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G.B & Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Auction 54) Day 2 of 2
Auctioneer: Argyll Etkin Limited Location: London
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Date: 26th April 2024 Time: 10:30AM
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MALAYA

Featuring the Gordon Peters Collection of stamps and postal history from the Straits Settlements, Christmas Island, Cocos Island, British P.O. in Bangkok and Singapore. Further sections from this fine collection will be sold in our Autumn 2024 auction.


(Also see lots 754, 1737, 1830)


1000
  1839-1993 Covers and cards including 1839-50 entire letters from Singapore with "INDIA LETTER / PENZANCE" or boxed "SINGAPORE / Bearing" datestamp, 1894 printed circular sent at the 2c printed matter rate from Singapore to Hawaii, 1896 cover to Singapore bearing Pahang 1c, 2c, 5c, postage due mail, WW1 and WW2 censors with circular framed "4" and "K" on Clipper cover from Iraq to USA, picture postcards, 1941 stampless "O.H.M.S / POPPY DAY FUND" cover with violet "CHINESE PROTECTORATE / PENANG" posted within Penang, postal stationery with F.M.S registration envelopes used, Specimen stationery, etc. Also "Reports on the Federated Malay States for 1898". Some faults, a useful lot with some interesting items. (c.250). £400-500
1001
  QV - Modern mint and used accumulation including Straits, F.M.S, Straits issues overprinted for various states including Sungei Ujong S.G. 19 mint, Perak S.G. 27 used, S.G. 28 mint and used, Pahang S.G. 7 unused, Specimen stamps, 1933 Survey Dept. Essay Perak 50c grey block of four type G, 1941 Dry Rubber Export coupons from F.M.S (2), Johore or Sarawak, 1947 U.P.U Congress presentation booklet containing B.M.A 1c - $2, etc. (Many 100s). £300-500
1002
  1867-1973 Mint and used selection on stockcards, many useful single stamps or sets including Straits 1867 1½c on ½a mint, 1937-41 sets mint (2 sets, also additional $1 -$5), B.M.A set mint (additional $5 green and red) and used, 1950-55 definitive sets from Johore, Kedah, Kelantan, Perak, Perlis and Trengganu all mint, 1949-52 KGVI sets from Malacca, Penang, Singapore (both perfs, additional perf 14 $2 pair, $5) all mint, etc., a few faults. (100s). £300-500
1003
  1880-1962 Mainly mint selection on pages and in a stockbook, including Straits 1887 32c watermark inverted, BMA overprints with $5 green and red on emerald (3), Pahang 1935-41 set, Specimen stamps with Negri Sembilan 1935-41 set (a few faults), Perak 1895-99 set (faults), 1935-37 1c - $5 (no $1), 1938-41 1c - $5 (no 2c green, 5c, 40c), Straits Settlements 1937-41 1c - $5 (16 values, no die II 2c - 5c), Kelantan 1911 1c - $25 Specimen and mint sets of twelve (both missing the 1915 $1), etc. (100s). £400-500
1004
  Tuberculosis Seals. 1949-87 Collection well written up on pages with labels from Singapore and Malaysia, many blocks and complete sheets (including Singapore 1949-52, 1955-63 sheets of twenty), some covers, slogan cancels, etc. (100s). £150-200
1005
Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image... Revenues. 1936-37 $25 Revenue stamps from Kedah, Kelantan and Pahang, all mint, Pahang $25 with tiny thin and Kelantan $25 with toned corner perf, otherwise fine and scarce. (3). Photo on Page 88. £200-250
1006
Click to view full image... B.M.A. 1945 Unissued 8c grey, fine mint. S.G. £550. Photo on Page 76. £140-160
1007
Click to view full image... B.M.A./Malayan Union. 1946 Unissued Malayan Union 8c carmine Victory stamp, superb unmounted mint. S.G. £700. Photo on Page 76. £200-250
1008
Click to view full image... Federated Malay States. 1900 Crown CC $25 green and orange postally used with Ipoh c.d.s, good colour, light crease at lower right, otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. 26, £2,500. Photo on Page 216. £200-250
1009
Click to view full image... Federated Malay States. 1922-34 $2 Green and red on yellow and $5 green and red on green both superb mint. S.G. 79, 81, £450. (2). Photo on Page 76. £100-120
1010
  Johore. 1908-64 Covers, cards and ephemera including 1913 Red Band envelope from Kota Tinggi to Penang, 1910 Johore Hotel pictorial advertising envelope to England with Johore 1c block on reverse cancelled at Singapore, 1921 real photo picture postcard of an open-cast iron ore mine at Batu Bakat posted to USA franked 3c, etc. (25). £150-200
1011
