Security markings on British Malaya Stamps

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 Updated: 9 Oct 2015
Newest Items are at the end of the listing.
Total Items: 135

NOTE:
  • Fiscally used items are not included.
  • Where letters are listed, these are a best guess if unclear!
  • Missing numbers have been identified and moved into the regular listing.
Please use the item's ID number - orange box - when communicating about it.



ID003
J. D. R
Single circle ( Diameter 16 mm, 5 mm letters ) blue

updated: 8 June 2009

Image from the author's collection

  • there seems to be no stop after the "R"
  • seems to have been applied by a rubber handstamp
  • could this be the chop of a citizen instead of a company?
  • seen also on a 24 cent QV green but in a different font
  • There is a J. D. Ross, jr. mentioned on list of "Original Subscribers to the Oriental Telephone& Electric Co. (1882)"
  • Can anyone supply a proving cover?

    ID0003a.jpg . ID0003b.jpg .

Other styles

  • the 2 cent and 8 cent stamps show that the chop was applied to neighbouring stamps as well. 
  • the double oval chop was seen on a Straits Settlements 10 on 30 cents 1880 QV with an indistinct cancellation


ID008
... DOOLGUFFOO ... / date
Double oval with toothed outside frame ( 2 mm serif letters ) violet

updated: 16 March 2007

Image from the author's collection

  • This is probably a Chettiar. [John Wilson, 15 March 2007]

ID011
Possibly KENNEDY & Co.,PENANG
Triple oval ( 1.5 mm letters ) violet

updated: 22 May 2006

Image from the author's collection

  • is this KENNEDY & Co. of Penang?
  • Possibly Kennedy &Co. See the Penang List of Jurors 1904 [H. A. Cartwright, 1May 2006]
  • Kennedy & Co. exchange and share brokers, Penang, one possibility; another is KENNEDY, BURKILL & Co., Penang. [John Wilson 16 May 2006]

ID013
CO... / Crown over a Shield /PENANG
Double circle, blue

updated: 16 March 2007

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The image on the right shows that there are details in the shield

Images from the author's collection

  • Is this a consular marking? It would be grand to see it on cover!
  • This is probably the Dutch Consulate at Penang. I suppose it could be Belgian instead, if I really see a lion in the coat of arms. [John Wilson, 15 March 2007]

ID015
STRAITS ... / LIMITED
No frame ( 3 mm serif letters ) violet

updated: 7 April 2009

ID0015b.jpg

Images from the author's collection

  • Possibly the STRAITS TIMES? John Wilson 31Jan. 2006
  • The letter after STRAITS looks more like a "D" than a "T " Can you help?Author
  • Possible Straits Cold Storage Limited? Straits Trading Co. Limited? or Straits Ice Co. Limited? [H. A. Cartwright, 1 May 2006]

ID016
A ...
No frame ( 12 to 18 mm letter ) black

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Cancelled Singapore 22 December 1896

Image from the author's collection

  • the "A" seems to be struck twice, in which case it is 12 mm tall

ID017
... ACHEEN ...
Double oval ( 2 mm letters ) violet

updated: 22 Feb 2007

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Image from the author's collection

  • Acheen Street, Georgetown, Penang?
  • On the first stamp, the word in the middle of the oval starts with "P", probable "PENANG"



ID023
...averlev...
No frame ( 3.5 to 5.5 mm letters ) violet

updated: 31 Jan. 2006

Image from the author's collection

  • John Wilson suggest that this might be Waverley. [31 Jan. 2006]
  • Can anyone supply a scan of the full chop? Author



ID026
THE R...
No frame ( 1.5 mm letters ) violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

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Images from the author's collection

  • The larger image is an enlargement of the lower right hand section of the stamp
  • "THE" seems to be underlined?

ID027
L.K.W.
No frame ( 5 mm letters ), red & Framed, red

updated: 12 July 2015

LKW . L K W

Left image from the author's collection, two on the right are from John Wilson


ID030
...TEL / SINGAPORE
Triple oval ( 3 mm letters ) violet

updated: 31 Jan. 2006

Image from the author's collection

Cancelled SINGAPORE 1895

  • "A hotel perhaps, not a telegraph company." John Wilson 31 Jan. 2006

ID034
...LER & ME.... / ???
Double oval ( 3.5 mm serif letters ) blue

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Image from the author's collection


ID036
...NG & CO...
No frame ( 3.5 mm letters ) violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Cancelled PENAG 17 August 1900

