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Malaya

1899 | Malaya (DR17254)

Malaya. (Straits Settlements). 1899. Registered envelope addressed to the Netherlands East Indies bearing Straits Settlements SG 88, 1c on 2c bright rose, SG 89, 1c on 4c bistre, SG 90, 1c on 6c lilac, SG 91, 1c on 8c orange, SG 93, 1c on 8c green, SG 106, 4c on 5c brown and SG 107, 4c on 5c blue tied by Singapore date stamp 'No 2nd 99' with hand-struck framed 'R/ Singapore' with 'N.I. Agent/ Singapore' squared circle transit and Medan arrival on reverse '4th Nov.' Very attractive franking.

£350.00
Malaya

1896 | Malaya (DR17253)

Malaya. (Singapore - Netherlands Indies). 1896. Unpaid envelope written from Singapore addressed to Semarang, Java cancelled by Singapore date stamp '8th June 96' with 'N.I. Agent Singapore' transit, underpaid with framed 'T' hand-stamp and bearing Netherlands Indies postage due SG D69, 5c rose and black and SG D71, 20c rose and black tied by Semarang squared circle '13th June' on face. Very attractive item of underpaid mail from Singapore.
Ex Bulterman.

£375.00
Malaya

1924 | Malaya (DR17252)

Malaya. (Netherlands East Indies). 1924. Picture post card of 'The Supreme Court, Penang' addressed to Medan, Netherlands Indies bearing Straits Settlements SG 198, 4c scarlet tied by Penang date stamp, underpaid with framed 'T/ Centimes 15' hand-stamp and bearing Netherlands Indies postage due 'SG D 230, 7 1/2c salmon (pair) tied by oval Bandoeng/ Medan arrival. Nice combination.
Ex Bulterman.

£95.00
Malaya

1916 | Malaya (DR17251)

Malaya. (Netherlands East Indies - India). 1916. Envelope addressed to Sumatra, Netherlands Indies bearing India SG 171, 2a6p ultramarine tied by Khairtan date stamp '18th Oct 16', routed via Madras with circular 'Crown/ Passed by Censor/ Madras' in violet on face and Penang with framed 'Passed By/ Assistant Postal Censor/ Penang' in violet on face with Penang transit '4th Nov' and 'N.I. Agent/ Penang' with Medan arrival '2/11' on reverse. Very fine Penang World War One censor cachet.
Ex Bulterman.

£750.00
Malaya

1940 | Malaya (DR17250)

Malaya. (Netherlands East Indies). 1940. Illustrated advertising envelope "The Straits Times" addressed to Sumatra, Netherlands Indies bearing Straits Settlements SG 285, 12c ultramarine tied by Singapore slogan with 'Geopend Militaire Censuur Medan' censor label tied by circular 'Medan' receiver on face. Nice item.

£75.00
Malaya

1842 | Malaya (DR17249)

Malaya. (Singapore - Netherlands Indies). 1842. Stamp-less envelope addressed to Batavia written from Singapore dated '9th February 1842', endorsed 'per fast steamer via Anjer' with oval 'Zeebrief/ Ongerfrankerd' in blue and rated '60' in m/s on arrival. Lovely item from Singapore to the Netherlands Indies.
Ex Bulterman.

£350.00
Malaya

1909 | Malaya (DR17248)

Malaya. (Netherlands Indies). 1909. Picture post card bearing Netherlands Indies SG 147, 5c red tied by Penang double ring with adjacent 'Paquebot' hand-stamp addressed to Germany with Scheveningen arrival. Very fine.

£125.00
Malaya

1936 | Malaya (DR17247)

Malaya. (Netherlands East Indies). 1936. Envelope written from the Bank of Singapore addressed to the Netherlands Indies bearing Straits Settlements SG 226, 5c brown tied by Singapore double ring '12 Oct', underpaid with framed 'T/ Centimes 20' hand-stamp and bearing Netherlands Indies postage due SG D227, 2 1/2c salmon (pair) and SG D230, 7 1/2c salmon on reverse tied by Medan receiver ''17/10'. Lovely item.
Ex Bulterman.

