Stamps and Covers of South East Asia

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Stamps and Covers of South East Asia

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Spink Singapore

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Friday 2nd August 2019 - 02:30pm  

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SPINK LONDON
By appointment only in the Stamp Department
Up to and including Thursday 18 July 2019 1.00 p.m.

SUNTEC SINGAPORE CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTRE
1 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039593
Room 336
Thursday 1 August 2019 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Friday 2 August 2019 10.00 a.m. -2.00 p.m.


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This small but interesting auction includes a nice group of Burma covers of which the star item is a rare mixed franking 1856 entire from Akyab to London bearing 1854 1a. in combination with 1855 8a. Following on is Labuan with 1879 set of four handstamped Specimen, five covers from the Japanese Occupation period and a fine section of covers including a very early 1868 unstamped envelope to USA.

There is a general run of Straits Settlements and Malayan States including Japanese Occupation issues. North Borneo features a fine section of covers and cancellations including an 1895 North Borneo/Straits Settlements combination cover and in the Japanese Occupation section there is an extremely rare 1942 Memo bearing Postage Due 2c. pair. The auction concludes with Sarawak where again there is a fine section of covers and cancellations and a good range of Japanese Occupation covers

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Brunei1908 (Oct.) 8c. black and vermilion with variety line through "B" (R.5/10), unused with large part original gum, fresh and fine. Only 80 possible. S.G. 17a, £500. Photo

Brunei1910 MCA $5 black on red centrally cancelled by Brunei c.d.s. for 3 July 1928, a few shortish perfs otherwise fine. S.G. 48, £1300. Photo

BruneiJapanese Occupation1944 (May) $3 on 1c. black, unused without gum, fine. Rare. R.P.S. Certificate (1999) states "slightly toned" which we consider harsh. S.G. J20, £9000. Photo

BruneiJapanese Occupation1945 (27 Jan.) re-used envelope bearing North Borneo 1944 (Sept.) 10c., 15c., 20c. and 25c. tied by Japanese c.d.s. (Type JD3) and showing censor chop alongside. Photo

BruneiJapanese Occupation1945 (27 Jan.) card to Kuching, bearing 4c. tied by Japanese type c.d.s. (Type JD3) and showing Censor chop at left; card with light crease. Photo

BruneiJapanese Occupation1945 (8 Feb.) envelope from Brunei Town to Singapore, bearing 5c. with North Borneo 1944 (Sept.) 2c. and 1944-45 2s., all tied by Japanese Type JD3 c.d.s. and showing black censor chop below. Photo

Burma1855 (18 May) entire letter to Calcutta, bearing 1854 2a. (small to good margins) centrally cancelled by diamond of dots and showing, on reverse, light "akyab/p.o." double-ring d.s. in red and arrival c.d.s.; the 2a. crossed by light vertical filing crease. Photo

Burma1855 (15 Aug.) mourning entire to Calcutta, bearing 1854 1a. Die I (cut-into) tied by manuscript "stamped" and diamond of dots, showing red receiver's h.s. below and, on reverse, "akyab/p.o." double-ring d.s. in red and arrival c.d.s.; the face panel a little creased and with central repaired vertical tear. Photo

Burma1856 (30 Mar.) entire from Akyab to London, bearing 1854 1a. Die I (just clear at top to large margins) and 1855 8a. on blued paper, both tied by "B/5" obliterator, showing framed "india paid" (additionally tying the 1a.), arrival Paid c.d.s. (14.5) and, on reverse, clear "akyab/p.o." double-ring d.s. with Dacca and Calcutta transit datestamps, all in red; some light discolouration around adhesives, the 1a. crossed by pressed horizontal filing crease and small piece missing from reverse, nevertheless a very rare mixed-issue franking. Photo

Burma1856 (30 July) small envelope (opened-out) from Tongnoo to "Major Phayre, Commissioner of Burmah, Rangoon", bearing 1854 ½a. Die I (small and a little age-stained) tied by indistinct "B/181 and showing alongside fine "toungoo/p.o." double-ring d.s. in red with similar strike for Rangoon (6.8) on reverse. Photo

Burma1857 (May) small envelope from Moulmein to Calcutta bearing, on reverse, 1854 ½a. Die I (a little stained) tied by partly legible "B/127" obliterator and red arrival c.d.s. and showing, on face, legible "moulmein/p.o." double-rig d.s. in red. Photo

Burma1859 (1 Jan.) envelope from Rangoon to Ireland, marked "via Southampton", bearing 1856 2a. pair tied by fine "B/156" obliterator, showing framed "india paid", London and arrival datestamps and, on reverse, "rangoon/ship letter/paid" and Calcutta datestamps; the envelope with tears along top caused through opening. Photo

Burma1864 (2 Feb.) envelope from Moulmein to England, marked "Via Marseilles", bearing 1856 1a. pair, 4a. black and 1860 8p., the first three crossed by penstrokes and all neatly cancelled by fine "B/127" obliterator, showing "moulmein/p.o." double-ring d.s. in red alongside, framed "india paid", manuscript "1/-" in red and, on reverse, Calcutta, Bombay and arrival datestamps. A delightful franking. Photo

Burma1865 (8 Sept.) envelope from Thayetmyo to Ireland, marked "Via Southampton, Paid", bearing 1865 1a. and 2a. (another stamp has been cut out) tied by fine "B/179" obliterator and showing, on reverse, "thayetmyo/p.o." double-ring d.s. in red, Calcutta and arrival datestamps; the envelope with flap missing and seal cut away. A rare cancellation. Photo

Burma1865 (11 Sept.) double rate entire letter from Moulmein to Calcutta, marked "per St Cashmere", bearing 1865 2a. cancelled by "B/127" obliterator, showing "moulmein/p.o." double-ring d.s. in red alongside with arrival datestamp (19.9) on reverse. Photo

Burma1873 (17 Feb.) envelope from Rangoon to Bristol, marked "Via Brindisi", bearing 1865 1a. vertical pair and 1866 4a., both crossed by ink lines and tied by "rangoon/r-1" duplex and showing, on reverse, Calcutta and arrival (16.3) datestamps. Photo

Burma1876 (22 July) envelope registered from Rangoon to Calcutta, bearing 1865 1a. and 1866 4a., both tied by superb diamond of bars, showing large part "rangoon" c.d.s. and "registered/rangoon" d.s.; the envelope with some minor stains and other small faults. Photo

Burma1876 (12 Aug.) envelope to Calcutta bearing, on reverse, 1872 ½a. tied by diamond of bars, showing "prome" c.d.s., Registration h.s. with manuscript "Prome" and date inserted, Rangoon transit d.s. and arrival c.d.s.; the back panel with small piece missing at centre. Photo

Burma1881 (10 July) envelope to England, bearing 1866 4a. and 1873 ½a., both tied by manuscript lines and diamond of bars, showing "prome" c.d.s. alongside with arrival datestamp on reverse. Photo

Burma1883 (31 Mar.) envelope from Tongnoo to England, bearing 1866 4a. and 1873 ½a. tied by diamond of bars and showing, on reverse, fine "tounghoo" c.d.s. partly overstruck by Cheltenham arrival datestamp. Photoprovenance:Gerald Sattin, March 1985

Burma1886 (Dec.) envelope from Minboo to India, bearing 1885 ½a. pair tied by manuscript lines and "r" in circle of bars and showing, on reverse, "minboo", Rangoon and arrival datestamps. Photo

BurmaUndated ¼a. stationery card addressed locally, envelope (opened-out) to Rander bearing 1a. and another envelope (truncated at right) to Bombay bearing ½a., all cancelled by diamond of bars and showing "moulmein" datestamp alongside

Burma1892-57 collection of covers including 1892 (July) 2a. registered envelope from Insein to London uprated with 1a. and 4a., airmails with 1927 (July) KLM flight from Rangoon to Calcutta with special label (envelope a little foxed), 1928 (Feb.) from Calcutta to Rangoon with special label, 1931 (Jan.) Air Orient Calcutta to Rangoon, 1931 (Apr.) Imperial Airways London to Rangoon (2), 1931 (May) experimental flight Calcutta to Rangoon, 1933 (Oct.) Rangoon to Akyab (2) and to India (2), 1934 (7 Oct.) envelope (opened-out) with framed "too late for airmail/rangoon" d.s., various wartime flights...

Labuan1879 (May) 2c. blue-green, 6c. orange-brown, 12c. carmine and 16c. blue, each a top marginal example handstamped "specimen" (Type D8), all mounted in the selvedge only. Wonderfully fresh and very rare. S.G. 1-4. Photoprovenance:Marcus Samuel

Labuan1879 (May) 12c. carmine showing no right foot to second Chinese character (R.2/3), centred to left, neatly cancelled by circle of dots in red, the odd shortish perf at left, fine used. Only 147 possible. S.G. 3a, £1600. Photo

Labuan1879 (May) 16c. blue, [9], handstamped "specimen" (Type D8), fresh with traces of gum, some trimmed perfs at left but rare. S.G. 4s. Photoprovenance:Marcus Samuel

Labuan1879 (May) 16c. blue block of four from the left of the sheet with full margins, [1-2/6-7], mounted in the selvedge only, one with blue offsets on reverse, fresh and fine. S.G. 4, £280

Labuan1880-82 CC 6c. orange-brown and 10c. brown, both handstamped "Specimen" (Type LA1), the former without gum and thinned, the latter with part original gum. S.G. 6, 8. Photo

Labuan1883 CA 40c. amber handstamped "Specimen", part original gum, a few minor perforation blemishes though still fine and of fresh appearance. S.G. 21. Photo

Labuan1883 CA 40c. amber, a complete sheet (5x2) with watermark reversed from the August 1882 first printing (210 sheets) with wide margins, mounted in the selvedge only, a fraction toned but rare. S.G. 21x, £350+

Labuan1885 (June) "2 cents" on 8c. carmine pair with watermark normal (not reversed), unused with large part original gum, the left stamp fine, the right stamp thin spot and unobtrusive diagonal crease. A rare multiple. S.G. 23x, £800. Photo

Labuan1885 (June) "2 cents" on 16c. blue with watermark inverted, unused with traces of gum, fine. Rare. S.G. 24w, £1100. Photo

Labuan1892-93 no watermark 6c. bright green, variety imperforate between stamp and margin at top, neatly cancelled by oval of bars, fine. Rare. S.G. 40var. Photo

Labuan1896 25c. green, 50c. maroon and $1 blue in blocks of four, all with overprint omitted, fresh with large part original gum, all with some shortish perfs and one 25c. with small adhesion, otherwise fine and attractive. S.G. 80a-82a, £460+

Labuan1896 (Sept.) Jubilee 1c. to 6c. in horizontal strips of four, each overprinted "specimen" (Type NB4), large part original gum, fine. Rare and attractive multiples. S.G. 83s-87s

