Me next to a Dutch mailbox outside a Dutch colonial postoffice in Jakarta 2012. This is a beautiful pillar box used for display only with elaborate ornamentation and in the characteristic Dutch orange. The plate announcing the times of collection ('buslichting') is left empty.
I have been collecting the classic stamps and postal history of the Netherlands East Indies for almost ten years now. I use this site to share some of my areas of interests and display parts of my collection from this exotic, interesting and very complex collecting area.
See below for a menu of subjects and displays.
Numeral cancellations (puntstempels)
the half-round franco cancel on the 1870 issue
the round cancel ('rondstempel')
numeral cancels on the difficult stamps
the small round cancel ('kleinrondstempel')
the square circle cancels ('vierkantstempel')
numeral cancel + franco cancel
2.5 Gl 1870
the longcancel ('langstempel')
numeral cancels on the Wilhelmina stamps
the rare overprint 'small 5' on the 12 ½ cent postcard, 1879