£225.00
Malaya

1904 | Malaya (DR17246)

Malaya. (Netherlands Indies). 1904. Picture post card of 'Chinese Street vendor, Java' bearing Netherlands Indies SG 91, 5c ultramarine and SG 119, 2 1/2c on 3c purple tied by Penang date stamp with 'Paquebot' hand-stamp addressed to Holland with Zwolle arrival. Superb.
Ex Bulterman.

£150.00
Malaya

1942 | Malaya (DR17245)

Malaya. (Singapore - Australia). 1942. Illustrated envelope headed 'Dried Fruit Sales, Melbourne' addressed to Singapore bearing Australia SG 164, 1/2d orange and SG 165, 1d green (pair) tied by Melbourne wavy line '6th Jan 42' with '3 Opened by Censor' tape tied by boxed '3/ Passed by Censor' and hand-struck instructional 'Postal Service Suspended/ Return To Sender' on face with 'Pointed Finger' in red applied on return to Australia.

£80.00
Labuan

1898 | Labuan (DR17243)

Labuan. (Singapore - Ceylon). 1898. Labuan postal stationery card 3 cents green upgraded with SG 62, 1c grey-mauve tied by Labuan date stamp '12th July 98' addressed to Ceylon with Singapore transit 'Jy 16' and Colombo 'Jy 25th' with Kotagala arrival 'July 26th' all on face. Very attractive item to an unusual destination from Labuan.

£750.00
Sarawak

1945 | Sarawak (DR17242)

Sarawak. (Prisoner of War Mail). 1945. Type 5, Prisoner of War card addressed to England headed 'Furyo Yubin' (Prisoner of War Post) dated '19/5'45' and written from 'P.O.W. Camp. Borneo' (Kuching) with framed 'Boruneo Furyo Shuyosho (Borneo Prisoner of War Camp) with circular seal of "Sugu" in scarlet on face. (Tear at top).
See Cavendish (Watterson lot 2335

David Tett noted only eleven Type 5 cards from Borneo.

£1050.00
Sarawak

1943 | Sarawak (DR17241)

Sarawak. (Batu Lintang, Kuching Civilian Camp). 1943. Civilian card addressed to Manchester headed 'Furyo Yubin' (Prisoner of War Post) dated '3rd Oct 43' and written from Batu Lintang with 'Internment Camp, Borneo' printed on reverse, framed 'Boruneo Tekiseikokujin Yokuryusho Kanrikan (Borneo Enemy Person Internment Camp/ Administration Officer) with circular seal of "Sugu" in scarlet and boxed 'Crown/ Passed/ P.W. 903' applied on arrival and endorsed '19/9/44' indicating arrival in England.
David Tett noted only 5 Civilian cards plus one in the Bulterman collection and this card makes seven.
A separate Civilian compound or camp was opened to accommodate women and children at Batu Lintang.

£850.00
Sarawak

1931 | Sarawak (DR17240)

Sarawak. 1931. Postal stationery card 4c orange upgraded with SG 77, 2c bright purple tied by Kuching date stamp '16th Sept 1931' addressed to Germany. Philatelically inspired but a very rare postal stationery card paying the correct six cents rate to Europe, only 300 issued.

£350.00
Sarawak

1931 | Sarawak (DR17239)

Sarawak. 1931. Postal stationery card 2c green upgraded with SG 79, 4c brown-purple tied by Kuching date stamp '16th Sept 1931' addressed to Germany. Philatelically inspired but a very rare postal stationery card paying the correct six cents rate to Europe, only 300 issued.

