Saturday, 30 August 2008

2005 Bird Definitives 50sen - 2008/1

The 50 sen bird definitive has reached the serial number 2008/1.



National Definitive - 40 sen Rambutan

Currently, four denominations of the fruit national definitive (issued in 1986) are still in circulation. They are 40 sen, RM2, RM10 and RM20. The 40 sen has reached the serial number 2008/1. I was just wondering when the bird definitive 40 sen (issued in 2005)or the state defintive 40 sen (issued in 2007) is going to replace the rambutan definitive 40 sen.

Thursday, 28 August 2008

2008 - Treasures of the Nation's Visual Arts

The National Art Gallery of Malaysia (Balai Seni Lukis Negara) is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Pos Malaysia released a set of three stamps on 28 August, 2008 to commemorate the event. The stamps portray some of the art work kept in the gallery. Among the three different art work in the stamps, I think I like "Fruit Season" by Chuah Thean Teng painted on batik.

Spirit of Ledang by Syed Ahmad Jamal (2003); painted using acrylic on canvas

Fruit Season by Chuah Thean Teng (1968); painted on batik

Pago-pago by Abdul Latiff Mohidin (1965); painted using oil on canvas

Monday, 25 August 2008

Postage Due - Johor

A beautiful set of postage due stamps from Johor. The set consisting of 1c, 4c, 8c, 10c and 12c was issued on 1 January, 1938.


Malaysia Postmarks 023

Kajang PPB1, Selangor; Date: 12 July, 2008.

Chemor M1, Perak; Date: 12 July, 2008.

PM Tmn Indah Sepakat, Selangor; Date: 26 July, 2008.

PP Komp Hentian Kajang K3, Selangor; Date: 23 August, 2008.

A Postal Card from Thailand 03

A nice postal card sent from Rong Muang, Thailand dated on 16 August, 2008.


Thursday, 21 August 2008

Postmark - 20 08 2008

The date 20 August, 2008 is beautiful when it comes to some of the postmarks created in some post offices around Malaysia...... These postmarks carry number 20 08 2008.........


Friday, 15 August 2008

Thursday, 14 August 2008

A Postal Card from Thailand 01

I received this nice beautiful postal card from Thailand postmarked on 9 August, 2008 at Lat Phrao.


2008 - 100 Years of Scouts Association of Malaysia

Pos Malaysia released a set of scout stamps on 14 August, 2008 to celebrate 100 years of Scouts Association of Malaysia. The 30 sen stamp portrays map reading; one 50 sen stamp on monkey bridge; and the other 50 sen on water activities.


Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Saturday, 9 August 2008

08.08.08

What a beautiful number 08.08.08...... it was an important day for the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games. How about having this auspiciuos number as postmarks?



Friday, 8 August 2008

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Dragon Boat Race Imperforated MS

Many collectors were caught in surprise to learn the existance of an imperforated version of the dragon boat race miniature sheet. The imperforated MS was only sold at the philately counter of the Pos Malaysia headquater in Kuala Lumpur. The perforated MS and the stamp set of the dragon boat race issue can be viewed at http://kajang-stamps.blogspot.com/2008/08/2008-idbf-club-crew-world-championship.html.


Friday, 1 August 2008

2005 Bird Definitives 30sen - 2008/5

The serial number for 30 sen bird definitive is now 2008/5......


2008 - IDBF Club Crew World Championship

On 1 August, 2008 Pos Malaysia released a set of 3 stamps (30 sen, 50 sen and RM1) and a miniature sheet (RM2) to commomerate the International Dragon Boat Festival (IDBF) Crew World Championship. The championship was held in Penang.





P/S: Imperforated miniature sheet was also released on the same day, but only sold at the philately counter at Pos Malaysia headquater in Kuala Lumpur. The image of the imperforated MS can be viewed at
http://kajang-stamps.blogspot.com/2008/08/dragon-boat-race-imperforated-ms.html