Malaya

Here are some of my collection from Malaya. It is quite hard to find FDCs let alone concordant cancellations in this era.

05 December 1935: Perak Definitive

This FDC was cancelled in Ipoh.

19351205 Ipoh Definitive

19 October 1945: British Military Administration

This FDC was cancelled in Penang on the first day of the resumption of PAID postage using the BMA overprinted stamps. Initially postage was free when the British returned to Malaya and set up the British Military Administration.

19451019 Penang BMA

This FDC was cancelled in Malacca.

19451019 Malacca BMA

01 September 1948: Singapore Definitive

This FDC was cancelled in Singapore.

19480901 Singapore Definitive

21 February 1949: Penang Definitive

This FDC was cancelled in Penang.

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01 March 1949: Malacca Definitive

This FDC was cancelled in Malacca.

19490301 Malacca Definitive

12 September 1949: Selangor Definitive

This FDC was cancelled in Kuala Lumpur and sent via registered mail with an A.V.2 marking to denote onward forwarding by air is required at the transit point.

19490912 KL Definitive

10 October 1949: 75th Anniversary of Universal Postal Union

This FDC was cancelled in Alor Setar.

19491010 Alor Setar 75th Anniversary of UPU

This FDC was cancelled in Penang.

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This FDC was cancelled in Ipoh.

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This FDC was cancelled in Malacca.

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This FDC was cancelled in Johore Bahru.

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This FDC was cancelled in Kuantan.

19491010 Kuantan 75th Anniversary of UPU

This FDC was cancelled in Singapore.

19491010 Singapore 75th Anniversary of UPU

This FDC was cancelled with the U.N. Conference Singapore 29 mm diameter cancellation. There is a similar cancel with a 26 mm diameter.  A post office was set up inside the Victoria Theatre and Memorial Hall where the UN Conferences were held from September to end of October 1949. The conferences were ILO Regional Conference (12 – 23 September 1949), FAO Pre-Conference Regional Meeting (26 September – 01 October 1949) and the 5th Session of ECAFE (20 – 29 October 1949). The back is cancelled with the United Nations Conferences Singapore September – October 1949 cachet. The cachet is used on the mails during the conference. The 10 October 1949 date is hard to obtain as it coincides with the first day of issue of the UPU series.

19491010 UN Conference Singapore 75th Anniversary of UPU

United Nations Conference Singapore September October 1949

This FDC was cancelled in Naval Base Singapore.

19491010 Naval Base Singapore 75th Anniversary of UPU

01 June 1950: Kedah Definitive

This FDC was cancelled in Alor Star with the low value definitive stamps.

19500601 Alor Star Definitive

11 July 1951: Kelantan Definitive

This FDC was cancelled in Kota Bharu.

19510711 Kota Bharu Definitive

01 September 1952: Perlis Definitive

This FDC was cancelled in Kangar and affixed with the definitive stamps issued on 01 September 1952. It is pretty hard to get a full set of definitives cancelled on the day of issue especially in Kangar.

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02 June 1953: Coronation of H. M. Queen Elizabeth II

This FDC was cancelled in Penang. There is also an insert for this type of envelope.

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The complete cover includes an insert such as the one below. This insert is pretty hard to come by.

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Here is another version of the insert.

19530602 Coronation QE2 Card

Here is the third type of insert. This is the hardest to find.

19530602 Coronation

These 2 FDCs made up a full set of 12 states’ stamps on cover cancelled in Kuala Lumpur and sent via registered mail.

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These two FDCs have the same 12 states’ stamps on cover cancelled in Kuala Lumpur and sent via normal mail.

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This FDC has a full set of 12 states’ stamps on cover cancelled in Singapore. It is from the QANTAS collection. At the back is a London cancellation.

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All QANTAS FDCs include a flight route card. Some dealers took out the card to sell separately.

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This QANTAS FDC was cancelled in Singapore. At the back is a London cancellation.

