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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: 901

1929 (27 Mar.) Field" envelope from Kuching to Birmingham, franked at 18c., showing By Air Mail etiquette with manuscript "Marseilles - London" below with GB ½d. applied and cancelled on arrival and, on reverse, Singapore datestamp for 1 April with manuscript notation "Flown by special arrangement, after suspension of the regular service, and delivered two days before ordinary mail - as shown by postmarks" signed Field. Rare, 30 letters carried. Photo

Note: On April 20th a small number of letters from Sarawak were carried by the "Air Union" flight from Marseilles to London. A charge of 12 cents per ½ ounce was made in addition to the surface rate of 6 cents.

SG$300 to SG$400