International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Malaysia

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Malaysia[edit]

  • The meter stamps of Malaysia are divided into nine groups according to the inscription in the frank and the usage:
A - FEDERATED MALAY STATES, 1927 - 1935. A Federation of Negri Sembilan, Pajang, Perak and Selangor.
B - STRAITS SETTLEMENTS, 1927 - 1935. Consisting of Singapore, Labuan, Penang and Malacca.
C - MALAYA POSTAL UNION, 1935 - 1948. Formed from the merger of the Federated Malay States and Straits Settlements plus the previously unaffiliated states of Johore, Kedah, Kelan-tan, Perlis and Trengganu. Franks of the MPU period are inscribed with both "MALAYA" and the sub-state name.
D - British Colony of MALAYA, 1948 - 1963. After Labuan quit the MPU to become part of the British colony of Sabah (North Borneo), the remaining states became the colony of MALAYA in 1948. Stamps of this period are inscribed "MALAYA" alone in the frank.
E - Republic of MALAYSIA, 1963 to present. Malaya combined with the former British colonies of Sabah and Sarawak to form Malaysia. (Singapore was a part of Malaysia only until 1965 when it became an independent nation. See SINGAPORE.) Franks are inscribed "MALAYSIA".
F - Republic of Malaysia, franks inscribed with provincial name “NORTH BORNEO”
G - Republic of Malaysia, franks inscribed with provincial name “SARAWAK”
PO – Stamps generated by machines used only in Post Offices
PD – Stamps used in Post Offices exclusively for collecting Postage Due

Group A: FEDERATED MALAY STATES[edit]


Malaysia stamp type A1.jpg


A1. Universal “Midget” (FV-3 or -5), 1927.

Running tiger design with “CENT” or “CENTS” at bottom center with value figure in both lower corners.
Meter numbers M1 through M8.
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1, 2, 5, 6, 20, 25¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4, 8, 15¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$175]

NOTE: Proofs exist MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]




Malaysia stamp type A2.jpg


A2. Neopost (FV), 1927. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]

Similar to Type A1 but with V/F at bottom center with CENT or CENTS at sides.
M# in small box below tiger.
Meter numbers N1 up.
TM: BIC
Value seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg

NOTE: 2¢ denomination exists as a proof, not known postally used MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$125]









Group B: STRAITS SETTLEMENTS[edit]


Malaysia stamp type B1.jpg

B1. Universal “Midget” (FV-3 or -5), 1927.

Simple straight line outer frame.
STRAITS/ SETTLEMENTS at top.
M# in box below V/F.
Meter numbers M.1 through M.32.
TM: DC or BIC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1, 2, 4, 5, 6¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 3, 8, 15¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$125]
a. “CENTS” for “CENT” on 1¢ (M29)
NOTE: 10¢ denomination exists as a proof, not known postally used



Malaysia stamp type B2.jpg


B2. Neopost (FV), 1930. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]

Very similar to Type B1 but the meter number prefix and town mark are different.
TM: BIC
M#: N.1 up
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2, 4, 5, 6¢

NOTE: 3¢ denomination (shown) exists as a proof, not known postally used




Malaysia stamp type B3.jpg


B3. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV), 1934. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Frank with simulated perforation outer frame line.
“STRAITS” at top, “SETTLEMENTS” at bottom above the meter number.
M#: U1 up.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (angu-lar, 5 or 7 mm tall)







Group C: MALAYA POSTAL UNION[edit]

  • Franks contain both MALAYA and state name



Sub-group CA: NEGRI SEMBILAN[edit]



Malaysia stamp type CA1.jpg

CA1. Neopost (LV-6), 1936.

