Security markings on British Malaya Stamps

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Updated: 2 Oct 2015
Total Items: 62
Please use the item's ID number - orange box - when communicating about it.

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B010
B & Co. = BOUSTEAD & Co.
 
Manuscript, black

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

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Right Image from the author's collection

  • seen on an 1868 ( 23 September ) cover to NEW YORK [AC0007, lot 216]
  • seen on an 1871 ( 9 Feb. ) cover to LIVERPOOL [AC0002, lot 238]
  • seen on an 1873 cover to NEW YORK

 

 

B020
B & Co. = BOUSTEAD & CO.
 
No frame 1 line ( 12.5 mm, 4.5 mm serif letters ) red

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Image from the author's collection

 

 

B040
B & Co. = BOUSTEAD & CO.
 
No frame ( 18 mm, 4.5 mm letters ) red

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Image from the author's collection

 

 

B050
B & CO. = BOUSTEAD & CO.
 
Single oval ( 22 mm x 11 mm, 4 mm serif letters ) violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Image from the author's collection

 

 

B060
B & CO. = BOUSTEAD & CO.
 
Single oval ( Estimated 30 mm x 20 mm, 3 mm serif letters ) red, blue

updated: 1 March 2007

The 32 cent stamp is cancelled PENANG

Images from the author's collection

  • seen in red on an 1868 ( 24 January ) cover from PENANG to BOSTON, USA [AC0007, lot 214]

 

 

B070
B&Co = BOUSTEAD & CO.
 
No frame, 1 line ( 21 mm, 6 mm letters ) violet, blue, black

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Image from the author's collection

  • seen in blue on an 1888 ( 30 November ) cover ELBERFELD, GERMANY [AC0006, lot 924]

 

 

B080
B. & Co. = BOUSTEAD & CO.
 
No frame, 1 line ( 17 mm, 3.5 mm letters ) violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Cancelled SINGAPORE 20 August 1899

Image from the author's collection

 

 

B087
B&F BS = BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE SOCIETY
 
Single Line ( 13 mm, 2.5 mm serif letters ) violet

updated: 15 April 2008

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Image from the author's collection

 


B090
B. Co. L. = BORNEO COMPANY LIMITED
 
No frame, 1 line ( 13 mm, 5 mm letters ) blue

updated: 13 Nov 2014

Cancelled 27 July 1888

Image from the author's collection

  • there is a lower case "o" inside the capital "C"

 

 

B095
B. C. L. = BORNEO COMPANY LIMITED
 
No frame, 1 line: violet

updated: 12 Feb. 2006

Cancelled June 1901

Image from Jeffrey Turnbull 5 Feb. 2006

 

 

B100
B. C. L. = BORNEO COMPANY LIMITED
 
No frame, 1 line ( 37 mm, 9.5 mm letters ) black, blue, red

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Images from the author's collection

 

 

B120
B. M. & Co. = BEHN MEYER & Co.
 
No frame ( Estimated 22 mm, 3 mm serif letters ) violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Image from the author's collection

 

 

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C005
C. A. R. = C. A. RIBEIRO
 
Single line, violet.

updated: 2 Oct 2015

CAR

Thanks to Richard Hale & Michael Waugh for identifying this chop.

 


C010
C B I = CHARTERED BANK OF INDIA
 
Double oval ( 22 mm x 19 mm, 4 mm letters ) violet, blue

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Image from the author's collection

 

  

C040
C. B. I. / A. & C. = CHARTERED BANK OF INDIA, AUSTRALIA & CHINA
 
No frame 2 line ( 17 mm x 13 mm, 5 mm letters ) blue, violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Image from the author's collection

 

  

C090
C. M. B. = CHARTERED MERCANTILE BANK
 
No frame, 1 line ( 18 mm, 5.5 mm letters ) violet, blue

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Images from the author's collection

  • the chop seems to always be diagonal

 

 

C100
C. M. B. = CHARTERED MERCANTILE BANK
 
No frame, 1 line ( 26 mm, 5.5 mm letters ) violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Images from the author's collection

  • the chop seems to always be diagonal

 

 

C110
C. M. B. = CHARTERED MERCANTILE BANK
 
No frame, 1 line ( 26 mm, 6 mm letters ) violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Images from the author's collection

  • the chop seems to always be diagonal

 

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--- D ---

D010
D B & C = D. BRANT & Co.
 
