STAMP PHILATELY
Selangor - Japanese Occupation - Overprinted 6 cents on 5 cents
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GENERAL INFORMATION
State
Selangor
Country
Malaya
Type
Stamp (Block)
Class
Occupation - Regular Issues
Front Inscription
Malaya 5c | سلاڠور | فوس ت دان حاصيل
Overprint
大日本郵便 | 6 cts.
Face Value
5 c
Issued Date
1943
Gum
Gum
Perforation Type
Normal Perforations
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Mint Never Hinged - Extra Fine
CATALOG INFORMATION
N33.A12(L)
Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalog
Selangor - Japanese Occupation - Overprinted 6 cents on 5 cents
Selangor (Japanese Occupation) 6 cents on 5 cents

大日本郵便
Dai Nippon (Japanese) Postal Service
 
Left column (Jawi script)
فوس ت = Post
this is the old way to spell Pusat in Jawi, new spelling is ڤوست

Right column (Jawi script)
دان حاصيل = dan Hasil (and Revenue)

Bottom column (Jawi script)
سلاڠور = Selangor

After capturing Malaya, initially, the Japanese continued the use of British colonial postage stamps and captured stamps were over-printed by the new masters for use.
 
Dai Nippon overprint 1942 was replaced by kanji overprint in 1943 to be in line with the campaign to promote greater Asian identity and the elimination of the Westand use of English language. Stamps overprinted with English texts, 'Dai Nippon - 2602 - Malaya', were replaced by kanji characters, 大日本郵便.

Japanese name for Malaya was マライ('Marai')
 
Many overprint stamp during Japanese Occupation can be found in mint conditions.
 
Note
 
Discussion about Malaya Japanese Occupaions stamps on the internet are available about these kind of stamps and notably that they are easily counterfeited.


Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalog Volume 4, 2009. Page 704-705

Special thanks to Hafizal Kun for the kanji script.
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