Simulated perforations at top and sides.
MALAYA at top, NEGRI SEMBILAN at bottom.
“CENTS” above value figure.
M# “N24” only.
TM: BIC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2, 4, 5¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 10¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]








Sub-group CB: PERAK[edit]




Malaysia stamp type CB1.jpg


CB1. Universal “Midget” (FV-3), 1936. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]

“PERAK” above M# at bottom.
“CENTS” vertical at both sides.
Meter numbers M6 and M8 seen.
TM: DC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2¢, 4¢, 5¢




Malaysia stamp type CB2.jpg


CB2. Universal “Multi-Value" (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]

Simulated perforation outer border.
MALAYA at top, PERAK at bottom.
M# U112 and U128 known.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000

NOTE: Proof of M# U143 is known







Sub-group CC: SELANGOR[edit]




Malaysia stamp type CC1.jpg

CC1. Universal “Midget” (FV-3), 1936.

“SELANGOR” at bottom.
“CENTS” vertical at both sides.
M#s: M1-2, 5-8 known.
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1, 2, 5, 8¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 3, 20, 25¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]




Malaysia stamp type CC2.jpg
Malaysia stamp type CC2 b&w.jpg


CC2. Neopost (LV-6). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$300]

Provisional design with M# “N3” boxed between “MALAYA” and “SELANGOR” at top.
“CENTS” in each lower corner.
TM: BIC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg5, 8¢




Malaysia stamp type CC3.jpg


CC3. Neopost (LV-6). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$300]

“SELANGOR” at bottom.
“CENTS” above value figure.
M# “N23” only.
TM: BIC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2, 4, 5, 10, 25¢




Malaysia stamp type CC4.jpg


CC4. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV).

Simulated perforation outer border.
“MALAYA” at top, “SELANGOR” at bottom below meter number.
M# with “U” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (angular, 5 or 7 mm tall) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (oval) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

NOTE: Meter U1 was originally fitted with “FEDERATED” at top, “MALAY STATES” at bottom. Proofs exist dated 2 June 1935, but it is not known used as such.








Sub-group CD: STRAITS SETTLEMENTS[edit]




Malaysia stamp type CD1.jpg


CD1. Universal “Midget” (FV-3), 1936. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

Provisional design.
Straight line frame.
MALAYA at top, M#: Meter number M10 boxed above “STRAITS/SETTLEMENTS” at bottom.
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1, 5, 6¢




Malaysia stamp type CD2A.jpg
Malaysia stamp type CD2B.jpg



CD2. Universal “Midget” (FV-3/5), 1936. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

“STRAITS SETTLEMENTS” across bottom.
“CENTS” vertical at both sides.
M# with “M” prefix, 11, 14, 23, 29, and 32 known.
A. “MALAYA” 3 mm tall
B. Larger “MALAYA” 4 mm tall
TM: DC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10¢








Malaysia stamp type CD3.jpg
Malaysia stamp type CD3b.jpg

CD3. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV), 1936.

As Type CC4 but with “STRAITS SETTLEMENTS” below the M#.
M# with “U” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
a. Value figures 7 mm tall MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Add $10]
b. Used without TM on Australian and other Allied Forces mail during World War Two. Usually found with circular cancel “A.I.F. FIELD P.O.”. Meter numbers U.19 and U.52 known MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$125]




Malaysia stamp type CD4.jpg


CD4. Neopost (LV-6). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]

Provisional design with straight outer frame.
“MALAYA/ CENTS” at top, “STRAITS/ SETTLEMENTS” above tiny, boxed M# at bottom.
M#s N1 and N19 known.
TM: BIC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2, 6¢




Malaysia stamp type CD5.jpg

CD5. Neopost (LV-6). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]

Provisional design with straight outer frame.
“MALAYA” large at top.
Without “CENTS” in the design.
“STRAITS SETTLEMENTS” in one line.
M# boxed, N17 only.
TM: BIC
Value seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg




Malaysia stamp type CD6.jpg
Malaysia stamp type CD6 b&w.jpg


CD6. Neopost (LV-6). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$350]

Provisional design as Type CD2A but without the two vertical "CENTS" at the sides.
M# N19 known.
TM: BIC
Value seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg




Malaysia stamp type CD7.jpg


CD7. Neopost (LV-6), 1937. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

Standard design, as Type CD6 but with "CENTS" above the value figure.
M#: N2, N22 and N25 known.
TM: BIC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2, 4, 5, 10¢








Group D: British Colony of Malaya[edit]

  • Franks contain MALAYA without state names



Malaysia stamp type D1.jpg
Malaysia stamp type D1a.jpg

D1. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV).