Labuan1896 (Sept.) Jubilee 1c. black and grey-mauve strip of three, the centre stamp with variety "jebilee" (R.8/7), cancelled to order with oval of bars, the left stamp with thin otherwise fine. S.G. 83/c, £300

Labuan1902-03 "Crown" 25c. black and greenish blue error of colour, neatly cancelled to order with part oval of bars as always, fine. S.G. 126b, £600. Photo

Labuan1904 (Dec.) "4/cents" on 50c. maroon horizontal pair, variety surcharge double with the right stamp showing only the "s" of the second impression at left, unused with large part original gum (slightly toned), the right stamp with small stain on reverse not affecting fine appearance. A rare multiple from columns 9-10 of the one sheet of 50 that existed. R.P.S. Certificate (1999). S.G. 136a, £750. Photoprovenance:Patrick Cassels

Labuan1904 (Dec.) "4/cents" on 50c. maroon, variety surcharge double, unused with large part original gum (slightly yellowish as usual), fine. S.G. 136a, £375. Photo

LabuanPostage Dues1901 2c. to 24c. set of nine, all perf 13½-14 except 8c. and 18c. which are perf 14½-15, unused with large part original gum or full original gum, good colours, the odd minor blemish though a much above average set. S.G. D1-D9, £450

LabuanPostage Dues1901 2c. black and green, variety overprint double, fresh and fine unused with large part original gum. S.G. D1a, £275

LabuanJapanese Occupationovers1942 (2 Oct.) locally addressed envelope bearing Straits Settlements 8c. grey diagonally overprinted in red and clearly tied by "labuan" double-ring d.s. (Type D11); the envelope with piece torn away through opening at left. Rare. B.P.A. Certificate (1994). Photo

LabuanJapanese OccupationCovers1942 (10 Nov.).) locally addressed envelope bearing Straits Settlements 8c. grey diagonally overprinted in bright red and tied by light but legible "labuan" double-ring d.s. (Type D11); the envelope with central vertical fold. Rare. Photo

LabuanJapanese OccupationCovers1943 (1 Oct.) envelope from Taiping (Perak) to Labuan, bearing Negri Sembilan 5c. with black chop and Japan 3s. (defective) tied by "taiping" double-ring d.s. (Type D21), showing violet censor chop and, on reverse, Labuan arrival d.s. (Type D11; over two months later than recorded); the envelope a little soiled. Very rare. Photo

LabuanJapanese OccupationCovers1945 (3 May) locally addressed envelope, bearing North Borneo 8c. tied by fair strike of Japanese c.d.s. (Type JD3) and showing Censor chop at lower left. Rare. Photoprovenance:Patrick Cassels, November 2006

LabuanJapanese OccupationCoversIncoming Mail1944 (28 Dec.) envelope from Singapore to Labuan, bearing Pictorial 8c. tied by Japanese c.d.s. and showing violet censor chop at left, no arrival datestamp; the envelope a little creased at top. Photo

LabuanCovers and Cancellations1868 (1 Aug.) unstamped envelope to USA, marked "Via England" and "Paid" in red crayon, rated "1/8", showing mainly fine strike of second type "labuan" c.d.s. (Type D2), London Paid (28.9) and New York (10.10) transit datestamps and "3/cents" accountancy handstamp, all in red; some very minor soiling. A very rare and important early letter. Photoprovenance:Charles Taylor, May 1990Patrick Cassels, April 2008

LabuanCovers and Cancellations1882 (17 July) 4c. stationery card to Hull, cancelled by circle of dots (Type K1; latest recorded date of use) and showing fine "labuan" c.d.s. (Type D4; earliest recorded date of use) alongside. Very fine and rare. Photoprovenance:Commander M. Burnett, October 1984Spink auction, March 1997Patrick Cassels, April 2008

LabuanCovers and Cancellations1888 (28 May) envelope registered to the Duke of Parma in Switzerland, marked "via Brindisi", bearing 1885-86 8c. deep violet and 10c. sepia sharing nine-bar oval obliterator, showing Labuan c.d.s. (Type D5), "R" in oval and red London Registered transit d.s. with Zurich and arrival (9.7) datestamps on reverse. A very scarce commercial usage. Photoprovenance:Patrick Cassels, June 2004

LabuanCovers and Cancellations1891 (20 June) envelope to Singapore, bearing 1885-86 2c. strip of four tied by nine-bar oval obliterator, showing light Labuan c.d.s. with clear arrival datestamp (24.6) on reverse. Neat and attractive. Photo

LabuanCovers and Cancellations1891 (30 Oct.) "Lloyd-Owell" envelope to Berkhamstead, bearing 1891 (July) 6c. on 8c. mauve tied by nine-bar oval and showing Labuan c.d.s. (Type D5) alongside with arrival datestamp on reverse, fine. Photo

LabuanCovers and Cancellations1893 (12 Jan.) envelope (part flap missing) registered to London, bearing 1892 (Dec.) "two/cents" on 40c. strip of three (2), [3-5] and [6-8], both cancelled by nine-bar ovals, showing Labuan c.d.s., "R" in oval, "registered/no" h.s. and arrival datestamp, fine. A rare franking. Photoprovenance:Christie's Singapore auction, March 1994

LabuanCovers and Cancellations1893 (3 Mar.) envelope to Belgium, bearing 1892 (Dec.) 6c. on 16c. grey tied by nine-bar oval and showing Labuan c.d.s. alongside with Antwerp arrival datestamp (11.6) on reverse. A rare franking. R.P.S. Certificate (2011) states stamp lifted and cover restored. Photoprovenance:Spink auction, March 1997

LabuanCovers and Cancellations1893 (27 Mar.) envelope registered to Gloucester, bearing 1892 6c. bright green strip of three (the first with no dot at upper left) cancelled by heavy nine-bar ovals, showing Labuan c.d.s. alongside, "R" in oval, "registered/no" h.s., London transit d.s. and, on reverse, arrival c.d.s.; the envelope with light vertical fold. Scarce. Photoprovenance:Milo D. Rowell, October 1982

LabuanCovers and Cancellations1894 (24 Feb.) OHMS envelope registered to Belgium, bearing 1892-93 6c. bright green and 10c. brown, both tied by nine-bar oval, showing Labuan c.d.s., "R" in oval, "registered/no" h.s. and, on reverse, Brussels and Antwerp arrival (24.3) c.d.s.; the envelope slightly truncated at left. An unusual franking to this destination. Photoprovenance:Patrick Cassels, April 2008

LabuanCovers and Cancellations1894 (9 Apr.) "Mitford" envelope registered to London, bearing 1891-92 6c. on 8c. mauve pair tied by light Labuan c.d.s. with another strike alongside, showing "R" in oval, "registered/no" h.s. and red arrival c.d.s.; the envelope with flap missing. Photo

LabuanCovers and Cancellations1894 (21 May) envelope registered to the German Consulate General in Constantinople, bearing 1894 Pictorial 18c. neatly tied by Labuan c.d.s., showing "R" in oval and, on reverse, Austrian Post Office arrival c.d.s. (31.8); envelope with light horizontal crease towards foot. A fine commercial franking to a most unusual destination. Photo

LabuanCovers and Cancellations1895 (14 Mar.) double rate envelope registered to Hong Kong, bearing 1892 2c. rose-lake strips of three (2) and a pair, all tied by Labuan c.d.s., showing "R" in oval, "registered/no" h.s. and, on reverse, Singapore (19.3) and arrival datestamps. A rare and attractive franking. R.P.S. Certificate (1975). Photoprovenance:Milo D. Rowell, October 1992

LabuanCovers and Cancellations1895 (2 Sept.) 3c. reply paid card to Persia, marked "Via Bombay and Bushire", cancelled by Labuan c.d.s., showing Singapore (6.9), Negapatam (20.9) and Kerman datestamps; some slight soiling. A rare commercial usage to a most unusual destination. Photo

LabuanCovers and Cancellations1896 (3 Mar.) envelope to Stockholm, bearing 1894-96 Pictorial 1c., 2c., 3c. and 1895 (June) 4c. on $1, all tied by Labuan c.d.s. and showing arrival datestamp on reverse. A neat and colourful franking. Photo

LabuanCovers and Cancellations1896 (18 July) mourning envelope registered to Winnipeg, Canada, bearing 1894-95 Pictorial 2c., 3c., 5c. and 1895 (June) 4c. on $1 (2), all tied by Labuan c.d.s., showing "R" in oval, London transit d.s. (20.8) with arrival c.d.s. (31.8) on reverse. A most attractive franking. Photo

LabuanCovers and Cancellations1897 (22 Feb.) OHMS envelope, complete with Avis De Reception form, registered to London and redirected to Ohio, USA, showing Labuan c.d.s. and oval-framed "R" in deep bluish ink, "registered/no" h.s. and two London Registered oval d.s. (one in red), all on face, New York transit oval d.s. in red on reverse. Rare and full of character. PhotoNote: The cover was sent by the Postmaster of Labuan, Walter W. Boyd, enclosing the form and requesting acknowledgement of receipt of a letter to the Very Rev. Prefect Apostolic of Labuan and founder of the Mill Hill Mission t...

