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Federation of Malaya - National Pictorial Definitive Series 1957 (Private FDC)
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Country
Federation of Malaya
Type
First Day Cover
Class
Definitive / Regular Issues
Front Inscription
First Day Souvenir Cover 首日紀念封 The First-Ever Colourful Malayan National Issue Date of Issue 5th May 1957.
Issued Date
05/05/1957
Postmark
05/05/1957
Postmark Town
Johore Bahru
Gum
Gum
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Used With Postmark - Very Fine
Federation of Malaya - National Pictorial Definitive Series 1957 (Private FDC)
First four set of Pictorial National Definitive Series, which some catalog defined as General Issue.

The Federation of Malaya (Malay: Persekutuan Tanah Melayu; Jawi: ڤرسكوتوان تانه ملايو) is a federation of 11 states (nine Malay states and two of the British Straits Settlements, Penang and Malacca) that existed from 31 January 1948 until 16 September 1963. The Federation became independent on 31 August 1957, and in 1963 was reconstituted as Malaysia with the addition ofSingapore, North Borneo, and Sarawak. The combination of states that formerly made up the Federation of Malaya is currently known as Peninsular Malaysia.

Despite the Federation was formed in 1948, stamps were however still state-issued and only in 1957 (9 years later) that the first set of stamps meant to be used country-wide without any particular state name, but rather inscribed with FEDERATION OF MALAYA.

It was issued ahead before Independence commemorative stamp and these stamps were used in large number.

PRIVATE FIRST DAY COVER

Private FDC covers are rarely recorded by catalog.

This private cover is in sound condition, but with brown spots of toning. However, it still look interesting and is of course a good FDC to keep.

Addressed to,
Mrs. U. Thompson
Oranje Building, Room 14,
39, Stamford Road,
Singapore, 6.

And was sent by,
Mrs. K.F. Young
Young Optical Co,
45, Stamford Rd,
Singapore 6.

It is interesting to note that despite the sender's address in Singapore, it was processed in Johore Bahru and during this time, Singapore was excluded from the Federation.
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