|photo: a pair of Selangor stamp during Japanese occupation period|
This is a Malaya Selangor Japanese Occupation stamp with an overprint of 6 cents on 5 cents stamp. Not very sure about the grading of stamp. The period of this stamp should be between 1942 to 1944.
I have read in Internet that the Malaya Japanese Occupation stamps are easy to be counterfeited. Then you should take extra care on buying the stamps. One of the way to make sure that the stamps you buy are genuine is to buy it through an established and trusted seller.
During the occupation of Japanese in Malaya, the Japanese did not want to use their enemy currency and stamps, as they pride themselves with their culture. They hated Western so much and they tried to instill the sense of belonging between Asian nations through motto "Asia is for Asia".
Can someone tell me what are the meaning of the Japanese characters on the stamps above? As you can see, I have a pair of this stamp. Then, I am offering the first stamp (first photo in this post) to be swapped or for sale.