Image from the author's collection


ID037
W. M. ...
Double fancy oval ( 2.5 mm letters ) violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Cancelled SINGPORE

Image from the author's collection



ID039
HENRY SM... / ???
Double oval ( 3 mm letters ) red

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Image from the author's collection


ID041
...mped
Single rectangule ( 3.5 to 4.5+ mm letters ) violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Cancelled SINGAPORE 30 October or November 1899

Image from the author's collection




ID045
THE BA ... A JAPAN LTD /SINGAPORE
Triple oval ( 2.5 mm letters ) violet

updated: 31 Jan. 2006

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Images from the author's collection

  • "The Bank of Asia and Japan Ltd" John Wilson31 Jan. 2006
  • Can someone supply a complete scan of this chop? Author

ID046
O. S. TE ... / PENANG
Double oval ( 2.5 mm letters ) violet

updated: 16 march 2007

Image from the author's collection

  • Could be the local telegraph company, the Oriental Telephone and Electric Co. [John Wilson, 15 March 2007]

ID048
Coat of arms
Coat of arms, black

updated: 12 July 2015

ID0048.jpg ID0048-a

Image on the left is from the author's collection the right image is from the Internet

  • It has been suggested that the image resembles the Mexican coat of arms?


ID051
DAILY ... / SINGAPORE
Triple oval ( 3 mm letters ) violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

ID051

Image from the author's collection



ID056
?
No frame (6+ mm letters ) violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

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Images from the author's collection

  • probably letters in a native script?

ID059
...AID FRO...
Triple oval ( 2.5 mm letters ) violet

updated: 31 Jan. 2006

Cancelled SINGAPORE

Image from the author's collection

  • "Wording looks like 'paid from'." John Wilson 31Jan. 2006

ID060
SING...
Double circle ( Diamter estimated at 20 mm, 3.5 mm letters ) red

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

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Images from the author's collection


ID061
...BAHG... / PENANG
Triple oval ( 4 to 6 mm letters ) red

updated: 31 Jan. 2006

Image from the author's collection

  • the word in the centre of the ovals is probably "PENANG"
  • "If the lettering is not BAHG but BANQ you probably have one of the big French banks." John Wilson 31 Jan. 2006
ID062
PA... + ? & CO
1. Rectangle ( 3.5 mm serif letters ) 1. black
2. No frame ( 4.5 mm letters ) 2. violet

updated: 31 Jan. 2006

Image from the author's collection

  • the rectangular cancellation has been struck several times. Moving from the NE corner of the stamp towards the SW corner, the
    black letters I can make out are: PA, then PA and maybe C or G, then AET
  • " The boxed marking is probably "Packet Boat" which I believe is a marking associated with New South Wales in the 80s and 90s." John Wilson 31 Jan. 2006

ID064
... BORNE / date / ...
Double oval ( 2.5 mm letters ) violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Cancelled 1889

Image from the author's collection


ID065
... KHOU ... / PENANG
Triple oval ( 3 mm letters ) violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Image from the author's collection


ID066
... LCKES / SINGAPORE
No frame ( 3.5 mm letters ) violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Cancelled SINGAPORE

Image from the author's collection

  • "SINGAPORE" is 3 mm tall

ID068
... NG LEE & CO / SELANGOR
No frame ( 6+ mm letters ) violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Cancelled KWALA LUMPUR 4 September1895

Image from the author's collection

  • In the cancellation, the index letter "A" is sideways?

ID069
... off & C ...
No frame ( 3 to 5 mm letters ) violet

updated: 17 Sept. 2006

Cancelled SINGAPORE 29 May 1895

Image from the author's collection

  • Possibly " S. M. Alsagoff & Co.,Singapore (Syed Mohamed Alsagoff, manager). Singapore List of Jurors 1904." [H. A. Cartwright, 10 Sept 2006]

ID072
... RVILLE & GU ... /SINGAPORE
Triple oval ( 2 mm letters ) violet

updated: 17 Sept 2006

Cancelled SINGAPORE 13 October 1899

Image from the author's collection

  • "Outside possibility is Somerville & Co. but it DOES look like a Gu so maybe Guthrie."John Wilson 31 Jan. 2006
  • Possibly "Somerville & Co., Brokers, (Frederick Gladstone Somerville) 8 Change Alley, Singapore. From the Singapore List of Jurors 1904." [H. A. Cartwright,10 Sept 2006]

