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 1867 4c on 1a Deep Brown SG4 Good Used
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Regular Price £125.00 Special Price £62.50
Straits Settlements 1883 4c Pale Brown SG64w Wmk Inverted Good Used
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Regular Price £68.00 Special Price £34.00
Straits Settlements 1905 $2 Dull Purple & Black SG137 Good Used
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Regular Price £45.00 Special Price £22.50
Straits Settlements 1880 10 0n 30c Claret SG24 Type C Ave Used
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Regular Price £95.00 Special Price £47.50
Straits Settlements 1902-03 set of 12 SG110-121 Ave Used
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Regular Price £95.00 Special Price £47.50
Straits Settlements 1915 $5 Green & Red-Green SG212a Good Used
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Regular Price £30.00 Special Price £15.00
Straits Settlements 1868 2c Brown SG11 Fine Used
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Regular Price £5.00 Special Price £2.50
Straits Settlements 1905 25c Dull Purple & Green SG133b Good Used
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Regular Price £20.00 Special Price £10.00
Straits Settlements 1920 $5 on Emerald Green Back SG212c V.F.U
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Regular Price £65.00 Special Price £32.50
Straits Settlements 1871 96c Grey SG19a P.12.5 Ave Used
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Regular Price £58.00 Special Price £29.00
Straits Settlements 1904 4c Purple-Red Specimen SG125s Good Mtd Mint
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Regular Price £20.00 Special Price £10.00

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