  Johore - Sultans. 1923-55 Covers (9), postcards and ephemera including 1923 stampless official covers from the Private Secretary to the Sultan registered to Singapore (2), 1926 cover with the Sultan's crest on the flap registered to Germany franked 33c, 1936-38 covers from the Private Secretary to the Sultan franked 12c to USA (2, one with letter), 1941 (Nov 27) cover from London to the Sultan franked 5/- but returned with "POSTAGE REFUNDED", 1949-55 stamped covers to England (2) or USA all with the cachet of the Sultan on the front (3, two signed by the Sultan above the cachet), also 1949 calling card and letter signed by the Sultan, 1926 luncheon invitation and four picture postcards. (16). £300-400
1012
Click to view full image... Johore. 1926 $500 Blue and red fiscally used, fine. S.G. 128, £450. Photo on Page 76. £100-120
1013
  Kedah. 1905-57 Covers and cards, picture postcards, photos and ephemera including 1951 air letter from India with handstruck slogan asking local people to write to P.O Box 5000 with information about Communists (Proud HS10 of Alor Star), 1938 AR card, 1938 drivers licence, picture postcards (19), etc. (48). £300-350
1014
Click to view full image... Kedah. 1937 10c - $5 Set of nine perfined "SPECIMEN" and the issued set all mint, also $1 block of 24 unmounted, the 25c and 30c Specimen with a few short perfs, otherwise fine. S.G. 60/8, £865. (42). Photo on Page 88. £180-220
1015
  Negri Sembilan. 1936 $5 Green and red on emerald, unmounted mint block of six (2x3), margin at left. S.G. 39, £300+. £100-120
1016
  Perak. 1900 One Cent on 2c mint pane of sixty, blocks of thirty, twelve, nine, six and a strip of three, with varieties antique "e" in "One" or "Cent" (2); and One Cent on 5c part pane of 56 and an inter-panneau pair, all mint. S.G. 81/2, £375+. (178). £100-150
1017
  Perak. 1938-41 1c - $5 Set of nineteen perfined "SPECIMEN", 5c with minor toning, otherwise fine mint. S.G. 103/21s, £650. (19). £130-150
1018
Click to view full image... Perak. 1938-41 1c - $5 Set of nineteen mint, $5 with very minor gum crease not noticeable from the front, otherwise fine. S.G. 103/21, £1,100. (19). Photo on Page 76. £200-250
1019
Click to view full image... Perlis. 1919 (Aug 20) Registered cover from Perlis to Penang bearing Straits Settlements 1c (2), 4c + Kedah 2c (2), 4c, also pieces bearing Straits Settlements 4c with Perlis cancels (3, May 30 - June 19). Straits Settlements 1c and 4c stamps were authorised for use in Perlis in 1919 during a shortage of stamps. (4). Photo on Page 150. £150-200
1020
  Perlis. 1919 (Oct 1-14) Covers from Perlis to L.K. Seng in Penang all bearing Straits Settlements 1c and 4c stamps in combination with Kedah stamps, three registered. (4). £150-200
1021
  Selangor. 1935-41 2c - $5 (no 1c, additional 15c) perfined "SPECIMEN", fine mint. S.G. 69/85s. (18). £100-120
1022
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... Trengganu. 1941 Unissued 3c blue-green, mounted mint, one with minor toning, the other fine. S.G. £2,800. (2). Photo on Page 76. £200-250
1023
  Japanese Occupation. Various mint stamps including 1942 (Apr.) Selangor $5 unmounted marginal pair (S.G. J223, each initialled by Milo Rowell); 1942 (May) Pahang 8c block of twelve with various printers blocks within the overprint, two with "8" before "MALAYA" or "2602" (S.G. J241var), mounted, some stuck down to the page; 1942 (May) Perak $5 unmounted block of four (S.G. J253), etc. (77). £150-180
1024
  Malaysia. 1957-2005 Mint collections with Malayan Federation, Malaysia national and state issues, a very extensive lot with studies of the orchids, birds and agricultural produce issues showing the differing perfs and watermarks, many complete sheets and blocks, marginal imprints, varieties, some F.D.Cs and commercial covers, a very large quantity and catalogue value. (1,000s). £500-800
1025
  Malaysia. 1965-90 Imperforate proofs for Malaysian national or state issues, some for completed designs, others for the vignette or frame only, some in unissued colours or single colour separations, all on gummed paper, including Kedah 1965 20c orchids pair, others for the 1971 Butterflies issue (13), 1979 flowers issue (8), 1986 agricultural products issue (29), 1990 Visit Malaysia Year (16), etc. (76). £300-400
1026
  Malaysia. 1978 4th Commonwealth Postal Administration Conference at Kuala Lumpur, imperforate proofs in the three issued designs with an additional 50c proof in an unadopted design, two proofs for both the 10c and 25c stamps with differing shades of green, all six proofs within individual John Waddington Ltd "Original Proof" card folders, a little staining to the folder covers, the proofs fine and very scarce. (6). £700-1,000
1027
  Malaysia. 2005 Malaysia Birds Issue, 20s block of ten (2 x 5), the central vertical pair imperforate horizontally and vertically at left, unmounted mint, a very striking perforation variety. £100-120

