(Malacca - Portuguese Mail) 1611 (12 Jan) entire letter written in Portuguese from the Holy House of Mia (Misericordia), Malacca to the same order in Portugal and showing on reverse red wax seal, the entire with the signatures of the members of the brotherhood. Believed to be the earliest known cover from Malacca.
(Straits Settlements) 1878 cover to Madrid bearing single franking 12c. blue tied by blue company initials, the full name of company on chop on reverse, also tied by a smudged cork, endorsed ‘VIA MARSEILLE’ at left, red Singapore Paid cds front and back, French maritime ‘Poss. Angl. Paq. Fr. N No8, reverse with French tpo transits and arrival cds.
(Straits Settlements) 1894 5c. postal stationery registration envelope to St Croix, Danish West Indies, additionally franked 8c. orange tied Singapore B cds, repeated to left, registration handstamp bottom left, Registered London (29 AU) transit at right, red Dansk/ Vestindien registration handstamp at left and with St Thomas (27/9) transit and Christiansted (28/9) arrival. Good condition, a fine destination.
(Used in Penang) 1857 cover to London endorsed “Via Southampton” franked pair 1855 4a. black/ blue glazed (SG Z26) tied two octagonal ‘B 147’ handstamps, red PAID arrival at centre; some slight ageing.
1853 outer letter sheet to Glasgow, endorsed "Via Southampton", bearing rate marking and framed 'BEARING' handstamp, reverse with arrival backstamps. There is no indication of despatch.
1859 cover to “Passenger Overland/ Post Office. Aden”, red Boston Paid cds, carried by British Packet at 39c rate on cunard “Niagura”. At top manuscript endorsement “N J Kindman’s complis/ Aden May 23rd 1859” for forwarding out of mails to Penang, a manuscript arrival endorsement on reverse.
1893 registered combination cover to Germany franked Sir Charles Brooke 2c. pair tied Sarawak cds of 1 DE and Straits Settlements 5c. and 10c. tied Singapore cds, there is a further Sarawak cds at base and a somewhat unclear Sarawak Post Office/ Registered Letter/ Date 1 DE 93 handstamp at left, reverse with further Singapore cds and partial arrival cds. In extremely fresh condition, most attractive.
1898 (3 II) 5m. postal stationery letter card to Selangor, Straits Settlements additionally franked 1m. and two 2m. tied Alexandrie cds, reverse with red London transit of MR 1, Singapore transit (MR 1) and Klang and Kuala Lumpur arrivals; some overall toning.
1899 incoming stampless cover from Karaikudi, India via Negapatam bearing on reverse these cancels, '8' charge handstamp and Singapore cds, the front with framed Postage Due handstamp on despatch and 'T' on arrival. Some faults to envelope.
: (Guernsey) 1861 (MY 9) envelope to a Lieutenant in 21st Regt, Penang, Straits of Malacca, bearing mixed franking 1854-57 1d. line engraved (3) and 1855-57 6d tied ‘324’ duplex, arrival cds and forwarded to Madras, India with a manuscript “1 as” charge and arrival cds.
Federated Malay States: 1933 incoming underfranked cover from Tirupatur, India to Ipoh with 12c. Postage Due apllied and tied Ipoh cds; good condition.
India used in Singapore: 1860s printed envelope to Haverhill, Mass., USA bearing four colour franking tied by a little unclear 'B/172' cancels, red London transit below, '5 N.York Am Pkt date stamp and cursive '16 cents' accountancy,the reverse bearing good example of double oval 'FORWARDED BY BOUSTEAD & Co.' and Singapore date stamp;tiny piece of backflap missing, fine and rare.
Japanese Occupation - Johore: 1944 4c. postal stationery card tied Batu Pahat date stamp and Japanese censor chop at centre. Addressed to Kukup, a small village in SW Johore, written in Jawi; fine and clean condition.
Japanese Occupation: 1940s bilingual pink post office form franked with ten single 10c. Fishing Village tied native date stamps; vertical filing crease at right.
Japanese Occupation: 1942 part cover to Syonan bearing single franking 8c. scarlet of Perak tied Kuala lumpur cds, censor tape at left tied front and back with framed handstamp; scarce stamp on cover.
Negri Sembilan: 1941 cover to Barraba, NSW, Australia franked 5c. and 10c. (2) tied by AIF Field Post Office No.1 date stamp, to left violet Australian Imperial/ Force/ Passed by Censor/ 314 handstamp.
Perak: 1904 cover to Kuala Lumpur franked 3c. tied fine square circle Tanjong Malim Post Office date stamp, arrival backstamp; some slight faults.
Perak: 1908 incoming cover from India with Penang, Ipoh and Taping transits plus very fine square circle Kampar transit and fair similar style Gopeng arrival; some slight faults.
Perak: 1909 3c. cover from Penang to Tapah with fine square circle arrival date stamp.