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Malaya - Japanese Occupation - Rice Planting & Map of Malaya 8¢
shahirasul
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28-September-2012 09:34:17 PM
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GENERAL INFORMATION
State
Japanese Military Occupation
Country
Malaya
Type
Stamp (Single)
Class
Commemorative
Face Value
8 cent
Issued Date
15/02/1944
Printing Method
Lithography
Gum
No Gum
Dimension
24 × 32 mm
Perforation Gauge
12.5
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Used With Postmark - Very Fine
CATALOG INFORMATION
N42
Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalog
Malaya - Japanese Occupation - Rice Planting & Map of Malaya 8¢
Japanese Occupation of Malaya : Rice Planting & Map of Malaya 8¢

OS11 Rice Planting & Map of Malaya
15 Feb 1944
N42 8c Carmine
Issued on the anniversary of the fall of Singapore to commemorate the "Birth of New Malaya"

Condition of the stamp: Lightly-hinged and I suspect that previous owner had soaked it into water to separate the stamp from its original cover due to the mark on the back.

Note: Japanese characters, postmark and better photo of the stamp will be updated soon.

Japanese Postal in Occupied Malaya

Initially, the Japanese continued the use of British colonial postage stamps and captured stamps were over-printed by the new masters for use.
 
As the stocks of captured stamps were used up, and Japan had its own plans for Malaya & Singapore, it became necessary to issue new stamps designed for use in Malaya & Singapore.
  
On 29 April 1943, the first Japanese designed postage stamps. It was designed specifically for use in Malaya & Singapore and were issued:
  • 4 cents - For postcard
  • 8 cents  - For letter
On 1 June 1943, the 2 cents to be used for printed papers postage stamp was issued. 
 
On 1 October 1943, seven denominations of postage stamps were issued:
  • 1 cent
  • 3 cents
  • 10 cents
  • 15 cents  - Registration Fee
  • 30 cents  - For parcels up to 3 pounds
  • 50 cents  - For parcels up to 7 pounds
  • 70 cents  - For parcels up to 11 pounds
On 1 September 1943, Savings Campaign postage stamps were issued:
  • 8 cents - For letter
  • 15 cents - Registration Fee
On 15 February 1944, the second anniversary of the capture of Singapore, two denominations of postage stamps were issued to commemorate the rebirth of Malaya as part of Greater Japan:
  • 8 cents - For letter
  • 15 cents - Registration Fee
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