Saturday, 27 June 2009

2005 Bird Definitives 30 sen - 2009/2 (Second Version)

I was quite taken aback when I saw this 30 sen bird definitive with serial number 2009/2. Many of us thought that the new print of 30 sen bird definitive without watermark and with new Pos Malaysia logo (on sheet margin) first appeared in serial number 2009/3, and 2009/2 was the last serial number with SPM watermark and old Pos Malaysia logo. With the appearence of the record shown below, however, the above hypothesis has been over-ruled. This serial number 2009/2 (second version; images below) somehow is a bit different from the previous one (first version) because the perforations run through the serial number on the second version. The stamps from the second version of this serial number do not have watermark as that of the serial number 2009/3.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Agro-Based Definitives - Sabah 20c: Watermark Inverted

SPM inverted watermark varieties on agro-based definitives have been frequently recorded. One of the inverted watermark varieties that I possess is the 20c Sabah with perforation 12. This P12 SPM inverted variety is from plate number 8A. I have extra copies of this P12 SPM inverted 20c Sabah, and I'm happy to exchage with other agro-based SPM inverted varieties.

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Two Covers from Thailand

Below are two covers sent from Rong Muang 42, Thailand on June 14, 2009.

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Malaysia Postmarks 047

Kajang PPB, Selangor; date: June 11, 2009

Pos 2020 Kajang K4, Selangor; date: June 11, 2009

Kompleks Perhentian Kajang K1, Selangor; date: June 20, 2009

Kompleks Perhentian Kajang K2, Selangor; date: June 20, 2009

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Malaysia 2009 - Conservation of Nature

Pos Malaysia released a set of three stamps on June 18, 2009 illustrating the importance of nature conservation. Three elements of nature are portrayed in the stamps - air, water and forest. By the way, these stamps also have the same flourescent mark as that of the palm tree stamps.

Clean Water - Conserving Marine Life

Fresh Air - Conserving Air

Go Green - Conserving Rainforest

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Malaysia Postmarks 046

Penampang M, Sabah; date: June 9, 2009

Linggi M, Negeri Sembilan; date: May 10, 2000

Kudat M, Sabah; date: June 9, 2009

A Nice Cover from Taiwan

Below is a nice cover from Taiwan. The cover was sent from Pintung on June 10, 2009. The cover contains four ATMs with blossom motif. The blossom ATM was issued on April 15, 2009.

Monday, 15 June 2009

Malaysia Postmarks 045

Hutan Melintang M1, Perak; date: June 9, 2009

Tanjong Tualang, Perak; date: June 10, 2009

Kuala Lumpur M49; date: June 10, 2009

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Revenue Stamps 2009 - Fluorescent Mark

After showing the fluorescent marks on the revenue stamps (high values and low values) issued in 1990, one may just be wondering if the newly issued revenue stamps (issued in 2009) will have any fluorescent mark. Yes, the new revenue stamps do have fluorescent mark...............

viewed under normal light

viewed under uv light

Two Orchid Covers from Thailand

Below are two nice covers bearing orchid stamps sent from Rong Muang 42 on June 6, 2009. The six orchid stamps were released by Thai Post on June 5, 2009.

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Revenue Stamp 1990 - Fluorescent Mark (II)

In 1990, Pos Malaysia released new revenue stamps. The low value (10c to RM5) small format revenue stamps were released on April 2, 1990 while the high value (RM10, RM50 and RM100) large format revenue stamps were released in July 1990. The low value revenue stamps have MALAYSIA HASIL fluorescent mark. However, the fluorescent mark for the high value revenue stamps is rather different. The official Malaysia government logo was used as flourescent mark in the high value revenue stamps.

high value revenue stamp viewed under normal light

high value revenue stamp viewed under uv light

Friday, 12 June 2009

Revenue Stamp 1990 - Fluorescent Mark (I)

I talked about fluorescent mark on the palm tree stamps (issued on May 19, 2009) two weeks ago. Actually, the security feature of fluorescent mark on stamps is not really new for Malaysian stamps. The revenue stamps released on April 2, 1990 have this type of fluorescent mark as well. One will able to see "MALAYSIA HASIL" on the stamps under uv light. The corner margin showing colour asteriks aslo contains fluorescent asteriks! One more security element on these revenue stamps is the incorporation of fluorescent fibres in the paper.

stamps viewed under normal light

stamps viewed under uv light

Malaysia Postmarks 044

Salak Selatan K1, Kuala Lumpur; date: May 27, 2000

Bukit Fraser K1, Pahang; date: November 14, 2000

Kompleks Hentian Kajang K2, Selangor; date: February 2, 2001

Ipoh B4, Perak; date: September 11, 2000

Malaysia Bird Definitives 1965

One of the Malaysian bird sets that I enjoy most is the one issued on September 9, 1965. These bird stamps are definitives with denominations ranging from 25c to $10.

crested partridge

Asian fairy-bluebird

black-neped oriole

rhinoceros hornbill

zebra dove

great argus

Asian paradise flycatcher

banded pitta

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

2005 Bird Definitives 30 sen - 2009/2

I obtained this 30-sen bird definitive with serial number 2009/2 a bit late...... I must thank Mr. Loo for his kind assistance.

A Cover from Slovakia

049 31Roznavske Bystre; May 14, 2009

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Malaysia Postmarks 043

Mid Valley K3, Kuala Lumpur; date: July 17, 2000

Kuantan K5, Pahang; date: May 30, 2000

Jalan Bkt Kajang K2, Selangor; date: July 20, 1999

Malaysia Postmarks 042

Sandakan K2, Sabah; date: May 22, 2000

Pusat Mel Johor Bahru M5, Johor; date: September 21, 2005

Universiti Putra P1, Selangor; date: July 3, 2000

Monday, 8 June 2009

Logo Comparison - Bird Definitive 30 sen

The printing of Pos Malaysia Logo on the margin of definitive stamp sheet (100-stamp sheet) has been a practice since 2003. This includes the agro-based product state definitives with sen series and the bird definitives. New Pos Malaysia was launched last year, therefore the new logo subsequently appears on the sheet margin. Below shows the comparison between the old and new Pos Malaysia logo on bird definitive 30 sen.

This is the old Pos Malaysia logo. The logo is printed on the top margin of the 100-stamp sheet, and it first appeared on series number 2005/2. It is noted that the series number 2005/1 has the Pos Malaysia logo printed on the bottom margin of stamp sheet.

This is the new Pos Malaysia logo. Though the new logo was launched in 2008, it was only started to apply on stamp sheet with series number 2009/3.

Sunday, 7 June 2009