by John Ineson
One of the most important Scout collections to appear on the market in recent years was the sale of part of the late Baron Six van Oterleek, which was held by Van Dieten of the Netherlands on 13th September. He was a member of SGSC until his death in 1991. I understand that there were not many people at the auction, but at least eight of our members were present, one having commission bids from the U.S. It is difficult to choose which to illustrate, but they will be on our web site soon in colour. Sold in Euro, the prices in GBP£ and US$ are approximate, (based on 1.45 to Euro and 1.75 to US$) but do not include the Buyers Premium of 20.5%.
Lot 2527 Postcard from Ijmuiden dated 28-7-1913 to Schagen. Good clear "Padvinders Kamp" cachet. Five
lots with this cachet were sold and all at about the same price of €270, £186, US$ 326|
Lot 2533 Cover from Dutch Scouting Association in Zwolle dated 23-7-20 to a participant at the 1st World Jamboree held at Old Deer Park, Richmond. Postal items into this camp are very rare. €3000, £2068, US$ 3621
Lot 2541 Postal Stationery cover from the National Headquarters posted Gravenhage 1-7-1936 with World Jamboree 1937 meter mark in red. Very scarce. €470, £324, US$ 567
Lot 2558 U.K. Insufficiently franked cover from England to a Jamboree participant. Charged with 10 cents postage due and cancelled with Jamboree postmark. €560, £ 386, US$ 676
Lot 2565 Switzerland - Cover from Schwarzsee to London 17-7-1922, with cachet from the Swiss Boy Scouts at Neuchatel. €520, £ 358, US$ 628
Lot 2570 Siam - Complete first set on cover tied by special airmail cancellation from Roi Etch via Nagor Rajasima to Bangkok. Similar prices were made for the other two sets. €3400, £2345, $4103
Lot 2572 Siam. The most expensive item in the sale. Siam Registered cover bearing four values of the first Scout's Fund set and tied by the Ban Pong Scout Camp cancel. Estimate €300, it made €10600, £7310, $12793
Lot 2575 U.K. Picture Postcard from London 26-3-13 to the Hague 27-3-13 with the world's oldest Boy Scout camp cachet "Padvinderskamp/London/ 20-30 March 1913". Apparently sent by a Dutch participant of the Easter Camp at London. Only two copies recorded. €520, £358, US$ 628
Lot 2576 U.K. Registered cover cancelled Arrowe Park 1st August 1929. Very cheap at €310, £214, US$ 375.
On another subject, the World Committee have chosen Sweden to host the 2011 Jamboree which was not amongst the two favourites, as of course the 2007 Jamboree will also be held in Europe.