Saturday, 28 February 2009

Thursday, 26 February 2009

African Hornbills

I checked my stamp album, and I found these two beautiful postally used hornbill stamps of African countries. The stamp of Malawi depicts a silvery cheeked hornbill. This K2 stamp was issued on 25 July, 1988 as one of the 15 denominations of a set of definitive stamps. The second stamp is from Kenya depicting yellow billed hornbill. The 50s stamp was issued on 22 February, 1993 as one of the 11 denominations of a set of definitive stamps. The two hornbill species are confined to continent of Africa.

silvery cheeked hornbill

yellow billed hornbill

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

A Cover from Portugal

Amadora 2700; date: February 14, 2009

Aerogramme - Malaysia

Below is a beautiful aerogramme showing an image of a fern species (staghorn fern) and a pre-printed 50c stamp (heron). The aerogramme was sent from Malaysia to the United Kingdom on November 23, 1995.

Sungei Siput, Perak; date: November 23, 1995

Friday, 20 February 2009

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Thailand - Hornbills

Of many bird stamps, hornbill stamps are one of my favourite bird topics. Postal Authority of Thailand released a set of four stamps to commemorate the Hornbill Conference on April 12, 1996. These stamps show different species of hornbills namely white-crowned hornbill, rufous-necked hornbill, plain-pouched hornbill and rhinoceros hornbill. Three of the four hornbill species depicted in the stamps are found in Malaysia. The only hornbill species outside Malaysia territory is rufous-necked hornbill.

white-crowned hornbill

rufous-necked hornbill

plain-pouched hornbill

rhinoceros hornbill

Monday, 16 February 2009

Perforation Variation - Birds of Prey RM1

A set of stamps on birds of prey was issued on May 18, 1996. Perforations 13.5 and 14.5 x 14 were recorded for all the four denominations (20 sen, 30 sen, 50 sen and RM1). Showing below are the two perforations for RM1 stamp. Perforation 13.5 is less common compared to perforation 14.5 x 14.

Perf. 13.5

Perf. 14.5 x 14

Sunday, 15 February 2009

A Cover from Thailand

Below is a cover from Thailand with postmark of Don Phut 1 dated on February 11, 2009.

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Revenue Stamps - New Design

A set of new design revenue stamps was released on February 1, 2009. This set of new revenue stamps consists of five denominations i.e. RM5, RM10, RM50, RM100 and RM250 (the RM5 and RM10 are shown at the images below). The old design revenue stamps which were issued on April 2, 1990 will be phased out by July 31, 2009. In other words, by July 31, 2009, the old ones will become invalid.

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Malaysia - Slogan Postmark

The slogan postmark below reads as:

10HB OKT. 1982 - 16HB OKT. 1982
Kesedaran Pengguna
Asas Perlindungan Pengguna

Ipoh, Perak; date: October 11, 1982

Malaysia - Slogan Postmark

The below slogan postmark reads as:

Pick-Up Service
Cepat & Selamat
Tel: 2747777

Kuala Lumpur CFC; date: February 17, 2000

A Cover from Slovenia

Below is a covr from Hrastnik, Slovenia dated on January 26, 2009.

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Malaysia Postmarks 032

Pusat Mel Bukit Raja M10, Selangor; date: November 12, 2008

Kampar, Perak; date: January 31, 2009

Tuaran M, Sabah; date: January 30, 2009

Cover from Thailand

Below is a cover from Thailand with postmark of Lat Phrao 32 dated on January 30, 2009. The 10B stamp is a surcharge stamp.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Malaysia - Maximum Card 01

This is my first attempt to realize a maximum card. The postcard shows the Ubudiah Mosque in Kuala Kangsar. The stamp is a 50 sen stamp from the issue to commemorate silver jubilee of the coronation of Perak Sultan released on February 3, 2009. The postmark is a special postmark for the stamp issue from Kuala Kangsar.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Malaysia Postmarks 031

Putatan M, Sabah; date: January 28, 2009

Pusat Mel Ipoh M1, Perak; date: January 28, 2009

Kuala Terengganu 01, Terenggau; date: January 31, 2009

Malaysia 2009 - Silver Jubilee of the Reign of Sultan Perak

Sultan Azlan Shah (Sultan of Perak) is celebrating his royal highness silver jubilee of coronation this year. Pos Malaysia released a set of three stamps (denominations 30 sen, 50 sen and RM1) to commemorate this event on February 3, 2009. This is the second stamp issue for year 2009.