Provisional stamp.
Type AD3 with STRAITS SETTLEMENTS removed at bottom.
M# with “U” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A,O, 5 or 7 mm tall)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000 (O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
a. With state name incompletely removed at bottom. Meter U.45 seen.




Malaysia stamp type D2A.jpg
Malaysia stamp type D2B.jpg



D2. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV).

As Type D1 but M# lowered and centered at bottom of frank.
A. M# ~3 mm tall
B. M# large, heavy, ~4 mm tall
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000 (O)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]









Malaysia stamp type D3A.jpg
Malaysia stamp type D3B.jpg
Malaysia stamp type D3aa.jpg



D3. Pitney Bowes “Automax” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Very similar to Type D2 but value figures of uniform thickness with “=“ in first position.
M# with “U” prefix.
A. “MALAYA” 4 mm tall
B. “MALAYA” smaller, 3 mm tall
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =000
a. Meter number without prefix (421) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]









Malaysia stamp type D3point1.jpg


D3.1. Neopost (LV-3 or -5). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Quite rare, value uncertain]

As Types CB1, CC1 and CD2 but with the state name removed below the value figure.
Meter M11 seen.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2 cents seen





Malaysia stamp type D4Aa.jpg
Malaysia stamp type D4Ab.jpg
Malaysia stamp type D4B.jpg
Malaysia stamp type D4Ac.jpg


D4. Neopost (LV-6).
Provisional stamp.
Type CD7 with STRAITS SETTLEMENTS removed.
M# with “N” prefix.
A. With “CENTS” above value figure
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg4, 10, 15, 20, 25, 35, 50, 60¢, 1.00
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg6, 45, 95 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg5, 8 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
B. With “DOLLARS” above value figure (M# N110 only). Values seen: 2•5, 15 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]
a. Value figures without serifs
b. Value figures small, 4 mm
c. Value figures large, 6 mm
d. With STRAITS SETTLEMENTS incompletely removed at bottom. Meter N.51 seen.




Malaysia stamp type D5.jpg


D5. Neopost “305” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Frank similar to Type D3 but without “CENTS”.
Variable spacing between TM and frank.
M# with “RN” prefix at bottom.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0·00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00·00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00 00





Malaysia stamp type D6.jpg


D6. Neopost “305” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Similar to Type D5 but with small “CENTS” vertical at both sides.
M# with “RN” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0 00





Malaysia stamp type D7.jpg


D7. Neopost “305” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

As Type D6 but with lines added inside “CENTS”.
M# with “RN” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0 00




Malaysia stamp type D8.jpg


D8. Universal “Simplex” (LV-25). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Similar to Type D6 but smaller.
M# with “S” prefix at bottom center.
Date figures small.
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1¢ through 25¢ ?




Malaysia stamp type D9.jpg


D9. Postalia (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Similar to Types D1-3 but the meter number has “POSTALIA” prefix.
“CENTS” vertical at sides.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000





Malaysia stamp type D10.jpg


D10. Satas “Baby” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]

Square frank.
M# with “FM” prefix at bottom.
Hour figure between TM and frank.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point starburst.jpg0.oo

NOTE: This is possibly a Post Office stamp.








Group E: Republic of Malaysia[edit]

  • All franks contain “MALAYSIA” except for subgroups with “NORTH BORNEO” or “SARAWAK” as country name.



Sub-group EA: Franks with simulated perforation outer frame line[edit]



Malaysia stamp type EA1A.jpg
Malaysia stamp type EA1C.jpg
Malaysia stamp type EA1B.jpg



EA1. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV).

