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Modified # Title
2021 August 23 002 The Three Borneo Company Chops
2021 August 23 001 New Windsor, Redlich or Windsor, Rose




002 - The Three Borneo Company Chops

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.


SINGAPORE:

Singapore

  • 9 letters
  • Left blue line through the left side of “O” of FORWARDED
  • Right blue line through left side of the “R” of FORWARDED

SARAWAK:

Sarawak


  • 7 letters
  • Left blue line through the left side of “O” of FORWARDED
  • Right blue line through left side of the “R” of FORWARDED

SIAM:

Siam


  •  4 letters
  •  Left blue line through the right side of “O” of FORWARDED
  •  Right blue line through left side of the “W” of FORWARDED

Borneo Co Siam Chop


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.




001 - New Windsor, Redlich or Windsor, Rose

WINDSOR REDILICH OR ROSE

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?

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