STAMP PHILATELY
Malaya Straits Settlements 1941 Postal Meter Mark
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GENERAL INFORMATION
State
Straits Settlements
Country
Malaya
Type
Postal Cover
Class
Definitive / Regular Issues
Front Inscription
MALAYA | STRAITS SETTLEMENTS | U.6 | 15 cents
Face Value
15 Cent
Issued Date
07/06/1941
Postmark
07/06/1941
Postmark Town
Singapore
Gum
No Gum
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Used With Postmark - Very Fine
CATALOG INFORMATION
CD3.A
International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog
Malaya Straits Settlements 1941 Postal Meter Mark
Malaya Straits Settlements 1941 Postal Meter Mark
 
Recipient's Address
 
The Manager,
The Banque Cantonale de Berne,
Bienne
 
Now know as Berne Kantonalbank (BEKB/BCBE). Cantonal banks are Swiss governmental-owned commercial banks, that use the canton that they are based in as guarantee for the assets held there.
 
Sender
 
Nederlandsche
Handel-Maatschappij, N. V.
(Netherlands Trading Society)
Agency Singapore
 
The Netherlands Trading Society was a Dutch trading company established in 1824 by King Willem I of the Netherlands to promote and develop trade, shipping and agriculture.
 
NHM opened a branch in Singapore in 1858. The Singapore branch of Netherlands Trading Society (Nederlandsche Handel-Maatschappij), one of the primary ancestors of ABN AMRO bank, situated at junction of Cecil Street and D'Almeida Street.
 
Meter Stamp
SINGAPORE
7 VI 41
 
MALAYA
STRAITS SETTLEMENTS
*015 CENTS
U.6
 
PASSED BY
CENSOR 247
A
Stamped on Reverse
PASSED BY
CENSOR 247
A
Postmark on Reverse
SATGON-CENTRAL
28
JUIN
10H50
41
COCHINGH NE
Description
 
CD3. Universal "Multi-Value" (MV), 1936
Simulated perforation outer border.
MALAYA at top, STRAITS SETTLEMENTS at bottom below meter number.
Meter number prefix U
TM: DC
 
Catalog Information: CD3.a Value figures 7 mm tall.

Postal value: 15 Cents (¢)
 
Cover size: 155 x 126 (mm)
 
Meter stamp size: 26 x 29.5 (mm)
 
Figures: Angular, 7mm

U.6: Universal Postal Franker - number 6, which was under licensed to Netherlands Trading Society, Singapore.

TM:DC is short for Town Mark:Double Circle. It means that the name of the town is enclosed in double circle rings.


Notes:
Special thanks to xcropper and 60022Mallard for the information.
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