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I am not a hunter for animals, I do not support killing animals for body parts. I only hunt for collectibles.

Monday, October 01, 2012

Kudat linotype postmark on Sarawak BMA

Couldn't win much from eBay for the passed 2 months, may be I'm getting poorer. Won this little selection containing the above item at a few bucks. Thought it might be good to share it with my friend g-matang (for your viewing only CH, not for sale :) ) 
 
g-matang is very fond of this linotype pmk & has a good collection of this with various different town usage. Hope he can comment on this subject, especially about the 'late usage'. 
 
I am not sure about the date of the Allies reaching Kudat. Did they arrive in Kudat before 15th August ? I doubt it, many towns were administrated by Japanese Police (converted from surrendered Japanese soldiers) awaiting for the arrival of the Allies before BMA. Hence the 'late usage' ? Comments & advice from all viewers will be much appreciated & and will be treated with my unfinished moon-cakes :)




4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bro, 15 August 1945 was the day the Emperor of Japan announced the unconditional surrender of his country in WW2. However, those in Labuan only surrendered on 9 Sep 1945. BMA was established on 5 Jan 1946 with stamps overprinted BMA 2 weeks earlier. Your stamp is dated May 1946 in Kudat, eight months after the Japs surrendered.
GE-KK

11:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your stamp bears the last recorded date of use for Kudat lino is 27.05.46 per Proud. GE-KK

10:38 PM  
Blogger silamstar said...

Thanks for the info bro, many will benefit from your comment :)

10:15 AM  
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