Straits Settlements

When the Settlements became a crown colony in 1867, they began issuing their own stamps, not least because they adopted a currency based on 96 cents to a silver dollar.

Beginning on 1 September 1867, nine types in the existing stocks of Indian stamps were overprinted with a crown and a new value in cents. Stamps printed by De La Rue for the Settlements started arriving in December.

Shortages from 1879 through 1882 forced the production of various surcharges, until new 5c and 10c stamps arrived in January 1882. This was not the end of difficulties, and additional surcharges appear regularly until the end of the century.

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Straits Settlements 1937-41 Extended Set of 21 SG278-298 All Dies Fine MM CV £575
New
£235.00
Straits Settlements 1936-37 Set of 14 to $2 SG260-273 Fine Used
£13.00
Straits Settlements 1936-37 Set of 15 SG260-274 Fine MM
£130.00
Straits Settlements 1937-41 Set of 20 SG278-298 Ex SG296 Fine LMM
£140.00
B.M.A Malaya 1945 1c Black SG1 Fine LMM
£4.00
B.M.A Malaya 1945 1c Black SG1 V.F MNH
£6.00
Straits Settlements 1936-37 Set of 15 SG260-274 Fine & Fresh MM
£137.00
Straits Settlements 1941 15c Ultramarine SG298 Fine VLMM Pair
£14.00
Straits Settlements 1938 8c Scarlet Never Issued V.F MNH
£20.00

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