(Borneo) 1881 (17/3) 5c. postal stationery card to Batavia, cancelled straight-line SINGHAWANG which is overstruck by Pontianak double-ring cds. Obverse also bears two strikes of N.I. EXP. Kant Singapore, arrival cds at right; good condition.
(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.
1886 (MR 5) 1d. pink stationery envelope uprated 1883-84 5d. green to British Legation, Pekin, China cancelled London S.W. ‘22’ duplex, reverse with Singapore/ B/ Hong Kong marine sorter. Without further cancels indicating carriage by diplomatic bag from Hong Kong; good condition.
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.
1896 (23 Nov) registered ‘Myerscough’ combination cover to London franked 1895 Sir Charles Brooke 2c. pair and three singles tied Sarawak cds of 1 DE and Straits Settlements 3c. blocks of 8 and 7, the block of eight folded over to reverse with Singapore NO 25 cds, further Sarawak cds on front together with SARAWAK R circular handstamp. All the stamps have also been cancelled by oval company chop HA BUEY HON Kuching Sarawak. Some slight faults, a striking cover.
1899 German Norddeutscher Lloyd postcard to Singapore posted “near Suez”on the steamer ‘S.S. Bayern’ framed with Germany 10pf. tied Deutsche Seepost Ost Asiatische Hauptlinie cds, passed to Egyptian P.O. with Suez cds, Colombo transit and Penang to Singapore marine sorter, repeated on front.
1927 (6 6) cover written from ‘Bangkok Christian College, Bangkok” franked by German adhesives tied unclear Deutsche Seepost/ Ost/ Asiatische/ Linie index ‘f’, reverse with Singapore cds of the same date. Shipping line logo on backflap.
1936 (28 FE) airmail cover endorsed “By Courtesy Air Flight R.A.F./ Singapore – Japan” from Victoria with two 10c. to Kobe, Japan to meet up with flight, Kobe Nippon cds at centre and red straight-line handstamp of the same Mar 6 1936 date, without any backstamps.
British Post Offices in Siam: 1884 ‘Moller & Meisner’ disinfected cover to Christiania, Norway bearing ‘B’ overprinted Straits Settlements 8c. watermark crown CA, tied Bangkok cds, Singapore transit and Christiania date stamp as cover redirected, two vertical disinfection slits. A remarkable cover.
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.