Monday, January 6, 2014

Letter from Brunei to Switzerland in 1907

Someone sent a registered letter from Brunei postdated 25th July 1907 to Moudon in Switzerland. The registered letter went from Brunei on 29th July 1907 and reached Labuan on 30th July 1907. It then went to Singapore and reached London on 30th August 1907. It finally reached Moudon on 31st August 1907. Not bad, only 5 weeks and with no jet planes. Some of my letters took as long to reach me from all over the world despite the massive progress of transportation today. I bought this 107 year old cover from a philatelic specialist store in Singapore for around $800.

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