1940s poster in Chinese and Malay to persuade fellow Malayans to adopt the Japanese culture.
To commemorate the birth of greater Japan. A series of stamps was produced in Malaya, with the underlying theme of "rebirth".
– Title: Rain Proof Safety Matches Language: English Designer: nil Type of Graphic: Matchbox label Client: nil Publisher: Kelantan Match Factory Date: nil Dimensions:
1950s poster in Chinese persuading citizens to join the police force.
Beautiful 1930's Firecracker label by Kwong Yuen Lee, Penang.
1961, Chinese Swimming Club Penang souvenir programme. A fundraising event “Dollars for Songs” courtesy of the “Nightingale Melodians” and their vocalists, the Chinese Swimming Club
Merry Christmas from the 1952 Police Force of Malaya.
Old Malayan Coca Cola advertisement. – Title: Untuk menjamu tetamu datang ke rumah, berilah Coca Cola Language: Malay Designer: nil Type of Graphic: Advertisement Printer:
To commemorate the birth of a new nation, Shell published a book titled MALAYSIANS, published in Singapore in 1963. The book featured costumes and ceremonies in
Dewan Masharakat, a magazine focusing on knowledge and culture, was published by Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka and first launched in September 1963.
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