Redditor “drkhlme”, real name Joel See, bought a book from the The Junk Bookstore on Jalan Tun H S Lee for RM27.
After opening the plastic wrap, he was surprised to find a 92 year-old postcard inside.
The postcard features a logo declaring it an “Official Post Card” of the “Straits Settlement” and was addressed to a “Miss R Magness” at “22, Chow Thye Road”.
However, they did manage to dig up some information about the Magness family, who were apparently very influential in Penang during the 1900’s.
They even found a woman who might potentially be the daughter of the woman named in the postcard.
Joel, a registered nurse working in Singapore, even received an inquiry from a postcard collector but told TRP that there was no follow-up.
When asked what he would do with the postcard he said, “I might sell it, depending on the value, but I doubt it would go for much. I would contact the family, but I haven’t come around to it.”
Nonetheless, another Redditor has pointed out a more astonishing fact.