ID073
... STFR & ... / SINGAPORE.
No frame ( 3 mm serif letters ) violet

updated: 14 Feb 2007

Cancelled SINGAPORE

Image from the author's collection

  • Letters in "SINGAPORE" are 2 mm tall
  • Possibly "STER & Co. (FOSTER & CO.?). There was a Smith & Foster company located in (Finlayson Green?) Singapore. Charles Foster was a partner. Singapore List of Jurors1904." [H. A. Cartwright, 10 Sept 2006]
  • Possibly McAlister & Co. ? [ Dr Gaden S. Robinson 4 Feb. 2007]

ID074
SWA.. ...E Ltd. / Engineers& Contractors / ? ? / KUWALA LUMPUR
Double oval2.5 to 3 mm letters ) violet

updated: 9 June 2009

Cancelled KUWALA LUMPUR 8 March1895


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Cancelled KUWALA LUMPUR November 1895

Images from the author's collection

  • There was a notable firm of architects founded by an A.A. Swan in about 1885. As Swan and MacLaren, they built the Municipal Buildings at Kuala Lumpur. [John Wilson, 15 March 2007]
  • The name seems to be SWAN but I cannot decipher it after that. In the negative image the last letter before "Ltd." seems to be an "E".

ID0074E.jpg . ID0074Ebw.jpg

Similar chop but with SINGAPORE

Images from the author's collection

ID075
...ANG ?AZE... / E.../ 1888 ...
Double oval ( 3 mm letters ) violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Image from the author's collection

  • the lower case letters in the centre of the oval are 1.5 to 2 mm tall
  • the "1888" might be part of an address or the date the firm was founded?

ID077
... WOH KONGS / Chinesecharacters / SINGAPORE
Triple oval (2.5 mm letters ) violet

updated: 31 Jan. 2006

Cancelled KUWALA LUMPUR 28 March 1895?

Image from the author's collection


ID078
TIANG WAH & C0 /SINGAPORE.

Triple oval ( 6+ mm letters ) violet

updated: 27 July 2015

Image from the author's collection




ID081
?. LABARD ... / Singapore /MANILA & ...

Double oval (2.5 mm letters ) blue

updated: 17 Sept. 2006

Image from the author's collection

  • the initial under the "P" of the SINGAPORE cancellation is likely an O, Cor G
  • " This could be Walter Delabere Barnes,143 Thomson Road. He was Secretary for Chinese Affairs, Straits Settlements. Singapore List of Jurors 1904." [H. A. Cartwright, 10 Sept2006]
ID082
... RISON ... / ???

Double oval ( 2 mm letters ) blue

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Image from the author's collection

  • might be Middleton & Harrison in Singapore?

ID084
MARIE B or E ....

No frame l ( 3.5 mm letters ) violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Cancelled KLANG, SELANGOR July 1900

Image from the author's collection

  • could this be a ship?

ID085
MAX CYl... / SINGAPORE /

Triple oval ( 3 mm letters ) violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Cancelled SINGAPORE

Image from the author's collection


ID089
P . G .

Single Circle ( 7.5 mm letters ) black

updated: 2 Feb 2009

ID0089_2.jpg

Images from the author's collection

  • Maybe Pinang Gazette? [Dr Gaden S. Robinson 4 Feb. 2007] [Compare item ID160]


ID092
... AGENT OF ... / some sort ofshield

Single circle ( 6 mm serif letters )black

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Cancelled SINGAPORE 1896

Image from the author's collection

  • There is a portion of an oval violet handstamp in the lower right corner. The visible letters are probably: ... ALE ..


ID094
S.W. & Co. / N o.

Single oval ( 27 mm x 17 mm, 4.5 mm letters ) black

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Images from the author's collection

  • the "o" of "Co." and"No." are raised and there is a stop underneath
  • the letters of "No." are 3 mm at their tallest

ID096
... AOS.../ SINGAPORE / ...COMPANY, LIMITED

Double oval ( 2mm letters ) violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Cancelled SINGAPORE January 1895

Image from the author's collection

  • the letters in SINGAPORE are 3 mmtall
  • " AOS might be AUS." John Wilson 31Jan. 2006

ID098
TOOEATSHEN

Single rectangle ( 4.5 mm letters ) violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Image from the author's collection

  • the second "O" might be a "D" making it TODEATSHEN
  • the red cancellation might be ... VAS ...
ID100
TIANGLIMCHINTUAN & Co. /Chinese Characters / SINGAPORE

Double oval ( 3mm letters ) black

updated: 21 June 2009

IDC0025.jpg ID0100_JW.jpg


Image by John Wilson
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This stamp is cancelled SINGAPORE 22 May 1889

Images from the author's collection unless otherwise listed.

