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Displaying 18 Lots in Category - Malaya
British Empire selection of mostly better scenes/subjects with Ascension x3, Malaya including 1922 Johore to Australia, India court-size artist cards x4, "Funeral Pire" of a pile of corpses & three Australian Mission cards, Ceylon, Aden, Malta, Mauritius, St Helena x2, South Africa real photo "Cango Caves - Visitors stopping for refreshments", useful group from Jamaica, the lesser West Indies & British Guiana, etc, condition variable but generally fine to very fine. Ex Bronte Watts. A very good lot.
(Qty 120 approx)
PICTURE POSTCARDS - Subjects
NUDITY: Mostly attractive indigenous group from Malaya x6, Indo-China x3, Africa x7, Philippines & Japan (geisha), condition a bit variable, mostly unused. Ex Keith Harrison.
Attractive group with Malacca x3, Kuala Lumpur x15 (one to NSW in 1917 with 'TAIPING' squared circle), Johore x9, (three used at Johore and one to NSW with 'ORCHARD ROAD SINGAPORE cds'), Kedah x5 including real photos x4, Pahang (used in 1911 to NSW with Siam stamps - one removed - & 'PUKET' cds), and Perak, also 18 with unspecified or unknown locations.
STRAITS SETTLEMENTS: Group of real photo types from Singapore x20 including "Malay Boys diving for coins", "Flying Fox" (being held akimbo by a very young boy), "Jinricksha Station", "Connaught Drive" (1920s automobiles), etc, and Penang x10 including "Snake Temple" (interior), "Penang Hill Railway" (used Egypt to Sudan!), "FMS Railway" (which appears to be a captioning error), "Native Village, Butteworth" etc, mostly unused & generally very fine to superb.
STRAITS SETTLEMENTS: Companion range of Divided Backs including Singapore "Boatbuilding", "Road rolling by Bullocks", "Monument...presented by the King of Siam", "Cricket Club", "Race Course", "Rattan Yard", "Jugglers: the famous growing Mango tree trick", "Chinese procession", "Chinese funeral party", "Indian washmen", "Gay Land [sic] Road" (tram), etc, also Penang x7 and Labuan x3, condition variable but generally fine to very fine unused.
STRAITS SETTLEMENTS: Companion range of used cards including "Tanjong Rhu", "Bleaching of Rattan", "Malay Festival", "Borneo Wharf (French Mail Steamer)", "Mundo Dance", "Gas Works, Gelang Road", "Teutonic Club", "Tank Road Railway Station", etc, also Penang x4; two franked with perfins; postmarks including 'RAFFLES HOTEL' part-strikes x2, 'ORCHARD' ROAD' & superb octagonal 'MARSEILLE A YOKOHAMA No 8', destinations including Hanoi, Hong Kong, Copenhagen, Osaka, Moscow & Algiers, condition variable but many are fine to very fine unused.
STRAITS SETTLEMENTS: SINGAPORE: Early batch of Undivided Backs including "Natice [sic] Cake Seller", "Chinese funer [sic] party", "Bullockart" [sic], "Singapore (Malacca) Esplanade", Greenish Pics with Fancy Borders x5, multi-views x4 (one to Bulgaria; stamp removed), "Javanese Harjee and Family", "Governments [sic] House", "Group of Coolies" (at the wharves, two versions, one used at Djibouti!), "Raffles Quay in Singapore" (with superb 'LIGNE N/26/JUIL/09/PAQ FR No 4' transit datestamp), "Soldiers returning from an officiel [sic] reception", "Boat-Quai" [sic] (to Hong Kong), "Malay Ladies", "Rikishaw [sic] Puller", etc, condition variable but most are fine to very fine unused x18 or used x36. [Start a new collection of inscriptional errors !]
STRAITS SETTLEMENTS: Batch of mostly general views but including some attractive photographs, also Chinese houses & temple, Hindu temple, etc, one of 1905 with 'WN/&Co' perfin, generally fine to very fine.
STRAITS SETTLEMENTS: Interesting group reflecting Colonial infrastructure with roads, bridges, churches, public buildings etc, includes usages to Guernsey, Indo-China & Italy, two with 'PS/&Co' perfin, generally fine to very fine. A good lot.
STRAITS SETTLEMENTS: The contrasting lot illustrating Malay culture with houses on stilts, boats, native shop & police station, a few grand buildings, etc, two to Indo-China, one with 'PS/&Co' perfin, generally fine to very fine.
STRAITS SETTLEMENTS: People & Occupations including rubber tappers, street vendors & entertainers, coolies, shipbuilding, etc, also "Chinese Opium Smokers" & "Chinese Funeral", one of 1912 with fine 'SINGAPORE/RAFFLES HOTEL' cds & one of 1909 with 'PS/&Co' perfin, usages to Italy & Australia x2 (one with German 10pf tied by Deutsche Seepost cds), condition variable but generally fine to very fine. A terrific lot.
STRAITS SETTLEMENTS: Group with captions in French x21, German x2 or Dutch x2, postmarks include French hexagonal 'MARSEILLE A YOKOHAMA/No 4' x3, '...No 9' and circular '...No 1' and 'YOKOHAMA A MARSEILLE No (?)' datestamps, generally fine to very fine.
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STRAITS SETTLEMENTS: PENANG: Seven with undivided backs, local producers Pritchard & Co, Federal Rubber Stamp Co, Mahmed Esoof, Co-operative Agency, S M Manicum etc, several real photo types, generally fine to very fine.
MALAY STATES: Attractive group including Elephants in Kuala Kangsar, "The Wild People of Perak" (with 'BMC' perfin, corner faults), "Gold Mine in Pahang" x2 (one unused), "Une Mine de Zinc" x2 (different editions), "Market Ipoh" etc, also real photo types including Sakai People of Perak x3, etc, generally fine to very fine.
MALAY STATES: 1928 Nakajima & Co "Malay Girls" & "Malay Dancers" both to Singapore with Trengganu stamps tied to the view-sides by bilingual '.../KEMAMAN' datestamp, age-stained on the message-sides.
MALAY STATES: TRENGGANU: 1920s real photo card of "Connaught-Drive" (Singapore) with Trengganu 2c green tied to the view-side by indistinct Trengganu cds, to "Malakal/Sudan /Africa" with message about exchanging postcards, minor blemishes.
LABUAN: Unused selection including "Native trading boats", "Government offices, Victoria", "Victoria Harbour", "Coolies discharging Coal", etc, a few with Undivided Backs, some minor defects but generally fine unused. A very scarce group.
NORTH BORNEO: Attractive selection including "Type of native bridge", "Picturesque Buli Sim Sim", "Sandakan Lawn Tennis Court and Behn Meyer Office", "Sandakan, Post and Telegraph Office", "Native Houses on [sic] Trees", etc; also SARAWAK "Coal Ship alongside the Sarawak Government Wharf", real photo Pepper Industry x6 (plain backs, superb unused), & a QSL (ham radio) card; condition variable but generally fine.