Thursday, 19 September 2013

Malaysia Day Stamp - Ring Flaws

I have detected a few ring flaws on the Malaysia Day stamp issued on 19 September 2013. I believe that there would be more ring flaws on this stamp.

2013 - Malaysia Day

Pos Malaysia released a stamp issue on 19 September 2013. Only a single stamp with denomination 60s was released to commemorate 50 years of formation of Malaysia. I must have to say that the practice of issuing a single stamp for a stamp issue is uncommon for Pos Malaysia. The last time for single-stamp issue to appear was Aga Khan stamp (denomination 50s) in year 2010.

To be honest, the design of this single stamp is quite appealing, and I quite like it.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Floral Stamps of Singapore

I quite like the design of these floral stamps of Singapore. The whole plants are shown in the stamps, and the characteristics of the flowers/fruits of the plants are also depicted in the stamps. I just love looking at them.

Red Packet - Prudential 2013

Red Packet - Oloiya 2012

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Red Packet - Bank Rakyat 2013

Red Packet - HSBC (Singapore) 2012

Ten Hornbill Species of Malaysia

The latest issue (September 2013) of the magazine Malaysian Naturalist has beautiful illustrations of all the ten hornbill species occurring in Malaysia (see below images). It is really a pleasure to look at those beautiful hornbill illustrations. How I wish Pos Malaysia comes out with a stamp issue with ten stamps depicting the ten hornbill species in Malaysia, using illustration approach similar to that of Malaysian Naturalist (with plain background). I hope Pos Malaysia would not keep me dreaming...

The ten hornbill species occurring in Malaysia are rhinoceros hornbill (Buceros rhinoceros), helmeted hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil), great hornbill (Buceros bicornis), white-crowned hornbill (Aceros comatus), wrinkled hornbill (Aceros corrugatus), black hornbill (Anthracoceros malayanus), plain-pouched hornbill (Aceros subruficollis), oriental pied hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris), bushy-crested hornbill (Anorrhinus galeritis) and wreathed hornbill (Aceros undulates). You may click here to see some of the hornbill stamps issued by Pos Malaysia.

Friday, 13 September 2013

A Nice ATM Cover from Taiwan

This ATM cover is unique because the postmark (President Resident Post Office) matches well the motif of the ATM (the build of President Resident).

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Red Packet - UMW 2013

Red Packet - Jacob's 2011

2013 - Musea and Artifacts

Pos Malaysia released a set of 10 stamps entitled Musea and Artifacts on 31 August 2013. The stamps were sold at post office counters nationwide on 2 September 2013 because 31 August 2013 was a holiday. I was a bit surprised when I saw these stamps at the post office counter as the artifact images on the stamps were masked by black ink, and I only came to know later about the thermochromatic ink (black ink) is being applied on the stamps. Well, the innovative feature (thermochromatic ink) used on the stamps is definitely not in my favour - it makes the stamps look ugly.... and that I am still figuring out how to really view the artifact images (behind the thermochromatic ink) properly without damaging the stamps.... really awful.