Sunday, November 8, 2015


Older stamps seem to be the best for finding monochromatic colours and these ones were issued between 1957-1961

Three stamps from Selangor, a state of the Federation of Malaya, each with a portrait of Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah (full name Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Alauddin Sulaiman Shah)

He was the Sultan between 1938–1942 (with a break during the Japanese Occupation) and again from 1945-1960.
with a rice field
 showing copra, which is the dried fleshy bit of the coconut used to extract coconut oil

and this one showing a tiger

I have three of these and each one has a slightly different shade of 'violet'

It seems the tiger was a popular image and was used for the other states as well though each with a different image in the medallion. In the bottom plates of each the left shows the coat of arms and the right the value.

The stamp for Penang has in the medallion the coat of arms while the one for Trennganu (now known as Terengganu) has Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin (full name  Almarhum Sultan Sir Ismail Nasiruddin Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Zainal Abidin III). His reign as Sultan lasted from 1945-1979.

see more monochromatic coloured stamps at Sunday Stamps II


  1. I think that vintage stamps will win today's theme. These are fascinating.

  2. I like old stamps that show local scenes in this way.

  3. Love the tigers. I have one from the state of Perak.

  4. Greenland have some superb stamps Seeing your stamps has made we want to pour over my collection that I still have tuckrd away from when I was a Kid, I'm now 53! Love stamps. Great blog.Regards,Mark.


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