As Type D2 but inscribed with new country name.
Value figures large, 4 mm tall, or small, 3 mm tall.
A. Value in “CENTS” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
B. Value in “SEN”, M# approximately 3 mm tall MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
C. Value in “SEN”, M# heavy, approx 4 mm tall MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]
TM: DC, BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000









Malaysia stamp type EA2A.jpg
Malaysia stamp type EA2B.jpg
Malaysia stamp type EA2C.jpg
Malaysia stamp type EA2D.jpg
Malaysia stamp type EA2E.jpg




EA2. Neopost (LV-10).

As Type D4 but inscribed “MALAYSIA”.
Value figures 4 mm or 5 mm tall.
M# with “N” or “R” prefix.
A. “CENTS” above value figure and repeated at bottom MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
B. “CENTS” only at bottom MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
C. “CENTS” above value figure MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
D. “SEN” at bottom MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
E. “SEN” vertical at both sides MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
TM: DC or BIC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 5, 6, 10, 25










Malaysia stamp type EA3A.jpg
Malaysia stamp type EA3B.jpg
Malaysia stamp type EA3C.jpg
Malaysia stamp type EA3D.jpg
Malaysia stamp type EA3E.jpg




EA3. Neopost “305” (MV).

Upright frank with simulated perforation outer border and straight line inner border.
Inner border broken by “MALAYSIA” at top.
A. M# with “RN” prefix. Value in “CENTS”
B. M# with “NR” prefix. Value in “CENTS” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
C. M# with “NE” prefix. Value in “CENTS” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
D. M# with “RN” prefix. Value in “SEN” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
E. M# with “NR” prefix. Value in “SEN" MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0·00 (00·00 ?)













Malaysia stamp type EA4A.jpg
Malaysia stamp type EA4B.jpg
Malaysia stamp type EA4C.jpg
Malaysia stamp type EA4D.jpg
Malaysia stamp type EA4E.jpg




EA4. Neopost “305” (MV).

As Type EA3 but inner border at top is complete above “MALAYSIA”.
A. M# with “RN” prefix. Value in “CENTS” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
B. M# with “NR” prefix. Value in “CENTS” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
C. M# with “RN” prefix. Value in “SEN” or “S E N”
D. M# with “NR” prefix. Value in “SEN
E. M# with “RN” prefix. Without currency indicator MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0·00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00 00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00·00













Malaysia stamp type EA5A.jpg
Malaysia stamp type EA5B.jpg
Malaysia stamp type EA5C.jpg
Malaysia stamp type EA5D.jpg




EA5. Pitney Bowes “Automax” (MV).

As Type EA1 but value figures are of uniform thickness and are usually preceded by “=”.
M# and prefix variable in size.
A. M# with “U” prefix. Value in “CENTS” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
B. M# with “PB” prefix. Value in “CENTS” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
C. M# with “U” prefix. Value in “SEN”
D. M# with “PB” prefix. Value in “SEN”
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =000
a. “MALAYSIA” large, 4mm tall






Malaysia stamp type EA6.jpg


EA6. Pitney Bowes “Automax” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

As Type EA5 but with “POSTAGE” added below M#.
M# with “P.B.” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =000





Malaysia stamp type EA7.jpg


EA7. Pitney Bowes “Automax” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]

As Type EA6 but “POSTAGE” added is above M#.
M# with “P.B.” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =000




Malaysia stamp type EA8.jpg


EA8. Pitney Bowes “Automax” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]

Similar to Type EA5 but frank wider than tall.
“SEN” vertical at both sides.
M# with “PB” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =000




Malaysia stamp type EA9A.jpg
Malaysia stamp type EA9B.jpg



EA9. Neopost “205/2205” (MV).

Square frank with straight inner frame line.
Country name in panel at top, value indicators in side panels.
M# with “NE” prefix.
A. With “SEN” in both side panels
B. With “RINGGIT” at left and “SEN” at right MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000







Malaysia stamp type EA10A.jpg
Malaysia stamp type EA10B.jpg



EA10. Neopost “205/2205” (MV).

As Type EA9 but with zero at right instead of a panel.
With “SEN” vertical at left.
M# with “NE” prefix.
A. With inner panel at left MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. Without inner panels
TM: DC, BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000







Malaysia stamp type EA11.jpg


EA11. Satas “Rotary” (MV).

