Malaya Kedah - Mike White - Worldwide Postal History. Censored and Military Mail.
| MALAYA - USA…WW2 CENSORED to WINCHESTER ARMS Co…. 1940 (Aug 19) A.E. Scott Skovso printed envelope to Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven Conn bearing Kedah 12c tied Jifra cds & with plain Brown resealing label tied violet boxed Passed By /Censor 114 /Singapore hand stamp & on reverse partial Alor Star (19 Aug) transit cds
| THAI OCCUPATION of MALAYA …WW2 TWICE USED ALOR STAR to KULIM … 1945 (May 12) Improvised envelope made from larger one used twice first addressed in Arabic script bearing Thai Occupation of Malaya War Memorial 8c (SG TM 5) tied unclear cds possibly (12 May) with address & adhesive deleted by red ink cross & with on other side re-used to Kulim from Registar of Islamic Schools, Syburi & with another War memorial 8c affixed tied Alor Star /Kedah (21 Jun) cds (Proud D 15) .......On the 18 October 1943 Japan ceded the 4 Northern States of Kelantan, Perlis, Kedah & Trengganu to Thailand with the Thai's issueing the first stamps on 15 Nov 1943. This leaves a small window of less than 2 years of use before the surrender & restoration of British rule...All mail is rare & this is a rare example of a twice used cover Ex Milo Rowell & Jay Sirirattumrong
| INDIA-MALAYA….WW2 SERVICE SUSPENDED to KEDAH… 1941(Nov 28) env addressed in Indian script & translated in manu to Selama [Kedah] fnkd on rev ˝a (3) & 1a (2) tied Paganeri d/s & w/on face tri Passed By Censor D/9 h/s in black alongside double strike boxed No Service h/s in blue/black w/on rev Paganeri [30 Jan 42] d/s of return.................Posted before Japanese entry in war but caught up in invasion & by the time returned to India Japanese forces were in control of Malaya
| MALAYA-IRELAND...1940 KEDAH WWW2 AIRMAIL via BOAC 1940(Sep 21) Plain envelope via airmail to Corrandalla, Co Galway bearing Sultan 50c + Rice Sheaf 5c tied rare [Proud D3] Karangan / Kedah cds & with triangle Passed For / Transmission / 16 /Penang h/s in black & with black on pink bi-lingual SP1 / 120 /Opened By Censor label with on back Kulim / Kedah (21 Sep) transit cds .................... Karangan/Kedah cds Proud D3 is rated in 1984 at 100 points X 20 a very scarce cancel
| MALAYA-USA...1926 KELANTAN to KEDAH... 1926(Nov 7)L. KR. L. Narayanam Chettiar, Kota Bharu, Kelantan printed envelope to Alor Star, Kedah bearing on back Kelantan Chefs hat 5c tied single ring Kota Bhuru/Kelantan cds + Alor Star/Kedah (10 Nov) arrival cds
| MALAYA - GB …1940 KEDAH CENSORED AIRMAIL .... 1939 (Oct 30) Plain envelope by airmail to Stonegate, Kent bearing Kedah Sultan 50c + Sheaf of Rice 5c yellow tied General Post Office /Alor Star-Kedah cds & with black framed Passed By /4 /Censor hand stamp