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MALAYA - Postal History
1872 large-part mercantile entire to France "per Mail Steamer/via Brindisi" with three-colour franking of 2c brown, 8c orange & 12c blue tied by two very fine strikes of 'KALTENBACH ENGLER & Co/29/JUN/1872/SINGAPORE' firm's cds in blue, three early large-part strikes of the small bars "killer" (Proud #K17; ERD 17/1/1872), 'SINGAPORE/JU30/72/PAID' cds in red & superb strike of the small 'PD' (= Paid to Destination) handstamp (#PD4; LRD by almost 13 months), largely superb French 'POSS ANG V SUEZ/29/JUIL/72/ALEXANDRIE' transit in red, 'MARSEILLE A LYON/SPECIAL' transit & 'LYON' arrival b/s, ironed-out horizontal filing crease & tiny blemishes hardly detract from the attractiveness of this scarce cover. Ex Arthur White (NY 2006). [Carriage was per P&O "Tanjore" to Galle & "Pekin" to Suez; then from Alexandria by French vessel "Scamandre" to Marseilles, NOT via Brindisi as endorsed]