Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

New Pos Malaysia Logo on Brid Defintives

Pos Malaysia logo is normally printed at the margin of 100-stamp sheet of definitive stamps. To date, new Pos Malaysia logo has been applied on four bird definitive stamps, i.e. 20 sen, 30 sen , 50 sen and RM1. These stamps with attached margin printed with Pos Malaysia logo definitely look attractive.

2005 Bird Definitive 50 sen - 2009/1

The serial number for 50 sen bird defintive is now 2009/1........

2005 Bird Definitive 30 sen - 2009/6

The serial number for 30 sen bird defintive is now 2009/6........

Domestic Registered Cover 023

Komtar P1, Pulau Pinang; date: September 25, 2009

Postmarks of Malaysia 053

Kuala Lumpur M.37; date: August 5, 2009

KLIA Selatan K1, Selangor; date: September 28, 2009

KLIA Selatan K2, Selangor; date: September 28, 2009

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Friday, 18 September 2009

Postmarks of Malaysia 052

Temerloh 01, Pahang; date: August 3, 2009

Kuala Lumpur K20; date: August 26, 2009

Keningau, Sabah; date: July 24, 2009

A Cover from Taiwan

Xing Sing; date: September 9, 2009

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Wow, Postally Used Stamps of Malaysia

Wow, these postally used modern stamps of Malaysia are gorgeous! It is definitive not easy to obtain nice beautiful commemorative postally used stamps nowadays. I bet some of you are salivating by looking at these beautiful pieces.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Happy Malaysia Day

September 16, 2009

Today of 46 years ago a nation named MALAYSIA was born. The newly formed Malaysia nation consisted of the Federal of Malaya, Sarawak, Sabah and Singapore. On this very important event, the postal authority of Malaysia released a set of three stamps on September 16, 1963 to commemorate the formation of Malaysia. For the very first time the word "MALAYSIA" appeared on the stamps! Since then, all the stamps issued by postal authority of Malaysia bear the country inscription MALAYSIA. For Singapore, these Malaysian stamps were used until 1965 when Singapore was separated from Malaysia to become an independent country.

For better and for worse, Malaysia has experienced 46 years of nation building which has brought back many sweet and sour memories to the people of Malaysia. Anyway, I wish all Malaysians a very happy Malaysia Day!

a set of three stamps was released on September 16, 1963 to commemorate the formation of Malaysia nation

Sunday, 13 September 2009

1-Malaysia Stamps - Perforations

The 1-Malaysia stamps issued on August 31, 2009 come in two sources - stampsheet (three types) and booklet (five types). The stamps have one elliptical perforation on vertical sides. The stamps from stampsheet and booklet have different perforations. The perforation for stamps from stampsheet is P13.75x14.25 while from booklet is P13.75x13.5. Apart from that, the watermark is also different between the stamps from stampsheet (SPM sideway) and booklet (SPM upright and SPM inverted). Therefore, the stamps from stampsheet and booklet are basically different stamps in the eyes of serious stamp collectors.

Well, the perforation varieties do not just stop there. Eventhough the perforation of the stamps from booklet is P13.75x13.5, and there are still two different formats of vertical perforation for these booklet stamps. You will observe the presence of an elliptical pinhole at the vertical side of the stamp. So, the vertical pinhole divides the ordinary small pinholes into two parts (upper and lower). If one tries to count the number of these small ordinary pinholes, one will notice that some stamps have 9-upper-10-lower small pinholes and other stamps have 10-upper-9-lower small pinholes. So, these booklet stamps have two different perforation formats (but with same perforation size).

stamp from stampsheet with perforation P13.75x14.25; perforation format is 10-upper-10-lower small pinholes

stamp from booklet with perforation P13.75x13.5; perforation format is 9-upper-10-lower small pinholes

stamp from booklet with perforation P13.75x13.5; perforation format is 10-upper-9-lower small pinholes

side by side comparison of the above three stamps following the sequence of the above stamps

Domestic Registered Cover 021

PP UKM Bangi K1, Selangor; date: September 9, 2009

A Cover from Thailand

date: September 5, 2009

A Cover from Germany

date: September 3, 2009

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Energy Efficient Building 50 sen - Ring Flaw

