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The Straits Settlements (Malay:Negeri-negeri Selat) were a group of British territories located in Southeast Asia. Originally established in 1826 as part of the territories controlled by the British East India Company, the Straits Settlements came under direct British control as a Crown colony on 1 April 1867. The colony was dissolved in 1946 as part of the British reorganisation of its Southeast Asian dependencies following the end of the Second World War.

The Straits Settlements consisted of the four individual settlements of Malacca, Dinding, Penang (also known as Prince of Wales Island) and Singapore (with Christmas Island and the Cocos Islands.). The island of Labuan, off the coast ofBorneo, was also incorporated into the colony with effect from 1 January 1907, becoming a separate settlement within it in 1912. With the exception of Singapore, Christmas Island, and the Cocos Islands, these territories now form part of Malaysi. (from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedi)

Die ehemalige britische Kronkolonie Straits Settlements setzte sich aus Melaka (Malakka), der Insel Singapur, der Insel Penang mit Wellesley, Dindings und den Pangkor-Inseln, den Kokos-Inseln, der Weihnachts-Insel und der Insel Labuan zusammen. Bis 1866 wurden diese Gebieiete von Indien aus verwaltet.
– 1942-1945 unter japanischer Besetzung
– 1945-1946 unter britischer Militärverwaltung (BMA)
– 1946 Aufteilung: Singapur und die Kokos-Inseln wurden britische Kronkolonie, Labuan kam zu Nordborneo und Melaka und Penang als selbstständige Teile von Malaysia

Link: A History of the Malay Peninsula – The Straits Settlement

Year Description
1867-09-01 Type 1+2, Stamps of India, 11/2c, 2c, 3c, 4c, 6c, 8c, 12c, 24c, 32c on 2c
1868 – 1869 “THREE HALF” and 2
1867 – 1872 Type 3to6, Wmk Crown CC 2c, 4c, 6c, 8c, 12c, 24c, 30c, 32c, 96c
1879-05 Type 8 “Five Cents”, Type 9 “Seven Cents.” 5c on 8c, 7c on 32c,
1880-03 Type 10 “10 cents”, 10c on 30c
1880-04 Type 11, “10”, 10c on 30c
1880-08 Type 12-14, “5 cents.”, 5c on 8c
1880–1881 Type 15, “10 cents.”, 10c on 6c, 10c on 12c, 10c on 30c
1882 Type 16, “5 cents.”, 5c on 4c
1882-01 Type 17+18, Wmk Crown CC, 5c, 10c
1882 Type 3,4,18 Wmk Crown 2c, 4c, 8c, 10c
1883-04 Type 19, “TWO CENTS” 2c on 8c, 2c on 32c
1883-07 Type 20, “2 Cents.” 2c on 4c, 2c on 12c
1883-07 Type 21-29, Wmk Crown 2c, 4c, 5c, 6c, 12c, 24c, 30c, 32c, 96c
1884-02 Type 30+31, 4c on 5c, 8c on 12c,
1884-08 Type 32, “TWO CENTS” 2c on 5c
1884-09 Type 33+34, “4”, “8” “4” on 4c, “8” on 8c, “8” on 8c
1885-09 Type 35+36, “3 CENTS”, “THREE CENTS” 3c on 5c, 3c on 32c
1886-04 Type 37, “3 cents” 3c on 5c
1887-07 Type 38, “2 cents.” 2c on 5c
1891-11 Type 39+40, “10 CENTS”, “THIRTY CENTS” 10c on 24c, 30c on 32c
1892 Type 41-45, Wmk Crown CA 1c on 2c, 1c on 4c, 1c on 6c, 1c on 8c, 1c on 12c
1892 – 1894 Type 46+47, 1c on 8c, 3c on 32c
1892 – 1899 Type 48-58, Wmk Crown CA 1c, 3c, 3c, 4c, 5c, 5c, 8c, 12c, 25c, 50c, $5
1899 Type 59-61, 4c on 5c, 4c on 8c
1899-03 Type 62, 4c on 5c
1902 Type 63-75, King Edward VII 1c, 3c, 4c, 5c, 8c, 10c, 25c, 30c, 50c, $1, $2, $5, $100
1903 – 1904 Type 76-79, King Edward VII1c, 3c, 4c, 8c
1904 – 1910 Type 80-93, Kind Edward VII, Wmk Multi Crown CA1c, 3c, 4c, 5c, 8c, 10c, 25c, 30c, 50c, $1, $2, $5, $25
1906 – 1907 Type 94+95, Stamps of Labuan 1c, 2c, 3c, 4c, 4c, 8c, 10c, 25c, 50c, $1
1906 – 1911 Type 80-91, King Edward VII 1c, 3c, 4c, 4c, 4c, 5c, 8c, 10c, 21c, 25c, 30c, 45c, 50c, $1, $2, $5, $25, $500
1912 – 1925 Type 98-118, King George V 1c, 1c, 2c, 3c, 4c, 4c, 5c, 6c, 8c, 10c, 10c, 21c, 25c, 25c, 30c, 45c, 50c, $1, $2, $5, $25, $100, $500
1917-05 Type 119+120, 2c on 3c, 2c on 4c
1921 – 1933 Type 98-118, Wmk Multi Script CA 1c, 2c, 2c, 3c, 4c, 4c, 4c, 5c, 5c, 6c, 6c, 6c, 10c, 10c, 12c, 21c, 25c, 30c, 35c, 35c, 50c, $1, $2, $5,
$25, $100, $500
1922 Type 121+122, King George V 3c, 8c
1922-03 Type 123+124, “MALAYA-BORNEO EXHIBITION.” Wmk Multiple Crown CA: 2c, 4c, 5c, 8c, 25c, 45c, $1, $2, $5
Wmk Multiple Script CA: 1c, 2c, 4c, 5c, 10c, $1
1924 – 1926 Type D1-D6, Postage Due Stamps 1c, 2c, 4c, 8c, 10c, 12c
1935-05-06 Type 125-128, Silver Jubilee 5c, 8c, 12c, 25c,
1936 – 1937 Type 129-143, King George V 1c, 2c, 4c, 5c, 6c, 8c, 10c, 12c, 25c, 30c, 40c, 50c, $1, $2, $5
1937-05-12 Type 144-146, Coronation 4c, 8c, 12c
1937 – 1941 Type 147-164, King George VI
A: 1c, 2c, 4c, 5c, 6c, 8c, 10c, 12c, 25c, 30c, 40c, 50c, $1, $2, $5,
B: 2c, 2c, 3c, 4c, 5c, 15c


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