Malaya. (Navy Cover). 1889. Great Britain postal stationery card 'halfpenny brown' upgraded with SG 197, 1/2d vermilion (written from the Beach Hotel, Singapore) tied by Kuala Lumpur date stamp 'No 11 89' routed via Singapore with hand-struck '2d/ F.B.' applied on arrival. Unusual and scarce use from Malaya.
Malaya. (Burma - Postage Dues). 1940. Envelope addressed to Calcutta bearing Burma SG 1, 3p slate (pair) and SG 22, 1a brown tied by Rangoon slogan 'March 1st', underpaid with T' tax hand-stamp and bearing Straits Settlements postage due SG D1, Ic violet (2) and SG D3, 4c green tied by Singapore double ring 'Mr 30; with framed 'Charge Not Collected/ Fresh Label Required' in violet and forwarded via Calcutta and Morvi to Navlahi (Burma) dated 'April 20'. Scarce item of mail from Burma with Straits Settlements postage dues.
Malaya. (Indian Field Post Offices). 1941. Air Mail envelope headed 'On Active Service' addressed to India bearing Straits Settlements SG 286, 25c red and mauve tied by 'F.P.O./ No 36' date stamp '1st June 41', with framed 'Passed by Censor/ Crown/ No 1456' censor cachet and Indian 'Passed Censor/ A 4' on face. Very fine item from the India Field Post Office 36 at Sungei Petani, Kedah.
Malaya. (Prisoner of War Post). 1944. Stamp-less envelope headed 'Prisoners of War Post, Service Des Prisonniers De Guerre', written from 'Mrs I.M. Bromley, Koyyalagudem, via Kovur West Godavari District, South India' addressed to 'Dr. E.L.S. Jumeaux, 417 New Bridge Road, Singapore, Britsh Civilian, c/o Japanese Red Cross, Tokio, Japan' with dispatch Coooncor date stamp '18th July 44' with 'Opened by Examiner' label tied by 'Crown/ Passed/ DHC/ 37' handstamp applied in Bombay, endorsed 'Not Interned' and forwarded 'c/o Civil P.O. Kuala Lumpur.' Very interesting item re-directed to Kuala Lumpur.
Malaya. (Singapore - French General Colonies). 1882. Envelope addressed to Scotland bearing French General Colonies Yvert 50, 10c black and Yvert 51, 15c blue (invalid for use in Singapore and Straits Settlements) with Singapore/ Paid date stamp 'Ap 7' in red on reverse, erased with 'T' hand-stamp and cancelled Singapore/ Unpaid 'April 7th 82' in black, endorsed 'via Brindisi' and charged on arrival with hand-struck '10d' face. A very rare item of mail from Singapore.
Malaya. (Straits Settlements). 1894. Registered and Advice of Receipt picture post card of 'St. Andrews Cathedral, Singapore' addressed to Germany bearing Straits Settlements SG 53, 10c slate and SG 97, 3c brown tied by Singapore double ring with framed hand-struck 'Singapore/ R/ No' with 'A.R.' hand-stamp on face and Goslache arrival. Lovely item paying the foreign 3c postcard rate plus 5 cents registration and 5 cent Advice of Receipt. Exceptional use on a postcard from Straits Settlements.
Malaya. (Kedah - India). 1936. Envelope addressed to Alor Star, Kedah bearing India SG 203, 1a brown (2) tied by Palace date stamp, underpaid with circular '10/ T/ C' and framed 'To Pay/ (04) Cents' hand-stamp on face with Alorstar arrival on reverse.
Malaya. (Federated States). 1930. Printed matter envelope addressed to Canada bearing Federated States SG 31, 2c green tied by Seremban double ring, underpaid with framed 'T' hand-stamp and m/s 20c' in blue crayon. Nice item to Canada paying the unopened printed matter rate.