The 50 sen stamp of the Energy Efficient Building set issued on September 9, 2009 has a ring flaw. The ring flaw is in green colour located at the top right corner of the stamp. The flaw is consistently observed in some stampsheets (only one stamp in stampsheet affected). Go and check you stamps if you also posses this ring flaw!

the stamp on the left is normal; the stamp on the right has ring flaw

the ring flaw is on the top right corner of the stamp

Domestic Registered Cover 020

PP Ampang Park K2, Kuala Lumpur; Date: September 7, 2009

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Postmark with Date 09.09.09

PP Komp Hentian Kajang K3, Selangor; date: 09.09.09

Kajang PPB1, Selangor; date: 09.09.09

PP Bandar Baru Bangi K5, Selangor; date: 09.09.09

Pos 2020 Kajang K6, Selangor; date: 09.09.09

PP UKM Bangi K1, Selangor; date: 09.09.09

PP UKM Bangi K3, Selangor; date: 09.09.09

Malaysia 2009 - Energy Efficient Buildings

Pos Malaysia released a set of three stamps on September 9, 2009. The 30 sen stamps depicts Green Energy Office (GEO) Building in Bandar Baru Bangi; the 50 sen stamp on the Low Energy Office (LEO) Building in Putrajaya; and the RM1 stamp on Diamond Building Suruhanjaya Tenaga in Putrajaya. All the three stamps have two types of perforations which can be found in a single sheet.

A Cover from Germany

Essen 18, 45213; date: August 15, 2009

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Maxi Card - 1-Malaysia

The below maxi card was realized by using one of the stamps from 1-Malaysia issue. The stamp shows an image of hibiscus flower, the national flower of Malaysia. The postcard depicts a hibiscus flower. The postmark used in the maxi card is a special postmark for the stamp issue from Kuala Lumpur.

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Nepenthes of Malaysia - Presentation Pack and FDC

Postal authority of Malaysia issued a set of pitcher plant stamps on April 6, 1996. The first day cover and presentation pack for the stamp issue are quite nice. I'm showing them here.

The first day cover contains 4 pitcher plant stamps of 4 different species (Click here to get more information of the stamps). On the other hand, the cover has an image of Nepenthes villosa which is endemic to Mount Kinabalu and neighbouring Mount Tambuyukon, Sabah (Borneo).

The brochure inside the first day cover has a nice picture of Nepenthes lowii which is endemic to Borneo Island.

the presentation pack cover has an image of Nepenthes bicalcarata which is endemic to Borneo Island.

The pack inside the cover has a picture of Nepenthes ampullaria which is a wide spread species found in Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra, Borneo and New Guinea.

Thursday, 3 September 2009

A Cover from Georgia

Tbilisi; date: August 18, 2009

An ATM cover from Taiwan

Pintung; date: August 25, 2009

A Registered Cover from the Philippines

Cagayan de Oro City; date: August 18, 2009

Malaysia 2009 - The 1st Submarine of Malaysia

Pos Malaysia released a set of three stamps (one type in denomination 30 sen and two types in denomination 50 sen) on September 3, 2009 to commemorate the first submarine of Malaysia. The submarine is named as Kapal Diraja Tunku Abdul Rahman (KD TAR).

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

1-Malaysia Slogan Postmark on 1-Malaysia stamp

It is very nice to have 1-Malaysia slogan postmark on 1-Malaysia stamp. The 1-Malaysia stamps were released on August 31, 2009. However, all the post offices throughout the country close for business on that day. So, the machine cancellation from mail centres resumed work on September 1, 2009. I managed to get some covers with 1-Malaysia stamps cancelled by 1-Malaysia postmark on September 1, 2009.

Bandar Baru Bangi 02, Selangor; date: September 1, 2009

Bandar Baru Bangi 02, Selangor; date: September 1, 2009

Bandar Baru Bangi 01, Selangor; date: September 1, 2009

Bandar Baru Bangi 02, Selangor; date: September 1, 2009

Bandar Baru Bangi 02, Selangor; date: September 1, 2009