Selangor's history dates to the 16th century, when rich tin deposits were found in
the region. The area's natural wealth, along with its relative freedom from the
presence of the Dutch, attracted miners, immigrants and colonizers. One
especially important group of settlers were the Bugis,
a Malay people from Macassar (now Ujung
course of the eighteenth century, Selangor extended
its sphere of influence to become a regional political power. As the western
colonial presence increased over the following century, in-fighting between the
Bugis, Chinese and Malay nobility forced Selangor to accept the presence of a British Resident in
1874. Unsurprisingly, this foothold in the prosperous state's administration
proved out to be rather obstinate. In 1896, the British included Selangor in the
the Federation became an independent state within the
Today Selangor is
The flag of Selangor was changed in 1965. Displayed in this article is the flag in use in 1949, when the UPU stamps were issued.
Capital: Shah Alam
Government: state of
the Federation of Malaya (1948),
Area: 7.956 km˛
Population: 982.100 (1970)
Selangor in Wikipedia.
Flag of Selangor in Flags of the World.
printer: Waterlow & Sons,
perforated: 13˝:14 (1 and 4), 11:11˝ (2 and 3)
1 10 cents Hermes, globe, letter, airplane, boat,
train, text "UNIVERSAL / POSTAL
(cat. Michel 74/SG 111/Yvert 62)
2 15 c hemispheres, airplane, steamer, text "1874 / UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION / 1949"
(cat. Michel 75/SG 112/Yvert 63)
3 25 c Hermes scattering letters over globe, text "UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION / 1874 / 1949"
(cat. Michel 76/SG 113/Yvert 64)
4 50 c UPU monument,
(cat. Michel 77/SG 114/Yvert 65)