Negri Sembilan


Map of Negri SembilanFlag of Negri Sembilan






















Negeri Sembilan was settled between the 15th and 16th century by the Minangkabau people of West Sumatra who migrated to the region during the Malay Sultanate in Malacca. At that time Negeri Sembilan was a rather loose confederation of nine fiefdoms in a secluded valley of the region. It was only in 1773, and with Raja Melewar as the Yam Tuan or ruler, that the nine separate fiefdoms of Sungai Ujong, Rembau, Johol, Jelebu, Naning, Segamat, Ulu Pahang, Jelai and Kelang were unified.


Negeri Sembilan's modern history then began with British intervention in the districts of Sungai Ujong, Rembau and Jelebu to protect British economic interests and placed the country under the control of a British Resident. The British established their influence by making treaties with the separate states (1874-1889) and by reforming them into a closer federation (1895). Negeri Sembilan became one of the Federated Malay States in 1896.


Negri Sembilan endured Japanese occupation in World War II between 1941 and 1945, and joined the Federation of Malaya in 1948, and became a state of Malaysia in 1963.



Capital:                      Seremban

Government:              state of the Federation of Malaya (1948), Malaysia (1963)

Area:                         6.645 km˛

Population:                 401.742 (1960)

Currency:                   Malaya Dollar (100 cent)






Negri Sembilan in Wikipedia.

Flag of Negri Sembilan in Flags of the World.




Stamp catalogue


UPU 75th anniversary

date:                  10 October 1949

designer:            -

printer:               Waterlow & Sons, London (1 and 4), Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co., New Malden (2 and 3)

perforated:         13˝:14 (1 and 4), 11:11˝ (2 and 3)


1     10 cents       Hermes, globe, letter, airplane, boat, train, text "UNIVERSAL / POSTAL UNION / 1874 1949"


                          (cat. Michel 62/SG 63/Yvert 56)


Negri Sembilan - stamp as described above


2     15 c             hemispheres, airplane, steamer, text "1874 / UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION / 1949"

                          deep blue

                          (cat. Michel 63/SG 64/Yvert 57)


Negri Sembilan - stamp as described above


3     25 c             Hermes scattering letters over globe, text "UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION / 1874 / 1949"


                          (cat. Michel 64/SG 65/Yvert 58)


Negri Sembilan - stamp as described above


4     50 c             UPU monument, Berne, text "UNIVERSAL / POSTAL / UNION / 1874 / 1949" and "UNION

                          POSTALE UNIVERSELLE"


                          (cat. Michel 65/SG 66/Yvert 59)


Negri Sembilan - stamp as described above









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last revised: 7 October 2008