Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Perforation and Watermark Varieties - Quails and Partridges 2001

One of the most challenging issues on collecting perforation and watermark varieties is the stamp issue of Quials and Partridges released on January 22, 2001. I still have not been able to figure out how many types of perforation and watermark for each of the three denominations. SG catalogue does not seem to be helpful as it is still in the middle of figuring out the actual number of varieties. I am listing below those perforation and watermark varieties that possessed by me (I think I have spare copies for these varieties). I am very happy to exchange with anyone for those varieties not in my collection.

in my collection (30 sen):
P13.75 sideway down watermark
P13.75 no watermark
P14.25 no watermark

in my collection (50 sen):
P13.75 sideway down watermark
P13.75 no watermark
P14.25 no watermark

in my collection (RM1):
P13.75 no watermark
P14.25 no watermark

Perforation Variety - Waterlilies 2002

The occurrence of perforation varieties in modern Malaysian stamps is tremendously frequent. I'm going to depict one weird perforation variety in the miniature sheet (MS) of waterlilies (aquatic plant issue) released on May 11, 2002. I bought a few copies of this MS during the time of release. A few years later, I played with the MS to find perforation and watermark varieties. To my surprise, these waterlily MS have weird perforation varieties (two types). The difference in perforation occurs on the horizontal perforation of the RM2 stamp in the MS. Both the varieties have P12 perforation for the RM2 stamp. At a closer look, however, one MS has slightly larger size of RM2 stamp than the other one resulting from the additional one pin hole on the larger one. The smaller RM2 has 25 pin holes on the horizontal perforation whereas the larger one has 26. I'm not sure which one is less common. Anyway, I'm delighted to be informed which one you posses.

the MS containing two stamps with denominations RM1 (Eichhornia crassipes) and RM2 (Nymphaea pubescens)

the top one with 25 pin holes and the bottom one with 26 pin holes

Monday, 27 April 2009

Perforation Variety - Beads of Sarawak 2001

On Feberuary 17, 2001, Pos Malaysia released a set of four stamps on topic of Beads of Sarawak and Sabah. The stamps were printed in a format block-of-4 with 100 stamps forming a sheet. Two types of perforation were recorded - P13.5 (to be precise P13.75x13.5) and P14x14.5 (to be precise P14.25x14.75). I have got no idea which one is less common, but SG catalogue gives P13.5 a higher price.



Sunday, 26 April 2009

Stamp Design - Mt. Kinabalu

One of the four stamps issued on April 9, 2009 depicts Mt. Kinablu. I managed to find the image source for designing this stamp. It is actually derived from the image of a postcard...........



Saturday, 25 April 2009

Friday, 24 April 2009

Malaysia Postmarks 037

Bau M1, Sarawak; date: April 20, 2009

Tenom M, Sabah; date: April 20, 2009

Butterworth 2, Pulau Pinang; date: April 16, 2009

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Malaysia Postmarks 036

Pusat Mel Bukit Raja M13; date: March 24, 2009; with Tax postmark

Putrajaya K1, Wilayah Persekutuan; date: April 20, 2009

Putrajaya K2, Wilayah Persekutuan; date: April 20, 2009

Pusat Mel Kerajaan Putrajaya 01, Wilayah Persekutuan; date: April 20, 2009

Monday, 20 April 2009

Maxi Card - Sri Saujana Bridge in Putrajaya

I went to Putrajaya Post Office to realized this maxi card showing Sri Saujana Bridge in Putrajaya using one of the stamps issued on April 20, 2009. The left top corner of the stamp has an image of Sri Saujana Bridge. It was said that the bridge was built at a cost of RM76 million. It was completed on May 31, 2003.

2005 Bird Definitives 30 sen - 2009/1

The series number for 30 sen bird defintive is now 2009/1........

Overprint - China 2009

F.I.P stamp exhibition of 2009 was held in China (China 2009) on April 10-16, 2009. Pos Malaysia took part in the exhibition, and an overprint MS was released on the occasion. However, the MS was only available from selected post offices in Malaysia on April 20, 2009. The unique bird MS issued on January 12, 2009 was overprinted with China 2009 logo. The overprint MS also bears the country name. The original MS did not have the country name. Click here to view the original MS.

Malaysia 2009 - Engineering Excellence in Nation Building

Pos Malaysia released her 5th stamp issue for year 2009 on April 20, 2009. A set of 6 stamps (3 setenant pairs) portraying highway, bridge, dam, sea port, airport, railway, telecommunication and power were issued.

telecommunication and power

sea port, airport and railway

road, bridge and dam

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Imperforated 30 sen IMR stamp - 2000

Pos Malaysia issued plentiful of limited edition imperforated stamps and miniature sheets in 2000. This practice had distanced many collectors from collecting Malaysian stamps. Fortunately, Pos Malaysia has kind of stopped this policy though one or two imperforated miniature sheets are still popping out each year in the recent years. One of the imperforated stamps issued in 2000 is the 30 sen IMR issue (date of issue: August 24, 2000). I acquired the imperforated stamps recently from a post office.

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Monday, 13 April 2009

Malaysia Postmarks 035

Tanjung Malim M1, Perak; Date: March 26, 2009

Jalan Laksamana K1, Melaka; Date: April 9, 2009

Jalan Laksamana B, Melaka; Date: April 9, 2009

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Perforation Variety - Terengganu Sultan 1999

The 50 sen of the three-stamp set issued on March 4, 1999 to commemorate the installation of Sultan Terengganun Sultan Mizan Zainal has three different perforations: P12, P13.5 and P14.5. The less common perforations are P12 and P14.5.

P12; less common


P14.5; less common

Friday, 10 April 2009

Two Covers from Thailand

I received two covers from Thailand with the stamps issued on April 3, 2009. The covers were postmarked by Lak Si 3 on April 3, 2009.

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Maxi Card - World Heritage Sites (Malaysia)

This is another maximum card showing Masjid Kampung Kling in Melaka. The mosque was built in 1784, and it is one of the oldest mosque in Malaysia. The maximum card was cancelled at the Jalan Laksamana Post Office on April 9, 2009. Click here to see the complete stamp set of the World Heritage Sites released by Pos Malaysia on April 9, 2009.

Maxi Card - World Heritage Sites (Malaysia)

I managed to make some maximum cards on one of the stamps issued on April 9, 2009. I realized the cards showing Stadhuys and Christ Church of Melaka at the Jalan Laksamana Post Office (the nearest post office to Stadhuys).

Malaysia 2009 - UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Pos Malaysia released her 4th stamp issue for year 2009 on April 9, 2009 on topic of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Four stamps (all with denomination 50 sen) and one miniature sheet (containing four stamps and also all with denomination 50 sen) were issued. These stamps and miniature sheet portray the three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Malaysia namely Mulu Park (listed in 2000), Kinabalu Park (listed in 2000) and Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca (listed in 2008). I have to say that I love these stamps because they are just simply beautiful!

left: Banda Hilir, Melaka; right: George Town, Penang

left: Mulu Park; right: Kinabalu Park

from top to bottom: Bandar Hilir, Melaka; Kinabalu Park; George Town Penang; Mulu Park

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Malaysia - Slogan Postmark

The slogan postmark below reads as:

panas dan mudah
hubungi 03-

Melaka 2; date: January 10, 2003