LabuanCovers and Cancellations1897 (18 Aug.) envelope registered to Singapore, bearing 1896 Jubilee 8c. and 1897 Pictorial 1c. (2) and 8c. (perf faults at right), all tied by Labuan c.d.s., showing another strike alongside, "R" in oval, "registered/no" h.s. with arrival c.d.s. (25.8) on reverse; the adhesives with some minor foxing on perfs. Attractive. Photo

LabuanCovers and Cancellations1897 (Nov.) 1c. reply paid card from the Postmaster to Cape of Good Hope, uprated with 1896 Jubilee 3c. (perf faults at right), both cancelled by Labuan c.d.s. in blue and showing, on reverse, Cape Town and Fort Beaufort arrival datestamps. Photoprovenance:Charles Taylor, May 1990"Stolz", September 2011

LabuanCovers and Cancellations1898 (28 June) envelope registered to Austria, bearing 1895 (June) 10c. on $1, 1897 Pictorial 3c. and 5c., all tied Labuan c.d.s., showing another two strikes, "R" in oval, "registered/no" h.s. and, on reverse, Naples transit c.d.s. Attractive. Photo

LabuanCovers and Cancellations1899 (11 Oct.) commercial envelope to Portsmouth Va, USA, bearing 1897 Pictorial 1c. (2) and 5c. pair, all cancelled by light Labuan c.d.s., showing another strike on face with New York and arrival datestamps on reverse; the adhesives with some lightly stained perfs. Photo

LabuanCovers and Cancellations1903 (20 Jan.) North Borneo 1c. yellow-brown stationery card from W.E. Birch, Governor, to one of his four daughters in England, uprated with 1897 Pictorial 3c. cancelled by Labuan c.d.s. with another strike alongside; some creasing in upper left corner though a rare usage of North Borneo postal stationery in Labuan. Photoprovenance:Patrick Cassels, April 2008

LabuanCovers and Cancellations1903 (Nov.) envelope ex the "Abrahamson" correspondence registered to London, bearing 1902 Crown 4c. (6) tied by light Labuan c.d.s., showing framed registration h.s. in violet (R3) with arrival datestamp on reverse. Photo

LabuanCovers and CancellationsStraits Settlements used in Labuan1907 (14 Mar.) envelope ex the "Abrahamson" correspondence to London, bearing 1906-07 4c. on 12c. clearly tied by Labuan c.d.s., showing another clear strike alongside and Singapore transit d.s. (18.3) on reverse; the 4c. a little wrinkled and the envelope with central vertical fold. Photo

LabuanCovers and CancellationsStraits Settlements used in Labuan1907 (9 May) envelope registered to London, bearing 1906-07 3c., 4c. on 12c., 4c. on 16c. and 4c. on 18c., all neatly tied by Labuan c.d.s., showing framed registration h.s. with, on reverse, Singapore (13.5) and arrival (5.6) datestamps. Neat and attractive. Photo

LabuanCovers and CancellationsStraits Settlements used in Labuan1907 (4 June) envelope registered to Sandakan, bearing 1906-07 4c. on 12c. strip of six clearly tied by Labuan c.d.s., showing framed registration h.s. with, on reverse, Jesselton (6.6) and arrival (9.6) datestamps. A neat and attractive commercial franking. Photo

LabuanCovers and CancellationsStraits Settlements used in Labuan1908 (24 Apr.) envelope registered to Germany, bearing 1906-07 4c. on 12c., 4c. on 16c., 4c. on 18c., 8c. and 10c., all tied by Labuan c.d.s., showing framed registration h.s. with, on reverse, Singapore (11.5) and arrival (4.6) datestamps. Photo

LabuanCovers and CancellationsStraits Settlements used in Labuan1911 (18 Oct.) commercial envelope to London and redirected to Gibraltar, bearing KE 4c. tied by Labuan double-ring d.s. with another clear strike alongside, showing London machine d.s. (15.11) with Gibraltar arrival c.d.s. (19.11) on reverse. Photo

LabuanCovers and CancellationsStraits Settlements used in Labuan1914 (4 Jun) envelope to Ohio USA, bearing KE 4c. and KGV 1c. vertical strip of four, all tied by Labuan double-ring d.s., showing another strike on face with Singapore transit c.d.s. (8.6) on reverse. Photo

LabuanCovers and CancellationsStraits Settlements used in Labuan1941 (24 June) envelope to Sandakan, bearing KGVI 8c. tied by Labuan double-ring d.s., showing "passed by/censor" label at left tied by framed "passed by/17/censor/north borneo" in red, fine. Rare. Photo

LabuanCovers and CancellationsAustralian Forces1944-45 envelopes (4) to Australia, franked at 3d. (3) or 6d., cancelled by "nº6 aust base p.o./c", "field post office/037" (2) and "air force p.o./234" datestamps, the last with registration h.s. alongside and all with Censor cachet in violet

LabuanCovers and CancellationsAustralian Forces1944-45 envelopes (5) to Australia, franked at 3d. (3) or 6d. (2), cancelled by "nº6 aust base p.o./c", "field post office/037" (2, both censored), "aust. army p.o./239" and "air force p.o./234" datestamps, the last two with registration h.s. alongside and the last with oval "r.a.a.f. censor/962" cachet in violet

LabuanCovers and CancellationsIncoming Mail1904 (14 Mar.) Austria 5h. blue-green stationery card from Graz to Labuan, showing "penang to singapore" double-ring d.s. (16.4) with Labuan c.d.s. for 27 April and 5 July, manuscript "Try North Borneo" added in blue crayon with Kudat c.d.s. for 5 July and 10 July, manuscript "Try Sandakan" added in red crayon and with Sandakan c.d.s. for 11 July together with "unknown", "unclaimed" and "returned" handstamps (Types I10, I11 and I12), before the card was eventually returned and with Graz datestamp applied on eventual arrival; all markings remarkably st...

MalayaFederated Malay States1922-34 5c. die proof of the frame in black on glazed card (92x60mm.) marked "after striking", fine. Photo

MalayaFederated Malay States1922-34 $2 die proof of the frame in black on glazed card (92x60mm.) marked "F.M.S. 8881" and dated "24th March 1931", fine. Photo

MalayaFederated Malay States1922-34 $2 die proof of the frame in black on glazed card (92x53mm.) marked "after striking" and dated "31/3/31", fine. Photo

MalayaFederated Malay States1922-34 $5 die proof of the frame in black on glazed card (92x55mm.) marked "after striking" and dated "1/4/31", fine. Photo

MalayaJapanese OccupationJohore1943 "Kanji" overprint, 1c., 4c., 8c. and 12c. horizontal pairs and 10c. block of four, one in each showing second character sideways (R6/3), the 1c. to 8c. fresh and fine unmounted mint, the 10c. and 12c. with large part, slightly yellowish, gum. S.G. JD6-JD10/JD6a-JD10a, £2239

MalayaJapanese OccupationPenang1942 Apr.) Dai Nippon 15c. ultramarine with overprint inverted, fine mint. S.G. J84b, £425. Photo

MalayaJapanese OccupationSelangor1942 (Nov.) Exhibition 2c. orange and 8c. grey with margins at top, the 8c. with variety "c" for "g" in "selangor", both neatly tied by Exhibition datestamp on envelope from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca. S.G. J90, J91a

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

MalayaJapanese OccupationSingle Frame ChopsStraits Settlements 3c. green with Type A in black, fine with large part original gum. S.G. J149a, £425. Photo

MalayaJapanese OccupationSingle Frame ChopsNegri Sembilan $1 black and red on blue with Type H in brown, fine unused with large part original gum. R.P.S. Certificate (2004). S.G. J174b, £475. Photo

MalayaJapanese OccupationSingle Frame ChopsPahang 1c. black with Type A in violet, margin at left, a couple of shortish perfs otherwise fine mint. S.G. J176b, £425. Photo

MalayaJapanese OccupationSingle Frame ChopsPahang 5c. brown with Type E in brown, fine mint. S.G. J178b, £300

MalayaJapanese OccupationSingle Frame ChopsPahang 10c. dull purple with Type D in red (reddish brown), fine mint. S.G. J181a, £375. Photo

MalayaJapanese OccupationSingle Frame ChopsPahang 10c. dull purple with Type D in red (reddish brown), a couple of shortish perfs and some gum loss from hinge removal. B.P.A. Certificate (2011). S.G. J181a, £375

MalayaJapanese OccupationSingle Frame ChopsPerak 8c. grey with Type L in brown ("sepia"), a lower left corner example, unmounted mint; thin in selvedge. B.P.A. Certificate (1998). S.G. J194b, £475. Photo

MalayaJapanese OccupationSingle Frame ChopsPerak $1 black and red on blue with Type A in brown, fine mint. S.G. J203a, £450. Photo

MalayaJapanese OccupationSingle Frame ChopSelangor 8c. grey top right corner block of eight (4x2) with a little over-inked upright chop in violet, the odd very minor tone on reverse, fine unmounted mint. S.G. J213b, £400

MalayaJapanese Occupation"Kanji" OverprintsStraits Settlements 40c., Pahang 6c. (Type 20) on 5c., Perak 1c. (some split perfs and pencil notations in margins), Selangor 6c. (Type 23) on 5c. (backing paper adhering to reverse) and 12c. (one with sideways second character) and Malayan Postal Union 3c. (toned and some split perfs), each in a complete mint sheet of 100. Cat. £761

MalayaJapanese Occupation"Kanji" OverprintsNegri Sembilan 6c. (Type 21) on 5c. brown with margin at right, variety both overprint and surcharge inverted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. J268a, £275

MalayaThai OccupationKedah, Revenue Stamp1944 series of documents, all originally attached together, relating to land in Kampung Sirim, one bearing 1944 Syburi 10c. black on green cancelled by manuscript initials, also 1944 Avis de Reception card (light creases) showing "kulim/2487/syburi" c.d.s. (Proud Type Th.D6) with, on reverse, fine "padang serai/2487/syburi" c.d.s. (Type Th.D5) c.d.s. with manuscript "4/6" inserted. A rare group. Photo

MalayaJohore1891 (May) 2c. (Type 17) on 24c. green with variety "censt" (R.5/4), tied to small piece by almost complete circular "johore/Star and Crescent/bahru", fine. S.G. 17a, £500. Photo

MalayaJohore1896 (30 Nov.) envelope to India, bearing 1896 3c. tied by circular "bander maharani/Star and Crescent/muar", in combination with Straits Settlements 1892-99 8c. ultramarine tied by Singapore c.d.s. (30.11) and showing part Bander Maharani Muar c.d.s. in red with, on reverse, Singapore and arrival datestamps; the envelope very slightly reduced at right. Photo

MalayaJohore1904-10 die proof of the vignette with uncleared surround, in black on glazed card (92x60mm.) marked "before hardening" and dated "18 nov 03", fine. Photo

MalayaJohore1922-41 Script 10c. dull purple and yellow block of four on thin striated paper, unmounted mint (slight gum yellowing), fine. A scarce multiple. S.G. 112a, £520

MalayaJohore1922-41 $5 green and orange block of four on thin striated paper, fresh and fine unmounted mint. S.G. 124a, £360

MalayaKedahThai Occupation1895 (11 Aug.) 4a. stationery card from Alor Star to Penang, cancelled by very fine "kedah" c.d.s. (Type A) and showing arrival datestamp in opposite corner. R.P.S. Certificate (2019). Photo

MalayaKedahThai Occupation1906 (12 Feb.) 12a. letter card from Alor Star 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. R.P.S. Certificate (2019). Photo

MalayaKedahThai Occupation1906 (June) 4a. stationery card from Alor Star 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. R.P.S. Certificate (2019). Photoprovenance:Charles Stewart, June 1984

MalayaKedahThai Occupation1907 (7 Feb.) 4a. on 1½a. stationery card from Alor Star 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. R.P.S. Certificate (2019). Photoprovenance:Patrick Kearney

MalayaKedahThai Occupation1908 (5 Dec.) 4a. on 1½a. stationery card from Alor Star to Kuala Lumpur (underpaid 1a.), 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. R.P.S. Certificate (2019). Photo

MalayaKedahThai Occupation1909 (7 Jan.) envelope registered from Alor Star 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. R.P.S. Certificate (2019). Photo

