Fine Stamps and Covers of South East Asia, Including The Dr. Cheah Jin Seng Collections of Straits Settlements and Kedah, and The Iain Dyce collection of Straits Settlements

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Fine Stamps and Covers of South East Asia, Including The Dr. Cheah Jin Seng Collections of Straits Settlements and Kedah, and The Iain Dyce collection of Straits Settlements

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Spink Singapore

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Saturday 8th September 2018 - 10:00am  

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By appointment only in the Stamp Department
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Friday 7 September 2018 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Saturday 8 September 2018 10.00 a.m. - 2.00 p.m.


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This year's annual sale features the Dr. Cheah Jin Seng collections of Straits Settlements and Kedah and the Iain Dyce collection of Straits Settlements.
The Straits Settlements includes fine section of pre-adhesive covers from the three settlements, India used in Penang and Singapore with both lithographed and De La Rue issues on cover. There is a fine spread of the issued stamps. Among the star items there is an 1867 on issued cover used on the day of issue plus fine mint examples of the 1906-12 and 1921-33 Script $500, the latter a corner example with plate number.
The highlight of the Malayan States is the Kedah, which includes a good range of Thai Occupation covers, essay and proof. In the other States there are fine sections of Kelantan and Trengganu with essays and proofs. North Borneo includes a magnificent combination cover from the Locke correspondence and in Sarawak there is a good run of Airmails.

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British Military AdministrationThe Iain Dyce collection in an album comprising stamps (505) and covers/cards (41) including free postage covers (5 including a Thai occupation 4c. card cut down and covered to make a postcard and showing use of Kedah Thai occupation datestamp), envelopes (2) bearing unoverprinted Straits Settlements stamps, issued stamps with 1c. to $5 set of fourteen perforated "specimen", 1c. to $5 less 12c. on two day of issue covers locally addressed at Sungei Bakap and another set on two locally addressed and registered Singapore covers, 1c. to $5 (both set of fifteen on lo...

British Military Administration1945-48 $5 green and red on emerald, a block of twelve (3x4) with margin at top, fresh and fine mint. S.G. 17, £1,320. Photo

British Military Administration1945-48 prepared for use but not issued 8c. grey, fine mint. See footnote after S.G. 18, £550. Photo

British Military Administration1945-47 envelopes (3), stationery card and Air Letter, variously addressed and franked including undateable envelope to Holland bearing 10c., 15c. and 25c., all tied by "netherlands post office/singapore" c.d.s. in violet; and 1946 (Apr.) envelope to Kuala Lumpur bearing 10c., $1, $2 and $5 (both)

British Military Administration1945 locally addressed envelope bearing $5 green and red on emerald clearly tied by Penang datestamp, fine. Scarce. Photo

British Military Administration1945 (11 Dec.) envelope locally addressed and registered at Ipoh, bearing 25c., $1, $2 and $5 green and red on emerald and showing provisional registration label; 1946 (May) locally addressed envelope bearing $5 purple and orange (3) tied by Teluk Anson datestamp; and 1946 (24 June) commercial envelope registered from Ipoh to London, bearing $5 red and green on emerald and showing provisional registration label

British Military AdministrationCovers and Cancellations1947 (Mar.) Air Letter from Singapore to India, bearing BMA 25c. clearly tied by "snigapore" double-ring d.s. error (Type D195 State 14), fine. Photo

British Military Administration1947 (22 Mar.) envelope to Perak, bearing 10c. tied by clear "snigapore" double-ring d.s. error (Type D195, State 14), fine. Rare. Photo

British Military Administration1947 (2 June) envelope registered from Christmas Island to England, bearing 10c., 15c., 25c., 50c., $1, $2 and $5 purple and orange, all clearly tied by "christmas island" c.d.s. (Type D10), showing registration label and, on reverse, Fremantle transit d.s. Colourful

British Military AdministrationRevenue Stamps1945 $25 red and brown (lightly toned on reverse) and $100 dull purple and ultramarine (fine), both neatly cancelled. Barefoot 1-2

Brunei1895 25c., 50c. and $1, used; a few small stains but fine for these. S.G. 8-10, £320

Brunei1907-10 MCA 1c. to $1 set of eleven overprinted "specimen", the 2c. with shortish perfs at top, fine mint. S.G. 23s-33s, £300

Brunei1908-22 MCA 1c. to $25 set of thirteen overprinted "specimen", the 4c. with slightly rounded corner otherwise fine. S.G. 34s-48s, £650

Brunei1922 Malaya-Borneo Exhibition 1c. to $1 used, 3c. and 4c. with variety broken "e", a few short perfs. and some slight stains, fine. S.G. 51-59, £700+. Photo

Brunei1924-37 Script 1c. to $1 set of eighteen overprinted or perforated "specimen", fine mint. S.G. 60s-78s, £600

Brunei1924-37 Script 5c. chocolate showing "5c" retouch, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 68a, £325. Photo

BurmaMap of Arakan and Pegu (125x85mm.) engraved by B. Langenes and published in 1616, fine

Federated Malay States1900 Provisional IssueImperforate Colour TrialsPahang 3c. in dull purple and purple on gummed unwatermarked paper, fine. Photo

Federated Malay States1900 Provisional IssueImperforate Colour TrialsPahang 3c. in dull purple and brown on gummed unwatermarked paper, fine. Photo

Federated Malay States1900 Provisional IssueSpecimen StampsOn Negri Sembilan 1c. to 50c, on Perak $1 to $25 and 1900-01 CA 1c., 3c. and 5c., each overprinted "specimen", the $1 to $25 a little wrinkled otherwise fine mint. S.G. 1s-8s, 11s-14s, £990+provenance:"Koh-I-Noor", July 2003

Federated Malay States1900 Provisional IssueSpecimen StampsOn Negri Sembilan 1c. to 50c. plus 1900-01 1c. (missing corner) to 50c. set of eight, each overprinted "specimen", fine unmounted mint. S.G. 1s-8s, 15s-22s; £525

Federated Malay States1900 Provisional IssueSpecimen StampsOn Perak, $25 green and orange overprinted "specimen", fine unmounted mint. S.G. 14s, £550. Photo

Federated Malay States1900-01 IssueEssay1c. with tiger proceeding left imperforate in mauve and bright green with handpainted "federated malay states", "revenue" and value tablet, affixed to card (90x115mm.) lettered "B" and dated "July 27th 99", fine. Delightful. Photoprovenance:De La Rue archives, November 1976

Federated Malay States1900-01 IssueEssay Die Proof with tiger proceeding leftVignette only in black on glazed card (60x92mm.) dated "6 jun 00"; a few marks at left. Photo

Federated Malay States1900-01 IssueEssay proofs in the form of imperforate colour trials1c. (6), all bi-coloured on gummed CA watermarked paper, fine. Photo

Federated Malay States1900-01 IssueEssay proofs in the form of imperforate colour trials1c. in grey-green and green affixed to piece (88x55mm.) headed "Appendix A" and with "1 Cent" written alongside, and 1c. (3) with vignette in grey-green and frames in orange-brown, violet and brown, affixed to piece (125x46mm.) headed "D.F. Key. - S.F. Overprints", fine.provenance:De La Rue archives, November 1976

Federated Malay States1900-01 IssueEssay proofs in the form of imperforate colour trials1c. (9) in black and carmine, grey-green and green and in black and ultramarine, three of each, one with no inner frame lines (Type 3), with frame line to centre panel and inner frameline to panels left and right of "1c" (Type 1), and with white background, each colour affixed to piece, fine. Photo

Federated Malay States1900-01 IssueEssays similar to issued design with tiger proceed to rightVignette nearly as issued but with ornaments in corners, surrounded by imperforate 1c. frame in carmine, affixed to card (92x60mm.) lettered "A" and dated "15 aug 1900", fine. Photoprovenance:De La Rue archives, November 1976

Federated Malay States1900-01 IssueEssays similar to issued design with tiger proceed to rightVignette nearly as issued but with ornaments in corners, surrounded by imperforate 1c. frame in carmine, affixed to card (83x54mm.) lettered "C", dated "Aug. 20 1900", marked "appd" and initialled, fine. Photoprovenance:De La Rue archives, November 1976

Federated Malay States1900-01 IssueDie ProofsVignette with large uncleared circular surround, in black on glazed card (92x60mm.) marked "before hardening" and dated "12 oct. 00", fine. Photo

Federated Malay States1900-01 IssueDie ProofsVignette with cleared surround in black on glazed card (92x60mm.) marked "before hardening" and dated "5 sep 02", fine. Photo

Federated Malay States1900-01 IssueDie Proofs5c. frame in black on glazed card (60x92mm.) dated "26 jun 00", fine. Photo

Federated Malay States1900-01 IssueImperforate Colour Trials1c. (6), all bi-coloured with one on yellow, one on blue and one on red paper (each affixed to piece), on gummed CA (3) or MCA watermarked paper, one with slight crease, the others fine

Federated Malay States1900-01 IssueImperforate Colour Trials1c. (3) with vignettes in grey-green and frames in orange-brown, ultramarine and in purple, all marginal and affixed to piece marked "Appendix B" and dated "Nov 13th 1900", fine. Photo

Federated Malay States1900-01 IssueImperforate Colour Trials1c. in black and green (the issued colour) on piece with another 1c. in grey-green and green, and marked "1 Cent", fine. Photo

Federated Malay States1900-01 High ValueDie Proofs$1 name and duty plate in black on glazed card (92x60mm.) dated "30 mar. 00", fine. Photo

Federated Malay States1900-01 High ValueDie Proofs$2 name and duty plate in black on glazed card (92x60mm.) dated "30 mar. 00", fine. Photo

Federated Malay States1900-01 High ValueDie Proofs$5 name and duty plate in black on glazed card (92x60mm.) dated "30 mar. 00", fine. Photo

Federated Malay States1900-01 High ValueDie Proofs$25 name and duty plate in black on glazed card (92x60mm.) dated "30 mar. 00", fine. Photo

Federated Malay States1900-01 High ValueImperforate Colour Trials$1 (4), two with design in dull purple and name and duty plates in carmine and in green (affixed to fragment), and two with design in black and name and duty plate in green (thinned at top left) and in carmine (affixed to fragment), fine. Photo

Federated Malay States1900-01 High ValuesImperforate Colour Trials$1 black and green and $1 green and carmine (colours of the issued $2) imperforate colour trials both backed on card and a fraction soiled otherwise fine

Federated Malay States1900-01 High ValueIssued Stamps$1, $2, $5 (2, one with hinge remnants) and $25 (thin at right), fine mint. S.G. 23-26, £5970. Photo for $25

Federated Malay States1904-22 IssueDie Proof2c. in black on glazed card (92x60mm.) initialled and dated "20/2/18", fine. Photo

Federated Malay States1904-22 IssueIssued Stamps4c. scarlet Die II horizontal pair, variety watermark upright, one with vertical bend otherwise fine used. A rare multiple. S.G. 38b, £750. Photo

Federated Malay States1904-22 IssueIssued Stamps4c. scarlet Die II, variety watermark upright, neatly cancelled by part Klang c.d.s., fine. S.G. 38b, £375. Photo

Federated Malay States1904-22 IssueIssued Stamps$25 green and orange, well-centred and of good colour, fine mint. S.G. 51, £2250. Photoprovenance:Sir Gawaine Baillie, November 2006

Federated Malay States1904-22 IssueIssued Stamps$25 green and orange, unused with lightly toned large part original gum, light central vertical crease not affecting fine appearance. S.G. 51, £2250. Photo

Federated Malay States1922-34 IssueDie Proofs6c. frame in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), unmarked, fine. Photo

Federated Malay States1922-34 IssueDie Proofs25c. frame in black on glazed card (92x60mm.) marked "after striking" and dated "9/4/29", fine. Photo

Federated Malay States1922-34 IssueDie Proofs35c. frame in black on glazed card (92x60mm.) marked "before striking" and dated "6/6/22", fine. Photo

Federated Malay States1922-34 IssueImperforate Colour Trials10c. purple on pale yellow, 25c., 30c., 35c. scarlet and purple, $1, $2 and $5, each on piece marked "Appd", initialled and dated, fine. Photo

Federated Malay States1922-34 IssueSpecimen StampsThirteen values to $5 overprinted "specimen", fine mint

Federated Malay States1922-34 IssueIssued Stamps$25 green and orange, well-centred and of good colour, fine mint. Initialled "AD" (A. Diena) in pencil on reverse. S.G. 82, £2250. Photoprovenance:Sir Gawaine Baillie, November 2006

Federated Malay Statesc.1922 imperforate printer's samples, $1 in brown and blue and $1 in blue and black, both overprinted "specimen" (Type DS1) and affixed to piece of brown card and numbered "127" and "137" respectively, fine. Photo

Federated Malay States1933-34 Survey Department essays, 4c. Leaping Tiger blocks of four (3) in a design very similar to that issued, in black, in orange and in red, each showing guide crosses in each corner, fine. (Norris Type A)

Federated Malay States1933-34 Survey Department essays, $5 Travellers Palm set in a frame with names of the four Federated States, in green and blue and in green and vermilion, and $5 Prowling Tiger in a design very similar to that issued, vertical pairs in green and blue and in green and vermilion; all showing guide crosses in each corner, fine

Federated Malay States1933-34 Survey Department essays, $5 Elephants in a design very similar to that issued, to singles in black with margin at top, one numbered "4", and two vertical pairs in green and vermilion and in green and blue, all with guide crosses in each corner, fine

Federated Malay States1916 War Charity green, purple, brown and red labels affixed to two pieces, each tied by Klang double-ring d.s., fine. ISC FC1-FC4

Federated Malay StatesRevenue Stamps1904-22 MCA $1 (2), $2, $5 (2) and $25, 1922-34 Script $1 (2), $2 (2), $5 and $25, all fiscally cancelled, good to fine

Federated Malay StatesRevenue Stamps1904-22 $1, $2, $5 and $25, each in a top left corner block of four with plate number and each with light central fiscal cancel, fine

Federated Malay StatesRevenue Stamps1909-10 MCA $1 imperforate colour trial in dull purple and ultramarine, the colour of the issued $250, on gummed unwatermarked paper, fine. Photo

Federated Malay StatesRevenue Stamps1909-10 MCA $100 and $250 vertical pair, both with watermark upright, cancelled by Stamp Office datestamp and crossed by green crayon, fine. Rare, the $100 the discovery example. Barefoot 4a-5a. Photo for $100

Federated Malay StatesRevenue Stamps1922-34 Script $250 purple and blue block of four, neatly cancelled, the odd minor tone on reverse otherwise fine. Barefoot 8

Federated Malay StatesPostage Due Stamps1924-26 1c. to 12c. set of six overprinted "specimen", fine mint. S.G. D1s-D6s, £250

Federated Malay StatesPostal Stationery Envelopes1928 4c. embossed proof in orange on laid paper (63x63mm.; faults); 4c. and 6c. marked "appd for colour", initialled and dated "18/7", plus 4c. and 6c. overprinted "specimen", 4c. unused and 4c. (discoloured) and 6c. (2) used

Federated Malay StatesCovers and Cancellations1906 (27 Apr.) 5c. registered envelope (size H) from Pahang to London, uprated with 3c., 4c. and 10c., all clearly tied by "kuantan" c.d.s., showing registration d.s. and, on reverse, Singapore and arrival datestamps

Federated Malay StatesCovers and Cancellations1917 (29 Mar.) 10c. registered envelope (opened-out) to France, uprated with 3c. and 10c. and bearing, on reverse, 1916 War Charity labels in green, purple, brown and in red, all tied by "ipoh sub/post office" double-ring c.d.s., showing registration label with, on reverse, Ipoh and Penang (30.3) datestamps. Most attractive. Photo

Federated Malay StatesCovers and Cancellations1919 (10 Sept.) envelope from Teluk Anson to California, bearing 1c. (3), 3c. and 4c., plus brown War Charity label, all tied by double-ring d.s.

Japanese Occupation of MalayaSingaporeUnissued 10c. dull purple block of four with margin at top, tissue adhereing to reverse, fine. B.P.A. Certificate (1978). ISC J7

Japanese Occupation of MalayaGeneral IssuesSingle Frame Chopperak: 2c. block of four with violet chop on undateable envelope to Kuala Lumpur showing Censor chop at left. S.G. J213b

Japanese Occupation of MalayaGeneral IssuesSingle Frame Chopselangor: 1c., 2c. orange, 3c., 5c. and 8c.; 3c., 5c. and 8c.; 3c. and 5c.; 8c. block of four; and 8c. single; each with upright chop in violet on undateable envelope to Kuala Lumpur showing Censor chop at left, fine. (5 covers)

Japanese Occupation of MalayaGeneral IssuesSingle Frame Chopselangor: 8c. grey top right corner block of eight (4x2) with a little mover-inked upright chop in violet, the odd very minor tone on reverse, fine unmounted mint. S.G. J213b, £400

Japanese Occupation of MalayaGeneral IssuesDai Nippon 2602 Malayaperak; $5 green and red on emerald vertical strip of four, fine unmounted mint. Also Kanji overprint on unissued 2c., 3c. and 8c., all a fraction gum toned otherwise fine

Japanese Occupation of MalayaJohore1942 (22 June) pre-war 8c. stationery envelope to Perak, clearly cancelled by "labis" c.d.s. (Type D4) and showing red censor chop; envelope with horizontal crease which crosses the stamp impression and a little soiled. Rare. Photo

Japanese Occupation of MalayaKedah1942 (2 May) 2c. green on buff postal stationery postcard, addressed to Penang, uprated with 2c. dull green, neither card or stamp with occupation overprint,, cancelled with "general post office/ alorstar kedah" c.d.s., face also showing "dai nippon/ g.p.o penang" arrival mark (4.5) and indistinct commemorative cancel. Fine an extremely rare usage of pre-war stock in the occupation period. Photo

Japanese Occupation of MalayaKedah1942 (17 Aug.) 15c. blue registered postal stationery envelope (size g), overprinted "dai nippon/ 2602" with Alorstar registration label, addressed to Penang, showing boxed "a.r." on face, uprated to the "advise receipt" rate with Dai Nippon 5c. yellow (4) cancelled with "alor star/ kedah/ yubin kyoku", c.d.s. (Proud JD2) in blue, opened by Japanese censor who applied chop in violet and resealed using wax seal on both sides. Indistinct arrival c.d.s. applied to reverse. A superb and visually stunning showpiece, paying an extremely rare rate. Photo.

Japanese Occupation of MalayaMalacca1942 (Apr.) unissued $2 green and scarlet with lower left portion of Malacca chop, neatly tied by "malacca/r" double-ring d.s. (8.10.2603) on piece, fine. Very rare. Photo

Japanese Occupation of MalayaNegri Sembilan1942 (8 June) envelope to Kuala Lumpur, bearing Pahang Dai Nippon 8c. tied by "xxkuala pilah xx" double-ring d.s. (Type JD2) with manuscript date inserted, fine

Japanese Occupation of MalayaNegri Sembilan1942 (7 July) Selangor 15c. registered envelope with black chop, addressed to Kuala Lumpur, uprated with Perak Dai Nippon 8c. tied by "seremban" double-ring d.s. (Type D15) and showing arrival datestamp alongside. Photoprovenance:Milo D. Rowell, October 1992

Japanese Occupation of MalayaPerak1944 (15 Apr.) Negri Sembilan 15c. registered envelope with Kanji overprint, addressed to Ipoh, uprated with Pictorial 8c. cancelled by Lumut Japanese type c.d.s. (Type JD3) and showing Taiping Japanese type c.d.s. alongside, fine. Photo

Japanese Occupation of MalayaSingapore1942 (29 Dec.) unoverprinted 2c. stationery card, used locally, showing Japanese datestamp and red Censor chop; the card a little creased and with small filled-in central spike hole. A scarce early occupation usage, Photo

Thai Occupation of Malaya1943 (Nov.) Arms 1c. to 10c. set of five, very fine unused. Each initialled "MDR" (Milo Rowell). S.G. TK1-TK5, £1800

Johore1891-94 master die proof with blank value tablets, in black on glazed card (92x60mm.) marked "before hardening" and dated "9 jul., 91". Photo

Johore1891 (May) 2c. on 24c. green, a complete cancelled to order pane (6x10) with error removed, rows 1 to 5 with Type 17, row 6 with Type 18, rows 7 to 9 with Type 19 and row 10 with Type 20, backing paper on reverse, fine. S.G. 17-20, £3765

Johore1904-10 master die proof with blank value tablets, in black on glazed card (92x60mm.) marked "before hardening" and dated "7 jan 04". Photo

Johore1904-10 1c. to $100 with additional 1c. (2), 8c., 10c. and 25c., some a little gum toned ($50 and $100 fine), otherwise fine mint. S.G. 61-77, £1600+. Photo for $50 and $100

Johore1910-19 1c. to $1 set of ten marginal imperforate plate proofs, matched from the top of the sheet, on gummed watermarked paper, fresh and fine. Photoprovenance:Sir Gawaine Baillie, November 2006

Johore1918-20 MCA 2c. to $10 less 21c. overprinted "specimen", fine unmounted mint

Johore1918-21 MCA 2c. purple and orange top left corner block of six (3x2), the second and third stamps with partly printed duty plates, light bend, fine mintprovenance:Sir Gawaine Baillie, November 2006

Johore1922-41 Issue10c. dull purple and blue with variety watermark inverted, fine used. S.G. 111w, £500. Photo

Johore1922-41 Issue$50 and $100 overprinted "specimen", fine unmounted mint. S.G. 127s-128s, £1050. Photo

Johore1922-14 Issue$50 and $100 overprinted "specimen", both with small part margin at left, fine mint. S.G. 126s-127s, £625. Photoprovenance:"Koh-I-Noor", July 2003

Johore1922-14 Issue$100 green and scarlet, centred to lower right, fine mint. S.G. 127, £2000. Photo

Johore1922-14 Issue$500 blue and red overprinted "specimen", fine unmounted mint. S.G. 128s, £1100. Photo

Johore1922-14 Issue$500 blue and red overprinted "specimen", centred to foot, fine mint. S.G. 128s, £1300. Photo

Johore1922-14 Issue$500 blue and red overprinted "specimen", fine mint. S.G. 128s, £1300. Photoprovenance:"Koh-I-Noor", July 2003

Johore1922-14 Issue$500 blue and red with sheet margin at foot showing Plate number "1", a superb mint example and a magnificent exhibition showpiece. Unique. B.P.A. Certificate (1981). S.G. 128, £24,000. Photoprovenance:George Bloch, May 1996Sir Gawaine Baillie, November 2006

JohorePostage Due Stamps1938 1c. to 12c. set of five perforated "specimen", all marginal from the foot of the sheet, fine mint. S.G. D1s-D5s, £160

JohorePostage Due Stamps1936 envelope (piece missing at right) from Kayan, Burma to Muar, franked at 3½a., showing "T" h.s. with manuscript "30c" alongside and, on reverse, Postage Due 12c. applied and cancelled on arrival (16.7). Photo

JohorePostage Due Stamps1940 (2 July) India 1a. stationery envelope to Muar bearing, on reverse, Postage Due 1c. (red ink stain at top) and 8c. applied and cancelled on arrival (10.8); and re-used? envelope (faults) back from India to Muar bearing Postage Due 1c., 4c. and 10c., all cancelled on arrival (4.7)

JohorePostage Due Stamps1941 (Jan.) envelope from India to Muar, franked at 2a.6p. and with Postage Due 1c. vertical pair and 4c., both applied and cancelled on arrival (25.1). Photo

JohoreRevenue Stamp1950 $250 black and green, fine used. Barefoot 8. Photo

JohoreCovers and Cancellations1894 (7 Aug.) locally addressed envelope (tear at lower right), bearing 1894 3c. on 6c. tied by "johore/Star and Crescent/bahru" h.s. with "johore bahru" c.d.s. in red alongside. Photo

JohoreCovers and Cancellations1902 (23 July) envelope from Muar to India bearing 4c. pair tied by Singapore double-ring d.s.; 1920 (Oct.) and 1928 (July) envelopes from Muar to India, franked at 4c. and 12c. respectively and cancelled by "paquebot/singapore" double-ring d.s.; 1930 (17 Feb. envelope (peripheral faults) from Johore Bahru to England, franked at 12c. and signed by the Sultan at lower left corner; and 1954 (May) postcard (punch hole at foot) from Muar to Singapore, franked at 4c. and showing tax handstamp with, on reverse, Singapore Postage Due meter datestamp in green

JohoreCovers and Cancellations1904 (3 Mar.) postcard (a little soiled) to Holland, bearing 1903 3c. on 4c. clearly tied by circular "johore/Crown/bahru" h.s. (Type K3), showing "johore bahru/paid" c.d.s. in red with Singapore (3.3) and arrival datestamps; also 1884 (Mar.) envelope (damaged) from England to Singapore, franked at 5d., showing Marine Sorted d.s.? and circular "johore/Star and Crescent/bahru" handstamp

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng CollectionThai OccupationAlor StarA range with 1887-91 1a. vertical strips of four, three (2, one damaged) and a horizontal pair, 2a. pair, 3a., 4a. strip of three, pair and singles (5), 12a. (3) and 24a., 1889-91 1a. on 2a. and 2a. on 3a. green and blue pair, 1892 4a. on 24a. (4, three with stop), 1894 2a. on 64a., 1896 4a. on 12a. (2), 1898-99 1a. on 12a., 3a. on 12a. and 4a. on 12a. (4), and 1899-1904 1a., 3a. and 4a. (2), all cancelled by "kedah" c.d.s. in seriffed letters (S.G. Type A), mostly part or large part strikes; condition generally fine though many of...

