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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: 37

Straits Settlements
Early Letters and Handstamps
1855 (24 Sept.) entire letter to Madeira, marked "Via Point de Galle and London", rated "1/-" in red, showing superb "penang/p.o." double-ring d.s. in red, partly overstruck by London Paid transit d.s. (10.10), handstruck "160" in blue (crossed by vertical filing crease) and, on reverse, Plymouth transit c.d.s. A fine and desirable cover with the earliest recorded example of the Penang d.s. (ID). Photo

Tay Peng Hian, November 1986

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