MalayaKedah1912 MCA 30c., 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

MalayaKedah1922-40 Script, 1st printing, 1c. black with watermark inverted, lightly cancelled with part Exhibition cancel, a few shortish perfs at top, otherwise fine - the first recorded example. Also 1919-21 MCA 2c. (slightly washed appearance) with watermark inverted and reversed, lightly cancelled. Photo

MalayaKedah1965 (Nov.) Orchid 2c. with yellow (flower) omitted, fine unmounted mint. With normal for comparison. S.G. 116b, £275

MalayaKedah1965 (Nov.) Orchid 5c. with black (country name and head) omitted, fine unmounted mint. With normal for comparison. S.G. 117a, £325

MalayaKelantan1910 (6 Feb.) photographic picture postcard to Denmark, bearing Federated Malay States 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. R.P.S. Certificate (2019). Photo

MalayaNegri Sembilan1933-34 50c. Survey Department essays comprising Coat of Arms in vertical format se-tenant pair comprising Norris Types A (open sheafs of rice) and B (closed sheafs of rice) in black and blue on thin surfaced paper (76x129mm.); large format Coats of Arms se-tenant block of four comprising Types D (upper pair) and E in blue on thin surfaced paper (87x135mm.) plus Type D and E singles (4) in black on green and in red; and small format Coat of Arms (3) comprising Type J in black and in green and Type K in black; fine

MalayaNegri Sembilan1935-41 Script 6c. scarlet marginal plate number block of four from the foot of the sheet, the lower right stamp with variety stop omitted at right, one shortish perf otherwise fine mint (the lower pair with variety unmounted). A fine positional block. S.G. 27/a, £954+. Photo

MalayaPahang1898 50c. dull purple and greenish black, unused with part original flat gum as usual, good colour, fine. S.G. 21, £475. Photo

MalayaPahang1898 50c. green and black, unused with large part original gum, excellent colour, fine; Senf handstamp on reverse. S.G. 22, £300

MalayaPahang1898 $1 green and pale green, neatly cancelled with part 1899 datestamp, good colours; minor thin spot in top margin not affecting fine appearance. S.G. 23, £700. Photo

MalayaPahang1933-34 50c. Survey Department essays comprising Norris Types H, I, J and K block of four in black; Type O lower left corner block of four in black; Types H and L se-tenant pair in green; and Types J and M se-tenant pair in green; fine

MalayaPahang1935-41 Script 6c. scarlet lower right corner block of ten (5x2) with imprint, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 34, £320+

MalayaPenang1965 Orchid 15c. with margin at left, variety green (value and leaves) omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 71b, £700. Photo

MalayaPerak1896-99 $3 green and ochre, centrally cancelled by "ipoh/post office" squared-circle d.s. for 22 December 1899, good colour; one short perf at top and some very tiny abrasions, nevertheless an above average example of this scarce stamp. S.G. 78, £550. Photo

MalayaPerak1933-34 50c. Survey Department essays comprising Norris Type F in lilac and Type G in grey, brown and lilac, all in blocks of four on thin surfaced wove paper (150x115mm. approx) being complete impressions of the plate, fine

MalayaPerak1938-41 Script 2c. orange on striated paper, a block of thirty (3x10; some staining and adherences on reverse) from the right of the sheet with margins on three sides, and a used lower left corner block of six (3x2; "arrow" indicator affixed to bottom margin) with plate number, the lower right corner stamp in both showing malformed "2c". S.G. 105a, £360+

MalayaPerak1965 Orchid 15c. lower left corner block (2x3) with colour bars, the upper right stamp showing partial printing of green resulting in almost complete ommision of "15c" figures of value, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 168/var

MalayaSelangor1891 (May) 2c. on 24c. green vertical pair from rows 9-10 showing Types 38 and 39 se-tenant, unused with large part original gum; the upper stamp with slightly rounded corner and minor mark at top right, the lower stamp fine. S.G. 47/48, £450+

MalayaSelangor1892 (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

MalayaSelangor1965 Orchids 5c. with red (leaves etc.) omitted, fine unmounted mint. With normal for comparison. S.G. 138c, £375

MalayaStraits SettlementsEarly Letters1834 (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

MalayaStraits SettlementsEarly Letters1837 (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. Photo

MalayaStraits SettlementsEarly Letters1838 (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. Photo

MalayaStraits SettlementsEarly Letters1859 entire from Penang to Scotland, marked "Via Marseilles", bearing India 1856-64 1a. brown pair and 4a. black, cancelled by indistinct obliterator, showing "penang/p.o." double-ring d.s. in red at left with Forres arrival datestamp on reverse. Photo

MalayaStraits Settlements1867-72 CC 2c. 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

MalayaStraits Settlements1867-72 CC 4c. rose block of four, unused with large part original gum, fresh and fine. S.G. 12. Photo

MalayaStraits Settlements1880 (Mar.) "10/cents" on 30c. claret, type "jj" [R.8/5], mainly lightly cancelled, one short perf at foot and minor creasing at top, nevertheless a much above average example of this rare stamp which only occurs once in the setting. S.G. 32, £2500. Photo

MalayaStraits Settlements1880 (Apr.) "10" on 30c. claret vertical pair from rows 5 and 6 of the setting showing types "a" (lower stamp) and "c", unused with large part original gum and of good colour, the upper stamp with tiny thin spot and the lower with unobtrusive crease, neither of which affects fine appearance. S.G. 33/35, £1200+. Photoprovenance:"Asch", November 1991

MalayaStraits Settlements1880 (Apr.) "10" on 30c. claret vertical pair from R.5-6/6 of the setting showing types "b" (upper stamp) and "a", good colour, unused with part to large part original gum; the upper stamp with pinhole and the lower with paper flaw, nevertheless a rare multiple which only occurs once in the setting. S.G. 33/34, £625+. Photo

MalayaStraits Settlements1884 (Feb.) 8c. on 12c. blue, fresh and fine unused with part original gum. S.G. 74, £1200. Photo

MalayaStraits Settlements1902-03 3c. dull purple and orange with watermark inverted, lightly cancelled with indistinct datestamp, tiny corner crease otherwise fine. S.G. 111w, £425. Photo

MalayaStraits Settlements1904-10 MCA 4c. purple on red chalk-surfaced paper, a block of four with watermark inverted, fresh and fine unmounted mint. S.G. 129aw, £520

MalayaStraits Settlements1906-07 2c. black and green, perf 14½-15, lightly cancelled by Labuan c.d.s., two shortish perfs otherwise fine. S.G. 142a, £325

MalayaStraits Settlements1906-12 MCA $500 purple and orange overprinted "specimen", fresh colours and large part original gum, tiny tone speck on reverse mentioned for accuracy, fine. S.G. 169s, £4750. Photo

MalayaStraits Settlements1912-23 MCA 1c. blue-green with watermark inverted, fine and lightly cancelled. S.G. 193bw, £400. Photo

MalayaStraits Settlements1912-23 MCA 1c. black with watermark inverted, fine and lightly cancelled. S.G. 194w, £500. Photo

MalayaStraits Settlements1921-33 Script, prepared for use but not issued, 8c. carmine overprinted "specimen", part original gum (central hinge remnant), fine. S.G. 240es, £600. Photo

MalayaStraits SettlementsCovers and Cancellations1870 (5 Mar.) entire letter ex the Buckley correspondence from Singapore to Saddleworth, marked "Via Marseilles, per Fench Mail", bearing 1867 CC 32c. pale red with part firm's chop, tied by light "D14" duplex and showing Manchester datestamp on reverse. Neat and attractive. Photo

MalayaStraits SettlementsCovers and Cancellations1873 (2 Aug.) envelope from Singapore to Steamer Point, marked "Per French Mail", bearing 1867-72 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. Photo

MalayaStraits SettlementsCovers and Cancellations1878 (May) envelope from Singapore to Madrid, bearing 1867-72 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. Photoprovenance:George Dyer, November 1984

MalayaStraits SettlementsCovers and Cancellations1882 (6 Oct.) 4c. stationery card from Penang to London, clearly cancelled by "B/172" obliterator and showing fine "penang/paid" c.d.s. in red in opposite corner; card with light horizontal crease. Photo

MalayaStraits SettlementsCovers and Cancellations1887-88 envelopes (4) ex the Marsh correspondence from Penang to Cambridge with frankings of 10c. and 20c. (3, different make-ups), all adhesives tied by pen-strokes and cancelled by dumb obliterator with Penang c.d.s. alongside; one with some small stains and three with peripheral creases due to original contents. A good group

MalayaStraits SettlementsCovers and Cancellations1887 (18 July) envelope from Malacca to Singapore, bearing 1883 2c. tied by "B/172" obliterator and showing fine "malacca/paid" c.d.s. in red (Type PD3) with arrival datestamp on reverse; the envelope slightly truncated at right and with tear etc. at lower right. Photoprovenance:Milo D. Rowell, October 1992

MalayaStraits SettlementsCovers and Cancellations1922 (15 Apr.) envelope from Penang to Manchester, bearing 1922 Exhibition 4c. irregular strip of three tied by c.d.s. with uncancelled 1c. strip of four and 2c. strip of three on reverse, and showing fine framed "late fee paid" h.s. in violet (Type I56). Photoprovenance:Milo D. Rowell, May 1993

MalayaStraits SettlementsCovers and Cancellations1922 (22 Apr.) envelope registed to San Francisco, bearing 1922 Exhibition 1c. corner block of four, one with small "a", 2c. (small fault at foot), 8c., 10c. and 45c., all tied by "raffles hotel/singapore" double-ring d.s. and showing Singapore registration label handstamped "raffles hotel"; and 1931 (29 Apr.) envelope from Singapore to London, bearing Exhibition 25c. with unoverprinted 5c., 6c. and 12c. and showing airmail etiquette at lower left

MalayaTrengganu1921-41 Script $100 green and scarlet overprinted "specimen", fine with large part original gum. S.G. 47s, £1100. Photo

Malaysia1985-86 Products of Malaysia, imperforate proof sets in printer's folder for Johore, Kedah, Kelantan, Malacca (no 1c. and 2c.), Negri Sembilan, Pahang, Penang, Perak, Perlis, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor (no 1c.), Trengganu and Federal Territory

Malaysia1994 (July) Veterinary Services 30c., 50c. and RM1 imperforate horizontal pairs, plus 30c. top left corner block of six (3x2; three small tone spots on reverse, mainly in the selvedge) with the first column showing misplaced and double perfs at right and double perfs at the top of both, unmounted mint. ISC 525-527

Malaysia1994 (Sept.) unissued North-South Expressway 30c., 50c. and RM1 prepared for Philakorea, each in an imperforate vertical pair and perforated singles, fine unmounted mint

