|Key: ||950 |
|Issued: ||522 Stamps / dead country|
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|Area - 678,500 sq.km; Capital - Rangoon
Formerly a province of INDIA until 1937 when it came under British administration and started
own stamp issuing. In 1942 occupied by JAPAN and in 1943 the puppet state of Shan
was formed on part of the territory. Stamps in Japanese script were issued,
later on overprinted with Burmese script for the Burmese puppet government.
In 1945 it came under British military rule and in 1946 under civil administration.
An interim government formed in 1947 and on January 4th 1948 it gained its full
independence as Union of Burma, from 1974 a Socialist Republic.
In 1989 renamed as Union of MYANMAR.
|BURMA overprinted on stamps of India|
UNION OF BURMA
SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF BURMA
Burmese Script overprinted on stamps of Japanese Occupation of Burma
British Administration 1937-1942
British Military Administration 1945
British Civil Administration 1946
Interim Burmese Government 1947
Independent State 1948-
Socialist Republic 1974-
Burma Indep. Army Adm. 1942
Japanese Army Administration 1942
Shan State 1943
Burmese Government 1943-1945
|12 Pies = 1 Anna
16 Annas = 1 Rupee
100 Pyas = 1 Kyat (1953)