Auction Details
Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Auction 44) Day 1 of 2
Auctioneer: Argyll Etkin Limited Location: London
Contact: Tel: 0207 930 6100 Fax: 0207 494 288
Date: 26th September 2019 Time: 12:00PM
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Auction Lots - Page 20
951
Click to view full image... Selangor. 1939-41 Covers sent at the 2c printed matter rate to G.B, with boxed "TRAIN LETTER"; 6c printed matter rate to USA; 8c rate to Hong Kong; 15c rate to Peru; and 15c registration envelope uprated 20c paying the 35c registered AR rate from Kuala Kubu Bharu to India, four differing types of Singapore or Penang censors, an unusual group. (5). Photo on Page 144. £160-200
952
Click to view full image... Selangor. 1940-41 Air Mail covers franked at the 50c rate to Australia, or 55c rate to G.B (3) or Australia (2, one overfranked at 63c), one from Bukit Rotan, five differing types of Singapore or Penang censors with various numbers, two also censored in Australia, all fine. (6). Photo on Page 144. £150-180
953
Click to view full image... Trengganu. 1939 Covers franked 8c to G.B or Canada, censored in Singapore with violet boxed "PASSED BY / CENSOR", number "22" with the lower right corner clipped, or number "11" with three corners clipped. These censors with clipped corners probably done to identify other censors using these marks whilst new handstamps were being made, this No. "11" cachet the only recorded example with three clipped corners. (2). Photo on Page 144. £150-180