£350.00
Sarawak

1942 | Sarawak (DR17237)

Sarawak. (P.O.W. Mail - 15th Punjab Regiment). 1942. India 9 pies green postal stationery card (overprinted 'Prisoner of War Post' for use by relatives of Indian Soldiers captured in Sarawak) written from Banda Dah dated '3rd Aug Aug 42' with framed 'Crown/ DHP/ 9' and hand-stamp 'DHP/ 157' in violet, addressed to '15th Punjab Regt. (Sarawak), British Prisoner of War/ c/o The Japanese Red Cross, Tokyo, Japan', a label has been stuck over the address with 'Simonoseki/ Nippon' date stamp '29/10/43' with framed Japanese censor 'Boruneo Furyo Shuyoshe' (Borneo Prisoner of War Camp) and hand-stamped on card and label 'Inconnu/ Retour' in carmine. Also noted in Japanese "There is no applicable person, hence return.
Note the thumb prints front and back to identify the sender.
Watterson lot 2306, Cavendish state only one of two cards known. (The card has had the label removed from right).

A small group of POW's originally captured in Borneo, the 2nd Battalion of The Punjab Regiment consisted of about 783 men. They had been captured in Dutch Borneo reputedly taken to Java but later ended up in Borneo/ Sarawak. The only known survivors were 45 men in Batu Lintang Camp when the Camp was liberated.

£1200.00
Sarawak

1950 | Sarawak (DR17236)

Sarawak. 1950. Registered envelope addressed to England bearing SG 168, 15c indigo and SG 170, 50c violet tied by Engkilli/ Sarawak date stamp in violet 'Ap 26 50' with hand-struck framed 'R/ Engkilli' in violet on face, routed via Siman Ggang '27/4' and Kuching '28/4' with Singapore and oval Registered/ Ryde Isle of Wight receiver '8th May' on reverse. Very attractive item and scarce item of registered mail. See Proud.

£75.00
North Borneo

1941 | North Borneo (DR17235)

North Borneo. 1941. Air Mail envelope addressed to London bearing North Borneo SG 312, 20c violet and grey (2) and 'War Tax' SG 319, 2c purple and blue tied by Sandakan/ North Borneo double ring with framed 'Passed By/ 20/ Censor/ North Borneo' on face in carmine. Very fine and scarce,

£295.00
North Borneo

1939 | North Borneo (DR17234)

North Borneo. 1939. Registered envelope addressed to Singapore bearing SG 308, 8c scarlet and SG 311, 15c brown and green tied by Jesselton/ Registration double ring with matching registered label and framed 'Passed by /2/ Censor/ North Borneo' with Singapore arrival.

£175.00
North Borneo

1941 | North Borneo (DR17233)

North Borneo. 1940. Envelope addressed to Surrey bearing North Borneo SG 308, 8c scarlet tied by Kudat/ North Borneo date stamp '9th Nov 40' with framed 'Passed By/ 12/ Censor/ North Borneo' in black on face. Scarce censor 'No 12' from Kudat. Lovely item.

£275.00
North Borneo

1909 | North Borneo (DR17232)

North Borneo. 1909. Registered envelope addressed to England bearing SG 158, 1c chocolate, SG 160. 2c green, SG 161, 3c lake, (2), SG 164, 4c scarlet and SG 165, 5c yellow brown tied by Lahat Datu date stamp '4th Sept' in blue with framed hand-struck 'R/ Lahat Datu' in blue on face, routed via Sandakan '11th Sept' with London and Birmingham arrival on reverse 'Oc 14'. Scarce item of registered mail from Lahat Datu.

£950.00
North Borneo

1905 | North Borneo (DR17231)

North Borneo. (Belgium). 1905. North Borneo postal stationery card '3 cents' brown upgraded with SG 127, 1c black and bistre tied by Sandakan date stamp addressed to Belgium. Fine item of commercial stationery to Belgium.

£150.00
North Borneo

1899 | North Borneo (DR17230)

North Borneo. (Singapore). 1899. North Borneo postal stationery card '3 cents' brown upgraded with SG 92, 1c black and bistre tied by Sandakan date stamp addressed to Singapore with arrival on face. Very fine, nice item of commercial mail.

