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Auction: 19032 - India used in the Straits Settlements, The Tan Ah Ee Collection - Part 1
Lot: 7

1854 Lithograph Issue
Penang
Covers
1855 (June) entire letter to London datelined "Penang Hills, 14 June", marked "via Southampton", bearing 4a. blue and red first printing horizontal pair with chamfered corners, cancelled by diamond of dots and tied by light arrival c.d.s., showing "penang/p.o." double-ring d.s. in red below dated 11 June (earliest recorded date of use), red crayon "1/-" and, on reverse, framed "penang/Post Paid" with manuscript "June 11" inserted; slightly soiled and some wear along folds. A rare and important cover of exhibition quality. Photo

provenance:
Spink Singapore auction, June 2004

Estimate
SG$28,000 to SG$32,000