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Straits Settlements - King George VI's Coronation (1937) Private First Day Cover : Penang Stamp Club
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GENERAL INFORMATION
State
Penang
Country
Straits Settlements
Type
First Day Cover
Class
Commemorative
Issued Date
12/05/1937
Postmark
12/05/1937
Postmark Town
Penang
Gum
Gum
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Used With Postmark - Average
Straits Settlements - King George VI's Coronation (1937) Private First Day Cover : Penang Stamp Club
Private issued first day cover to commemorate the coronation of King George VI by Penang Stamp Club.

Registered to local address in Penang,
S. S. Alla Pitchay,.
Money Changer & Stamp Dealer,
42, Beach Street.
PENANG
S.S.

Despite the low grading of average-to-almost-poor condition as plenty of tonings can be seen on the cover, this is rather an interesting cover as there was no known initiative to issue first day cover for any of previous releases of stamps in Straits Settlement.

KING GEORGE VI

George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death. He was the last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth.

The coronation of George VI and his wife Elizabeth as king and queen of the British Empire and Commonwealth took place at Westminster Abbey, London, on 12 May 1937. George ascended the throne upon the abdicationof his brother, King Edward VIII, on 11 December 1936, three days before his 41st birthday. Edward's coronation had been planned for 12 May 1937 and it was decided to continue with his brother and sister-in-law's coronation on the same date.
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