£175.00
North Borneo

1900 | North Borneo (DR17229)

North Borneo. (Hong Kong). 1900. North Borneo postal stationery card '3 cents' brown upgraded with SG 92, 1c black and bistre tied by Sandakan date stamp '29 Dec 00', addressed to Hong Kong with arrival 'Ja4 01' on face. Very fine, nice item of incoming mail to Hong Kong.

£195.00
North Borneo

1899 | North Borneo (DR17228)

North Borneo. (Singapore). 1899. North Borneo postal stationery double reply card 'one cent' orange/ red upgraded with SG 96, 3c green and mauve tied by Sandakan date stamp addressed to Singapore with arrival on face. Lovely item.

£175.00
North Borneo

1897 | North Borneo (DR17227)

North Borneo. (Switzerland). 1897. North Borneo postal stationery double reply card 'one cent' orange/ red upgraded with SG 96, 3c green and mauve tied by Sandakan date stamp addressed to Switzerland with Bern receiver on front. Very colourful item.

£175.00
North Borneo

1908 | North Borneo (DR17226)

North Borneo. (Austria). 1908. North Borneo postal stationery card 3 cents brown upgraded with SG 127, 1c black and bistre tied by Jesselton date stamp addressed to Austria with Singapore transit and Wien arrival on face. Fine item

£175.00
Malaya

1865 | Malaya (DR17225)

Malaya. (France - Destination Mail). 1865. Envelope addressed to Poulo Penang, Malacca bearing French "Napoleon" Yvert 21, 10c bistre, Yvert 22, 20c blue and Yvert 23, 40c orange tied by '532' in dotted lozange with adjacent Bordeaux date stamp, boxed 'PD' in red and endorsed 'via Suez'. A remarkable incoming item from France to Penang. Very few items know, Lovely three colour franking in fine quality.

£1050.00
Malaya

1902 | Malaya (DR17224)

Malaya. (Straits Settlements - Postcards). 1902. Picture post card of 'Graveyard, 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 Reisebuchhandlung, Singapore.'

£75.00
Malaya

1902 | Malaya (DR17223)

Malaya. (Straits Settlements - Postcards). 1902. Picture post card of 'Road to Tanjong Pagar, 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.

£95.00
Malaya

17222 | Malaya (DR17222)

Malaya. (Straits Settlements - Postcards). 1902. Picture post card of 'Botanical 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 Reisebuchhandlining, Singapore.'

£75.00
Malaya

1902 | Malaya (DR17221)

Malaya. (Straits Settlements - Postcards). 1902 Picture post card of 'The Chinese Temple at Telak Ayer' addressed to France bearing Straits Settlements SG 110, 1c green (3) tied by Tanjong Pagar date stamp, routed via Singapore with Arachon arrival. Lovely card published by 'Max Ludwig, Ansun Road, Singapore'. Very fine.

£100.00
Malaya

1902 | Malaya (DR17220)

Malaya. (Straits Settlements). 1902. Picture post card of 'Kampong Bharn Road, 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. Lovely card published by 'Max Ludwig, Anson Road, Singapore.' Very fine.

£100.00
Malaya

1915 | Malaya (DR17219)

Malaya. (Johore). 1915. Illustrated Rice paper envelope addressed to Denmark bearing Johore SG 64, 4 purple and carmine (pair) tied by Johore double ring routed via Singapore with Hobro arrival on face. Very attractive item.

£165.00
Malaya

1905 | Malaya (DR17218)

Malaya. (Perak). 1905. Stamp-less Official mail envelope written from the 'British Residency, Perak' and signed by the Consulate at Kinta, addressed to Kampat, endorsed 'O.G.S.' and cancelled by Batu Gajah squared circle with Kampat arrival on reverse. Very fine scarce squared circle from Batu Gajah (Kinta) the Elephants Stone.

