STAMP PHILATELY
Perak Surcharged 3 cents on $2 (1900) during 'The Great Stamp Shortage of Malaya 1899-1901'
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GENERAL INFORMATION
State
Perak
Country
Malaya
Type
Stamp (Single)
Class
Definitive / Regular Issues
Front Inscription
$2 POSTAGE & REVENUE PERAK $2
Overprint
Three Cent.
Face Value
3 ¢
Printer
De La Rue & Co, Limited (UK)
Gum
Gum
Perforation Gauge
14
Perforation Type
Normal Perforations
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Mint Hinged - Fine
CATALOG INFORMATION
MYPRK.89
Exonumi Stamp Catalog
68
Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalog
85
Standard Stamp Catalog of Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei
Perak Surcharged 3 cents on $2 (1900) during 'The Great Stamp Shortage of Malaya 1899-1901'

Original Stamp

Face value: $2
Colour: Green and carmine rose
Watermark: Crown CC
Issued in 1896

This format is known as 'Three-Elephants' series.

The Great Stamp Shortage in Malaya

The Great Stamp Shortage in Malaya (1899-1901) occured in Malaya States (Perak and Selangor) due to insufficient stamps available for usage. Stamps were cancelled for the value of 1¢ and 3¢ to cover normal postage for postcard and letter, respectively.

The original stamp was issued in 1896. Cancelled by two thin bars and overprinted 'Three Cent.'
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