Category: MALAYAN REGION
STRAITS SETTLEMENTS: 1878 cover with '.../DELI/(SUMATRA)' cachet in blue across the flap, to Spain (!) "via Brindisi" with 12c tied by poor 'B/172', part 'PENANG/PAID' cds in red & superb 'GIBRALTAR' transit cds on the face, minor opening faults at right. Ex David Springbett. Carried per "Gwalior" to Galle, "Cathay" to Alexandria, & "Ceylon" to Brindisi. A remarkable origin/destination cover.
MALAYA , unusual origins or destinations , NETHERLANDS INDIES , Gibraltar , SPAIN