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The QANTAS FDC actually comprise of a set of FDC from the territories to UK and a cover from UK back to the territory. Here is the cover from UK to Singapore with back cancellations from Singapore. The stamp set is incomplete. It is however cancelled on the first day of issue on 03 June 1953.

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Interestingly, did you know that Cocos Island was administered by Singapore (from Straits Settlements to Malaya) before it was handed over to Australia on 23 November 1955? Here is the FDC cancelled in Cocos Island with the back cancelled in London. Today Cocos Island is known as Cocos (Keeling) Island.

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This is the return cover from UK back to the territory. Here is the cover from UK to Cocos Island with back cancellations from Singapore and Cocos Island. It is cancelled on the first day of issue on 03 June 1953.

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This is an item of interest. This is a Cocos (Keeling) Island FDC commemorating the 25th Anniversary of Australian Administration. The setenant stamps shows the history of the various administrators of Cocos (Keeling) Island.

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09 June 1954: Malacca Definitive

This FDC was cancelled in Malacca.

19540609 Malacca Definitive

01 September 1954: Penang Definitive

This FDC was cancelled in Penang.

19540901 Penang Definitive

01 December 1954: Penang Definitive

This FDC was cancelled in Penang and was sent via registered mail.

19541201 Penang Definitive

04 September 1955: Queen Elizabeth II Singapore Definitive Series

This FDC was cancelled in Singapore and was sent via registered mail. This is the Qantas version.

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This FDC was cancelled in Singapore and sent via normal mail. This is the KLM version.

19550904 KLM Singapore - The Hague

This FDC was cancelled in Singapore and sent via normal mail. This is the Pan American World Airways version. The stamps are only the complete set of low value stamps in the series.

19550904 PAA Singapore - San Francisco

This FDC was cancelled in Singapore and sent via normal mail. This is the BOAC version. However only a few stamps from the series were selected.

04 September 1955: Perlis Definitive

This FDC was cancelled in Kangar and was sent via registered mail.

19550904 Kangar Definitive

04 September 1955: Kedah Definitive

This FDC was cancelled in Alor Setar and was sent via registered mail.

19550904 Alor Setar Definitive

04 September 1955: Penang Definitive

This FDC was cancelled in Penang and was sent via normal mail.

04 September 1955: Perak Definitive

This FDC was cancelled in Ipoh and was sent via registered mail.

04 September 1955: Negeri Sembilan Definitive

This FDC was cancelled in Seremban and was sent via normal mail.

21 November 1955: Diamond Jubilee of HH Sir Ibrahim Sultan of Johore

This FDC was cancelled in Johore Bahru and was sent via registered mail. The date of issue was moved to 21 November 1955.

Here is the FDC cancelled in Johore Bahru on the re-issued cover with the correct date.

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This FDC was cancelled in Johore Bahru and sent via normal mail.

Here is the re-issued envelope (with the revised date of issue) cancelled in Singapore and sent as registered mail.

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This cover is cancelled in Singapore and sent as 2nd Class Airmail. The cover’s date of issue is still 17 September 1955.

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05 May 1957: General Issue

This FDC was Posted Out of Course on a registered mail in Kuala Lumpur. Posted Out of Course usually meant that a registered letter was just dropped into the mail box without handing over to the post office for registration.

19570505 KL General Issue

26 June 1957: Perak Definitive

This FDC was cancelled in Ipoh and sent via registered mail.

19570626 Ipph Definitive

25 July 1957: Perak Definitive

This FDC was cancelled in Ipoh and sent via normal mail.

19570725 Ipoh Definitive

04 August Pahang Definitive

This FDC was cancelled in Kuantan.

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21 August 1957: Perak Definitive

This FDC was cancelled in Ipoh and sent via normal mail.

19570821 Ipoh Definitive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Malaya

  1. I came across your blog and I see you actually own some of the FDC that belonged to my father ( some of the UPUs). Are you looking for any others? I may just have the ones you want. Drop me a line if you are keen

  2. i interest For Malaya stamps, i want to collect all 11state 16set and also above out of this 16set malaya stamps, hope you can give me more details n picture, thanks

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