Malaya joined the states of
Pahang, Negri Sembilan, Selangor, Perak, Kedah, Perlis, Kelantan and
Trengganu and the settlements of Penang and Malacca in 1963 to form
the Federation of Malaya. It was a sovereign state in the British
Commonwealth. The stamp was issued in 1957 and shows a map of the
Isle of Man
The Isle of Man is located
in the Irish Sea of the Northwest coast of England. From the 9th to
the 13th century , when it was ceded to Scotland, it was part of the
Norwegian Kingdom. In 1765 to Britain, where it remains
semi-autonomous within the Commonwealth.
The stamp, issued in 1980, shows silhouette maps of Norway
and the Isle of Man, and celebrates the connection between the two, by
marking the visit of King Olaf in 1979 and the Norwex 80 stamp
exhibitrion in Oslo in 1980.
Mauritius was a British
Crown colony until is was granteed self-government in 1967 and became
an independent state in 1968. The stamp was issued in 1950. Although
the latitude and longitude are incorrect (20° 10'S,
51° 30'E) the correction (20° 17'S, 51°
33'E) was not made until the coronation issue in 1954.