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Auction: 18039 - Fine Stamps and Covers of South East Asia, Including The Dr. Cheah Jin Seng Collections of Straits Settlements and Kedah, and The Iain Dyce collection of Straits Settlements
Lot: 3

Straits Settlements
Early Letters and Handstamps
1811 (18 Sept.) entire letter to London, rated "1/-" and showing, on reverse, Ship Letter and arrival datestamp. The contents include an interesting passage about the loss of the Governor, Col. Manchester, on a ship that disappeared, and how his successor, a Mr. Bruce, had since died and the present Governor was a Mr. Seaton. However, he was with Lord Minto on the expedition against Java, held by the Dutch, and the acting Governor was a Mr. Phillip. A rare early letter. Photo

SG$800 to SG$1,000