Thursday, 25 November 2010

Sending Mail

I was at Kota Kinabalu Airport today, and I dropped 50 postcards/covers into the post box at the Kota Kinabalu Airport Post Office. I have just broken my record - to send 50 postcards/covers at one time! These postcards and covers will go to my many friends who are crazy about postcards and covers...... guys, check up your mail box for the next few days to see if you would receive these postcards/covers..... hehehehehe

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Who Have Been Visiting My Blog?

I do get a small number of regular visitors to my this blog, I guess. It has been very nice of them keep on coming to my blog, and it gives me spirit to keep on blogging. Sometimes, it has been puzzling me who are actually these regular visitors...... hey could you guys just drop a message in my message box to identify yourselves...... you know what "Curiosity Kills the Cats" :)

You may also leave a message in the comment link of this entry if you have any comments or anything to say about this blog.

A Cover from Melaka

date: December 22, 2003

Wednesday, 17 November 2010


I don't know why sometime I feel stupid of buying many stamps (Malaysia new stamp issues). I have been doing this for at least the past 10 years. I know that these common recent stamps actually worth nothing. However, I always hope that they would worth something in 20 years to come. I think I am a bit dumb when comes to bussiness and investment........ Maybe starting from next year I should re-strategize myself when comes to buying new stamps......

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Panda Cover and ATMs of Taiwan

What a beautiful ATM cover and ATMs from Taiwan. The panda ATMs were released on November 5, 2010.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

USA - Stamps of Rain Forest

I received this mini sheet from a friend living in Indiana. I quite like this USA mini sheet because it portrays tropical rain forest. These stamps were issued on September 1, 2010. I see a damselfly in the mini sheet!!!!!

A Cover from Teluk Intan

date: September 15, 2008

Agro-Based Product - Wilayah Persekutuan 10s 2010/1

Agro-Based Product for Wilayah Persekutuan 10s with serial number 2010/1 has been out. I was a bit surprised to know that the imprint Pos Malaysia logo in this serial number is still the old one.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Maxicard - 1-Malaysia

I created this special maxicard with the cover of the 1-Malaysia postcard set. I used 1-Malaysia personal stamp to make this maxicard..... heheheheehe

2010 - 1-Malaysia Collection Series II - Technology

Pos Malaysia released a set of four stamps on November 10, 2010 on topic of 1-Malaysia. This is the second series of 1-Malaysi stamp issue. You may click here to see the first series of 1-Malaysia stamps (issued on August 31, 2009). In this series of 1-Malaysia stamp issue, the theme Technology is employed. At the same time, a set of five postcards were issued. Four of these postcards form a vertical composition of 1-Malaysia logo. The fifth postcard portrays the image of four postage stamps of this issue. The back of the postcards are pre-printed with a 20s stamp (1-Malaysia logo). Nevertheless, there are two errors in the postcards. The decriptions/illustrations at the back of two postcards are swaped. These two postcards are songket weaver multimedia magic and basket of bio wealth.

a set of four stamps

the first four postcards forming a vertical composition with 1-Malaysia logo

the fifth postcard portrays the four postage stamps

the back of postcard with pre-printed stamp

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

A Cover from Putrajaya

Pusat Mel Kerajaan 01, Putrajaya; May 29, 2009

A Cover from Bau

Bau M1, Sarawak; April 20, 2009

Article for The Malaysian Philatelist

I have just submitted an article to The Malaysian Philatlist to be published for the coming issue of the journal. The Malaysian Philatelist is the official journal of Philatelic Society of Malaysia (PSM). The quality of the journal is getting better for the past few issues.

The article entitled "2005 Bird Definitives - An Update" is a follow-up article on the article (2005 Bird Definitives - Five Years on) that I published in the last issue of The Malaysian Philatelist. This article is about the serial number, watermark variety, gum variety and flourescent mark of the bird definitive reprints. For those serious collectors, this article should be of much useful. The next issue of The Malaysian Philatelist will be out by the end of this year, hopefully.

Friday, 5 November 2010

Some Nice Domestic Covers

MNC Shah Alam 01, Selangor; date: November 2, 2010

NMC Shah Alam 02; date: November 2, 2010

Sg Petani, Kedah; date: October 30, 2010

Happy Deepavali

Happy Deepavali (Diwali)............ 1-Malaysia mah..... :)

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Train MS - Watermark Varieties

The original print and the overprint (Bangkok 2010) of the train miniature sheet have two types of watermark - SPM upright and SPM inverted. For the original print miniature sheet, the upright watermark is less common. On the other hand, the inverted watermark is less common for the overprint miniature sheet. Have you got all the watermark varieties?

original print

overprint (Bangkok 2010)

National Mail Centre, Shah Alam

Mail sorting in Peninsular Malaysia is going through some changes. A new mail centre has been built in Shah Alam known as National Mail Centre (NMC), Shah Alam. This new NMC Shah Alam has replaced the old Bukit Raja Mail Centre. In the near future the Kuala Lumpur Mail Centre, B.B.Bangi Mail Centre and Seremban Mail Centre will be closed down, and all the mail processed by these mail centres will be sent to NMC Shah Alam. NMC Shah Alam adopts "ink-jet" method for cancellation.

Below is a cover processed by NMC Shah Alam using 1-Malaysia slogan postmark. There is a red ink (inflourescent) marking at the bottom of the cover. This red marking consists of a barcode and a six-digit date. This red (inflourescent) marking is essential for sorting mail using light scanning method.

date: October 19, 2010

Recently, NMC Shah Alam employed a new slogan postmark on its cancellation (see images below). The slogan postmark carries a message asking public to register as organ donor.

date: October 30, 2010