Sandafayre
Welcome to our site! Advanced Search

Kampuchea



FIRST STAMPS ISSUED 3 November 1951.


CURRENCY

1951, 100 cents = 1 piastre.
1955, 100 cents = 1 rial.



Khmer kingdom centred until 1432 on Angkor was weakened by constant wars with the Siamese until on 11 August 1863 it became a French protectorate. Incorporated into a united Indo-China in 1887. During the Japanese occupation in March 1944 the king proclaimed independence. French rule was restored in 1945 but Cambodia became an autonomous kingdom within the French Union on 7 January 1946.


Left the French Union on 25 September 1955. From 1960 the king ruled as head of state without accepting the crown. He was deposed on 18 March 1970 and a Communist Khmer Republic was proclaimed on 9 October 1970. Insurgent Khmer Rouge forces gradually became dominant and in 1975 took Pnomh Penh. Ideological struggles continue and Kampuchea was invaded by Vietnam.




Next Page >>


Current Stamp Auctions

Highlights


    We offer thousands of items for sale, here are just a few of our favourites...

  • BARBADOS - 1916-19 3s deep violet with WATERMARK INVERTED AND REVERSED, SG 191y, very fine used. A beautiful example of this rare variety, cat £2250.

    BARBADOS - 1916-19 3s deep violet with WATERMARK INVERTED AND REVERSED, SG 191y, very fine used. A beautiful example of this rare variety, cat £2250.

    Go to item details...

  • GREAT BRITAIN (QUEEN VICTORIA) - 1867-83 10s greenish grey Wmk Maltese Cross, SG 128, used with chioce little Glasgow cds cancel. A beauty!

    GREAT BRITAIN (QUEEN VICTORIA) - 1867-83 10s greenish grey Wmk Maltese Cross, SG 128, used with chioce little Glasgow cds cancel. A beauty!

    Go to item details...