Single oval ( 20 mm x 6 mm, 1.5 mm letters ) violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Image from the author's collection

 

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E005
E. & H. H. = E. & H. Hinnekindt

1 Line, blue

updated: 21 Aug 2014

EandHH-1

Image from the author's collection



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G010
G & Co = GUTHRIE & Co.
 
No frame, 1 line ( 15 mm, 5 mm serif letters ) violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Cancelled SINGAPORE 15 March 1892

Image from the author's collection

 

 

G020
G & Co = GUTHRIE & Co.
 
No frame, 1 line ( 18 mm, 5 mm serif letters ) violet, blue, red, orange, black

updated: 12 Feb. 2006

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Images from the author's collection

  • "Also noted in black in my collection." Jeffrey Turnbull 5 Feb. 2006

 

 

G040
G & Co = GUTHRIE & Co.
 
No frame, 1 line: blue

updated: 12 Feb. 2006

Cancelled SINGAPORE 25 Oct. 1901

Images from Jeffrey Turnbull 5 Feb. 2006

  • the "o" in "Co" us underlined

 

 

G060
G. W & Co. = GILFILLAN, WOOD & Co
 
No frame, 1 line ( 18 mm, 4 mm letters ) violet, blue

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

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Images from the author's collection

 

 

G070
G. W. & Co / No.. = GILFILLAN, WOOD & Co
 
Single polygon ( Estimated 25 mm x 20 mm, 4.5 mm letters ) black, blue

updated: 4 Feb. 2006

Image from the author's collection

  • The "N" in "No" is 3.5 mm high, the "o" of "No" is elevated and seems to have two stops underneath.

 

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H010
H. & S. B. C. = HONG KONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION
 
Single oval ( 25 mm x 8 mm, 3.5 mm letters ) red

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Image from the author's collection

 

 

H020

H. & S. B. C = HONG KONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION

 

No frame, 1 line ( 26 mm, 3.5 mm letters ) blue

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Image from the author's collection

 

 

H030

H. & S. B. C = HONG KONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION

 

No frame, 1 line ( 21 mm, 3.5 mm letters ) red

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Image from the author's collection

  • no stop after the "C"

 

 

H040

H. & S. B. C. / No = HONG KONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION

 

No frame, 2 lines ( 21 mm x 9 mm, 3 mm letters ) blue, black

updated: 11 June 2006

Image from Jeffrey Turnbull [11 June 2006]

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Images from the author's collection

 

 

H050

H. & S. B. C. = HONG KONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION

 

No frame, 1 line ( 22 mm, 4 mm letters ) red, green

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Image from the author's collection

 

 

H060

H. & S. B. C. = HONG KONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION

 

No frame, 1 line ( 21 mm, 3 mm letters ) violet, red, orange, blue

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Image from the author's collection

 

 

H080

H:& S: B: C: = HONG KONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION

 

No frame, 1 line ( 22 mm, 3.5 mm letters ) violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Image from the author's collection

  • colons instead of stops

 

  

H090
H. B. & CO. / SINGAPORE = HUTTENBACH BROS. & CO. / SINGAPORE
 
No frame 2 lines ( Estimated 20 mm x 4.5 mm letters ) violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Image from the author's collection

  • the letters of "SINGAPORE" are 2 mm high

 

 

H100
H.G.&Co. = Hamilton, Gray and Co.
 
No frame ( 17.5 mm, 3.5 mm letters ) red

updated: 31 Jan. 2006

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Image from the author's collection

  • "... Hamilton, Gray and Co. ... with reference to guides or directories. John Wilson 31 Jan. 2006

 

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M010
M D & Co / S / No = Martin Dyer & Co.
 
Single oval ( 18 mm x 11 mm, 2 mm letters ) orange

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

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Images from the author's collection

 

 

M020
M D & Co / S / No = Martin Dyer & Co.
 
Single rectangle ( 19 mm x 10 mm, 2.5 mm letters ) blue

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

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Images from the author's collection

  • a distinctive leaning "&"

 

 

M030
M D & Co.. = Martin Dyer & Co.
 
