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Singapore

1st September 1948

GB colony 82

Singapore 1 to 15
  SG1 to 15 xxx

perf 14, multiple script CA wmk, typo
Printed by De la Rue

Description Date Scott SG § Mi Y&T  
1 cent black   1 1      
2c orange   2 2      
3c green   3 3      
4c brown   4 4      
6c grey   6 5      
8c scarlet 1st Oct 1948 7 6      
10c purple   9 7      
15c ultramarine 1st Oct 1948 11 8      
20c black and green 1st Oct 1948 12 9      
25c purple and orange 1st Oct 1948 14 10      
40c red and purple 1st Oct 1948 16 11      
50c black and blue 1st Oct 1948 17 12      
$1 blue and purple 1st Oct 1948 18 13      
$2 green and scarlet 1st Oct 1948 19 14      
$5 green and brown 25th Oct 1948 20 15      

Date of issue, where not 1st September 1948.
Scott's listing is rather a mess with the "missing" values (Sc5, 8, 10, 13, 15) in a second block dated 1949-52, perf 18.
§ Gibbons also has a second block SG16-30, perf 17½x18,

Singapore was part of Straits Settlements until that was dissolved in 1946. Singapore then became a Crown Colony until 1957, independent until 1963, part of the Malayan Federation until 1965, since when it has been an independent republic within the Commonwealth.

Sources: ScS, SGP1.

Image from ebay.

FI ref: 619 Page credit: NB

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