Singapore First Day Cover

1867 (1 Sept.) entire from Singapore to Langnau, marked "p Messag. Imp. Via France", bearing 8c. on 2a. yellow pairs (2, one crossed by filing crease), cancelled by firm's chop in blue and clear "B/172", showing unframed "PD" in red and, on reverse, "SINGAPORE/P.O." double-ring d.s. ("1 SEP. 1866" - sic!) in red and various Swiss transit and arrival datestamps. A fine and important cover of this issue - the stamps having been used on the day of issue. This is one of two first day covers that we record. BPA Certificate (2009)

Provenance:

V.T. Nathan, April 2009

Tay Peng Hian, November 1986

Christie’s Singapore, March 1994


Price: £40,000

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