Frank slightly taller than wide, with straight inner frame line.
“SEN” or “S E N” vertical at both sides.
M# with “S” or “SS” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★00




Malaysia stamp type EA12.jpg
Malaysia stamp type EA12a.jpg


EA12. Satas “Baby” (MV).

Similar to Type EA11 but frank square and slightly larger.
Straight inner frame line is broken in center of the sides.
With “SEN” vertical at left.
M# with “S” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00
a. M# with “NE” prefix (NE 160)




Malaysia stamp type EA13A.jpg
Malaysia stamp type EA13B.jpg
Malaysia stamp type EA13C.jpg




EA13. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” series (MV).

Horizontal frank with simulated perforation outer border and straight line inner border.
Without inner panels.
“SEN” vertical at both sides, variable in size and variable in vertical placement.
M# with “PB” prefix at bottom.
Date figures are raised in relation to value figures.
Franks can vary considerably in size from 26 to 31mm wide and 21 to 24mm tall.
A. Meter number breaks inner frame line
B. Meter number breaks both frame lines
C. Meter number above complete frame lines
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0000








Malaysia stamp type EA14A.jpg
Malaysia stamp type EA14B.jpg
Malaysia stamp type EA14C.jpg




EA14. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV).

Similar to Type EA13 but date and value figures are on the same level.
“SEN” vertical at both sides.
M# with “P.B.” prefix.
Franks can vary considerably in size from 25 to 34mm wide and 21 to 25mm tall.
A. Meter number breaks inner frame line
B. Meter number breaks both frame lines
C. Meter number above complete frame lines
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000









Malaysia stamp type EA15.jpg


EA15. Pitney Bowes-GB “6600” (MV).

Relatively large frank, 32 x 26 mm, similar to Type EA14 but value figures are more widely spaced.
M# with “PB” prefix does not break frame lines.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0000




Malaysia stamp type EA16A.jpg
Malaysia stamp type EA16B.jpg



EA16. Pitney Bowes-GB “6900” (MV).

Relatively large frank as Type EA15 but value figures are smaller.
M# with “PBE” prefix.
A. Frank 25 mm tall. M# breaks both frame lines
B. Frank 29 mm tall. M# breaks
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋000








Malaysia stamp type EA17.jpg

EA17. Pitney Bowes “Paragon” (MV).

Large frank, wider than Type EA16.
Date figures distinctive.
M# with “PB” or “PB P” prefix breaks both bottom frame lines.
Frank variable in width, 29 to 34 mm seen.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0000




Malaysia stamp type EA18A.jpg
Malaysia stamp type EA18B.jpg



EA18. Pitney Bowes “A900” (MV).

Relatively small frank with large value figures.
M# with “PB” prefix does not break bottom frame lines.
A. Frank 29 mm wide
B. Frank 31 mm wide
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000 (A only) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0000 (B only)







Malaysia stamp type EA19.jpg


EA19. Postalia (MV).

Frank taller than wide.
M# with “PO” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000 (narrow figures)





Malaysia stamp type EA20A.jpg
Malaysia stamp type EA20B.jpg



EA20. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Very similar in appearance to Pitney Bowes Types but M# with “H” or “HR” prefix.
Franks can vary considerably in size from 28 to 35mm wide and 23 to 27mm tall.
A. Meter number breaks inner frame line
B. Meter number above both frame lines
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00






Malaysia stamp type EA21.jpg


EA21. Hasler “Smile” (MV).

Very similar to Type EA20A but distance between center of date and value figures is slightly wider at 40 mm.
M# with “AH” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00




Malaysia stamp type EA22.jpg


EA22. Frama (MV).