£450.00
Malaya

1895 | Malaya (DR17217)

Malaya. (German States). 1895. Illustrated Wurttemberg postal stationery card 3p brown upgraded with Yvert 57, 2p grey (2), and Yvert 58, 3p brown tied by Stuttgart date stamp '1st April 95' addressed to Penang, Straits Settlements with receiver and forwarded to Singapore 'Ap 29' on face. Rare item of incoming mail from Wurttemberg, German States.

£350.00
Malaya

1931 | Malaya (DR17216)

Malaya. (Kedah). 1931. Registered postal stationery envelope 15c blue upgraded with SG 54, 4c violet tied by 'Registered & Parcels/ Alor Star Kedah' double ring with registered label addressed to Kuala Lumpur with 'Kuala Lumpur/ Regn. Bch' double ring arrival on face. Very fine.

£275.00
Malaya

1940 | Malaya (DR17215)

Malaya. (Netherlands Indies. 1940. Illustrated advertising envelope addressed to Sumatra, Netherlands Indies bearing Straits Settlements SG 279, 2c green tied by Singapore double ring with framed 'Passed by/ Censor 123/ Singapore' in violet and hand-struck 'Militaire Censuur/ Medan' in violet on face. Nice item of censored mail paying the unopened printed matter rate.

£150.00
 Malaya

1940 | Malaya (DR17214)

Malaya. (Canada - Netherlands Indies). 1940. Air Mail envelope addressed to Batavia, Java, Netherlands Indies bearing Canada SG 365, 20c red-brown (pair) and SG 366, 50c green tied by Georgetown date stamp 'Sp 27 40', endorsed 'Via Pacific/ Trans Tasman to Sydney & KNILM to Batavia', routed via Singapore with 'Passed For Transmission/ Singapore' hand-stamp in violet and circular 'K' & '15' on face with Netherlands Indies 'Censuur Batavia' censor tape tied by 'Gecensureerd/3' hand-stamp on carmine on face and reverse with arrival '23rd Oct 40'. Superb item from Canada to Java via Singapore on Pacific Clipper.

£295.00
Malaya

1915 | Malaya (DR17213)

Malaya. (Kedah). 1915. Registered Straits Settlements postal stationery envelope 'ten cents' indigo upgraded with SG 196, 3c red tied by Singapore double ring with matching registration label and 'Passed Censor Singapore' straight-line censor on face addressed to Alor Star, routed via Penang with Alor Star/Kedah receiver on reverse.

£125.00
Malaya

1943 | Malaya (DR17212)

Malaya. (Prisoner of War Mail). 1943. Red Cross postal stationery card headed 'Franc de Port' sent by the Catholic Mission in Fribourg stamped 'Mission Catholique Suisse/ en favour/ des Prisonniers de Guuere/ Fribourg (Suisse)' dated 25th Jan 43' addressed to 'Au Comite International de la Croix Rouge, Palais du Conseil General, Geneva' enquiring about a POW in Malaya with circular 'Comite International de la Croix Rouge/ Geneve' in red on face. Fine item. (See David Tett, Malaya volume one page 73).

£175.00
Malaya

1942 | Malaya (DR17211)

Malaya. (Prisoner of War Mail). 1942. Malaya the first Prisoner of War card headed 'Furyo Yubin' (Prisoner of War Post) with pre-printed 'Furyo Shuyosho/ Ken'etsuzumi' and hand-stamped 'Marai' (Malaya) in violet with circular "Okazuki" censor seal, addressed to London with framed 'Crown/ Passed / PW 6101' in crimson on face.
Signalman May was taken Prisoner by the Japanese with the fall of Singapore February 15th 1942 and brought to Taiwan with 500 hundred other British POW's on the "Dai Nichi Maru" at first to 'Taichu Camp No 2' and later Taihoku Camp No 6'. This is the first card he wrote to his wife from Singapore informing her he was now a POW.