Malaya. (Field Post Office - Naval). 1939. Stamp-less envelope headed 'On Active Service', written from the 'Naval Office, Penang' addressed to London endorsed 'On Active Service' cancelled by Field Post Office/ S.P. 502 double ring '28th Nov 1939.' Very fine and scarce.
Malaya. (Field Post Offices). 1939. Air Mail envelope addressed to England bearing Straits Settlements SG 279, 2c green, SG 281, 5c brown and SG 285, 12c blue (block of four) tied by Field Post Office/ S.P. 501 double ring with circular 'Passed by R.A.F. Censor' on face and signed by the Commander. Very fine.
Malaya. (Straits Settlements). 1913. Picture post card of 'The Entrance of Botanical Garden, Singapore' addressed to French Indo-China bearing Straits Settlements SG 196, 3c scarlet tied by Singapore double ring, underpaid with 'T' hand-stamp and hand-struck instructional framed 'Trouve a la Boite' (Found in the Box) with Saigon-Port/ Cochinchine arrival. Very nice item.
Malaya. (Selangor). 1940. Illustrated envelope from the 'Grafton Laboratories, Kuala Lumpur' addressed to Middlesex bearing Selangor SG 72, 4c orange (pair) tied by Kuala Lumpur date stamp with 'Passed For Transmission' censor cachet. Attractive item.
Malaya. (Kedah). 1913. Japanese Balsa Wood hand-painted post-card addressed to England bearing Kedah SG 1, 1c green and black (pair) tied by Kulin/ Kedah double ring '24th July 1913', routed via Penang, underpaid with 'T' hand-stamp and m/s '1/10' in blue crayon on face with hand-struck '1d/ I.S./ S' and Tenterden arrival. Nice item of underpaid mail from Kedah. Ex "Stolz" Spink.
Malaya. (Straits Settlements). 1906. Picture post card of 'beautiful girls' addressed to France bearing SG 124, 3c purple tied by Kandang Kerbau date stamp with Singapore transit and Toulon arrival. Very fine.
Malaya. (Perak). 1940. Perak postal stationery card '2 cents' green upgraded with Perak SG 104. 2c green cancelled by Kampar double ring '12th March' with 'Passed For Transmission' censor hand-stamp on face addressed to to the United States, under[paid with circular 'T/ K.R.' tax hand-stamp with m/s '9 ctms' in crayon and 'New York/ Due 2 Cents' applied on arrival. Lovely item of postal stationery from Perak. (Card has light horizontal crease). Ex "Stolz" collection, Spink.
Malaya. (Kedah). 1920. Envelope addressed to Denmark bearing Kedah SG 6, 10c blue and sepia and SG 20, 4c rose tied by Padang Serai/ Kedah double ring '8th Oct', routed via Penang, underpaid with 'T' hand-stamp and m/s '16' in blue crayon on face with Kobenhaven arrival. Nice item of underpaid mail from the "Stolz" collection.
Malaya. (Kedah). Registered Advice of Receipt envelope addressed to Penang bearing Kedah SG 26, 1c brown (pair), SG 27, 2c green and SG 31, 20c black and yellow-green tied by Gurun double ring with boxed hand-struck 'Gurun/ R' and 'A.R.' (Advice of Receipt) hand-stamp on face, routed via Alor Star with Penang receiver. Superb exhibition item,
Malaya. (Straits Settlements - Postcards). 1902. Picture post card of 'Native Huts in Kampong Bharu' addressed to France bearing Straits Settlements SG 111, 3c purple and orange tied by Tanjong Pagar date stamp, routed via Singapore with Arachon arrival. Nice card published by 'Max Ludwig, Anson Road, Singapore.'
Malaya. (Straits Settlements). 1902. Picture post card of 'Boat Quai, Singapore' addressed to France bearing Straits Settlements SG 111, 3c purple and orange addressed to France bearing Straits Settlements SG 111, 3c purple and orange tied by Tanjong Pagar date stamp, routed via Singapore with Arachon arrival. Nice card.
