1914 STRAITS SETTLEMENTS-N.E.I…WW1 EDWARD V11 CENSOR LABEL.. [17981]

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1914 (Oct 8) Behn, Meyer & Co Ltd, Penang printed envelope to Siboga (sic) bearing GV Straits Settlement pair 3c & pair 1c tied Penang cds with rare black on white Straits Settlements /E Arms R /Opened By the /Censor and /Officially Sealed label & with on reverse N.I. Post Agent /Penang [16 Oct] transit cds & Sibolga [24 Oct] arrival cds……………………[.The E.R. censor label is not listed and it is believed that these were printed for possible use for mails to/from POW’s at the onset of te Boer war. In the event that no camps were set up in Ma;lays the labels were placed into store and bought into service at the beginning of WW1…rare]

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