Malaysia1999 (Nov.) World Cup Golf miniature sheet, a complete imperforate proof with colour bars etc. on gummed watermarked paper, fine; also the issued miniature sheet. ISC MC-245M

Malaysia2002 (June) Tropical Birds, 30s. and RM1 in matching imperforate blocks of four with margin at right showing colour dots etc. and comprising two se-tenant pairs, fine unmounted mint. ISC MC-290

Malaysia2002 (Dec.) Tame of the Wild Stamp Week, four enlarged pencil drawings (240x180mm.) for proposed RM1 denomination by Teh Yew Kiang, all unissued designs, three depict birds and one depicts a cat; one with some fox spotting and another a little creased

Malaysia2002 (Dec.) Tame of the Wild Stamp Week, three enlarged pencil drawings (240x180mm.) by Teh Yew Kiang, comprising domestic cat (similar to issued 30c.), squirrel (similar to issued miniature sheet) and fish (similar to issued miniature sheet); all with traces of fox spotting

North Borneo1883 $1 scarlet block of four with part to large part original gum, some imperfections and faintly toned, nevertheless a scarce multiple of good appearance. S.G. 5, £720provenance:Patrick Cassels

North Borneo1888-92 ½c. magenta complete sheet (10x5; folded) from Transfer B of excellent colour, the odd minor tone otherwise fine unmounted mint, and ½c. rose complete imperforate sheet (10x5) from Transfer C and cancelled to order with oval of bars, fine. S.G. 36, 36a £475

North Borneo1889 $5 bright purple imperforate block of ten (5x2) from the lower half of the sheet with full margins, cancelled to order with oval of bars; light bend affecting [14/19] and some minor faults in selvedge. A rare and spectacular multiple. S.G. 49a, £375+

North Borneo1890 (Dec.) "Eight/Cents." on 25c. indigo, first printing with 3.5mm. spacing, a block of twenty (4x5) from the left of the sheet with full margins, fresh unmounted mint. S.G. 52, £2600+

North Borneo1891-92 "6/cents." on 1891 8c. yellow-green, variety surcharge inverted, fine unused without gum as normal. S.G. 55a, £475. Photo

North Borneo1891-92 "6/cents." on 1891 8c. yellow-green, a complete sheet (10x5) showing inverted "c" in cents" (R5/4), "cetns" for "cents" (R3/7) and large "s" in "cents" (R2/9), fresh and fine unused without gum as normal. S.G. 55/b/c/d, £2619+

North Borneo1891-92 "6/cents." on 1891 8c. yellow-green with margin at foot, variety inverted "c" in "cents", fine unused without gum as normal. S.G. 55b, £700. Photo

North Borneo1891-92 "6/cents." on 1891 8c. yellow-green, variety "cetns" for "cents", fine unused without gum as normal. S.G. 55c, £700. Photo

North Borneo1891-92 "6/cents." on 1891 8c. yellow-green, a complete sheet (10x5) from the third setting without side margins, one showing large "s" in "cents", fresh unused without gum as normal; a couple of minor faults in the last column otherwise fine. B.P.A. Certificate (1980). S.G. 55/d, £1671+

North Borneo1894 Pictorial 8c. black and dull purple, perf 13½-14, a left marginal block of four, variety imperforate between vertical pairs, cancelled to order with oval of bars, normal slightly ragged perfs, fine. S.G. 74ba, £600. Photo

North Borneo1894 (Jan.) $2 dull green, a complete sheet (10x5; folded) from Stone C, two with traces of hinge otherwise unmounted mint; some light gum creasing, fine. Ex Dr. Wood and on his original specially printed album page. S.G. 84, £1400+

North Borneo1897-1902 Pictorial 18c. black and green vertical pair, variety imperforate between, cancelled to order with oval of bars, fine. S.G. 108b, £350

North Borneo1916 (Feb.) 2c. on 3c. black and rose-lake, a left marginal block of twenty-five showing the complete setting with one showing variety "s" inverted (R2/5), fine unmounted mint. S.G. 186/a, £830+

North Borneo1916 (Feb.) 10c. on 12c. black and deep blue, a lower left corner block of twenty-five showing the complete setting, one with variety s" inverted (R2/5), some split perfs at top, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 188/a, £1620+

North Borneo1918 (Aug.) Red Cross 12c.+2c. black and deep bright blue, a marginal example with variety surcharge inverted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 224a, £600. Photo

North Borneo1922 Exhibition 3c. rose-lake, a block of twenty-five showing the complete late setting with stop after "exhibition" (R5/4), a couple of insignificant tones, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 256/a, £464

North Borneo1922 Exhibition 12c. deep blue, variety stop after "exhibition", plated examples from all five positions (2/7, 4/7, 6/7, 8/7, 10/7), part to large part original gum, all lightly toned. S.G. 265a, £475

North BorneoCovers and Cancellations1889 Darvel Bay Trading Co. Ltd. envelope from Sandakan to Hong Kong, bearing 1888-92 10c. blue tied by slightly heavy oval of bars and showing, on reverse, arrival c.d.s. (2.1.90), Photoprovenance:Milo D. Rowell, October 1992

North BorneoCovers and Cancellations1891 (18 Apr.) envelope ex the "Barnard" correspondence from Sandakan to England, bearing 1886-87 1c. orange (4) and 2c. brown pair, all neatly cancelled by oval of bars, showing fine Sandakan c.d.s. in red alongside with arrival datestamp (25.5) on reverse. A neat and attractive franking. A very scarce franking. Photo

North BorneoCovers and Cancellations1891 (28 Apr.) "O.S." envelope (182x97mm.; a little truncated at right) registered from Sandakan to USA, showing superb 49mm. double-ring "post office/Arms/sandakan" in red, fine "sandakan" c.d.s. (Type D4) in red, framed registration h.s. (Type R2) and, on reverse, New York (19.6), Boston (20.6) and arrival datestamps. Very unusual. PhotoNote: North Borneo joined the U.P.U. on 1 January 1891. Under U.P.U. regulations letters on Post Office business were free of postage.provenance:Patrick Cassels, April 2008

North BorneoCovers and Cancellations1892 (28 July) double rate envelope from Sandakan to Germany, marked "Via Hong Kong", bearing 1892 6c. lake pair cancelled by oval of bars (Type K4), showing red Sandakan c.d.s. (Type D3) alongside with, on reverse, Hong Kong transit (3.8) and Hannover arrival datestamps. A fine commercial franking. Photo

North BorneoCovers and Cancellations1892 (28 Aug.) 1c. on 8c. stationery card to Germany uprated with 1891 8c. green, both cancelled by clear red "sandakan" c.d.s. (Type D4), showing framed registration h.s. (Type (R2), Berlin arrival c.d.s. (3.10) and, on reverse, Hong Kong transit d.s. (29.8). A most unusual routing and a fine example of the 3c. postcard rate plus 6c. registration fee which became effective on 1 July 1891. Photoprovenance:Patrick Cassels, April 2008

North BorneoCovers and Cancellations1892 (29 Oct.) envelope addressed to Batu Putch Estate, showing two strikes of the very rare circular "Lion/postage paid/1 cent" h.s. (Type PD2; earliest recorded date), one struck over red Sandakan c.d.s., fine. Photoprovenance:Patrick Cassels, April 2008

North BorneoCovers and Cancellationsc.1892 "Official Gazette" newspaper wrapper addressed to "Perak Museum, Straits Settlements", showing good to fine strike of the rare circular "Lion/postage paid/1 cent" h.s. (Type PD2), fine. Photo

North BorneoCovers and Cancellationsc.1892 "British North Borneo Herald" newspaper wrapper, addressed locally at Sandakan, showing fine strike of rare circular "sandakan/one/cent./postage paid" h.s. (Type PD4 State 1); a little soiled and creased. Photo

North BorneoCovers and Cancellations1893 (4 July) envelope registered fro Sandakan to London, bearing 1892 6c. lake pair tied by oval of bars and red London arrival d.s. (14.8), showing Sandakan c.d.s. alongside and framed registration h.s.; the pair with some slightly stained perfs. Photo

North BorneoCovers and Cancellations1893 (17 Aug.) "s.a. korczki" envelope to Germany, bearing 1892 6c. lake tied by oval of bars with Sandakan c.d.s. alongside and showing arrival d.s. on reverse. A neat and clean franking. Photoprovenance:Lars Parsbro, April 2007

North BorneoCovers and Cancellations1893 (14 Dec.) envelope to Deli, Netherlands East Indies, bearing 1892 6c. lake tied by oval of bars and showing red Sandakan c.d.s. alongside with, on reverse, N.I. Agent Singapore squared-circle (26.12), Singapore (26.12) and Medan (30.12) transit datestamps; the envelope with some minor peripheral soiling. Photoprovenance:Lars Parsbro, April 2007

North BorneoCovers and Cancellations1894 (12 June) Austrian 2kr. stationery card from Trieste to Sarawak, uprated with 3kr., showing Singapore transit c.d.s. (8.8) and extremely rare framed "mis-sent to sandakan" h.s. (Type I3) with, on reverse, Sandakan c.d.s. (3.8). One of three recorded examples. Photoprovenance:Patrick Cassels, April 2008

North BorneoCovers and Cancellations1895 (29 Aug.) envelope to Canton, bearing 1894 Pictorial 2c., 3c. and 5c. tied by "kudat" c.d.s. (Type D2) and showing, on reverse, Hong Kong (12.9) and arrival datestamps. Attractive. A fine and early example of the 10c. letter rate introduced on 1 July. Photo

North BorneoCovers and Cancellations1895 (19 Nov.) envelope ex the "Dunlop" correspondence to Edinburgh, bearing 1883 2c. red-brown tied by oval of bars, in combination with Straits Settlements 1882 10c. slate cancelled by undated "singapore/po" h.s., showing red Sandakan c.d.s. and Singapore datestamp (1.12) with arrival c.d.s. (3.1.86) on reverse. A very rare combination franking and only the second recorded with the oval of 14 bars. Photoprovenance:Charles Taylor, May 1990

North BorneoCovers and Cancellations1897 (10 Mar.) envelope registered to France, bearing 1894 Pictorial 8c. and 1895 10c. on $1 (crease at top due to being affixed over top edge), both clearly tied by Sandakan c.d.s., showing framed registration h.s., "modane a paris" c.d.s. (16.4) in red and arrival d.s. on reverse. A fine commercial franking. Photo

North BorneoCovers and Cancellations1899 (8 May) double rate envelope to England, bearing 1897 Pictorial 2c. and 3c. vertical pair, both tied by "lahad datu" c.d.s. (Type D2) and showing, on reverse, Sandakan transit d.s. (10.5). A rare cancellation. Photoprovenance:Patrick Cassels, April 2008

