Thursday, 10 March 2016

A card and its journey

This is a really interesting postal stationary card which originated from Kudat. There are a number of markings. It tells a complicated delivery journey and well worth the 6c paid even though the prevailing rate was reduced to 3c from 1 September 1895.
The S S Kedah of the Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen Company on its way from Lahat Dato to Singapore went via Sandakan, Kudat and Labuan. At Singapore, the card was efficiently picked up by the Netherlands Indies Postal Agency. The card was then carried by the KPM shipping line in stages to its final destination of  Bezoeki near Surabaya. A more detailed account of this item of postal history was published in the quarterly Sarawak Journal about 2 years ago     


  1. Great blog! very informative, i have only recently started collecting Sarawak and North Borneo and your blog answers many questions i have!

  2. Any help you need let me know.
    Where are you resident?