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng CollectionThai OccupationAlor StarA range with 1887-91 12a. on piece, 1894 1a. on 64a. on piece, 1898-99 1a. on 12a. pair, 1899-1904 1a. (2, one on piece), 2a. green, 2a. scarlet and pale blue, 4a. carmine (2, one on piece), 8a., 10a. (2) and 12a., 1905-09 3a. yellow-green, 4a. pale red and sepia (3 including a vertical pair), 8a. (2), 12a., 24a. and 1908 9a. on 10a on piece, all cancelled by "kedah" c.d.s. with sans-serif letters (S.G. Type B); condition generally fine with mainly part or large part strikes. Cat. £2000+

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng CollectionThai OccupationAlor StarA range with 1899-1904 8a. and 10a. (on piece), 1905-09 1a., 3a., 4a. scarlet (3), 5a. (2), 8a. pair, 9a., 18a. (2) and 24a., 1909 2s. on 2a. (2) and 1910 2s., also Federated Malay States 1c. (10 including a strip of three and a pair) and 3c. (10 including a pair), all cancelled by bi-lingual "Kedah" c.d.s. (S.G. Type C), condition generally fine with mainly par or large part strikes. Cat. £4000+

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng CollectionThai OccupationAlor Star1895 (11 Aug.) 4a. stationery card to Penang, cancelled by very fine "kedah" c.d.s. (Type A) and showing arrival datestamp in opposite corner. Photo

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng CollectionThai OccupationAlor Star1899 (11 Nov.) piece bearing 1898-99 4a. on 12a. vertical pair and 1899 rejected die 2a., cancelled by faint "kedah" c.d.s. (Type A) with another legible strike alongside and Bangkok 2 c.d.s. on reverse; some inconsequential perf faults or soiling. Photoprovenance:C.M.C. SymesCharles Stewart, June 1984

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng CollectionThai OccupationAlor Star1906 (12 Feb.) 12a. letter card to Germany, cancelled by fine "kedah" c.d.s. (Type B) and showing, on reverse, Penang and arrival datestamps; a few light stains, mainly at lower right. Rare. Photo

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng CollectionThai OccupationAlor Star1906 (June) 4a. stationery card to London, uprated with 1899-1904 1a., cancelled by bi-lingual "Singora" c.d.s., showing superb "kedah" transit c.d.s. (Type B), Penang and arrival datestamps. Most attractive. Photoprovenance:Charles Stewart, June 1984

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng CollectionThai OccupationAlor Star1906 (9 Dec.) envelope to Penang bearing, on reverse, 1898-99 1a. on 12a. strip of three tied by "kedah" c.d.s. (Type B) and showing arrival datestamp alongside; the envelope a little ragged at one end caused through opening. Photo

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng CollectionThai OccupationAlor Star1907 (7 Feb.) 4a. on 1½a. stationery card to Penang, uprated with 1905 1a. and cancelled by light "kedah" c.d.s. (Type B) and showing arrival datestamp alongside; the card with heavy diagonal crease across stamp impression. Photoprovenance:Patrick Kearney

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng CollectionThai OccupationAlor Star1907 (2 Aug.) envelope to India bearing, on reverse, 1905 3a. marginal strip of four tied by bi-lingual "Kedah" c.d.s. with Penang and arrival datestamps alongside with a fine strike of the bi-lingual datestamp on face; the envelope slightly toned. Photo

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng CollectionThai OccupationAlor Star1907 (7 Dec.) "On Kedah Government Service" envelope to Penang bearing, on reverse, 1905 1a. and 4a. pair clearly tied by bi-lingual "Kedah" c.d.s. (Type C) and showing arrival datestamp alongside. A fine example of the short-lived 9 atts rate. Photoprovenance: Prakaipet Indhusophon, May 1993

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng CollectionThai OccupationAlor Star1908 (29 Jan.) 2a. on 1½a. stationery card to Singapore (address partly expunged), uprated with 1905 1a., both cancelled by bi-lingual "Kedah" c.d.s. (Type C) and showing Penang and Singapore datestamps alongside. Photoprovenance:Patrick Kearney

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng CollectionThai OccupationAlor Star1908 (Jan.) envelope from India to Alor Star bearing, on reverse, India ½a. block of four with Penang (23.1) and very fine bi-lingual "Kedah" c.d.s. (Type C) alongside, fine. Photo

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng CollectionThai OccupationAlor Star1908 (May) "On Kedah Government Service" envelope to Dublin, bearing 1905 9a. tied by bi-lingual "Kedah" c.d.s. (Type C) and showing, on reverse Penang and arrival datestamps. Photoprovenance:Robson Lowe auction, April 1977

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng CollectionThai OccupationAlor Star1908 (3 June) 4a. on 1½a. stationery card to Singapore, cancelled by fine bi-lingual "Kedah" c.d.s. (Type C), showing Penang transit and Singapore arrival datestamps; the card with re-inforced tear and creasing at top right as well as across top. Photoprovenance:Charles Stewart, June 1984

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng CollectionThai OccupationAlor Star1908 (15 July) envelope registered to Penang bearing, on reverse, 1905 4a. block of six (2x3) and single, both cancelled by fine bi-lingual "Kedah" c.d.s. (Type C), showing Penang arrival datestamp and, on face, another strike of bi-lingual c.d.s., framed "regt. letter no" handstamp and framed "a.r". Extremely rare. Photoprovenance:Robson Lowe auction, April 1977

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng CollectionThai OccupationAlor Star1908 (5 Dec.) 4a. on 1½a. stationery card to Kuala Lumpur, cancelled by very fine bi-lingual "Kedah" c.d.s. (Type C), showing Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Batu Road datestamps alongside; the card a little soiled. Photo

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng CollectionThai OccupationAlor Star1909 (7 Jan.) envelope registered to India bearing, on reverse, 1905 18a. tied by very fine bi-lingual "Kedah" c.d.s. (Type C) and showing Penang and arrival datestamps along side with, on face, another fine strike of the bi-lingual datestamp and framed "regt. letter no" handstamp. Very rare. Photo

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng CollectionFederated Malay States used in KedahAlor Star1910 (Mar.) envelope to India bearing, on reverse, 1c. block of four (stained) centrally cancelled by bi-lingual "Kedah" c.d.s. and tied by Madras transit d.s.; and 1910 (31 May) envelope to India bearing, on reverse, 4c. clearly tied by poor bi-lingual "Kedah" c.d.s. and showing Penang and arrival datestamps alongside

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng CollectionFederated Malay States used in KedahAlor Star1910 (19 July) 1c. stationery card to London, uprated with 1c. (2, one with some stained perfs), cancelled by clear bi-lingual "Kedah" c.d.s. and showing Penang (year inverted) and arrival datestamps alongside. Scarce. Photo

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng CollectionFederated Malay States used in KedahAlor Star1910 (26 July) envelope to India bearing, on reverse, 4c. tied by light bi-lingual "Kedah" c.d.s. and showing Penang and arrival datestamps alongside envelope with tear at left. Photo

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng CollectionFederated Malay States used in KedahAlor Star1910 (29 Nov.) envelope to India bearing, on reverse, 1c. and 3c. tied by bi-lingual "Kedah" c.d.s. and showing Penang and arrival datestamps alongside. Photo

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng CollectionFederated Malay States used in KedahAlor Star1911 (10 Jan.) envelope to India bearing, on reverse, 1c. block of four tied by bi-lingual "Kedah" c.d.s. and showing Penang and arrival datestamps alongside. Photo

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng CollectionFederated Malay States used in KedahAlor Star1911 (4 June) envelope to Penang, bearing 3c. tied by light bi-lingual "Kedah" c.d.s. and showing arrival datestamp on reverse. Photo

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng CollectionFederated Malay States used in KedahLangkawi1910 (6 Feb.) envelope back bearing 1c. strip of three (some staining) clearly tied by bi-lingual "Langkawi" c.d.s. and showing bi-lingual "Kedah" c.d.s. alongside; also piece with fine strike of bi-lingual "Langkawi" c.d.s. Rare. Photo

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng CollectionStraits Settlements used in KedahA range of pieces (27) mostly showing combination usage with Kedah values comprising 1c. (21) and 4c. (6), virtually all cancelled at Alor Star, also 4c. marginal block of sixteen (2x8) with Kulim double-ring d.s.; some light toning in places

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng CollectionStraits Settlements used in Kedah1919 (16 Sept.) envelope to Perak, bearing 1c. in combination with Kedah 3c., both clearly tied by "post office/pagang serai" oval datestamp (Type D1) in black, showing another strike on face with, on reverse, Penang, Ipoh and Sungei Siput datestamps; the envelope soiled and with other faults. Photo

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng CollectionStraits Settlements used in Kedah1919 (6 Oct.) 1c. stationery card (slightly soiled and creased) in combination with Straits 1c. to Kuala Ketil, and (27 Oct.) envelope (flap missing) to Penang bearing 2c. in combination with Straits 1c., all tied by "alor star general post office" double-ring d.s.

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng CollectionIssued Stamps1912-49 mint collection on Hagner leaves including 1912 MCA 1c. to $5 set of fourteen (2, one overprinted "specimen"), 1919-21 1c. to 25c. set of six (2, one overprinted "specimen"), 1919 50c. on $2 and $1 on $3, 1921-32 Script 1c. to $5 set of fifteen (2, one overprinted "specimen") with additional mint 3c. showing watermark inverted, 1922 Exhibition 1c. to 50c. complete, 1922-40 1c. to 35c. set of eight (2, one overprinted or perforated "specimen") with additional 6c. blocks of twelve, seven and six, 1937 10c. to $5 set of nine (2, one perfo...

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng Collection1912 Multiple Crown CA IssueEssays2c. stamp-size composite photographic essay in red in approximately the issued Sheaf of Rice design, some handpainting in red to the background of the frame, affixed to card (79x84mm.) lettered "a" and dated "May 5th 11"; some minor soiling to edge of card. Photoprovenance:De La Rue archives, April 1977

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng Collection1912 Multiple Crown CA IssueEssays20c. stamp-size composite photographic essay in brown in approximately the issued frame and vignette with Malay ploughing, but the latter with foreground more complete and with background, the background to the frame and the vignette touched by hand, affixed to card (85x78mm.) lettered "c" and dated "May 5th 11"; small tone spot in left frame of essay. Photoprovenance:De La Rue archives, April 1977

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng Collection1912 Multiple Crown CA IssueEssays$5 stamp-size composite photographic essay in black and slate in approximately the issued Council Chamber design, vignette extends to frame at either side, background to the frame and much of the vignette handpainted, affixed to card (84x79mm.) lettered "d" and dated "May 5th 11"; the card with some slight soiling. Photoprovenance:De La Rue archives, April 1977

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng Collection1912 Multiple Crown CA IssueDie Proofs"Sheaf of rice" vignette in black on glazed paper (32x35mm.) dated "22.8.11", fine. Photo

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng Collection1912 Multiple Crown CA IssueDie Proofs"Malay ploughing" vignette in an unfinished state, in black on glazed paper (50x38mm.), fine. Photo

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng Collection1912 Multiple Crown CA IssueDie Proofs"Council Chamber" vignette (29x24mm.) and dollar value frame with blank value tablets (36x30mm.), both in black on glazed paper, fine. Photo

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng Collection1912 Multiple Crown CA IssueDie ProofsDollar value frame with blank value tablets in an unfinished state, in black on glazed paper (74x50mm.) marked "Before repairing die", a little soiled otherwise fine. Photo

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng Collection1912 Multiple Crown CA IssueImperforate Colour TrialsThe complete set of fourteen with blank value tablets, all in issued colours, affixed to "Appendix A" sheet (189x230mm.) dated "16th Nov 1911", each with suggested denomination alongside and the whole marked "Approved", initialled and dated "22.11.11"; the "5c" with damaged top left corner and the sheet with some light fox marks. Photo

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng Collection1912 Multiple Crown CA IssueImperforate Colour Trials"Council Chamber" with blank value tablets (3), in green and black, green and purple (small corner crease) and in black and orange, all on watermarked paper and a little toned on reverse. Photo

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng Collection1912 Multiple Crown CA IssueSpecimen Stamps30c., 40c., 50c., $3 and $5, each overprinted "specimen" and additionally handstamped "colonias" in violet by the Portuguese receiving authority, all with original gum and light overall toning

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng Collection1912 Multiple Crown CA IssueSpecimen Stamps30c., 40c., 50c., $3 and $5, each overprinted "specimen" and additionally handstamped "colonias" in violet by the Portuguese receiving authority, the 30c. with gum, the others without, all with light overall toning

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng Collection1919 (Mar.) Surcharges50c. on $2 green and brown and $1 on $3 black and blue on blue, both in a lower left corner block of four, the former slightly gum toned otherwise fine mint. S.G. 24-25, £360

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng Collection1919 (Mar.) Surcharges50c. on $2 green and brown, variety "c" of "cents" inserted by handstamp, neatly cancelled, a little toned. Rare. R.P.S. Certificate (1966). S.G. 24a, £1300. Photo

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng Collection1919 (Mar.) Surcharges50c. on $2 green and brown, a horizontal pair with margin at left showing surcharge grossly misplaced to right, unused with large part original gum (a little toned), fine. Very scarce. Photo

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng Collection1919 (Mar.) Surcharges50c. on $2 green and brown showing surcharge grossly misplaced to right, cancelled by Kulim datestamp, a little toned and soiled. Very scarce. Photo

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng Collection1922 (Apr.) Malaya - Borneo Exhibition25c. blue and purple showing variety overprint inverted, unused with large part original gum (slightly toned), fine. B.P.A. Certificate (1948). S.G. 43a, £1600. Photo

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng Collection1922 (Apr.) Malaya - Borneo Exhibition25c. blue and purple showing variety overprint inverted and with raised stop after "exhibition", unused with part original gum; toned. R.P.S. Certificate (1981). S.G. 43a/c. Photo

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng Collection1922 (Apr.) Malaya - Borneo ExhibitionCovers1922 (6 May) Seng envelopes (2) registered from Alor Star to Penang, both bearing 1c., 2c., 3c., 4c. and 10c., and 1922 (July) 1c. stationery card (spike hole at left) from Alor Star to Penang bearing 1c.

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng Collection1922 (Apr.) Malaya - Borneo ExhibitionCovers1922 (8 July) envelope (220x102mm.) to Singapore, bearing "borneo" 14mm. long 1c. to 50c. set of eight, all tied by "bagan samak" double-ring d.s. (Type D2), fine

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng Collection1922 (Apr.) Malaya - Borneo ExhibitionCovers1923 (3 May) envelope registered from Alor Star to Penang bearing, on reverse, "borneo" 14mm. long 1c. to 50c. set of eight

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng Collectionc.1922 Printer's SamplesImperforate5c. sepia block of six (2x3), each overprinted "specimen" (Type DS1), affixed to piece of brown card, fine

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng Collectionc.1922 Printer's SamplesImperforate5c. sepia block of six (2x3), each overprinted "specimen" (Type DS1), affixed to piece of brown card numbered "14", touched along top, fine

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng Collectionc.1922 Printer's SamplesImperforate5c. sepia handstamped "specimen" (Type DS2), fine.

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng Collectionc.1922 Printer's SamplesImperforate20c. blue-green and purple-brown block of four on brown card, each overprinted "specimen" (Type DS1), fine

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng Collectionc.1922 Printer's SamplesImperforate$1 carmine and green block of four affixed to brown card, each overprinted "specimen" (Type DS1), a touch soiled in places

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng Collectionc.1922 Printer's SamplesPerf. 1420c. blue-green and purple-brown and $1 carmine and green (light corner crease), both overprinted "specimen" (Type DS1), both a touch soiled and toned on reverse

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng Collectionc.1922 Printer's SamplesPerf. 14$1 carmine and green overprinted "specimen" (Type DS1) and with full original gum (toned)

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng Collection1922-40 Watermark Multiple Script CA IssueDie Proof12c. with blank vignette in blue on wove paper, a trifle soiled and with small light tone spot in upper left of vignette. Photoprovenance:De La Rue archives, April 1977

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng Collection1922-40 Watermark Multiple Script CA IssueImperforate Colour Trial6c. in carmine affixed to small piece dated "22/2/26" on reverse; lightly soiled in margins. Photoprovenance:De La Rue archives, April 1977

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng Collection1929 12c. "Arms" Essay12c. enlarged handpainted essay (70x84mm.) depicting the Arms of Kedah in shades of black, brown and Chinese white, executed on thick card (165x178mm.) with $1 printer's sample in carmine and green (stained) overprinted "specimen" affixed at lower left. Photoprovenance:De La Rue archives, April 1977

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng CollectionRevenue Stamps1929 Council Chamber $25, $100 and $250 imperforate colour trials in black and red, black and slate-violet and in black and green respectively, all affixed to "Appendix" sheet (142x237mm.) dated "10th October 1929", marked "Appd for colour", initialled and dated "10/10/29". Photo

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng CollectionRevenue Stamps1937 $500 photographic essay in an unissued design, fine. Photo

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng CollectionRevenue Stamps1937 $25 (marginal), $100 and $500, all unused with large part original gum (browned), fine. Photo

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng CollectionCovers and Cancellations1910 (25 Dec.) and 1911 (18 Jan.) envelopes from India to Kedah franked at ½a. and 1a. respectively, both showing bi-lingual "Kedah" arrival datestamp (5.1 and 27.1); 1911 (5 Jan.) unstamped envelope from India to Kedah showing, on reverse, bi-lingual "Kedah" arrival datestamp and handstruck "8" tax marking

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng CollectionCovers and Cancellations1912-45 envelopes (14, seven registered), 10c. registered envelope, picture postcards (3) and Official stationery card (punch holes at top), variously addressed and franked, including picture postcard from Kulim to Penang franked at 1c. and with Malaya Patriotic Fund label; 1916 (Apr.) 10c. registered envelope from Alor Star to England, uprated with 1c. and with Censor label; 1931 (Apr.) envelopes (2) flown from Alor Star to Australia, both franked at 46c.; 1934 (11 May) envelope registered from Padang Serai to Denmark franked at 27...

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng CollectionCovers and Cancellations1913-40 1c. (3) and 2c. (16) stationery cards, variously addressed, cancellations include British Empire Exhibition (2, both uprated with 1c.), Gurun (3), Sungei Patani (6) and Yen, one 2c. card from Alor Star to Chicago with Tax h.s. and bearing US Postage Due 1c. and 3c.; condition generally fine

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng CollectionCovers and Cancellations1915-27 Wilson envelopes registered from Alor Star to England, comprising 1915 (29 Sept.) bearing 1912 $5 (very slightly oxidised), 1919 (10 Feb.) bearing 1912 10c. to 50c. and 1927 (5 Feb.) bearing 1912 $5 and showing framed "recommandé" h.s.

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng CollectionCovers and Cancellations1919 (9 July) Berdoz envelopes (2) registered from Alor Star to Switzerland, bearing 1912 $3 and $5, the latter slightly oxidised otherwise fine

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng CollectionCovers and Cancellations1920 (22 July) 1c. stationery card to Czechoslovakia, uprated with 1c. and 2c. (defective), all cancelled by "bagan samak" double-ring d.s. (Type D2) with various transit and arrival datestamps alongside; minor age faults. Photo

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng CollectionCovers and Cancellations1921 (7 Nov.) envelope registered from Alor Star to Switzerland, bearing 2c., 4c. (2), 10c., 40c. and $1 on $3, fine

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng CollectionCovers and Cancellations1936 (11 Jan.) OGS envelope (small faults) registered from Langkawi to India bearing, on reverse, 5c. vertical strip of seven clearly tied by "langkawi/kedah" double-ring d.s. (Type D4) and showing, on face, registration label and "a.r" h.s. (Type AR2; the only date recorded); and 1940 (29 Mar.) 15c. registered envelope (some soiling) from Langkawi to Sungei Patani, uprated 5c. and cancelled by "langkawi/kedah" double-ring d.s. (Type D4)

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng CollectionCovers and Cancellations1937 (6 Aug.) Wilson envelopes (4) registered from Alor Star to England, bearing between them 1937 10c. to $5 set of eight, the three envelopes bearing the dollar values with some light tone spots

KedahThe Dr. Cheah Jin Seng CollectionCovers and Cancellations1940-41 envelopes (11, three registered) from Alor Star (6), Kuala Ketil (2), Padang Serai and FPO No. 36 (2), addressed to India and franked at 23c. (registered), 25c. (2), 35c. (registered) and 50c., and to UK franked at 55c. (5) and 65c. (registered), all with Censor cachets and/or labels; condition mixed

Kedah1912-40 mint collection (66) on stock pages, including 1912 1c. to $5, 1919 50c. on $2 and $1 on $3, 1921-32 to $5, 1922 Malaya-Borneo Exhibition set of eight, 1922-40 new colours, 1937 10c. to $5, 1938-40 redrawn 1c. and 2c., etc., original gum or large part original gum, chiefly fine

Kedah1912 MCA 1c. to $5 set of fourteen, 1919-21 MCA 1c. to 25c. set of six and 1921-32 Script 1c. to $5 set of fifteen, each overprinted "specimen", fine mint. S.G. 1s-23s, 26s-40s; £945provenance:"Koh-I-Noor", July 2003

Kedah1922 Malaya Borneo Exhibition (Borneo 14mm. long) 1c. to 50c. used, slight staining, fine. S.G. 41-48, £400

Kedah1925 (10 June), 10c. blue registered envelope, uprated 14c. with 4c. deep carmine and 5c. yellow cancelled with "bagan samak" c.d.s., addressed to Kendal, Java, showing boxed registration mark and Penang (11.6), Singapore (13.6) and Semarang (16.6) transit markings, and Kendal arrival c.d.s. (16.6). Attractive and rare usage in a remarkably fine state of preservation. Photo

Kedah1937 10c. to $5 set nine in imprint pairs, fine mint. S.G. 60-68, £550+

KelantanThai OccupationA small group comprising 1899-1904 3a. vertical pair crossed in manuscript and showing large part "kalantan" c.d.s.; 1905-09 4a. (2) and 9a. with part "Kota Bharu/Kelantan" c.d.s.; condition good to fine. Cat. £570

KelantanThai Occupation1907 (7 Aug.) picture postcard ex the Gimlette correspondence to Southsea, bearing 1905-09 4a. pale red and sepia cancelled by manuscript "B.M 7/8/07" and tied by "kalantan" single-ring d.s. for 9th August and showing Singapore transit c.d.s. (12.8). A rare franking. (From the Collection of Dr. Cheah Jin Seng). Photo

KelantanThai Occupation1908 (17 Apr.) picture postcard ex the Gimlette correspondence to Southsea, bearing 1905-09 4a. pale red and sepia cancelled by manuscript "B.M 17/4/08" and tied by "kalantan" single-ring d.s. for 18th April and showing Singapore transit c.d.s. (22.4). A rare franking; card with light crease at foot. (From the Collection of Dr. Cheah Jin Seng). Photo

KelantanThai OccupationMaritime Mail1905 (18 Sept.) picture postcard ex the Gimlette correspondence to Southsea, bearing 1899-1904 1a. and 4a. tied by "singapore" double-ring d.s. (27.9); some minor staining around perfs. Photo

KelantanThai OccupationMaritime Mail1906 (15 Jan.) picture postcard ex the Gimlette correspondence to Southsea, bearing 1899-1904 1a. and 4a. tied by "singapore" double-ring d.s. (22.1) and showing Penang (23.1) transit d.s.; some minor staining around perfs. Photo

KelantanFederated Malay States used in Kelantan1910 (6 Feb.) photographic picture postcard to Denmark, bearing 3c. tied by rare "batu mengkebang/kelantan" c.d.s. (Type D2; eight days earlier than recorded) and showing Kota Bharu and Singapore transit datestamps, fine. Very rare. (From the Collection of Dr. Cheah Jin Seng). Photo

KelantanIssued StampsA mint collection comprising 1911-15 MCA 1c. to $25 set of thirteen (2, one overprinted "specimen"), 1921-28 1c. to $1 set of thirteen (2, one overprinted "specimen"), 1922 Exhibition 1c. to $5 set of nine (2), 1928-35 perf 12 $1 (2, one perforated "specimen" and perf 14 $1, and 1937-40 1c. to $5 set of fifteen (2, one perforated "specimen"), varying degrees of gum toning throughout. Also postal stationery 1c. black card overprinted "specimen" (2, one badly toned). S.G. 1-54, £4540

Kelantan1911-15 1c. to $25, 1921-28 1c. to $1, 1928-35 $1 blue (both perfs.), original gum or large part original gum; fine. S.G. 1-23, 39, 39a, £385

Kelantan1911-15 MCA 1c. to $25 set of thirteen and 1921-28 Script 1c. to $1 set of thirteen. each overprinted "specimen", fine mint. S.G. 1s-23s, £775provenance:"Koh-I-Noor", July 2003

Kelantan1911-15 IssueDie ProofsMaster with blank value tablets in black on glazed card (92x60mm.) marked "after hardening", initialled and dated "27 sep 10", plus 1c. and $25 name and duty plates in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), both marked "before hardening" and dated "23 sep 10" and "13 oct 10" respectively, fine. Photoprovenance:Thomas Traill

Kelantan1911-15 IssueDie Proofs4c., 5c., 10c. and 30c. name and duty plates, each in black on glazed card (92x60mm.) marked "before hardening" and dated between 13 and 28 September 1910, fine. Photo

Kelantan1911-15 IssueDie Proofs1c., 4c., 5c., 8c., 10c. and 30c. stamp-size in black on glazed card, all affixed to piece from the De La Rue daybook, marked "Kelantan" in red ink, "60 leads each" and dated between 9 and 18 July. A fine and unique archival piece. Photo

Kelantan1911-15 IssueDie Proofs8c., 30c. and $1 stamp-size De La Rue working proofs in grey-black and brownish orange, usual minor rubbing though fine. Photo

Kelantan1911-15 IssueSpecimen Stamps1c. to $25 set of thirteen overprinted "specimen", fine unmounted mint. S.G. 1s-12s, £275

Kelantan1911-15 IssueSpecimen Stamps1c. to $25 original set of eleven overprinted "specimen", each with variety broken leg to "m" [41], fine mint. A remarkable and scarce group. Photo

Kelantan1911-15 IssueSpecimen Stamps1c. to $25 (less 3c. and 1915 $1) overprinted "specimen" and additionally handstamped "ultramar" in violet, all with original gum though with overall toning

Kelantan1911-15 IssueIssue StampsA mint collection (770 stamps) including 1c. to $25 set of thirteen overprinted "specimen" with additional $1 green and brown (3, one with plate number, one with damaged "m" and one additionally handstamped "specimen" by Bechuanaland receiving authority - unique), the mint with all values with Plate number including $1 green and emerald corner block of four and corner strip of three and $25 corner block of eight plus panes of 1c. (2 shades), 3c., 4c. (sheet) and $2 (3, some faults) and a $1 green and brown pair (scarce), the used with values to $25 (2). Mostly...

