Lin Yangchen
Coconut Action Party



CONTENTS

Prefatory note

Design
Architecture and geometry
Handcut typefaces
Blueprints
Evolutionary precursors
Transcontinental affinities
Coconut versus Imperium
Fourier analysis
Engraving periodicity

Printing
Made in London
Watermarks
Paper identification
Surface profilometry
Theory of stria morphogenesis
Journey to the centre of the earth
Fibre analysis
Colours and inks
Coconut blues
Magentavaganza
Heavy metals
Hypnotic bicolours
Psychedelic tricolours

World War II
Early days
Penang seals
Okugawa-Akira seal
Single-frame overprint
Malacca chop
Machine chops
Forged handstamps
Trengganu overprint
Fiscal stamps
Labuan
Netherlands East Indies
P.T.T. Indonesia

British Military Administration
Post-war chaos
Overprint morphology
Fake overprints
Plate flaws
$5 high value
1¢ magenta overprint
25¢ double overprint
50¢ postal forgery

Crown Colonies
Singapore
The eccentric 25 cents
1948 postal forgeries
Coconut island
World's smallest perforation
Security markings
Singapore Municipal Commission
Plate numbers
Plane crash
Queen Elizabeth II

Malay states
The coconut's finest hour
Johore
Kedah
Kelantan
Negri Sembilan
Pahang
Perak
Perlis
Selangor
Trengganu
Coconut statistics

Coda
Spirit of Malaya
Resurrection of the coconuts

Appendices
Coconut definitive rarity chart
Coconut encyclopædia
Coconut bus
Mad about Meleh
Postal system dynamics
Chemical elements and compounds
Scientific imaging
Ultraviolet fluorescence
Computational analysis of perfins
Nomarski interference contrast microscopy
Laser scanning confocal microscopy
Scanning electron microscopy
Atomic force microscopy
Raman spectroscopy
Gunung Tahan

Back matter
Acknowledgements
Literature


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