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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: 168

Straits Settlements
1867-72 Issue
Mail to Germany
1881 (Aug.) envelope registered to Berlin and returned, marked "Via Brindisi", bearing 8c. orange (2) and 12c. blue, all crossed by manuscript "Stamped" and tied by "B/172" obliterator, showing Penang c.d.s. and framed "registered" h.s., both in red, various German rate markings, "Vom Auslande" registration label (faults) and, on reverse, various manuscript notations including "Returned to Sender" and datestamps. A rare franking full of character. (ID). Photo

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