STAMP PHILATELY
Straits Settlements - Postage Due 10 cents
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Country
Straits Settlements
Type
Stamp (Single)
Class
Postage Due
Front Inscription
STRAITS SETTLEMENTS 10c POSTAGE DUE
Face Value
10 cent
Issued Date
01/01/1924
Postmark
04/07/1936
Printer
De La Rue & Co, Limited (UK)
Printing Method
Typography
Gum
Gum
Dimension
21 × 24 mm
Perforation Gauge
14
Perforation Type
Normal Perforations
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Used With Postmark - Fine
CATALOG INFORMATION
D5
Gibbons Stamp Catalogue Commonwealth & British Empire Stamps (1840-1952)
J5
Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalog
D5
Standard Stamp Catalog of Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei
Straits Settlements - Postage Due 10 cents
Postage Due stamps for Straits Settlements were issued between 1 January 1924 until 1926.
Watermark: Multiple Script CA
Color: Orange

Poor condition on the back - black spots.

POSTMARK

Circular date stamp (cds),

(TOWN UNKNOWN)
?4 JY
1936


The date is only assumption, can either be 14 or 24 July 1936.

POSTAGE DUE

Postage due is the term used for mail sent with insufficient postage. A postage due stamp is a stamp added to an underpaid piece of mail to indicate the extra postage due.

When the Universal Postal Union was founded in 1874 the problem with underpaid foreign mail was dealt with. The U.P.U. arrived at the decision that mail with insufficient postage should be marked with a "T" and from April 1, 1879 the amount missing would also be indicated in black. Later more countries started to use handstamps to indicate the amount due. Later the combination of handstamps with both the "T" and the amount missing came into use. From October 1, 1907 the rules were changed. The amount due would be charged instead of the amount missing would be indicated. The amount charged was usually double the amount that was missing.
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