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Auction: 19032 - India used in the Straits Settlements, The Tan Ah Ee Collection - Part 1
Lot: 18

1854 Lithograph Issue
Singapore
Covers
1854 (21 Dec.) entire letter to Shanghai, marked pr Str Pottinger", bearing 4a. blue and red 2nd printing pair with mainly good margins (right stamp touched at top), both cancelled by diamond of dots, showing manuscript "1/-" with, on reverse, light framed "singapore/Paid" overstruck by Hong Kong transit datestamp; some imperfections to both entire and adhesives which do not seriously detract from the appearance of this rare and important cover. R.P.S. Certificate (2012). Photo

Note: This is the second earliest recorded use of the 1854 4a. in the Straits Settlements.

provenance:
Tay Peng Hian, November 1986
Spink auction, July 1998

Estimate
SG$20,000 to SG$25,000