Kelantan1911-15 IssueIssued Stamps$2, $5 and $25 in marginal blocks of ten (5x2), fresh and fine mint. S.G. 10-12, £555

Kelantan1921-28 IssueDie Proofs2c. and 6c. duty plates in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), both marked "after striking" and dated "17/2/22" and "21/2/22" respectively, and the same two values stamp-size in black on glazed card, affixed to piece from the De La Rue daybook dated "Feb 17th" and "Feb 21st", "120+6 Leads" and "Kelantan" and further dated in red ink "20th March '22" with line crossing the 2c. Photo

Kelantan1921-28 IssuePerforated Colour Trial2c. green affixed to piece from De La Rue Appendix sheet, marked "Appd for colour", initialled and dated "17/4/26", fine. Photo

Kelantan1921-28 IssueImperforate Colour Trials3c. brown affixed to piece from De La Rue Appendix sheet, marked "Appd for colour", initialled and dated "17/11/26", fine. Photo

Kelantan1921-28 IssueImperforate Colour Trials6c. scarlet affixed to piece from De La Rue Appendix sheet, marked "Approved for colour", initialled and dated "3/3/28", fine. Photo

Kelantan1921-28 IssueIssued StampsA collection (799 stamps) including 1c. to $1 set of thirteen overprinted "specimen" with additional 1c. (both), 2c., 4c., 5c., 6c., 10c. and $1 in horizontal pairs, mint with 1c. to $1 with shades, the set in corner blocks of four with Plate No.1 or 2 for all values in all recorded combinations except $1 Plate 2 (2 singles), sheets of 2c. green Plate 1 (120) and Plate 2 (100 with double Jubilee lines), 3c. and 4c. plus panes of 4c. and 6c. claret, the used complete with shades. Mostly fine and a good lot

Kelantan1922 Malaya-Borneo Exhibition 1c. fresh mint sheet of 120, mostly fine but with much splitting, also another pane, fine. A rare sheet confirming that this was a triplet setting. S.G. 37 £540+

Kelantan1922 Exhibition $1 tied by "kota bharu/kelantan" on 1925 envelope registered to USA, showing registration h.s. and, on reverse, Singapore, New York and arrival datestamps. Photo

Kelantan1933 perf 14 $1 blue perforated "specimen" (Type D19), affixed to piece (57x49mm.) marked "Dec. 1934, 100 set", "Ptd from Harrison's plate" and in red ink "Destroyed Sep 1930" (some mistake here over year dates). See Samuel page 151. Photoprovenance:De La Rue archives, April 1977

KelantanPostal Stationery2c. green card overprinted "specimen" with "colonias" handstamp in red over the stamp impression; some minor toning along top edge. Rare

KelantanCovers and Cancellations1911-19 envelopes (8, two registered) and picture postcards (2), all from Kota Bharu, to Australia franked at 4c., Denmark franked at 8c. and with Censor label at left (two punch holes), to Germany (2) franked at 25c. (registered), to India franked at 4c. and 13c. (postcard), and to UK franked at 3c. (2, one a postcard the other with GB Postage Due ½d.), 4c. and 8c.; condition mixed

KelantanCovers and Cancellations1912 (12 Sept.) envelope to India bearing, on reverse, 1911 4c. cancelled in transit by "singapore" double-ring d.s. and showing, on face unframed "paquebot" h.s.; creases

KelantanCovers and Cancellations1912 (17 Dec.) picture postcard ex the Gimlette correspondence from Lucknow, New South Wales to Kota Bharu, franked at 1½d. and showing Singapore transit c.d.s. (10.1.13); upon arrival the card re-addressed to England, bearing 1911 1c. (2) and 3c. tied by "kota bharu/kelantan" c.d.s. (18.1; Type D3) and showing Singapore transit c.d.s. (23.1). A rare and colourful usage. (From the Collection of Dr. Cheah Jin Seng). Photo

KelantanCovers and Cancellations1913 (26 Mar.) 3c. stationery card to Samarang, Java, clearly cancelled by "kota bharu/kelantan" c.d.s. and showing Singapore transit c.d.s. A scarce destination. Photo

KelantanCovers and Cancellations1921 (28 Jan.) picture postcard ex the Gimlette correspondence from Burma to Kota Bharu, bearing India 1a. tied by Rangoon c.d.s., showing Singapore and arrival c.d.s. (7.2); upon arrival the card re-addressed to England, bearing 1911 4c. tied by "Kota Bharu/Kelantan" c.d.s. (21.3; Type D1). A rare and unusual usage. (From the Collection of Dr. Cheah Jin Seng). Photo

KelantanCovers and Cancellations1922-40 envelopes (5) and a picture postcard (Kelantan River), variously addressed and franked, including 1922 envelope from Kota Bharu to Sydney franked at 6c. and with Type D1 c.d.s.; 1924 (9 Aug.) envelope from Tanah Merah to Denmark franked at 12c. and with Type D2 c.d.s.; 1935 (July) envelope from Pasir Mas to Glasgow franked at 8c. and with Type D5 c.d.s.; 1937 (19 Aug) and 1940 (22 Apr.) envelope from Kuala Krai to USA and London, franked at 12c. and 55c. respectively and cancelled with Type D7

KelantanCovers and Cancellations1924-37 envelopes (7) from Kota Bharu, all bearing Arms issues, addressed to Perak franked at 7c. (registered) and additionally bearing Thailand 25s., to Singapore franked at 5c., to India franked at 6c. (2) and 8c. (2) and to UK franked at 25c.; condition mixed

KelantanCovers and Cancellations1928 June) envelope (faults on reverse) registered to Scotland, bearing 1c. and 10c. vertical pair tied by "kuala krai/kelantan" c.d.s., showing registration h.s. and fine framed "recommandé"; also 1937 (15 Apr.) envelope to Canada, bearing 1c., 2c. vertical pair and 3c., all clearly tied by Kuala Krai c.d.s.

KelantanCovers and Cancellations1935 (25 Jan.) envelope to Singapore bearing 5c., 1938 (19 Apr.) envelope to USA bearing 1937 12c., and 1938 (18 Oct.) 2c. stationery card to Penang, all cancelled by "tumpat/kelantan" c.d.s. (Type D5)

KelantanCovers and Cancellations1937-35 envelopes (5) and a front from Kota Bharu, addressed to Denmark (registered) franked at 30c., to Germany franked at 18c. and to UK franked at 16c., 25c. (2) and $1.50 (front); condition a little mixed

KelantanCovers and Cancellations1937-41 envelopes (4, one registered) from Kota Bharu to Alor Star franked at 5c., 8c., 16c. and 23c. (registered); 1940 envelope registered from Kota Bharu to Pondicherry franked at 33c.; and 1941 envelope from Kota Bharu to Saigon, franked at 8c. and showing tax and Censor handstamps. Condition a little mixed

KelantanCovers and Cancellations1937 (July) envelope (faults) to Queensland, bearing 1937 1c. (2) and 2c. (3) tied by "paquebot/singapore" double-ring d.s.; 1937 (25 July) envelope from Kota Bharu to South Africa bearing 1922 5c. and 1937 1c. strip of three; and 1937 (13 Nov.) envelope from Kota Bharu to Fiji bearing 1937 1c. pair, 2c. and 4c.

KelantanCovers and Cancellations1937 (28 July) envelope registered to Mexico, bearing 1937 2c., 5c., 8c. and 12c., all tied by "tumpat/kelantan" c.d.s. (Type D5), showing R2 registration h.s., framed "recommandé" and, on reverse, Singapore, New York and arrival datestamps. A most unusual destination. Photo

KelantanCovers and Cancellations1937 (Dec) 2c. stationery card and 1941 (July) envelope bearing 1937 8c., both to Perak; 1938-41 envelopes (4) to Singapore franked at 5c. (3) and 8c.; 1941 (Oct.) envelope to Penang franked at $3; all are from Kota Bharu. Also 1939 5c. stationery envelope (soiled) to Singapore cancelled by "paquebot/singapore" double-ring d.s.

KelantanCovers and Cancellations1937 (28 Dec.) 2c. stationery card to USA, uprated with 1937 4c., cancelled by "temangan/kelantan" c.d.s. (Type D2); some light soiling/staining. Scarce. Photo

KelantanCovers and Cancellations1938 (28 Apr.) envelope to Paris, bearing 1937 1c., 2c., 4c. and 5c., all tied by "kuala pergau/kelantan" c.d.s. (Type D3) and showing light arrival d.s. on reverse. Rare. Photo

KelantanCovers and Cancellations1938 (Dec.) and 1940 (Feb.) envelopes (the latter a little soiled) registered to USA and Chile respectively, both bearing 1937 2c. and 25c. tied by Kota Bahru c.d.s.; the former showing registration h.s. and fair framed "recommandé" with Singapore transit c.d.s. on reverse; the latter showing registration label, "passed for transmission" h.s. and Singapore transit d.s. on reverse

KelantanCovers and Cancellations1939 (6 June) envelope registered to USA, bearing 1937 2c., 4c., 5c., 6c. and 10c., all tied by "pasir puteh/kelantan" c.d.s. (Type D5), showing registration label and, on reverse, Kuala Krai, Singapore, New York and arrival datestamps. Attractive. Photo

KelantanCovers and Cancellations1939 (Sept.) envelope to England, bearing 1937 5c. (3) and 8c. (5), all clearly tied by "temangan/kelantan" double-ring d.s. (Type D4) with framed "passed by/7/censor" in violet additionally tying two 5c. and showing, on reverse, Kuala Krai transit d.s. (6.9). Scarce. Photo

KelantanCovers and Cancellations1940 (12 July) envelope (240x164mm.) registered from Kota Bharu to Kuala Lumpur, bearing 1937-40 1c. to $1 each tied by c.d.s. and showing Malayan Patriotic Fund 2c. strip of three with 1c. on reverse. Photo

Labuan1880-82 2c. yellow-green mint block of eight (4x2), fine. S.G. 5, £256+

Labuan1891-92 6c. on 8c. deep violet horizontal pair, affixed to small piece, the first stamp with tear at top, otherwise fine. S.G. 34, £400+

Labuan1910 (26 Aug.) Straits Settlements 3c. stationery card addressed to Sumatra, cancelled by "post office/labuan" double-ring d.s. and showing Singapore transit datestamp in opposite corner, fine. (CJS). Photo

Labuan1930 (20 Nov.) envelope registered to Scotland, bearing Straits Settlements 1c., 2c., 3c., 4c., 5c. and 6c., all neatly cancelled by "labuan" double-ring d.s., showing registration label and framed "recommande". A colourful example of the 6c. rate plus 15c. registration to UK. Photo

Malaya Postal Union1966 unsurfaced paper 50c. black, fine used. Rare. S.G. D30, £2000. Photo

Malayan UnionUnissued 1946 Victory 8c. carmine with margin at foot, usual slightly toned gum, fine. Cat. £600. Photo

Malaysia1965 (Sept.) $5 Asiatic Paradise Flycatcher, a trial proof of six impressions in a horizontal format on gummed unwatermarked paper, fine. Photo

Malaysia1975 (1 May) 25th Anniv. of Malaysian Trade Union Congress, 20c. imperforate proof in issued colours affixed to Harrison and Sons presentation card (101x128mm.); the odd minor tone spot at edge

Malaysia1978 (26 July) 4th Malaysian Scout Jamboree, 15c. and $1 imperforate proofs in issued colours affixed to card (135x188mm.), fine

Malaysia1986 Fruits of Malaysia, $2 Star Fruit marginal vertical strip of five with sheet value, the fourth stamp with black (inscriptions and face value) omitted, the stamp above with country name omitted and the one below with inscription and value omitted, fine unmounted mint. A major modern variety with just 10 examples possible and truly exceptional in a positional piece. S.G. 348a. Photo

Malaysia2001 (1 Aug.) Malaysian Bantams, imperforate proof sheet (156x250mm.) with 30s., 50s. and RM1, plus RM3 miniature sheets (2, one with the "Phila Nippon" logo), showing colour bars at sides and signed by the designer, Teh Yew Kiang, fine

Malaysia2002 (24 Apr.) 17th World Orchids Conference, 30s., 50s. and RM1 blocks of eight imperforate proofs, comprising four se-tenant pairs, and RM5 miniature sheet imperforate proof, also the issued stamps

Malaysia2002 (17 Dec.) The Tame and The Wild, RM1 detailed pencil drawing of the miniature sheet and of the Giant Squirrel denomination (200x140mm.), signed by Tey Yew Kiang and giving details of the fauna at foot; some fox spotting; also an enlarged pencil drawing of an octopus by the same artist. Photo

Malaysia2004 "Spesies Haiwan Laut, Marine Life" proof of unissued RM2 miniature sheet featuring various marine animals with suggestions "Octopus to replace strong rakasa" and "Jellyfish to replace Anjing laut", signed by the designer, Teh Yew Kiang

Negri Sembilan1891-1941 mint collection (38) on stockpages, including 1891-94 1c. to 5c., 1895-99 set, 1898-1900 1c. on 15c., 1935-41 1c. to $5, etc., original gum, chiefly fine

Negri Sembilan1891 2c. bright rose, an irregular block of forty-eight from the lower nine rows, showing missing "i" in "Sembilan" [17] and "m" and "b" spaced [47-48], fresh and fine mint; also a marginal single showing "m" and "b" spaced, and a pair with one showing "i" and "l" spaced. S.G. 1, £153+provenance:Dr. Yau Khai Weng, January 2008

Negri Sembilan1891-94 1c., 2c. and 5c., 1895-99 1c. to 50c. less 5c. (50c. with green a little faded) and 1935 1c. to $5 less 1941 values, each overprinted or perforated "specimen", mounted mint

Negri Sembilan1891-95 CA 1c. green, a complete right hand pane of sixty, some red marks on reverse, otherwise fresh and fine mint. S.G. 2, £195+

Negri Sembilan1895-99 1c. to 50c. set of ten overprinted "specimen", fine unmounted mint. S.G. 5s-14s, £300

Negri Sembilan1898 (23 Jan.) envelope to England bearing, on reverse, Straits 8c. ultramarine tied by "seremban" c.d.s. (Type D4) and showing Singapore transit c.d.s. (24.7) alongside. A rare franking. Photo

Negri Sembilan1895-99 1c. to 50c. set of ten overprinted "specimen", good colours, very fine. S.G. 5s-14s, £300

Negri Sembilan1935-41 1c. to $5 set of nineteen perforated "specimen", fine mint. S.G. 21s-39s, £475

Netherlands East Indies1812 (16 Aug.) entire letter from Lieutenant George Hunter, written at Sourebaya and carried to England for posting by a colleague who was to accompany the returning wounded. The letter was written to Archibald Keir who when he had finished with it, refolded it and posted it to Hunter's parents at Sanquhar, rated "8" and showing framed "missent/to/glasgow". The letter was written at the headquarters of the 78th Highland Regiment and describes the attack on the fort at Djojokjokarta and its capture along with the Sultan and a large quantity of gold and jewels. A rare lett...

North Borneo1884 (28 Jan.) double rate envelope ex the Locke correspondence to Surrey, bearing North Borneo 1883 2c. red-brown (2) sharing 13 bar oval, in combination with Straits Settlements 1882 8c. orange (2, both with faults) and 1883 2c. pale rose pair tied by circular undated "singapore/po" h.s., showing fine "elopura" and Singapore Paid (4.2) datestamps with arrival c.d.s. (6.3) on reverse. A magnificent and colourful combination cover, the earliest known dated cover from Elopura and the first of the "Locke" correspondence. (From the Iain Dyce Collection)). PhotoNote: All the Locke cov...

North Borneo1901-05 British Protectorate 1c. to $10, original gum ($5 and $10 toned), some short perfs. but generally fresh and fine. S.G.127-145, £1,400

North Borneo1929-41 airmail envelopes (9) comprising 1929 (Apr.) from Jesselton to England franked at 18c.; 1934 (Dec.) from Sandakan to England (2), both franked at 53c.; 1937 (Nov.) from Sandakan to England franked at 25c.; 1939 (Mar.) from Sandakan to California franked at 35c.; and 1939-41 censored to England (4) from Jesselton (2), Lahad Datu and Sandakan, franked at 60c. (2), 55c. and $2.05. A good group

Pahang1891 2c. type 7 on 24c. green, large part slightly toned original gum; fine. S.G. 9, £450

Pahang1891 2c. type 7 on 24c. green, tied to small piece; fine. S.G. 9, £475

Pahang1891 1c. and 2c., 1895-99 3c., 4c. and 5c., and 1935-41 1c. to $5 less 1941 values, each overprinted or perforated "specimen", mounted mint

Pahang1898 10c., 25c., 50c. dull purple and greenish black, 50c. green and black, large part original gum; fine. S.G. 19-22, £889

Pahang1898 $5 green and ultramarine, well-centred and of good colour, unused with part original gum; small thin at light bend otherwise fine. S.G. 24, £1700. Photoprovenance:Sir Gawaine Baillie, November 2006

Pahang1899 (May) "Four cents." on 5c. dull purple and olive-yellow, variety surcharge double, one albino, fine mint. The discovery example. B.P.A. Certificate (2018). S.G. 28a, unpriced. PhotoNote: The albino with typical off-setting is misplaced horizontally by precisely the width of the interpanneau margin that was still attached when the subject stamps were presented to the un-inked forme - upside down. The un-inked forme was used to line up the type and subject, the pane was up the right way when surcharged with inked type.

Pahang1935-41 1c. to $5 set of eighteen perforated "specimen", the 2c. with corner thin otherwise fine mint. S.G. 29s-46s, £500

PahangRevenues1935 $25 die proof of name and duty plate for Elephant issue, in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), dated "22.1.35", marked "G/Pahang 1366/1", "Appd", initialled and dated "25/11". Photo

Perak1882-83 CA 2c. pale rose, a top left corner strip of six with Current number "5" showing Types 9+10+11 of the first triplet setting, unused with large part original gum; tiny thins on three stamps plus a few light stains and hinge remainders, nevertheless still attractive and a scarce positional piece. S.G. 11-13provenance:Koh Seow Chuan, October 1986

Perak1883 "2 cents/perak" vertical surcharge on 4c. rose, unified surcharge, unused with traces of original gum, a fresh and fine unused example in much above average condition for this rare surcharge which only occurred on the top row of the sheet. B.P.A. Certificate (2018). S.G. 14, £4500. Photo

Perak1884 2c. pale rose lower right corner block of twenty (5x4), Setting 2, triplet "e" narrow + "e" wide + "e" wide with the central vertical row showing narrow "e", unused with large part original gum; a few split perfs and crease in selvedge otherwise fine. S.G. 17/18provenance:Dr. Cheah Way Mun, June 2004

Perak1895-99 CC $1 to $25 overprinted "specimen", the $2 with a few shortish perfs at foot, otherwise fine mint. S.G. 76s-79s. Photo for $25

Perak1895-99 1c. to $25 less both 50c., each overprinted "specimen", the 25c., $1 and $25 with green slightly faded, mounted mint

Perak1895-99 $25 green and orange overprinted "specimen", well-centred and of good colour, fresh and fine unmounted mint. S.G. 80s, £400. Photoprovenance:Sir Gawaine Baillie, November 2006

Perak1895-99 $25 green and orange, well-centred and of excellent colour, unused with large part original, short light crease at top otherwise fine. Rare. S.G. 80, £12,000. Photoprovenance:William Frazer, June 2003Sir Gawaine Baillie, November 2006

Perak1935-37 1c. to $5 set of fifteen perforated "specimen", fine mint. Ex King Farouk collection (guarantee handstamp on the back of each). S.G. 88s-102s, £475

Perak1938-41 1c. to $5 (no 2c. orange), original gum or large part original gum, some with traces of staining, chiefly fine and fresh. S.G. 103-104, 106-121, £1,100-. Photo for $2 and $5

PerakPostal Orders1938-39 50c., $1, $1.50, $2, $2.50, $3, $4 and $5, all printed on Multiple Script CA watermarked paper, issued at various Post Offices and redeemed at the receiving office; the odd minor fault though a good clean lot

PerakPostal Orders1941 (9 Oct.) $2 with watermark variety Multiple Script CA sideways, issued at Ipoh, redeemed at Chemor and bearing 26c. postage, paper crease at left

PerakRevenues1889 (12 July) "government of perak, memorandum of judgement" bearing Judicial 1884 25c. brown and purple with large "perak" overprint bisected diagonally and tied by large "cancelled/perak" oval d.s. and showing "residency court/state/of/perak/taiping" circular cachet; some faults. Very rare and the only document bearing a bisected Revenue stamp we recall seeing. (From the Collection of Dr. Cheah Jin Seng). Photo

PerakCovers and Cancellations1887 (10 Jan.) 1c.stationery card to Penang, cancelled by oval of bars, showing "thaipeng/perak" oval d.s. (Type D4; the only known date of use) and arrival c.d.s. Photo

PerakCovers and Cancellations1888 (18 July) envelope to India, bearing Straits Settlements 8c. orange cancelled by oval of bars, tied by double-lined "waterloo/perak" oval cachet in blue and showing, on reverse, Thaipeng, Penang, Bombay and arrival datestamps; clean. Photo

PerakCovers and Cancellations1897-1941 envelopes (7) and stationery cards (4) including 1897 (17 Mar.) "on postal service" card addressed locally and showing Taiping squared-circle d.s.; 1898 (19 May) Straits 3c. stationery card to New York cancelled by Taiping squared-circle d.s. and showing "penang to singapore" double-ring d.s. (22.5); 1900 (June envelope to India bearing 1895 4c. tied by Kwala Kangsar squared-circle d.s.; 1900 (Nov.) locally addressed envelope bearing Postal Receipt" 1c. (tear at top) centrally cancelled by Tanjong Malim squared-circle d.s. and showing red manuscript "Paid...

