Saturday, 25 August 2012

some Lahad Datu postmarks

I do not have a good collection of LD postmarks but I thought one or two might be worth showing.

D3 is rather common and I have a preference for the coloured ones, this one is in deep purple.

A 1946 Straits Linotype cancellation in 3 lines, D13. It was rather unfortunate that these 2 stamps were separated from the cover. Because of the size and the general poor quality of most cancellations of this type, they are best appreciated on cover. Linotype hand stamps were in use post war for a few months before the arrival of the Australian type cancels. Some of them are quite rare and definitely difficult to find in good quality.

This the the Australian type cancel D14. They are quite common but used in violet, I think, is rather rare. Unfortunately, these examples are quite faint. Australian types have the date in one line centrally.

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