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Displaying 1 - 20 of 44 Lots in Category - Japan
MISCELLANEOUS - STAMP BOXES
BRASS WARE: c.1890 Japanese letter-opener incorporating a two compartment case 23½x2½x1½cm, cranes in relief on the lid & etched designs on the blade, a little tarnished.
No longer available
C of A - Flight Covers
1931 (July) Australia-Japan per Francis Chichester plus Philippine intermediates Mati-Ormoc, Manila-Japan to Iceland and another to England AAMC #210, 211 & 212, all with appropriate cachets and b/s, 3 signed "Francis Chichester", Cat $1525+.
1880 Crédit Lyonnais entire letter to Japan with light '.../CORR DE LYON' cds, very fine 'SINGAPORE/ A / AU13/80/TO HONG-KONG' marine sorter transit b/s, Japanese Post Office in Shanghai transit and 'NAGASAKI/JAPAN' arrival cds both on the face, ironed-out filing crease at the base & minor soiling.
MALAYA - Japanese Occupation
Kelantan '$2.00' on 5c as SG J29 but without Japanese seal, upper-left corner block of 25 (5x5) with Plate Number '2', tropicalised gum, and Straits with 'DAI NIPPON/2602/PENANG' Overprint SG J84 upper-left corner block of 16 (4x4) with Plate Number '1', very minor tropicalisation, unmounted, Cat £430++.
(Qty 2 blocks)
GENERAL ISSUES: 1942 (Apr) Military Government Handstamp on Straits 2c orange in Red SG J148 lower-right corner block of 6 (3x2) with Plate Number '1', the Handstamp Inverted on All Units, small closed tear in the margin at base, minor gum blemishes but four units are unmounted, Cat $M8400++ (2013).
GENERAL ISSUES: 1942 (Apr) Military Government Handstamp on Perak $1 in Black SG J203 (Cat £425 x6+ on cover) & other values - rare albeit philatelic franking - tied to unsealed cover by 'SYONAN/6 4/2603/QUEEN STREET' cds (Proud #JD1), tiny 'Syonan 7' h/s in violet on 'Singapore 74' registration label. Superb!
GENERAL ISSUES: 1943 Pictorials unadopted design for the 10c Fishing Village stamp with Large '10' at Lower-Left in brown-purple, marginal perforated plate proof from the top of the sheet, unmounted. With the issued stamp for comparison.
GENERAL ISSUES: 1942 (Apr) Military Government Handstamp on Pahang $5 in Black SG J189 (Cat £950 x6+ on cover) & other values - rare albeit philatelic franking - tied to cover by 'SYONAN/6 4/2603/QUEEN STREET' cds (Proud #JD1), tiny 'Syonan 7' h/s in violet on 'Singapore 74' registration label.
GENERAL ISSUES: 1943-45 Postage Dues with Kanji Overprint 9c yellow-orange with the Overprint Inverted SG JD38a marginal block of 12 (6x2) from the right of the sheet, CTO with full unmounted o.g., Cat £336++. Superb!
FOR USE IN PENANG: 1942 (Apr) 'DAI NIPPON/2602/PENANG' Overprint 1c black with the Overprint Double SG J77b (Cat £325 x20+ on cover) plus 2c orange pair & 3c green all marginal with Plate Numbers '1' '1' & '2' respectively, tied to local philatelic cover by rubber 'IN COMMEMORATION/.../OF TENCHO-SETSU' cancels (Proud #JHS1; for Emperor Hirohito's birthday).
SARAWAK: 1942 Characters & Vertical Bars Revenues 4c 15c indigo & 20c and 1943 with Japanese "seal" 50c Bradbury Wilkinson Imprint blocks of 8 (4x2), unmounted, Cat $M576++ (2003).
