Security markings on British Malaya Stamps

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Company Names Starting with: "M"

Updated:14 Nov 2014
Total Items: 17
Please use the item's ID number - orange box - when communicating about it.

M0100
M. S. MARTYN / MERCHANT

Triple Oval (Estimated , 2 - 3 mm letters) violet

updated: 15 Nov 2014

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Images from the author's collection

  • The stamp is a SG #101 issued in June 1894.
  • The cancellation is dated 15 / 7 1897 of the port of Olehleh, (Atjeh / Aceh, Sumatra).  [thanks MF Hartkamp]
 

M0200
MANSFIELD BOGAARDT & CO. / Agents / O.S.S. Coy / PENANG
 
Triple oval ( Estimated 40 mm x 17 mm, 3 mm letters ) violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

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The right stamp is cancelled PENANG December 1892

Images from the author's collection

  • O.S.S. Coy = Ocean Steam Ship Company
  • the letters of O.S.S. Coy are 4 mm tall
M0300
MATHIEU & Co / PINANG
 
Double oval ( Estimated 40 mm x 17 mm, 2.5 mm serif letters ) blue, violet

updated: 20 Oct. 2006

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Images from the author's collection

  • the originator was likely Pierre Edmond Mathieu [H03p159]
  • seen in blue on an 1864 Price Current a pair of Indian stamps to the parent company in SWITZERLAND [AC0007, lot 97]
  • seen on an 1865 ( 24 April ) stampless cover PENANG to MARSEILLES [AC0006, lot 625]
  • seen in blue on a 14 June 1859 stampless cover PENANG to MARSEILLES

 

 
M0400
MATHIEU & CIE / PULO-PINANG
 
No frame, 2 lines ( Estimated 25 mm x 20 mm, 2.5 mm letters ) blue, black

updated: 28 Feb. 2006

  • seen in blue on an 1856 cover using a single Indian stamps from PENANG to MARSEILLES [AC0006, lot 650]
  • seen on an 1862 cover using Indian stamps to LONDON
  • seen on an 1862 cover using a single Indian stamps from PENANG to ILE REUNION [AC0006, lot 671]
  • seen in blue on an 1862 ( 7 August ) cover using two Indian stamps to LONDON [AC0007, lot 104]
  • seen on an 1862 ( 9 November ) stampless cover from PENANG to MARSEILLES [AC0006, lot 624]
  • seen in blue on a 18 Jan. 1859 stampless cover PENANG to MARSEILLES
  • seen in black on a Dec. 1860 stampless cover PENANG to MARSEILLES

 

 
M0500
Mc ALISTER & Co.
 
No frame, 1 line ( 40 mm, 3.5 mm letters ) black

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Cancelled December 1889

Image from the author's collection

  • the "c" of "Mc" is raised and has two stops underneath

 

 
 
M0600
McAlister & Co / SINGAPORE
 
Double oval ( Estimated 28 mm x 17 mm, 2.5 mm letters ) blue

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Image from the author's collection

 

 
 
M0700
McAlister & Co. / PENANG
 
No frame 2 lines ( 3 mm letters ) violet

updated: 1 June 2008

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Image from the author's collection

 

 
M0800
McAlister & Co. / SINGAPORE.
 
No frame, 2 lines ( Estimated 42 mm x 8 mm, 3.5 mm serif letters ) violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Cancelled SINGAPORE 20 July 1901

Image from the author's collection

  • the letters of SINGAPORE are 2 mm tall

 

 
M0900
McAlister & Co. / SINGAPORE.
 
No frame, 2 lines ( Estimated 40 mm x 9 mm, 3.5 mm letters ) blue, violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

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Images from the author's collection

  • the handstamp on the 3 cent red QV stamp seems to have a frame, but I believe that this is just the edge of the handstamp which appears when it is pressed down too hard or off centre

 

 
M1000
McAlister & Co.. / SINGAPORE / ??
 
Double oval ( 40 mm x 28 mm, 4 mm letters ) blue

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Image from the author's collection

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

 

 
M1100
McAlister ... / & ... / SINGAPORE
 
Double oval ( Estimated 40 mm x 21 mm, 4 mm letters ) blue

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Image from the author's collection

 



 M1200
MEDICAL HALL / SINGAPORE
 
Triple oval ( 3 mm letters ) blue

updated: 31 Jan. 2006

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Images from the author's collection

  • "Medical Hall (druggist firm) with reference to guides or directories." John Wilson 31 Jan. 2006
 
M1300
MEDICAL HALL / Chinese Characters / SINGAPORE
 
Triple oval (Estimated 50 mm x 30 mm, 3 mm letters ) violet

updated: 31 Jan. 2006

MH3OvalType2.jpg

Image from auction lot

  • Seen on the stamps used on a 4 Oct 1900 Registered cover Singapore to Lindau,Bavaria
  • Seen on the stamps used on a 23 Jan 1902 Registered cover Singapore to Lindau, Bavaria


M1400
MESSAGERIES MARITIMES / arms / AGENCE SINGAPORE
 
Triple circle ( diameter 35 mm, 2 mm letters ) violet

updated: 2 Oct. 2009

MM_A_Sing_composit.jpgMM_A_Sing_Logo.jpg

MM_A_Sing.jpg

Image from the author's collection

  • see also, COMPANIE DES SERVICESMESSAGERIES MARITIMES / AGENCE / SINGAPORE 


M1500
MITSUI BUSSAN KAISHA / SINGAPORE
 
Triple oval, violet

updated: 18 Aug 2014

M156-5

Image from the author's collection




M1600
MOINE COMTE & Co / SINGAPORE
 
Double Circle ( Diameter 35 mm, 3.5 mm letters ) black

updated: 2 May 2008

MOINECOMTE_DoubleCircle.jpg

From a Feb. 8, 1900 PSC to Norway, click image to see the card.

Image from the author's collection


M1700
MSEA / SINGAPORE
 
No frame, 2 lines ( 24 mm x 8 mm, 3.5 mm serif letters ) black

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Dated 22 November 1879

Image from the author's collection

  • the letters of MSEA are 3.5 mm tall, in a shadow type and they measure 15 mm across the letters of SINGAPORE are 3 mm tall and the name is 24 mm wide
 


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