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Auction: 19032 - India used in the Straits Settlements, The Tan Ah Ee Collection - Part 1
Lot: 32

1855-65 Typographed Issues
1858 (14 July) entire, with disinfection slits, ex the "Matia" correspondence to Cadiz care of Mr. Power at Gibraltar, marked "p overland mail", bearing 1a. brown, 2a. orange pair (affixed over edge at lower left) and single, and 8a. carmine on blue glazed paper (corner defect), all clearly cancelled "B/172", showing red crayon "1/10", blue Gibraltar transit c.d.s. (12.9) and, on reverse across join, red "singapore/p.o." double-ring datestamp; the entire a little soiled. A rare and attractive three colour franking illustrating the first day of the 15a. per ½oz. rate. Photo

Dr. Chua Eu Tiong, July 2005

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