Sungei Ujong

1028
Click to view full image... 1878 2c Brown handstamped with Cresent Star and SU in oval device, used with Malacca "B/172" cancel (Seremban had stamps but no cancels until c1882), faint red mark at lower-right (probably a Malacca Paid datestamp), light grease marks (or possibly very minor thins) on reverse from old mounts, a very attractive copy of this scarce stamp. S.G. 1, £5,500. Photo on Front Cover. £600-800
1029
Click to view full image... 1878 2c Brown handstamped with Crescent Star and SU in oval device, used with Malacca "B/172" cancel. With BPA Certificate (1982) which states 'thinned' (the thinning very shallow). An attractive example of this scarce stamp. S.G. 1, £5,500. Photo on Page 148. £500-600
1030
  Two well executed Forgeries of the oval device on mint or unused Straits Settlements 2c brown (stated to be the 'Freidl' forgery), also bogus handstamp on India ½a blue as noted in the S.G. footnote (8 used, three appear similar to the device in the Fournier Album de Facsimiles). (10). £100-150
1031
  1881 2c Brown with "N" of "UJONG" wide (S.G. 2), used with fine "B/172" cancel, thinned and lower-left corner defective and reinforced but still an attractive example of this rare stamp. Also 1881 2c "S" wide (S.G 5, thin), 1881 2c evenly spaced "UJONG" (2, S.G. 6, from different units of triplet), 1881 words more equally spaced selection comprising S.G.7 (2), 8 (2), 9, 10, 11 (4, from both units of triplet), and S.G.10 (2), 11 from the scarcer defective "G" in "UJONG" setting, all mint or unused, mainly good to fine appearance, a few with faults but a good lot of these difficult early issues. S.G. £11,725. (17). £1,000-1,500
1032
  1882 S.U. Overprints, 2c brown with stops (2) or without stops (6, two with "S" low), all measured to indicate different units of triplets, all unused without gum (as is usual for these), most of good to fine appearance, a few faults. Also 4c rose with stops (Norris type 1 measuring 10.3mm), unused, thinned and other slight faults but a presentable example of this rarity. S.G. 13/5, £8,500. (9). £500-600
1033
Click to view full image... 1882-84 2c Brown, "S" wide, fine used with light bars cancel. S.G. 16, £1,300. Photo on Page 148. £400-500
1034
  1882-84 2c Brown with all letters narrow (2, one with defective 'G' in "UJONG"), or with wide "S", one example of each overprint type fine used with bars cancels, the third stamp neatly pen cancelled, a few small faults but a rare offering of the complete triplet. S.G. 15/6, £3,000. (3). £500-600
1035
Click to view full image... 1882-84 4c Rose, "S" wide, used with neat bars cancel, light toning, the colour a little pale. Rare, only 250 requisitioned of this value. S.G. 23, £3,500. Photo on Page 148. £300-400
1036
Click to view full image... 1882-84 8c Orange, "S" wide, fine mint with gum, hinge remainders. Rare, only 250 requisitioned of this value, signed Bloch. S.G. 25, £3,500. Photo on Page 148. £800-1,000
1037
  1882-84 10c Slate mint, comprising all letters narrow, wide "S", all letters narrow with defective "G" in "UJONG", minor faults mainly to reverse and gum toning but all of good appearance, a rare offering of the complete triplet. S.G. 26/7, £2,500. (3). £400-5001038 3 1882-84 10c Slate, all letters narrow, from the 1st and 3rd units of triplet, both with bars cancels (very light on defective "G" 3rd unit), fine. S.G. 26, £1,000. (2). Photo on Page 148. £250-300
1039
Click to view full image... 1882-84 10c Slate, all letters narrow with defective "G" in "UJONG", fine used with light bars cancel. Signed Bloch, with BPA Certificate (1984). S.G. 26, £500. Photo on Page 148. £180-200
1040
  1882-84 2c Rose triplet of S.G. 17 + 18 + 19, mint trio plus two of each used; triplet of S.G. 19 (4, different to previous triplet) + 20 (3, one used) + 21 (4), mint or unused, a few faults, mainly good to fine appearance. S.G. 17/21, £4,410. (20). £500-600