  • The same stamp is pictured in the Non-English ID page are NE13
  • This is a difficult one because it is run-on. It might be "TIANG LIM CHINTUAN"
  • Can anyone supply a proving cover? Author


ID101
... TON, HUN ... / ? ? /SINGAPORE

Triple oval ( 2.5 mm letters ) blue

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Canceled SINGAPORE

Image from the author's collection

ID104
SINGAPORE / DATE / ... S

Double oval ( 2.5 to 4 mm letters ) violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

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Dated andcancelled SINGAPORE 30 September 1901

Image from the author's collection


ID105
SA...TO WEIGH

No frame ( 3.5 mm serifletters ) violet

updated: 16 March 2007

Cancelled PENANG 24 June 1898

Image from the author's collection

  • A word I cannot detect followed by "TOWEIGH". [John Wilson, 15 March 2007]

ID106
RAB ... AVE / STRAITSSETTLEMENTS

Double oval ( 2 mm letters ) violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

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Cancelled SINGAPORE 8 February 1899

Images from the author's collection


ID109
... re ... / date

Double oval ( 3.5 mm letters ) violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

PERAK

Image from the author's collection

  • revenue usage?
ID110
possible date / MARSHALL ...

No frame ( 2.5 mm letters ) violet

updated: 31 Jan. 2006

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SELANGOR

Image from the author's collection

  • revenue usage?
  • "Could the name be Marshall?" John Wilson 31 Jan.2006
  • I agree. Can anyone supply a full and readable chop? Author

ID112
... ARDE ... / ... TZ ...

No frame ( 3 mm serif letters ) violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

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Images from the author's collection

ID117
ESH

Double oval ( 15 mm x 11 mm, 5.5 mm serif letters ) orange

updated: 15 April 2007

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All cancelled SINGAPORE, one in 1896

Image on the right thanks to Richard Hale, the rest from the author's collection

  • private chop?
  • seen on another 8 cent QV blue, cancelled SINGAPORE25 June 1898
ID118
F ... / C ...

Single oval ( 4.5 mm letters ) blue

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Cancelled SINGAPORE

Image from the author's collection



ID124
... IUBERT & Co

Double oval ( 2.5 mm letters ) violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Image from the author's collection


ID127
Singapo ... / No.

Single rectangle ( 2 to 3 mm letters ) black

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Image from the author's collection


ID128
... / ? ? / PENANG / ... LPRINS ...

Double oval ( 2 mm serif letters )violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Image from the author's collection


ID129
... HE NGC ...

Triple oval ( 3.5 mm letters ) red

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Image from the author's collection


ID131
BAN TEIK ??E COY / COCOANUTOIL / STAR DR... / PENANG

Triple circle ( Estimated diameter 40 mm, 4 mm letters ) violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

From a 1932 cover to London

Image from the author's collection


ID134
GAMMON ( MALAYA ) LTD. / ...HANGI RUNWAY / SINGAPORE

Triple oval ( 50mm x 30 mm, 2 to 2.5 mm letters ) violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

From a 1948 cover to the USA

Image from the author's collection


ID135
... HUNGARIAN .../ SINGAPORE AG ... / ... AVIGATION ..

Double oval withcentral rectangle ( 3.5 mm letters ) blue

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Image from Larry Grossman

  • likely related to the AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN LLOYDS.The centre line likely says: "SINGAPORE AG( ENT )" and the bottom line might be "STEAM NAVIGATION CO.

ID137
AL. SP. PL. / ??? / SINGAPORE

Double oval ( Estimated 25 mm x 18 mm, 3 mm letters ) red

updated: 1 May 2007

Image from the author's collection

  • From a 28 November 1888 cover from Singapore to Rangoon, sold by John Bull of Hong Kong in their sale #71 on 16 February 1985 as lot 458
  • I suspect that this is a Chettiar

ID139
B.G.L. = ???

Unframed ( 15 mm, 6.5 mm letters ) violet

updated: 29 Jan. 2006

The two 32 cent and 4 cent stamps are cancelled SINGAPORE, the 32 centstamp in 1901.

