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FEDERATED MALAY STATES

(Malacca)

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Johore - Kedah - Negri Sembilan - Pahang - Perak - Selangor - Sungei Ujong - Trengganu

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The Federated Maly States consists of the following states: Negri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Selangor and Sungei Ujong.

 

1900 Stamps of Negri Sembilan overprinted 'FEDERATED MALAY STATES' and bar

  1 c lilac and green
  2 c lilac and brown
  3 c lilac and black
  5 c lilac and yellow
  10 c lilac and orange
  20 c green and olive
  25 c green and red
  50 c green and black

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 c** 
2 c** 
3 c** 
5 c****** 
10 c**** 
20 c****** 
25 c****** 
50 c****** 

The 5 c and 50 c exist with overprint 'JUDICIAL' to serve as a fiscal stamp, the 50 c also exists with '10 c Judicial' overprint in red.

 

1900 Stamps of Perak overprinted 'FEDERATED MALAY STATES' and bar

  5 c lilac and yellow
  10 c lilac and orange

Larger sizes


(Reduced sizes)

  $ 1 dark green and light green
  $ 2 green and red
  $ 5 green and blue
  $ 25 green and orange

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 c**** 
10 c****** 
1 $******Fiscal cancel: **
2 $****** 
5 $RRRRFiscal cancel: ***
25 $RRRRRRFiscal cancel: R

 

1900 Running Tiger

1 c green and black 6 c red 10 c lilac and black 20 c black and lilac 50 c orange and black

  1 c green and black
  1 c green
  1 c brown
  1 c black
  2 c green
  2 c brown
  3 c brown and black
  3 c brown
  3 c red
  3 c grey
  3 c green
  4 c red and black
  4 c red
  4 c orange
  5 c red and green on yellow
  5 c lilac on yellow
  5 c brown
  6 c orange
  6 c red
  8 c blue and black
  8 c blue
  10 c lilac and black
  10 c blue
  10 c blue and black
  10 c lilac on yellow
  12 c blue
  20 c black and lilac
  25 c lilac and purple
  30 c orange and lilac
  35 c red on yellow
  35 c lilac and red
  50 c orange and black
  50 c black on green

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Watermark 'CA Crown' (1900)
1 c green and black cc 
3 c brown and black cc 
4 c red and blackcc 
5 c red and green on yellow cc 
8 c blue and black ** 
10 c lilac and black** 
20 c black and lilac** 
50 c orange and black***** 
Watermark 'Multiple CA Crown' (1904)
1 c green and black *c 
1 c greencvc1906 Two types with thin
or thick line below 'MALAY'.
1 c browncc1919
2 c greencvc1919
3 c brown and black *c 
3 c browncc1906
3 c redcvc1909
3 c greycvc1918
4 c red and blackcc 
4 c redcvc1919
5 c red and green on yellow *c 
6 c orangecc1919
8 c blue and black ** 
8 c blue*c1910
10 c lilac and black*c 
10 c bluecc1919
20 c black and lilac*c 
35 c red on yellow**1922
50 c orange and black** 

Watermark 'Multiple Script CA Crown' (1922)

1 c browncc 
1 c blackvcvc 
2 c greenvcvc1926
2 c browncc1925
3 c greycc 
3 c greencvc1924
3 c browncvc1927
4 c redcvc1923
4 c orangecvc1926
5 c lilac on yellowcvc 
5 c browncvc1932
6 c orangecvc 
6 c redcvc1926
10 c blue*c1923
10 c black and bluecc1924
10 c lilac on yellowcvc1931
12 c bluecvc 
20 c black and lilac*c1923
25 c*c1928
30 c*c1929
35 c red on yellow **1928
35 c lilac and red**1931
50 c orange and black*c1924
50 c black on green*c1931

A '4 CENTS' on 3 c was prepared in 1918 but never placed into use. The whole stock (except a few stamps) was destroyed.

