back especially near its edges. $8.00 i NEW / NOVİ / NUOVO
"THE 'KALONG' FRUIT-EATING VAMPIRE OF JAVA" hanging by his feet from a tree, unused postcard, fairly fresh with good edges. A species understandably unpopular with orchard-growers. Hard to find! $5.00 ia NEW / NOVİ / NUOVO
Wanted to buy--pre-1960 postcards of Bali, Nias & Batak-Sumatra. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c
Wanted to buy--postcards or covers pertaining to any United Nations presence in Indonesia. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros. *c
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