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
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