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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: 5

Straits Settlements
Early Letters and Handstamps
1817 (8 Aug.) entire letter from Malacca to London, rated "8", showing light but legible strike of oval "p.o./p.w.i." handstamp in red partly overstruck by "india ship letter/g.p.o./london" double-ring d.s. (8.5.18), both crossed by light horizontal filing crease. Very rare, one of four recorded examples of which three are struck in red. (CJS). Photo

Nestor Nunez, December 1988
V.T. Nathan, April 2009

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