Malaya. (Straits Settlements - Postcards). 1902. Picture post card of 'Welcome Festival, Singapore' bearing Straits Settlements SG 111, 3c purple and orange tied by Singapore date stamp with Arcachon arrival. Lovely card.
Malaya. (Singapore - Great Britain). 1866. Envelope addressed to Singapore bearing Great Britain SG 107, 6d mauve tied Banbury/ 46 duplex, endorsed 'via Southampton' with framed 'Deficient Postage 6/ British Share of Fine/ 6' on face and rated '1s' in m/s. Very nice item into Singapore with instructional.
Malaya. (Liberated Dutch Prisoners of War). 1945. Air Mail envelope addressed to a Liberated Dutch Prisoner of War "Camp Singapore' bearing Netherlands Yvert 138, 5c green, Yvert 140, 7 1/2c carmine, Yvert 333, 7 1/2c red, with 2 1/2c blue/ green and 7 1/2c orange/ red tied by Oegstrgeest double ring '28th Dec 1945' with 'Par Avion' label and triangular segmented hand-stamp applied on arrival with m/s 'Leftkamp'. The mail would have been sent via the Information Bureau, Dutch Red Cross, so its likely that the Liberated P.O.W. had been moved to a Thai Camp.
See David Tett for the only other example of this scarce mark.
Malaya. (Kedah - Great Britain). 1937. Envelope addressed to England bearing Kedah SG 52, 1c black (8) tied by General Post Office/ Alorstar Kedah double ring '2nd Oct 37', underpaid with 'T' hand-stamp and bearing Great Britain postage dues SG D19, 1/2d emerald and SG D20, 1d carmine applied and tied by Hull date stamp 'Nov 1st' with adjacent tax hand-stamp '1d/ I.S./ K.' Nice combination.
Malaya. (Johore). 1910. Picture post card of 'Johore Market' addressed to Paris bearing Johore SG 61, 1c purple and green and SG 62, 2c purple and orange tied by Johore/ Bahru double ring '22/2' with Johore cds and Singapore transit 'Fe 23' on face. Attractive item.
Malaya. (Singapore- France). 1926. Picture post card of the 'Bullock Market, Singapore' addressed to France bearing France Yvert 189, 15c brown (pair) tied by octagonal French paquebot 'Marseille a Yokohama No 2' date stamp. Very nice card.
Malaya. (Straits Settlements - Postcards). 1902. Picture post card of 'Campomg, Malay, Singapore' bearing Straits Settlements SG 111, 3c purple and orange tied by Singapore date stamp, routed via Penang and Colombo with Arachon arrival. Lovely card.
Malaya. (Straits Settlements - Postcards). 1902. Picture post card of 'Park and Gardens, Singapore' addressed to France bearing Straits Settlements SG 111, 3c purple and orange tied by Tanjong Pagar date stamp, routed via Singapore with Arachon arrival. Nice card published by "Ludwig & Ressel's Reisbuchhandlinng, Singapore."
Malaya. (Straits Settlements - Liechtenstein). 1931. Registered and Advice of Receipt postal stationery envelope 15c indigo upgraded with SG 224, 4c orange and SG 231, 10c purple/ yellow (2) tied by Butterworth/ S.S. double ring with registered label and hand-struck 'A.R.' (Advice of Receipt) on face, addressed to Liechtenstein routed via Penang, Brindisi and Udine. Lovely item of Advice of Receipt mail sent to the small principality of Liechtenstein.
Malaya. (Straits Settlements - French Indo-China). 1908. Envelope addressed to Annam, Indo-China bearing Straits Settlements SG 154, 4c red tied by Singapore double ring 'My 4th'. underpaid with m/s '20' in blue crayon and bearing French General Colonies postage due Yvert 19, 10c brown (interpanna imperf pair with numeral 7) applied and tied by Saigon/ Cochinchine double ring '6th Mai'. Very fine combination.