Images from the author's collection

  • Is the middle initial a "C" or a "G"? If a "C" then "... these initials are B.C.L. and they would be for the Borneo Co Ltd, Finlayson Green, Singapore. (Merchants) established as such in 1857. Jeffrey Turnbull [29Jan. 2006]

ID141
??? / CHONG MOH & Co /PENANG

Triple oval ( Estimated 32 mm x 24mm, 4 mm letters ) violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

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Image from the author's collection

  • The letters of 'PENANG" are 2 mm. There is a name around the top of the at which is not decipherable at the moment.



ID146
... tro - Fran ...

No frame one line Gothic lettering ( 2 - 4 mm tall letters ) violet

updated: 16 March 2007

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Canceled SINGAPORE, 24 cent stamp in 1892

Image from the author's collection

  • Could it be Austro-France? [John Wilson, 15March 2007]

ID147
...IN & Co.. / ? ? /...CHANDLERS & / STOREKEEPERS / ? / PENANG

Double oval ( Estimated 38 mm x 22 mm, 2 - 3 mm letters ) violet

updated: 31 Jan. 2006

Image from the author's collection

  • A Dutch company?
  • " The wording in the middle is (ship) chandlers and storekeepers." John Wilson 31 Jan. 2006
  • can anyone supply a scan of the full chop? Author

ID148
...AR...B ... / date?

Double oval ( 3.5 mm letters ) violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2006

Image from the author's collection


ID149
... J Jr. / ...STREET. / DATE/ PENANG. / ... Agent

Triple oval (2.5 - 3.5 mm letters ) violet

updated: 31 Jan. 2006

Image from the author's collection

  • Some letters are script
  • "Could the last word in the middle by (Str)eet?" John Wilson 31 Jan. 2006
  • Can anyone supply a scan of the full chop? Author

ID151
...ken & Co.

No frame one lines ( 2 mm letters ) violet

updated: 2 may 2007

Cancelled SINGAPORE

Image from the author's collection

  • Could this be Arthur Barker & Co. of Malacca Street, Singapore, where the "r" is slipped and made to look like an "n"? [re. HC, 2 May 2007]

ID154
JAS. L .... / ??? / PENANG

Double oval, violet

updated: 1 May 2006

Image from Gaden Robinson 31Jan. 2006

  • In the Penang List of Penang Jurors of 1904, there is listed a"James Lawrie Woodford? Merchant, Beach Street, Penang. Could this be his firm?s stamp? [H. A. Cartwright, 1 May 2006]

ID156
...AK CINCHONA ... / COFFEECOMPANY / ...AK

Double Oval, blue

updated: 27 June 2006

Image from Gaden Robinson 31Jan. 2006

  • PERAK?
  • The bark of the cinchona tree is the source of quinine. [See here]

ID159
possibly: UNION INSURANCE SOCIETY OF CANTON / SINGAPORE

Triple oval, violet

updated: 10 June 2006

Image from Gaden Robinson 31Jan. 2006

Cancelled SINGAPORE ? 5 1898

  • "Could this be UNION INSURANCE SOCIETY OF CANTON" [Geof Wootten, 10 June 2006]
  • Can anyone supply a more complete example?

ID160
PG

1 Line, black

updated: 14 Feb. 2007

Image from Gaden Robinson 31Jan. 2006

  • Maybe Pinang Gazette? Gaden Robinson 31 Jan. 2006
  • Can anyone provide a proving cover? Author
  • [Compare with ID089]


ID162
Forwarded by: ... & Co.PENANG

2 lines, violet

updated: 31 Jan. 2006

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Images from Gaden Robinson 31 Jan.2006



ID164
.ONG. L... / ...ON...

Two lines: red

updated: 2 May 2007

Image from the author's collection

  • Looks like a double strike. xONG.L--- overxONG.L---? Wee Bin & Co. operated s. s. Hong Leong (1895-1900) between Singapore and Amoy. The full stop between the G and L is puzzling however. [Harold Cartwright, 2 May 2007]



ID172
...E STRAITS TR...

Double Oval, violet

updated: 2 May 2007

Images from the author's collection

  • Possibly THE STRAITS TRADING Company
  • Straits Trading Company, 17 Collyer Quay, Singapore. [Harold Cartwright, 2 May 2007]


ID175
... Trading ...

manuscript, violet

updated: 17 May 2006

Singapore cancellation

Images from the author's collection

  • One can definitely see the beginning of a word to the right of "Trading"

ID177
... S. & CO ...