North BorneoCovers and Cancellations1903 (23 Oct.) 1c. stationery card to Holland, uprated with 1901 British Protectorate 1c. and 2c., all cancelled by "tawao" (Type D2), showing Sandakan (26.10) and arrival (27.11) datestamps; the card with corner crease at lower left. Photo

North BorneoCovers and Cancellations1904 (19 Nov.) envelope to Kuching, bearing 1897 Pictorial 4c. and 1901 British Protectorate 5c., both cancelled by "kudat" c.d.s., showing another strike alongside dated 21 November and, on reverse, Kudat (19.11), Labuan (22.11), Singapore (28.11) and arrival (1.12) datestamps. A fine commercial cover illustrating the 4c. Imperial letter rate plus 5c. Late Fee. Photo

North BorneoCovers and Cancellations1904 (30 Dec.) envelope ex the "Wheatly" correspondence registered to New York, bearing 1897 Pictorial 4c. and 1901 British Protectorate 5c. strip of three, all tied by Sandakan c.d.s., showing registration d.s. and, on reverse, Singapore (9.1), London (4.2) and arrival (13.2) datestamps. Photo

North BorneoCovers and Cancellations1906 (20 Oct.) 1c. stationery card to Ceylon, uprated with 1897 Pictorial 3c., both clearly cancelled by "tenom" squared-circle d.s. with Singapore (29.10) and Colombo (3.11) datestamps alongside and Jesselton c.d.s. (23.10) on reverse; the card with two pressed and strengthened vertical creases not affecting appearance. Photo

North BorneoCovers and Cancellations1907 (11 Apr.) 1c. stationery card registered to Germany, uprated with 1897 Pictorial 3c. and 1901 British Protectorate 1c., 4c. and 6c. (some stained perfs), all cancelled by "lahad datu" c.d.s., showing framed registration d.s., Sandakan (12.4) and Naples transit datestamps, and Marburg arrival d.s. Attractive. Photo

North BorneoCovers and Cancellations1907 (22 Oct.) 1c. reply half of reply paid card from Jesselton to Tenom, uprated with 1901 British Protectorate 1c. cancelled by light despatch c.d.s. and showing fine "tenom" squared-circle arrival d.s. Photoprovenance:"Stolz", September 2011

North BorneoCovers and Cancellations1908 (11 Nov.) commercial envelope registered to Vienna, bearing 1901 British Protectorate 10c. vertical pair (some stained perfs) tied by "lahad datu" c.d.s., showing registration d.s. and, on reverse, Sandakan (14.11) and arrival datestamps. Photoprovenance:Malcolm Burnett, October 1984Milo D. Rowell, October 1992

North BorneoCovers and Cancellations1908 (21 Dec.) 1c. stationery card from Sandakan to Lahad Datu, bearing 1901 British Protectorate 1c. cancelled by large seven bar oval as used on late letters and showing despatch and arrival datestamps below. A fine example of the late letter box usage. Photo

North BorneoCovers and Cancellations1909 (1 July) 3c. stationery card to Holland, uprated with 1901 British Protectorate 1c. (some lightly stained perfs), both clearly cancelled by "tawao" c.d.s. with year inverted and showing Sandakan (3.7) and arrival (14.8) datestamps. Photo

North BorneoCovers and Cancellations1910 (Jan.) envelope to New York, bearing 1909 Pictorial 1c., 4c. and 5c. cancelled by two strikes of Kudat c.d.s., one dated 2 January and the other 3 January, and showing another strike below dated 4 January. Unusual. Photoprovenance:Patrick Cassels, April 2008

North BorneoCovers and Cancellations1912 (1 Apr.) 1c. stationery card to Jesselton, uprated with 1909 1c., both clearly cancelled by "beaufort/b.n.b." c.d.s. and showing legible arrival datestamp (2.4). Photo

North BorneoCovers and Cancellations1914 (2 May) 1c. stationery card to Labuan, uprated with 1909 1c., both cancelled by Jesselton c.d.s. and showing arrival datestamp (3.5). Photo

North BorneoCovers and Cancellations1914 (12 Aug.) envelope registered to Zurich, marked "via Singapore", bearing 1909 10c. and 20c. on 18c., both tied by "lahad datu" c.d.s., showing legible registration d.s. and, on reverse, Jesselton (17.8), Singapore (25.8), Naples (16.9) and arrival (17.9) datestamps; envelope with light vertical fold clear of adhesives. Photo

North BorneoCovers and Cancellations1919 (July) envelope to Rabat, French Morocco, bearing 1909 5c. (2) tied by Jesselton c.d.s. and showing, on reverse, Singapore transit d.s. (5.8); the envelope a fraction soiled. A rare and most unusual destination. Photo

North BorneoJapanese OccupationIssued Stamps1942 (Sept.) 1c. to $5 set of fifteen, the 8c. with overprint in black, the others in violet, fine mint and in much above average condition. S.G. J1-J15, £4765. Photo

North BorneoJapanese OccupationIssued Stamps1942 War Tax 1c. and 2c., both with black overprint, fine used. S.G. J16-J17, £975. Photo

North BorneoJapanese OccupationIssued Stamps1942 War Tax 1c. horizontal pair, the right stamp with overprint double, fine used. S.G. J16/var, £650+. Photo

North BorneoJapanese OccupationIssued Stamps1943 (Apr.) 4c. red block of thirty-two (10x3, with an extra pair at upper right), tied to large piece by eleven good to fine strikes of Sibu Japanese c.d.s. in violet for 9 August 1943; one stamp at top right defective and a few minor creases. A spectacular franking. S.G. J18. Photo

North BorneoJapanese OccupationIssued Stamps1944 (Sept.) 2c. purple and greenish blue block of fifty (10x5) being the lower half of the sheet with full margins, showing two complete impressions of the setting of twenty-five, unmounted mint. S.G. J21, £400+

North BorneoJapanese OccupationIssued Stamps1944 (May) $2 on 1c. green and red-brown, marginal, fine mint. Rare. S.G. J33, £6000. Photo

North BorneoJapanese OccupationIssued Stamps1944 (May) $5 on $1 brown and carmine, fine unused with large part original gum. Initialled "MDR" on reverse. Rare. R.P.S. Certificate (1999). S.G. J34, £5000. Photo

North BorneoJapanese OccupationIssued Stamps1944-45 on Japan, 1s., 2s. and 15s. blocks of six (3x2), 3s. block of fifteen, 4s. block of nine, 5s., 6s., 20s., 25s., 50s. and 1y. blocks of ten (5x2), 10s. and 30s. blocks of four and 15s. block of six, all marginal with imprint, also non-marginal 8s. block of four; fresh and fine mint. A rare group of multiples. S.G. J35-J48, £4276

North BorneoJapanese OccupationIssued Stamps1944-45 on Japan, 2s., 3s., 5s., 6s., 8s., 10s. and 15s. complete unmounted mint sheets (10x10), some with faults in margin (6s. missing two pieces at top left) otherwise fine. Rare. Cat. £9100 approx

North BorneoJapanese OccupationIssued Stamps1944-45 on Japan, 6s. orange vertical trip of four with margin at top, variety overprint double, one inverted, fine unmounted mint. A very rare multiple. B.P.A. Certificate (2002). S.G. J40a, £2600. Photo

North BorneoJapanese OccupationIssued Stamps1944 (Sept.) 2c., 3c., 8c., 10c., 12c. and 15c., all with additional Japanese Type 1 handstamp in violet, plus 10c. (3) with additional handstamp in black, some a fraction gum toned and the 3c. with small stain on reverse, otherwise fine mint. Cat. £3450. Photo

North BorneoJapanese OccupationIssued Stamps1944 (Sept.) 2c., 3c. (blunt top left corner) and 8c., each with additional Type 1 handstamp in black, all cancelled by part Miri Japanese type c.d.s.; also 6c. with dubious additional h.s. Photo

North BorneoJapanese OccupationCovers and Cancellations1942/43 locally addressed Jesselton envelope bearing unoverprinted War Tax 2c. (2) tied by violet Japanese c.d.s., no other markings, fine. R.P.S. Certificate (1981). Photo

North BorneoJapanese OccupationCovers and Cancellations1942 (30 Sept.) "memo" bearing Postage Due 2c. brown pair with black overprint tied by "jesselton/registration" double-ring d.s. (Type R11) with another strike alongside. Extremely rare, only two other forms are known. S.G. JD1, £12,000+. Photoprovenance:Milo Rowell, June 1998

North BorneoJapanese OccupationCovers and Cancellations1942 (17 Dec.) envelope from Sandakan, bearing 1942 (Sept.) Pictorial 4c. with black handstamp and War Tax 1c., both clearly tied by Japanese Type JD1 c.d.s. in violet and showing censor chop alongside; the envelope with some creases clear of adhesives. B.P.A. Certificate (1993). Photo

North BorneoJapanese OccupationCovers and Cancellations1944 (10 Feb.) envelope from Jesselton to Singapore, bearing 1943 Pictorial 8c. tied by Japanese Type JD5 c.d.s. and showing censor chop in red below; light vertical folding crease. Photoprovenance:Milo D. Rowell, March 1996

North BorneoJapanese OccupationCoversIncoming Mail1945 (5 May) envelope from Kuala Lumpur to Jesselton, bearing Kanji on Perak 5c. pair tied by Kuala Lumpur Station Street Japanese c.d.s. (Type JD2) and showing violet censor chop alongside; envelope with small piece missing from lower left corner. 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 (Mar.) 3c. brown on yellow block of six (3x2), unused with some patchy gum, two in the lower row with some stained perfs, most noticeably on reverse, otherwise fine. S.G. 1, £330

Sarawak1892 (May) "one/cent" on 3c. brown on yellow, a marginal vertical strip of three, variety imperforate horizontally, unused without gum; horizontal crease between second and third stamps and between stamp and margin, neither of which affects appearance. S.G. 27c, £750+. Photoprovenance:Joseph Wong Choon Wing, June 2007

Sarawak1895 Perkins Bacon 2c. imperforate colour trials comprising brown-red pair and single and green, black, violet and brown singles, the green without gum, the others with part to large part gum, fine

Sarawak1895 (Feb.-Sept.) Perkins Bacon imperforate colour trials, 2c. 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 Perkins Bacon 4c. black lower right corner block of eighteen (6x3) without gum, imperforate between stamps and margin at right, a little soiled and with some split perfs. S.G. 29

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

Sarawak1899-1908 "postage postage" IssueImperforate Plate Proofs3c. dull purple pair on gummed unwatermarked paper, fine. Photo

Sarawak1899-1908 "postage postage" IssueImperforate Plate Proofs4c. rose-carmine pair on gummed unwatermarked paper, fine. Photo

Sarawak1899-1908 "postage postage" IssueImperforate Plate Proofs12c. mauve marginal block of six (2x3) on gummed unwatermarked paper, light crease and tiny tear in selvedge, fine. Photo

