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Sarawak - Overprinted with King George VI's Royal Cypher (1947) Short Set 1¢ to $1
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Country
Sarawak
Type
Stamp (Complete Set)
Class
Definitive / Regular Issues
Issued Date
16/04/1947
Printer
Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co. Ltd., New Malden, Surrey, England
Printing Method
Intaglio / Recess
Gum
Gum
Perforation Gauge
12
Perforation Type
Normal Perforations
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Very Fine
CATALOG INFORMATION
162
Standard Stamp Catalog of Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei
163
Standard Stamp Catalog of Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei
164
Standard Stamp Catalog of Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei
165
Standard Stamp Catalog of Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei
166
Standard Stamp Catalog of Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei
167
Standard Stamp Catalog of Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei
168
Standard Stamp Catalog of Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei
169
Standard Stamp Catalog of Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei
170
Standard Stamp Catalog of Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei
171
Standard Stamp Catalog of Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei
172
Standard Stamp Catalog of Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei
173
Standard Stamp Catalog of Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei
174
Standard Stamp Catalog of Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei
Sarawak - Overprinted with King George VI's Royal Cypher (1947) Short Set 1¢ to $1
Short set from 1¢ to $1. Missing $2 and $5 to complete.

All are Mint Hinged (MH), except for 10¢, 15¢, 20¢, 50¢ and $1.

20¢ is with margin and the hinges was placed on the margin area, therefore this particular stamp is considered MNH.

KINGDOM OF SARAWAK

The Kingdom of Sarawak was a state in Borneo established by SirJames Brooke in 1841 by receiving independent kingdom status from theSultanate of Brunei as a reward for helping fight piracy and insurgency. In 1888 Charles Anthoni Johnson Brooke, the successor of James Brooke, accepted a British Protectorate, which it remained until 1946, when the third ruler Charles Vyner Brooke ceded his rights to the United Kingdom.

After the end of the World War II, the territory was administered by the British Military Administration and later transferred to the Crown Colony government in 1946.

After the World War II, Vyner Brooke ceded Sarawak to the Colonial Officefor a sizeable pension for him and his three daughters. Charles' nephew,Anthony Brooke, who as designated heir bore the title of Rajah Muda, initially opposed cession to the Crown along with a majority of the native members of the Council Negri, or parliament.
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