Security markings on British Malaya Stamps

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Chops not yet seen used on stamps or postal stationary
but might be discovered one day

Updated: 1 Sept 2014
Total Items: 17
Please use the item's ID number - orange box - when communicating about it.

Note: Unless a firm chop has been applied to a stamp or anywhere on a postal stationary card, it is not certain that it was used to prevent the item from being pilfered. Some chops were used as return address markings.

1. CHNG_ENG_JOO.JPG CH'HG ENG JOO & CO.
170 Chulia Street Penang


  • seen on a 1948 cover to the U.S.A.
2. CHIN_HO.jpg
CHIN HO & CO.
9, Phillip Street
SINGAPORE


  • seen on a 24 NOV. 1934 cover to Germany
3. CMDFancyOvalCVR.jpg

CONRAD MAYER

  • seen on an 1881 ( 26 December ) cover BRESLAU, GERMANY [AC0006, lot 825]
  • seen in violet not applied to the stamp but on a cover dated 17 October 1881 from SINGAPORE to SPRINGFIELD, ILL. USA
4.
DABusrai.jpg
D.A. BUSRAI & Co
GENERAL MERCHANTS & / COMMISSION AGENTS
  • in violet on a 20 October 1898 printed postcard.
5. DJermiah.jpg

D. JEREMIAH
ADVOCATE &
SOLICITOR S.S
BUKIT MERTAJAM

  • Seen on a 1943 revenue document
6. FABARTHOLOMEUSZ.jpg

F. A. BARTHOLOMEUSZ, LTD.

SINGAPORE

  • Seen on a 4 June 1940 cover to Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
7. G_FINKLESTON.jpg

G. FINKLESTON
SINGAPORE
STOCK & SHARE BROKER

  • Seen on a 8 JUNE 1949 Registered cover to Penang
8. GAMMON.jpg

GAMMON (MALAYA) LTD.
CHANGI RUNWAY
SINGAPORE

  • Seen on a 2 NOV. 1948 cover to Cleveland, Ohio, USA
9. GIANSINGH.jpg

GIAN SINGH & CO.
4, BATTERY ROAD
P. Box 215
SINGAPORE

  • Seen on a 14 January 1947 cover to New York, USA
10. Kennedy.jpg KENNEDY & CO.
PENANG.

  • Seen on 21 March 1936 cover to Hongkong
11. RATANSING.jpg

RATANSING & CO.
46, CECIL STREET
SINGAPORE

  • Seen on a 28 MAY 1951 cover to Bombay
12.
StandarVacuumOilCo.jpg

STANDARD-VACUUM OIL COMPANY

  • Seen in blue on a 1947 cover to Shanghai.
13. TIOBLTD.jpg

THE INDIAN OVERSEAS BANK LTD.
P. O. Box 105.
19, Jalan Gelanggang
MALACCA, MALAYSIA

  • Seen on a 8 February 1968 cover to Valayappi, South India
14. WongPandG.jpg

WONG, PARAMJOTHY & GOH
ADVOCATES
&
SOLICITORS
BATU PAHAT

  • Seen on a 12 aUGUST 1959 cover to Kuala Lumpur
15.

Zapp1_JdeKortx.jpg

ZAPP, BAUER & Co / SINGAPORE

Zapp1_JdeKort_t.jpg Zapp1second_JdeKor_t.jpg

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  • Blue double oval used on an 1863 cover from Singapore to Trogen, Switzerland franked by two 4Anna Indian stamps cancelled B/172.
  • Blue double oval [struck twice] used on an 1863 cover from Singapore to Trogen, Switzerland franked by an 4 Anna+  8 Anna Indian stamps cancelled B/172.
  • Both covers addressed to Mr. Salomon Zellweger, Trogen, Switzerland

    During the 18th century the of village ofTrogen was dominated by the family Zellweger which enjoyed success with textile production and trade. 
[Thanks to Jan de Kort, Sept. 2007 ]
16. Zapp2_JdeKortx.jpg

ZAPP BAUER & Co / SINGAPORE

Zapp2_JdeKor_t.jpg

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  • Black double oval used on an 1866 cover from Singapore to Trogen, Switzerland franked by an 8 Anna Indian stamp cancelled B/172.
  • Cover addressed to Mr. Salomon Zellweger,Trogen, Switzerland

    During the 18th century the of village ofTrogen was dominated by the family Zellweger which enjoyed success with textile production and trade. 
[Thanks to Jan de Kort, Sept. 2007 ]
17.
FZechChop.jpg

F. ZECH / P.O. BOX 521

  • Seen in violet on 17 May 1921 cover to Mr. Frank Zech c/o the American Consulate in London redirected to New York [eBay 2005]

   


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