Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Malaysia 2009 - Unique Birds

Pos Malaysia released its first stamp issue for 2009 (unique birds) on January 21, 2009. Three stamps (one design for 30 sen two designs for 50 sen) and a miniature sheet (RM5) were issued. These stamps and miniature sheet are definately gorgeous, and they are the art work of Teh Yew Kiang. One thing which attracts my attention is the miniature sheet. Two species of hornbills are depicted in the miniature sheet - whrethed hornbill and plain-pouched hornbill. For the very first time, these two hornbill species are being depicted in stamps of Malaysia. The plain-pouched hornbill is particularly interesting because, for Malaysia, it has only been recorded in Royal Belum and Temenggor. You may click here to check up other hornbill stamps issued by Malaysia postal authority.

Malaysian Peacock-Pheasant (Polyplectron malacense)

Milky Stork (Mycteria cinerea)

Malaysian Whistling Thrush (Myophonus robinsoni)

Wreathed Hornbill (Aceros undulatus) and Plain-Pouched Hornbill (Aceros subruficollis)

PS:
The miniature sheet appears to have a major error - the word of Malaysia is not printed on the stamp area of the miniature sheet. The error seems to have violated the UPU rule. I have learnt that Pos Malaysia has withdrawn the sale of the minature sheet since February 3, 2009.


A Cover from Thailand

A nice cover sent from Lat Phrao 1, Bangkok on January 16, 2009.


A Cover from Thailand

A nice cover with Ox stamps sent from Lat Phrao 34, Bangkok on January 16, 2009.


Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Malaysia - Greeting Postmark

The Chinese New Year is around the corner. I'm going to show you this nice greeting postmark of Chinese New Year. The postmark was used in year 2003 for pre-paid mail.

Dep Mel Kelana Jaya, Selangor; date: January 22, 2003


Sunday, 18 January 2009

Cover from Thailand

Below is a nice cover from Thailand postmarked on January 10, 2009 at Sam Sen Nai Post Office.



Saturday, 17 January 2009

Agro-Based Product State Definitive - Wilayah Persekutuan 10 sen

The serial number of Agro-Based Product state definitive stamp for Wilayah Persekutuan 10 sen is now 2008/1. One is just wondering what has happened to the garden flower state definitives released on December 31, 2007. The reluctance of Pos Malaysia to "reprint" the garden flower state definitives makes one confused if the garden flower stamps are really definitives.



Special Surface Mail Label

I was told that this surface mail (by sea) label has been in use since early of year 2008. This label is for mail from Sabah/Sarawak to Peninsular Malaysia or vise versa. International mail also uses this label. The airmail label from this series came out the same time as this surface mail label, which also applies on international mail and mail from Sabah/Sarawak to Peninsular Malaysia or vise versa.

size: 10.45 x 8.15 cm


Friday, 16 January 2009

Cover from Brazil

I received this cover from Brazil sent by Fernanda. The cover was sent from Salvador, Brazil on December 16, 2008. The cover was stamped with word "DH". I don't know what "DH" means? Does anyone know anything about "DH"?



Thursday, 15 January 2009

Cover from China

I received this nice cover from Jiangsue Yangchou, China. The cover contains four Lunar New Year stamps released on 5 January, 2009. The cover is also nicely decorated with a paper cutting showing a motif of ox. Date of postmark: January 5, 2009.



Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Malaysia Stamp Issues for 2009

Finally, Pos Malaysia released its stamp issuing plan for year 2009 today. A total of 15 issues have been proposed for year 2009. The first issue will be on topic of bird. It is definately a popular issue. The issue on World Heritage Sites (April) is another interesting issue. It is postulated that the latest WHS of Malaysia (Penang and Melaka) will be depicted in the issue. I'm quite anticipating the issue on Conservation of Environment (June). I hope this issue will raise public awareness on the environmental issues. The issue on State Definitive Stamp Series Collection is weird. I was learnt that the state definitive stamps released on 31 December, 2007 will be re-issued in sheetlet format (six denominations are printed in a sheetlet for each state, meaning that 14 sheetlets will be issued!). The stamp week issue (October) is also interesting. This year topic is on spiders. This will be the first time for Pos Malaysia to release stamps on spiders. The issue plan ends with Malaysia-Iran Joint issue. This issue is actually brought forward from year 2008. I am not sure the reason(s) for this joint issue being postponed in 2008. Below is the stamp issue plan 2009 from Pos Malaysia. Be warned that this stamp plan is tentative, and Pos Malaysia is notorious known for altering the issue dates or even issues last minute. I shall update the stamp plan from time to time. Please visit to this entry frequently to check up any amendments.

