28 May 2023

The ‘Postjager’ was a specially designed and constructed airplane for the transport of mail. Built in Holland (The Hague) by the Pander factories. This firm had a strange combination of products: furniture and air planes… One should know that airplanes in those days were partly made of wood, so that is what airplane construction had in common with furniture making.

The plane was taken into use in December 1933 on the route to Dutch East Indies. In January 1934 the return flight took place. A special postmark was made for this flight (for Bandoeng, Batavia-Centrum and Medan) and one had to stick a special triangle airmail stamp to it.

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René Hillesum

René Hillesum

Collector of postal history of Finland and postmarks of Imperial Saint Petersburg.

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