Last week was a bit of a blur and I managed to miss Sunday Stamps, so was pleased to see a theme that I could contribute to this week. The first stamps below are a block of four, black 1c stamps dating back to 1937.
|Malaya, Straits Settlements, c.1937|
The second set of stamps are commemorating the Silver Wedding Anniversary of George VI and the Quenn Mother.
Malaya, Malacca, c.1948
The geography of these states at the time is, to me, a little confusing in places, but I think I'm right in saying that Malacca was one of the British Straits Settlements, along with Dingding, Penang and Singapore. Malay itself comprising of the Federated Malay States, the Unfederated Malay States and the British Straits Settlements. I'm quite sure however that it's a lot more complex than this so when I can find the time perhaps I'll have to do a bit more in depth research, but hopefully the lovely stamps can make up for any shortcomings in my research to date.