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STRAITS SETTLEMENTS Firm Chops on first issues, starting with letter K

Return To Catalogue - Firm chops letters A-B - Firm chops letters C-J - Firm chops letters L-M - Firm chops letters N-Z - Straits Settlements 1867 issue - Straits Settlements 1868-1901 - Straits Settlements cancels

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The stamps of Straits Settlements are almost always heavily cancelled, most of the time they also bear firm chops (as a protection against theft). Some of them are large enough to cover three individual stamps. The following website http://www.michelhoude.com shows many of such chops and provides very useful information. More information on some firms that used these chops: http://seasiavisions.library.cornell.edu/catalog/seapage:233_675. A list of forwarding agents can be found at: http://pbbooks.com/webfa.htm Examples of such chops:

 


Letter with circular "KALTENBACH ENGLER & Co SINGAPORE" with date in the center. Also with mute 'normal' cancels.


"KALTENBACH ENGLER & Co SINGAPORE & SAIGON" in a double ellipse (with empty central part)


"KALTENBACH FISCHER & Co"?


"KATZ BROTHERS LD SINGAPORE", different types and "KATZ BROTHERS PENANG & ?"


"Wm Mc KERROW SINGAPORE FORWARDED"


"KHEAN GUAN"


"KUMPERS & CO SINGAPORE", only in red? Another type exists with 'KUMPERS & Co" in the outside of a double ellipse with the date in the center (next image).

 

Straits Settlements firm chops on early stamps, L-M


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