(Qty 4 blocks)
THAI OCCUPATION OF MALAYA - KELANTAN: 1943 Arms 1c to 10c SG TK1-TK5 (Hobby #326-330) blocks of 4, well centred, no gum (as issued), Cat £6800++ (Baht 240,000+ = $A8000+) as singles. Superb! Ex Charles Stewart by private transaction and Len Colgan. Separate Philatelic Association of Thailand Certificates (2011). [A set of singles sold for 58,000 baht (= $A1933) at a Bangkok auction in August 2010]
(Qty 5 blocks)
1942 commercial usage to Kuala Lumpur of Negri Sembilan (?) size G Registration Envelope with the "stamp" obscured by a scarlet/white resealing label tied by Censor "chops" in black, 'JOHORE BAHRU' handstamp on provisional registration label, minor repaired opening fault & some soiling.
1942 commercial cover with General Issues 8c grey SG J151 tied by very fine '.../6 15/2602/* SYONAN *' cds, to Penang with 'DAI NIPPON/GPO PENANG' arrival b/s, generally very fine strikes of the huge boxed "Unknown (Inconnu).../.../Gone away (Parti)/...' (Proud #I 34) on the reverse & 'Undelivered for reason stated.../...' (#I 40) handstamps in violet, manuscript "RETOUR" in red, central fold.
1942 Chinese merchant's commercial cover to Syonan with Straits 8c grey with quarter-Malacca handstamp in rosine SG J49 (Cat £140 x10+ on cover) tied by very fine 'MALACCA/28AP/1942/ + ' cds, Japanese "chop" across the flap, a trifle aged.
1942 possibly commercial cover to a Japanese firm in Syonan with rare franking of Negri Sembilan 1c black with Violet Handstamp SG J161a vertical pair tied by 'KUALA LUMPUR/11 10/2602' cds plus 'DAI NIPPON/...' on Negri 6c grey with boxed Revenue handstamp Tan #FT3 - an invalid usage - not cancelled & with 'T'-in-triangle h/s below, 'DAI NIPPON/...' Overprints on Straits 2c orange - in lieu of Postage Due - & Postage Due 8c scarlet SG JD31 tied by bilingual '.../11 12/2602/SYONAN' cds, Japanese censor "chop" in black & censor's crimping at left. A very rare usage of an invalid revenue stamp and also of a postage stamp used to pay the postage due.
1942 commercial cover with Malayan General Issues Straits Settlements 8c grey SG J151 tied by one of two strikes of the 'TANJONG/12 12/2602/PINANG' cds (Proud #JD4), to "Djakarta/Djawa" (Java) with Japanese censor "chop" in violet, minor blemishes. Tanjong Pinang is on the Indonesian island of Riau. [The Dutch Indies Karimon Islands, Lingga Archipelago & Riau Archipelago were administered from Syonan (Singapore)]
1943 irregular usage of unoverprinted Johore 2c Postal Card + similar 2c adhesive with both impressions crossed-through as invalid, to Syonan with superb 'MALACCA/2 17/2603' cds & 'T/MALACCA' h/s (Proud #UP3) in violet, Japanese "censor" chop, minor blemishes. The message is in Chinese.
NORTH BORNEO: 1942 merchant's cover to Kuching with unoverprinted 8c Map tied by 'JESSELTON/ 26/MAY/1942/NORTH BORNEO' cds, 'LABUAN/28MY/1942/ + ' & superb 'MIRI/30/MAY/1942' transit backstamps, Japanese "chop" in violet, a little aged. A rare cover from the early stages of the Japanese Occupation.
SARAWAK: 1942 commercial cover to Fusan (Pusan, Korea) with rare franking of Brunei Japanese Occupation 4c orange SG J5 x2 tied by Japanese rubber cds of Kuching (Proud #JD1) in violet, very fine circular censor "chop" in red. A remarkable origin/destination cover with "out of territory" franking. [Gibbons note that all of British Borneo was administered by the Japanese as a single region. Stamps of Brunei, North Borneo & Sarawak were valid throughout these territoties "but not, in practice, equally available"]
The exceptional Japanese Occupation of Malaya collection formed by Milo Rowell had no Brunei Used in Sarawak covers of the calibre of this and the next two lots.