1st September 1948
|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|
|8c scarlet||1st Oct 1948||7||6|
|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.