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Lot #2780
NETHERLANDS COLONIES Netherlands Indies
1846 (17 Sep) "Duiten" "Land Mail" Postage Due Label applied on complete FL from Arnhem to Semarang, Java (Netherlands Indies) with manuscript "216" and "13 Nov 1846" filled-in, ample margins all around, blue Arnhem originating datestamp under the label, blue "P.F." and red "Pay-Bas" French departure circular datestamp, incredibly fresh and v.f., signed Friedl. Rare and proper usage of what is considered one of the world's earliest postage due stamps (paying letter rate for unpaid letters received at Batavia from abroad, in use only for four months) (NVPH II, €7,250)
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Catalog #J1
$3,750.00

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Lot #2781
NETHERLANDS COLONIES Netherlands Indies
1846 (21 June) "Duiten" "Land Mail" Postage Due Label applied on complete FL from Gravenhage to Batavia, Java (Netherlands Indies) with manuscript "2-16" and "13 Aug 1846" added, ample margins all around, blue Gravenhage originating circular datestamp, endorsed "per overland via Marseilles", couple of usual insignificant faint toned spots, some hinge remnants and old price indicated on back, v.f. and extremely rare cover, signed Friedl. Proper usage of what is considered one of the world's earliest postage due stamps (paying letter rate for unpaid letters received at Batavia from abroad) (NVPH, €3,500)
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Catalog #J2
$3,750.00

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