PerakCovers and Cancellations1901 (13 Apr.) envelope to Ipoh, bearing Straits Settlements 2c. rose in combination with 1895 1c., both tied by Tapah squared-circle d.s. and showing arrival datestamp alongside; the envelope a little soiled. Scarce. Photo

PerakCovers and Cancellations1901 (28 Aug.) envelope to India bearing, on reverse, Straits Settlements 8c. blue in combination with Federated Malay States 4c., both clearly tied by Kwala Kangsar squared-circle d.s. and showing Taiping, Penang, Madras and arrival datestamps alongside; the envelope a little soiled. Scarce. Photo

PerakCovers and Cancellations1912 (23 Mar.) FMS 3c. stationery card to Germany, cancelled by "post office/tanjong rambutan" oval d.s. (Type D3) in violet and showing Ipoh and Penang datestamps alongside. Photo

Perlis1940 (5 Mar.) envelope registered to Seremban, bearing Kedah 1922-40 6c., 8c. and 1937 12c., 25c. and 30c., all tied by "kangar/perlis" double-ring d.s. (Type D6), showing registration label and, on reverse, Penang and arrival datestamps

Perlis1948 (8 Dec.) Wells envelope registered to England, bearing 1948 Wedding pair tied by "kangar" c.d.s. (Type D9) in black, showing registration label without name and, on reverse, Penang transit d.s.

PhilippinesAirmails1935 (11 Mar.) envelope from Manila to Java, franked at 16c. and showing fine framed "via flying boats/netherlands/royal naval air force" in violet with arrival d.s. (15.3) on reverse

PhilippinesAirmails1935 (11 Mar.) envelope from Manila to Java, franked at 16c. and showing fine framed "via flying boats/netherlands/royal naval air force" in violet with arrival d.s. (15.3) on reverse

PhilippinesAirmails1936 (Feb.) RAF Goodwill Flight to Japan envelopes (3) from Manila to Tokyo, each franked at 16c. and showing framed "via flying boat/of the/british royal air force/feb. 16 1936"; one with small stains at top left

Sarawak1616 map (184x121mm.) by Petrus Bertius (1566-1629) headed "description de l'isle de borneo". A very early and delightful map. Photo

Sarawak1763 map (308x228mm.; folded) by H. Moll entitled "The Principal islands of the East Indies explaining what belongs to England, Spain and Holland", good condition. Photo

Sarawak1861 (16 Oct.) unstamped envelope to Singapore showing mainly fine double-ring "post office/sarawak" handstamp with manuscript date inserted and, on reverse, framed "singapore/Bearing" with manuscript "4" inserted; the envelope with some slight discolouration, large tear at top, well away from handstamp and part of flap missing. Rare. Photoprovenance:C.M.C. Symes, October 1971

Sarawak1869-1959 mint collection (230+) on stockpages, including 1869 3c., 1875 2c. to 12c., 1889-92 1c. on 3c. (both types), 1895 2c. to 8c., 1899-1908 1c. to $1, unissued 5c., 1902 watermarked 2c., 1918 1c. to $1 and unissued 1c. slate-blue and blue, 1928-29 1c. to $1, 1934-48 1c. to $10 and 2c. to $10 eighteen imperforate proof pairs, 1950 1c. to $5, 1955-59 1c. to $1, Telegraphs 1934 (?) set, etc., chiefly fine

Sarawak1869 3c. proof in black on yellow on gummed paper, a top left corner block of six, [1-2/11-12/21-22], the odd minor gum crease otherwise fine. A scarce multiple. Photo

Sarawak1869 3c. brown on yellow, an unused range comprising a block of four (scarce), strip of three (one with thin), pairs (2) and singles (2, one a little soiled), generally fine. S.G. 1, £715

Sarawak1871 Sir Charles Brooke 3c.Stone 1, Pane A complete pane of one hundred from a very early printing with clear well-defined image in a definitive brown colour, [97] with stop after "three", unused without gum; margin missing below [100], a few thins towards centre, and a few light surface marks, mainly confined to margins

Sarawak1871 Sir Charles Brooke 3c.Stone 1, Pane B reconstructed pane of one hundred less the right-hand sheet margin, formed by blocks of thirty, [1-30] and [6-50], and of fifty, [51-100], [50] showing prominent plate scratch across lower right spandrel, "lnl" watermark at foot unused without gum, fresh unused without gum

Sarawak1871 Sir Charles Brooke 3c.Stone 3, Pane E, Setting 1, a complete pane of one hundred, [10] with damaged corner letters, [10], [21] and [77] with substituted transfers, [33], [63], [73] and [91] with colourless flaws, [77] with legless "r", and column 10 with intermittent faint scratches, fresh unused without gum. The unique pane E in its original form, discovered in 2008

Sarawak1871 Sir Charles Brooke 3c.Stone 3, Pane E, Setting 2, a complete pane of one hundred, [10] with damaged corner letters repaired, [33], [63], [73] and [91] with colourless flaws retouched, [77] with legless "r" now having a very faint leg, fresh unused without gum. One of only two sheets of Pane E setting 2 in its original form

Sarawak1875 2c. mauve on lilac, an unused study of the transfer types and primary transfer flaws comprising an imperforate proof pair and singles (2), a lower right corner block of fifty from Pane A with margins at foot and at right, [6-100], some split and re-inforced perfs and [6] thinned, and blocks of eight (2x4) and four (2), strip of five and singles (8, one used); all neatly mounted and written-up with plating details, condition generally fine. S.G. 3, £2230+

Sarawak1875 4c. brown on yellow, Pane A complete pane of one hundred with narrow sheet margin at right, no substituted transfers, fresh unused without gum; a few perf. faults at left and foot, otherwise fine. Rare with few known

Sarawak1875 4c. brown on yellow, Pane B complete pane of one hundred without margins, less [100] substituted with a single, [49] and [50] with substituted transfers, [97] with retouching fresh unused without gum; a few shortish perfs. in places, otherwise fine. Rare with few known

Sarawak1875 4c. red-brown on yellow with unofficial perforations, part original gum, fine. Very scarce. Photo

Sarawak1888-97 1c. to $1 with shades of the 2c. and 8c., original gum, chiefly fine and fresh. S.G. 8-21, £600

Sarawak1888-97 set with additional 2c. and 8c. shades, used, 25c. colour slightly diffused and some staining mostly affecting the lower values; good to fine. S.G. 8-21, £600

Sarawak1889-92 "One Cent." on 3c. purple and blue, variety surcharge double, a little toned on reverse otherwise fine used. R.P.S. Certificate (1979) states "obliterated by favour at a later date". S.G. 22a, £650. Photo

Sarawak1892 (May) 1c. on 3c. ProvisionalStone 1, Pane A, Setting 2, a complete pane of one hundred with sheet margin at foot, cancelling bar added by hand, fresh unused without gum

Sarawak1892 (May) 1c. on 3c. ProvisionalStone 1, Pane B, Setting 2A, a complete pane of one hundred less eight stamps from columns 9/10, sheet margins at left and foot, cancelling bar added by hand, fresh unused without gum; [8] defective at top, otherwise fine

Sarawak1892 (May) 1c. on 3c. ProvisionalStone 1, Pane A, Setting 2B complete pane of one hundred with sheet margin at foot, cancelling bar added by the printer, fresh unused without gum

Sarawak1892 (May) 1c. on 3c. ProvisionalStone 1, Pane B, Setting 2B, a complete pane of one hundred less [61], sheet margins at top and foot, cancelling bar added by printer, fresh unused without gum; [20] with surface faults at top, otherwise fine

Sarawak1892 (May) 1c. on 3c. ProvisionalStone 3, Pane E, Setting 1 complete pane of one hundred with sheet margins at top and foot, cancelling bar added by printer, [10] with damaged corner letters, [10], [21] and [77] with substituted transfers, [33], [63], [73] and [91] with colourless flaws, [77] with legless "r", and column 10 with intermittent faint scratches, unused without gum; some surface faults prior to surcharging. Rare, being one of only two sheets known of Pane E Setting 1 surcharged for this issue

Sarawak1892 (May) 1c. on 3c. ProvisionalStone 3, Pane F, Setting 2B, Stage 3, a complete pane of one hundred with sheet margins at left and at foot, cancelling bar added by printer, [10] with damaged corner letters, [10], [21] and [77] with substituted transfers, [16] with "smoking-ring" flaw on Rajah's forehead, [31] with coloured flaw below corner "c" and on "sa" of "sarawak", [67] and [77] with hairline scratches, fresh unused without gum; [62] with surface abrasion prior to surcharging. Rare, being one of only two sheets known of Pane F surcharged for this issue

Sarawak1895 (Feb.-Sept.) Perkins Bacon IssueImperforate Colour Trials2c. pair in black with pre-printing paper crease and 4c. pair and singles in mauve, all on gummed wove paper, some marks on reverse otherwise fine

Sarawak1895 (Feb.-June) Perkins Bacon IssueColour TrialsA range comprising 2c. in green (46 including an imperf single diagonally overprinted "Specimen", Indian red (34), black (32), mauve (22), brown (16), violet (13) and in grey (12), 4c. in black and in mauve (14) and 8c. in green (13), many in multiples perf 12 or 12½, imperforate or imperforate vertically; condition mixed. (208)

Sarawak1895 (Feb.-June) Perkins Bacon IssueIssued Stamps2c. brown-red complete sheet (10x5), no gum; much perf re-inforcement and [1] with light staining. S.G. 28, £850

Sarawak1895 (Feb.-June) Perkins Bacon IssueIssued Stamps4c. black complete sheet (10x5), no gum, fine. S.G. 29, £850

Sarawak1895 (Feb.-June) Perkins Bacon IssueIssued Stamps4c. black, a complete sheet (10x6) without margins, unused without gum, some light discolouration on reverse otherwise fine. S.G. 29, £1020

Sarawak1895 (Feb.-June) Perkins Bacon IssueIssued Stamps6c. violet, a complete sheet (10x6) without margins, unused without gum, some light discolouration on reverse otherwise fine. S.G. 30, £1200

Sarawak1895 (Feb.-June) Perkins Bacon IssueIssued Stamps6c. violet complete sheet (10x5), no gum, some light staining and [10] with a blunt corner. S.G. 30, £1000

Sarawak1895 (Feb.-June) Perkins Bacon IssueIssued Stamps8c. green, a complete sheet (10x6) without margins, unused without gum, some light discolouration on reverse otherwise fine. S.G. 31, £2700

Sarawak1899 2c. on 3c. brown on yellow pane of one hundred (10x10) from the first setting, showing varieties small "s" (R. 1/2, 1/8 and 3/1), no margins at sides and a piece missing at top and at foot of the first column, unused without gum, some light staining, predominantly on reverse, otherwise fine. S.G. 32, £400+

Sarawak1899 4c. on 6c. green on green, two horizontal blocks of fifty (10x5) forming a complete left hand pane (B) showing raised stop on [5] and [55], and two vertical blocks (5x10) with the inverted stop corrected, all with gum as normal, some split perfs and the vertical blocks with some staining. Rare. S.G. 35, £12,000

Sarawak1899 4c. on 8c. bright blue on blue right Pane A complete pane of one hundred with sheet margins at right and at foot and the surcharging in scarlet-vermilion, fresh unused without gum; a few with creases though rare with very few complete panes known to exist

Sarawakc.1900 bogus "Ships" issue 3c. deep blue complete sheet of thirty (5x6) printed in three blocks of ten, the bottom block being inverted, fine unused

Sarawak1918 1c. to $1 set of twelve overprinted "specimen", fine mint. S.G. 50s-61s, £400

Sarawak1918 "red cross/Three Cents" in red on 1c. slate-blue and slate, fine appearance, unmounted mint; some toning on reverse

Sarawak1923 (Jan.) SurchargesFirst Printing1c. on 10c. mint and used (part Lawas c.d.s.) and 2c. on 12c. mint (2, one with thick, narrower "w" in "two") and used, the mint slightly gum toned and the used 2c. a little toned on reverse, nevertheless all of fine appearance. S.G. 72, 73, 73a, £160

Sarawak1923 (Jan.) SurchargesFirst Printing1c. on 10c. dull blue pair, the left stamp showing variety "cnet" for "cent", fine mint. R.P.S. Certificate (1981). S.G. 72/72a, £435. Photo

Sarawak1923 (Jan.) SurchargesFirst Printing1c. on 10c. dull blue pairs (2) tied by Kuching c.d.s. on 1923 (Feb.) philatelic local envelope, fine. S.G. 72

Sarawak1923 (Jan.) SurchargesFirst Printing1c. on 10c. dull blue strips of three (2, one showing variety "cnet" for "cent", pairs (2) and 2c. on 12c. block and strip of four with 1918 2c., all tied by Kuching c.d.s. on locally addressed 1923 (15 May) 10c. registered envelope, some very slight soiling though still attractive. The variety very rare on cover. S.G. 72, 72a, 73. Photo

Sarawak1923 (Jan.) SurchargesSecond Printing1c. on 10c. bright blue and 2c. on 12c. (3, two showing thick, narrower "w" in "two" - one marginal with plate number), fine mint. S.G. 74c, 75, 75a, £590

Sarawak1923 (Jan.) SurchargesSecond Printing1c. on 10c. bright blue and 1923 4c. tied by "bau/sarawak" c.d.s. on 1932 (14 Nov.) envelope to Kuching showing arrival datestamp on reverse, fine. A rare usage of this provisional. Photoprovenance:C.M.C. Symes, October 1971"Kuching", December 2006

Sarawak1923 (Jan.) SurchargesSecond Printing2c. on 12c. purple block of twelve (6x2) with margins at sides, the right-hand block of four each with thick, narrower "w" in "two" which occurred on the last two vertical columns only, fine mint. S.G. 75/75a, £1360+. Photo

Sarawak1932 1c. to $1 set of fifteen mint and used 1c. (3), 2c. (3), 3c. (3 including a pair, 4c. (6), 5c. (8 including a pair), 6c. (2), 8c. (3), 10c., 20c., 30c., 50c. and $1; fine. S.G. 91-105, £260+

Sarawak1934-41 2c. black, a complete sheet (10x10) numbered "37", fine unmounted mint. S.G. 107a, £475

Sarawak1934-41 6c. lake-brown complete sheet (10x10) numbered "98", fine unmounted mint. S.G. 111a, £850

Sarawak1934-41 8c. carmine complete sheet (10x10) numbered "69", fine unmounted mint. S.G. 112a, £900

Sarawak1934-41 12c. orange complete sheet (10x10) numbered "46", fine unmounted mint. S.G. 114a, £750

Sarawak1934-41 15c. blue complete sheet (10x10) numbered "42", fine unmounted mint. S.G. 115a, £900

Sarawak1945 BMA 1c. to $10 set of twenty, fine used, all with part Simanggang c.d.s. S.G. 126-145, £750. Photo for $5 and $10

Sarawak1945 BMA 1c. to $10 fine used. S.G. 126-145, £750

Sarawak1946 Centenary 8c. blue complete sheet (10x10), fine unmounted mint. S.G. 146, £475

Sarawak1946 Centenary 15c. blue complete sheet (10x10), fine unmounted mint. S.G. 147, £500

Sarawak1950 2c. red-orange (3), 2c. green and 8c. scarlet complete sheets (10x10) and 10c. orange marginal block of fifty (10x5) from the top of a sheet, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 172, 173, 176, 177, £457

Sarawak1955-59 1c., 4c. (2), 6c., 8c. and 12c. complete sheets (10x10), fine unmounted mint. S.G. 188, 190-192, £1525

Sarawak1963 (June) Freedom from Hunger 12c. sepia complete sheet (5x10), fine unmounted mint. S.G. 203

SarawakPostal Stationery Cards1897 3c. unused (3) and used (3, one uprated with 1c.), 1899 4c. on 3c. unused (4) and used (3), and 1900-02 1c. unused (2), used (stamp removed) and cto, 4c. unused (2) and used and 4c. reply paid unused (4) and used. A good clean lot

SarawakRevenue Documents1953 (1 Oct.), 1956 (27 Dec.) and 1957 (22 Feb.) Deed of Transfers; the first bearing 1950 $2 vertical pair and $5 irregular block of sixteen, each with a large punch hole and all tied oval "land & survey department/kuching/sarawak" cachet in violet; the second bearing 1950 $1 vertical strip of three and $5 vertical strip of four, all tied by circular Land & Survey Department cachet; and the third bearing 1950 $1 vertical strip of three (light stains) and $5 (light stains) tied by large circular Lands & Survey Department cachet, one $1 and the $5 with a punch hole

SarawakCovers and Cancellations1889 (5 Mar.) envelope registered to Switzerland, bearing 1871 3c. and 1875 4c. to 12c., all cancelled by "sarawak" 26mm. c.d.s., arrival c.d.s. "7 xi 98" (year date error) on reverse; two creases clear of the adhesives. An unusual cover as it should have been also franked with Straits Settlements stamps for onward transmission from Singapore but no tax appears to have been charged or collected. Believed to be the only cover known cover bearing both issues. Photoprovenance:Daniel Teo, 1996

SarawakCovers and Cancellations1892 (12 May) Straits Settlements 2c. on 3c. stationery card to Paris, showing fine strike of the Sarawak c.d.s., the stamp impression cancelled in transit at Singapore (14.5) and with red "modane a paris" c.d.s. (12.6); the card with name and address partly re-instated and with 20mm. tear towards top left corner. A rare usage. Photo

SarawakCovers and Cancellations1893 (23 July) envelope to Netherlands, written by Father Oscar Driessen, a Catholic missionary in Sarawak, bearing 1889 2c. purple and carmine cancelled by 26mm. c.d.s., in combination with Straits Settlements 5c. blue cancelled by Singapore c.d.s. (25.7) and showing, on reverse, Leiden arrival datestamp (21.8); the envelope with central vertical fold and both stamps with the odd stained perf. Photo

SarawakCovers and Cancellations1893 (19 Sept.) envelope to Jersey, bearing Sarawak 1892 "one cent." on 3c. purple and blue pair cancelled by Sarawak 26mm. c.d.s., in combination with Straits Settlements 1892 1c. on 8c. green (5) tied by Singapore c.d.s. (21.9), the reverse (fault) with Singapore and Jersey (24.10) datestamps. A rare franking with very few covers known bearing the second Sarawak provisionals. (From the Iain Dyce Collection). Photo

SarawakCovers and Cancellations1899 (21 Sept.) quintuple rate envelope (270x123mm.) registered to USA, bearing 1891 5c. purple and green and1895 8c. green block of five (a few lightly stained perfs), all cancelled by light c.d.s., showing circular-framed "sarawak/r" h.s., red London transit d.s. (21.10) with arrival datestamp (29.10) on reverse. A wonderful franking and a great exhibition item. Photo

SarawakCovers and Cancellations1900 (12 Dec.) commercial envelope registered to France, bearing 1899 8c. and 1900 20c. tied by Sarawak c.d.s., showing registration handstamp at left with Lille arrival datestamp on reverse. Photo

SarawakCovers and Cancellations1909 (18 Nov.) envelope from Kuching to Germany, bearing 1899 2c. green pair tied by c.d.s., showing large "T" handstamp (Type UP2) with violet crayon "1/30c" alongside, no other markings. A most attractive and scarce cover. Photo

SarawakCovers and Cancellations1911 (25 Apr.) commercial envelope (220x93mm.) to Brussels, bearing 1899 10c. ultramarine tied by Kuching c.d.s., showing another strike at left with arrival datestamp (19.5) on reverse. Photo

SarawakCovers and Cancellations1912 (20 Feb.) commercial envelope (220x93mm.) to Brussels, bearing 1899 2c. and 4c. pair tied by Kuching c.d.s., showing another strike at left with arrival datestamp on reverse. Photo

SarawakCovers and Cancellations1916 (4 Apr.) envelope from Kuching to Kuala Lumpur, bearing 1908 3d. dull purple (defective) clearly tied by c.d.s., showing framed "paquebot." h.s. in violet (Hosking fig. 3187) partly obscured by Straits Settlements Censor label with arrival c.d.s. (29.4) on reverse; envelope with central vertical creases. Most unusual and very scarce. Photo

SarawakCovers and Cancellations1919-31 commercial envelopes (6), front and picture postcard from Kuching, Miri or Sibu, showing frankings of 4c. and 6c. (2) to UK and 8c. (postcard) and 12c. (4) to USA. A good lot

SarawakCovers and Cancellations1923 (23 Mar.) envelope from the Sarawak Museum, Kuching to Java, bearing 1922 8c. strip of three tied by Kuching c.d.s. and showing, on reverse, Singapore (28.3) and arrival datestamps. Photo

SarawakCovers and Cancellations1931 (9 Mar.) envelope (flap missing) to California, franked at 18c. with stamps tied by "paquebot/singapore" double-ring d.s.; 1931 (June) envelope from Miri to California franked at 18c. and showing Singapore transit d.s. (24.6) on reverse; and 1931 (10 June) envelope from Miri to Singapore, franked at 6c. (on reverse) with arrival d.s. (15.6) alongside

SarawakCovers and Cancellations1932 (24 Mar.) envelope registered from Kuching to USA, franked at 25c., showing large "T" h.s. with manuscript "1/15c" alongside and arrival datestamp (5.5) on reverse. Photo

SarawakCovers and Cancellations1936-49 envelopes (11, three registered), variously addressed and franked (many philatelic), including 1936 (29 July) envelope to London bearing 1934 8c. tied by "paquebot/singapore" double-ring d.s.; 1946 Air Mail Letter Card to England bearing 1934 25c. tied by "mukah" c.d.s.; 1947 (22 Dec.) locally addressed envelope bearing 1947 2c. and 3c. pair tied by "kuching/paquebot" c.d.s.; and 1949 (Jan.) envelope to England bearing 1947 2c., 3c., 20c. and 25c., all tied by "spoah/sarawak" c.d.s.

SarawakCovers and Cancellations1945 (31 Dec.) unaddressed envelopes (3) bearing between them 1945 BMA 1c. to $10 set of twenty, all tied by "victoria/labuan" d.s. (Type D13), fine. Photo

SarawakCovers and Cancellations1947-65 envelopes (23, thirteen registered), variously addressed and franked, from Baram, Binatang, Bintulu (4, two registered), Dalat (3, one registered), Kanowit, Lawas (3, two registered), Limbang (3, two registered), Miri (3, all registered), Mukah (2, one registered), Sarikei (registered) and Simunjan (registered). A good lot

SarawakCovers and Cancellations1948-60 envelopes (11, three registered), variously addressed and franked, including undated envelopes (3) addressed to Kuching bearing various adhesives cancelled by "paquebot" h.s. in violet (Type SL11); and 1949 (Jan.) envelope registered from Kuching to New York, bearing 1948 Silver Wedding pair

SarawakAirmails1926 (18 July) envelope flown on first flight from Sibu to Kuching, addressed to Wales, franked at 6c. and clearly tied by Sibu c.d.s. and showing, on reverse, Kuching datestamp (19.7); the envelope with tear at top caused through opening. Rare, about 70 covers flown. PhotoNote: In 1926 the Air Survey Department had a contract with the Sarawak Government to map the Rejang delta. The company made their base at Sibu, and on July 19th, the chief pilot, Mr. R.P. Raynham, had to fly to Kuching to collect some spare parts. With the agreement of the Sibu Postmaster, Mr. E.W.H. Jacques...

SarawakAirmails1929 (27 Mar.) Field" envelope from Kuching to Birmingham, franked at 18c., showing By Air Mail etiquette with manuscript "Marseilles - London" below with GB ½d. applied and cancelled on arrival and, on reverse, Singapore datestamp for 1 April with manuscript notation "Flown by special arrangement, after suspension of the regular service, and delivered two days before ordinary mail - as shown by postmarks" signed Field. Rare, 30 letters carried. PhotoNote: On April 20th a small number of letters from Sarawak were carried by the "Air Union" flight from Marseilles to London. A ch...

SarawakAirmails1929 (17 Aug.) envelope registered from Kuching to London, marked "By Air Mail Karachi-London", bearing 1928-29 1c., 2c. and 4c. pairs, 3c., 5c., 8c. (3) and 10c. making up the correct 56c. rate, showing large registration h.s. in violet at left; a few with some light discolouration around perfs. Photo

SarawakAirmails1929 (28 Aug.) envelope registered from Kuching to London, marked "By Air Mail Karachi-London", franked at 56c. and showing Air Mail etiquette, no backstamps. Rare, about 44 letters carried. Photo

SarawakAirmails1932 (3 June) envelope from Kuching to Scotland with "by air mail" label with manuscript "Karachi-London", franked at 58c. and showing Singapore and Penang datestamps on reverse; 1933 (28 June) envelope from Miri to England with "by air mail" label with manuscript "S'pore Amsterdam London", carried by KLM and franked at 53c.; 1933 (Dec.) envelope registered from Kuching to England, marked "Per Imperial Airways, First Flight, Malaya - England" and franked at 87c.; 1934 (26 Feb.) envelope (faults) from Kuching to London, carried by KLM and franked at 53c.; 1934 (Mar.) envelope fro...

