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1st January 1889

Malayan State 5


1889 Sc4 SG4 1890 Sc5 SG5 1890 Sc6 SG6

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

Description o/p stamp Scott SG Mi Y&T  
Straits Settlement o/p 16x2¾mm
2 cents rose Sc41 SG63 1 1      
8c orange Sc49 SG52 2 2      
10c slate Sc51 SG53 3 3      
o/p 12½x2mm
2c rose Sc41 SG63 4 4      
o/p 15x2½mm
2c rose (1890) Sc41 SG63 5 5      
o/p 16x2¾mm
2c rose (1890) Sc41 SG63 6 6      

Care must be taken in identifying the #1 as Sc1 and Sc4-6 (SG1, SG4-6) are Straits Settlements overprints of the same stamp with font variations.

Japanese Occupation
1942 Sc-N1 1965 Sc83 SG87

On the east coast of the Malay peninsular, Gibbons [1] notes that "the first British Resident was appointed in 1888". Pahang joined the Federated Malay States in 1896 and Malaysia in 1963.

Overprints were issued for the Japanese Occupation during WW2.

Sources: ScC, SGP1 [1].

Images from the saleroom, David Olson.

FI ref: 257 Page credit: NB

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