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Queen Victoria's Era - Postcard from Straits Settlements (Penang) to England (1896)
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GENERAL INFORMATION
State
Penang
Country
Straits Settlements
Type
Postcard
Class
Definitive / Regular Issues
Front Inscription
UNION POSTALE UNIVERSELLE STRAITS SETTLEMENTS POST CARD THE ADDRESS ONLY TO BE WRITTEN ON THIS SIDE.
Face Value
3 cent
Issued Date
1885
Postmark
30/12/1896
Postmark Town
Penang
Gum
No Gum
Dimension
139 × 88 mm
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Used With Postmark - Very Fine
CATALOG INFORMATION
P8
Standard Catalog of Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei
Queen Victoria's Era - Postcard from Straits Settlements (Penang) to England (1896)
An interesting postcard from Penang, Straits Settlements to England.

It gives some information regarding time frame for letter delivery during that time.

POSTMARK

Circular date stamp (cds),
B
PENANG
DE 30
1896

INDICIA
 
POSTAGE
STRAITS SETTLEMENTS
3 CENTS

OBVERSE
 
UNION POSTALE UNIVERSELLE
STRAITS SETTLEMENTS
POST          CARD
THE ADDRESS ONLY TO BE WRITTEN ON THIS SIDE.

RECIPIENT
 
A. H. Moore, Esq.,
Cheylesmore
Coventry
England

MESSAGE

To
   A. H. Moore, Esq.,
       Cheylesmore
               Coventry
                   England.

             Re yours of 22/9/96

Dear Sir,

       We do not exchange stamps
but our prices are so very low
that if you bought our sets it
would practically around to
???
exchange. We are forwarding
our price lists with a few additions
to you. Your letter dated 22/9/96
was delivered in Penang 'via'
Vancouver in 49 days on Nov 11th.
By the ordinary route it would
have been 24 days.

                        Yours faithfully
                        W. W.
C?????
      Sole Agent for Br???? Catalogue
                        Penang
                  Straits Settlements
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