Friday, 18 April 2014

Labuan Paquebots

Just a couple of philatelic covers from Labuan. Commercial mail must be really uncommon.

This is SL7 in Proud's text confirmed by a back stamp of a Labuan cds of 5 Jun 56. Proud only recorded a solitary date of  27.8.54.

This is very much like SL8 except the numerals used were smaller in size. This date of 23 JU 75 is earlier than the one recorded in the Sarawak Journal by a month. It was probably used for a long time until as late as 1987.
The one line paquebot cancellations were largely superseded in North Borneo between 1956 and 1958 by the advent of the star cds type cancellations such as this.

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