Single rectangle ( 19 mm x 10 mm, 3 mm letters ) blue, orange, black, green, red

updated: 4 Feb. 2006

Image from the author's collection

  • the "o" of "Co" is raised and has two stops underneath

 

 

M040
M. B. I. LD = MERCANTILE BANK OF INDIA LTD.
 
No frame, 1 line ( 25 mm, 4 mm letters ) violet

updated: 15 April 2007

Images from the author's collection

  • the "D" of "LD" is raised and underlined

 

 

M050
M. B. I. LD. = MERCANTILE BANK OF INDIA LTD.
 
No frame, 1 line ( 25 mm, 4.5 mm serif letters ) violet

updated: 15 April 2007

Cancelled Singapore

Images from the author's collection

  • the "D" of "LD" is raised as is the stop

 

 

M060
M. F. & CO. = Maclaine Fraser & Co.
 
No frame, 1 line ( 20 mm, 3.5 mm serif letters ) black, blue

updated: 15 April 2007

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Image from the author's collection

 

 

M070
McA & Co.. = Mc ALISTER & Co.
 
No frame ( 15 mm, 4 mm letters ) violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Cancelled SINGAPORE 12 June 1900

Image from the author's collection

  • the "o" of "Co" is raised and there are two stops underneath
  • received a second larger chop from the same firm

 

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--- N ---

 

N020

NTS = Netherlands Trading Society
 
No frame, one line ( 20 mm wide with8 mm serif letters) violet

updated: 6 April 2007

Image from the author's collection

  • IDENTIFIED by Richard Hale, 6 April 2007

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P010
P R & Co. = PUTTFARCKEN RHEINER & Co. ( SINGAPORE )
 
Double oval with outer ring of peals ( 16 mm x 12 mm, 3.5 mm serif letters ) red

updated: 8 Feb. 2006

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Images from the author's collection

  • the "o" in "Co." is raised and there is a single stop beneath it
  • the right stamp also has received an oval chop from the same company

 


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R010
R S & Co. = RAUTENBERG SCHMIDT & Co. ( SINGAPORE )
 
Double oval with the outer ring being made up of pearls ( 16.5 mm x 13 mm , 3 mm serif letters ) black, blue, violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Image from the author's collection

  • compare with S. K. & Co. = SCHMIDT, KÜSTERMANN & Co. ( SINGAPORE )
  • the "o" of Co." is raised and there is a stop underneath

 

 

R020
R. S & Co = RAUTENBERG SCHMIDT & Co.
 
Manuscript, violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Cancelled Singapore

Image from the author's collection

 

 

R030
R. S. C. = RAUTENBERG SCHMIDT & Co.
 
No frame, 1 line ( 15 mm, 3.5 mm letters ) red

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Cancelled SINGAPORE July 1893

Image from the author's collection

 

R035
R. S. C. = RAUTENBERG SCHMIDT & Co.
 
No frame, 1 line ( 20 mm, 5.5 mm letters ) violet

updated: 21 Aug 2014

RSC-large

Image from the author's collection

 

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S010
S. B. & Co. = SANDILANDS, BUTTERY & Co.
 
No frame, 1 line ( 18 mm, 3.5 mm letters ) violet, blue

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Cancelled SINGAPORE 27 March 1900

Image from the author's collection

 

 

S020
SB&Co = SANDILANDS, BUTTERY & Co.
 
Double oval ( 14.5 mm x 10 mm, 4 to 4.5 mm letters ) violet, black

updated: 27 Feb. 2006

Image from the author's collection

  • intaglio handstamp

 


S030
S. F. P. = SINGAPORE FREE PRESS
 
No frame, 1 line ( 12 mm, 2.5 mm serif letters ) black

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Cancelled SINGAPORE

Image from the author's collection

 

 

S040
S. F. P. = SINGAPORE FREE PRESS
 
No frame, 1 line ( 17 mm, 4 mm serif letters ) black

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Image from the author's collection

 

 

S050
S. K. & Co. = SCHMIDT, KÜSTERMANN & Co. ( SINGAPORE )
 
Double oval with the outer ring of pearls ( 17 mm x 12 mm, 3 mm serif letters ) violet, blue

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Image from the author's collection

  • compare with R S & Co. = RAUTENBERG SCHMIDT & Co. ( SINGAPORE )
  • the "o" of Co." is raised and there is a stop underneath

 

 

S060
S. K. C. = SCHMIDT, KÜSTERMANN & Co.
 
