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Auction: 19033 - Stamps and Covers of South East Asia
Lot: 581

Straits Settlements
Early Letters
1838 (1 Sept.) entire letter to London, rated "2/4" and showing, on reverse, mainly fine framed "pinang/post office" datestamp in black partly overstruck by arrival c.d.s. (4.3), framed "calcutta/ship letter/Bearing" with framed "india letter/deal" on face. Rare, we record nine examples of this datestamp used between August 1837 and July 1839. Photo

SG$1,500 to SG$1,800