SarawakAirmails1937 (30 Mar.) envelope from Kuching to Winnipeg, Canada, flown by Imperial Airways to London and then by sea, bearing 1934 50c. clearly tied by c.d.s., showing air mail etiquette obliterated in red, no arrival markings

SarawakAirmails1939-41 envelopes (7), all with Censor markings, comprising mail to Australia franked at 55c., to India franked at 25c. and to UK franked at 55c. (4, one from Kanowit) and 70c.; condition a little mixed

SarawakAirmails1939 (16 Jan.) envelope from Kuching to Philippines, marked "By Wearnes Air Service Ltd, Experimental Flight, Sarawak - Singapore", franked at 12c. and showing "received at manila/by steamer" h.s.; some light staining

SarawakAirmailsThe Sarawak Government Air Service1929 (11 Jan.) envelope flown by the "Royalist" from Kuching to Simanggang (marked "Unclaimed, returned"), franked at 12c. and showing Simanggang arrival datestamp of 12th January on reverse. Very rare, only 33 letters were carried. Photo

SarawakAirmailsThe Sarawak Government Air Service1929 (15 Feb.) OHHS envelope flown by the "Venus" on the return flight from Miri to Kuching, showing despatch c.d.s. and circular "government air service/sarawak" cachet in violet; the envelope a little ragged at top. Photo

SarawakAirmailsThe Sarawak Government Air Service1929 (13 July) envelope flown by the "Venus" on the final flight from Kuching to Singapore, addressed to London, marked "Per Air Mail to Singapore", franked at 16c. and showing special "kuching/air mail" datestamp for 18 July and, on reverse, Singapore arrival c.d.s. (18.7); the envelope with some faults at top caused though opening. 200 letters were carried. PhotoNote: The Government Air Service was abandoned and W.H. Philip was given the seaplane "Venus" as compensation.

SarawakAirmailsThe R.A.F. Survey Flights1930 (29 May) envelope flown and registered from Kuching to Sibu and redirected back to Kuching, franked at 32c., showing registration h.s., "by air mail" label and, on reverse, Sibu (30.5) and Kuching (6.6) datestamps. PhotoNote: On May 26th 1930 two R.A.F. Southampton flying-boats, S1419 and S1149, flew from their base at Seletar to Kuching. They were to make a detailed survey of the northern coastline of Borneo to locate suitable sites and seaplane bases for later use. On May 30th both planes flew from Kuching to Miri, calling at Sibu on the way. 26...

SarawakAirmailsThe RAF Survey Flights1930 (29 May) envelope flown from Kuching to Miri, marked "Per R.A.F. Flying Boat S.1419", franked at 15c. and showing "by air mail" label with arrival datestamp (30.5) on reverse

SarawakAirmailsThe R.A.F. Survey Flights1930 (29 May) envelope flown from Kuching to Sibu and redirected back to Kuching, franked at 15c., showing "by air mail" label with Sibu c.d.s. (30.5) on reverse; some minor fox spotting in places. Photo

SarawakAirmailsThe R.A.F. Survey Flights1930 (29 May) envelope flown and registered from Kuching to Miri, marked "R.A.F. No. 1419", franked at 34c., showing light registration h.s., "by air mail" label with arrival datestamp (30.5) on reverse; the envelope slightly truncated at left and with the odd minor fox mark

SarawakAirmailsThe RAF Survey Flights1930 (1 July) envelope flown of the fifth stage from Miri to Kuching, marked "Per RAF Flying Boat No. S1419", franked at 14c. and showing "by air mail" label and, on reverse, arrival datestamp for 4 July. PhotoNote: S1419 and S1149 landed at Miri on their return flight from Brunei to Bintulu. Both planes flew from Bintulu to Mukah and Sibu on July 2nd and then flew on to Kuching on July 4th. An additional airmail fee of 10 cent per ½ ounce was charged in addition to normal postage.

SarawakAirmailsThe RAF Survey Flights1930 (5 July) envelope registered to Singapore and flown on the sixth stage from Kuching to Singapore, franked at 32c., showing "by air mail" label and, on reverse, arrival datestamp for 7 JulyNote: On July 6th S1419 and S1149 left Kuching and flew to their base at Seletar, just outside Singapore. They carried a mail consisting of 349 letters, of which 182 were registered, and 5 postcards.

SarawakAirmailsThe R.A.F. Survey Flights1930 (5 July) envelope carried on the sixth and final stage from Kuching to Singapore, registered and franked at 33c., showing "by air mail" label with arrival datestamp (7.7) on reverse. 5 postcards, 182 registered and 167 ordinary letters carried. Photo

SarawakAirmailsThe R.A.F. Survey Flights1930 (5 July) envelope carried on the sixth and final stage from Kuching to Singapore, registered and franked at 55c., showing "by air mail" label with arrival datestamp (7.7) on reverse; a little toned and with some affixative staining around label

SarawakAirmailsThe R.A.F. Survey Flights1930 (5 July) envelope carried on the sixth and final stage from Kuching to Singapore, registered and franked at 29c. (all marginal with Plate number "2"), showing "by air mail" label, two strike of framed "unclaimed" h.s., manuscript "Retour" and, on reverse, Singapore (7.7) and Kuching (14.7) datestamps; the envelope a little soiled. Photo

SarawakAirmailsThe RAF Survey Flights1930 (29 Dec.) bogus Rajah Inspection flight OHHS envelope from Sibu to Kuching, showing despatch c.d.s., "by air mail" label tied by circular "general post office/kuching. sarawak" cachet in violet. PhotoNote: No flight ever took place on this date and the existing covers which were supposed to have been flown were entirely bogus, the result of a successful piece of forgery by a clerk in the Post Office who was subsequently relieved of his post. This enterprising person used to collect old envelopes from friends in the Treasury or Land Office, apply an ai...

SarawakAirmailsThe RAF Survey Flights1931 (4 June) envelope registered to Sungei Patani, Kedah, carried on the return of the second phase of the Air Survey flight from Kuching to Singapore, franked at 50c., showing "by air mail" label and violet registration handstamp with Singapore datestamp for 5 June on reverse. PhotoNote: When survey work had been completed, they left Kudat on May 31st and flew to Kuching, arriving on June 3rd. They completed their flight from Kuching to Seletar on June 5th.

SarawakAirmailsThe R.A.F. Survey Flights1931 (4 June) envelope carried on the return of the second phase of the Air Sea Survey flight from Kuching to Singapore, franked at 14c., showing "by air mail" label with arrival datestamp (5.6) on reverse. Photo

SarawakAirmailsThe R.A.F. Survey Flights1931 (4 June) envelope carried on the return of the second phase of the Air Sea Survey flight from Kuching to Singapore, franked at 17c, showing "by air mail" label with arrival datestamp (5.6) on reverse. Photo

SarawakAirmailsThe R.A.F. Survey Flights1933 (12 May) envelope flown on the return leg from Kuching to Singapore, franked at 17c., showing "by air mail" label with arrival d.s. (13.5) on reverseNote: On April 19th three RAF Southampton flying-boats, S1419, S1420 and S1151, flew from Seletar to inspect landing sites in Borneo. They left Kuching on April 21st, calling at Bintulu, Miri, Brunei, Kudat and arriving at Sandakan on April 26th. The return flight started the next day, following the same route, but an eight day stay at Sibu to carry out a geological survey, delayed their return to Kuch...

SarawakAirmailsThe R.A.F. Survey Flights1933 (19 Dec.) envelope registered from Kuching to London, marked "By Imperial Airways via Singapore", franked at 58c., showing registration h.s., "by air mail" label and, on reverse, Singapore (23.12) and arrival (10.1.34) datestamps. Attractive

SarawakAirmailsThe R.A.F. Survey Flights1934 (7 Oct.) envelope flown on the return flight from Kuching to Singapore, marked "By RAF Flying Boat" and franked at 6c., no other markings; a touched soiled in places. One of the scarcest of RAF flights with only a few covers known. PhotoNote: On August 21st two RAF Southampton flying-boats, S1043 and S1420, flew from Seletar for a six week tour of Borneo to inspect landing sites. S1420 damaged a wing on landing and had to be shipped back to Singapore. S1043 continued the tour, flying along the coast from Kuching on August 29th, and arriving at Sand...

SarawakAirmailsThe R.A.F. Survey Flights1935 (17 Jan.) envelope flown from Kuching to Singapore, marked "RAF Flying Boat No. 1161" and franked at 5c.; 1935 (18 July) envelope flown from Kuching to Singapore, marked "By RAF Flying Boat K3594" and franked at 5c.; and 1937 (19 June) envelope flown from Miri to Kuching, marked "By RAF K6910", franked at 6c. and showing arrival c.d.s. (20.6) on reverse

SarawakAirmailsThe R.A.F. Survey Flights1935 (22 Jan.) "sarawak government telegraphs" form showing very scarce "radio kuching" c.d.s.; the message received from Singapore concerns moorings of flying-boats relating to flights S1160 and S1161. Scarce

SarawakAirmailsThe RAF Survey Flights1936 (10 Feb.) 2c. stationery card carried on RAF Goodwill flight to Japan, from Kuching to Amoy, uprated 4c., showing "by air mail" label and Amoy (Chinese Post Office) c.d.s., marked "Returned" and showing "dead letter office/singapore" oval d.s. in red. PhotoNote: Three Singapore III flying-boats of No. 205 Squadron, led by Air Commodore Sydney Smith, paid a goodwill visit to Japan embracing Kuching, Kudat, Manila, Hong Kong, Amoy, Shanghai, Kagoshima and Tokyo. Due to a military coup in Japan the flight finished in Shanghai and the visit was called off...

SarawakAirmailsThe RAF Survey Flights1936 (11 Feb.) envelope carried on the RAF Goodwill flight to Japan, from Kuching to Shanghai, marked "By RAF Flying Boat", franked at 19c. and showing, on reverse, two different Shanghai (Chinese Post Office) datestamp, return Singapore c.d.s. for 2 April and "dead letter office/singapore" oval d.s. in red

SarawakAirmailsThe RAF Survey Flights1936 (11 Feb.) envelope carried on the RAF Goodwill flight to Japan, from Kuching to Tokyo, marked "By RAF Flying Boat" and franked at 17c.

SarawakAirmailsThe R.A.F. Survey Flights1936 (19 Dec.)) "sarawak government telegraphs" form showing very scarce "radio kuching" c.d.s.; the message received from Singapore concerns flying-boats proceeding directly to Kuching on 21st December and returning to Singapore on the 23rd. Scarce

SarawakAirmailsThe RAF Survey Flights1937 (19 June) envelope flown from Miri to Kuching, marked "By RAF K6910", franked at 6c. and showing arrival datestamp for 20 June on reverseNote: On June 16th the RAF Singapore flying boat, K6910, flew from Seletar to Borneo to inspect the landing grounds. The plane returned to Kuching on June 20th. The flight to Seletar was delayed until June 25th by engine failure after leaving Kuching and the plane had to turn back.

SarawakAirmailsThe RAF Survey Flights1938 (7 Sept.) envelopes (2), one flown from Bintulu to Kuching, marked "RAF Flyingboat L2164" and franked at 11c., the other registered and flown from Kuching to Singapore (addressed to England), marked "By RAF L2164" and franked at 21c. A fine pair of flight coversNote: On September 1st the RAF Sunderland flying boat, L2164, left Seletar on a training flight to Sarawak, arriving at Miri on September 6th. On September 8th the return flight left Miri, picking up mail at Bintulu and Kuching.

SarawakAirmailsThe RAF Survey Flights1939 (6 June) envelope addressed to Glasgow and flown from Kuching to Singapore, marked"Kuching/Singapore, H.M.F. Boat K6918" and franked at 6c., no backstamp; envelope a little roughly opened at top

SarawakAirmailsCrash Mail1936 (11 Aug.) envelope registered from Kuching to England, carried by Imperial Airways flying-boat "Scipio" which crashed off the coast of Crete, franked at 40c. and showing large unframed "damaged by/sea water" in black and, on reverse, Singapore and arrival datestamps. A rare Sarawak crash cover. Photo

SarawakAirmailsCrash Mail1937 envelope from Kuching addressed to G. MacBryan in England, carried by Imperial Airways flying-boat "Cygnus" which crashed on take-off at Brindisi, showing framed "damaged by sea-water" in violet, stamp missing

SarawakJapanese OccupationCamp Number 2: A photograph album which has been made from an autograph album bearing personal photographs (96) taken in the 1920's which belonged to M.T. Allan, Camp no.2. The pictures include many of family and friends, some of his time serving in the navy , s/s 'Rajah of Sarawak', several additional pictures taken on his travels with some Dyak natives, a group behind the crocodile caught in Binatang, Sarawak, a few of Singapore including Pasir Panjang Road and Keppel Golf Club course (3) and many others. The significance of this album is that the pictures have bee...

SarawakJapanese Occupation1942 (15 May) envelope to Singapore, bearing on reverse 1934-41 4c. bright purple (2), cancelled with Kuching c.d.s., showing "sarawak constabulary/ licence kuching office" h.s., opened and resealed by Japanese censor who applied oval chops to back and front in violet, with rectangular blue chop on face. A rare and important cover, believed to be the earliest recorded from occupied Kuching.. Superb. Photo

SarawakJapanese Occupation1943 (18 July) envelope to the north of Korea, bearing Pictorial 4c. pair tied by Sibu Japanese type datestamp (Type JD1) and showing two different censor chops, fine. A very rare destination. Photo

SarawakJapanese Occupation1944 (8 July) Japan unsurcharged 2c. stationery card from Kuching, bearing Brunei 3c. (2) clearly tied by Japanese type c.d.s. (Type JD4) and showing red censor chop; some very minor creasing. Rare. Photo

Selangor1881 overprinted with red Crescent, Star and "S" in oval on 2c. brown with plate number at top, mounted in the selvedge only, small thin at top left of selvedge, fine. Cat. £400. Photo

Selangor1881-82 CC 2c. brown with Types 2, 3, 6 and 7, all unused with part original gum, fine. Cat. £995

Selangor1882-83 CA 2c. brown with Types 9, 10, 11, 2, 16 and 17, all unused with part or small part original gum, fine. Cat. £1850

Selangor1882-83 CA 2c. brown with Type 9, fine used. S.G. 9, £500. Photo

Selangor1882-83 CA 2c. brown with Type 14, fine used. S.G. 16, £475. Photo

Selangor1883-85 2c. pale rose with Types 12, 14 (3 including a pair without gum, the left stamp with "a" missing), 4, 15, 2, 18 and 21, all unused with part or large part original gum, fine. Cat. £1855

Selangor1883-85 2c. pale rose with Types 14, 4, 20, 21 and 22, all used, fine. Cat. £1080

Selangor1884-1902 envelopes (3, two discoloured) from Kuala Lumpur to India bearing Straits Settlements adhesives with frankings of 4c. (2) and 8c., and Straits Settlements 1c. (2, one uprated 1c.) and 3c. (2) stationery cards from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok, Gold Coast, Singapore and USA; and 1914-15 envelopes (2) from India and Ecuador 4c. stationery card, all addressed to Kuala Lumpur and showing "r.m.s./selangor" c.d.s. Condition mixed

Selangor1891 (May) 2c. on 24c. green, the five types, unused with large part original gum (slightly brown), fine. S.G. 44-48, £1105

Selangor1891 2c. on 24c. green, the five types, large part, slightly toned original gum; fine. S.G. 44-48, £1,105

Selangor1891 (May) 2c. on 24c. green, a vertical strip of three with Types 35/36/37, unused with part original gum (slightly brown), fine. S.G. 44-46, £655

Selangor1892 (20 Jan.) envelope (a few small faults) from Kuala Kubu to Nagasaki, Japan, bearing Straits Settlements 1883 5c. blue cancelled with diamond of bars and showing despatch and two Japanese transit datestamps alongside, the reverse with Kuala Lumpur (22.1), Singapore (25.1), Hong Kong (2.2) and Nagasaki (10.2) c.d.s. Photo

Selangor1895-99 3c. to $5, unused with mainly large part original (50c. green and black with large hinge remnant), the 50c. dull purple and greenish black with plate number; the $3 with thin, the others fine. S.G. 54-64, £1450

Selangor1895-99 3c. to $2 set of nine, fine mint. S.G. 54-62, £1000. Photo for $2

Selangor1895-99 50c. green and black with variety dented frame, used with fiscal cancel leaving variety clear, a fraction soiled otherwise fine. Extremely rare. S.G. 60a, unpriced.

Selangor1895-99 $5 green and blue, good colour, fresh and fine mint. S.G. 64, £350. Photo

Selangor1895-99 $10 and $25 overprinted "specimen", good colours, fine mint. S.G. 65s-66s, £580provenance:"Koh-I-Noor", July 2003

Selangor1895-99 $10 and $25 overprinted "specimen", fine mint. S.G. 65s-66s, £580

Selangor1895-99 $10 green and purple, good colour, fresh and fine mint. S.G. 65, £900. Photo

Selangor1895-99 $10 green and purple, well-centred and of good colour, fine mint. S.G. 65, £900. Photoprovenance:Sir Gawaine Baillie, November 2006

Selangor1895-99 $10 green and purple, unused with large part original gum, fine. S.G. 63, £900. Photo

Selangor1895-99 $25 green and orange, good colours, fine mint. S.G. 66, £5000. Photo

Selangor1895-99 $25 green and orange, centred to top, good strong colour, fine unused with part original gum. Rare. S.G. 66, £5000. Photoprovenance:Sir Gawaine Baillie, November 2006

Selangor1935-41 1c. to $5 set of eighteen perforated "specimen", fine mint. S.G. 68s-85s, £500

Selangor1941 $1, $2 and prepared for use but not issued $5, all in unmounted mint blocks of four, $2 with plate number, usual streaky and stained gum. S.G. 86-87 and footnote after S.G. 87, £1,016+

Selangor1941 $1, $2 and prepared for use but not issued $5, unmounted mint, usual streaky gum; fine. S.G. 86-87 and footnote after S.G. 87, £254

Selangor1941 prepared for use but not issued $5 green and red on emerald block of six (3x2) from the foot of the sheet, unmounted mint, usual streaky stained gum; fine. See footnote after S.G. 87, £1,080+

Selangor1965 Orchids 2c. and 5c. with yellow omitted and 10c. with red omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 137b, 138b, 140a, £305

Selangor1965 Orchids 10c. top right corner block of four with red omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 140a, £600

Singapore1948-52 perf 14 1c. to $5 set of fifteen and perf 17½x18 1c. to $5 set of eighteen, fresh and fine unmounted mint. S.G. 1-30, £580

Singapore1948-52 perf 17½x18, $2 green and scarlet with watermark error St. Edward's Crown, fine used. Very rare. S.G. 29a, unpriced used. Photo

Singapore1948-52 perf 17½x18, $2 green and scarlet block of four, variety watermark inverted, a little heavily cancelled, fine. Unique. S.G. 29w, £30,000. Photo

Singapore1948 (23 Dec.) locally addressed and registered envelope, bearing 1948 Wedding 10c. and $5 pairs, both clearly tied by "christmas island" c.d.s. (Type D10) in blue and showing registration label, fine

Singapore1955-59 4c. brown horizontal strip of five with margins at ends, the last two stamps with printing omitted (the third stamp with just a faint trace of brown at upper left), fine unmounted mint. Extremely rare, only four strips recorded. S.G. 40; ISC 43b. Photo

Singapore1955-59 6c. deep grey-blue horizontal strip of five with margins at ends, stamp 2 with paper joint on reverse due to printing crease, fine unmounted mint; also 1962 10c. Harlequinfish horizontal pair with paper joint affixed prior to gumming. S.G. 42

Singapore1967 (Sept.) 2nd Afro-Asian Housing Congress 10c., variety overprint omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 95a, £1600. Photo

Singapore1969 $5 Vina Drum postal forgery, fine used. With normal for comparison. Rare. PhotoF

Singapore1969 $5 Vina Drum postal forgery, fine. With normal for comparison. PhotoF

Singapore1969 150th Anniversary 15c. to $10 set of six in special presentation pack with envelope given only to officials, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 121-126

Singapore1977 Sea Shells 10c. vertical strips of four and three, the latter with error showing the colour bars at the top due to a shift in the entire sheet resulting in trimming off the colour controls at the bottom and revealing the colour bars at the top, all cancelled by Singapore c.d.s. on locally addressed and registered 1980 envelope. The only known cover with this error. Photo

Singapore1977 $5 Cuttlefish with pink offset of the cuttlefish on the front of the stamp in a mirror image, fine used. Very rare, so far only four examples of this error have been recorded, all in used condition. Photo

Singapore1980 Ships $1 block of six (2x3), variety imperforate, fresh and fine unmounted mint. S.G. 373a, £900

Singapore1980 Ships $1 horizontal pair, variety imperforate, one with minor wrinkle otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 373a, £300

SingaporeRevenue Stamps1982 Type IV $10,000 carmine and slate-blue and $50,000 carmine and grey-brown, with 1982 $25 to $2000 set of four, all in pristine unmounted mint sheets. Rare, the 1982 pair with extraordinarily high face value. Barefoot 32-35, 38,39, 46-49

SingaporeRevenue Stamps1982 Type IV $10,000 carmine and slate-blue and $50,000 carmine and grey-brown, with 1982 $25 to $2000 set of four, all in pristine unmounted mint blocks of four. Rare. Barefoot 32-35, 38,39, 46-49

SingaporeRevenue Stampsentertainment tax: 1971 unissued 5c. and 7½c. proofs with two punch holes and the same two values as printed (both with light toning on reverse), all without gum

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsMalacca1836 (18 Aug.) Officer's entire letter to London, headed "Fort Lismore" and showing, on reverse across join, framed "india letter/gravesend" and arrival datestamp (9.2), both in red.Fort Lismore was situated in the State of Nanning which had been annexed to Malacca after two ineptly conducted campaigns. The Fort had been built to house the occupation troops, which by 1836 had been reduced to one officer and forty men, as the country was perfectly quiet. A full transcript and the story of the campaign was published in the "Postal History Int...

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsMalacca1844 (12 Mar.) entire letter from Bangalore to "Captain Rochfort, 27th Regt, Malacca" showing, on reverse, framed "bangalore/Paid" d.s. in red, double-lined oval "out station/madras/ship letter" d.s. (14.3), framed "malacca/ship letter/April/Bearing" d.s. in red and "penang/ship letter/May 4/Bearing" d.s. in black. Very rare, one of four recorded examples, all struck in 1844. Photoprovenance:Comdt. SmithCharles Taylor, May 1981Tay Peng Hian, November 1986Christie's Singapore auction, March 1994V.T. Nathan, April 2009

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsPenang1811 (18 Sept.) entire letter to London, rated "1/-" and showing, on reverse, Ship Letter and arrival datestamp. The contents include an interesting passage about the loss of the Governor, Col. Manchester, on a ship that disappeared, and how his successor, a Mr. Bruce, had since died and the present Governor was a Mr. Seaton. However, he was with Lord Minto on the expedition against Java, held by the Dutch, and the acting Governor was a Mr. Phillip. A rare early letter. Photo

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsPenang1812 (10 Nov.) entire letter headed "On Board H.M.S. Wilhelmina, Port Cornwallis-Prince Edward Island" addressed to Scotland, rated "4" (deleted) and "1/6", showing very fine oval "p.o./p.w.i." in red with "ship letter/london" c.d.s. (14.5.13) alongside; the entire letter with some wear along folds. Very rare, one of five recorded examples of which four are struck in red, this being the finest. With transcript. (ID). Photoprovenance:Dr. F.E. Wood, 1964Sidney Harris, 1968Spink Singapore auction, June 2000

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsPenang1817 (8 Aug.) entire letter from Malacca to London, rated "8", showing light but legible strike of oval "p.o./p.w.i." handstamp in red partly overstruck by "india ship letter/g.p.o./london" double-ring d.s. (8.5.18), both crossed by light horizontal filing crease. Very rare, one of four recorded examples of which three are struck in red. (CJS). Photoprovenance:Nestor Nunez, December 1988V.T. Nathan, April 2009

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsPenang1820 (1 Oct.) entire letter headed "Prince of Wales Island" from a Subaltern, H. Digby Coxe, addressed to Rear Admiral Henry Digby, rated "2/2" and showing fine framed "liverpool/india ship lr" with red arrival datestamp (16.3.21) on reverse. An interesting and early letter from Penang. PhotoNote: The contents of the letter, which commences "My Dear Friend", would indicate that the author is the illegitimate son of Admiral Digby. After writing in intimate terms about their past "friendship" he then rebukes the Admiral for neglect and demand...

