KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Pos Malaysia Bhd will be issuing commemorative stamps and philatelic items with the theme of the Malaysian Antarctica Research Programme this Thursday.
Pos Malaysia Stamp and Philatelic Unit head Yasmin Ramli said the stamps would be issued with the cooperation of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation in conjunction with the working visit of the Sultan of Terengganu, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin to Antarctica last November when he was the 13th Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
Yasmin said the square stamp would be in the 60 sen and 90 sen dominations while the first-day cover envelope which costs 50 sen each could be found at all Pos Malaysia branches nationwide.
In this regard, she urged enthusiasts and stamp collectors to get the stamps early as the print was limited and would not be repeated when stocks ran out.
Stamp collectors are encouraged to register as Standing Order Deposit Account (SODA) to obtain stamps and other philatelic products issued by Pos Malaysia,” she told reporters here.
Meanwhile, she said Pos Malaysia had launched a stamp collection campaign roadshow that would run until November to encourage more to pick up the hobby of collecting stamps. – Bernama