(Malacca - Portuguese Mail) 1611 (12 Jan) entire letter written in Portuguese from the Holy House of Mia (Misericordia), Malacca to the same order in Portugal and showing on reverse red wax seal, the entire with the signatures of the members of the brotherhood. Believed to be the earliest known cover from Malacca.
(Straits Settlements) 1878 cover to Madrid bearing single franking 12c. blue tied by blue company initials, the full name of company on chop on reverse, also tied by a smudged cork, endorsed ‘VIA MARSEILLE’ at left, red Singapore Paid cds front and back, French maritime ‘Poss. Angl. Paq. Fr. N No8, reverse with French tpo transits and arrival cds.
(Straits Settlements) 1894 5c. postal stationery registration envelope to St Croix, Danish West Indies, additionally franked 8c. orange tied Singapore B cds, repeated to left, registration handstamp bottom left, Registered London (29 AU) transit at right, red Dansk/ Vestindien registration handstamp at left and with St Thomas (27/9) transit and Christiansted (28/9) arrival. Good condition, a fine destination.
1859 cover to “Passenger Overland/ Post Office. Aden”, red Boston Paid cds, carried by British Packet at 39c rate on cunard “Niagura”. At top manuscript endorsement “N J Kindman’s complis/ Aden May 23rd 1859” for forwarding out of mails to Penang, a manuscript arrival endorsement on reverse.
1893 registered combination cover to Germany franked Sir Charles Brooke 2c. pair tied Sarawak cds of 1 DE and Straits Settlements 5c. and 10c. tied Singapore cds, there is a further Sarawak cds at base and a somewhat unclear Sarawak Post Office/ Registered Letter/ Date 1 DE 93 handstamp at left, reverse with further Singapore cds and partial arrival cds. In extremely fresh condition, most attractive.
1898 (3 II) 5m. postal stationery letter card to Selangor, Straits Settlements additionally franked 1m. and two 2m. tied Alexandrie cds, reverse with red London transit of MR 1, Singapore transit (MR 1) and Klang and Kuala Lumpur arrivals; some overall toning.
: (Guernsey) 1861 (MY 9) envelope to a Lieutenant in 21st Regt, Penang, Straits of Malacca, bearing mixed franking 1854-57 1d. line engraved (3) and 1855-57 6d tied ‘324’ duplex, arrival cds and forwarded to Madras, India with a manuscript “1 as” charge and arrival cds.
India used in Singapore: 1860s printed envelope to Haverhill, Mass., USA bearing four colour franking tied by a little unclear 'B/172' cancels, red London transit below, '5 N.York Am Pkt date stamp and cursive '16 cents' accountancy,the reverse bearing good example of double oval 'FORWARDED BY BOUSTEAD & Co.' and Singapore date stamp;tiny piece of backflap missing, fine and rare.