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Spain - Postcard from Straits Settlements (1903)
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GENERAL INFORMATION
State
Singapore
Country
Straits Settlements
Type
Postcard
Class
Definitive / Regular Issues
Front Inscription
STRAITS SETTLEMENTS POSTAGE & REVENUE 3¢
Face Value
4 cent
Postmark
25/02/1903
Postmark Town
Singapore
Gum
Gum
Dimension
137 × 89 mm
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Used With Postmark - Extra Fine
CATALOG INFORMATION
111
Gibbons Stamp Catalogue Commonwealth & British Empire Stamps (1840-1952)
94
Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalog
110
Standard Stamp Catalog of Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei
Spain - Postcard from Straits Settlements (1903)
Stamp

King Edward VII, facing left.
 
STRAITS SETTLEMENTS
POSTAGE
& REVENUE

Printed by Thomas De La Rue, Ltd, London.

Postmark
 
SINGAPORE
2 PM
FE 25
1903

Postmarked in Singapore on 25 February 1903.

Message
 
Querida hermana Ester; despues
de desearte buena salud te pido no ol
vides de escribirme. Sabes te quiere tu
hermana y no te olvida.

                                                Manolo

* olvides is a single word.

Transliterated as
 
Dearest sister Ester; After wishing you good health I ask of you don't forget to write to me. You know that your brother loves you and doesn't forget you.

Manolo

The signature was at first transcribed as 'Manuel', but after further explanation, advice and spending a little time studying the possible hand-writing curve, I tend to agree it was 'Manolo'.

Recipient Address
 
Srtª Ester la Puente
Mallorca 184 - 1º 1ª
Barcelona
España

Was 1º 1ª for floor and apartment number?

The address is still exist today as,
Carrer de Mallorca, 184, 08036 Barcelona, España

Postcard

Showing a boy, between 4 to 5 year-old riding a donkey.

Postkarte — Carte postale
Weltpostverein — Union postale universelle
Levelezö-Lap - Correnpondenzkarte - Dopisnice
Karta korespondencyjna — Korespondenční lístek
Briefkaart — Cartolina postale — Post card — Brefkort
Открытое-письмо — Допйсна Карта
TARJETA POSTAL

Notes

1. Credit to Linda Jee for the transcript.
2. Credit to Paula Jane OsborneJudith Dent, Linda Jee for the transliteration.
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