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Indonesia: Celebes Postal Runner.

 
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Posted 03/10/2010   7:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add rod222 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I found this newspaper article as padding in a Barbados FDC
July 27th 1939. Pictures of KG6 and Neville Chamberlain in a coach, so I presume the King's return from Canada.

The padding had remained dormant for 71 years. The article is entitled "My Day" by one M L Opie, writing from the isolated jungle of Northern Sulawesi. Mr./Mrs.? Opie owns a small gold prospecting plant in a part of the jungle called Minhassa, 20 miles from (sic) Marissa.

The postman has his fortnightly "Marathon" of 20 miles (then return)
over the hilly, slippery jungle tracks.

The locale:






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Posted 03/10/2010   7:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add David Giles to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very interesting. The country would have been The Netherlands Indies, as Indonesia did not become until 1945.

I specialise in the stamps and postal history of The Netherlands Indies/Indonesia.

Thanks for sharing,

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Posted 03/10/2010   7:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks David, I can post the whole article if you wish.
I juggled with the Thread topic, and decided that "Indonesia" would
satisfy a broader search text string.
But of course, you are entirely correct :) and thanks for pointing that out
for others perhaps new to this area.

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Posted 03/10/2010   8:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I rummaged around in my digital shoebox,
and this is the lone solitary Cinderella example I have that
represents Indonesia.
Very light on in this material.

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Posted 03/11/2010   9:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add David Giles to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice cindy, Rod... thank-you. I'd be interested in seeing the whole article if you wish to scan and e-mail it to me.

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Posted 03/12/2010   7:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add David Giles to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, Rod!

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Posted 03/12/2010   8:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You're welcome David,
I would just love something like that in my neck of the collecting woods-Travancore. We had postal runners, and canoe, but I know nothing about them.
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David,
for your viewing pleasure
an entire from my collection, Batavia to Glascow 1866
and a brief critique from the famous pre stamp journalist, Eunice Shanahan. If you can add anything, 'twould be a pleasure.

I also have what I think are Japanese occupation stamps, but I shall post them on a differing thread "Indonesian ID"










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Posted 03/12/2010   9:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add David Giles to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod:
Lovely! Not much I can add to the comments already shown with the cover from Batavia. Incidentally, it is pronounced "BA-tavia". The first and second "a" are short "a"s.

Just post the Japanese Occupation stamps you have, here, and I'll look at them tomorrow, with all my reference material handy. Thank-you for sharing!

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Posted 03/13/2010   12:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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pronounced "BA-tavia

Can you clarify David?
Bah-tay-vee-a or Bah-tah-vee-a?

All my life I have called it Bah-tay-vee-a
after all, we here in west australia have our near history woven in that name, the ship of the same name was wrecked close by.
Australia was discovered by women drivers searching for the spice islands.


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batavia dear rod batavia
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Posted 03/13/2010   09:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add David Giles to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Pronounce it: Bah-tah-vee-a.

David
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