Hallo collectors, especially collectors from Indonesia. Many Indonesia stamps collectors asked me how much the price of Indonesia rare stamps? very difficult tl answer this questions because many factors related to the price, but I promised to answer the collectors questions. please look at the stamps illustartions, not much rare stamps in Indonesia as off cover or unused stamps , the very expensive were the postally used because the limited edition stamps used very short time due to the political or war situation especially during Dai Nippon occupation and Indonesia Independence war. The earliest stamps issued many stamps about 1.000.000 stamps, but still have good price because many Dutch collectors lover their Royal King or Queen, but the young generations have different opinion and because of the economic crisis the price became lower until 10 % of Catalogue price. I think the collector can buy the lowest price now, but some trader still didn’t want to sold their collections only the rare stamps, they want to sold all of their collection, that is the problem the trader want the highest price, the collector want the fair price and the investor want the chiepest price. Many collectors unhappy because when they want to sold their collections no one to buy with catalogue price up that 30 % , many want 10 %. The collectors must be carefully to arranged their collections because many garbage stamps and that stamps cann’t sold with the catalogue price ,many investor want to buy maximum $1. each.
The very expensive Indonesia stamps only Six stamps (very rare stamps I have ever seen)
The first : Dai Nippon Occupation ” Lombok sunray over print” on postally used covers , off covers or mint not expensive because the serious collector didn’t want that stamps. I ever seen this stamps, butvthe owner didn’t want to sold, now he was passed away.
The second : Surakarta Emergency Military stamps (ill) many unused stamps still exist, Mr Eric have the bigger bloc of eight. The postally used on cover only one item belong to Mr Vrijdag Netherland , have sold in V.esbensen auction 1985, I don’t know the latest owner.
The third : Dai Nippon Occupation Bengkulu David Star (Jews star), I have this time before off cover , Mr Bulterman Bought from me, because I only collectect Postally used Covers.
The Fourth : Dai Nippon Occupation Postmaster Ring overprint south Sumatra , I never seen this stamps postally used cover or postcard. The used Cover Fragnent not expensive (ill)
The Fifth : Dai Nippon Hinomaru Lampong postally used, I have this cover but bad conditions the stanps half broken that is why I sold to Mr Bulterman after repared, the only one ever seen.
The sixth : Middle Sumatral Typemechine overprint Rep: Indie: I only two exist , fragment cover (my collection keep on Bank deposit locker) and off cover (Collection Mr Ricardo now in Den Haag Museum Netherlands). I cann’t show this stamps because I am afraid someone made the copy or repro, inDen Haag Museum invite me, I will show that rarest stamps in Indonesia with Mr Ricardo collections.
The postally used cover during earliest republic Indonesia at Sumatra still difficult to find the original guinine covers , many fakes CTO covers exist now, that is why I cann’t show that cover.I have sold 8 postal used postcard and covers Sumatra Republic Indonesia emergency stamps toIndonesian Collector because I need money to move to Jakarta and paid my Son education and buildt my uniquecollection cybermusuem and cybernew home office in 1985, but pity he didn’t hold his promise that very rare collection were sold at Netherlands auction 1n 2008, but I have the color photo of that collections.
How much the price ? hwen I sold my collections, in 1985 , the basic price were the rare stamps (only 10-20 item exist) US$400 per items and the very rare only one ever seen US 1500.- per items. I am very lucky, that collections in 2008 cann’t sold in Indonesia Auctions because the price to high one postally postcard US.5000.- no one want to buy, at least at Netherlands auction they used my price US $ 1500. but only one sold , the other one only US$400.-
What about the limited edition Dutch East Indie :
(1) The first and second stamps (ill) , I have bought in USA auction 1n 1979 durinng euro crisis, the two stamps used only US $ 30 only 10 % of catalogue price, the unused stamps I didn’t bought because the Indonesian wheater to hot and not dry, the gum always became brown (troopis) , the unused bloc eight very expensive only one exist belonged to Singapore collectors ever show during Internationa exhebition in Jakarta, also the second stamps one full sheet (50 stamps) used before belong to Indonesia collector but now sold broad this also the very expensive stamps. This stamps on postally used cover mixed with the third Indonesian Stamps also very expensive only one ever seen.
(2) The limited edition Konijneberg Queen Wilhelmina 1942, the very rare 5 gld(issued 8000) , 25 Gld (issued 14.000) and 35 cent (issued 10.000) . this stamps will very expensive if postally used cover,but I only seen one cover of 25 Gld and the other 35 cent and 5 gld never seen postally used cover. The unused stamps still low price before I sold 35 cent unused US$100. I don’t know the price now, in auctionblock of six 35 cent price US $ 600.- but no one bought. the 25 gld, I want to buy through the international auction US $ 25.- used off cover , but cann’t succeed because the other collector bought upof my price, in 2009 I bought from Bogor collector US$30.-
(3) Bandoeng Jaar Beurs overprint stamps (ill) I bought one collection Ned.indie .collection with this stamp exist, US $1000.- and I sold that stamps because unused tropisc condition to Dutc collectors US $ 600,- In 2009 I bought this stamps in Indonesia only US$30.-(5% of catalogue price).
(4)Brankass stamps (the stamps used when sending document to keep in the brankass) , I have the off cover used stamps not expensive, but I have never seen postally used cover, catalogue price very expensive.US $ 3000.- used stamps complete,postally used cover I want to buy only US $ 300. 10 % of catalogue price.
haloo collectors, do you ever seen this rare Indonesia Stamps, if you have that stamps postally used cover please contact me via comment I need that stamps , but with fair price not catalogue price. This day I meet the investor, I asked one postal caver 19th century send from Indonesia to Vietnam indochina US 20.- he said ok you buy all my collection each postcard Us 10.- he have more than 200. Indonesia 19th postcard, but i only need that postcard to put in my blog under “Vietnam Indochina collection”, in vietnam I only bought US$ 3 to 1o per covers. still cheapest.
My suggestion to collectors, please only by the fair prizes rage between Us $ 1.- to US.30,- not more because very difficult to sold in the future except the only one ever seen stamps on postally used cover US 300.-
My Suggestion to Traders, please donn’t sold the stamps in one collections because no one to invest on stamps anymore, better choose the very rare stamps and sold in the auctions, and the other stamps sold 10 % catalogue prices because if you keep the collections you must have high investation fund or you will bankrupt, I have seen thousand traders bankrupt.
Suggestion to investor, better seek the stamps and cover from the sources : old Archives, if you are lucky you can found in very cheapiest prize and you can sold very fast in the fair prize.
If the stamps Collectors, traders and investor did’t carefully I think one day the stamps collection will “Died” , only the Postal history will stil live in the futures, the three must be partners to built the Indonesia and International phillatelic collections.
Sorry, if my opinion did’t well, but you must know I am only travellers and uniquecollection collectors, i don’t mind with priced , for me more important the information fact from theat collection as the human heritage collections.
Please comment, what ever your opinion, i think very good for your , but for another collectors depond on him.
Greatings Dr iwan S.@copyright Dr Iwan S.2010.