Similar in appearance to Pitney Bowes and Hasler types, but value figures are large and thick.
M# with “F” prefix above bottom frame lines.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000




Malaysia stamp type EA23A.jpg
Malaysia stamp type EA23B.jpg



EA23. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

Frank with inner panels at top, bottom, and sides.
“SEN” vertical in side panels.
M# with “RN” prefix in bottom panel.
A. Frank 29 mm wide. M# and prefix large
B. Frank 32 mm wide. M# and prefix small
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0,00







Malaysia stamp type EA24.jpg


EA24. Francotyp-Postalia “EFS3000” (MV).

Square frank.
M# with “FP” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000




Malaysia stamp type EA25.jpg


EA25. Francotyp-Postalia “T1000” (digital).

Frank taller than wide.
Very narrow value figures, and very narrow spacing between TM and frank.
M# with “FP” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000









Sub-group EB: Franks with incomplete outer frame line and town line in the frank[edit]



Malaysia stamp type EB1.jpg

EB1. Pitney Bowes “EasyMail” (digital).

Wide, horizontal design with frame line across top and upper sides only.
Country name is curved over the value figures which are preceded by “SEN”.
At right are the meter number with PB” prefix/ date/ postal code.
Town name at center bottom.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000



Malaysia stamp type EB2.jpg


EB2. Pitney Bowes “PersonalPost” (digital).

Nearly identical to Type E27 but printed by inkjet method.
Most easily identified by the triad lines at left in the value figures which slope down from left to right.
M# with “PB” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000



Malaysia stamp type EB3.jpg


EB3. Pitney Bowes "DM" series (digital).

Similar to type EB2 but much narrower design.
Five lines of data at right.
M# with “PB4” prefix.
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Malaysia stamp type EB4.jpg


EB4. Pitney Bowes "DM" series (digital).

Nearly identical to Type EB3 but M# with "PB7" prefix.
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Sub-group EC: Franks with straight outer frame line[edit]



Malaysia stamp type EC1A.jpg
Malaysia stamp type EC1B.jpg
Malaysia stamp type EC1C.jpg




EC1. Neopost “205/2205” (MV).

Square frank with straight line outer border and inner frame around value figures.
Outer border is two lines very close together often appearing as a single line.
Country name in panel at top.
Date figures tall without stops (model 205) or short with stops (model 2205).
M# with “NE” prefix.
“MALAYSIA” and “NE” variable in size.
A. Value in “CENTS” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. Value in “SEN”
C. Value in “RENGGIT” (or “RINGITT”) reading up at left, “SEN” at right
TM: DC or BIC
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a. As C, “RINGITT” at left reads down instead of up








Malaysia stamp type EC2.jpg


EC2. Neopost “2205” (MV).

As Type EC1 but outer border lines widely spaced from each other.
With “SEN” in both side panels.
M# with “NE” prefix.
TM: DC or BIC
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Malaysia stamp type EC3.jpg


EC3. Neopost “405/505” (MV).

As Type EC2 but frank wider than tall.
With “SEN” vertical in both side panels.
M# with “NE” or “RE” prefix.
Date figures low and wide.
TM: DC
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Malaysia stamp type EC4A.jpg
Malaysia stamp type EC4B.jpg



EC4. Neopost “405/505” (MV).

Similar to Type EC3 but frank has single outer frame line.
With “RINGGIT” vertical in left panel and “SEN” vertical in right panel.
M# with “NE” prefix.
A. Frank 30-31 mm wide
B. Frank 34 mm wide. Text in typewriter font (NE 95 seen)
TM: BIC
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Malaysia stamp type EC5.jpg


EC5. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

As Type CE3 but date figures are more widely spaced.
TM: DC
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Malaysia stamp type EC6A.jpg
Malaysia stamp type EC6B.jpg
Malaysia stamp type EC6C.jpg




EC6. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Frank with straight single-line outer frame and panels at top and bottom.
Meter number with "H" prefix.
A. Meter number at left, sub-model identifier “F200” at right
B. “H” prefix without meter number at left, “F200” at right
C. "H" at left, meter number at right
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a. "SEN" large (shown with "C" at left)














Sub-group ED: MALAYSIA PERAK[edit]

  • One machine known with frank including both "MALAYSIA" and state name "PERAK"