£175.00
Malaya

1946 | Malaya (DR17210)

Malaya. (Indian Filed Post Office in Singapore). 1946. Stamp-less Air Mail envelope headed 'On Active Service' addressed to England cancelled by 'F.P.O. No 594' date stamp '30th Nov 46' on reverse with 'Post Office/ Maritime Mail' cachet in red on face. Nice item sent from the Indian Field Post Office in Singapore.

£125.00
Malaya

1942 | Malaya (DR17209)

Malaya. (Prisoner of War Post). 1942. Stamp-less envelope headed 'Prisoners of War Post, Service Des Prisonnniers De Guerre' written from 'Mrs I.M. Bromley, Koyyalagudem, 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 Wungumbaukum double ring '7th Sept 42' and censor tape tied by 'Crown/ Passed DHP/ 9' hand-stamp applied in Bombay. Very fine.

£125.00
Malaya

1913 | Malaya (DR17208)

Malaya. (Straits Settlements). 1913. Straits Settlements postal stationery card 'one cent' green upgraded with SG 123, 1c grey-green tied by Penang double ring '29th June' addressed to London, underpaid with framed triangular 'T' hand-stamp with m/s '10c' in blue crayon and Paddington arrival with hand-struck '1d' charge with framed instructional 'Charge Not Paid/ Paddington DC' and forwarded to Houndsditch. Attractive item.

£95.00
Malaya

1895 | Malaya (DR17207)

Malaya. (Straits Settlements). 1895. Registered postal stationery double reply card 3c scarlet upgraded with SG 65, 5c blue tied by Singapore date stamp with boxed hand-struck 'R/ Singapore' addressed to Bordeaux with octagonal 'French paquebot 'Ligne N Paq. Fr. No 6' date stamp stamp (Salles 1924). Scarce use of registered postal stationery to France.

£650.00
Malaya

1939 | Malaya (DR17206)

Malaya. (Selangor). 1939. Envelope addressed to Teluk Anson, Perak bearing Selangor SG 68, 1c black with Federated States SG 53, 1c black and SG 55, 2c green mixed with Kelantan SG 15, black tied by Sabak Bernam double ring '8th June 1936', underpaid with framed triangular 'T' and m/s '02 Cts' on face. Interesting item taxed as Kelantan stamp 'Not Valid' Nice Provisional usage.

£105.00
Malaya

1938 | Malaya (DR17205)

Malaya. (Johore). 1938. Johore postal stationery card 2c green upgraded with SG 103, 1c purple and black (pair) tied by Muar double ring addressed to Scotland. Very fine.

£175.00
Malaya

1941 | Malaya (DR17204)

Malaya. (Kelantan - Indian Field Post Offices). 1941. Envelope addressed to the 'Indian Military Hospital, India' bearing Kelantan SG 45, 8c olive tied by 'F.P.O./ No 34' date stamp '5th Feb 41' with framed 'Passed by Censor'/ Crown/ No 2578' censor cachet in violet on face and arrival in Forzepore on reverse. Scarce item from the Indian Filed Post Office 34 in Kuth Bahru, Kelantan.

£350.00
Malaya

1901 | Malaya (DR17203)

Malaya. (Straits Settlements). 1901. Picture post card of 'River scene at Kualakangsa' addressed to Tientsin, China bearing Straits Settlements SG 153, 3c red tied by Singapore double ring 'Oct 11', routed via Shanghai/ Br P.O.' date stamp 'Oc 21' and Imperial and British Post Office Tienstin receivers on face (Webb Type B). Lovely item.

£150.00

Philatelic News & Information

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Blog Post 1

21st Aug 2018

No Exhibitions for the last 18 months our last show was Singapore 2019 but we hope to be on the road soon. looking forward to meeting everyone again in 2022.

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Blog Post 2

30th Jul 2018

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'.


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