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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: 26

Straits Settlements
Early Letters and Handstamps
1845 (14 Jan.) entire to Singapore, marked "Service" and showing, on reverse, a good strike of the very rare oval-framed "penang/free" datestamp in red; the entire with some age discolouration and very heavy vertical filing crease. Very rare, only three examples recorded, all with 1844 dates. Photo

Spink Singapore auctions, June 2000 and July 2006
V.T. Nathan, April 2009

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