Malaysia stamp type ED1.jpg


ED1. Universal “MultiValue” (MV), 1971. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

As Type EA1 but with “PERAK” below the meter number at bottom.
“SEN” vertical at both sides.
M# U.112 only.
TM: DC
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Sub-group EE: SABAH MALAYSIA[edit]

  • Two machines known with frank including both "MALAYSIA" and state name "SABAH"


Malaysia stamp type EE1.jpg
Malaysia stamp type EE1 KOTA KINABALU.jpg



EE1. Neopost “305” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

Frank similar to Type EA4 but inscribed “SABAH/ MALAYSIA” at top.
Value in “CENTS”.
M#s “U4” and “U6” seen.
Meter number U6 had town name “JESSELTON” later changed to “KOTA KINA-BALU/-SABAH-“.
TM: DC
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Group F: Franks inscribed with provincial name “NORTH BORNEO” rather than the country name[edit]


Malaysia stamp type F1.jpg


F1. Pitney Bowes “Multi-Value” (MV), 1947. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

Frank 24-25 x 28mm.
Frank inscribed “NORTH/ BORNEO” in two lines at top.
M# with “U” prefix above “POSTAGE” at bottom.
Meter U1 only.
TM: DC
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Malaysia stamp type F2.jpg


F2. Pitney Bowes “Automax” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

Very similar to Type F1 but value figures are smaller, and frank is slightly wider at 26 x 28mm.
Meter U.2” only.
TM: DC
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Malaysia stamp type F3.jpg


F3. Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

Similar to Types F1 and 2 but “NORTH BORNEO” in one line across the top.
Value figures are narrow with serifs.
M# with “U” prefix above “POSTAGE” at bottom.
Meters U3 through U6 known.
TM: DC
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Group G: Franks inscribed with provincial name “SARAWAK” rather than country name[edit]


Malaysia stamp type G1.jpg


G1. Neopost “305” (MV), 1964. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]

As Type EA4 but inscribed “SARAWAK”.
M# with “RN” prefix.
TM: DC
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Malaysia stamp type G2.jpg


G2. Neopost “205” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]

As type EA9 but inscribed “SARAWAK” in top panel.
M# with “WE” prefix.
TM: BIC
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Group PO: Special franks generated only by Post Office machines[edit]


Malaysia stamp type PO1.jpg
Malaysia stamp type PO1 tape.jpg

PO1. Universal “Simplex” (LV-25), 1956. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]

As Type D8 except with two stars added at right of the town mark.
Printed on yellow adhesive tape rather than directly to mail piece.
Some examples known with a column of wavy or straight lines at far left.
A. M# with “FM” prefix (used in Federation of Malaya)
B. M# with “SP” prefix (used in Singapore)
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 10 to 250 in steps of 10




Malaysia stamp type PO2.jpg


PO2. Unidentified. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Appears to be quite rare]

A stamp used apparently only for applying the charge for registration.
Wide frank with simulated perforation outer border and large value box in center.
“MALAYSIA” large above value box.
“SEN” vertical at both sides.
Small identification number at lower left (possibly E1).
Registration box at left containing town name at top.
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Group PD: Special franks used only for collecting Postage Due[edit]


Malaysia stamp type PD1.jpg

PD1. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV), 1939. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

Inscribed “MALAYA” as Types D1/D2 but with “POSTAGE DUE” instead of meter number at bottom.
TM: DC
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NOTE: Type PD1 Proof strikes are known as early as 1940 used with blue ink. Following the Japanese invasion in 1942 the Franking Machine was stored away in the Singapore Post Office. It was re-introduced in late 1949 and used with green ink. It's use was restricted to underpaid mail addressed to Singapore Box numbers. Inwards mail to the Cocos Islands Cable Station used a Singapore Box number, and several covers to Cocos are known between 1949 and 1951.





Malaysia stamp type PD2.jpg


PD2. Neopost “305” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]

As Type EA3 but with “POSTAGE DUE” instead of meter number across bottom.
“CENTS” vertical at both sides.
TM: DC
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