STAMP PHILATELY
Federated Malay States - 3¢ Overprinted on Negeri Sembilan (1900)
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GENERAL INFORMATION
State
Negeri Sembilan
Country
Federated Malay States
Type
Stamp (Single)
Class
Definitive / Regular Issues
Front Inscription
3¢ N.SEMBILAN 3¢
Overprint
FEDERATED MALAY STATES
Face Value
3 cent
Issued Date
04/1900
Printer
De La Rue & Co, Limited
Printing Method
Typography
Gum
Gum
Perforation Gauge
14
Perforation Type
Normal Perforations
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Used With Postmark - Fine
CATALOG INFORMATION
MYFMS.3
Exonumi Stamp Catalog
3
Standard Stamp Catalog of Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei
Federated Malay States - 3¢ Overprinted on Negeri Sembilan (1900)
Issued during Malaya Great Stamp Shortage 1899 - 1901.

After Federation was formed in 1895 and when the Resident-General decided that single stamp should be used in the Federation, he did not make his mind decisively which led to stamp shortages as each individual states no longer made any new order with Crown Agent and De La Rue. Therefore, some states which higher volume of mails had to resort to surcharge higher value stamps with necessary value, 1 and 3 cents, for postcards and letters respectively.

Lower volume mails like Negeri Sembilan do not need to do overprint on its own stamp as it has enough in stock, however to conform to the new needs of the Federation's singular name on the stamp, therefore resorted to cancel the state's name with a bar and overprinted FEDERATED MALAY STATES.

In Negeri Sembilan, the overprinted started to avail to public in April 1900.

MY COLLECTION

USED, but the postmark is too faint to read.
ORIGINAL GUM, somehow the 'first owner' managed to remove it very nicely and keeping the gum intact.
HINGED.

3¢ - Dull Purple & Black
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