Last updated on November 20, 2009
1. Unique Birds - 21.01.2009
2. Silver Juilee of Sultan Perak - 03.02.2009
3. Traditional Wedding Costumes - 03.03.2009 [changed to 23.03.2009]
4. Tourist Spots - World Heritage Sites - April 2009 [confirm date is 09.04.2009]
4a. Overprint China 2009 - 10-16.04.2009 [new entry] on sale on 20.04.2009
5. Engineering Excellence in Nation Building - April 2009 [confirm date is 20.04.2009]
6. Palm Trees - 19.05.2009
6a. 35 Years of Diplomatic Relationship of Malaysia-China - 31.05.2009 (souvenir cover) [new entry]
7. Conservation of Nature - 04.06.2009 [changed to 18.06.2009]
8. Traditional Houses - 09.07.2009
9. Brave Warriors - 23.07.2009 [changed to 09.10.2009] [deferred]
10. Tuber Plants - 13.08.2009 [changed to 23.07.2009]
11. Malaysian Unity - Series II - 28.08.2009 [changed to 27.08.2009] [changed again to 31.08.2009]
12. State Definitive Stamps - Collection Series - 09.09.2009 [changed to 09.11.2009] [changed again to 24.11.2009]
13. Stamp Week 2009 - Arachnid - 09.10.2009 [changed to 30.11.2009]
14. Caring Society - 20.10.2009 [changed to 09.09.2009] [changed again to 09.10.09]
14a. Installation of Tuanku Negeri Sembilan - 26.10.2009 [new entry]

15. Malaysia-Iran Joint Issue - 09.11.2009 [deferred]
16. Zero Energy Building - Dec 2009 [new entry] [confirmed date: 09.09.2009]

16a. Malaysian Currencies - Dec 2009 [new entry]
16b. Malaysian First Submarine - Dec 2009 [new entry] [confirmed date: 03.09.2009]


Special Airmail Label

Have you seen this airmail label from Pos Malaysia? The size of the label is 10.45 x 8.15 cm with an old Pos Malaysia logo printed at the bottom left corner. It is a self adhesive label. I think this is the most beautiful airmail label produced by postal authority of Malaysia so far. I first came across this airmail label in December 2008 which was on the mail sent from Sarawak to Peninsular Malaysia. The second time I came across this airmail label was in January 2009 on the mail sent from Sabah to Peninsular Malaysia. It looks like this airmail label is used for domestic mail from Sarawak/Sabah to Peninsular Malaysia. However, I am not sure if it is also used for international mail.



Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Malaysia - Slogan Postmark

The below slogan postmark reads:

POS LINE: 1-300-300-300

Kuala Lumpur 03; date: August 10, 2006


Agro-Based Product State Definitives - Johor 20c

The story of Agro-Based Product state definitives can be viewed here.

Johor 20c; P14x14.5


Malaysia - Slogan Postmark

The below slogan postmark reads:

BERSAMA MEMBASMI DADAH
DADAH MUSUH NO. 1 NEGARA


Kuala Lumpur 12; date: July 7, 2006


Malaysia - Slogan Postmark

The below slogan postmark reads:

TINGKATKAN INTEGRITI
HAPUSKAN RASUAH
Laporkan rasuah: 1-800-88-8844


Bukit Raja, Selangor; date: August 3, 2006


Monday, 12 January 2009

Postal Used Bird Stamps

One of the thematic topics that I collect is bird stamps. I have been keeping many postal used bird stamps for a long time. I put them together and scan them up. They look so nice.............



