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Malaya - Aerogram from Burma (1948)
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Country
Burma
Type
Aerogramme
Class
Definitive / Regular Issues
Front Inscription
AIR LETTER BURMA POSTAGE
Face Value
6 Anna
Postmark
17/04/1948
Postmark Town
Rangoon
Gum
No Gum
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Used With Postmark - Very Fine
CATALOG INFORMATION
FG2
Higgins & Gage World Postal Stationery Catalog
Malaya - Aerogram from Burma (1948)
Aerogram / Air Letter from Dedaye, Burma (modern day Republic of the Union of Myanmar) to Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaya.

Assumed to be written in Tamil.

The postage year is unsure. It can either be 17 April 1948 - a Saturday, which is very likely or 17 April 1949 (Sunday, highly unlikely).

The 'Month' slug was inverted upside-down.

Signs of holes are evidence between quadrant 'Recipient' and quadrant 'Sender' and also the intersection of all quadrants.

AEROGRAMME

BY AIR MAIL
AIR LETTER
IF ANYTHING IS ENCLOSED
THIS LETTER WILL BE SENT
BY ORDINARY MAIL.


Size: 248 x 190 mm

Issued in January 1947.
Printed on grey paper.

RECIPIENT

PL. AR. Aruna Chalam Chettiar
NO. 13. Main Street
PORT DiCKSON
MALAYA


SENDER

M. A R. S. R M. Ramanathan Chettiar
Dedaye
Burma


POSTMARK

Circle date stamp (cds),
 
RANGOON G.P.O.
17 APR
130PM
1948

INDICIA

King George VI, facing left.
Size: 22.5 x 28 mm
 
BURMA POSTAGE
6As

CHETTIAR

Chettiar or Chetty, is a title used by various mercantile castes in South India especially in Tamil Nadu state. In Tamil Nadu, 14% of the population is Chettiar. The chettiars in South East Asia were always associated with bankers and non-bank loan providers.


NOTES

Gratitude to locakart for the information regarding catalong number and issue information.

Thank you to Goodwin for his observations regarding dates and the inverted month slug.
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