Fiscal stamps, overprinted 'Judicial':

The following values exist with this 'Judicial' overprint: 3 c brown (red overprint), 5 c red and green on yellow (red overprint), 10 c lilac and black (red overprint), 20 c black and lilac (red overprint), 25 c on 50 c orange and black and 50 c orange and black (red overprint).
The values 10 c lilac and black and 50 c orange and black exist with a fiscal 'J' overprint (in red on the 10 c) applied in 1901.
The overprint 'JUDICIAL' was applied to the value 5 c red and green on yellow in 1906.

Overprint 'ED', fiscal use?:


(Reduced size)

Postal stationary in the same design was also issued: 1 c green, 2 c green, 3 c red, 4 c red and 4 c orange. All of them are postcards except the 4 c orange which is a letter card. Furthermore the surcharges '2 CENTS' on 1 c green and '4 CENTS' on 3 c red exist. A newspaper wrapper 2 c green also exists.

Postal stationery in the same design, but with inscription 'REGISTRATION FEE' added:


(Reduced size)

In this 'REGISTRATION' design the values 5 c blue, 10 c blue and 12 c blue exist.

 

1900 Elephants

$ 1 light green and dark green 5 $ green and blue

  1 $ dark green and light green
  1 $ black and red on blue
  2 $ green and red
  2 $ green and red on yellow
  5 $ green and blue
  5 $ green and red on green
  25 $ green and orange

The cancel 'STAMP OFFICE' is a fiscal cancel.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Watermark 'CC Crown' (1900)
1 $ dark green and light green ******Fiscally used: **
2 $ green and red******Fiscally used: **
5 $ green and blueR*** 
25 $ RRRRFiscally used: R
Watermark 'Multiple CA Crown' (1907)
1 $ dark green and light green ****Fiscally used: *
2 $ green and red******Fiscally used: *
5 $ green and blue******Fiscally used: **
25 $ RRRFiscally used: ***

Watermark 'Multiple Script CA Crown' (1925)

1 $ dark green and light green ***1926
1 $ red and black on blue***1931
2 $ green and red*****1926
2 $ green and red on yellow*****1934
5 $ green and blue****** 
5 $ green and red on green******1934
25 $ RR1928

The values 1 $ dark green and light green, 2 $ green and red, 5 $ green and blue and 25 $ exist with 'JUDICIAL' overprint in red, they are fiscal stamps issued in 1901.

Similar stamps as above exist with inscription 'REVENUE' at both sides. They were issued in 1904 in the values 100 $ violet and red and 250 $ violet and blue, example:


(Front and backside of a $100 fiscal stamp)

 

The first postage due stamps for the Federated Malay States were issued in 1924 (inscription 'FEDERATED MALAY STATES POSTAGE DUE', 1 c violet, 2 c black, 4 c green, 8 c red, 10 c orange and 12 c blue). A second set followed in 1936 with inscription 'MALAYAN POSTAL UNION', values: 4 c green, 8 c red, 10 c orange and 12 c blue.


Railway Stamps

Some railway stamps exist with inscription 'FEDERATED MALAY STATES RAILWAYS'. I have never seen these stamps.


Fiscal Stamps

Besides the already mentionned postage stamps with overprint 'Judicial', 'JUDICIAL' or 'J', there are also special stamps in the tiger design (as the postage stamps, but larger), but with inscription 'JUDICIAL' at the bottom. They were issued in 1900 and the following values exist: 3 c, 5 c, 10 c, 20 c, 25 c, 50 c, 1 $, 2 $, 3 $, 5 $ (two colours), 10 $ (two colours), 25 $ (3 colours) and 50 $.


Postal Stationery

Besides the already mentioned postcards, letter card and newspaper wrapper in the running tiger design (as the postage stamps), another design also exist with a tiger in an embossed oval. The envelopes 4 c orange and 6 c red exist as well as the registered envelope 15 c blue (inscription 'REGISTRATION FEE').


LATER ISSUES

Penang (from 1948 on)

Example:

40 c lilac and red


(Fiscal stamp of $100 with image of King George VI, issued in 1947)


(Inscription 'MALAYSIA PULAU PINANG', reduced size)

Fiscal stamp of Penang:


Perlis

Perlis issued stamps from 1948 onwards.


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