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Lot No. 1723

Auction No. 26
Category Pre-decimal
Est. $100
Status SOLD $100



1945 (6th Nov) cover addressed to Mr Geoffrey Chan, Kuching with Australian 1d QM, 3d brown KGVI, 6d kookaburra & 1/- lyrebird all tied by Kuching cds's. Handwritten "First Day Cover" at left with enclosed typewritten letter dated 1st Nov 1950 from Alan Dant of Sime, Darby & Co (Kuching branch) & addressed to stamp dealer F.A.Thornhill, Springvale, Victoria explaining that "Mr W.G.Tait the Postmaster-General has handed to me your letter to him dated October 24th, as he is apparently under the impression that I can deal with your enquiry in rather more details than he can" & goes on to quote from his thesis in volume 5 of the Sarawak Museum Journal of May 1949 under the heading "Australian Stamps Used in Sarawak". It was official for such stamps to be used from 29th October to 16th December 1945 after which the arrival of BMA ovptd Sarawak stamps superseded the previously available Australian stamps.