1041
  1883-84 2c Brown with stop after "UJONG", triplet strip of three, block of four with 1st and 2nd units, and two horizontal pairs comprising units 2 and 3, all fine mint. S.G. 28/30, £715+. (11). £200-250
1042
  1883-84 Selection with 2c brown S.G.28 (5), 29 (6), 30 (5); 2c rose triplet comprising S.G.31(3), 32, 33 (5, one with "SUNGEI" slightly double), and a scarcer triplet unlisted by S.G. or Wood with different positioning of letters comprising S.G.33 (4) + 31 (2) + 32; 4c brown S.G.34 (3), 35 (2), 36, mainly mint or unused, a few faults but most of good to fine appearance, a useful lot. S.G. £5,810. (38). £700-800
1043
Click to view full image... 1889 2c Rose, italic capitals with full stop, error "UNJOG", used with fine red bars cancel, one pulled and a couple of blunt perfs at upper-right, an attractive example of this rare stamp. Ex Frank Godden, with RPS Certificate (1926). S.G. 44a, £3,500. Photo on Page 148. £500-600
1044
  1885-90 Overprints in various founts, the collection comprising S.G.37 (2), 37a (2, double overprint, both pale colour), 38 (17), 38a (a good double overprint but repaired, with RPS Certificate), 39 (4), 40 (6), 41 (3), 42 (18), 43 (29, three the antique 'N' with one used but surface defect), 44 (6), 45 (32, one with misplaced overprint), 45a (antique "G" in "SUNGEI", used), mainly mint or unused, some later issues used with various cancels, mixed condition but some fine, with research in to triplets or printers type varieties. A useful lot. S.G. 37/45a, £10,100. (121). £1,000-1,500
1045
Click to view full image... 1891 2c on 24c Green mint, type 31 surcharge from row 1, no. 2, mint, slight hinge remainders, very fine for this issue. A scarce stamp. S.G.46, £1,100. Photo on Page 148. £300-350
1046
Click to view full image... 1891 2c on 24c Green, type 34 surcharge with antique "G" in "SUNGEI", fine used with neat violet cancel. A rare stamp. S.G 49a, £2,250 unused, unpriced used. Photo on Page 148. £600-700
1047
Click to view full image... 1891 2c on 24c Green, type 34 surcharge with antique "G" in "UJONG", unused without gum, fine and scarce. With BPA Certificate (1990). S.G. 49b, £2,250. Photo on Page 148. £300-350
1048
  1891 2c on 24c Green, small study comprising S.G. 46 used, 47 (5, three mint, two used <\a> with one of each from 4/1 showing cut across "Two", which also occurs on this issue for Pahang, Perak and Selangor), 48 (2 mint, both dropped 'I'), 49 (4, two mint, two used), also inverted watermark S.G.47w (2 used, 2/2 with small corner crease, 3/6 with brown mark at foot), a few small faults but mainly of good appearance and a difficult lot to replicate. Circa 2,000 printed of all types. S.G. 46/9, £9,375. (14). £1,000-1,500
1049
  1891-95 Key Plate issues, the collection comprising 2c rose (9), 5c blue (89, with a pane of 60), 2c orange (111, with a pane of 60), 1c on 5c (27), 3c on 5c (17), 1895 3c (38, with a mint block of 20, minor creasing), set of six overprinted "SPECIMEN", a few minor varieties, etc., mainly mint, most good to fine. S.G. 50/5, £3,100. (291). £500-600

Straits Settlements

Prestamp Mail

1050
  1825-67 Entire letters (9) and an entire from Singapore to G.B (6), France (3) or Holland, including 1825 Missionary letter with red "INDIA LETTER / PORTSMOUTH", 1855 printed market report to France with Alexandria British P.O datestamp, others with boxed "SINGAPORE / Bearing" (3) or red "SINGAPORE / Paid" datestamps, Singapore P.O c.d.s (3), etc. (10). £150-200
Auction Details
G.B & Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Auction 54) Day 2 of 2
Auctioneer: Argyll Etkin Limited Location: London
Contact: Tel: 0207 930 6100 Fax: 0207 494 288
Date: 26th April 2024 Time: 10:30AM
Details: For viewing details and enquiries regarding this auction - Telephone No. 0207 930 6100
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