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsPenang1821 large piece to England showing a very fine strike of oval intaglio "post/office/pwi" h.s. in red (crossed by vertical filing crease) and Ship Letter London d.s. Very rare, two covers and two pieces are recorded. (ID). Photoprovenance:Dr. Chua Eu Tiong, July 2005

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsPenang1825 (25 May) entire to London, rated "1/8", showing fair to good framed "india letter/portsmouth" in red with arrival datestamp (2.11) on reverse; the entire with central vertical filing crease. (CJS).provenance:Charles Taylor, May 1981

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsPenang1827 (28 Apr.) entire from Madras to Batavia, marked "via Penang", showing very fine circular intaglio "prince of wales island/post office" handstamp in bright red with manuscript date "26th May 1827" inserted and, on reverse, manuscript "Received and forwarded by Carnegy & Co". (ID). Photoprovenance:V.T. Nathan, April 2009

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsPenang1830 (19 July) entire to Edinburgh, marked "Per Busrah Merchant", rated "2/8", showing fine circular intaglio "prince of wales island/post office" handstamp in red, showing framed "india letter/portsmouth" in red overstruck by framed "½" and, on reverse, London (24.11) and arrival datestamps; the entire with heavy central vertical filing crease well away from markings. (ID). Photo

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsPenang1833 (14 Aug.) entire letter to London and re-addressed to Edinburgh, showing on reverse a readable example of circular intaglio "prince of wales island/post office" in red with manuscript date inserted, partly overstruck by framed "india letter/kingsbridge" in red, London (12.2) and arrival (14.2) datestamps. (CJS). Photoprovenance:Charles Taylor, May 1981

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsPenang1834 (28 Jan.) entire letter to London, marked "1¼oz", rated "2/10" and showing, on reverse, a readable example of circular intaglio "prince of wales island/post office" in red with manuscript date inserted, framed "india letter/gravesend" in red partly overstruck by arrival datestamp (14.7); the handstamp crossed by heavy vertical filing crease which has partly split. (CJS). Photo

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsPenang1834 (6 Feb.) entire letter to London, rated "1/4", showing good to fine circular intaglio "prince of wales island/post office" in red with manuscript date inserted and, on reverse, Madras Ship Letter and Out Station Madras Ship Letter (crossed by tear which also affects top right corner of face panel) datestamps, framed "india letter/falmouth" across join and overstruck by red arrival c.d.s. (21.6). Photo

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsPenang1835 (25 May) entire letter to Madras showing, on reverse, superb strike of framed "pinang/post office" d.s. in red with Madras Ship Letter d.s. alongside; the address panel a little faded otherwise fine. A very fine example of this short-lived marking, used from April 1836 to June 1837. (ID). Photoprovenance:Dr. Chua Eu Tiong, July 2005

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsPenang1837 (5 Jan.) entire letter to London, marked "Via Singapore", rated "1/3" and showing, on reverse, fair to fine framed "pinang/post office" d.s. in red, step-type "ship letter/plynouth" applied in error and cancelled by red "Crutched Cross", framed "india letter plymouth" and arrival c.d.s. (26.6), both in red and partly struck over the Pinang datestamp. A fine example of this short-lived marking, used from April 1836 to June 1837. (ID). Photo

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsPenang1837 (5 Jan.) entire letter to London, rated "1/1" and showing, on reverse, good to fine framed "pinang/post office" datestamp in red partly overstruck by Calcutta transit d.s. (22.1) and framed "india letter/falmouth", both also in red, Calcutta G.P.O. Ship Letter d.s. and arrival c.d.s. (12.6). Rare, we record only twelve examples of this datestamp, used between April 1837 and June 1837. (CJS). Photo

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsPenang1837 (23 Aug.) entire letter to Madras, marked "Ship Letter Post paid 4ans", showing two fine strikes (one on reverse) of framed "pinang/post office" d.s. in black (earliest recorded date) and, on reverse, Madras Ship Letter arrival d.s. (24.10); a little worn at edges. A very fine example of this short-lived marking, used from August 1837 to July 1839, with nine examples recorded. (ID). Photoprovenance:Christie's Singapore auction, March 1994"Stolz", September 2010

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsPenang1837 (1 Dec.) entire letter to France, marked "via Madras per HMS Victor", rated "1/3" (deleted), "1/6" and "90" (decimes), showing framed "Ship Letter" with, on reverse, a very fine strike of framed "pinang/post office" d.s. in black along with Madras Ship Letter (19.12) and Outstation Ship Letter (20.12) datestamps, framed "india letter/plymouth" in red, boxed "pm" in red and London c.d.s. (19.5). A very fine example of this short-lived marking used from August 1837 to July 1839. With transcript. (ID). Photoprovenance:Charles Taylor, May...

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsPenang1838 (1 Sept.) entire letter to London, rated "2/4" and showing, on reverse, mainly fine framed "pinang/post office" datestamp in black partly overstruck by arrival c.d.s. (4.3), framed "calcutta/ship letter/Bearing" with framed "india letter/deal" on face. Rare, we record nine examples of this datestamp used between August 1837 and July 1839. (CJS). Photo

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsPenang1839 (23 Aug.) entire letter to London, rated "1/4" and showing, on reverse, framed "penang/ship letter/Bearing" d.s. in red and framed "singapore/ship letter/Bearing" d.s. in black partly overstruck by arrival datestamp (11.1.40). Rare. (CJS). Photoprovenance:Christie's Singapore auction, March 1994

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsPenang1839 (18 Dec.) entire letter to Biggleswade, marked "Via Calcutta", rated "8", showing framed "india letter/portsmouth" in red and, on reverse, a fine strike of framed "penang/ship letter/Bearing" d.s. in red, Calcutta G.P.O. and Ship Letter datestamps and London arrival d.s. (9.6). (ID). Photo

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsPenang1840 (16 Oct.) entire Letter to Singapore showing, on reverse, fine framed "penang/Paid" d.s. in red with manuscript "2 ans" inserted. (ID)provenance:Tay Peng Hian, November 1986

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsPenang1841 (29 May) entire letter from Galle, Ceylon to Singapore showing, on reverse, fine framed "penang/ship letter/Bearing" d.s. in black dated 28 June. Very scarce. (ID). Photoprovenance:Dr. Chua Eu Tiong, July 2005

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsPenang1841 (16 Aug.) entire to London, marked "overland via Falmouth. Postage paid to Bombay", rated "1/-", showing oval-framed "india" in red and, on reverse, fine framed "penang/Paid" d.s. in red with manuscript "15 annas" inserted and arrival c.d.s. (10.11). (ID)

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsPenang1844 (16 July) entire from Bangalore to Penang via Madras showing, on reverse, despatch, transit and framed "penang/ship letter/Bearing" datestamps, the last in black and struck over framed "g.p.o." d.s. in red. (ID). Photoprovenance:Charles Taylor, May 1981Tay Peng Hian, November 1986Christie's Singapore auction, March 1994

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsPenang1845 (14 Jan.) entire to Singapore, marked "Service" and showing, on reverse, a good strike of the very rare oval-framed "penang/free" datestamp in red; the entire with some age discolouration and very heavy vertical filing crease. Very rare, only three examples recorded, all with 1844 dates. Photoprovenance:Spink Singapore auctions, June 2000 and July 2006V.T. Nathan, April 2009

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsPenang1846 (2 Dec.) entire letter to Canton, rated "1/-" and showing, on reverse across join, fair to fine "penang/ship letter/Bearing" d.s. in black (the latest date that we record) and Hong Kong transit d.s. (CJS). Photo

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsPenang1846 (9 Dec.) entire letter to Newcastle, headed "Penang Hill", marked "via Marseille" (deleted) and "Southampton", rated "1/-" and showing red arrival c.d.s. (30.1.47) on reverse

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsPenang1846 (21 Dec.) lengthy entire letter to Newcastle upon Tyne, written from Penang Hill, marked "Steamer for Ceylon via Marseilles", rated "4/1" and showing, on reverse, London (25.9) and arrival datestamps; also1864 (23 Apr.) entire letter to Edinburgh, showing red crayon "1/3" and, on reverse, superb Sandilands Buttery & Co. sender's cachet in red. (ID)

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsPenang1847 (10 Feb.) entire letter to Boston, USA care of a forwarding agent in London showing, on reverse, framed "penang/Paid" d.s. in red applied in error and deleted and, on face, superb framed "penang/Paid" d.s. in black partly overstruck by London Paid transit d.s. (ID). Photo

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsPenang1847 (15 Feb.) entire letter to London, showing mainly fine framed "penang/Bearing" in black with day of month inserted in manuscript and with the "closure" section at the right of the middle row which is usually missing, arrival c.d.s. on reverse. (CJS). Photoprovenance:Charles Taylor, May 1981

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsPenang1849 (3 Apr.) entire letter to Boston USA c/o Baring Brothers in London, rated "2/-" and showing, on reverse, a light but legible strike of the very scarce framed "penang/Post Paid" d.s. in red and, on face, framed "india paid", London Paid transit d.s. (31.5), handstruck "48" and "38/cents" h.s. (CJS). Photoprovenance:Howard Selzer, November 1986

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsPenang1851 (14 Apr.) envelope to Scotland, marked "Via Southampton", rated "1/-" and showing fine framed "bearing" with, on reverse, mainly fine framed "penang/Bearing" d.s. in black and arrival c.d.s. (CJS). Photoprovenance:Charles Taylor, May 1981

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsPenang1852 (2 July) and 1853 (2 Nov.) entire letters ex the same correspondence to Edinburgh, rated "1/-" and "1/10" respectively and both showing fine framed "bearing"; 1864 (23 Feb.) and (20 Aug.) entire letters to Marseilles, the latter rated "9", both showing fair "penang/p.o." double-ring d.s. and red Marseilles entry c.d.s., and the latter with handstruck "18" (decimes); and 1868 (18 Mar.) entire letter to Marseilles, showing Penang c.d.s., red Marseilles entry c.d.s. and handstruck "10" (decimes). (CJS).

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsPenang1852 (29 Oct.) entire letter to Edinburgh, marked "Overland via Marseilles", rated "1/-" (deleted) and "2/3", showing framed "bearing" with London and arrival (20.12) on reverse; and 1853 (18 Jan.) entire letter from Singapore to Glasgow, marked "Via Marseilles", rated "4/1", showing framed "bearing" applied at Penang with London and arrival (2.3) datestamps on reverse. (ID)

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsPenang1855 (24 Jan.) entire letter to Marseilles, marked "Overland via Suez", showing fine framed "penang/Post Paid" d.s. in red struck inverted at lower left, handstruck "10" (decimes) and, on reverse, Alexandria transit d.s. (21.2) in blue. (ID). Photoprovenance:Spink Singapore auction, June 2000

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsPenang1855 (24 Sept.) entire letter to Madeira, marked "Via Point de Galle and London", rated "1/-" in red, showing superb "penang/p.o." double-ring d.s. in red, partly overstruck by London Paid transit d.s. (10.10), handstruck "160" in blue (crossed by vertical filing crease) and, on reverse, Plymouth transit c.d.s. A fine and desirable cover with the earliest recorded example of the Penang d.s. (ID). Photoprovenance:Tay Peng Hian, November 1986

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsPenang1855 (21 Dec.) entire letter (a little soiled and creased) to Edinburgh and 1857 (14 Dec.) entire (creased) to London, rated "1/-" (deleted) and "2/3" and "9", both showing framed "bearing"; 1858 (6 May) entire letter to Marseilles, showing "penang/p.o." double-ring d.s., red Marseilles entry c.d.s. and handstruck "8" (decimes); and 1862 (28 Feb.) entire letter to Marseilles, showing red Marseilles entry c.d.s. and handstruck "9" (decimes). (CJS).

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsPenang1861 entire to New York, marked "Printed Circular via Marseilles", showing slightly over-inked "penang/p.o." double-ring d.s. in red and London Paid transit d.s. (12.4; crossed by vertical filing crease). (ID)

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsPenang1861 (18 Mar.) envelope from Guernsey to a Naval Officer at Hong Kong and redirected to Madras, bearing GB 6d. tied by "324" duplex, showing framed "penang/ship letter/bg" d.s. with manuscript "2a" inserted, light Madras datestamp and, on reverse, London and Hong Kong (7.5) datestamps. (ID). Photoprovenance:Christie's Singapore auction, March 1994

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsPenang1862-64 entire letters (3) from the same correspondence to Marseilles, comprising 1862 (8 Feb.) showing "penang/p.o." double-ring d.s. in black, Marseilles entry d.s. (14.3) and handstruck "18" (decimes), 1863 (9 Dec) showing framed "india unpaid", Marseilles entry d.s. (7.1.64) and manuscript "9" (decimes), and 1864 (10 June) showing "penang/p.o." double-ring d.s. in black, Marseilles entry d.s. (12.7) and manuscript "9" (decimes). (ID)

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsPenang1862 (9 Apr.) entire letter to Marseilles, showing mainly fine "penang/p.o." double-ring d.s., "poss. ang. v. suez/marseille" double-ring d.s. in red and handstruck "18" (decimes). (CJS).

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsPenang1865 (10 July) entire letter from Calcutta to Hong Kong, rated "4" (twice, one in blue crayon) and "6" and showing, on reverse, large sender's oval cachet in red, fine framed "penang/ship letter186 jl.26/bg" across join and blue Hong Kong arrival c.d.s. (5.8). Photoprovenance:V.T. Nathan, April 2009

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsSingapore1822 (24 Feb.) single page letter of introduction written and signed by Stamford Raffles at Bencoolen, fine. (ID). Photo

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsSingapore1825 (1 May) entire letter to London, rated "1/-" and showing framed "india letter/portsmouth" in red; 1832 (20 Nov.) entire letter to Saddleworth, rated "1/-" (deleted) and "1/4" and showing framed "india letter/deal"; 1835 (Aug.) entire letters (2, both heavily stained) from the same correspondence to Bombay and showing, on reverse, framed "kedgree/post office/ship letter"; 1840 (24 Oct.) entire letter to London, rated "3/6", showing framed "india" (crossed by filing crease) and, on reverse, framed Calcutta Steamer Letter Paid d.s. in r...

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsSingapore1826 (25 Aug.) entire letter to Batavia, marked "Zeebrief" and showing manuscript "60". A scarce early letter. (ID)

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsSingapore1830 (12 July) entire to London, rated "1/-" and showing, on reverse, very fine large framed "singapore/p.o." datestamp in black, framed "india letter/deal" and red arrival c.d.s. (22.11); the entire a little discoloured. Rare, one of five examples recorded. (CJS). Photo

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsSingapore1840 (24 May) entire letter ex the Layard correspondence from Singapore to Ceylon, marked "Allalevie" and "China Expedition" and showing, on reverse across join, oval-framed "singapore/free" datestamp in red with Calcutta Ship Letter d.s. alongside. Very rare, only three examples recorded. Photoprovenance:V.T. Nathan, April 2009

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsSingapore1842 (12 Sept.) entire ex the Huth correspondence to London, marked "Overland via Marseilles", rated "2/8", showing oval-framed "india" and, on reverse across join, fair to fine framed "singapore/Paid" d.s. in red and arrival c.d.s. (7.1.42). (CJS). Photo

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsSingapore1845 (1 Mar.) entire letter to Marseilles and forwarded to Amsterdam, showing, on reverse across join, fine framed "singapore/Paid" d.s. in red with Marseilles entry d.s. and manuscript "10" (decimes) on face. (ID). Photo

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsSingapore1845 (8 Dec.) entire letter from Calcutta to Canton, marked "p. Prince Albert", rated "1/-" and showing, on reverse, good to fine framed "singapore/ship letter/Bearing" d.s. and Hong Kong transit c.d.s. (22.2). (CJS). Photo

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsSingapore1846 (6 Jan.) and (15 Sept.) entires and 1846 (9 Feb.) entire letter ex the Huth correspondence to London, two rated "1/10" and the other "2/3", each showing, on reverse across join, a light but legible strike of framed "singapore/Paid" d.s. in red (one crossed by filing crease). (CJS).

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsSingapore1846 (1 Sept.) entire to Amsterdam, marked "Via Marseilles" and showing, on reverse, framed "singapore/Paid" d.s. in red overstruck by Alexandria transit (12.10) and arrival (29.10) datestamps with, on face, circular "purife au lazaret/malte" h.s., Marseilles entry d.s. (24.10) and manuscript "160". (ID)

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsSingapore1849 (4 Apr.) entire letter to Ayrshire, marked "Via Southampton", rated "1/4" and showing, on reverse across join, "singapore/Bearing" d.s.; and 1851 (27 June) entire letter to Boston USA, marked "via Marseilles", rated "4/6" (deleted) and "1.50" and showing light but legible framed "singapore/Bearing" d.s. (crossed by two filing creases. (CJS).

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsSingapore1852 envelope of unknown origin to Allahabad, India, marked "Via Singapore" and showing, on reverse, mainly fine "singapore/ship letter/Bearing" d.s., Calcutta Ship Letter and Benares datestamps; the envelope with piece missing from top left corner. (CJS). Photo

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsSingapore1854 entire to London showing handstruck "Overland via Southampton" at top left, rated "1/-" and showing, on reverse, a very fine strike of the rare framed "singapore/Bearing" without dividing lines and red arrival c.d.s. (5.12). Photoprovenance:Charles Taylor, May 1981J.A. Naylor, April 1983Tay Peng Hian, November 1986Christie's Singapore auction, March 1994V.T. Nathan, April 2009

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsSingapore1858 (6 Oct.) entire letter to Marseilles, showing fine "singapore/p.o." double-ring d.s., French Maritime double-ring d.s. in red and handstruck "8" (decimes); 1861 (6 Apr.) entire letter to Edinburgh, rated "1/6" and showing, on reverse, fair "singapore/p.o." double-ring d.s.; and 1868 (17 Feb.) entire to Bordeaux, showing Singapore single-ring d.s., French Maritime double-ring d.s. in red and handstruck "10" (decimes). (CJS).

Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsSingapore1861 (22 Dec.) entire letter to Marseilles, showing "singapore/p.o." double-ring d.s., French Maritime double-ring d.s. in red and handstruck "9" (decimes);1863 (26 Nov.) entire from Hong Kong to France, showing "singapore/p.o." double-ring d.s. (8.12), French Maritime octagonal d.s. in red, handstruck "18" (decimes) and, on reverse, blue Boustead & Co f.a.c.; and 1868 (2 Oct.) entire to Bordeaux, showing Singapore single-ring d.s., French Maritime octagonal d.s. in red and handstruck "10" (decimes). (CJS).

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1854 Lithographed IssuePenang½a. blue Die I, a horizontal pair with good to large margins, both clearly cancelled "B/147", fine. S.G. Z20, £1900. (ID). Photoprovenance:Spink Singapore auction, June 2000

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1854 Lithographed IssuePenang1a. red Die I pair with mainly good to large margins cancelled by diamond of dots on 1855 (May) part envelope to Calcutta, and 1a. pale red Die I strip of three with good to large margins and 2a. green with small to good margins, both cancelled "B/147", fine. (ID). Photo for strip

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1854 Lithographed IssuePenang1a. red Die I, a horizontal pair with large margins and showing small portion of adjoining stamp at left, both clearly cancelled "B/147", fine. S.G. Z21, £800. (ID). Photo

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1854 Lithographed IssuePenang4a. blue and red, 4th printing, small to good margins, centrally cancelled "B/147", small thin at lower left corner. S.G. Z25, £2500. Photo

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1854 Lithographed IssuePenang1856 (29 Apr.) entire to London, marked "Via Southampton", bearing 4a. blue and red 4th printing, cut to shape, crossed by manuscript "Stamped" and tied by clear "B/147", showing red crayon "6d", arrival Paid c.d.s. and, on reverse a faint strike of "penang/p.o." double-ring d.s. in red. A few peripheral faults, nevertheless fine and desirable. Rare, only about six 4a. covers from Penang recorded. (ID). Photoprovenance:Dr. F.E. Wood, December 1964Milo D. Rowell, October 1992Spink Singapore auction, June 1999

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1854 Lithographed IssuePenang1856 (23 Nov.) entire letter to Marseilles, bearing 1854 4a. blue and red 4th printing neatly cut to shape, cancelled "B/147" and additionally tied by "indes or/marseille" c.d.s. (30.12) in red and showing, on reverse "penang/p.o." double-ring d.s. in red. Neat and desirable. (CJS). Photoprovenance:Christie's Singapore auction, March 1994

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1854 Lithographed IssuePenang1857 (12 Jan.) envelope to Singapore, bearing 1a. red Die I with large margins, clearly tied by clear "B/147" and showing, on reverse, fine "penang/p.o." double-ring d.s. in red. Rare, one of three known 1a. inter-settlement covers from Penang, one to Malacca and two to Singapore. (ID). Photoprovenance:Spink Singapore auction, June 2000

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1854 Lithographed IssuePenang1858 entire letter to Ponmanee bearing, on reverse, 1854 ½a. Die I with clear to large margins (small tears at top), clearly cancelled "B/147" and showing framed "penang" alongside and, on face, two different Madras c.d.s.; the whole a little toned and with a few faults. A very rare franking. This is the only ½a. usage on cover in Penang that we record. R.P.S. Certificate (1984). (CJS). Photo

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1854 Lithographed IssueSingapore½a. blue Die I, 1a. red Die I and 4a. blue and red 4th printing (outer framelines touched at top), each in a horizontal pair cancelled "B/172", the 4a. showing misplaced head; small faults. Cat. £4900. (ID). Photoprovenance:Spink Singapore auction, June 2000

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1854 Lithographed IssueSingapore½a. blue Die I pair with close to good margins, 1a. red Die I (2) with small to large margins, 2a. green pair with good margins and 4a. blue and red 4th printing with good margins, all clearly cancelled "B/172", some minor faults though of good to fine appearance. Cat. £3480. (ID). Photo

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1854 Lithographed IssueSingapore½a. deep blue Die I, a strip of three with small to large margins, each clearly cancelled "B/172", fine. S.G. Z60. (ID). Photo

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1854 Lithographed IssueSingapore1a. red Die I, a strip of three with good to large margins, clearly cancelled "B/172", fine. S.G. Z61. (ID). Photoprovenance:Spink Singapore auction, June 2000

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1854 Lithographed IssueSingapore4a. blue and red, 2nd printing, [6] with margin at left showing trace of blue wavy line, cancelled by diamond of hollow dots, usual horizontal sheet bend, fine. (ID). Photoprovenance:Koh-I-Nor, February 1986

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1854 Lithographed IssueSingapore1855 entire to Canton, marked "P St. Cadiz", bearing 1a. Die I strip of three (one crossed by ironed-out vertical filing crease) with close to large margins, each cancelled by diamond of dots and tied by framed "india paid" in red and manuscript "40"? in red crayon and, on reverse, Hong Kong transit c.d.s. (30.1.56). A rare franking illustrating the 3a. rate which was only in used for 31 days. (ID). Photoprovenance:J.A. Naylor, 1983Tay Peng Hian, November 1986Spink Singapore auction, June 2000

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1854 Lithographed IssueSingapore1855 (21 Feb.) entire docketed as from Singapore to Hamburg, marked "via Trieste", bearing 4a. blue and red 3rd printing horizontal pair (just touched at left), both cancelled (not tied) by central diamond of hollow dots, showing blue manuscript "6¼" and "8½" with, on reverse, clear arrival datestamp (30.4); some slight wear along folds. (ID). Photoprovenance:Robert Piccus, April 1967

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1854 Lithographed IssueSingapore1855 (17 Aug.) entire letter to Hamburg, marked "via Trieste", bearing 4a. blue and red 4th printing horizontal pair (outer frameline cut-into at left, cancelled by diamond of dots, showing blue manuscript "6¼" and "8½" with, on reverse, clear arrival datestamp (30.9); some slight wear along folds and other lesser faults. (ID). Photoprovenance:Charles Taylor, May 1981

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1854 Lithographed IssueSingapore1857 (12 Oct.) entire, possibly from Batavia, to Hamburg, marked "via Trieste", bearing 1a. red with small to large margins in combination with 1856 8a. carmine, both cancelled "B/172", showing boxed "6¼" and manuscript "8½", both in blue, with light "singapore/p.o." double-ring d.s. (6.11) in red and clear arrival datestamp (14.12). A very rare mixed-issue franking. (ID). Photoprovenance:L.T. Rose-Hutchinson, October 1949Dr. F.E. Wood, December 1964Robert Piccus, April 1967

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1855-65 De La Rue IssuesPenangMail to Hong Kong1863 (21 July) entire to Hong Kong, bearing 1a. pair clearly tied by "147" duplex, showing manuscript "8" with arrival c.d.s. on reverse. Scarce. (CJS). Photoprovenance:George Dyer, November 1984

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1855-65 De La Rue IssuesPenangMail to India1862 (July) entire to Calcutta, marked "pr Thunder", bearing 2a. dull pink clearly tied by "B/147" obliterator, showing framed "penang/ship letter/paid" d.s. in red alongside with Calcutta Ship Letter d.s. on reverse. Scarce. (CJS). Photo

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1855-65 De La Rue IssuesPenangMail to India1863 (20 Sept.) entire to Calcutta, marked "p Str. Rangoon", bearing 1a. brown tied by "147" duplex and showing red arrival c.d.s. (15.10) on reverse; some splitting along folds. (ID). Photo

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1855-65 De La Rue IssuesPenangMail to Switzerland1861 (6 Feb.) entire to Langnau, Switzerland, marked "via Marseilles", bearing 2a. orange strip of three clearly cancelled "B/147", showing "penang/p.o." double-ring d.s. in red, boxed "pd", Marseilles entry d.s. and, on reverse, various Swiss transit and arrival datestamps. Most attractive. (CJS). Photo

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1855-65 De La Rue IssuesPenangMail to United Kingdom1859 (2 Aug.) entire to London, marked "Via Suez & Marseille", bearing 2a. and 4a. indistinctly cancelled, showing part "penang/p.o." double-ring d.s. partly overstruck by London Paid arrival c.d.s. (14.9), both in red, and blue sender's cachet at lower left; 1861 envelope to Glasgow, marked "via Marseilles", bearing 4a. (2) cancelled "B/147" and showing arrival c.d.s. (13.2) on reverse; also 1865 (25 Feb.) entire letter to Calcutta, bearing 1a. (2) tied by penstrokes and cancelled on arriva...