No frame, 1 line ( 13 mm, 3 mm serif letters ) violet

updated: 28 Feb. 2006

Cancelled PENAG

Image from the author's collection

  • seen in violet on a 9 April 1901 postcard from PENANG to BERGGASSE, Austria

 

 

S070
S. K. C. = SCHMIDT, KÜSTERMANN & Co.
 
No frame 1 line ( 3.5 mm letters ) violet

updated: 31 Jan. 2006

Cancelled SINGAPORE

Image from the author's collection

  • "Read as S. K & Co.?" John Wilson 31 Jan. 2006

 

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V010
V & Co = VALTRINY & Co.
 
No frame, 1 line ( 11 mm, 3.5 mm letters ) violet, blue, black

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

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Both cancelled SINGAPORE 1898

Image from the author's collection

  • the "o" in "Co" is raised and is underlined, in addition there is a small downward line emanating from the centre of the underline

 

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W010
W. M. & CO. = W. MANSFIELD & CO. LIMITED
 
No frame, 1 line ( 19 mm, 2.5 mm letters ) violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Cancelled SINGAPORE

Image from the author's collection

  • there is a stop after the "M"

 

 

W020
W. M & Co.. = W. MANSFIELD & CO. LIMITED
 
No frame, 1 line ( 21 mm, 4 mm letters ) violet

updated: 30 May 2006

Cancelled SINGAPORE 22 June 1897

Image from the author's collection

  • there is no stop after the "M"
  • the "o" of "Co" is raised and underlined and there are two stops underneath

 

 

W030
W. M. & Co. = W. MANSFIELD & CO. LIMITED
 
No frame 1 line ( 22 mm, 3 mm serif letters ) violet

updated: 30 May 2006

Cancelled SINGAPORE

Image from the author's collection

  • there are stops after the "W" and the "M"
  • the "o" of "Co" is NOT raised, nor is it underlined

 

 

W040
W. M & CO. = W. MANSFIELD & CO. LIMITED
 
No frame, 1 line ( 19 mm, 2.5 mm letters ) violet

updated: 30 May 2006

Cancelled SINGAPORE

Image from the author's collection

  • there is no stop after the "M"

 

 

W050
W. M. & Co.. = W. MANSFIELD & CO. LIMITED
 
No frame, 1 line ( 24 mm, 3.5 mm letters ) violet

updated: 30 May 2006

Cancelled SINGAPORE 8 May 1898

Image from the author's collection

  • the "o" of "Co" is raised and underlined and there are two stops underneath

 

 

W060
Wm M & CO / NO = W. MANSFIELD & Co.
 
Single rectangle ( 22 mm x 12 mm, 3 mm serif letters ) black, blue

updated: 5 Feb. 2006

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The right stamp is an India 8 pie

Images from the author's collection

  • seen in black on an 1866 cover using a bisected 8 anna Indian stamp to SHANGHAI [AC0007, lot 154]
  • seen in black on an 1866 ( 8 January ) cover using a single Indian stamp from SINGAPORE to BOMBAY [AC0009, lot 727]
  • seen in black on an India pair of 8 annas rose

 

 
W080
WmMcK.&Co. = W. McKERROW & Co.
 
No frame, 1 line ( 18 mm, 4 mm letters ) violet

updated: 6 March 2006

Cancelled SINGAPORE

Image from the author's collection

  • the "m" in "Wm" is raised and underlined, the "c" in "Mc" is raised but not underlined

 

 

W090
W.R.S. & Co. = W.R. Scott & Co.
 
Single oval ( 28 mm x 17 mm, 4 mm letters ) black

updated: 17 March 2007

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First two images from the author's collection, 4 cent brown QV from Rod Sell

  • have this on a second revenue stamp dated 22 June 1882 and on 14 QV stamps,those that show a cancellation were used in SINGAPORE
  • TMP 6(5) (no. 34), p. 57 (1964): " ... WRS & Co . ... The letters in this case probably represent the firm of W.R. Scott & Co. which was absorbed into Messrs. Barlow & Co. in about 1894." (Gordon Peters)From Gaden Robinson 31 Jan. 2006

 



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