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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 1:19 pm 
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One of our members asked me a question in another forum. I am trying to find the answers.

Let me summarise what is known about the resealing labels used by postal censors in Malaya during 1939-1942.
Only five types of such labels have been found and out of which two are plain brown or white tapes with/without typing.

Of three balance labels recorded so far,two have an emblem depicting crown and some kind of heraldic symbol. Does anyone know what is this symbol about ?

And two of the labels carry a marking of either Em.77 or Em.193. These are like Pc90 or Pc22 which you see in the Empire censor mail where PC stands for Postal Censor(ship). Now the question is what is this Em in Em.77or 193.

Does anyone also know anything about the significance of the nos 77 or 193 ? Or they just some random nos of the forms used?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 6:13 am 
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I think I should illustrate one of the labels in question. Here it is

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 7:07 am 
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Here is the other one
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 7:10 am 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 7:12 am 
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Somehow I am not able to show you the full cover.

Now the next question is in November 1939 why would an airmail cover from Tunisia to Australia was censored in Singapore ? Can anyone please tell me the route taken ?


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