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1st July 1876

  Malayan State 1

  Sc1 SG1 Sc1A SG6  

perf 14, Crown CC wmk, typo
Printed by De La Rue, London.

Description   Scott SG Mi Y&T  
Overprint of Straits Settlements Sc10 SG11
2 cents brown   1 1      

After the single issue overprint of 1876, no overprinted stamps were supplied to Johore from 1878 until 1884. The 1884-86 issues comprised seven font variations of "JOHORE" on a single stamp, the 1883 Straits Settlements 2c pale rose Sc41 SG63. Sc1A is shown above.

Johore is at the south of the Malay peninsular.

Japanese occupation,
Post Due label
Federation of Malaya
1942 Sc-NJ1 SG-JD1A 1949 Sc130 SG133 1965 Sc169 SG166

During WW2, Johore's capital, Johor Bahru, became the last city on the Malay peninsula to fall to the Japanese. The only occupation stamps listed by Scott [1] specifically for Johore are post due labels.

Johore joined the Federation of Malaya in February 1948 and Malaysia in 1963. It had its own stamps within Malaysia from 1965 until 1986.