Sarawak stamps

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Sarawak is one of two Malaysian states on the island of Borneo.

In 1839 James Brooke, then a young British merchant-adventurer, helped the Sultan of Brunei to quell a rebellion; in reward he was made Rajah of Sarawak in 1841. In 1846 the British government authorized him to accept from Brunei the island of Labuan as a coaling station on the China route. Sarawak was recognized as independent and from 1888 assured of British protection.

Scott: #178O

Issued: 10.10.1949

UPU Issue

Inside #178: Stamps on Envelopes