Sarawak1899-1908 "postage postage" IssueImperforate Plate Proofs16c. chestnut and green marginal block of six (2x3) on gummed unwatermarked paper, three light diagonal gum bends, fine. Photo

Sarawak1899-1908 "postage postage" IssueImperforate Plate Proofs$1 rose-carmine and green pair on gummed unwatermarked paper, fine. Photo

Sarawak1918 16c. chestnut and green corner marginal imperforate plate proof block of fifteen (5x3) with plate number on gummed unwatermarked paper, fine. Photoprovenance:De La Rue archives, July 1976

Sarawak1918 25c. brown and blue corner marginal imperforate plate proof block of fifteen (5x3) with plate number on gummed unwatermarked paper, fine. Photoprovenance:De La Rue archives, July 1976

Sarawak1918 50c. olive-green and carmine corner marginal imperforate plate proof block of fifteen (5x3) with plate number on gummed unwatermarked paper, fine. Photoprovenance:De La Rue archives, July 1976

Sarawak1922-23 2c., 3c., 4c., 6c. pair and 8c., each overprinted "specimen" (Type SAR 3), fine mint. A rare group of Rajah presentation stamps. Photoprovenance:"Miri", March 1990

Sarawak1932 IssueWaterlow Imperforate File Proofs1c. indigo block of four with large margin at right, all with one or two punch holes, hinged to printer's presentation card, fine

Sarawak1932 IssueWaterlow Imperforate File Proofs5c. deep lake block of four, each with two punch holes, hinged to printer's presentation card, fine

Sarawak1932 IssueWaterlow Imperforate File Proofs6c. block of four with large margin at left, all with two punch holes, fine

Sarawak1932 IssueWaterlow Imperforate File Proofs12c. deep ultramarine block of four, each with two punch holes, hinged to printer's presentation card, fine

Sarawak1932 IssueWaterlow Imperforate File Proofs15c. chestnut block of four, each with two punch holes, hinged to printer's presentation card, fine

Sarawak1932 IssueWaterlow Imperforate File Proofs25c. orange-yellow and chestnut block of four with large margin at left, the block with central large punch hole, the upper pair light horizontal crease otherwise fine

Sarawak1932 IssueWaterlow Imperforate File Proofs30c. sepia and vermilion block of four with central large punch hole, affixed to printer's presentation card, fine

Sarawak1932 IssueWaterlow Imperforate File Proofs50c. carmine-red and olive-green block of four with large margin at right, the block with central large punch hole, affixed to printer's presentation card, fine

Sarawak1932 IssueWaterlow Imperforate File Proofs$1 green and carmine block of four with large margin at left, the block with central punch hole, affixed to printer's presentation card, fine

Sarawak1932 IssueWaterlow Imperforate File Proofs$1 green and carmine and frame only in carmine, both in a block of four with central punch, the top right stamp of the complete design showing printer's correction ringed in red ink, fine

Sarawak1932 IssuePerforated Printer's Sample Stamps1c. in sepia and 20c. in mauve and black blocks of four, each overprinted "waterlow & sons ltd/specimen" (Type WS1) and with a small punch hole at lower left, both without gum, fine

Sarawak1934-41 $1 to $10 in blocks of four, each centrally cancelled by light "limbang/sarawak" c.d.s. (Type 6) for 5 June 1946 (earliest recorded date), the $3 with some split perfs at top, fine. S.G. 120-125, £1375

Sarawak1965 Orchids imperforate proof block of eight (2x4) of the black (country name and shield) printing, affixed to Harrison card and marked on reverse "approved", initialled and dated

SarawakRevenue Stamps1900 3c., 10c., 25c., 50c., $1 and $2, all used, the 3c. cancelled in manuscript; the 25c. with perfs cut off at foot

SarawakRevenue Stamps1918 3c., 10c., 25c., 50c., $1, $2, $3, $5 and $10 marginal imperforate plate proofs on gummed unwatermarked paper, the $2 with some minor tone spots on back of selvedge otherwise fine. Scarce and attractive

SarawakRevenue Stamps1948 (18 May) Charge document being a loan for a piece of land in Kuching, bearing 1934 $4 strip of three each with manuscript initials and tied by light oval d.s. in violet (one with file punch hole), and 1948 (15 July) Deed of Transfer for two pieces of land in Kuching, bearing 1934 $3, $4 and $5 (8, three affected by file punch holes), all with manuscript initials and tied by light oval d.s. in violet

SarawakJapanese OccupationRevenue StampsA magnificent collection, all very neatly mounted and written-up, which falls into five groups and includes:-1. 1942 pre-war documents with Charge (3), Release of Charge, Deed of Transfer (7) and Certificate of Transmission, all bearing 1934-41 values to $2, most with manuscript cancels2. 1942 piece bearing pre-war 50c. and $1 on piece tied by "Lands & Survey/Sibu/Third Division" cachet and Japanese manuscript "Received inward"; small oval chop in red on 1c., 2c. green, 2c. black, 5c., 6c. carmine, 6c. lake-brown, 10c. , 25c. and 50c. blocks of twenty (1...

SarawakJapanese OccupationCovers and Cancellations1942 re-used envelope from Kuching to Binatang, bearing unoverprinted 8c. tied by light "kuching" c.d.s. (Type D14), showing oval violet cachet of Sarawak Constabulary with, on reverse, Sibu and arrival datestamps. Rare. Photo

SarawakJapanese OccupationCovers and Cancellations1942 (29 Apr.) envelope registered from Kuching to Miri, bearing North Borneo Pictorial 4c. pair and 8c. (2) clearly tied by Japanese c.d.s. (Type JD1) on day of issue, showing registration h.s. and two different censor chops in red; the envelope a little soiled. A very scarce franking. Photo

SarawakJapanese OccupationCovers and Cancellations1942 (18 June) envelope from Miri to Singapore, bearing North Borneo Pictorial 8c.tied by Japanese Type JD2 c.d.s. in violet and showing censor chop in opposite corner; the envelope slightly truncated at left. Photo

SarawakJapanese OccupationCovers and Cancellations1942 (5 Oct.) envelope registered from Miri to Kuching, bearing 1c., 2c. black with black handstamp, 3c. green and 6c. lake-brown with black handstamp, each in a horizontal pair tied by Japanese Type JD1 c.d.s., showing registration h.s. and large circular censor chop with arrival c.d.s. (12.10) on reverse. Photoprovenance:Milo D. Rowell, June 1999

SarawakJapanese OccupationCovers and Cancellations1942 (20 Nov.) locally addressed Sibu envelope (with enclosure) bearing Japan 1s., 2s., 3s. and 4s., all tied by Japanese c.d.s. in violet and showing red censor chop. Attractive

SarawakJapanese OccupationCovers and Cancellations1943 (4 Feb.) OGS envelope from Miri to Bintulu, bearing Japan ½s. pair, 3s. and 4s. tied by fine Japanese c.d.s. (Type JD2) in violet, showing censor chop at upper left and large "the treasury/nippon military administration-miri" oval cachet in violet. A scarce and attractive franking. Photo

SarawakJapanese OccupationCovers and Cancellations1943 (12 Mar.) envelope from Sandakan to Jesselton, bearing 1942 (Sept.) 1c. and 4c. with black overprints, clearly tied by Japanese Type JD2 c.d.s. in violet and showing censor chop at left. Photo

SarawakJapanese OccupationCovers and Cancellations1943 (31 Mar.) 4c. stationery card (creased) from Miri, cancelled by Japanese Type JD4 c.d.s. and showing censor chop at left. Photoprovenance:Milo D. Rowell, June 1999

SarawakJapanese OccupationCovers and Cancellations1943 (18 Apr.) envelope from the Nissa Company, Miri Branch to the Kuching Branch, bearing Japan 8s. tied "Dai Nihyaku nijuyon Yasen" FPO 224 c.d.s. and showing censor chop at left. A fine example of very rare Japanese military mail. PhotoNote: FPO 224 was open at Kuching from 12 July 1942 to 18 June 1945

SarawakJapanese OccupationCovers and Cancellations1943 (20 May) envelope from Kuching to Djakarta, Netherlands East Indies, bearing North Borneo 1943 Pictorial 8c. tied by Japanese Type JD1 c.d.s. in violet with red circular censor chop alongside. Photoprovenance:Milo D. Rowell, October 1992

SarawakJapanese OcupationCovers and Cancellations1943 (27 Sept.) envelope from Kuching to Singapore, bearing North Borneo 1943 Pictorial 4c. vertical pair tied by Japanese Type JD3 c.d.s. and showing circular red censor chop alongside. Photo

Japanese Occupation of Sarawak1943 (1 Oct.) envelope from Sibu to Kuching, bearing Japan 8s. tied by Japanese Type JD3 c.d.s. and showing two different censor chops. Photo

SarawakJapanese OccupationCovers and Cancellations1943 (18 Oct.) envelope from Kuching to Miri, bearing Japan 15s. tied by fine Japanese c.d.s. (Type JD3); no other markings

SarawakJapanese OccupationCovers and Cancellations1944 (3 May) window envelope from Miri to Kuching, bearing Japan 8s. tied by Japanese Type JD4 c.d.s. and showing black censor chop at left. Photo

SarawakJapanese OccupationCovers and Cancellations1944 envelope (230x103mm.) registered from Song bearing North Borneo Pictorial 8c. (3) tied by unclear Japanese c.d.s. in violet and showing fine registration h.s. (Type R2) in violet at upper left. Believed to be the only recorded example. Photoprovenance:Milo Rowell, June 1998

SarawakJapanese OccupationCovers and Cancellations1944 (16 Feb.) Grand Theatre envelope from Miri to Kuching, bearing Brunei 3c. green and Japan 5s., both clearly tied by Japanese Type JD4 c.d.s. and showing black censor chop; with envelope with some light discolouration but very scarce. Photoprovenance:Milo D. Rowell, March 1996

SarawakJapanese OccupationCovers and Cancellations1944 (15 Mar.) envelope from Kanowit to Sibu, bearing Brunei 8c. tied by very fine Japanese c.d.s. (Type JD3) and showing censor chop at left. Photo

SarawakJapanese OccupationCovers and Cancellations1944 (3 June) envelope from Miri to Singapore bearing Japan 8s. tied by Japanese c.d.s. (Type JD4) and showing censor chop at left. Photo

SarawakJapanese OccupationCovers and Cancellations1944 (13 June) re-used envelope from Sibu to Kuching, bearing Brunei 8c. tied by Japanese c.d.s., showing circular Resident's Office cachet and censor chop; the envelope a little soiled

