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Item ID: 181148  

Penang KG5 4c 1920 Old Tuck's Oilette Postcard Southern Port Harbour Sampan Boat

Vintage Old Colour Artist Art Drawn Tuck's Oilette Picture Postcard, Straits Settlements Malaya Malay. Southern Port, Harbour, Sampans, Native Boats. / Penang, the town and island which with Singapore forms the most important portion of the Straits Settlements. The island is about 15 1/2 miles long by 10 1/2 wide at the broadest point, and has an area of over 100 square miles. The town of Penang, built on a promontory at the point nearest to the mainland, possesses a European club, a race-course, and good golf links. / Postally Used in 1920 with Straits Settlements King George 5th 4c stamp, tied Penang.

Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons Wide Wide World Penang Series I.
Series No: 8961
Faults: Crease at top left
Sent from: Penang
Addressed to: London
Stamp: KGV 4c
Condition: Used
Background: Penang (in Malay Pulau Pinang, Jawi:بينانج) is an island on the north-west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. The offical name of the Penang island is Prince of Wales Island and the town is Georgetown, but neither of these names is in general use. Penang was founded 17th July, 1786, having been ceded to the East India Company by the Sultan of Kedal, in return for an annuity in 1785. At this time the island was almost uninhabited, Penang has an excellent harbour and is the centre of considerable trade.


Penang KG5 4c 1920 Old Tuck's Oilette Postcard Southern Port Harbour Sampan Boat

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