Double Oval, black

updated: 19 June 2006

Image from the author's collection

  • the "S" and the "&" both have tails. To the left of the "S" there seems to be another tail going through the STR of the vertical word "STRAITS ." To the right of the "&" the "Co" is in a different type and might not be part of the handstamp.

ID178
... TEUTONIA ..

Fancy Triple Oval, purple

updated: 28 June 2006

Image from the author's collection

  • This seems to be The German TEUTONIA Club.
  • The Teutonia Club was an association of the German community in Singapore. It was founded in 1856. Over the years, there were a series of club buildings. On 21 September 1900, a new club building, resembling a castle along the Rhine, was opened on Scott Road. During WWI, most of the German population of Singapore was shipped to Australia. The Teutonia Club building was ceased. Eventually it became the Goodwood Park Hotel.

ID179
MAN... or HAN... or BAN... /AG...

Single Rectangle, blue

updated:2 May 2007

Image from the author's collection

  • Cancelled by the D14 duplex of Singapore
  • Could "AG" be the start of AGENT or AGENCY?
  • I think this could be Walter Mansfield, Ships chandler, Singapore. In1867 he became the agent for the Ocean SS Co. Ltd. (A. Holt, Blue Funnel Line). The cancellation fits the year. In 1868, name changed to W. Mansfield & Co. [Harold Cartwright, 2 May 2007]

ID180
MAYNAR...

Likely Single Rectangle, violet

updated: 2 May 2007


Images from the author's collection

  • Maynard & Company,Battery Road, Singapore. [Harold Cartwright, 2 May 2007]


ID183
CHARTERED MERCANTILE BANK .../ ...CA

Two Lines, blue

updated: 9 Jan. 2009


ID0183B.jpg

Images from the author's collection

  • On the 2 cent stamp: Can anyone identify the word in the centre of the chop? Maybe MALACCA?
  • On the 5 cent stamp: Was this the same bank, using a shorter name?
 
ID184
EXPORT ... DEPARTMENT

1 Line, blue

updated: 14 April 2007

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Images from the author's collection

  • All of the stamps came from one lot and seem to be related.
  • On the 6 cent stamps the word DEPARTMENT is repeated twice and the letters are taller than on the 12 cent stamp and they are serifs.
  • The 8 cent stamp shows a part of a word that proceeds the word DEPARTMENT.
  • The "G" on the 2 cent stamp and the lettering on the 12cent stamp seem to be the same font.
  • On the 2 cent brown stamp, the lettering seems to be "EX". [John Wilson,15 March 2007]
  • Is the word EXPORT on the 8c yellow stamp?
  • Possible Alexander Stuart Registrar of Imports Exports.
  • Most stamps are cancelled B/172 = SINGAPORE
 
 
ID188
...NSULAT ... / SINGAPORE

No frame 2 lines , violet

updated: 30 Dec. 2006


Image from the author's collection

  • there is no "E" after the "T" just a large space. To the far rignt and on the perforations there is the start of another letter. The partial word could be German"KONSULAT" or the French "CONSULAT".
 
ID189
...MARITIMES / date / SINGAPORE

Single rectangle, blue

updated: 2 May 2007

Cancelled SINGAPORE 4December 1894

Image from the author's collection

  • Since the month, in the date line, ends in "BRE" for Decembre this is likely a French firm such as Messageries Maritimes.
  • Bre. The ?94? is part of a boxed (firm?s?)chop beneath the date stamp. I can make out ADITHA?R./ 94 / PORE. May be a slogan. [Harold Cartwright, 2 May 2007]
 

ID191
B. S.

black

updated: 4 June  2008

ID0191A.jpg

Images from the author's collection

  • Could this be Busing Schroder & Co.?
 
ID192
possible ...SCL...

double oval, violet

updated: 4 April 2007

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Images from the author's collection

  • There is the possibility that this is not western script.
  • The oval is sufficiently large to accommodate one letter each side of those visible for a total of five letters.
  • I am left with the impression that there are leaves in the pattern below and above the letters.
  • The stamp is the 4 cents CA issued in July 1883.
  • The stamp is cancelled with the dumb SINGAPORE cancel.
   

