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Sunday, 23 October 2011

South East Asia - Sunday Stamps

I thought I would work south this week down towards Australia ready for  next week's theme at Viridian's Sunday Stamps.

First a collection of stamps from a country we all know.
Japan 
Then a stamp from a country that became a Crown Colony in 1946..
North Borneo
North Borneo changed its name to Sabah in 1964 and is now part of Malaysia.

My final stamps are from an island at the south of the Malayan peninsula, formerly part of the Straits Settlements.
Singapore
Singapore was part of the Malaysian Federation from 1963-1965. It's now an independent republic within the British Commonwealth.

For an insight into other stamps from the area please visit Sunday Stamps 41

7 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob .. it's fascinating to be reminded of historical facts .. and to learn a little more about different countries - love these posts - thanks Hilary

Postcardy said...

I started out to do a post on Singapore stamps but changed my mind.

Joy said...

Japanese stamps are always so pretty. Nice trip through geography and history, look forward to you casting anchor next week.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

A nice journey through the area. I have only a couple of nice stamps from Singapore but decided to save them for another time.

viridian said...

Thank you for participating! Always neat stamps.

Murees Dupé said...

Hey Bob!

I got an award for you, please stop by to pick it up.

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Mama Zen said...

These are really neat!