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[17984]  MALAYA...WW1 FANCY LOCALLY PRODUCED CENSOR DEVICE...  1918 (Jun 6)
[17984]  MALAYA...WW1 FANCY LOCALLY PRODUCED CENSOR DEVICE...  1918 (Jun 6)
[17984] MALAYA...WW1 FANCY LOCALLY PRODUCED CENSOR DEVICE... 1918 (Jun 6) Plain envelope to Singapore bearing on reverse Straits settlements GV 4c tied Penang cds & with on face 30mm circle with eye in the centre [CH2] censor hand stamp in green & with on reverse Singapore/S (7 Jun) transit + Singapore/H (7 Jun) arrival cds .................................. In the Malayan Philatelist Vol 47 (2006) reprinted in CCSG Jan 2007 it is stated that this device was locally produced to indicate to the recipient "Beware your Mail is being watched by the Authorities" & these are normally found on mail from the Sub-Continent to expatriate Indian workers in Malaya. Apparently censorship had difficulty in finding willing or capable individuals to deal properly with some dialects of Indian, so this tactic was adopted
US$250
[17983]  MALAYA...WW1 FANCY LOCALLY PRODUCED CENSOR DEVICE...  1917 (Mar 26)
[17983]  MALAYA...WW1 FANCY LOCALLY PRODUCED CENSOR DEVICE...  1917 (Mar 26)
[17983] MALAYA...WW1 FANCY LOCALLY PRODUCED CENSOR DEVICE... 1917 (Mar 26) Plain envelope to Singapore bearing on reverse GV Straits settlements 3c tied Penang cds & on face circle crossed with arrow through centre [CH1] violet censor hand stamp & with on reverse Singapore (28 Mar) arrival cds .................................................................................................In the Malayan Philatelist Vol 47 (2006) reprinted in CCSG Jan 2007 it is stated that this device was locally produced to indicate to the recipient "Beware your Mail is being watched by the Authorities" & these are normally found on mail from the Sub-Continent to expatriate Indian workers in Malaya. Apparently censorship had difficulty in finding willing or capable individuals to deal properly with some dialects of Indian, so this tactic was adopted
US$200
[17712]  MALAYA -GB...WW2 FPO SP 502....  1940 (Jun 11)
[17712]  MALAYA -GB...WW2 FPO SP 502....  1940 (Jun 11)
[17712] MALAYA -GB...WW2 FPO SP 502.... 1940 (Jun 11) Plain envelope by airmail to Hull bearing Straits Settlement 50c & 5c tied Field Post Office /S.P. 502 cds located at Penang & with Tombstone From H.M. Ship /Passed By Censor handstamp in red with manuscript censors initials inserted ...............FPO S.P. 501 to S.P. 506 datestamps were issued to British, Indian & Malayan units and their mail was handled by the local Army Postal Service which continued to handle RAF & Naval mail after the Indian A.P.S. took over the Army correspondence.
US$70
[16618]  THAILAND-GB..WW2 DOUBLE CENSORED in THAILAND & MALAYA..  1941(Jul 7)
[16618]  THAILAND-GB..WW2 DOUBLE CENSORED in THAILAND & MALAYA..  1941(Jul 7)
[16618] THAILAND-GB..WW2 DOUBLE CENSORED in THAILAND & MALAYA.. 1941(Jul 7) Mercantile bank of India Ltd printed env to Huddersfield bearing Chakri Palace & Garuda bird 15s tied Bangkok GPO d/s & w/small 5 within circle h/s in violet & w/plain brown resealing label tied boxed Opened By/Censor 45 h/s in violet
US$130
[16484]  THAILAND - PALESTINE….WW2 PRINTED PAPER RATE CENSORED in MALAYA  1940 (Jul 24)
[16484]  THAILAND - PALESTINE….WW2 PRINTED PAPER RATE CENSORED in MALAYA  1940 (Jul 24)
[16484] THAILAND - PALESTINE….WW2 PRINTED PAPER RATE CENSORED in MALAYA 1940 (Jul 24) Visit Bangkok on your next local short leave /Only 52 hours by day and night Express trains from Singapore printed envelope to Haifa from the Thai Commercial Developement Bureau & endorsed Printed Matter bearing Chakri Palace 3s [SG 286] tied belted Bangkok GPO cds & with black triangle Passed For /Transmission /Penang /28 hand stamp ...........................................The 3s Chakri Palace used singly & commercially on cover is very scarce
US$750
[16063]  THAILAND - MALAYA…..WW2 CENSORED from BAN DIN LAN STATION…  1941 (May 6)
[16063]  THAILAND - MALAYA…..WW2 CENSORED from BAN DIN LAN STATION…  1941 (May 6)