ID205
E v W.
Octagonal, red
updated: 20 May 2008

ID0205_MariHeessels.jpgID0205_MariHeesselsBW.jpg

Image from Mari Heessels



  
ID206
possible: REME, LEVESON& Company / SINGAPORE

Double Oval,blue

updated:16 Oct.  2007

ID0206JanDeKort.jpg . ID0206JanDeKortBW.jpg

Image from Jan de Kort

  
 
ID210
... c. ALIST ...

No frame, 2line, violet

updated: 5 Dec. 2007

ID0210_ETan.jpg. ID0210bw_ETan.jpg

Image from the E. Tan

  • Mc. ALISTER? But this is usually written McALISTER, i.e., with no stop after the "c".
  
ID212
...ON KEONG

Triple Oval, violet

updated: 28 Dec. 2007

ID0212_ETan.jpg

Image from the E. Tan


ID213
...AITS INSURANCE CO...

Double oval, with outer toothed pattern, violet

updated:28 Dec.  2007

ID0213_ET.jpg

Image from the E. Tan

  • Likely the STRAITS INSURANCE Company


 
ID215
HO...

Unframed, single line

updated: 26 March 2008

ID0215a.jpg . ID0215b.jpg

Same stamp seen from two angles

Image from the author's collection

  • the same stamp seen from two angles.  The first inclination is to see it as "HO...", maybe HONG KONG. But the part of the chop on the edge of the stamp  does not fit?

ID216
Script handstamp?

Unframed, single line, red

updated: 1 Feb. 2008

ID0216_ETan.jpg

Image from the E. Tan

  • Singapore cancellation 189?

ID217
Script handstamp?

Unframed, single line, red

updated: 1 Feb. 2008

ID0217_ETan.jpg

Image from the E. Tan

  • Singapore dumb cancellation, maybe a Chinese character?

ID218
W. G. ...

Unframed, single line

updated: 1 Feb. 2008

ID0218_ETan.jpg

Image from the E. Tan

  • the next letter might be a P, B, E or F?


ID219
MOHAMED TAME... / ABO... /  P.. / & ... / CO...

Single circle, blue

updated: 1 Feb. 2008

ID00219_ETan.jpg

Image from the E. Tan

  • Cancelled SINGAPORE


ID225
.ILTON / SINGAPORE

Double Oval, black

updated: 9April  2008

 ID00225.jpg 

Image from the author's collection

  • Maybe "WILTON"


ID228
E. B.

Manuscript, black

updated: 1 June 2008

  ID00228.jpg

Image from the author's collection

  • S. 13/7/78 
  • S. = Singapore?

ID229
... HOTEL ...

Double Oval, violet

updated: 1 June 2008

  ID00229.jpg

Image from the author's collection

  • The stamp is cancelled PENANG 
  • Might this be the E. & O. HOTEL in Penang?

ID230
... M SHIP ... / date

Double Oval, violet

updated: 1 June 2008

  ID00230.jpg

Cancelled SINGAPORE 1899

Image from the author's collection

  • A shipping agent?

ID231
... HONGKONG & S... / SINGAPORE

Double Oval, violet

updated: 1 June 2008

  ID00231.jpg

Image from the author's collection

  • Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank?

ID232
... HNSTON & CO. / month & day / year / SINGAPORE

Double Oval, violet

updated: 1 June 2008

  ID00232.jpg

Dated: DEC 28, 1882

Image from the author's collection

  • A. L. JOHNSTON & CO. ?

ID233
THE NEW ... / SINGAPORE

Single Oval, violet

updated: 1 June 2008

  ID00233.jpg

Image from the author's collection

  • THE NEW ORIENTAL BANK ?

ID236
... CO. / Chinese Characters / KUALA LUMPUR

Double Oval, violet

updated: 13 June 2008

 ID00236.jpgID00236BW.jpg

Image from the author's collection


ID237
A. H. & CO.?

No Frame, 1 line, violet

updated: 22 June 2008

  ID00237.jpg 

Image from the author's collection




ID241
... S. G. 7 Co. ?

No Frame, 1 line, red

updated: 22 June 2008

  ID00241.jpg 

Image from the author's collection



ID244
... YE & ... / Malay Script? / PENANG

Double Oval, red

updated: 22 June 2008

  ID00244.jpg 

Image from the author's collection



ID247
... M. M. ... / ... BSE ...

No Frame, 2 Lines, violet

updated: 16 Sept. 2008

 ID00247.jpg

ID00247BW.jpg


Image from the author's collection


ID248
H D R

manuscript, violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2009

 
ID00248.jpg

Image from the author's collection

  • May be a private individual?

ID249
B. S.

