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Malaya - Forces Airmail to Northern Ireland (1957)
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Country
Federation of Malaya
Type
Postal Cover
Class
Definitive / Regular Issues
Front Inscription
10 CENTS MALAYA 31 AUGUST 1957 HARI KĔMĔRDEKAAN (INDEPENDENCE DAY) PERSEKUTUAN TANAH MELAYU
Face Value
10 cent
Postmark
30/10/1957
Postmark Town
Penang
Gum
Gum
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Used With Postmark - Extra Fine
Malaya - Forces Airmail to Northern Ireland (1957)
Postal cover from Penang to Northern Ireland with handwritten FORCES AIRMAIL.

Malayan Federation's Independence Day stamp was used.

FORCES AIRMAIL : TWO-STEP POSTAL RATE

This was a special rate for troops and attached personnel serving abroad, having been introduced in Malaya on 1 April 1947, and was in existence throughout the Emergency. The 10 cents rate was also the local rate of postage (for the first ounce) the idea being, it seems, that troops serving abroad should not be put at any disadvantage compared to those at home in regard to postage costs involving their families.

There were conditions, however, amongst which was the stipulation that the concessionary rate extended only to the first half ounce, heavier letters having to pay the normal airmail fee which was 25 cents per half once.

The 10 cents letter rate was matched by one of 6 cents for postcard.

Rob Holley, 'The Malayan Emergency: 1948-60'
GSM Jan-2014


RECIPIENT

MR. & MRS. F. J. HOWARD,
9 THE QUAY,
STRANGFORD,
CO. DOWN,
NORTHERN IRELAND.

SENDER

S.Q.M.S. DAVIES F.
H.Q. PENANG GARRISON,
PENANG,
MALAYA.


POSTMARK

PENANG
  9 - AM
  30OCT
   1957
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