This week's issue of the MPC Gram has a report by Editor Roger Urce on the London World Paper Money Fair and he mentions a book on the Japanese Occupation currency of Singapore.
With permission, here's an excerpt.
I saw a book by Wong Hon Sum entitled The Japanese Occupation of Malaya (Singapore) and its Currency. The 1996 book, in Chinese and English is by Wong Hon Sum, and contains numerous color illustrations of JIM, various emergency issues from the region, replicas, counterfeits and fantasies, propaganda pieces and overprints among other things. I was told that only about two-hundred copies of the book were printed and that most "disappeared" in Singapore shortly after its release. While a number of the notes and paper issues are those we have seen many times before, the book also contains quite a few items that I have never seen and they merit more study
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Fred Lake offered a copy of this book in his July 2009 sale, so there was at least one copy in the U.S. Do any of our readers have one?
Wayne Homren, Editor
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