Thursday, 15 October 2015

Two Labuan cards same scene

This postcard looks more recent than the RPPC below. The tree beside the building on the left looks more mature and also a building has been erected just behind it. Otherwise the scene is essentially the same. The back of this card is blank and gives no indication of its origin. It is at least 5-10 years older than the card below which was sent in 1908.

This real photo post card was previously shown. It is a valuable and possibly unique item. It was posted from Labuan in October 1908 and unusually franked by a North Borneo stamp. Labuan joined the Straits Settlements at the beginning of 1907 and it would seemed that NB stamps were still eligible for postal usage for a while longer.  

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