SarawakJapanese OccupationCovers and Cancellations1944 (21 June) unoverprinted 2s. mounted warrior stationery card, from Sibu to Mukah, bearing Japan 2s. tied by Japanese Type JD3 c.d.s. and showing red censor chop at lower left; some minor creases thought rare. Photoprovenance:Milo D. Rowell, June 1998

SarawakJapanese OcupationCovers and Cancellations1944 (12 Oct.) unoverprinted Japanese 2s. mounted warrior stationery card from Sibu to Kuching bearing Japan 2s., clearly cancelled by Japanese Type JD3 c.d.s. and showing black censor chop; some light creasing and small patch of surface wear. Rare. Photo

SarawakJapanese OccupationCovers and Cancellations1944 (15 Oct.) envelope from Kuching to Miri, bearing North Borneo 1944 (Sept.) 1c. (2) and 2c. (2) with black overprint and War Tax 2c., all tied by Japanese c.d.s. (Type JD4) and showing violet censor chop at left. S.G. J1a, J2a, J17. Photo

SarawakJapanese OccupationCovers and Cancellations1944 (18 Dec.) envelope from Sibu to Kuching, bearing North Borneo Pictorial 8c. pair tied by Japanese c.d.s. (Type JD3) and showing censor chop and circular Treasury cachet, all in violet. Photo

SarawakJapanese OccupationCovers and Cancellations1945? (15 May) envelope from Kuching to Sibu, bearing North Borneo 1942 8c. tied by Japanese Type JD4 c.d.s. and showing large circular censor chop in orange; the envelope with flap missing. Photo

SarawakJapanese OccupationCovers and Cancellations1945 (15 Jan.) Japan 4s. on 2s. mounted warrior card from Kuching to Singapore, clearly cancelled by Japanese c.d.s. (Type JD4) and showing violet censor chop alongside. Photo

SarawakJapanese OccupationCovers and Cancellations1945 (24 Jan.) Japan 4s. on 2s. mounted warrior card from Kuching to Bandoeng, Java, cancelled by Japanese c.d.s. (Type JD4) and showing violet censor chop; the card a little soiled. A very scarce destination. Photo

SarawakJapanese OccupationCovers and Cancellations1945 (19 June) commercial 4c. stationery card from Kuching to Sibu, uprated with North Borneo 1944 (Sept.) 4c., the card uncancelled, the 4c. tied by Japanese c.d.s., black censor chop at left. Photo

SarawakJapanese OccupationCoversIncoming Mail1942 (5 Oct.) envelope (a little truncated at left) from Singapore to Kuching, bearing Dai Nippon Straits Settlements 2c. and Negri Sembilan 3c. (2), all clearly tied by Japanese c.d.s. and showing violet censor chop on reverse

SarawakJapanese OccupationCovers and CancellationsIncoming Mail1942 (26 Oct.) envelope from Singapore to Kuching, bearing Dai Nippon Perak 8c. tied by Japanese c.d.s. and showing violet Singapore Military Police Department censor cachet; also 1942 (11 Nov.) envelope (a little creased and part of flap missing) from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching, bearing Dai Nippon Pahang 8c. tied by "kuala lumpur" double-ring d.s. (Type D32). Photo for first

SarawakJapanese OccupationCovers and CancellationsIncoming Mail1943 (23 Feb.) Perak 2c. Kanji stationery card from Kajang, Selangor, to Sarikei, clearly cancelled by "kajang" double-ring d.s. (Type D9), showing three different censor chops and fine Type D3 arrival datestamp. Photo

SarawakJapanese OccupationCovers and CancellationsIncoming Mail1943 (31 Mar.) envelope registered from Penang to Kuching, marked "English" at top left, bearing Dai Nippon Penang 15c. with Japan 1s. and 7s., all tied by "general post office/penang" double-ring d.s. (Type JD6), showing brown sealing tape at left, Penang E registration label and red crayon "Returned contrary to Postal Regulations" with on reverse "Language Romanised Malay, Nipponese and Katakana". Photo

SarawakJapanese OccupationCovers and CancellationsIncoming Mail1943 (1 Aug.) envelope from Singapore to Kuching, bearing Dai Nippon Perak 8c. tied by Japanese c.d.s. and showing violet censor chop of Singapore Military Police Department with a different chop on reverse. Photo

SarawakJapanese OccupationCovers and CancellationsIncoming Mail1943 (1 Sept.) 4c. stationery card from Kuala Lumpur to a Doctor at Kuching Hospital, uprated with 1943 Savings 8c. and 15c., all tied by P.O. Savings Bank commemorative cancel in blue and showing violet censor chop

SarawakJapanese OccupationCovers and CancellationsIncoming Mail1943 (20 Sept.) envelope from Singapore to Sibu, bearing Kanji on Perak 2c. on 5c. and 6c. on 5c., both tied by Japanese c.d.s. and showing three different censor chops; the envelope with some stains on reverse. Photo

SarawakJapanese OccupationCovers and CancellationsIncoming Mail1943 (3 Oct.) envelope from Kuala Lumpur to Sibu, bearing Kanji on Perak 2c. on 5c. vertical strip of four, all tied by "brickfields road kuala lumpur" c.d.s. (Type D2) and showing two different censor chops; the envelope a little creased and soiled. Photo

SarawakJapanese OccupationCovers and CancellationsIncoming Mail1944 (14 Feb.) 4c. stationery card from Singapore to Betong, crisply cancelled by Japanese c.d.s. and showing violet censor chop

SarawakPrisoner of War MailOutgoing MailUndated Japanese "P.O.W. Camp, Borneo" card (Type 3a) sent by an Australian Private to Victoria, showing Japanese chop in red and diamond-framed "3/passed/by/censor/96" in violet; some slight creasing. Photo

SarawakPrisoner of War MailOutgoing Mail1943 (15 Sept.) Japanese "P.O.W. Camp, Borneo" card (Type 3b) addressed to Bury St. Edmunds, showing red Japanese chop and "Crown/passed/p.w. number" cachet; some minro faults. Photo

SarawakPrisoner of War MailIncoming Mail1943 (13 Mar.) and (5 Oct.) unstamped envelopes (the former with small piece missing at top left) marked "Prisoner of War", the former from Altrincham to Lieut. Glasgow, Borneo Camp, the latter from Durham addressed to Flight Lieut. Lee, Borneo Camp, both showing British Censor label and violet Japanese Censor chop; and 1944 (July) 3d. "prisoner of war post" stationery card addressed to Mrs S.A. Wrenn, Civilian Internee, Borneo Internment Camp, showing red British and Japanese Censor markings

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

Singapore1980-84 Ships $1 imperforate horizontal pair, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 373a

SingaporePostage Dues1989-97 1c. bright emerald-green and 4c. orange-brown marginal blocks of four, fine unmounted mint. Scarce, issued 7/11/1997 just weeks before Postage Due stamps were withdrawn on 31/12/97. S.G. D21-D22
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545SG$2,800
546SG$230
547SG$9,500
548SG$1,600
549SG$2,900
550SG$1,300
551SG$750
552SG$2,200
553SG$800
554SG$950
555SG$1,100
556SG$850
557SG$420
558SG$2,000
559SG$380
560SG$400
561SG$520
562SG$1,400
563SG$240
564SG$400
565SG$500
566SG$240
567Unsold
568SG$520
569SG$700
570SG$420
571SG$850
572SG$420
573SG$400
574SG$520
575SG$1,100
576SG$140
577SG$180
578SG$650
579SG$280
580Unsold
581Unsold
582SG$500
583SG$550
584SG$1,500
585SG$1,000
586SG$400
587SG$350
588SG$1,200
589SG$200
590SG$270
591Unsold
592SG$2,800
593SG$200
594SG$210
595SG$420
596Unsold
597SG$320
598SG$320
599SG$400
600Unsold
601SG$210
602SG$500
603SG$700
604SG$210
605SG$210
606SG$250
607SG$250
608SG$210
609SG$600
610SG$650
611SG$240
612SG$160
613SG$5,000
614SG$8,000
615Unsold
616SG$1,200
617SG$2,400
618Unsold
619Unsold
620SG$350
621Unsold
622SG$100
623Unsold
624SG$350
625SG$500
626Unsold
627Unsold
628Unsold
629SG$350
630Unsold
631Unsold
632Unsold
633SG$210
634SG$100
635Unsold
636Unsold
637SG$1,200
638Unsold
639SG$700
640SG$850
641SG$180
642SG$200
643SG$850
644Unsold
645SG$180
646SG$180
647SG$140
648SG$240
649SG$100
650SG$290
651SG$210
652SG$140
653SG$210
654Unsold
655Unsold
656SG$1,900
657Unsold
658SG$200
659Unsold
660Unsold
661Unsold
662SG$350
663SG$210
664Unsold
665SG$140
666Unsold
667Unsold
668SG$1,000
669Unsold
670Unsold
671SG$420
672SG$300
673SG$580
674Unsold
675Unsold
676Unsold
677SG$480
678SG$210
679Unsold
680SG$1,200
681SG$2,600
682SG$3,200
684SG$1,300
685SG$750
686SG$4,000
687SG$2,000
688SG$950
689SG$1,100
690SG$900
691SG$950
692Unsold
693SG$650
694SG$16,000
695SG$750
696SG$600
697SG$320
698SG$500
699SG$320
700SG$600
701SG$350
702SG$480
703SG$600
704SG$180
705SG$230
706SG$250
707SG$210
708SG$210
709SG$700
710SG$850
711SG$3,000
712SG$900
713SG$850
714Unsold
715SG$160
716SG$4,000
717SG$3,500
718SG$2,000
719Unsold
720SG$1,600
721SG$1,400
722SG$400
723SG$380
724SG$15,000
725SG$1,800
726SG$420
727Unsold
728Unsold
728AUnsold
729Unsold
730SG$300
731SG$280
732Unsold
733Unsold
734Unsold
735Unsold
736SG$700
737Unsold
738Unsold
739Unsold
740Unsold
741Unsold
742SG$400
743Unsold
744Unsold
745Unsold
746Unsold
747Unsold
748SG$300
749SG$250
750Unsold
751SG$300
752Unsold
753Unsold
754Unsold
755Unsold
756Unsold
757SG$700
758Unsold
759SG$8,000
760Unsold
761Unsold
762Unsold
763SG$2,300
764SG$250
765SG$800
766SG$400
767SG$1,900
768Unsold
769SG$850
770SG$320
771SG$600
772SG$300
773SG$500
774Unsold
775SG$400
776SG$220
777Unsold
778SG$300
779SG$1,700
780SG$1,000
781SG$1,300
782SG$420
783SG$400
784SG$1,000
785SG$2,100
786SG$600
787Unsold
788SG$480
789SG$1,800
790SG$420
791Unsold
792Unsold
793SG$450
794Unsold
795SG$140
796SG$650
797SG$650
798SG$600
799SG$400
800Unsold
801Unsold