Monday, 26 October 2009

Malaysia 2009 - Installation of Yamtuan of Negeri Sembilan

Pos Malaysia released a set of three stamps on October 26, 2009 to commemorate the installation of Yamtuan of Negeri Sembilan. This issue is important as it signifies the use of Tuanku Muhriz portrait in the next coming issue of state definitive (re-issue of Garden Flower stamps). This is to replace the late Tuanku Jaafar portrait in the state definitive issue for Negeri Sembilan.



Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Malaysia Postmarks 055

Keningau M, Sabah; date: September 10, 2009

Chemor K, Perak; date: October 10, 2009

Chemor K2, Perak; date: October 10, 2009

Chemor M1, Perak; date: October 10, 2009

Sungai Siput K3, Perak; date: October 12, 2009
You may view other postmarks of Sungai Siput here.


Friday, 9 October 2009

Postage Due Stamps - Serial Numbers

The currently used postage due stamps was issued more than 20 years ago. Lately, I obtained some of the latest serial numbers for denominations 10c, 20c and 50c. The latest serial number for 10c and 20c is 2004/02, and for 50c is 2005/01. You may view other serial numbers for these stamps here.



Malaysia 2009 - Rights of the Child

Pos Malaysia released a set of 5 stamps on October 9, 2009 to commemorate 20th Anniversary of Convention on the Rights of the Child. One of the stamps with denomination RM1 is special because the stamp bares braille emboss. This is the first time for Malaysian stamp to have braille emboss. These stamps have also the inscription of UNICEF logo. They are simply gorgeous, I think.



Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Malaysia Postmarks 054

Pusat Mel Bandar Baru Bangi M4, Selangor; date: September 28, 2009

Papar B, Sabah; date: September 30, 2009

Kuala Lumpur M.4 date: July 31, 2009


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Kota Bharu C4, Kelantan; date: September 29, 2009


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Tesco Kota Bharu K2, Kelantan; date: September 30, 2009


Monday, 5 October 2009

Philakorea 2009 Overprint on Palm Tree MS

Pos Malaysia overprinted the palm tree miniature sheet (issued on May 19, 2009) for Philakorea 2009 (24th Asian International Stamp Exhibition). The Philakorea 2009 was held from 30 July to 4 August 2009 in Korea.



Thursday, 1 October 2009

The Largest Flower - Rafflesia arnoldii

There are over 20 Rafflesia species in the world. Rafflesia arnoldii is the largest flower species among the Rafflesia species. In fact, R. arnoldii is the largest flower in the world with diameter of the flower measuring up to 150cm. I recently acquired a stamp of Indonesia showing R. arnoldii. The stamp is part of the 10 stamp set of Indonesia-Japan joint issue released on April 15, 2008.

You may view some other Rafflesia stamps in my collection here.




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Ipoh K1, Preak; date: September 26, 2009