Straits Settlements

History of

The real stamp history of Malaysia begins with the Straits Settlements, which was the name of a collection of British colonies in the area. The first Straits Settlements stamps were issued on 1867, when the colonies were finally under direct control of London, instead of Britain´s Office in Calcutta. (1867 India Stamp with “East India Postage” – overprinted “EIGHT CENTS” for use in the Straits Settlements.
Also in 1867, the first stamps actually inscribed for the Straits Settlements were issued. There are overprints of these stamps for Johore, Perak, Selangor, Sungei Ujong.

The Straits Settlements (Malay:Negeri-negeri Selat) were a group of British territories located in Southeast Asia. Originally established in 1826 as part of the territories controlled by the British East India Company, the Straits Settlements came under direct British control as a Crown colony on 1 April 1867. The colony was dissolved in 1946 as part of the British reorganisation of its Southeast Asian dependencies following the end of the Second World War.

The Straits Settlements consisted of the four individual settlements of Malacca, Dinding, Penang (also known as Prince of Wales Island) and Singapore (with Christmas Island and the Cocos Islands.). The island of Labuan, off the coast ofBorneo, was also incorporated into the colony with effect from 1 January 1907, becoming a separate settlement within it in 1912. With the exception of Singapore, Christmas Island, and the Cocos Islands, these territories now form part of Malaysia. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Die ehemalige britische Kronkolonie Straits Settlements setzte sich aus Melaka (Malakka), der Insel Singapur, der Insel Penang mit Wellesley, Dindings und den Pangkor-Inseln, den Kokos-Inseln, der Weihnachts-Insel und der Insel Labuan zusammen. Bis 1866 wurden diese Gebieiete von Indien aus verwaltet.
– 1942-1945 unter japanischer Besetzung
– 1945-1946 unter britischer Militärverwaltung (BMA)
– 1946 Aufteilung: Singapur und die Kokos-Inseln wurden britische Kronkolonie, Labuan kam zu Nordborneo und Melaka und Penang als selbstständige Teile von Malaysia

Link: A History of the Malay Peninsula – The Straits Settlements


1867-09-01Type 1+2, Stamps of India, 11/2c, 2c, 3c, 4c, 6c, 8c, 12c, 24c, 32c on 2c
1868 - 1869"THREE HALF" and 2
1867 - 1872Type 3to6, Wmk Crown CC
2c, 4c, 6c, 8c, 12c, 24c, 30c, 32c, 96c
1879-05Type 8 "Five Cents", Type 9 "Seven Cents."
5c on 8c, 7c on 32c,
1880-03Type 10 "10 cents", 10c on 30c
1880-04Type 11, "10", 10c on 30c
1880-08Type 12-14, "5 cents.", 5c on 8c
1880 - 1881Type 15, "10 cents.", 10c on 6c, 10c on 12c, 10c on 30c
1882Type 16, "5 cents.", 5c on 4c
1882-01Type 17+18, Wmk Crown CC, 5c, 10c
1882Type 3,4,18 Wmk Crown
2c, 4c, 8c, 10c
1883-04Type 19, "TWO CENTS"
2c on 8c, 2c on 32c
1883-07Type 20, "2 Cents."
2c on 4c, 2c on 12c
1883-07Type 21-29, Wmk Crown
2c, 4c, 5c, 6c, 12c, 24c, 30c, 32c, 96c
1884-02Type 30+31, 4c on 5c, 8c on 12c,
1884-08Type 32, "TWO CENTS"
2c on 5c
1884-09Type 33+34, "4", "8"
"4" on 4c, "8" on 8c, "8" on 8c
1885-09Type 35+36, "3 CENTS", "THREE CENTS"
3c on 5c, 3c on 32c
1886-04Type 37, "3 cents"
3c on 5c
1887-07Type 38, "2 cents."
2c on 5c
1891-11Type 39+40, "10 CENTS", "THIRTY CENTS"
10c on 24c, 30c on 32c
1892Type 41-45, Wmk Crown CA
1c on 2c, 1c on 4c, 1c on 6c, 1c on 8c, 1c on 12c
1892 - 1894Type 46+47, 1c on 8c, 3c on 32c
1892 - 1899Type 48-58, Wmk Crown CA
1c, 3c, 3c, 4c, 5c, 5c, 8c, 12c, 25c, 50c, $5
1899Type 59-61, 4c on 5c, 4c on 8c
1899-03Type 62, 4c on 5c
1902Type 63-75, King Edward VII
1c, 3c, 4c, 5c, 8c, 10c, 25c, 30c, 50c, $1, $2, $5, $100
1903 - 1904Type 76-79, King Edward VII
1c, 3c, 4c, 8c
1904 - 1910Type 80-93, Kind Edward VII, Wmk Multi Crown CA
1c, 3c, 4c, 5c, 8c, 10c, 25c, 30c, 50c, $1, $2, $5, $25
1906 - 1907Type 94+95, Stamps of Labuan
1c, 2c, 3c, 4c, 4c, 8c, 10c, 25c, 50c, $1
1906 - 1911Type 80-91, King Edward VII
1c, 3c, 4c, 4c, 4c, 5c, 8c, 10c, 21c, 25c, 30c, 45c, 50c, $1, $2, $5, $25, $500
1912 - 1925Type 98-118, King George V
1c, 1c, 2c, 3c, 4c, 4c, 5c, 6c, 8c, 10c, 10c, 21c, 25c, 25c, 30c, 45c, 50c, $1, $2, $5, $25, $100, $500
1917-05Type 119+120, 2c on 3c, 2c on 4c
1921 - 1933Type 98-118, Wmk Multi Script CA
1c, 2c, 2c, 3c, 4c, 4c, 4c, 5c, 5c, 6c, 6c, 6c, 10c, 10c, 12c, 21c, 25c, 30c, 35c, 35c, 50c, $1, $2, $5, $25, $100, $500
1922Type 121+122, King George V
3c, 8c
1922-03Type 123+124, "MALAYA-BORNEO EXHIBITION."
Wmk Multiple Crown CA: 2c, 4c, 5c, 8c, 25c, 45c, $1, $2, $5
Wmk Multiple Script CA: 1c, 2c, 4c, 5c, 10c, $1
1924 - 1926Type D1-D6, Postage Due Stamps
1c, 2c, 4c, 8c, 10c, 12c
1935-05-06Type 125-128, Silver Jubilee
5c, 8c, 12c, 25c,
1936 - 1937Type 129-143, King George V
1c, 2c, 4c, 5c, 6c, 8c, 10c, 12c, 25c, 30c, 40c, 50c, $1, $2, $5
1937-05-12Type 144-146, Coronation
4c, 8c, 12c
1937 - 1941Type 147-164, King George VI
A: 1c, 2c, 4c, 5c, 6c, 8c, 10c, 12c, 25c, 30c, 40c, 50c, $1, $2, $5,
B: 2c, 2c, 3c, 4c, 5c, 15c
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