|2021 August 23||002||The Three Borneo Company Chops|
|2021 August 23||001||New Windsor, Redlich or Windsor, Rose|
The firm used a similar chop in SINGAPORE, SIAM, and SARAWAK. We usually see the left half of these chops on loose stamps. Since the three locations all start with “S” its is often difficult telling which one it is. However, should the stamp have the right half of the chop then it can be identified because we see the final letter of the name: “E”, “M” or “K”.
Below I have used images of these chops, made the center horizontal on the words FORWARDED BY, then place vertical lines through the small circle to the left of the location name and the first letter “S” which they all start with.
Unfortunately, in the case of the STRAITS and SARAWAK chops the vertical blue lines cut FORWARDED in the same places. However, the SIAM version cuts uniquely.
This image has been around for a long time. I do not know who made it. It maybe useful as an example of the SIAM version but being hand drawn it cannot be 100% like the original.
CHOP: Double circle with the outer ring composed of dots. In the centre what is taken to be W.R. & Co.
BANGKOK: 2c + 6c
CDS: 20 DE 1883 <-- not certain.
COMMENTS: Depending on the date of the CDs this is either: Windsor, Redlich (1871-1884) or Windsor, Rose (1884-ca 1892).
SOURCE: Andrew Norris (20 May 2020). The two stamps were pictured in the Richard Allan sale held on 30 October 2009.
HELP: Can someone provide a higher resoultion scan of the two stamps?