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Straits Settlements - Queen Victoria 2¢ + 1¢ Uprated, Used in 1898 to Belgium
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Country
Straits Settlements
Type
Postcard
Class
Postal Stationery
Front Inscription
UNION POSTALE UNIVERSELLE
STRAITS SETTLEMENTS
POST CARD

THE ADDRESS ONLY TO BE WRITTEN ON THIS SIDE.
Face Value
3 cent
Gum
No Gum
Dimension
138 × 89 mm
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Used With Postmark - Fine
Straits Settlements - Queen Victoria 2¢ + 1¢ Uprated, Used in 1898 to Belgium
Original 2¢ card was issued in 1893.

Uprated using 1¢ stamp issued in September 1892.

Known postcard was used in 1898.

Inconclusive whether the uprated was made by the Postal Service.
 

'The U.P.U. postcard rate increased from 2c to 3c on 1st March 1894'

Source: Postal History of Malaya Vol 1, by Ted Proud.
 

Postmark from Singapore is not readable, but the receiving post office postmark is very clear.

The paper needs to be handled properly.
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