India used in the Straits Settlements, The Tan Ah Ee Collection - Part 1

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Date of the auction: 02.08.2019

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1854 Lithograph Issue Malacca ½a. blue, Die I, a horizontal strip of four with mainly good to large margins, each cancelled "B/109"; the third stamp with small tear/defect at foot and the fourth stamp with light vertical crease at right. Extremely rare, one of two known strips of four. S.G. Z1

Lot #: 1

Reserve: SGD12,000 - SGD15,000

Date: 2 Aug 2019

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1854 Lithograph Issue Penang 1a. red, Die I, two examples, one with large margins and the other with small to large margins, both clearly cancelled "B/147", fine. S.G. Z21, £900. Photo

Lot #: 2

Reserve: SGD400 - SGD500

Date: 2 Aug 2019

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1854 Lithograph Issue Penang 1a. red, Die I, large margins all round, clearly cancelled "B/147", fine. An outstanding example. S.G. Z21, £450. Photo

Lot #: 3

Reserve: SGD400 - SGD500

Date: 2 Aug 2019

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1854 Lithograph Issue Penang 1a. red, Die I, a block of four with small to large margins, clearly cancelled "B/147" though a little heavy in places, fine. The only recorded block. B.P.A. Certificate (2009). S.G. Z21. Photo provenance: Dr. Soli Contractor Dr. Pichai Buranasombati, June 2004 V.T

Lot #: 4

Reserve: SGD3,000 - SGD4,000

Date: 2 Aug 2019

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1854 Lithograph Issue Penang 2a. green with good to large margins, showing part papermaker's watermark, clearly cancelled "B/147", one small tone spot (most noticeable on reverse) otherwise fine. S.G. Z22, £550. Photo

Lot #: 5

Reserve: SGD250 - SGD300

Date: 2 Aug 2019

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1854 Lithograph Issue Penang 4a. blue and red, 4th printing, close to good margins, cancelled by legible "B/147"; some slight thinnings towards upper left otherwise fine. S.G. Z25, £2750. Photo provenance: Thomas Traill, November 1977 Joseph Wong Choon Wing, June 2007

Lot #: 6

Reserve: SGD1,000 - SGD1,200

Date: 2 Aug 2019

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1854 Lithograph Issue Penang Covers 1855 (June) entire letter to London datelined "Penang Hills, 14 June", marked "via Southampton", bearing 4a. blue and red first printing horizontal pair with chamfered corners, cancelled by diamond of dots and tied by light arrival c.d.s., showing "penang/p.o

Lot #: 7

Reserve: SGD28,000 - SGD32,000

Date: 2 Aug 2019

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1854 Lithograph Issue Penang Covers 1856 (Dec.) native envelope to Bombay bearing, on reverse, 1a. red Die I strip of three (lifted and replaced and one with pinhole towards foot) with good to large margins, clearly tied by "B/147" obliterator and showing arrival c.d.s. (6.1.57) alongside with light

Lot #: 8

Reserve: SGD10,000 - SGD12,000

Date: 2 Aug 2019

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1854 Lithograph Issue Singapore ½a. blue, Die I, two horizontal strips of eight with good to large margins nearly all round, all cancelled "B/172" (light in places) and affixed on part envelope (year date unknown) to Holland, Singapore sender's cachet shows on reverse behind the two strips and trace

Lot #: 9

Reserve: SGD25,000 - SGD30,000

Date: 2 Aug 2019

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1854 Lithograph Issue Singapore 1a. red Die I, two examples, one with good to large margins, the other with large margins on three sides but close at foot, both cancelled "B/172", the latter with small red handstamp on reverse, fine. S.G. Z61, £700. Photo

Lot #: 10

Reserve: SGD300 - SGD400

Date: 2 Aug 2019

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1854 Lithograph Issue Singapore 1a. red Die II, three examples, two with good or good to large margins, the other (deep shade) with close to small margins, all cancelled "B/172"; one with vertical crease otherwise fine. S.G. Z62, £975. Photo