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1855-65 De La Rue IssuesPenangMail to United Kingdom1859 (3 Sept.) entire ex the Martin Turner correspondence to Glasgow, bearing 4a. black (2, one bisected diagonally) and 8a. carmine (2), the latter lightly cancelled "B/147", the former apparently uncancelled, showing "penang/p.o." double-ring d.s. in red at lower right and, on reverse, clear arrival c.d.s.; both 4a. with some lightly stained perfs. Extremely rare. This is the only example we record of this rate to the UK and only one of two bisect covers from Penang. (CJS). PhotoNote: Whi...

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1855-65 De La Rue IssuesPenangMail to United Kingdom1860 (7 Feb.) entire to Forres, Scotland, marked "Via Southampton", bearing 2a. yellow-buff vertical pair placed sideways and cancelled "B/147", showing "penang/p.o." double-ring d.s. alongside, London Paid transit c.d.s. (20.3) with arrival datestamp on reverse. Neat and attractive. (ID). Photo

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1855-65 De La Rue IssuesPenangMail to United Kingdom1862 (24 Dec.) treble rate entire to London, marked "Via Marseilles", bearing 4a. black (6, two shades) clearly tied by "B/147" obliterator, showing "penang/p.o." double-ring d.s. in red, manuscript "2/7" and London Paid arrival datestamp (28.1). A magnificent franking illustrating the rate for a letter weighing between ¾oz. and 1oz. (ID). Photo

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1855-65 De La Rue IssuesPenangMail to United Kingdom1863 envelope to Bristol, marked "Via Galle and Marseilles", bearing 4a. (3) cancelled "B/147", showing circular undated "penang/p.o." in red partly overstruck by Clevedon arrival c.d.s. (26.2); the envelope slightly soiled and with wax seal cut away on reverse. (CJS). Photo

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1855-65 De La Rue IssuesPenangMail to United Kingdom1863 (7 May) envelope to Glasgow, marked "via Marseilles", bearing 2a. and 8a. tied by unclear "B/147", showing "penang/p.o." double-ring d.s. in red alongside, red crayon "1/-" and, on reverse, clear arrival c.d.s. (12.6); the envelope with recipient's notation at left. (CJS). Photo

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1855-65 De La Rue IssuesPenangMail to the United States of America1867 entire to Boston, marked "Via Marseilles", bearing 4a. green pair and 8a. carmine (damaged) tied by Boustead & Co's chop in red and "147" duplex and showing "boston br. pkt./5" arrival datestamp (25.4) alongside. An attractive franking. (ID). Photo

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1855-65 De La Rue IssuesSingaporeA range of loose adhesives comprising blued paper 4a. (3, one on part entire) and 8a. (4 including a pair), no watermark 1a. (4 including a pair; one with wormhole), 2a. dull pink (7 including a vertical strip of three on part 1861 opened-out envelope to USA, the top stamp damaged, and a pair), 2a. yellow-buff/yellow (4 including a pair), 4a. black (4 including a pair) and 8a. (4), no watermark 8p. (3), watermarked 8p. (3), 1a. (2), 2a. and 8a. strip of four on piece, all cancelled "B/172"; condition general...

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1855-65 De La Rue IssuesSingapore1861 (7 Dec.) entire to Penang, marked "p Ottawa", bearing 4a. black (insignificant tear) tied by unclear obliterator, showing red crayon "4d" with "singapore/p.o." d.s. on reverse; 1863 (24 Nov.) entire letter ex the Heard correspondence to Hong Kong, bearing 4a. tied by unclear obliterator and showing, on reverse, "singapore/p.o." c.d.s. in red and Hong Kong transit d.s. in blue; 1866 front to London, marked "Via Southampton", bearing 4a. green pair clearly cancelled "B/172"; and undateable envelope to Scotl...

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1855-65 De La Rue IssuesSingaporeMail to Egypt1867 (Jan.) envelope (flap missing) to Suez, bearing 8a. carmine pair cancelled "B/172" and showing light arrival c.d.s. alongside and, on reverse, part "singapore/p.o." double-ring d.s. in red. A rare destination. (ID). Photo

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1855-65 De La Rue IssuesSingaporeMail to Germany1857 (8 June) entire to Hamburg, marked "Via Marseilles (deleted) Trieste", bearing 4a. black on blued paper pair clearly cancelled "B/172", showing boxed "6¼" and manuscript "8½" in blue with, on reverse across join, fine "singapore/p.o." double-ring d.s. in red and arrival datestamp (14.7). (ID). Photoprovenance:Nestor Nunez, 1988Spink Singapore auction, June 2000

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1855-65 De La Rue IssuesSingaporeMail to Hong Kong1857 (28 Nov.) entire letter ex the Heard correspondence to Hong Kong, marked "per Firey Cross", bearing 1a. brown tied by "B/172" obliterator, showing manuscript "4" and, on reverse, light "singapore/p.o." double-ring d.s. and arrival c.d.s. (CJS). Photoprovenance:George C. Dyer, November 1984

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1855-65 De La Rue IssuesSingaporeMail to Hong Kong1860 (16 Feb.) entire letter ex the Heard correspondence to Hong Kong, marked "p Ganges", bearing 1a. brown tied by "B/172" obliterator, showing red crayon "4" and, on reverse, light "singapore/p.o." double-ring d.s. in red and blue arrival c.d.s. (ID). Photo

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1855-65 De La Rue IssuesSingaporeMail to Hong Kong1861 (18 June), entire letter ex the Heard correspondence to Hong Kong, bearing ½a. blue (2) cancelled by unclear "B/172" and showing manuscript "4" with a weak strike of "singapore/ship letter/paid" d.s. in red and arrival datestamp (27.6) on reverse. The ½a. a rare stamp on cover. (ID). Photoprovenance:Howard Selzer, November 1986

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1855-65 De La Rue IssuesSingaporeMail to Hong Kong1862 (11 Aug.) entire letter ex the Heard correspondence to Hong Kong, bearing 1a. brown strip of four tied by "B/172" obliterator, showing red crayon "4" and showing, on reverse, "singapore/po" double-ring d.s. in red and blue arrival c.d.s. (17.8). (CJS). Photo

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1855-65 De La Rue IssuesSingaporeMail to Hong Kong1865 (1 June) entire to Hong Kong, marked "Printed Circular", bearing 8p. purple tied by unclear "B/172", showing firm's red cachet at lower left and, on reverse, "singapore/p.o." double-ring d.s. in red. A rare franking. (ID). Photoprovenance:Tay Peng Hian, November 1986Spink Singapore auction, June 2000

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1855-65 De La Rue IssuesSingaporeMail to Hong Kong1865 (14 June) entire letter ex the Heard correspondence from London to Hong Kong, marked "p Str Clan Alpine", bearing 1a. brown tied by "B/172" obliterator, showing manuscript "4", framed "singapore/ship letter/bg" d.s. and, on reverse, blue Boustead & Co forwarding agent cachet and arrival c.d.s. (6.8). (CJS). Photoprovenance:George C. Dyer, November 1984

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1855-65 De La Rue IssuesSingaporeMail to India1858 (25 Jan.) entire letter to Calcutta, marked "Per Lancefield", bearing 1a. brown clearly cancelled "B/172" and showing, on reverse, "singapore/p.o." double-ring d.s. in red and Calcutta Ship Letter arrival datestamp. (ID). Photo

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1855-65 De La Rue IssuesSingaporeMail to India1862 (11 Nov.) entire letter to Calcutta, bearing 1a. brown (2, one with defective corner), both lightly cancelled, showing framed "penang/ship letter/paid" d.s. in red (crossed by horizontal filing crease) with arrival datestamp on reverse. (CJS). Photoprovenance:Howard Selzer, November 1986

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1855-65 De La Rue IssuesSingaporeMail to India1863 (25 Sept.) entire letter to Calcutta, marked "p. steamer Rangoon", bearing 1a. brown pair cancelled "B/172" and showing, on reverse, "singapore/ship letter/paid" d.s. and arrival c.d.s., both in red. (ID). Photo

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1855-65 De La Rue IssuesSingaporeMail to India1864 (26 June) envelope to Bombay, bearing 2a. yellow pair cancelled "B/172", showing framed "india paid" and, on reverse, "singapore/p.o." double-ring d.s. and arrival c.d.s., both in red. (ID). Photo

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1855-65 De La Rue IssuesSingaporeMail to India1866 (19 May) entire letter to Bombay, bearing mis-perforated 4a. green crossed by manuscript "Stamped", cancelled "B/172" and showing, on reverse across join, poor "singapore/p.o." and arrival datestamps in red; some slight cover faults including filing crease. Photo

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1855-65 De La Rue IssuesSingaporeMail to India1866 (4 Aug.) entire letter to Bombay, bearing 4a. green tied by "B/172" obliterator, showing red crayon "4" and, on reverse, "singapore/p.o." double-ring d.s. in red partly overstruck by arrival c.d.s. A scarce stamp on cover. (ID). Photo

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1855-65 De La Rue IssuesSingaporeMail to Indo-China1864 (12 July) printed circular to Saigon, bearing 1a. brown cancelled "B/172", showing handstruck "20c" and, on reverse, "singapore/ship letter/paid" d.s. in red and arrival datestamp (16.8). A very scarce destination. (ID). Photo

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1855-65 De La Rue IssuesSingaporeMail to Netherlands East Indies1864 (10 Oct.) entire letter to Batavia, bearing 8p. purple on white strip of three (crease at foot), each cancelled by heavy "B/172" and showing, on reverse, framed "singapore/ship letter/paid" d.s. in red. A very rare franking to a scarce destination. R.P.S. Certificate (1965). (CJS). Photo

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1855-65 De La Rue IssuesSingaporeMail to Philippines1865 (31 May) entire letter to Manila, marked "via Hong Kong", bearing 4a. grey-black cancelled "B/172", showing handstruck "1" (real) and, on reverse, "singapore/p.o." double-ring d.s. in red, Hong Kong transit c.d.s. (7.6) in blue and arrival datestamp (12.6). (ID). Photo

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1855-65 De La Rue IssuesSingaporeMail to Spain1859 (3 Sept.) entire letter ex the Matia correspondence to Cadiz, bearing 8a. carmine on blued paper pair cancelled "B/172", showing red crayon "1/10", Gibraltar transit c.d.s. (18.10) in blue, handstruck "4R" and, on reverse, San Roque and arrival (22.10) datestamps. A neat and attractive franking. (ID). Photo

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1855-65 De La Rue IssuesSingaporeMail to Switzerland1864 (8 July) double rate entire ex Naef correspondence to Niederuzwyl, marked "via Trieste", bearing 8a. carmine pair tied by light firm's oval cachet in blue and "B/172" obliterator, showing various rate markings and, on reverse, "singapore/p.o." double-ring d.s. in red and arrival datestamp. A neat and attractive franking. (ID). Photo

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1855-65 De La Rue IssuesSingaporeMail to Switzerland1864 (18 Sept.) double rate entire to Switzerland, marked "Via Trieste", bearing 8a. pale carmine pair tied by manuscript "Stamped" and fine "B/172" obliterator, showing various transit marks and, on reverse, light "singapore/p.o." c.d.s. in red and Swiss transit and arrival datestamps; the face panel slightly soiled. (CJS). Photoprovenance:Charles Taylor, May 1981

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1855-65 De La Rue IssuesSingaporeMail to Trieste1858 (20 Sept.) entire to Trieste, marked "Via Alexandria", bearing 8a. carmine on blued paper, clearly cancelled "B/172", showing framed "india paid" and, on reverse, "singapore/p.o." double-ring datestamp and arrival c.d.s., both in red. A rare destination. Photo

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1855-65 De La Rue IssuesSingaporeMail to United Kingdom1857 (18 July) envelope to London, marked "via Southampton", bearing 4a. black on blued paper tied by "B/172" obliterator, showing red Paid arrival d.s. (5.9) alongside and, on reverse "singapore/p.o." double-ring d.s. in red. A neat and attractive franking. (ID). Photo

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1855-65 De La Rue IssuesSingaporeMail to United Kingdom1859 (12 July) envelope to Forres, Scotland, marked "Via Southampton", bearing 4a. black on blued paper tied by "B/172" obliterator, showing circular-framed "c.r./p" alongside (Caledonian Railway sorter) and, on reverse, framed "forwarded by/mccclain fraser &co/singapore" cachet and "singapore/p.o." double-ring d.s., both in red. (ID). Photo

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1855-65 De La Rue IssuesSingaporeMail to United Kingdom1860 (22 Jan.) entire ex Turner correspondence to Glasgow, marked "Via Marseilles", bearing 4a. black on blued paper singles (3) and a diagonal bisect, all cancelled "B/172" and showing, on reverse, "singapore/p.o." double-ring d.s. in red and arrival c.d.s. (26.3). A very fine example of the 4a. bisect. (ID). Photo

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1855-65 De La Rue IssuesSingaporeMail to United Kingdom1866 entire to London, marked "Via Marseilles", bearing 8p. purple on white pair, 4a. green and 8a. carmine pair, each with manuscript initials and cancelled by unclear obliterator, showing red crayon "2/6", Paid arrival c.d.s. (29.10) and, on reverse, "singapore/p.o." double-ring d.s. in red. An attractive three colour franking. (CJS). Photoprovenance:George C. Dyer, November 1984

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1855-65 De La Rue IssuesSingaporeMail to United Kingdom1867 brown envelope to Brechin, marked "Via Marseilles", bearing 8p. purple, 2a. orange and 1866 4a. green pairs (2), all pre-cancelled with sender's cachet and lightly cancelled "B/172", showing red crayon "1/3" and, on reverse, light "singapore/p.o." double-ring d.s. in red overstruck by arrival datestamp (29.4); a few minor imperfections though a rare and colourful franking. (ID). Photo

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1855-65 De La Rue IssuesSingaporeMail to the United States of America1864 (5 Aug.) entire letter to New York, marked "Via Marseilles", bearing 8a. carmine (2, one defective), both cancelled by slightly heavy "B/172" obliterator, showing red crayon "1/11", London Paid transit c.d.s. (15.9), "16/cents" accountancy h.s., "5/n. york am pkt" datestamp (1.10) and, on reverse, "singapore/p.o." double-ring d.s. in red; vertical filing creases between the 8a. (CJS). Photo

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1855-65 De La Rue IssuesSingaporeMail to the United States of America1866 entire to Boston USA, marked "via marseilles", bearing 8a. carmine pair crossed by two blue crayon strokes and cancelled "B/172", showing red crayon "1/11", London Paid transit d.s. (18.8), "boston br. pkt./5" c.d.s. and, on reverse, light "singapore/p.o." double-ring d.s. in red; the envelope with some small peripheral faults. (CJS). Photo

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1855-65 De La Rue IssuesSingaporeMail from Bangkok1860 (4 June) entire letter from Bangkok to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, marked "Via Marseilles", bearing 4a. black pair and single cancelled "B/172", showing red crayon "1/4", "5" and manuscript "16", red London Paid transit c.d.s. (13.8) and, on reverse, "singapore/p.o." double-ring d.s. in red. A rare franking being one of sixteen covers from Bangkok bearing Indian adhesives. (ID). Photo

Straits SettlementsIndia used in Straits Settlements1855-65 De La Rue IssuesSingaporeMail from Manila1860 (4 Oct.) entire docketed from Manila to London, marked "Via Marseilles", bearing 4a. black (2) tied by "B/172" obliterator, showing red London Paid c.d.s. (27.11) and, on reverse, "singapore/p.o." double-ring d.s. in red; also a part 1859 entire to Bolton bearing 1a. brown pair and 4a. black cancelled "B/172". (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1867 (1 Sept.) Surcharged on stamps of IndiaSpecimen Stamps1½c. on ½a., 2c. on 1a., 4c. on 1a., 6c. on 2a., 8c. on 2a., 12c. on 4a., 24c. on 8a. and 32c. on 2a,, each handstamped "specimen" (Type SS1), all without gum; the 12c. with small thin and 24c. with some perf faults, the others generally fine. Rare. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1867 (1 Sept.) Surcharged on stamps of IndiaIssued Stamps1½c. on ½a., 2c. on 1a., 3c. on 1a., 4c. on 1a., 6c. on 2a., 8c. on 2a., 12c. on 4a., 24c. on 8a. and 32c. on 2a. (marginal; tiny thin), all unused with part original gum, fine. S.G. 1-9, £4845. (CJS). Photo

Straits Settlements1867 (1 Sept.) Surcharged on stamps of IndiaIssued Stamps1½c. on ½a., 2c. on 1a., 3c. on 1a., 4c. on 1a. (marginal), 6c. on 2a., 8c. on 2a., 12c. on 4a., 24c. on 8a. and 32c. on 2a., all unused, the 3c., 4c. and 6c. with part gum; the 8c. with tiny thin and the 32c. a trifle soiled, the others generally fine. S.G. 1-9, £4835. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1867 (1 Sept.) Surcharged on stamps of IndiaIssued Stamps1½c. on ½a., 2c. on 1a., 3c. on 1a., 4c. on 1a., 6c. on 2a., 8c. on 2a., 12c. on 4a., 24c. on 8a. and 32c. on 2a., all used and without firm's chop, the 12c. a little soiled, the others generally fine. S.G. 1-9, £1492. (ID)

Straits Settlements1867 (1 Sept.) Surcharged on stamps of IndiaIssued Stamps1½c. on ½a., 2c. on 1a., 3c. on 1a., 6c. on 2a., 8c. on 2a., 12c. on 4a., 24c. on 8a. and 32c. on 2a., all clearly cancelled "B/109" at Malacca, generally fine. A rare group. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1867 (1 Sept.) Surcharged on stamps of IndiaIssued Stamps1½c. on ½a. blue, a block of six (3x2) with margin at foot, centred to left, unused with large part original gum; some perfs re-inforced and some light gum toning. S.G. 1, £780. (CJS).

Straits Settlements1867 (1 Sept.) Surcharged on stamps of IndiaIssued Stamps12c. on 4a. green, variety surcharge double, unused with part original gum (a little toned). R.P.S. Certificate (1949). S.G. 7a, £4000. (CJS). Photo

Straits Settlements1867 (1 Sept.) Surcharged on stamps of IndiaIssued Stamps32c. on 2a. yellow, a block of four cancelled by dumb obliterator and with blue firm's chop, a vertical strip of three and two singles, all cancelled by circular undated "singapore/po" handstamp, the strip and one single also with red firm's chop, generally fine. S.G. 9, £990. (ID)

Straits Settlements1867 (1 Sept.) Surcharged on stamps of IndiaCovers1867 (1 Sept.) envelope from Singapore to London, marked "Via Marseilles", bearing 8c. on 2a. and 24c. on 8a. tied by firm's cachet and "B/172" obliterator with the 8c. additionally tied by red London Paid arrival d.s. (14.10), showing red crayon "1/3" and, on reverse, legible "singapore/p.o." double-ring d.s. A fine and important cover used on the first day of issue and one of two recorded. (CJS). Photoprovenance:M. BurrusCharles Taylor, May 1981

Straits Settlements1867 (1 Sept.) Surcharged on stamps of IndiaCovers1867 (7 Sept.) interesting Market Report and Shipping Intelligence from Singapore to Samarang, marked "via Batavia", bearing 3c. on 1c. brown cancelled "B/172" and tied by firm's chop and showing, on reverse, "singapore/p.o." and arrival (17.9) datestamps; part of address etched away, otherwise in good condition. A scarce early usage being only seven days after issue. (ID). Photoprovenance:Milo D. Rowell, October 1993Spink Singapore auction, June 2000

Straits Settlements1867 (1 Sept.) Surcharged on stamps of IndiaCovers1867 (22 Oct.) entire letter from Singapore to Bombay, marked "Per P&O Mail", bearing 12c. on 4a. green tied by light firm's chop and "B/172" obliterator, showing red crayon "4" and, on reverse, light "singapore/p.o." double-ring d.s.; some light creases and a horizontal filing crease. A rare franking. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1867 (1 Sept.) Surcharged on stamps of IndiaCovers1867 (11 Nov.) envelope from Singapore to Toulon, France, bearing 8c. on 2a. yellow pair cancelled "B/172", showing unframed "pd", Marseilles entry d.s. and, on reverse, "singapore/p.o." double-ring d.s. in red. One of two recorded covers to France. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1867 (1 Sept.) Surcharged on stamps of IndiaCovers1867 envelope from Samarang ? (firm's cachet on reverse) to Suez, bearing 8c. on 2a. strip of four and a pair and 12a. on 4a. pair and single, all cancelled "B/172", showing red crayon "2/-" and, on reverse, poor "singapore/p.o." double-ring d.s. in red; the envelope with stamp missing and tear at right. The only first issue cover recorded going to Egypt. (CJS). Photoprovenance:M. BurrusCharles Taylor May 1981

Straits Settlements1867 (1 Sept.) Surcharged on stamps of IndiaCovers1868 (10 June) double rate entire from Singapore to Calcutta, bearing 3c. on 1a. brown pair tied by "D14" duplex and showing, on reverse, Steamer Letter Calcutta c.d.s. in blue. (ID). Photoprovenance:Dr. Chua Eu Tiong, July 2005

Straits Settlements1867 (1 Sept.) Surcharged on stamps of IndiaCovers1869 (30 Mar.) entire letter from Singapore to London, marked "via Marseilles", bearing 8c. on 2a. yellow in combination with 1867 24c., clearly tied by "D14" duplex and showing red London Paid arrival c.d.s. A rare mixed issue franking of exhibition quality. (ID). Photoprovenance:Tay Peng Hian, November 1986Christie's Singapore auction, March 1994

Straits Settlements1867 (1 Sept.) Surcharged on stamps of IndiaCovers1877 (17 May) blue envelope ex the Dunlop correspondence from Singapore to Edinburgh, marked "Via Marseilles", bearing 24c. on 8a. carmine cancelled "B/172" and tied by firm's chop, showing red "singapore/paid" c.d.s. alongside with arrival datestamp on reverse. A fine and attractive cover. (ID). Photoprovenance:Dr. F.E. Wood, December 1964Dr. Chua Eu Tiong, July 2005

Straits Settlements1869 "2" in manuscript on 1½c. on ½a. blue, centred to lower left, cancelled by part Penang "D17" duplex in blue and with light firm's chop, fine. S.G. 10, £6500. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1867-1921 mint range comprising 1867-77 CC 2c. (3), 4c. (2), 6c. (2), 8c. (3), 12c. (2), 24c. (2), 30c. (2), 32c. and 96c. (3, one with straight-edge at right and one perf 12½), 1892-99 1c. to $5 set of eleven mint with some extra shades and 3c. to $5 set of ten overprinted "specimen", 1906-07 1c. to $1 set of eleven with additional 4c. on 16c. (a few shortish perfs at foot) and 4c. on 16c. pair, both with variety no stop after "cents", and 1921-33 Script 6c. dull claret marginal block of four with watermark inverted and prepared for use but not issued 8c. carmine overprinte...

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueDie Proof6c. in black on glazed card and inset on card (92x60mm.) dated "June 3, 1867", fine. (CJS). Photo

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueImperforate Plate Proofs2c., 4c., 6c., 8c., 12c., 24c. and 32c. top right corner blocks of six (3x2) with plate number, all in close to issued colours on surfaced unwatermarked paper, each overprinted "cancelled", fine. (CJS).

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueImperforate Plate Proofs2c., 4c., 6c., 8c., 12c., 24c. and 32c. blocks of four, all in close to issued colours on surfaced unwatermarked paper, each overprinted "cancelled"; some with light tone spots on reverse otherwise fine. (ID)

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueImperforate Plate Proofs2c., 4c., 6c., 8c., 12c., 24c. and 32c. singles, all in close to issued colours on surfaced unwatermarked paper, each overprinted "cancelled", fine. (CJS).