Malaya. (Straits Settlements - Overland Mail). 1858. Stamp-less envelope written from Singapore dated '23rd Feb 1858' addressed to the 'Netherlands Trading Society, Amsterdam' routed via India, Alexandria and Trieste, endorsed 'via Trieste' with framed 'India Unpaid' and boxed hand-struck accountancy '6 1/4' in blue on face applied in Trieste upon arrival from Alexandria with hand-stamp 'A' in blue and Amsterdam receiver on reverse '28th Mar' and rated '50' in m/s.
The '6 1/4' sibergroschen corresponding to 18 kreuzer = 9 kreuzer for Alexandria to Trieste + 9 kreuzer inland postage.
A very rare item of accountancy mail being only the second recorded item via Trieste from Singapore.
Malaya. (Straits Settlements). 1857. Stamp-less Printed circular written from Singapore dated '21st Dec 1857' addressed to Marseille, endorsed 'via Alexandria' with 'Paris Etr. V Suez/ Marseille' French entry cachet in red (Salles 1866), charged with '15' in red on face on arrival Very rare Printed circular (two items recorded from Singapore) detailing the arrival of ships and goods with price for OPIUM and reference to the Siam market for rice.
OPIUM, During the past month has fluctuated between drs 665 an 1 510. The great fall having been occasioned by the unfavorable accounts from China and the absence of demand. The Bugis traders having recently commenced purchasing , it has advanced to drs 540 and as the last accounts from China are more favorable it is likely to go even higher.
The 'Bugis' arrived in Singapore from the Celebes island in Indonesia they were the second people to arrive in Singapore after the British.
Malaya. (Federated States). 1934. Indian postal stationary envelope 'One Anna' brown upgraded with SG 235, 1a 3p mauve tied by Pudakotah double ring '30th April' addressed to Malaya, underpaid with circular '10/T/C' hand-stamp on face and bearing Federated Malay States postage due SG D3, 4c green tied by Kuala Lumpur double ring on reverse '11th May 1934'.
Malaya. (Straits Settlements - Reunion - Madagascar). 1905. Picture post card of 'Kanijdan (Ratemahatmayas), Ceylon' addressed to Madagascar bearing Straits Settlements SG 130, 5c purple tied by Singapore date stamp 'Fe 14', routed via Colombo 'Fe 22' and Mauritius 'Mr 29' with Crampton/ Madagascar arrival and forwarded to St Marie de Madagascar, Diego-Suarez '9th May' and re-directed via Tamatave '22nd May' and on to St. Denis/ Reunion '9th Juin' on face. Superb item of destination mail from Singapore.
Malaya. (Selangor). 1939. Air Mail envelope addressed to New York bearing Selangor SG 73, 5c brown. SG 76, 10c purple and SG 79, 25c purple and scarlet (3) tied by Klang/ Malaya double ring '15th Dec 39', routed via Penang with 'Passed For Transmission' hand-stamp, endorsed 'Arrived 'Jan 16th 1940' on reverse.
Malaya. (Netherlands). 1931. Air Mail envelope addressed to Penang bearing Netherlands Yvert 139, 6c orange/ brown and Yvert 147, 30c lilac tied by S'Gravenhague double ring '4th Aug 31', underpaid with 'T' tax hand-stamp and bearing Straits Settlements postage due SG D3, 4c green and SGD5, 10c orange tied by Penang double ring 'Au 15'. Nice item of underpaid mail to Straits Settlements.
Malaya. (Singapore- Netherlands East Indies). 1920. Registered Straits Settlements 'ten cents' blue postal stationery envelope upgraded with Straits Settlements SG 203, 10c blue tied by Singapore double ring with matching registered label addressed to the Netherlands Indies with 'N.I. Agent/ Singapore' and Makasser arrival '27th Feb 20' on reverse with instructional label 'Onbekend/ Inconnu' on face. Very fine and scarce item.