Lot #: 11

Reserve: SGD350 - SGD450

Date: 2 Aug 2019

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1854 Lithograph Issue Singapore 1a. red Die II strips of three, [33-35] and [41-43], margins virtually all round, all clearly cancelled "B/172", fine. S.G. Z62, £1950+. Photo provenance: Christie's Robson Lowe auction, March 1994

Lot #: 12

Reserve: SGD2,000 - SGD2,500

Date: 2 Aug 2019

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1854 Lithograph Issue Singapore 1a. red Die II strip of four with good to large margins on two sides and clear to small on the other two, clearly cancelled "B/172"; the third stamp with vertical crease otherwise fine. S.G. Z62, £1300+. Photo

Lot #: 13

Reserve: SGD800 - SGD1,000

Date: 2 Aug 2019

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1854 Lithograph Issue Singapore 2a. green strip of four with good to large margins, each cancelled "B/172", fine; also three singles, two with good to large margins (one with crease and two small thins at foot), the third touched along two sides (some small thins), each clearly cancelled "B/172" and

Lot #: 14

Reserve: SGD400 - SGD500

Date: 2 Aug 2019

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1854 Lithograph Issue Singapore 4a. blue and red, 4th printing, horizontal pair [7-8] with small to good margins, both cancelled "B/172"; light vertical crease between and small ink spot at top left corner, otherwise fine. S.G. Z67, £3600+. Photo

Lot #: 15

Reserve: SGD2,000 - SGD2,500

Date: 2 Aug 2019

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1854 Lithograph Issue Singapore 4a. blue and red, 4th printing, [18], close to good margins, clearly cancelled "B/172", fine. R.P.S. Certificate (1982). S.G. Z67, £1800. Photo

Lot #: 16

Reserve: SGD1,000 - SGD1,200

Date: 2 Aug 2019

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1854 Lithograph Issue Singapore Covers 1854 (Oct.) entire letter to Calcutta date-lined "22 October" and marked "p. Formosa", bearing ½a. blue Die I, Stone "A" strip of three, [53-55], with large margins all round and showing tiny portions of the stamps above. The letter was posted before Singapore

Lot #: 17

Reserve: SGD20,000 - SGD25,000

Date: 2 Aug 2019

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1854 Lithograph Issue Singapore Covers 1854 (21 Dec.) entire letter to Shanghai, marked pr Str Pottinger", bearing 4a. blue and red 2nd printing pair with mainly good margins (right stamp touched at top), both cancelled by diamond of dots, showing manuscript "1/-" with, on reverse, light framed

Lot #: 18

Reserve: SGD20,000 - SGD25,000

Date: 2 Aug 2019

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1854 Lithograph Issue Singapore Covers 1855 (18 Mar.) entire letter, with an additional double letter sheet enclosed, addressed to "Capt. John Murra, Grenadier Guards, British Expedition, Crimea", marked "via Alexandria", bearing 4a. blue and red 2nd printing pair (outer frameline touched at right

Lot #: 19

Reserve: SGD25,000 - SGD30,000

Date: 2 Aug 2019

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1854 Lithograph Issue Singapore Covers 1855 (18 Sept.) entire to Liege, Belgium, bearing 2a. green strip of four with small to good margins, tied by diamond of hollow dots, showing framed "Overland via Marseilles" in blue at upper left, manuscript "11" and, on reverse, Alexandria British Post Office

Lot #: 20

Reserve: SGD20,000 - SGD25,000

Date: 2 Aug 2019

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1854 Lithograph Issue Singapore Covers 1855 (24 Sept.) entire to Hamburg, marked "Via Trieste", bearing 4a. blue and red 4th printing pair with good to large margins, both neatly cancelled by diamond of hollow dots, showing manuscript "6¼" and "8½" in blue with, on reverse, clear arrival datestamp

