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1878 Stamps of Straits Settlements surcharged:

Overprinted with Circle, star and 'P' (1878)

Picture obtained from a Cavendish auction

  2 c brown

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 cRRRR 
Overprinted 'PERAK' (1880, various types)

2 c brown

2 c brown, other overprint 2 c red with cancel
(Reduced sizes)

  2 c brown (2 main types)
  2 c red (10 types)

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 brown*****On watermark 'CC Crown'
8 subtypes, cheapest type: **
2 c brown****On watermark 'CA Crown'
2 c red**10 types, cheapest type: *
Overprinted 'PERAK' and value (various types)

Overprint in blue

  'ONE CENT PERAK' vertically on 2 c red
  'PERAK One CENT' on 2 c red
  'PERAK One CENT' and bar on 2 c red
  'One CENT PERAK' on 2 c red
  'PERAK ONE CENT' on 2 c red
  'PERAK 1 CENT' on 2 c red
  '1 CENT PERAK' on 2 c red (in 2 lines overprinted)
  '1 CENT PERAK' on 2 c red (in 3 lines overprinted)
  'PERAK One CENT' and bar on 6 c lilac
  '2 CENTS PERAK' vertically on 4 c red
  'PERAK TWO CENTS' and bar on 24 c 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
Some types are rarer, prices for cheapest types
1 c on 2 c******ONE CENT PERAK' vertically,
4 types, one type also in blue
1 c on 2 cRR'PERAK one CENT', 4 types
1 c on 2 c******'PERAK One CENT' and bar, 4 types
1 c on 2 ccc'One CENT PERAK', 9 types
1 c on 2 cRR'PERAK ONE CENT', 2 types
1 c on 2 cRRRR'PERAK 1 CENT'
1 c on 2cRR'1 CENT PERAK' on 2 c red, 3 types
1 c on 6 c******'PERAK One CENT' and bar, 6 types
2 c on 4 cRRR2 types
2 c on 24 c****5 subtypes

For the specialist: many types of the overprint exist:

'One CENT PERAK' on 2 c brown 'PERAK One CENT' on 2 c red 'PERAK One CENT' on 6 c lilac 'PERAK Two CENT' on 24 c green 'PERAK Two CENT' on 24 c green (other type)

2 c on 4 c red (various types) '2 CENTS PERAK' on 4 c red 'ONE CENT PERAK' on 2 c red 'PERAK One CENT' on 6 c lilac 'PERAK One CENT' on 6 c lilac (other type) 'PERAK TWO CENTS' on 24 c green (other type)
(Reduced sizes)

Besides the various types, inverted overprints or double overprints exist, example:


(Inverted overprint)


(Forgery with different kind of 'PERAK' overprint?)

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