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cover 1867 (6 Sept.) entire letter from Singapore to Bombay, marked "per Str Ellora", bearing 6c. on 2a. pair tied by "B/172" obliterators and firm's chop and showing red crayon "4" with, on reverse, "SINGAPORE/P.O." and arrival datestamps; the cover split and repaired along most folds. A very early date of use and a very scarce double rate, being one of only three such recorded frankings bearing the 6c. Photo
cover 1867 (6 Sept.) entire letter from Singapore to Bombay, marked "per Str Ellora", bearing 6c. on 2a. pair tied by "B/172" obliterators and firm's chop and showing red crayon "4" with, on reverse, "SINGAPORE/P.O." and arrival datestamps; the cover split and repaired along most folds. A very early date of use and a very scarce double rate, being one of only three such recorded frankings bearing the 6c. Photo

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cover 1867 (6 Sept.) entire letter from Singapore to Bombay, marked "per Str Ellora", bearing 6c. on 2a. pair tied by "B/172" obliterators and firm's chop and showing red crayon "4" with, on reverse, "SINGAPORE/P.O." and arrival datestamps; the cover split and repaired along most folds. A very early date of use and a very scarce double rate, being one of only three such recorded frankings bearing the 6c. Photo
Provenance
Milo D. Rowell, 1993
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