Clipper Rate Air Mails

954
  1940-41 Covers from Singapore to the USA (6) or Canada franked $1.40 for sea mail to Hong Kong or Manila and then by air to the USA (4), or $1.90 for air mail to New Zealand (3). One cover torn with a U.S Officially Sealed label applied, another illustrated "Clipper air mail from the Hawaiian Islands" cover franked 20c from U.S.S "Helena" to Singapore, handstamped "Insufficiently paid for / clipper air mail" then reposted back to USA franked $1.90. An interesting group, all censored in Singapore, three differing censor types with various numbers. (7). £200-240
955
Click to view full image... 1941 (May 9/10) First flight of the clipper service from San Francisco to Singapore, philatelic covers flown from Manila to Singapore (3), Singapore to Manila (with circular First Flight cachet, applied to just 38 covers), Guam or San Francisco, all with triangular "PASSED FOR / TRANSMISSION", various numbers; and a commercial cover from Penang (May 12) franked $1.45 to the USA, with boxed "Opened by Censor 2" cachet. This was the one and only flight from Singapore to San Francisco at the $1.45 rate, the "California" clipper departing on May 12th and arriving on the 20th; the rate was then reduced to $1.40 on May 27th, prior to the next clipper flight. A good group, the commercial cover very scarce. (7). Photo on Page 144. £200-250
956
Click to view full image... 1941 Covers franked at the $1.40 rate to USA or Canada, the rate in force for 35 days (May 27 - June 30) during which only three clipper flights left Singapore, comprising May 28 cover from Singapore to USA with meter machine U2 carried on the first of these three flights, and June 19 cover from Temerloh to Canada franked Pahang $1 + 40c, carried on the third and final flight at this rate, both with differing censor cachets. A fine and very scarce pair. (2). Photo on Page 144. £180-220
957
  1941 Covers to the USA sent at the $1.50 rate (3) or $3 double rate, one cover from Penang with thirteen stamps applied to pay the correct $1.50 rate, another from Malacca with meter machine U14, all fine. (4). £180-220
958
Click to view full image... 1941 (Sep/Oct) Triple rate covers from Singapore to the USA or Canada franked $4.50, both carried on the "Pacific" clipper which left Singapore on October 6th, having been delayed on its inbound flight after breaking a propeller at Guam. The cover to Canada (26x18cm) franked 50c + $2 pair (three vertical folds, one through one $2 stamp), the cover to USA bearing 50c + four $1 stamps, both with violet "PASSED BY / CENSOR 20 / A" or similar number "70" cachet (both very low numbers). A good pair. (2). Photo on Page 144. £200-240
959
Click to view full image... 1941 (Aug 29) Registered cover (23x14cm) from Singapore to New York franked an incredible $13.65 (15c registration + nine x $1.50 rate, weight 8-9oz), the franking comprising 5c, 10c, 50c, $1 vertical strip of three and $5 vertical pair, carried on the "Honolulu" clipper which left Singapore on September 10th, arriving at San Francisco on the 15th. Handstamped "PASSED BY / CENSOR 300 / A" and oval "U.S CUSTOMS / FREE OF DUTY / Port of NEW YORK", backstamped at Singapore and New York (Sep 21). Two light vertical folds (well away from the stamps), otherwise fine, a remarkable franking. Photo on Page 148. £600-800
960
Click to view full image... Selangor. 1941 Covers from Kuala Lumpur to England franked at the $2 "two ocean" clipper rate, the first cover (July 7) bearing Selangor 1935-41 $2, the second cover (Sep 30) with Selangor 1941 $2 (S.G. 87), differing Singapore censors, a fine and scarce pair. (2). Photo on Page 144. £250-300
961
Click to view full image... 1941 Covers from Singapore to G.B franked at the $2 "two ocean" clipper rate, the first two covers with triangular "PASSED FOR / TRANSMISSION / 71" (July 17) or "111" (Sep 9); the final cover (Dec 6) scheduled to leave Singapore on the December 8th clipper which returned to Wake Island on December 7th, never reaching Singapore due to the news of the attack on Pearl Harbour, the cover sent by air by an unknown route, with "PASSED BY / CENSOR 312 / A". A good trio, the final cover intended for the aborted clipper flight very unusual. (3). Photo on Page 144. £200-240
962
Click to view full image... Selangor. 1941 (Sep 3) Registered cover from Kuala Lumpur to London franked at the $2.15 registered "two ocean" clipper rate by Selangor 5c (3) + 1941 $2 (S.G. 87), addressed c/o British Philatelic Association and endorsed "Stamps for collectors only returned from approval, not liable for duty". Handstamped triangular "PASSED FOR / TRANSMISSION / 73" and bearing "Examined by the / BRITISH PHILATELIC ASSOCIATION Ltd" seal. A very unusual cover. Photo on Page 148. £180-200
963
Click to view full image... Palestine - Forces Mail. 1940 (Aug 2/14) Covers from Palestine to G.B franked at the 3/- clipper rate by G.B 1½d (4) + 2/6, one cover from F.P.O 121 at Tiberias, the other a green Honour Envelope from F.P.O 123, both with British army censor cachet, triangular "PASSED FOR / TRANSMISSION / 49 / SINGAPORE" and "TO BE FORWARDED BY / AIR FROM SINGAPORE". Both very early (possibly first day?) uses of this routing cachet (first recorded used August 16), carried on the clipper "ANZAC" which left Singapore on August 21st. The Honour Envelope with a little creasing and small tear at right edge, the other cover superb. (2). Photo on Page 148. £180-220
964
Click to view full image... Palestine/India. 1940-41 Covers comprising 1940 (Aug 14) cover from Haifa to USA bearing Palestine 10m, 20m, 50m, 100m and 200m with Palestine censor and triangular "PASSED FOR / TRANSMISSION / 1 / SINGAPORE", and a 1941 (May 19) cover from Calcutta to Switzerland bearing India 3½a, 1r and 2r, both handstamped "TO BE FORWARDED BY / AIR FROM SINGAPORE". Two fine clipper covers, the Palestine cover possibly a first day use of the routing cachet. (2). Photo on Page 148. £150-180
965
  Netherlands Indies. 1940-41 Covers from the Netherlands Indies to USA (5) or England, the covers to USA franked 80c, 125c, 145c (2) or 165c (registered) all with circular framed letter and number routing handstamps, the 1941 (Dec 12) cover to England franked 1g, all censored in Singapore. Two 1941 (Nov 28/29) covers carried on the "China" clipper on the final flight to leave Singapore on November 30th, the cover to England intended for the following flight which was aborted due to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour. The final cover with address partly inked out, otherwise fine and an unusual group. (6). £220-260
966
Click to view full image... Egypt/Iraq. 1940-41 Covers from Iraq to USA (3) franked 130f (2) or 135f, Egypt to Jamaica franked 242m or Egypt to USA franked 117m all sent by Trans-Pacific clipper, the Iraq covers all with circular framed letter and number routing handstamps and Singapore censors. A good lot, the Egypt to Jamaica cover very unusual. (5). Photo on Page 148. £220-260
967
Click to view full image... Barbados/Indo-China. 1941 (June 3) Registered Cover franked 5/9 from Barbados to Saigon bearing 1d, 2d block of four and 5/- (the first day of issue of the 2d and 5/- values), redirected to New York with Indo-China 5c, $1 and $2 applied, with circular "B" and "10" routing marks, Barbados censors seal, backstamped at Barbados, Trinidad, San Juan, San Francisco, Saigon (July 12), Honolulu and New York, an unusual cover. Photo on Page 150. £120-150
968
  1941 Covers comprising registered cover from Bangkok (May 7) to USA franked 200st with circular letter and number routing handstamps and triangular "PASSED FOR / TRANSMISSION / 7"; cover from Holland (Sep 16) to Netherlands Indies redirected with a label to "Fleet Mail Officer, H.M Naval Base, Singapore", censored in Germany and Dutch Indies; cover from Canada (Oct 18) to Java franked 90c, censored in Canada, Singapore and Dutch Indies, circular routing handstamps (two punch holes); cover from Fiji (Nov 9) franked 2/9 to Singapore with "First Transpacific Air Mail, Suva Fiji to Auckland N.Z" cachet; also a cover from G.B (Dec 29) to Singapore franked 5/-, returned handstamped "TRANSPACIFIC / SERVICE SUSPENDED". (5). £150-180

