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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Auction Lots - Page 8
1351
  Governors, Personalities, etc. 1907-48 Postcards, covers and ephemera including Christmas cards from Sir Cecil Clementi or Sir Shenton Thomas, advertising envelopes to Prof. E. Corner at The Botanic Gardens (2), etc. (25). £100-150
1352
  1900-1990 Printed ephemera including photos, trade and cigarette cards, printed envelopes, picture postcards, 1912 lobster shaped card "Singapore in a lobster" containing pull-out views of Singapore, 1941 Air Raid Warden appointment card, etc. (75). £150-200
1353
  Malacca. 1897-1981 Covers, cards and photos, including 1897 photos of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee celebrations (2), 1920-40 Malacca Guest House printed envelopes all postally used (3, the first a bark envelope), real photo postcard of the Post Office, etc. (20). £100-150
1354
  Rubber Control. 1940-42 Coupons for the export of dry rubber (16) or coagulant (13), issued in Straits Settlements (2), F.M.S (18), Kedah (4), Johore (4) or Selanger, also a 1941 official cover from The Secretary, Rubber Regulation, Johore. (30). £150-200
1355
  c.1893-1900 Coloured postcards with views of Singapore, Collyer Quai and the Adelphi Hotel (posted in 1898), Boustead Institute (posted in 1900), Kampong Bahru or St Andrews Cathedral & Raffles Monument, the first two with Royal arms on reverse removed or masked by the stamp, fine early cards. (4). £100-150
1356
  1901-04 Postal stationery postcards with photos applied to the reverse, a QV 3c card bearing a photo of a Malay girl posted from Singapore to USA, and two KEVII 3c cards bearing photos of a Malay village or the Malay Museum, both posted from Singapore to England, all fine quality photos, very unusual. (3). £100-150
1357
  1911 Aviation Meeting. Real photo picture postcard depicting J. Christiaens biplane in flight, a small piece of the surface torn away at upper right corner, otherwise a fine and rare card. Posted from Singapore to USA franked 3c, the interesting message including "The picture represents the aeroplane ascent in Singapore in June 1910 [1911], Mr J. Christiaens was the aviator. He was the first aviator to visit this island. The field represented is called the Race Course. I myself witnessed his flights.". £200-300
1358
Click to view full image... 1911 Aviation Meeting. Picture postcard of "Aviation Meeting (Race Course) March 1911" depicting J. Christiaens in his biplane, published by Max H. Hilckes of Singapore, unused. A scarce card of the first aeroplane to visit Singapore. Photo on Page 178. £200-300
1359
  1911 Aviation Meeting. Two picture postcards of "First Aeroplane Flight Race-Course Singapore 16th (17th) March 1911", one depicting J. Christiaens in his Bristol biplane, the other the plane in flight. The first card with a 1c stamp on the front cancelled to order at Singapore (Mar 23), the second posted in 1913 from Singapore to France franked 3c, this card with corner creases, otherwise fine and scarce. (2). £350-450
1360
  c.1920 Double length real photo panoramic postcards with fine real photo views of Raffles Square or Orchard Road with the railway at right, "Post Card" reverses, unused, fine and very scarce. (2). £100-150
1361
  1922 Royal Visit of Prince of Wales & Malaya-Borneo Exhibition. Real photo postcards (24, also two photos) of the Prince of Wales, decorations for his visit, or the exhibition. Also a stampless registered cover to London with enclosed G.P.O letter stating "the temporary Post Office at the Malaya-Borneo Exhibition was closed on 17th April, no special postmark was used". A fine group. (27). £200-300
1362
  1899-1937 Picture postcards including postmen (3), policeman (also a photo), stamp and coin cards (3), 1935 Silver Jubilee (2) or 1937 Coronation (3) decorations, General Post Office (6), street scenes, two scarce 1907 double length panoramic cards (one by Hartwig & Co., with stamps removed, the other by G.R Lambert & Co., franked 3c to England, faults), etc. (42). £200-250

