Key: 1600  
Country:
Group: British
Volume: 12
Issued: 253 Stamps / end of 1999
  
  
 

Information
Area - 124,967 sq.km; Capital - Kuching
Located in the northwestern part of the Borneo island. In 1841, James Brooke, a
British officer, purchased a territory on which he established the state of
Sarawak (a small part of today's area) and declared himself the Rajah. In 1888
it became a British Protectorate, occupied by the Japanese between 1941-45. In
1946 it became a British colony and since 1963 within Malaysia. Stamp issuing
started in 1869. Now very low production, about 7 in a decade issued by the
Federation of MALAYSIA.
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Inscriptions
SARAWAK
MALAYSIA SARAWAK
Japanese script overprinted on stamps of Sarawak
B M A overprinted on stamps of Sarawak

Index
SARAWAK
      Brooke Family Adm. -1946
      British Military Adm. 1945
      Crown Colony 1946-63
      State of Malaysia 1963-
      Japanese Occupation 1941-45
 
Currency
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