Malaya. (Netherlands Indies). 1914. Envelope addressed to Java bearing Straits Settlements SG 196, 3c red and SG 199, 5c orange tied by Penang date stamp with 'N.I. Postagent/Penang' transit with 'Straits Settlements/ Opened by The Censor and/ Officially Sealed' label tied by oval 'A.W.D.' censor hand-stamp in violet with N.I. Postagent/ Singapore' and Bandoeng arrival on reverse. very scarce censor from W.W.1.
Malaya. (Netherlands East Indies - Singapore). 1864. Stamp-less envelope (folded out for display) written from Riow addressed to Holland cancelled by Riow date stamp '16th Dec 1864', rated '50' on reverse, endorsed 'affranchie jusqu 'a Singapore' (postage only to Singapore) with Singapore transit '22nd Dec' and endorsed '1/3' on face with circular 'Poss. Angl V Suez A Marseille' French entry cachet '24th Jan 65' and rated '40' on arrival with S'Gravenhage receiver in red on reverse '26/1' on reverse. Scarce item of mail, postage only paid as far as Singapore.
Malaya. (Netherlands East Indies). 1911. Registered Federated States postal stationery envelope 10c blue upgraded with SG 42, 8c ultramarine tied by Rahang double ring with framed 'R/ Rahang' registration hand-stamp addressed to Sumatra, routed via Kuala Lumpur and Penang with 'N.I. Postagent/ Penang and Singapore transits and Pajacomboh arrival. Very fine.
Malaya. (Prisoner of War Post). 1942. Stamp-less envelope headed 'Prisoners of War Post' written from 'Mrs I.M. Bromley, Koyyalaguden, via Kovur West Godavari District, South India' addressed to 'Dr E.L.C. Jameaux, 417 New Bridge Road, Singapore, British Prisoner of War, c/o Japanese Red Cross, Tokyo, Japan' with Yercaud double ring '12th July 42' and censor tape tied by 'Crown/Passed DHP/ 9' hand-stamp of Bombay. Very fine.
Malaya. (Great Britain - Penang). 1932. Illustrated Air Mail envelope headed 'Xmas Greetings by First All Australian Air Mail' addressed to 'c/o Australian National Airways, Penang, Straits Settlements' bearing Great Britain SG 424, 4d grey-green and SG 429, 1s bistre tied by London roller with Alor Star/ Kedah transit and Penang arrival '15 Jan', with framed instructional 'Not Claimed' in carmine on face and oval 'Dead Letter Office/ Penang' on reverse '21st Ap 32'. Superb item, the Penang instructional 'Not Claimed' not listed by Proud under Singapore or Penang.
Malaya. (Perak - Trans-Pacific Mail). 1941. Air Mail envelope addressed to Perak, F,M,S, bearing Great Britain SG 467, 3d violet and SG 475, 1s bistre tied by Notting Hill date stamp '20th Oct 41', endorsed 'Air Throughout/ via America' with framed 'No Service/ Return To Sender', routed via India with 'Opened by Censor' label tied by triangular 'Passed by censor/ C 15' censor cachet and returned with receiver '28th May 42.' Fine item originally to be sent over the Pacific but due to Pearl Harbour mailed via India and returned due to the Japanese Occupation of Malaya.
Malaya. (Hong Kong). 1936. Air Mail envelope addressed to 'H.M.S. Cornwall, Hong Kong' bearing Straits Settlements SG 265, 8c grey tied by Singapore double ring '9th Feb 36', endorsed 'By Courtesy of Airflight R.A.F./ Singapore, Japan' with arrival '15th Feb' on reverse. Scarce item.
No 205 Squadron commanded by 'Wg. Cdr. C.L. Scott made a Goodwill Flight, Singapore-Kuching-Kudat-Manila-Hong Kong-Amoy-Shanghai, it should have gone on to Tokyo but Admiral Okada was assassinated and a military coup followed.
