Parcel Post Sandakan 1932

Parcel Post

I thought I’d share the two items that were recently auctioned in eBay for future reference. The top item is a Parcel Post from Sandakan to Glasgow, Scotland. It has $1.56 franking and cancelled with Sandakan Parcel Post oval mark (1 AUG 1932).

Proud indicates that this particular postmark is in use from 20.01.1931 – 01.08.1932, making this piece the last known date of use of such postmark.

Per Dutch Airmail

The second item is an airmail sent from Sandakan to Scotland on the 2nd Feb 1934. It is sent using the KLM (Royal Dutch Airline) presumably via the Alor Star – Amsterdam route.

Both items fetched £686 after 17 bids. Well done to the winner! I would love to see his North Borneo collection at some stage if he wouldn’t mind 🙂

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