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1st December 1948

Malayan State 12


#1 perf 14x 15 , multiple script CA wmk, photo by Waterlow
#2 perf 11½x11, multiple script CA wmk, typo by Bradbury Wilkinson

Description   Scott# SG# Mi# Y&T#  
10 cents violet   1 1      
$5 brown   2 2      

1965 Sc67 SG66

Penang An island off the west coast of the Malay Peninsula, plus a coastal strip called Province Wellesley. It was one of the Straits Settlements which joined the Federation of Malaya in February 1948. In September 1963 it became part of Malaysia, but stamps continued to be issued inscribed Penang between 1965 and 1986.

Sources: ScS, SGP1.

Images from ebay.

FI ref: 621 Page credit: NB

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