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueSpecimen Stamps2c. brown, 4c. rose, 6c.lilac and 8c. orange, each handstamped "specimen" (Type D5), all with part gum, some faults but rare. Photoprovenance:Tay Peng Hian, November 1986

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueSpecimen Stamps3c., 6c., 12c. and 24c. handstamped "specimen" (Type D5) in red (12c.) or blue, and 12c. handstamped "specimen" (Type SS4), all with part gum; the 6c. with perfs trimmed at left and the 24c. with straight-edge at right. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueCancelled Stamps2c., 4c. (thin in wing-margin), 6c., 12c., 32c. and 96c., each handstamped "cancelled" (Type D4), all with traces of gum, fine for these. Rare. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMint2c., 4c., 6c., 8c, 12c., 24c., 30c., 32c. and 96c., all unused with small or large part original gum; the 4c. and 6c. with thin spot and the 32c. a trifle soiled. S.G. 11-19, £2480. Photo

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMint2c. brown and 4c. rose lower right corner blocks of four, and 4c. rose wing-margin strip of three, all unused with large part original gum, fine. S.G. 11-12, £905. (ID)

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMint2c. brown lower left corner block of eight (4x2) with plate number, fine unused with large part original gum. A scarce multiple. S.G. 11, £480. (ID)

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMint2c. brown, variety watermark inverted, unused with part original gum (slightly toned), fine. S.G. 11w£650. Photo

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMint6c. dull lilac and 6c. bright lilac blocks of four, fine unused with much original gum. Rare multiples. S.G. 15, 15a, £1320. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMint8c. orange block of four, unused with much original gum, fine. A rare multiple. S.G. 14a, £1100. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMint12c. blue block of four, unused with large part original gum, fine. S.G. 15, £900. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMint24c. yellow-green block of four, unused with large part original gum, fine. S.G. 16a, £1200. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMint32c. pale red block of four, unused large part original, the upper right stamp with a few tiny tone spots on reverse otherwise fine. A very rare multiple. S.G. 18, £2600. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMint96c. grey, perf 12½, unused with part original gum, fine. S.G. 19a, £2500. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueUsed2c. (6, one with watermark inverted), 4c. (4), 6c. (4), 8c. (5), 12c. (4), 24c. (4), 30c. (3), 32c. (4) and 96c. (4, one perf 12½), variously cancelled (one 96c. with additional pen stroke), most without firm's chop, generally fine; also 6c. marginal block of twenty and 30c. complete sheet and marginal block of twenty Spiro forgeries. S.G. 11-19, £1200+. (ID)

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueUsed96c. grey, perf 12½, a horizontal pair on small piece cancelled by firm's chop and two part duplex d.s. The only known multiple. S.G. 19a, £450+. Photoprovenance:Christie's Singapore, March 1994

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMail to Aden1873 (2 Aug.) envelope from Singapore to Steamer Point, marked "Per French Mail", bearing 24c. blue-green tied by manuscript markings and cancelled by small circle of dots, showing clear "singapore/paid" c.d.s. in red alongside and, on reverse, "aden.steamer.point" datestamp (22.8); the envelope a little discoloured. The only example of first permanent issue on cover to Aden. (CJS). Photo

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMail to Australia1880 (23 Aug.) envelope from the Governor of Straits Settlements (initials and imprint at lower left) to Government House in Perth, marked "Via Galle", bearing 24c. blue-green cancelled by dumb obliterator and showing red "singapore/paid" c.d.s. alongside. A rare destination. (ID). Photoprovenance:Dr. Chua Eu Tiong, July 2005

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMail to France1868 (Dec.) entire registered from Penang to Paris, marked "via Marseilles", bearing 8c. orange and 12c. blue (3) tied by "D17" duplex with pen-cancelled 6c. dull violet strip of three on reverse, showing framed "registered" and "p.d." handstamps, Marseilles entry d.s. and unframed "chargé" h.s. An attractive franking full of character. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMail to France1870 (12 Jan.) envelope from Singapore to Lyon, marked "Pr Messageries Str.", bearing 32c. pale red (deep shade) tied by blue firm's chop and "D14" duplex, showing framed "p.d.", French maritime octagonal d.s. in red with arrival datestamp on reverse. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMail to France1870 (23 Aug.) envelope from Penang to Bordeaux, marked "Via Marseilles", bearing 32c. pale red tied by firm's chop and "D17" duplex and showing framed "p.d.". (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMail to France1872 (8 Feb.) entire letter to Le Havre, marked "pr Messageries, via Marseilles", bearing 6c. dull lilac and 24c. blue-green cancelled by firm's chop in violet and small circle of bars, showing Singapore c.d.s. in blue, unframed "p.d.", "poss.an.v.suez/paq.amb.mars" octagonal d.s. in red with arrival c.d.s. on reverse; the face panel with repaired tear alongside adhesives which also affects reverse. An attractive franking. Photo

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMail to France1872 (30 June) entire from Singapore to Lyon, marked "via Brindisi", bearing 2c. brown, 8c. orange and 12c. blue, all cancelled by circle of bars and tie by firm's circular chop in blue, showing red "singapore/paid" c.d.s., unframed "pd" and "poss. ang. v. suez/alexandrie" c.d.s. (20.7) in red. A neat and most attractive franking. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMail to France1872 (4 Aug.) envelope from Singapore to Nantes, marked "Via Marseilles", bearing 24c. yellow-green cancelled by small circle of bars and tied by large circular firm's chop in red of the French Consulate (another strike on reverse), showing "singapore/paid" c.d.s., very light French Maritime octagonal d.s. and framed "p.d.", all in red, and unframed "pd" in black with arrival datestamp on reverse; the 24c. with light vertical crease due to original enclosure. (CJS). Photoprovenance:Howard Selzer, November 1986

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMail to France1877 (5 May) envelope from Singapore to Bordeaux, marked "Via Marseilles", bearing 24c. yellow-green with wing-margin, tied by blue firm's chop and cancelled "B/172", showing "singapore/paid" c.d.s. in red, "poss. an/paq. fr. t no. 4" octagonal d.s. and, on reverse French transit datestamps. (CJS). Photoprovenance:Dr. F.E. WoodD. Clayton

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMail to Germany1870 (5 Mar.) envelope from Singapore to Hannover, Prussia, marked "via Marseilles", bearing 24c. blue-green tied by "D14", showing "indes neer v.s./p.f. amb. mar." octagonal d.s. in red, framed "p.d." and blue Aachen transit d.s. in blue. Most attractive. (CJS). Photoprovenance:Howard Selzer, November 1986

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMail to Germany1872 double rate envelope to Hannover, marked "via Marseilles", bearing 24c. blue-green pair tied by firm's chop and "D14" duplex, showing framed "p.d.", Marseilles entry d.s. and blue Aachen transit d.s. Neat and attractive. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMail to Germany1876 (Apr.) envelope from Singapore to Bremen, marked "Via Marseilles", bearing 8c. orange and 12c. blue, both with central blue firm's chop and tied by dumb obliterator, showing "singapore/paid" c.d.s. and unframed "p.d.", both in red, "poss. an./paq. fr. n. no2" octagonal d.s. (31.7) and, on reverse, Marseilles and arrival datestamps; the envelope with a few small tone spots which also affect the adhesives. (CJS). Photo

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMail to Germany1881 (Aug.) envelope registered to Berlin and returned, marked "Via Brindisi", bearing 8c. orange (2) and 12c. blue, all crossed by manuscript "Stamped" and tied by "B/172" obliterator, showing Penang c.d.s. and framed "registered" h.s., both in red, various German rate markings, "Vom Auslande" registration label (faults) and, on reverse, various manuscript notations including "Returned to Sender" and datestamps. A rare franking full of character. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMail to India1871 (23 Nov.) entire letter from Penang to Calcutta, marked "p Str Historian", bearing 4c. rose wing-margin strip of three clearly cancelled "B/1" on arrival and showing red Steamer Letter Calcutta arrival d.s. (29.11) on reverse. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMail to India1872 (7 Sept.) entire letter from Singapore to Calcutta, bearing 12c. blue cancelled by red firm's chop and small circle of bars, showing "singapore/paid" c.d.s. in red with arrival datestamp on reverse. (CJS). Photo

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMail to India1873 (25 May) envelope (small faults) from Singapore to Nagapatam, marked "Via Galle", bearing 12c. blue (straight-edge at right) tied by manuscript marking and small circle of bars and showing "singapore/paid" c.d.s. in red; 1879 (24 Sept.) entire letter from Singapore to Calcutta (address with some ink-etching), bearing 2c. brown (3) crossed by manuscript marking and cancelled by blue firm's chop and "B/172" obliterator, and showing "singapore/paid" c.d.s. in red. (CJS).provenance:George Dyer, November 1984 (1873 cover)

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMail to India1874 (21 Jan.) envelope from Penang to Simla, India, bearing 6c. dull lilac pair tied by "D17" duplex and showing arrival datestamp (1.2) alongside. (ID)

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMail to Indo-China1873 (5 Feb.) entire from Singapore to Saigon, bearing 6c. dull lilac vertical pair placed sideways and cancelled by small circle of bars with red "singapore/paid" c.d.s. alongside and arrival datestamp (8.2) on reverse. A scarce destination. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMail to Indo-China1875 (30 Dec.) entire letter from Singapore to Saigon, marked "p S.S. Packnam", bearing 2c. brown and 4c. rose tied by blue firm's chop and dumb obliterator and showing, on reverse, clear arrival datestamp (5.1.76). A scarce destination. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMail to Italy1873 (25 Mar.) envelope to Florence, marked "via Marseilles", bearing 24c. blue-green (2) and 32c. pale red, each cancelled by small circle of bars, showing "singapore/paid" c.d.s. in red, unframed "pd" and, on reverse, arrival c.d.s.; the envelope with some tears on reverse. Photo

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMail to Italy1873 (27 Oct.) envelope from Singapore to Florence, bearing 12c. blue and 24c. green (2), each cancelled by circle of bars, showing light "singapore/paid" c.d.s., unframed "p.d." and French maritime d.s., all in red, with arrival datestamp on reverse; the envelope with some pinholes, well away from adhesives. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMail to Italy1875 (29 Dec.) envelope from Singapore to Aracati, marked "Via Brindisi", bearing 6c. lilac and 24c. yellow-green wing-margin pair, both with firm's chop and tied by dumb obliterator, showing "singapore/paid" c.d.s. in red, "singapore/unpaid" c.d.s. (5.3) with, on reverse, Brindisi transit d.s. (27.6); the envelope with some peripheral faults. (CJS). Photo

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMail to Italy1887 (19 Dec.) entire letter from Singapore to Genoa, bearing 12c. blue tied by dumb obliterator, showing red "singapore/paid" c.d.s. with, on reverse, "ligne n/paq. fr. no 3" c.d.s. in blue and arrival datestamp. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMail to Netherlands1872 (Nov.) envelope addressed to a soldier in Amsterdam, marked "Via Brindisi" (deleted) and "Marseilles", bearing 4c. rose (2, both with wing-margin, one damaged) and 12c. blue (faults), all with firm's chop and one 4c. and the 12c. cancelled with small circle of bars, showing "singapore/paid" c.d.s., unframed "p.d." and, on reverse, Paris and arrival datestamps; the cover with a few minor faults. A scarce franking and destination. Photo

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMail to Spain1878 (11 Apr.) envelope to Madrid with red Spanish Legation in China h.s. at lower left, marked "Per French Mail", bearing 12c. blue with unclear obliterator tied by "ligne n/paq. fr. no 4" octagonal d.s. in red, showing "singapore/paid" c.d.s. in red with arrival datestamp on reverse. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMail to Spain1878 (May) envelope from Singapore to Madrid, bearing 12c blue (a few stained perfs) tied by firm's chop and indistinct cancel, showing poor "singapore/paid" c.d.s. in red and octagonal "poss. angl./paq. fr. n no 8" d.s. A scarce destination. (CJS). Photoprovenance:George Dyer, November 1984

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMail to Switzerland1882 (23 Nov.) envelope to Switzerland, marked "Via Brindisi", bearing 1868 6c. lilac and 1882 2c. brown tied by oval firm's chop in violet and unclear obliterator and showing "penang/paid" c.d.s. in red alongside; the envelope with a few minor imperfections. Attractive. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMail to United Kingdom1869 (25 Oct.) entire letter from Singapore to London, marked "Via Marseilles", bearing 32c. pale red tied by firm's chop and "D14" duplex and showing red London Paid arrival d.s. (29.11); a few minor peripheral faults. (CJS). Photo

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMail to United Kingdom1870 (8 Dec.) envelope from Penang to Scotland, marked "via Brindisi", bearing 2c. brown pair and single and 32c. pale red, all pre-cancelled by red firm's chop and tied by "D17" duplex; the cover a little soiled and the 32c. with small faults, nevertheless an attractive franking. (ID). Photoprovenance:"Stolz", September 2010

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMail to United Kingdom1872 (12 Sept.) envelope from Singapore to Liverpool, marked "via Marseilles", bearing 30c. claret toed by dumb obliterator, showing red "singapore/paid" c.d.s. with arrival datestamp on reverse. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMail to United Kingdom1872 (14 Dec.) double rate envelope from Singapore to London, marked "Via Marseilles", bearing 32c. pale red pair with central firm's chop and tied by small circle of bars, showing "singapore/paid" and London Paid arrival datestamps, both in red; the envelope with top left corner clipped. (CJS). Photo

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMail to United Kingdom1873 (Jan.) envelope to Edinburgh, marked "Via Brindisi", bearing 6c. dull lilac and 12c. blue pair, both tied by small circle of bars, showing red "singapore/paid" c.d.s. with arrival d.s. on reverse. Photo

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMail to United Kingdom1877 envelope from Singapore to Guernsey, marked "Via Brindisi", bearing 4c. rose (2) and 24c. blue-green (2; all with faults) cancelled by smudgy "B/172" cancels and showing arrival datestamp (24.4) on reverse; the envelope with piece from lower right corner and flap missing. (CJS). Photoprovenance:George Dyer, November 1984

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMail to United Kingdom1879 envelope (274x119mm.; faults) registered to London, marked "Brindisi", bearing 8c. orange-yellow (3) and 96c. grey (2), all cancelled by dumb obliterator, showing light framed "regt letter no" and red arrival datestamp; the envelope with creases and tears, nevertheless a remarkable franking illustrating the 13 times UPU 16c. per ½oz. rate plus 8c. registration. Photo

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMail to the United States of America1886 (19 Mar.) envelope to USA, marked "via Yokohama & san Francisco", bearing 2c. brown and 4c. rose tied by circular undated "singapore/p.o.", showing Singapore c.d.s. alongside, small "t" in triangle, "u.s. charge/to collect", "48 Cents" h.s. with US Postage Due 1c., 2c., 5c. (damaged) and 10c. (4, one damaged), "refused" h.s. in purple and, on reverse, Brindisi, London, New York and arrival datestamps along with manuscript notation "This letter was accidentally torn in opening another which was attached to it". Photo

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMail from Manila1876 (15 May) "Exchange & Bullion Circular" from Manila (firm's cachet at lower left) to Marseilles, bearing 2c. brown tied by dumb obliterator, showing part Singapore Paid c.d.s., Marseilles entry d.s. and manuscript "20" (decimes). Scarce. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1867-72 IssueMail from Manila1876 (Dec.) printed shipping circular to Marseilles with sender's cachet at lower left, bearing 2c. brown tied by "B/172" obliterator and showing French Maritime c.d.s. (4.2) alongside with arrival datestamp on reverse. A rare franking. (CJS). Photo

Straits Settlements1879-99 mint and used collection; the mint include 1879 (May) 5c. on 8c., 1880 (Mar.) 10c. on 30c. vertical pair (straight-edge at left) with Type "a" and a single with Type "b", 1880 (Apr.) "10" on 30c. with Types "a" (2), "b" (no gum) and "c" (no gum), 1880-81 10c. on 12c. (3, one partly stuck to page) and 10c. on 30c. pair (straight-edge at left), 1882 (Jan.) 5c. on 4c., 1882 (Jan.) CC 5c. and 10c. (2, one overprinted "specimen" - both without gum), 1882 CA 2c. and 4c. (no gum), 1883 (Apr.) 2c. on 8c. (6 including a strip of three, most without gum) and 2c. on 32c. (3, a...

Straits Settlements1879 (May) "Five/Cents." on 8c. orange and "Seven/Cents." on 32c. pale horizontal pairs, the left stamp in both showing no stop after "Cents", the former without and the latter with small part, fine. S.G. 20/a-21/a, £3230. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1879 (May) "Seven/Cents." on 32c. pale red block of four with wing-margin at left, unused with large part original gum, good colour, one with slight gum crease otherwise fine. S.G. 21, £720. Photo

Straits Settlements1879 (May) "Seven/Cents" on 32c. pale red showing variety no stop after "Cents", fine used. S.G. 21a, £2500. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1880 (Mar.) 10c. on 30c. ClaretType "a", fine unused with part original gum. S.G. 22, £650. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1880 (Mar.) 10c. on 30c. ClaretType "a" tied by dumb obliterator on 1880 (8 Mar.) envelope to Leeds showing light "singapore/paid" c.d.s. in red; the envelope with two vertical folds and small piece missing above adhesive. A rare franking. S.G. 22. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1880 (Mar.) 10c. on 30c. ClaretType "c" cancelled "B/172" and with part firm's chop in blue, fine. S.G. 24, £1100. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1880 (Mar.) 10c. on 30c. ClaretType "g" cancelled by dumb obliterator, fine. S.G. 28, £650. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1880 (Apr.) "10" on 30c. ClaretTypes "a" (3) and "g" in a block of four, [44-45/50-51], with light firm's chop and centrally cancelled by dumb obliterator, blue crayon stroke at left, the lower right stamp with light corner crease otherwise fine. A rare multiple. R.P.S. Certificate (2016). S.G. 33/36. Photo

Straits Settlements1880 (Apr.) "10" on 30c. ClaretTypes "a" (2), "b" and "c" in a vertical strip of four used with 1867-72 8c. orange vertical pair (one with some surface abrasions) on 1880 large part front and back to India, all clearly tied by "B/172" obliterator. A most remarkable franking. R.P.S. Certificate (2016). S.G. 33-35. Photoprovenance:Charles Taylor, May 1981

Straits Settlements1880 (Apr.) "10" on 30c. ClaretTypes "a" and "c" in a vertical pair, unused with large part original gum (off white), fine. S.G. 35/33, £1200. Photo

Straits Settlements1880 (Apr.) "10" on 30c. ClaretType "b" tied by dumb obliterator and firm's chop on 1881 (24 June) envelope to London, marked "Via Naples" and showing "singapore/paid" and London Paid datestamps, both in red, fine. S.G. 34. (ID). Photoprovenance:Dr. Chua Eu Tiong, July 2005

Straits Settlements1880 (Apr.) "10" on 30c. ClaretType "b" tied by dumb obliterator and large firm's chop on 1881 envelope to London, marked "Via Naples and showing "singapore/paid" c.d.s. overstruck by London Paid d.s., both in red, fine. S.G. 34. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1880 (Apr.) "10" on 30c. ClaretType "b" with broken "1" variety tied by pencil initials, circular undated "singapore/po" in black and "singapore/paid" c.d.s. in red on 1883 (9 Mar.) envelope (H.M.S. Thalia imprint on flap) to Torquay, fine. S.G. 34. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1880 (Apr.) "10" on 30c. ClaretType "g", two examples, lightly cancelled and with messy cancel respectively, both thinned at top though of good appearance. S.G. 36, £750

Straits Settlements1880 (Apr.) "10" on 30c. ClaretType "i" cancelled by dumb obliterator, fine. Rare. S.G. 37, £1100. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1880 (Apr.) "10" on 30c. ClaretType "k" cancelled by part "B/172" obliterator, fine. Rare. S.G. 38, £1100. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1880 (Aug.) 5c. on orange, the three types, unused with part original gum, fine. S.G. 41-43, £1090. Photo

Straits Settlements1880-81 "10/cents" on 30c. claret (lightly stained perfs at top), part original gum; 1882 CA 2c. (regummed), 4c., 8c. and 10c. mint; and 1884 (Sept.) "8" on 8c. on 12c. brown-purple, regummed. S.G. 46, 50-53, 80; £1609

Straits Settlements1880 (Dec.) - 81 10c. Surcharges10c. on 6c. lilac block of twelve (6x2), unused with large part or full original gum, the upper row with two horizontal crease not affecting appearance. S.G. 44, £1080. (ID)

Straits Settlements1880 (Dec.) - 81 10c. Surcharges10c. on 12c. blue, a lower right corner block of fifteen (3x5) with interpanneau margin at foot, unused without gum, fine. S.G. 45, £1425. (ID)

Straits Settlements1880 (Dec.) - 81 10c. SurchargesCovers1880 (Dec.) envelope ex the McGeorge correspondence to Sydenham, bearing 10c. on 30c. marginal vertical pair cancelled by dumb obliterator and two blue crayon crosses, showing light "singapore/paid" c.d.s. in red with arrival datestamp on reverse. Photo

Straits Settlements1880 (Dec.) - 81 10c. SurchargesCovers10c. on 30c. claret tied by dumb obliterator on 1880 (7 Dec.) envelope (with original enclosure) to Scotland, showing fine "singapore/paid" c.d.s. in red; the envelope with small tear at top of face panel. (ID). Photoprovenance:Milo D. Rowell, October 1992Dr. Chua Eu Tiong, July 2005

Straits Settlements1880 (Dec.) - 81 10c. SurchargesCovers10c. on 12c. vertical pair placed sideways and tied by dumb obliterator on 1881 (19 Jan.) envelope to England, marked "Brindisi" and showing red "singapore/paid" c.d.s. A neat franking. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1880 (Dec.) - 81 10c. SurchargesCovers10c. on 6c. lilac on 1882 (2 June) envelope and 10c. on 12c. ultramarine on 1881 (7 July) envelope (flap missing), both ex the Dunlop correspondence to Edinburgh, cancelled by dumb obliterator and showing red "singapore/paid" c.d.s. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1880 (Dec.) - 81 10c. SurchargesCovers1882 (4 Dec.) envelope ex the Dunlop correspondence to Edinburgh, bearing 10c. on 6c. tied by dumb obliterator and showing "singapore/paid" c.d.s. in red alongside. (CJS)

Straits Settlements1880 (Dec.) - 81 10c. SurchargesCovers10c. on 6c. lilac used with 2c. rose and 8c. orange (2, one damaged), all tied by blue firm's chop and circular undated "singapore/po" on 1884 (7 Jan.) envelope, with disinfection slits, to Hannover, marked "Via Naples" and showing red "singapore/paid" c.d.s. An attractive franking. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1882 8c. and 10c., 1883-91 2c., 4c., 5c., 6c. (damaged corner), 12c., 24c., 32c. and 96c., 1891 (Nov.) 30c. on 32c. and 1892 1c. on 8c., each diagonally handstamped "specimen", plus 1892-94 1c. on 8c. and 3c. on 32c., 1892-99 1c. to $5 set of ten, 1899 4c. on 5c. and 1902 8c. overprinted "specimen", all affixed to piece ex the Tunisian Post Office archive. Unique. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1882 (Jan.) 5c. die proof in black on glazed card (92x60mm.) marked "before hardening" and dated "22 jul 81", fine. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1882 (Jan.) 10c. slate cancelled by messy "B/172" obliterator on 1882 (14 June) OHMS envelope (flap missing) from the Lieut.-Governor of Penang (imprint at lower left)) to Sunderland showing "penang/paid" c.d.s. in red. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1882 CA 10c. (lower left corner thinned) and 1883-91 CA 2c., 4c., 5c., 6c., 12c. (surface fault) and 96c., each handstamped "specimen" (Type SS4), all with part original gum, fine. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1883 (Apr.) "two cents" (Type 20d) on 8c. orange, a block of four with wing-margin at left, fine unused with part or large part original gum. S.G. 57. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1883 (Apr.) "two cents" (Type 20a) on 8c. orange tied by native script and "B/172" obliterator on 1883 (3 May) envelope from Malacca to Singapore and showing light despatch and arrival datestamps in red alongside. A rare franking. S.G. 54. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1883 (Apr.) "two cents" (Type 20a) on 32c. pale red, fine unused with part original gum. S.G. 59, £900. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1883 (July) "2/Cents." on 12c. blue, variety "s" of "Cents" inverted, centred to upper left, fine used. Rare. S.G. 62a, £3500. (ID). Photo

Straits Settlements1883-91 CA 2c., 4c. (short perf at left), 5c. and 12c., each overprinted "specimen" with additional 5c. (clipped perfs at top left) showing flaw on "c" of "specimen", the 12c. without gum, the others with small part. S.G. 63s-65s, 67s, £2500+. (ID)

Straits Settlements1883-91 CA 24c. (no gum, light crease) and 32c. handstamped "specimen" (Type SS5) and 96c. handstamped "specimen" (Type SS4), fine. (ID). Photo