Other Mails to or via Singapore or Penang

969
Click to view full image... 1939 (Nov 28) - 1940 (Jan 2) Covers (3) and a postcard from Java to Germany all with boxed "OPENED BY BRITISH / NAVAL AUTHORITIES", the three covers with red censor seals, two censored in Germany, one cover with a clipped corner, otherwise fine. A scarce censor cachet (applied at Singapore, or possibly on a British naval ship), used on mail intercepted by the Royal Navy. (4). Photo on Page 150. £250-300
970
Click to view full image... 1939 (Sep 9-19) Covers from Thailand franked 15st to Penang or England (registered) or the 10st printed matter rate to USA, all with circular "PASSED BY CENSOR / (arms) / PENANG". A scarce censor cachet only recorded in September 1939, one an exceptionally fine strike. (3). Photo on Page 150. £120-140
971
  1939-40 Covers from Holland, USA or China to Singapore, or Philippines to France all with violet numbered boxed "PASSED BY / CENSOR" comprising number 2 on an early cover received at Singapore on 8th September 1939 and forwarded to Netherlands Indies, cover from USA redirected back to the sender with two censors numbered "5" and "11" (with clipped lower right corner), 1939 (Aug 25) cover from Manila with number "10" (lower right corner clipped, an early use), and number "68" on a cover from China sent via Hong Kong. (4). £120-150
972
  1939-41 Covers from the Netherlands Indies to Europe (5), Thailand (2), China, Sarawak, USA, Kedah or Singapore, various rates, all censored in Singapore or Penang, five types of censor cachets with various numbers, the 1940 (June 1) cover to USA franked 145c for KLM service via Europe but handstamped "RETOUR AFZENDER / Verbinding per KLM / Verbroken" and returned (this air route suspended after Italy's entry into the war), then reposted with a further 50c in stamps to go Trans-Pacific air route via Hong Kong. (12). £300-350
973
  1939-41 Covers from Philippines to Switzerland or Palestine; Indo-China to India (2), Australia (2), U.S.A or N.Z forces in Egypt; or Thailand to G.B or Australia, various rates, all censored in Singapore or Penang, seven types of censor cachet with various numbers. (10). £150-180
974
  1939-48 Covers and cards to Malaysia comprising items from Thailand (4), Indo-China, Italy, G.B, Philippines, USA, Japan or Switzerland all censored in Singapore or Penang, five types of censors with various numbers. Also a 1939 (Aug 1) postcard from Italy to Malaya but missent to Malaga with Spanish "CENSURA MILITAR"; covers from India and Australia censored at origin only; and a 1948 cover from Japan to Singapore with cachet of U.S censor in Japan. (15). £180-220
975
  1940-41 Covers from Timor to USA, China to South Africa, Madagascar to USA, South Africa to Netherlands Indies (franked 1/8 air mail) or Kenya to Netherlands Indies all censored in Singapore with triangular "PASSED FOR / TRANSMISSION" (3, two with "Singapore" at base) or "PASSED BY / CENSOR / SINGAPORE" (2), various numbers; also 1939 registered cover from Mauritius to Saigon franked 40c via Singapore with Mauritius and Indo-China censors, 1940 cover from Egypt to Perak franked Army Post 10m with army censors, and a Palestine cover to Johore but bearing "Returned to Sender by the Censor" label, an unusual group. (8). £180-220

End of Day 1

Auction Details
Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Auction 44) Day 1 of 2
Auctioneer: Argyll Etkin Limited Location: London
Contact: Tel: 0207 930 6100 Fax: 0207 494 288
Date: 26th September 2019 Time: 12:00PM
Details: Please contact office for viewing details.
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