STAMP PHILATELY
Straits Settlements : King George V - Letter Card (1928) [Quite Scarce]
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Country
Straits Settlements
Type
Letter Card
Class
Postal Stationery
Front Inscription
LETTER CARD STRAITS SETTLEMENTS
Face Value
4 cent
Printer
De La Rue & Co, Limited
Gum
Gum
Dimension
140 × 89 mm
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Mint Never Hinged - Very Fine
CATALOG INFORMATION
1
Higgins & Gage World Postal Stationery Catalog
L1
Standard Catalog of Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei : Revenue Stamp and Postal History
Straits Settlements : King George V - Letter Card (1928) [Quite Scarce]

Indicia of King George V
 

OBVERSE

LETTER CARD
STRAITS SETTLEMENTS

TO OPEN THE LETTER CARD, TEAR OFF THE EDGE AT THE PERFORATION.


REVERSE

IF USED FOR TRANSMISSION ABROAD THE ADDITIONAL POSTAGE REQUIRED
SHOULD BE SUPPLIED BY MEANS OF ADHESIVE STAMPS.


LETTER CARD

In philately a lettercard or letter card is a postal stationery item consisting of a folded card with a prepaid imprinted stamp. The fact that it is folded over gives the writer twice as much room for the message compared with a postal card. The message is written on the inside and the card is then folded and sealed around the edges. The recipient tears off and discards the perforated selvages to open the card.

The lettercard was first conceived by a Hungarian named Akin Karoly and introduced in Belgium in 1882. Private issues were used in Great Britain in 1887. The first official British letter card was issued in 1892. In Newfoundland reply lettercards were introduced in 1912 which included a small reply card.
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