Manuscript, black

updated: 1 Jan. 2009

 ID00249.jpg

Image from the author's collection

  • if a firm then it is not Boustead, Schwabe and Company which changed its name back to the old name, Boustead and Company in 1867. The firm Busing, Schroder & Co. closes in the 1860.
  • most likely it is a private individual. Who has a proving cover!

ID250
... PRESS / [est]ablished 1888

Double oval, blet, violet

updated: 1 Jan. 2009

 ID00250.jpg . ID00250_BW.jpg

Image from the author's collection

  • if this is the Singapore Free Press, then the date is a problem: The Singapore Free Press was founded in October 1835 and closed in 1869 then revived from 1884 to 1962 when it was incorporated into the Malay Mail.
 
ID251
...EG FRIED...

Triple Oval, blue

updated: 16 March 2009

ID0251X.jpg

ID0251.jpg

Image from the author's collection

 

ID256
... HUNER & Co. / SINGAPORE

Double Oval, violet

updated: 7 April 2009

 ID0256.jpg

Image from the author's collection

  • Maybe Fischer Huber & Co. founded in 1888.


ID259
... CHA ...

Single Line, red

updated: 8 June 2009

 ID0259.jpg

Image from the author's collection

  • Is this a Direction Marking?
  • To the left of "CHA" there is the top of maybe an "F" or "T".

ID260
... AYH ...

Single Line, violet

updated: 8 June 2009

 ID0260.jpg

Image from the author's collection

  • Is this a Direction Marking?
  • The letter to the right of "AY" may be an "E" instead of an "H".

ID261
A. G ... / SINGAPORE

Double Oval, black

updated: 21 June 2009

 ID0261_JdK.jpg

Image from Jan de Kort

  • Might be an early Alexander Guthrie chop?


ID269
...ONG HIN... / Chinese characters / P...

Double oval, red

updated: 10 April 2010

 ID0269-mine.jpg . ID0269a-mine.jpg

Images from the author's collection

  • The firm was probably located in PENANG


ID270
...RJORJEE & Co. / PENANG.

Triple oval, violet

updated: 27 April 2010

   ID0270-mine.jpg

Image from the author's collection



ID271
N

Large N

updated: 29 Aug 2014

    ID0271

Image from the author's collection

  • Looks like there is an oval shaped marking as well.

ID272
G.E.A.


updated: 29 Aug 2014

    ID0272

Image from the author's collection

  • Possibly the Great Eastern Life Assurance Co.?


ID275
?

One line, blue

updated: 29 Aug 2014

    ID0275 ID275X

Image from the author's collection

  • I think that this is in native script, i.e., not English.



ID279
  Non-English Characters

Single Line, violet

updated: 13 May 2015

279 279-1

Image from John Wilson



ID280
NEO ... / PENANG

Double oval, black

updated: 9 June 2015

  ID0280

Image from author's collection



ID281
 R N ...

Single Line, black

updated: 9 June 2015

  ID0281
Image from author's collection

  • used at Singapore

ID282
  AGS?

Manuscript, single Line, black

updated: 9 June 2015

  ID0282

Image from author's collection


ID283
  NAGORE / NON-ENGLISH SCRIPT

Double oval, black

updated: 9 June 2015

  ID0283

Image from author's collection

  • might be a fiscal cancellation zzzzzz


ID284
H & Co.

Single line, blue

updated: 12 July 2015

ID0284H and Co H and Co

Image on the left from Bas van der Hoek, the blue stamp from John Wilson

  • In the left image, the "o" in "Co" is underlined and has two dots underneath. That on the right does not seem to show this.
  • Serif letters

ID285
  ... G GAZETTE P ...

Double oval, violet

updated: 5 July 2015

  ID0285

Image from Bas van der Hoek

  • might be a Penang Gazette?



ID287
... OM HISS & CO??

Oval, red

updated: 12 July 2015

  Mystery Mystery

Image from John Wilson


ID288
E T

Boxed, red

updated: 12 July 2015

   E T E T

Image from John Wilson

  • The stamp also shows the handstamp STAMPED


ID289
W. Wind ... / Entemelos ...

Double oval, violet

updated: 9 Oct 2015

289  289A   

Image from author's collection

  • The stamp was used in SINGAPORE in 1894.




ID290
... ROAD? /SINGAPORE / ...BACOS?

Triple oval, blue

updated: 9 Oct 2015

   290 290a

Image from author's collection





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