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1st January 1878

Malayan State 2


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

Description   Scott SG Mi Y&T  
Straits Settlements Sc10 SG11 overprint
2c brown   1 1      

Japanese Occupation
1942 Sc-N14 SG-J203a 1953 Sc138 SG162

Perak is on the west coast of the Malay peninsular. A British Resident was appointed to Perak in 1874, although Gibbons [1] notes that he was later murdered. Perak joined the Federated Malay States in 1896 and Malaysia in 1963, although stamps continued to be issued for Perak from 1965 until 1986.

Overprints were issued during the Japanese occupation of WW2. The $1 Sc-N14 of the first set is shown.

Sources: ScS, SGP1[1].

Images from Tim Balm, David Olson.

FI ref: 191 Page credit: NB

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