Sunday, May 31, 2009
Above envelope was mailed in reverse, sent from Beijing, China to myself in Penang, Malaysia. See FDC cancellation done at George Town General Post Office, Penang and postmark from Beijing.
In May 31, 1974, Malaysia was the first Asean country to establish diplomatic relations with China. This prepaid envelope, printed 95 sen stamp - the postcage cost to send to China, is sold at RM2.00.
The front shows the Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak meeting Chariman Mao. The stamp shows Malaysia's Twin Towers with China's Shanghai Pearl Tower and both countries national flowers.
The reverse side shows the leaders of both Malaysia and China during the past 35 years. The first Prime Minister of Malaysia Tun Abdul Rahman is not shown.
I have bought a few envelopes with FDC stamp at George Town General Post Office if anyone wants to trade.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
To better appreciate May 19, 2009 Palm Tree Stamp Issue, I visited Penang Botanical Gardens the day before. I am no Charles Darwin nor a Botanist but I was a Malaysian Nature Society member who had trekked in Endau Rompin National Park where Serdang Endau was endemic. So these may not the exact palm species but close look alike. Just enjoy these snap shots taken on my mobile phone on May 18, 2009 afternoon.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Source: Pos Malaysia Online
Palm Trees Technical Details
Stamp Value : 50 sen x 3 designs
Sheet Content : 20 Stamps
Paper : Phosphor Coated
Printing Process : Lithography
Printer : Keselamatan Sdn Bhd
Stamp Designer : Hazel Design Sdn. Bhd.
First Day Cover Value : 30 Sen
Miniature Sheet Value : RM 3.00
Folder Value : RM 5.50
Date of Issue: 19-May-2009