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Thai Occupation - Northern Malay States - 8 Cents (1944)
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GENERAL INFORMATION
State
Thai Occupation
Country
Malaya
Type
Stamp (Single)
Class
Occupation - Regular Issues
Front Inscription
ไทย THAILAND 4 CENTS อนุสาวรีย์ทหารอาสา
Face Value
8 cent
Issued Date
15/01/1944
Printer
Defence Ministry, Bangkok
Printing Method
Lithography
Gum
No Gum
Dimension
26 × 30 mm
Perforation Type
Normal Perforations
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Mint Hinged - Very Fine
Thai Occupation - Northern Malay States - 8 Cents (1944)
Thai Occupation in Northern Malay States

On the 19 October 1943, the states of Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis and Terengganu in the northen Malay peninsular were ceded by Japan to Thailand. The stamps of Thailand were introduced in these states as a general issue for general use. These states were reverted to British rule in September 1945.

The stamp depicts the War Memorial (อนุสาวรีย์ทหารอาสา) in Bangkok.

Can be found gummed and ungummed.

Printing date cannot be confirmed, as a source gave December 1943 (Scott) while the other gave 15 January 1944 (ISC).

Perforations: 12 ½

Color: Carmine.

Issued UNGUMMED.

Obverse Text

ไทย
THAILAND
8 CENTS
อนุสาวรีย์ทหารอาสา

อนุสาวรีย์ทหารอาสา is pronounced as A-noo-sa-wa-ree-ta-harn-ar-sar.


Note

I am indebted to Gaz Seksuwan for helping me to transcribe the original Thai characters.

One source confirmed: SG states as issuance dates: 1944.1.15 for the 2 C. and 1944.3.4 for the rest. Japanese literature confirms this. (ligneN 14/07/2013)
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