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Sultanate of Perak - 3¢ on $1 'The Great Stamp Shortage of Malaya 1899-1901'
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Country
Sultanate of Perak
Type
Stamp (Pair of 2)
Class
Definitive / Regular Issues
Front Inscription
$1 POSTAGE & REVENUE PERAK $1
Overprint
Three Cent.
Face Value
3 cent
Issued Date
21/10/1900
Printer
De La Rue & Co, Limited
Printing Method
Typography
Gum
No Gum
Dimension
34 × 57 mm
Perforation Gauge
14
Perforation Type
Normal Perforations
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Mint Never Hinged - Very Fine
Sultanate of Perak - 3¢ on $1 'The Great Stamp Shortage of Malaya 1899-1901'
The Great Stamp Shortage in Malaya (1899-1901) occured in Malaya States (Perak and Selangor) due to insufficient stamps available for usage. Stamps were cancelled for the value of 1¢ and 3¢ to cover normal postage for postcard and letter, respectively.

The original stamp was issued in 1896 and this format is known as 'Three-Elephants' series. Cancelled by two thin bars and overprinted 'Three Cent.'

Earliest recorded datestamp was 21 October 1900. However, there has been proof that it has been used on earlier dates.

The flaws (damages) on the surface of the stamps are suspected to have had happen before they were overprinted. Probably due to humidity that led to stickiness between two or more sheets.

Colour: Green & Pale Green
Watermark: Crown CC.

NO GUM
Vertical Fold
Top-right fault.
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