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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: 17

Straits Settlements
Early Letters and Handstamps
1837 (23 Aug.) entire letter to Madras, marked "Ship Letter Post paid 4ans", showing two fine strikes (one on reverse) of framed "pinang/post office" d.s. in black (earliest recorded date) and, on reverse, Madras Ship Letter arrival d.s. (24.10); a little worn at edges. A very fine example of this short-lived marking, used from August 1837 to July 1839, with nine examples recorded. (ID). Photo

Christie's Singapore auction, March 1994
"Stolz", September 2010

SG$3,000 to SG$4,000