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1920 postcard from St Kilda to Canton, China.

This postcard would have been posted by a visitor yo the islands and, although written on August 22nd, was not taken from the island until August 30th. The card would probably have been carried by the "Dunara Castle" or the "Hebrides", regular tourist ships. A most unusual destination, and certainly the only St Kilda card we have recorded going to China.



Rare 1902 use of Victorian postage stamp on St Kilda postal item.

St Kilda postcard "Spinning" addressed to Falkirk bearing Queen Victoria d blue-green tied by St Kilda datestamp 24th July 1902. This is one of the two items known with a Victorian adhesive, the other item bears a 1d lilac issue.