[16063] THAILAND - MALAYA…..WW2 CENSORED from BAN DIN LAN STATION… 1941 (May 6) [6.5.84] Plain envelope to Penang from Anglo-Thai Tin Syndicate Ltd., Ban Din Lan bearing Chakri Palace & Garuda strip 3 x 5s [SG 287] tied belted Ban Din Lan Station cds with Plain brown resealing label tied violet boxed Opened By /Censor 40 hand stamp
US$450
[16062]  THAILAND - MALAYA….WW2 CENSORED from HUEY YOD STATION….  1940 (Oct)
[16062]  THAILAND - MALAYA….WW2 CENSORED from HUEY YOD STATION….  1940 (Oct)
[16062] THAILAND - MALAYA….WW2 CENSORED from HUEY YOD STATION…. 1940 (Oct) Plain envelope to Penang from Anglo-Thai Tin Sydicate Ltd., Huey Yod bearing National Assembly Hall 3s + 2s & 10s (SG 281, 280 & 283) tied belted Huey Yod Station cds & with black triangular Passed For /Transmission /6 /Penang h/and stammp & on reverse belted Haad Yai (16 Oct) transit cds
US$350
[16191]  MALAYA..WW2 JAPANESE OCCUPATION of PENANG..  1945(May 19)
[16191]  MALAYA..WW2 JAPANESE OCCUPATION of PENANG..  1945(May 19)
[16191] MALAYA..WW2 JAPANESE OCCUPATION of PENANG.. 1945(May 19)[2605.5.19] Japanese occupation printed 4c Stationary post card with light vertical crease to Kuala Kangsar from Batas, Penang cancelled Japanese vernacular Balik Palau d/s & w/boxed Censored/1 Chop in violet
US$130
[11614]  THAILAND - MALAYA…CENSORED SOUTH EXPRESS..  1940(Nov 9)
[11614]  THAILAND - MALAYA…CENSORED SOUTH EXPRESS..  1940(Nov 9)
[11614] THAILAND - MALAYA…CENSORED SOUTH EXPRESS.. 1940(Nov 9) Henry Waugh & Co Ltd, Bangkok printed env with vertical crease to Penang bearing Chakri Palace & Garuda bird 10s & 15s tied South Express d/s & w/black on white EM 77/Arms/Passed By Censor label tied boxed Passed By/15/Censor h/s in black
US$400
[16219]  INDIA - MALAYA...POSTAGE DUE..  1952 (Dec 8)
[16219]  INDIA - MALAYA...POSTAGE DUE..  1952 (Dec 8)
[16219] INDIA - MALAYA...POSTAGE DUE.. 1952 (Dec 8) Airmail stampless envelope with usual Indian toning & trim bi-lingually addressed to Penang cancelled on reverse Karaikudi cds & with on face black half circle Karaikudi /Due /As & on rev erse Malayan Postal Union block 4 x 8c orange Postage Due (SG D19) tied Penang/A (12 Dec) cds
US$150
[18372]  MALAYA..JAPANESE OCCUPATION of PENANG..  1943 (Sep 4)
[18372]  MALAYA..JAPANESE OCCUPATION of PENANG..  1943 (Sep 4)
[18372] MALAYA..JAPANESE OCCUPATION of PENANG.. 1943 (Sep 4) Plain envelope locally Registered to Penang bearing Japanese Occupation 8c & 15c tied violet circular P.O. Savings having Passed $1,000,000 hand stamp that was used only 1-7 September 1943 & with framed violet vernacular Japanese Censor No 13 hand stamp
US$150
[14405]  THAILAND - MALAYA...PENANG PAQUEBOT & CENSORED...   1940 (Feb 1)
[14405]  THAILAND - MALAYA...PENANG PAQUEBOT & CENSORED...   1940 (Feb 1)
[14405] THAILAND - MALAYA...PENANG PAQUEBOT & CENSORED... 1940 (Feb 1) Bean Chip Moh, Takuapa, Thailand printed envelope to Penang bearing National Assembly Hall 15s (SG 284) tied Paquebot /Penang cds & with violet unframed Passed /For /Transmission hand stamp
US$200
[13090]  MALAYA...WW1 SINGAPORE CENSORSHIP...  1919 (Mar 20)
[13090]  MALAYA...WW1 SINGAPORE CENSORSHIP...  1919 (Mar 20)
[13090] MALAYA...WW1 SINGAPORE CENSORSHIP... 1919 (Mar 20) Plain envelope to Singapore bearing on reverse Straits Settlements GV 4c tied Penang cds & with on face circular Passed Censor /Singapore h/s in violet (Type SH5) & with on reverse Singapore/S.S. (21 Mar)roller transit date stamp + Singapore/D (21 Mar) arrival cds ................This is possibly latest known date of use of this Censor hand stamp
US$300
[13882]  THAILAND - SWITZERLAND....SOUTH EXPRESS...  1932 (Mar 6)
[13882]  THAILAND - SWITZERLAND....SOUTH EXPRESS...  1932 (Mar 6)
[13882] THAILAND - SWITZERLAND....SOUTH EXPRESS... 1932 (Mar 6) Plain envelope to Switzerland bearing King Prajadhipok (Rama V11) single 15s tied partial South Express cds & with on reverse Penang (10 Mar) transit cds
US$80
[11439]  MALAYA..PENANG WW2 JAPANESE OCCUPATION...  1944(Sep 23)
[11439]  MALAYA..PENANG WW2 JAPANESE OCCUPATION...  1944(Sep 23)
[11439] MALAYA..PENANG WW2 JAPANESE OCCUPATION... 1944(Sep 23) Japanese 4c Stationary card to Kayang Selangor cancelled Japanese Penang cds & with boxed Japanese Censor hand stamp in violet
US$100
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