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Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Date of Issue: 13-Sept-2012

In Malaysia, new stamps were issued to mark Queen E’s diamond jubilee and also in conjunction with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's royal visit from Sept 13 to 15.

The stamps feature two designs, both of which are bordered with silver ink.

First design features a “stamp on stamp”, with an older stamp released on June 2, 1953 to commemorate Queen Elizabeth's coronation in the centre. The other features a photograph of Prince William and Kate Middleton to commemorate their visit.

Similar stamps were issued by states other than Selangor on 2 June 1953 to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. I have below two such stamps, one from Perak and one from Penang.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Letter from Mongolia

Recently received a lettle from Mongolia, with 3 animal stamps (the lion, yak and camel):

Friday, June 25, 2010

Post card from Mt. Qomolangma (Everest) base camp

I visited Tibet in May 2010, and we stopped by the Mt. Qomolangma base camp for a short while to admire the beautiful snow capped mountain. There is a post service station at the base camp area, hence I sent a post card home to get the post mark from such special place.
The summit of Mount Everest was the special route of the 2008 Summer Olympics torch relay. There are two post marks on this card. The red post mark is to commemorate such event, which is named "Beijing Olympics Torch Relay Qomolangma Leg". The blue one marked 'Tingri province of Tibet, EBC post office service point'.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Malaysia - Celebrate the Millennium Series II

I try to learn more about the stamps by checking on the ones I come across. While search for more details, I get lots of fun doing that , and learn more 'stories' about them.

While helping with some mails for an organization, I picked a few that interest me at first sight. So, I will update here the information I found.

Above is the stamp I cut from one of the envelop, which has the words "Millennium 18/20" on it. I found that this is a 2nd series issue by Malaysia, called "Celebrate the Millennium Series II". It is issued on 1st January 2000.

The full set of the issue as below:
a) Set of 10 stamps each with value of 30sen.

b) the miniature sheet with stamp of RM1 of value, and the background bears the map of Malaysia.

ATM stamps from Singapore

While helping to open letters at an office, found a couple of unique stamps. On further checking, these are the ATM stamps from Singapore. If I interpreted them correctly, the S511 & S101 are the ATM machines that printed the issues. If anyone knows better about these, feel free to let me know, I will be gald to learn more about them. This is the first time I seen the real ATM stamps.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Energy Efficient Buildings

Malaysia has issued a set of 3 stamps on 09-Sep-2009. Received a letter with one of the issued stamp with a very nice postmark, especially the date which is printed as '09.09.09'.

The full set comprised of 3 stamps with buildings as below:-
30-sen stamp : Green Energy Office at the Green Energy Centre
50-sen stamp: Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry's Low Energy Office
RM1 stamp: Energy Commission's Diamond Building

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Cover from Thailand

A friend received this cover with nice stamps from Thailand and gave it to me because she knows I'm interested in collecting stamps and covers.