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Penang Straits KE7 3c Postage Due 1904 Old UB Postcard Village Houses Palm TreesVintage Old Undivided Back Postcard. Ethnic Life. Penang. Malay Malaya Straits Settlements. Native Village Houses Huts, Palm Trees.
Postally Used in 1904 with Straits Settlements King Edward 7th 3c stamp, tied Calcutta. Addressed to Northumberland England with Postage Due Dues 2 F.B. T in circle.
Publisher: A.S. Mahomed Assan & Co. Penang
Series No: 24
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.
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