Patriotic & Fund Raising Labels

1363
Click to view full image... 1915-17 Straits Settlements War Fund, 3c, 10c, 20c, 50c and $1 labels inscribed "Lord Roberts Memorial Workshops", with additional marginal examples of the 3c, 10c, 20c and $1, all mint; and 3c, 10c, 20c, 50c and $1 labels inscribed "Local Relief", mint or used on piece with 1917 (Mar 23) Singapore datestamps. The used labels with some faults, mint labels fine, scarce. (19). Photo on Page 156. £300-400
1364
Click to view full image... 1918-17 Straits Settlements War Fund, 3c and 10c labels inscribed "Local Relief" in mint strips of four, minor creasing but very scarce. (8). Photo on Page 156. £150-200
1365
  1940-41 Malaya Patriotic Fund, selection comprising large size labels without value mint or on a postcard, 1c labels mint (2) or two examples used on cover; small size labels 2c mint block of four, used in Kelantan, used on piece franked 8c + 12c with Nee Soon c.d.s, on cover from Singapore , 2c + 5c labels on piece from Singapore franked 25c + 30c, 5c mint single and block of four, used on cover from Singapore. Also two draw tickets and a programme for a fund raising hockey match. (22). £250-300
1366
Click to view full image... 1940 Registered cover posted in Malacca franked 6c + 8c + 15c (faults), also bearing Malaya Patriotic Fund small size 2c and 5c labels, medium size 1c label and large size label without value; and 1942 (Jan 26) cover from Singapore to England franked 1c pair + 6c + 12c + 30c, bearing Malaya Patriotic Fund small size 2c and 5c labels and medium size 1c label. The first cover a very scarce use of all three size labels, the second a very late use of these labels. (2). Photo on Page 178. £180-220
1367
  1941 Clipper covers to England, registered from Rengam franked $2.15 in Johore stamps, or from Singapore franked $1 (2) with violet "BY PAN-AMERICAN AIRWAYS / VIA MANILA / AIR THROUGHOUT", both with large label "In Commemoration of September 1940 - V - 1068 Planes Destroyed over Britain - Proceeds: The Buy a Bomber Fund United Services Malayan Comforts Fund" on the reverse, Singapore cover with two punch holes at left. Also a few later labels (11). (3+). £120-150
1368
Click to view full image... 1946 Malaya Welfare Fund 1c, 5c, 10c and 20c labels used on covers from Ipoh (Nov 9, first day of labels) or Penang (Nov 23), both with BMA stamps tied by c.d.s, the labels uncancelled. Also mint 1c (2), 5c (2, also a faulty pair), 10c and 20c labels, pieces bearing BMA stamps and 10c or 10c + 20c labels, and used 5c label. (11 + 2 covers). Photo on Page 178. £150-250

Postal Orders & Reply Coupons

1369
Click to view full image... 1919 First type 12c surcharge on 10c International Reply Coupon with Penang (Dec 30) office of issue datestamp, exchanged in France with Ploermel c.d.s (5 Feb 20), fine and very scarce. Photo on Page 178. £150-200
1370
  1921 First type 12c International Reply Coupon with Penang (Oct 15) office of issue datestamp, fine and very scarce. £150-200
1371
  1918 Cover bearing a British 3d first type International Reply Coupon with Charing Cross office of issue c.d.s, attached to a cover with a paper clip (now rusted away resulting in some damage to the coupon and cover), addressed to Ceylon and posted at sea, tied by "PAQUEBOT / SINGAPORE" c.d.s (Oct 21), part censor label. An extraordinary postal use at sea of the first type coupon, faults but unique. £150-200
1372
  1937-41 10c Imperial Reply Coupons, Malayan Postal Union coupons with datestamps of Serangoon Road, Singapore (13 Mar 37) or Jasin (4 Dec 41), and a Kedah coupon with Alor Star c.d.s (13 Aug 38), fine and scarce. (3). £200-300
1373
  1946-85 Imperial Reply Coupons (3), Commonwealth Reply Coupons (5) and International Reply Coupons (21, one issued at Changi in 1951 strangely used on a 1953 cover posted in G.B), including Malayan Postal Union 15c on 10c Imperial Coupons with datestamps of Sabakbernam (28 Nov 46) or Segmat (6 Nov 47), various other surcharges, etc. (29). £200-300
1374
  Postal Orders. 1973-84 Singapore or Malayan Postal Orders (14) and a Money Order, British Postal Orders issued in Singapore or Malaya (3), also Post Office Savings Bank books issued at Changi in 1948, or Pahang in 1980. (20). £80-100