Malaysia - Slogan Postmark

The below slogan postmark reads:

DERMA MATA
MEMULIHKAN PENGLIHATAN
DONATE EYES
TO RESTORE SIGHT


Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu; date: 21 July, 1981


Malaysia - Slogan Postmark

The below slogan postmark reads:

KEPIMPINAN
MELALUI
TAULADAN


Seremban, Negeri Sembilan; date: 22 Jun 1983


Malaysia - Slogan Postmark

The below slogan postmark reads:


16 September
HARI PERPADUAN
PERPADUAN NEGARA
TANGGUNGJAWAB BERSAMA


Bukit Raja; date: 29 September, 2001


Malaysia - Slogan Postmark

The slogan postmark below reads:

MENGUCAPKAN
SELAMAT
HARI DEEPAVALI

Kuala Lumpur 2; date: 27 October, 1994


Friday, 9 January 2009

Kelantan Sultan 2004 - Perforation Variation

Sultan Kelantan was celebrating 25 years of coronation in 2004. Pos Malaysia released a set of 3 stamps on that event. The stamps can be viewed here. The 30 sen stamp has two different perforations - P12 and P13.5.

P12

P13.5


Postmarks - Sg Petani

Sg Petani is a town located at the northern part of Kedah. There is a mail centre in Sg Petani. It looks like the mail centre has two cancellation mechines with number 01 and 02. It is most likely that the mechine 01 is used to process normal mail, and the mechine 02 is for prepaid mail.

Sg Petani 01, Kedah; Date: 16 September, 2008

Sg Petani 02, Kedah; Date: 5 January, 2009


Thursday, 8 January 2009

Instructure Forum 2005 - Perforation Variation

Pos Malaysia released a set of stamps (30 sen, 50 sen and RM1) on subject of The 5th Ministers' Forum on Infrastructure Development in the Asia-Pacific Region on 23 January, 2005. The 30 sen stamp has two different perforations: P12 adn P13.5.

P12

P13.5


Traditional Dances 2005 - Perforation Variation

Pos Malaysia released a set of stamps (30 sen, 50 sen and RM1) on topic of traditional dances on 9 April, 2005. The 30 sen stamp has two different perforations: P12 and P13.5.

P12

P13.5


Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Migratory Birds 2005 - Perforation Variation

Pos Malaysia issued a set of bird stamps on 3 February, 2005. The 30 sen stamp portraying eagle has two different perforations - P12 and P13.5. The stamp with P12 seems to be more common than that of P13.5.

P12

P13.5


Duck 2006 - Perforation Variation

One of the 30 sen duck stamps (Cairina scutulata) released on 26 January, 2006 has two different perforations - P12 and P13.5. The stamp with P12 seems to be less common than that of the P13.5.

P12

P13.5


Slogan Postmark - Inverted

I wrote about a greeting slogan postmark sometime ago. I'm going to show you the same slogan postmark below. It is unique because the slogan postmark is inverted againt the datestamp.

Apart from the two cancellation machine (one-circle Kuala Lumpur 03 and two-circle Kuala Lumpur 03), this is the third cancellation mechine (Kuala Lumpur 12) from Kuala Lumpur Mail Centre to have this slogan postmark. This cancellation machine seems to process large size envelops.

Kuala Lumpur 12; date: 16 October, 2008


Friday, 2 January 2009

Malaysia - Slogan Postmark

The slogan postmark below reads as:

Jantungku Tersayang
Let it beat!
HARI JANTUNG SEDUNIA
24 SEPTEMBER 2000


The translation is:

My Loved Heart
Let it beat!
World Heart Day
24 SEPTEMBER 2000

Bukit Raja, Selangor; date: 15 August, 2000


Malaysia - Slogan Postmark

The slogan postmark shown below reads as:

CUKAI PENDAPATAN
BIAYAI
PEMBANGUNAN NEGARA


The translation is:

Income Tax
Paying For
Development of Country


Bukit Raja 01, Selangor; date: 10 May, 2004


Aerogramme - Ethiopia

Alemu sent me this aerogramme from Ethiopia. The aerogramme carries postmark of Nekemte posted on 26 January, 1996.



A Cover from Thailand

Below is a cover sent from Lat Phrao on 23 December, 2008.