Lot #: 21

Reserve: SGD25,000 - SGD30,000

Date: 2 Aug 2019

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1854 Lithograph Issue Singapore Covers 1855 (22 Nov.) mourning envelope to Dublin, marked "Via Southampton", bearing 4a. blue and red 4th printing singles (2), one with roughly separated margins, the other showing small portion of adjoining stamp at foot, both cancelled by diamond of dots, showing

Lot #: 22

Reserve: SGD12,000 - SGD15,000

Date: 2 Aug 2019

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1854 Lithograph Issue Singapore Covers 1856 (17 May) entire to Canton, marked "p St Norma", bearing 4a. blue and red cut to shape and overlapped by well-margined 1a. red Die II pair, each tied by very fine "B/172" obliterator, showing red crayon "8d", framed "india paid" and, on reverse

Lot #: 23

Reserve: SGD40,000 - SGD50,000

Date: 2 Aug 2019

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1854 Lithograph Issue Singapore Covers 1856 (17 July) entire to Canton, marked "p Singapore", bearing 1a. red Die I strip of four with good to large margins, neatly tied by "B/172" obliterators, showing red crayon "4d", framed "india paid" and, on reverse, fine "singapore/p.o." double-ring d.s. in

Lot #: 24

Reserve: SGD18,000 - SGD22,000

Date: 2 Aug 2019

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1854 Lithograph Issue Singapore Covers 1856 (23 Aug.) entire to Canton, marked "p Lancefield", bearing 1a. red Die I pair with large margins on three sides, just into at right, clearly tied by "B/172" obliterator, showing handstruck "4" applied in Hong Kong to indicate onward payment to Canton and

Lot #: 25

Reserve: SGD12,000 - SGD15,000

Date: 2 Aug 2019

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1854 Lithograph Issue Singapore Covers 1857 (6 Mar.) envelope to Malacca, bearing 1a. red Die II with large margins, clearly cancelled "B/172" and showing, on reverse, "singapore/p.o." double-ring datestamp in red. Very rare, only four covers bearing 1854 issue recorded addressed to Malacca and this

Lot #: 26

Reserve: SGD12,000 - SGD15,000

Date: 2 Aug 2019

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1854 Lithograph Issue Singapore Covers 1859 (8 Nov.) part entire via Gibraltar to Rivadeo, north-west Spain, bearing 2a. green in combination with 1855 8a. carmine and 1856-64 1a. brown and 4a. black, all cancelled "B/172", showing two Gibraltar c.d.s. (14.12) in blue and superb "4" and "R

Lot #: 27

Reserve: SGD25,000 - SGD30,000

Date: 2 Aug 2019

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1855-65 Typographed Issues Malacca 1867 (4 Jan.) entire to Singapore, bearing ½a. blue clearly tied by "B/109" obliterator and showing framed "singapore/Bearing 1 Anna" h.s. (Type UP3) alongside with, on reverse, the extremely rare framed "malacca/paid" datestamp (Type SL2) in red across join. A

Lot #: 28

Reserve: SGD25,000 - SGD30,000

Date: 2 Aug 2019

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1855-65 Typographed Issues Penang 1855 blued paper, 8a. carmine block of six (3x2), each legibly cancelled "B/147"; a few short perfs at top, otherwise sound and a rare multiple used at this office. S.G. Z27, £900+. Photo provenance: Spink auction, July 2011

Lot #: 29

Reserve: SGD500 - SGD700

Date: 2 Aug 2019

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1855-65 Typographed Issues Penang 1859 (18 Aug.) entire letter to Boston USA, marked "Via Southampton", bearing ½a. blue pair, 2a. orange (defective) and 8a. carmine on blue glazed paper pair, all cancelled by light "B/147" obliterator, showing framed "india paid" in red, London Paid transit c.d.s

Lot #: 30

Reserve: SGD6,000 - SGD8,000

Date: 2 Aug 2019