Banknotes

1375
Click to view full image... 1916-20 Straits Settlement Government issue notes, comprising 10th July 1916 $1 (2, C/55 66385 and E/13 94994, fine or extremely fine); 1st April 1918 10c (H. Marriott Acting Treasurer, E/3 87326, fine); 8th March 1920 10c (2, A.M Pountney Treasurer, H/7 54751 or M/9 15822, fine or extremely fine); 1917 25c E/1 95459 (piece torn from lower left corner, good); 14th October 1919 10c (3, E/77 42709, E/43 88097 and G/48 72306, the first good, the others very fine). A useful group. Pick 1c, 6a, 6c, 7, 8b. (9) Photo on Page 178. £500-600
1376
Click to view full image... 1927 (Sep 1st) Straits Settlements Government issue $1, serial M/19 56092, uncirculated, scarce in this quality. Pick 9a. Photo on Page 178. £500-800
1377
Click to view full image... 1935 (Jan 1st) Straits Settlements Government issue $1, serial K/51 26623, uncirculated. Pick 16b. Photo on Page 178. £100-150
1378
Click to view full image... 1935 (Jan 1st) Straits Settlements Government issue $1 serial J/92 66811, extremely fine, and $5 serial B/63 24253, very fine. Pick 16b, 17b. (2). Photo on Page 178. £300-400
1379
Click to view full image... 1935 (Jan 1st) Straits Settlements Government issue $10, serial B/82 18053, uncirculated, scarce in this quality. Pick 18b. Photo on Page 180. £500-800
1380
Click to view full image... 1940 (Jan 1st) Malaya, Board of Commissioners $10, serial A/3 064829, vertical fold, very fine. Pick 1. Photo on Page 180. £250-350
1381
  1940 Malaya, Board of Commissioners notes comprising 15th August 1940 10c (2), D 037356 fine and J 468889 extremely fine; 1st September 1940 25c C 108420, very fine. Pick 2/3. (3). £100-150
1382
Click to view full image... 1941 (July 1st) Malaya, Board of Commissioners notes comprising 1c (2, uncirculated), 5c (2, one uncirculated), 10c (4, two uncirculated), 20c (3, uncirculated), 50c (2, one uncirculated), $1 very fine, $5 B/93 038519 uncirculated, $10 J/24 035420 uncirculated. A good lot all very fine or better. Pick 6/13. (16). Photo on Page 180. £400-500
1383
  1953-59 Malaya, Board of Commissioners notes comprising 21st March 1953 $1 A/62 145491 and $5 A/29 642587 both uncirculated (also $1 A/23 804873 fine); 1st March 1959 $1 De La Rue printing B/95 915003 uncirculated, $1 Waterlow printing A/15 365004 fine. Pick 1/2, 8a/b. (5). £100-150
1384
  1967-82 Malaysia, Bank Negara, notes comprising 1967 1r (4), 5r, 10r, 1972 1r, 1982 2r, 10r, all uncirculated (except one very fine 1967 1r). Also Singapore Board of Commissioners 1967 $5, $10 both uncirculated, and other notes (5, two uncirculated). (16). £100-200

