Lin Yangchen
Coconut Action Party



CONTENTS

Prefatory note

Design
Architecture and geometry
Handcut typefaces
Blueprints
Evolutionary precursors
Transcontinental affinities
Coconut versus Imperium

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
Hypnotic bicolours
Psychedelic tricolours
Mercury and lead pigments

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
BMA blues
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
Perfins
Plate numbers
Plane crash
Queen Elizabeth II

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

Coda
Spirit of Malaya
Resurrection of the coconuts

Appendices
Coconut definitive rarity chart
Coconut encyclopædia
Coconut bus
Chemical catalogue
Ultraviolet fluorescence
Nomarski interference contrast microscopy
Laser scanning confocal microscopy
Scanning electron microscopy
Atomic force microscopy
Raman spectroscopy
Fourier analysis
Gunung Tahan

Back matter
Acknowledgements
Literature


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