Saturday, 28 February 2009
Friday, 27 February 2009
Thursday, 26 February 2009
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
Wednesday, 25 February 2009
Tuesday, 24 February 2009
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
Saturday, 21 February 2009
Friday, 20 February 2009
Thursday, 19 February 2009
Tuesday, 17 February 2009
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
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. 14.5 x 14
Sunday, 15 February 2009
Saturday, 14 February 2009
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
Thursday, 5 February 2009
Wednesday, 4 February 2009
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
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.