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From British Southeast Asia to Brunei, Singapore and Malaysia - traveling through history with postage stamps

From British Southeast Asia to Brunei, Singapore and Malaysia - traveling through history with postage stampsOne of those reasons that I love stamp collecting is the fact that it teaches me historical and geographical tidbits time and again. When I started working up with the stamps and history Malayan peninsula way back in late April, little did I know that I'd be spending the following month digging in deeper and deeper with the topic. The story of how British Southeast Asia evolved into Brunei, Singapore and Malaysia is a story full of historical twists and complexity that easily rivals with what many associate with history of Germany or Indian states.  So get yourself a cup of your favorite beverage, sit back and prepare to be amazed. ...(2342 words,31 images, 5 comments)

How to identify litho from photogravure in postage stamp printing

How to identify litho from photogravure in postage stamp printingLately I've been doing some Singapore stamps, and the various reprints of it's definitive series have caught my radar. They seem like an daunting area where general stamp catalogs provide very little details. Take for example the 1994/97 Marine life definitive series. ...(630 words,7 images, 2 comments)

Singapore MyStamp promotional card

Singapore MyStamp promotional cardLately I received two National Day Celebrations 2009 cards from Singapore. ...(130 words,2 images, 8 comments)

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