Auction: 9023 - The V T Nathan Collection of Straits Settlements
Lot: 1

x Early Letters and Handstamps Malacca 1842 (25 Mar.) lengthy five page missionary entire letter from James Legge to Rev. Arthur Tidman in London, rated "7/-" and showing oval-framed "india" in red (crossed by horizontal filing crease) and, on reverse, a legible large part light strike of the rare "malacca/Bearing" d.s. partly overstruck by arrival datestamp (4.8) and recipient´s manuscript notations. Very rare, only five examples recorded. Photo Estimate £ 1,000-1,200

Sold for £600

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