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Singapore

Stamps issued: 1948-PRESENT

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6c Lion Dance single

An island off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. Singapore was a British territory administered as part of the Straits Settlements from 1826 to 1942. It was under Japanese occupation from 1942 to 1945. In 1946, Singapore became a separate crown colony, joining with Malaya, Sarawak and Sabah in 1963 to form the Federation of Malaysia. In 1965, Singapore withdrew from the federation and proclaimed itself an independent republic. Singapore has a dynamic economy and is an economic leader in Southeast Asia.

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Precedent Country:


STRAITS SETTLEMENTS
Stamps issued: 1867-1946

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$25 King George V single

 

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