INDIA, Used in Straits Settlements, 1855-64, 4a Black on Blue Glazed Paper, Half Used as 2a (A9a; SG Z68a).
Bottom left diagonal bisect,
used along with 4a horizontal pair and single, each tied by light strikes of "B/172" octagon postmarks of Singapore on 1859 folded cover to Glasgow, Scotland,
manuscript "via Marseilles" directive, red "Singapore P.O." departure and Glasgow Oct. 31 arrival backstamps
VERY FINE. AN INCREDIBLY RARE AND ATTRACTIVE BISECT USAGE OF THE 4-ANNA BLACK ON BLUE GLAZED PAPER ON COVER. A KEY ITEM FOR ANY STRAITS SETTLEMENTS EXHIBIT.
With 1967 R.P.S. certificate. Scott $20,000.00. SG £21,000.
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