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Straits Settlements #10 - Overprint Or Cancel?

 
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Posted 07/20/2020   10:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add SaborStamp to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have this Straits Settlements #10 with "B&Co" in blue. Because of the "B" I looked to see if this is one of the Bangkok overprints but this doesn't seem to be the case. Is it some kind of a cancel? Thanks!
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Posted 07/20/2020   10:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a revenue usage

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Posted 07/20/2020   10:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Linus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is known as a "Security Marking." Companies rubber-stamped their company initials on the stamps they bought to prevent them from being pilfered and stolen by employees and others. Hong Kong and China stamps also can be found with these markings. My avatar has a DROZ security marking, as an example from Hong Kong.

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Edited by Linus - 07/20/2020 10:39 am
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Posted 07/20/2020   11:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It could be an older B & Co. = BOUSTEAD & CO. marking
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Posted 07/20/2020   2:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add SaborStamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks very much for the replies! Linus, I wasn't aware of Security Markings and I'm happy to learn something new. Perf12, it looks like you're correct. Since you suggested Boustead & Co, I searched for security markings by that company and found one identical to mine. Thanks again!
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