STAMP PHILATELY
Kelantan $2 (First Issue 1911 - Emblem Series) Half-Pane
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Country
Sultanate of Kelantan
Type
Stamp (Complete Set)
Class
Definitive / Regular Issues
Front Inscription
$2 KELANTAN $2 POSTAGE & REVENUE كلنتان فوست حاصل
Face Value
2 Malayan Dollar
Issued Date
23/01/1911
Printer
De La Rue & Co, Limited
Printing Method
Typography
Gum
Gum
Dimension
132 × 160 mm
Perforation Gauge
14
Perforation Type
Normal Perforations
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Mint Never Hinged - Extra Fine
CATALOG INFORMATION
SG10
Gibbons Stamp Catalogue Commonwealth & British Empire Stamps (1840-1952)
10
Standard Stamp Catalog of Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei
Kelantan $2 (First Issue 1911 - Emblem Series) Half-Pane
According to Fred. J. Melville, a writer for The Straits Times, he suggested the date of the first stamp issued in Kelantan was 23 January 1911.

Watermark: Multiple Crown CA
Colour: Green & Carmine
Paper: Coated Paper

The Stamps of Kelantan

Kelantan has been, or shortly will be, provided with special stamp, says a philatelic write in the Telegraph. Up to now it has been persistently stated that only Trengganu was to have distinctive stamps, Kelantan and Kedah using the stamps of the postal administration of the Federated Malay States. The news of Kelantan's stamps comes from the well-informed Schweizerische Philatelistische Nachrichten, which, being conducted from Berne, the postal centre of the world, frequently learns of such intended issues even before the stamps have actually reached the country for which they have been prepared. I have already suggested, the writes observes, that the States, other than Trengganu, would not be content to leave that State of philatelic field to itself, but the news that the stamps are ready for Kelantan will be none the less a surprise. The design is stated to include various emblems, "flags, spears, a star and crescent, etc." and the values are, 1 cent green, 3 cents purple, 4 cents grey-black and lilac, 30 cents lilac and carmine, 50 cents grey-black and orange, 1 dollar dull green and emerald green, 2 dollars dull green and carmine, 5 dollars dull green and ultra-marine, 25 dollars dull green and orange.

Page 9, 8 February 1911
The Straits Times


Full Series with Sultan's Portrait on Order
by Fred. J. Melville, Stamp Collecting

It will be remembered that H.H. the Sultan was understood to have been somewhat unhappy about the "emblems" design for the first Kelantan stamps in 1911. His royal colleague of Trengganu was portrayed on the new stamps for the neighbouring State (of Trengganu), and he appears to have considered that his own portrait was equally appropriate for Kelantan. Who chose the "emblems" design I do not know, but it is to be presumed that the Sultan approved it, without knowing of the form the Trengganu design was taking.

Page 7, 28 February 1937
The Straits Times
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