STAMP PHILATELY
Malaya Straits Settlements 1c overprinted for Japanese Occupation
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GENERAL INFORMATION
State
Penang
Country
Malaya
Type
Stamp (Single)
Class
Official
Front Inscription
MALAYA | STRAITS SETTLEMENTS | 1c
Overprint
DAI NIPPON | 2602 | PENANG
Face Value
1 cent
Issued Date
1942
Printer
De La Rue & Co, Limited (UK)
Printing Method
Typography
Gum
No Gum
Dimension
21 × 25 mm
Perforation Gauge
14
Perforation Type
Normal Perforations
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Used With Postmark - Very Fine
CATALOG INFORMATION
J77-58
Gibbons Stamp Catalogue Commonwealth & British Empire Stamps (1840-1952)
J239
Standard Stamp Catalog of Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei
Malaya Straits Settlements 1c overprinted for Japanese Occupation
Malaya Japanese Occupation

The stamp bearing the image of King George VI value of 1 ¢. Stamp of Straits Settlements used between 1937-1941.

DAI NIPPON
2602
PENANG


Postal services on Penang island resumed on 30 March 1942 using Straits Settlements stamps overprinted by Japanese seals of the Government Accountant, Mr. A. Okugawa, and his assistant, Mr. Itchiburi.
 
15 April 1942, Straits Settlement stamps overprinted with (DAI NIPPON / 2062 / PENANG) by Penang Premier Press.
 
Two Dies
 
Die I - Printed in two operations. Lines of background touch outside of central oval. Foliage of palms touches outer frame line. Palm frond in front of King's eye has two points.
 
Die II - Pinted from a single plate. Lines of background separated from central oval by a white line. Foliage of palms does not touch other frame line. Palm frond in front of King's eye has one point.

Condition

Used & Hinged
 
References
 
Original Stamp: 238-58-A29 1c Black (Page 232)
Overprinted: J77-58 (Page 246)
Gibbons Stamp Catalogue Commonwealth & British Empire Stamps 1840-1952
 
238-A29
Page 218, Straits Settlements, Volume 6, Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue 2009.
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