Khamis, 18 Jun 2009

Environment-themed stamps, 1st day covers for sale on 18/06/2009.


KUALA LUMPUR: Stamp enthusiasts can look forward to a new series of Special Stamps and its First Day Cover to be released nationwide Thursday.

Themed ‘Conservation of Environment’, the series offer stamps of three designs namely Clean Water, Go Green and Fresh Air, representing efforts to conserve marine life, the rainforests and the air respectively.

The collection will be made available in the 30 sen (the Clean Water design only) and 50 sen denominations (Go Green and Fresh Air designs only).

In a media preview of the stamps held at Pos Malaysia’s headquaters Tuesday, Yasmin Ramli, head of the Stamp and Philately Unit said that the stamps were launched in conjunction with the commemoration of World Environment Day on June 5.

A First Day Cover bearing the three postage stamps and a special rubber stamp of its date of issue will also be available to collectors at RM1.60.

The cover will be on sale at all Pos Malaysia branches for just one day.

Enthusiasts may also purchase the complete collection, which includes the stamps, the First Day Cover and a limited edition folder for RM33.10, which is available at selected branches.

Pos Malaysia also announced that it will launch 1,800 copies of the new 2008 Stamp Collection of Malaysia book on June 25.

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