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M’sian Redditor finds postcard from 1972 in old book

M’sian Redditor finds postcard from 1972 in old book

Redditor “drkhlme”, real name Joel See, bought a book from the The Junk Bookstore on Jalan Tun H S Lee for RM27.

It’s apparently a book about an affair. Naughty, naughty.
(Pic Credit: Joel See with permission)

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”.

On the other side was apparently just a date.
(Pic Credit: /r/Malaysia)

Stumped, shared it in the /r/Malaysia Reddit group, which sent other Malaysian Redditors into super detective-mode.

Well, maybe “super detective-mode” is too strong a term.
(Pic Credit: /r/Malaysia)

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.

Oh, ya. Lol.
(Pic Credit: /r/Malaysia)

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