North Borneo stamps, postal history and local history
Thursday, 24 July 2014
Airport cancellations 4
Alas, this is the last installment of this series. But from time to time, it might be possible to update with new information or recently acquired items.
The second cover has the latest date for this cancellation in this collection of 19 October 1993 but it was very likely that it may have carried on until 2008.
This is definitely a very uncommon registration receipt for an item posted to Tawau from the airport. Perhaps in another 50 years it would be as valuable as the prewar postage due memos from North Borneo being more uncommon but it lacks an adhesive.
I have included this item from a previous posting as it logically belongs here. This is the latest airport cancellation that I know of from KK. It has the letters LTA for Lapangan Terbabng Antarabangsa or International Airport. This name probably came into being after services started in the new international terminal which started operations in August 2008 even though it was not until May 2010 when the project was completed. KK now has the second busiest airport in Malaysia.
The likely was this LTA cancellation came into use with this new terminal or possibly much earlier.
This is the Kuching airport post office cancellation. Funny they decided not to change it to Malay even though the reg label has it in Malay with "Lapagan Terbang". In use concurrently was another cancel with a similar format with narrower letters and also includes the time of day. There must be other Kuching airport cancellations even though they probably have not been recorded formally.
On this blog, airport cancellations for Brunei were shown previously. You can see them by clicking here.
I shall be having a couple of weeks' break from this blog before coming back with some more tasty morsels.