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Friday, February 24, 2012

Brunei-1952-A Partial Set of Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Definitives-Illustrated

Shown below is a partial set of the stamps issued for Brunei in 1952. The stamps are part of a set with values from 1 Cent to 5 Dollars. The stamps bore a portrait of the then Sultan of Brunei, Ali Omar Saifudden, in the values from 1 Cent to 50 Cents. The values of 1 to 5 Dollars had an older design first used in 1924 of native houses of a water village, here slightly modified to include the Coat of Arms of Brunei. The colours of the dollar values were 1 Dollar (black and green), 2 Dollars (black and red), and 5 Dollars (black and purple). Below the set are details of the 2 Cent and 1 Dollar values.





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