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NEGRI SEMBILAN

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Negri Sembilan is the smallest of the Malay States, its name means 'nine (Sembilan) states (negri)' in malay language because the country is consisted of 9 smaller states: Sungei Ujong, Jelebu, Johol, Rembau, Ulu Muar, Jempul, Terachi, Gunong Pasir and Inas.

 

1891 Stamp of Straits Settlements overprinted 'Negri Sembilan' in two lines

Perak cancel?

2 c red
(Reduced size)

  2 c red

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 c**Watermark 'CA Crown', perforation 14,
Varieties:wide space between 'm' and 'b'
or wide space between 'i' and 'l'.

Typical cancel: 'NEGRI SEMBILAN' in a double lined oval; 'NEGRI SEMBILAN' on top, 'POST OFFICE' below and date in the center:

 

1891 Jumping tiger

1 c green 2 c red

  1 c green
  2 c red
  5 c blue

Surcharged

  'Four cents.' and bar on 1 c green
  'Four cents.' and bar on 5 c blue

These stamps have watermark 'CA Crown' and perforation 14.

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 ccc1893
2 c** 
5 c**1894
4 c on 1 c**1899, 18000 stamps issued
4 c on 5 c**1899, 36000 stamps issued

 

1896 Tiger's head

2 c lilac and brown 8 c lilac and blue 10 c lilac and orange 20 c green and olive 50 c green and black

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

These stamps have watermark 'CA Crown' and perforation 14.

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** 
8 c** 
10 c** 
15 c****** 
20 c****** 
25 c****** 
50 c****** 

Surcharged

'Four cents.' (black) on 8 c lilac and blue

  'One cent.' and bar on 15 c green and violet
  'Four cents.' and bar on 3 c lilac and red
  'Four cents.' (green or black) on 8 c lilac and blue

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 on 15 c******1900, Variety: raised '.': RR
4 c on 3 c**1899, 36000 stamps issued
4 c on 8 c**1898, 45000 stamps issued
Black overprint: RR (only 60 issued)
Cancels:


(Cancel from Seremban, capital of Negri Sembilan)


Later issues (1935 onwards)

In 1935 a new series was issued with the arms of Negri Sembilan (15 values, ranging from 1 to 5 $).

In 1941 two stamp were issued at the occasion of the Royal Silver Wedding, inscription '1923-1948'.

Another example of 1949 with inscription 'MALAYA':


(1949 issue)


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