Following a successful auction
offering items from the Singapore Philatelic Museum Handling
Collection, Spink Asia held an auction of over 1000 lots of stamps
and covers from South East Easia at the Singapore Hilton, 20th
Offered amongst rare issues,
envelopes and postal history was the award winning collection from
Peter Cockbur, Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society, a
meticulously researched and written-up collection covering all
aspects of the Revenue collecting side of philately.
Well received was a very rare 1856
entire from the Dutch East Indies, sent to Amsterdam via Singapore
(lot 783). Affixed at the foot is an 1854 2a. green marginal strip
of four cancelled by a small circle of dots applied in transit from
the Dutch East Indies. The entire realised S$38,400.
Price Realised: S$38,400
From a notable selection of items
from Sarawak, featuring items selected from the Vestey Collection,
was an 1860 envelope showing a superb "POST OFFICE/SARAWAK"
circular handstamp with manuscript date inserted (lot 1448).
Extremely rare and undoubtedly one of the finest frankings from its
period, the envelope realised S$19,200.
Price Realised: S$19,200.
Other highlights of the auction
included a collection of unused 1890 issues with ranging values
(lot 604 - price realised S$14,400), a very rare 1922 Indenture of
conveyance for a property in Tenah Merah Kitchil, one of the few
recorded examples to bear the MCA $500 (lot 558 - price realised
S$9,600) and a rare group of 1868 Judicial Issue imperforate plate
proofs (lot 574 - price realised S$9,000)
Price Realised: S$14,400
Price Realised S$9,600
Price Realised S$9,000
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