Spink Asia is proud to announce an auction of 'Stamps and Covers of South East Asia' at the Singapore Hilton on 20th September 2014.

Offered with over 1000 lots of South East Asian philately will be the award-winning collection of Straits Settlements and Malayan States Revenue Stamps formed by Peter Cockburn, Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society. This meticulously researched and written-up collection covers all aspects of the Revenue collecting side of philately.

Auction highlights include an extremely rare mixed-issue franking upon an envelope from the British Post Office in Bangkok (Lot 920). Dated 1884, it is addressed to Germany and bears an 1883 CA 2c. pale rose alongside a Straits Settlements 1882 8c. orange. Both are neatly tied by a fine "Bangkok" postmark (dated 3.6) with an arrival datestamp (6.7) on the reverse. With only three of this type recorded, it is estimated S$50,000 - S$70,000.


Lot 920

Estimate: S$50,000 - S$70,000


Also featured is one of the two recorded bisect covers addressed to the Dutch East Indies (Lot 784). The entire, dated 1859 from Singapore to Samarang, bears a very rare 1856 4a. black on white paper bisected diagonally and tied by a clear "B/172" postmark. Estimated S$50,000 - S$60,000.


Lot 784

Estimate: S$50,000 - S$60,000


Other highlights include an extremely rare 4c. inverted surcharge variety upon a $10 North Borneo block of four, estimated S$8,000 - S$10,000 (Lot 1302), and a magnificent example of a 1950 $250 composite revenue essay with photographic vignette and handpainted frame (Lot 667). Estimated S$5,000 - S$6,000 (Lot 667).


Lot 1302

Estimate: S$8,000 - S$10,000



Lot 667

Estimate: S$5,000 - S$6,000


Auction Venue:Vista Room, 3rd Floor, Hilton Singapore, 581 Orchard Road, 238883

Tel: +65 6730 7492

Fax: +65 6730 7491

(Available from Friday 19th September 2014 until Sunday 21st September 2014)

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Nick Startup,Spink London

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Gary Tan,Spink Singapore

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