KPM luggage label

In addition to Balinese wood carvings, I also collect printed matter from the time when Indonesia was a Dutch colony. This luggage tag from the Koninklijke Paketvaart-Maatschappij (KPM) decorated with a wayang puppet is one of my nicest finds. The label intended to be attached to a suitcase or other piece of luggage has never been used. The paper looks like new, apart from a few small tears and creases. I like the idea that someone has kept it all these years as a memento of a voyage to the Dutch East Indies. The card is probably from the 1930s or 1940s.

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