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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: 18

Straits Settlements
Early Letters and Handstamps
1837 (1 Dec.) entire letter to France, marked "via Madras per HMS Victor", rated "1/3" (deleted), "1/6" and "90" (decimes), showing framed "Ship Letter" with, on reverse, a very fine strike of framed "pinang/post office" d.s. in black along with Madras Ship Letter (19.12) and Outstation Ship Letter (20.12) datestamps, framed "india letter/plymouth" in red, boxed "pm" in red and London c.d.s. (19.5). A very fine example of this short-lived marking used from August 1837 to July 1839. With transcript. (ID). Photo

Charles Taylor, May 1981
Nestor Nunez, 1988
Spink Singapore auction, June 2000

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