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Straits Settlements - from Singapore to France (1908)
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Country
Straits Settlements
Type
Postcard
Class
Definitive / Regular Issues
Front Inscription
UNION POSTALE UNIVERSELLE STRAITS SETTLEMENTS POST CARD
Postmark Town
Singapore
Gum
No Gum
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Used With Postmark - Very Fine
Straits Settlements - from Singapore to France (1908)
This is not a postal stationery postcard, instead it was a 'general' commercially sold postcard.


The stamp was removed, but it was assumed to be like this one:


Postcard size: 141 x 91 mm.

REVERSE

Malay Campong showing Village Native Houses with Its Inhabitants
Publisher: G.R. Lambert & Co. Singapore

The photo was embossed.

Campong (correct spelling Kampung) is Malay word for Village.

Despite the postcard's caption, the photograph "is in fact a picture of two Karo Batak houses found only in Sumatra," built using "a wire-frame construction of the house".

POSTMARK 1

Circular date stamp (cds), but the original stamp was removed. Only part of the postmark was able to be read: SINGAPORE

POSTMARK 2

Receiving town on 15 January 1909.
Circular date stamp (cds).
 
ST JULIEN ?
17 45
15 -1
09
VIENNE

The date, 15, is not clearly visible and only assumption.

RECIPIENT
 
?
St Julien L'?
? Vienne
France

MESSAGE

Singapore
16  
? 1908

Bien que
?
?
?
?
?
?


OBVERSE
UNION POSTALE UNIVERSELLE
STRAITS SETTLEMENTS

POST CARD
THE ADDRESS ONLY TO BE WRITTEN ON THIS SIDE.

FOR INLAND POSTAGE ONLY.
THIS SPACE MAY BE USED FOR COMMUNICATION

On the left side, vertical text wrote:

G.R. Lambert & Co., Singapore.

CREDIT

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