Thursday, 5 January 2012

Sandakan paquebot

A really attractive paquebot cds cover from Sandakan dated 16 MR 74. This was classified by Eric Jefferies as a type B paquebot cancellation in a detailed series of articles in the Sarawak Journal on Sabah postmarks in the early 1990s. He gave an EDS of 16 MR 74. This is the same date as this cover! LDS was 01 JA 75. So it was not used for long and probably uncommon.
Sadly, Eric Jefferies passed away earlier this week at the age of 91. RIP
I had to rely a lot on his knowledge in my recent postings and it is my regret that I have not met him personally to say thank you. 

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