Malaya. (Field Post Offices - Trans- Pacific Mail). 1941. Registered envelope addressed to Surrey bearing Straits Settlements SG 291, $2 red and green tied by Field Post Office/ S.P. 501 double ring with hand-struck 'From H.M.S./ Passed by Censor' and signed and dated by the Commander, endorsed 'By Pan-American Clipper & Air Mail throughout,' Scarce item.
Malaya. (Penang - Runnymede Hotel). 1937. Registered 'Runnymede Hotel, Penang' envelope addressed to England bearing Straits Settlements 'Coronation' SG 275, 4c orange, SG 276, 8c grey and SG 277, 12c blue tied by Runnymede Hotel/ Penang double ring with Penang/ 5 registration label with Kensington arrival. Very scarce.
Malaya. (Straits Settlements). 1903. Envelope addressed to Wales bearing Straits Settlements SG 111, 3c purple and orange (2) tied by Singapore date stamp, underpaid with 'T' hand-stamp and hand-struck '1d/ I.S.D.' applied in transit in London.
Malaya. (India - Postage Due). 1919. Indian postal stationery envelope 'half anna' pale green addressed to Singapore, underpaid with hand-struck 'T' and charged '4' postage due with Straits Settlements/ Opened by Censor' label tied by Singapore arrival, Very fine item.
Malaya. (United States). 1941. Air Mail envelope written from New York addressed to Hanoi, French Indo-China bearing United States 'Prexie' SG 811, 10c red/brown and Air Mail SG A352, 30c blue (pair) tied by Long Island/ N.Y. duplex, endorsed 'via Pan-American Airways/ Clipper Mails', via Singapore with censor tape tied by 'Passed By/ Censor/ 296/ A' hand-stamp in violet with circular 'C' and '19' censor cachet with Hanoi and Tam-Dao arrivals. Very fine.
Malaya. (British Military Administration). 1947. Printed Matter folded envelope written from 'The Rubber Research Institute of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur' addressed to Bentong, Pahang cancelled by 'Postage Paid/ 3 Cents/ Kuala Lumpur' dated '11th Jan 1947' and returned bearing 'B.M.A. SG 1, 1c black and SG 2, 2c orange tied by Karak/ Agency double ring '14th Jan 1947.' Superb item, the Postage Paid 3 Cents not listed in Proud.
Malaya. (Singapore - Netherlands Indies). 1934. Envelope addressed to 'The Dutch Shipping Agent, S.S. "Parigi", Singapore' bearing Netherlands Indies SG 345, 12 1/2c orange tied by Batavia '15th Sept 34', underpaid with 'T' hand-stamp in violet and bearing Singapore postage due SG D3, 4c green tied by Singapore date stamp 'Sept 19' with framed instructional 'Charge Not Collected/ Fresh Label Required' and forwarded to Penang with postage due added SG D3, 4c green tied by Penang '24th Sept' double ring with boxed 'Charge Not Collected/ Fresh Label required', re-directed with Netherlands Indies postage due SG D229, 5c salmon tied by Batavia receiver '30/9' and once again forwarded to Tandjong with postage due SG D229, 5c salmon applied and tied by Tandjong '9th Oct' arrival.
The small boxed instructional only recorded in 1954 by Proud.
Cambodia. A wonderful new collection and Paul Bulternman Dutch East Indies from this great philatelist.
This month September 2021 we shall start to upload this very nice Cambodia collection. Some items are ex Dickie Dowler and a few from a well known California collector with a few from the famous Desrousseaux collection sold in Paris 2011.
The last great collection sold at auction was Bjorn Wallberg perhaps twenty years ago in David Feldman, Geneva. In his introduction David noted that for every 100 French Indo-China items the ratio to Cambodia was 'ten per cent' and Laos 'one in a hundred'.