Straits Settlements

The Straits Settlements, made up of the states of Malacca (Melaka in the Malaysian language), Penang (Pulau Pinang), and Singapore (Singapura) were located on the Malay Peninsula in South East Asia. They joined the Federated Malay States in 1948 to become part of the Federation of Malaya. Straits seals are scarce. See also "Malaya" and "Malaysia."




Catalog: Drummond OS2

Date issued: Unknown. EKU September 13, 1938

Printing: Black

Perforation: Hyphen Hole perf. 7

Inscription: "STRAITS SETTLEMENTS / G. (coat of arms) R. / FOUND OPEN / AND / OFFICIALLY / SEALED."

Control Number: None

Description: Registered 1938 Clipper rate airmail cover from Philadelphia, PA to Singapore, with single Straits Settlements official seal affixed at left.

Courtesy of Jim Kotanchik by permission.



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