Malaya-Kedah Collection Page Scans

Malaya-Kedah stamps were issued beginning in 1912. The initial designs of a sheaf of wheat, a ploughman, and the council chamber building were used until it was replaced in 1937 with the image of Sultan Abdul Hamid Halim Shah. The stamps are found on paper watermarked Multiple Crown CA and later Multiple Script CA. In addition to sorting the stamps based on the watermark, you will find there are both comb and line perforated issues, catalogued design change, and watermarks reversed, so there is a lot to look for on these stamps. For a more detailed study of these stamps and explanations to how to spot the Die Types, see four web pages devoted to Kedah in the Index of Stamp Web Sites page.

The pages scanned are from my collection, and are identified by the Gibbons and Scott numbers. Commonwealth numbers are included for the later issues that were listed in the Catalog. The page images were scanned in a larger size and at a higher resolution so you can more easily see the details used in viewing them. Feel free to select the page and let it download to your screen and save it to your hard drive for viewing. If you are using a PC, selecting the page will typically open it in Microsoft Photo Viewer (or whatever you are using as your default). From there you can enlarge the size for more close-up viewing. If you are using a phone - go find a PC or a Mac. The images are 1200 pixels wide and you will go mad trying to view them on your phone.

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Kedah Watermarks
Multiple Crown CA
used for stamps printed from
Multiple Script CA
used for stamps printed from
Kedah Collection Page Scans
Commonwealth # Stanley Gibbons # Scott # Description and Page Link
  1-14, 15-23 1-20 Kedah - Watermark MCA - Page 1
      Kedah - Watermark MCA - Page 2
  26-40, 52-59, 68a, 69 23-45 Kedah - Watermark MSCA - Page 1
      Kedah - Watermark MSCA - Page 2
      Kedah - Watermark MSCA - Page 3
      Kedah - Watermark MSCA - Page 4
1-9 60-68 46-54 Kedah - 1937 Set - Page 1
      Kedah - 1937 Set - Page 2
12-32 76-90 61-81 Kedah - 1950 Set - Page 1
       Kedah - 1950 Set - Page 2

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Malaya-Kedah Stamps prior to 1949 for sale
Malaya-Kedah 1949 Stamps for sale
Web pages describing various sets from the British Colonies
Index to KGVI Stamps Web Sites
Web pages with links to full page scans from the KGVI Stamps Reference Collection
Index to KGVI Stamps Collection Page Scan Sites
Links to other British Colonial Stamp Sites