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STRAITS SETTLEMENTS Due, Postcards, Fiscals

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Postage Due Stamps

1924 Inscription "STRAITS SETTLEMENTS POSTAGE DUE", value in a circle

  1 c violet
  2 c black
  4 c green
  8 c red
  10 c orange
  12 c blue

Fiscal stamps


I've been told this Indian stamp with a diamond shaped overprint with "S.S." in the center is a fiscal stamp for Straits Settlements issued in 1863, I could not find any information confirming this.

REVENUE:

1874 Large sized stamps, "REVENUE" on top, "STAMP" below

The following values were issued: 3 c, 5 c, 10 c, 15 c, 20 c, 25 c, 30 c, 50 c, 60 c (all in lilac, value in black), $1, $2, $3, $5, $10, $25 and $50 (all in blue, value in black).

1882 New smaller design


reduced sized image, with typical red cancel often found on fiscal stamps of Straits Settlements, the red cancel indicates the same value as the stamp together with the date 25 9 88 in this case.

The following values exist:
A: With value in colour of the stamp (1882): 3 c, 5 c, 10 c, 15 c, 20 c, 25 c, 30 c, 50 c, 60 c (all in lilac), $1, $2, $3, $5, $10, $25 and $50 (all in blue)
B: With value in other colour: 3 c lilac and black , 5 c lilac and blue, 10 c lilac (two shades on one stamp), 20 c lilac and green, 50 c lilac and red, $1 green and red, $2 green and blue, $5 green and violet, $25 green and $100 green and red.

 

FOREIGN BILL

These stamps were issued in 1871 in the values: 5 c, 6 c, 9 c, 12 c, 18 c, 20 c, 30 c, 36 c, 50 c, 60 c, 1 $, 1.50 $, 2 $, 3 $, 4.50 $, 6 $, 9 $ and 12 $ all in violet color with red value.

 

JUDICIAL


Example, 25 c brown and violet reduced sized image

The following values were issued:
1869 brown with violet value: 10 c, 25 c, 50 c, 75 c, 1 $, 1.50 $, 2 $, 2.50 $, 3 $, 3.50 $, 4 $, 4.50 $, 5 $, 6 $, 6.50 $, 10 $, 15 $ and 25 $. Also 10 c on 2 c (1873).
1871 brown with blue value: 1 $, 1.50 $ (2 different stamps?), 2 $, 2.50 $, 3 $, 3.50 $, 4 $, 4.50 $, 5 $, 6 $, 6.50 $, 10 $, 15 $, 20 $, 25 $, 50 $ and 100 $.
1888 red with green value: 10 c, 25 c, 50 c,
1888 red with black value: 1 $, 2 $, 3 $, 5 $, 10 $ and 25 $.

 

MARINE POLICIES


Example, 24 c blue and violet reduced sized image

The following values were issued, all in blue with violet text: 8 c, 12 c, 12 1/2 c, 16 c, 24 c, 25 c, 32 c, 36 c, 37 1/2 c, 48 c, 50 c, 56 c, 64 c, 72 c, 75 c, 96 c, 1 $, 1.20 $, 1.50 $, 1.52 $, 1.60 $, 1.68 $, 2 $, 2.28 $, 2.40 $, 2.50 $, 2.88 $, 3 $, 3.20 $, 3.48 $, 3.50 $, 4 $, 4.50 $, 5 $, 6 $, 7 $, 8 $, 9 $, 10 $, 12 $.

 

RECEIPT STAMP


A receipt stamp of India overprinted with a crown and surcharged "THREE CENTS" (issued in 1867, see picture above).


(Receipt stamp of 1875)

Straits Settlements issued its own receipt stamps in two values: 3 c lilac (1875) or 3 c violet (1876).


"ENTERTAINMENTS DUTY PAID"

 


Some postage stamps used as fiscal stamps, cancelled with a large red seal with a crown in the center, the date is also indicated in this seal '11-10-24' on the left and '7-6-21' on the right hand side.


Postal Stationery

POSTCARDS

1879 Queen Victoria in a rectangle

Postcard cut

  3 c blue
  3 c red (1894)
  'TWO CENTS' on 3 c blue (1891)

1879 Queen Victoria in a circle

  'FOUR' on 5 c brown
  4 c brown (1880)
  'THREE CENTS' on 4 c brown (1884)

1885 Queen Victoria in a circle (new design)

  1 c green
  2 c red

 

REGISTERED LETTER

1891 Queen Victoria in a circle, inscription "STRAITS SETTLEMENTS REGISTERED LETTER POST"

  5 c blue

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