Malaysia issued a set of
three stamps with the same design for the inauguration of the
Federation in 1963. The design showed a map of the new nation. There
are two errors on the stamps. The first is that the sun shining on the
new country is shining out of the north.
Barbara McTaggart, in her 1998 article in Gibbons Stamp
Magazine, says that the map "...shows Brunei, but the 'fingers' of
land are larger than those on the 1961 North Borneo map."
On the map the 'fingers' extend half way across the
island of Borneo, while they really extend only about 1/5th of the