Postal Stationery

1385
  1879-1903 QV Postcards and reply cards Specimen (5), unused (37), used or C.T.O (23), also wrappers for bundles of ten cards (2), including 1879 3c 126x89mm card with "Straits Settlements" 45mm long unused, 1879 card from Henry Trotter (Postmaster General), both 1884 3c on 4c surcharges unused, bogus 3c on 1c + 1c reply card inverted surcharge, etc., some faults. (67). £500-600
1386
  1885 1c + 1c Reply cards, two proofs in the issued design from the De La Rue archives, both dated "21 Aug 85", one with both cards endorsed "Cancelled" in red ink and the message card endorsed "not approved, the old post stamp to be used", the other with both cards initialled in red ink, minor toning, the second with fault to left edge of the reply card where it was removed from an archive page. (2). £200-300
1387
  1879 3c Postcard handstamped "SPECIMEN", type SS4, very rare. £200-250
1388
  1879 3c Postcard, the stamp handstamped "SPECIMEN", type SS6, very rare. £200-250
1389
  1885 1c Postcard handstamped "SPECIMEN", type SS4, very rare. £200-250
1390
  1885 1c Postcard, the stamp handstamped "SPECIMEN", type SS6, very rare. £200-250
1391
  1891 "2" Surcharges on 3c cards, comprising postcards surcharged in red cancelled to order at Penang (3); reply card surcharged in red unused, used within Penang (2) or registered from Singapore to Germany franked 5c; reply cards surcharged in black unused or cancelled to order at Penang (3), two of these signed by the Assistant Postmaster General with the message "These Postcards are all franked by Nelson, the Assistant Postmaster General of the Straits. I got him to do this as he foolishly date stamped them and then prevented their being used" (or similar). Scarce cards, an interesting lot. (11). £300-4001392 ) 3 S 1891 Two Cents on 3c postcard, the stamp handstamped "SPECIMEN", type SS6, very rare. £200-250
1393
Click to view full image... 1891 "2" on 3c Reply card (outward half), very large surcharge in red, registered from Penang to Capt P. Nelson in Scotland franked 5c, cancelled by oval of bars with boxed "PENANG / 19 NOV 91 / R" registration handstamp and London Registered arrival datestamp (Dec 14), message on reverse written by P.J Nelson, Assistant Postmaster General of the Straits. Horizontal fold near base and vertical fold at left but very rare, this "2" surcharge recorded on just one other unused 3c postcard. With B.P.A Certificate (1986). Photo on Page 180. £400-500
1394
  1893 2c Postcard handstamped "SPECIMEN", type SS4, very rare. £200-2501395 ) 3 S 1893 2c Postcard, the stamp handstamped "SPECIMEN", type SS6, very rare. £200-2501396 ) 3 S 1893 2c + 2c Reply card, the outward half handstamped "SPECIMEN", type SS4, very rare. £200-250
1397
  1893 2c + 2c Reply Card, both stamps handstamped "SPECIMEN", type SS6, very rare. £200-250
1398
Click to view full image... 1893 3c + 3c Carmine reply card, both halves handstamped "SPECIMEN", 23½ x 2½mm seriffed capitals, very rare. Photo on Page 180. £200-250
1399
  c.1914 3c + 3c QV Reply card, the two halves with "Carte Postale Avec Reponse Payee" or "Carte Postale-Reponse" printed in black, fine unused, very scarce. £150-200
1400
Click to view full image... 1897 3c Carmine postcard used to Germany, the reverse with printed "Greetings From Singapore" and a butterfly on a flower, two real photos applied within printed boxes, light corner crease, otherwise fine, unusual and very scarce. Photo on Page 180. £200-300
1401
  1898 3c Carmine postcards all with printed views on the reverse, with "Greetings from Singapore" (2) or "Best Wishes from Singapore", all postally used to Europe, fine and scarce. (3). £300-400
1402
  1897-98 3c Carmine postcards all with printed views on the reverse (8), seven entitled "Greeting(s) from Singapore" (6) or "Singapore with best compliments!", most coloured; also 1879 3c blue card with Christmas and new year greetings printed on the reverse, sent by Harold Trotter (later Postmaster General), most cards with some faults but a scarce group, four largely fine, two unused, seven posted from Singapore. (9). £350-450
1403
  1903-10 KEVII Postcards, including overprints on Labuan cards comprising 3c on 4c card, 1c + 1c and 3c + 3c reply cards unused, 3c + 3c reply card posted within Labuan. (14). £300-400
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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