KUALA LUMPUR, June 26 (Bernama) — Pos Malaysia Berhad will issue a new collection of stamps and philatelic items on the ‘Corals of Malaysia’, featuring various types of unique and beautiful corals that can be found in Malaysian seas, on Friday.
Its Stamps and Philately Unit chief, Yasmin Ramli, said the stamps which would feature five types of corals, namely Table Coral, Sea Anemone, Soft Coral, Feather Stars and Sea Pen were the first in its series and would be offered for a limited time.
“The corals were chosen because of the uniqueness of the coral reefs. The collection also aimed to create an awareness on conserving our aquatic environment and appreciating the beauty of coral reefs,” she told reporters at the Pos Malaysia headquarters, here Wednesday.
She said this was the first time Pos Malaysia focused on corals under the name of marine life.
She said the philatelic series would also be available in the collectors’ folder and could be obtained at selected post offices at RM42.90 each.
Yasmin said Pos Malaysia had printed 1,200,000 stamps measuring 40mm x 30mm in 60 sen denomination, 40,000 pieces of first-day cover envelopes at 50 sen each and 2,000 units of folders at RM5.50 each.
The folders at RM5.50 each are only available at selected outlets.
Stamp enthusiasts can also buy them via http://www.postme.com.my.