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INDO-CHINA: 1901 beautiful PPC "Souvenir des Ruines d'Angkor" with the message headed "Angkor Watt (Royaume de Siam)", to France with Indo-China 10c tied by the rare 'PAQ/25/DEC/1/SAIGON A SINGAPORE' marine cds (Salles #2004; recorded 1900-1901 only) in blue and a very fine strike below, minor bumped corners. A marvellous item not just for French Colonies and Ship Mail, but also for Christmas enthusiasts.
MALAYA - Japanese Occupation
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)
THAI OCCUPATION OF MALAYA: 1944 (Sep 30) commercial cover to Syonan with War Memorial 8c rose-pink tied to the reverse by 'ALOR STAR/KEDAH' cds, two boxed "chops" on the face, minor blemishes, Cat £500+ on cover.
THAI OCCUPATION OF MALAYA: 1944 commercial cover to Syonan with War Memorial 1c yellow Perf 12½ pair and 2c red-brown Perf 12½ single & Perf 12½x11 x2 (Cat £124+ x20+ on cover) tied to the reverse by 'ALOR STAR/26JU/KEDAH' cds (Proud #D15 - without year slugs - LRD by 8 months), Japanese Censor "chops" Number 6 in red & Number 7 in magenta, crimping at left where re-sealed by the censor. A rare & desirable cover, in well above-average condition for this material.
1897 Rejected Design 1 att to 10 atts SG 82-86 (F&O 57-61; H 73-77) complete set, CTO - various dates in December 1899 - with the 'KORAT' cds as usual, undercatalogued at £1900 (65,000 baht = $A2166). [Norbert Spohn's similar set sold at the Prestige auction of 14/9/2002 for $3808]
No longer available
1902 Battambang Provisional Surcharges 10 atts Type A (base of sixth character is level with the preceding characters) on 12 atts SG 88 (F&O #72A; H #95), light Swiss-type 'BATTAMBONG' "bridge" cds of -.8.1902, neat 'MONT/GUIL/LON.' guarantee handstamp on the reverse, Cat £8000 (160,000 baht = $A5333). Ex Len Colgan. Philatelic Association of Thailand Certificate (2011). [Kevin Ryan's used example sold for $A4312. Vincent Polizatto's two used examples - the latter with a heavy cds - sold for $HK34,500 & $HK27,600 respectively. The Feldman "Thailand" example sold for €5497]
1907 High Denomination Surcharges on Revenue Stamps '10/Ticals.' '20/Ticals.' & '40/Ticals.' SG 106-108 (F&O #91-93; H #113-115) each with tiny 'Specimen.' handstamp, well centred, full unmounted o.g. Superb; surely as fine as any set in existence! Ex Len Colgan. Separate Philatelic Association of Thailand Certificates (2011). [A fine mounted set sold for 137,500 baht (= $A4583) at a Bangkok auction in August 2009]
1907 High Denomination Surcharges on Revenue Stamps '10/Ticals.' with Comma for Stop SG 106a, excellent centring, one pulled perf, Cat £225.
1912 King Vajiravudh (Rama VI) Vienna Printings Perf 14x14½ 2 satang to 20 baht SG 147-158 (F&O 135-146; H #154-165), mostly well centred, the 28 satang with some toning otherwise very fine & very lightly mounted, Cat £1300 (32,000 baht = $A1066). [Norbert Spohn's set sold at the Prestige auction of 14/9/2002 for $A1176]
There are several distinguishing features between the Vienna and London Printings. Most simply, the Vienna low values are distinguished by the first Siamese character having a complete loop at the base. The Vienna high values are distinguished by the letters 'AM' in 'SIAM' being joined.
1912 King Vajiravudh (Rama VI) Vienna Printings Perf 14x14½ 2 satang to 20 baht SG 147-158 (F&O 135-146; H #154-165) blocks of 4, well centred, unmounted, Cat £5200++ (128,000 baht = $A4266) for four mounted sets. Pristine! A really beautiful set of blocks.
1928 King Prajadhipok 5 satang deep violet marginal block of 4 from the left of the sheet Imperforate Horizontally SG 254b (F&O #236d; unlisted by Hobby), faint gum-toning, unmounted. Unpriced. [Dr Pichai Buranasombati's similar block of 4 from the base of the sheet sold for SFr1380]
ROYAL PALACE PRIVATE "LOCALS": c.1890 Queen Saowabha F&O #L39, unused, very fine. Ex Len Colgan. Philatelic Association of Thailand Certificate (2011).
These undenominated stamps, each with a notional value of 1 att, were printed by a photographic process onto thick ungummed paper of generally poor quality. According to Frajola & Ostlie there were 13 different, of which they illustrate 11. These stamps were apparently for use on correspondence between members of the Royal Household. Most surviving examples have significant faults. Fine to very fine examples are extremely rare. [Prakaipet Indhusophon's "set of 10...plus one duplicate" - "usual faults" - sold in 1993 for $S18,000]
ROYAL PALACE PRIVATE "LOCALS": c.1890 Crown Prince Vajirunhis F&O #L43, well centred, unused, very fine. Ex Len Colgan. Philatelic Association of Thailand Certificate (2011).
REVENUES: 1890-1960s array with 939 revenues on 50 documents including 1899 Court Fee bicolours & surcharges, Elephant types plus lots of wartime issues. Later documents feature charity, military and provisional usages. Many documents with multiple & mixed-issue frankings, others with annotated varieties or rare types, mixed condition.
1907 "NO STAMPS" PROVISIONAL MARKINGS at Bangkok 2: local cover front to the Ministry of Public Works endorsed "one att stamp run/short postage paid" and signed "Fack", Siamese-language Bangkok 2 cds of 11.12.1907 in blue. Philatelic Association of Thailand Certificate (2011).
1907 "NO STAMPS" PROVISIONAL MARKINGS local cover with printed address of Norman Prentice with very similar endorsement & signed "Fack", bilingual Bangkok 2 cds of 13.12.07, minor wrinkles. Philatelic Association of Thailand Certificate (2011).
1907 "NO STAMPS" PROVISIONAL MARKINGS local cover with Siamese-language address, largely very fine strike of the straight-line 'One att stamps run short Postage paid' h/s & signed "Fack" in red, overstruck with superb bilingual Bangkok 2 cds of 16.12.07 (the latest recorded date for the provisionals). Philatelic Association of Thailand Certificate (2011). [Addressed to Nai Kwi Yiew at Krungthep, possibly by Fack himself]
1907 "NO STAMPS" PROVISIONAL MARKINGS at Bangkok 5: local cover endorsed "1 att stamp run/short Postage Paid" in red & signed "Manit", overstruck with superb bilingual Bangkok 5 cds of 14.12.07, Bangkok 1 arrival b/s of the next day, minor waterstain at upper-right. Philatelic Association of Thailand Certificate (2011). [Few covers from Bangkok 5 have been recorded: all are dated between 14 & 16/12/1907]
WORLD WAR I PRISONERS OF WAR MAIL: 1918 stampless cover to Germany with 'CONCENTRATION CAMP. SIAM/PRISONER OF WAR LETTER' h/s & Commandant's Siamese-language datestamp both in dull violet, transit cds of Bangkok 1 (on the face) & Bangkok 2 (on the reverse), minor soiling.
WORLD WAR I PRISONERS OF WAR MAIL: a similar cover to Denmark with light 'PASSED/ * CENSOR * /SINGAPORE' cachet in blue & 'KJOBENHAVN' arrival cds both on the face, minor blemishes.