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Lot Photo Description
Lot 2211
1895, 2c-8c, imperforate plate proofs in black (28P-31P), marginal blocks of four, 4c with light vertical crease (not uncommon on this India paper), Very Fine. SG 28P-31P.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500
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Lot 2212

Sarawak, 1871, 3c. brown on yellow (2), single tied by "Sarawak 10 Feb. 87" c.d.s. on envelope to Philadelphia, U.S.A. in combination with Straits Settlements 1882 10c. slate (53) tied by partial Singapore circular handstamp, return address of "U.S.S. Brooklyn, Sarawak, Borneo", Singapore "FE 12" backstamp, Philadelphia Mar. 21 backstamp; reduced at left, minor toning affects stamps, Very Fine. SG 2.
Estimate 5,000 - 7,500


Prior to Sarawak's entry into the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1897, Sawarak stamps were only valid for postage to Singapore. As a result, Straits Settlements adhesives were required for postage on any letters destined beyond Singapore.

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Lot 2213

SEYCHELLES 1900 (15 Jan) registered envelope to Thorngumbald, England (10, 18), bearing 1888-97 3c lilac and blue and 25c green and brown, tied by "Sarawak 15 Jan 1900" c.d.s. with "Sarawak/R" h.s. and red London registered oval d.s. alongside and Hull c.d.s. on reverse, envelope with light central vertical crease, Fine usage. SG 10, 18.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 2214
Sarawak 1902-34 group of seven covers and two postal cards, one uprated, various frankings and usages with registered, airmail and underpaid, F-VF.
Estimate 600 - 800
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Lot 2215

1945, 1c to $1 BMA overprints used on locally-addressed cover in Labuan (135-154), cancelled by boxed "Victoria/ Dec 24th/ 1846-1946/ Labuan" handstamp cancel with "Victoria 24 De 45 Labuan" c.d.s alongside, cover lightly folded vertically at left away from stamps (to fit page), Very Fine. SG 126-145.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 2216

Sarawak, 1929 (Aug. 17) Imperial Airways, first acceptance of mail from Sarawak ofr transmission over the Karachi to London route, registered envelope bearing 56c. postage tied by Kuching (8.17) circular datestamps to London, England, only about 44 covers were flown on this flight.
Estimate 200 - 300

Provenance: Field
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Lot 2217

Sarawak, 1945 Australian Expeditionary Force, wrapper front to Northern Ireland bearing Australia 4d Koala tied by "Field Post Office/038" c.d.s. (1945, day and month not struck), endorsed "Printed Matter Only", purple Australian Forces censor handstamp, Fine and rare.
Estimate 500 - 750

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Lot 2218

Japanese Occupation, 1942 (1 Oct) registered envelope addressed locally in Kuching, bearing Japan 1s, 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 7s and 8s, tied by "Kuching 1 Oct 1942" British-type c.d.s., with violet boxed Kuching registration h.s. alongside and violet "Sarawak Constabulary/License Office/Kuching" cachet & oval violet censor chop on reverse, Very Fine, October 1, 1942 was the first day of use of Japanese stamps.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 2219

SARAWAK Japanese Occupation, 1942 (Oct.) Japanese Imperial Government overprint, 16 values to 15c on two envelopes, tied by different c.d.s., one censored, Very Fine.
Scott $1,492 as used
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