Key: 1520  
Country:
Group: British
Volume: 12
Issued: 94 Stamps / end of 1999
  
  
 

Information
Area - 1,036 sq.km; Capital - Georgetown
An island off the west coast of the Malay peninsula, one of the Malaysia
Federated States. Formerly part of the STRAITS SETTLEMENTS. Under Japanese
occupation during World War II (1941-45) and reoccupied by the British army in
1945. From 1948 part of the MALAYAN FEDERATION and since 1963 within Malaysia.
In 1965 the name was changed to 'PULAU PINANG'.
Stamp issuing started in 1948, very low production, about 7 in a decade issued
by the federation of MALAYSIA.
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Inscriptions
MALAYA PENANG
MALAYSIA PULAU PINANG

Index
   PENANG (PULAU PINANG)
 
Currency
100 Cents = 1 Dollar
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STRAITS SETTLEMENTS
Straits Settlements

MALAYAN FEDERATION
Malayan Federation

MALAYSIA
Malaysia