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Auction: 19032 - India used in the Straits Settlements, The Tan Ah Ee Collection - Part 1
Lot: 25

1854 Lithograph Issue
1856 (23 Aug.) entire to Canton, marked "p Lancefield", bearing 1a. red Die I pair with large margins on three sides, just into at right, clearly tied by "B/172" obliterator, showing handstruck "4" applied in Hong Kong to indicate onward payment to Canton and, on reverse, "singapore/p.o." double-ring datestamp in red and Hong Kong transit c.d.s. (12.9); one adhesive crossed by light filing crease. A rare and attractive franking. Association of Singapore Philatelists Certificate (2013). Photo

Note: The handstruck "4" was used for a very short period and is recorded between 14 May and 12 September 1856. This is the latest of the four known.

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