Pakistan Post to organize National Stamps exhibition at PNCA

pakistan post

Pakistan Post Operations Additional Director General Fazli Sattar Khan in a press conference on Saturday announced that the Ministry of Postal Services will organise a National Stamps exhibition at the Pakistan National Council of the Art (PNCA) from June 24 to 26.

Ways to popularize and promote stamp collections in the country and abroad were also discussed.

It was also decided that the philately policy must be reviewed. Philatelists from all over the country would present viable recommendations and send in their proposals.

The tentative schedule for 2014 was also discussed and it was decided that it would be finalized after receiving themes and designs from the Postmaster Generals who would hold design competitions in their respective Postal Circles.

Philatelists from all over the country would participate in the National Stamps exhibition. Government servants, students, general public and various diplomats would also be invited to participate.

– PAKISTAN TODAY

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Pos Malaysia keluarkan setem Keajaiban Hutan-Hutan Di Malaysia

KEAJAIBAN HUTAN DI MALAYSIA

KAKITANGAN Pos Malaysia, Norain Zakaria menunjukkan keluaran terbaharu koleksi Sampul Surat Hari Pertama di Ibu Pejabat Pos Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, semalam.

KUALA LUMPUR 10 Mei – Pos Malaysia Berhad akan mengeluarkan koleksi lengkap setem lembaran mini, sampul surat hari pertama dan fail yang bertema keajaiban hutan di Malaysia pada 13 Mei ini.

Ketua Unit Setem dan Filateli Pos Malaysia Berhad, Yasmin Ramli berkata, koleksi tersebut akan memaparkan tiga hutan simpan yang terkenal dan tertua iaitu Taman Negara Pahang, Hutan Simpan Royal Belum (Perak) dan Maliau Basin (Sabah).

“Idea kami mengeluarkan koleksi filateli yang bertemakan hutan adalah untuk memberi pendedahan dan meningkatkan pengetahuan rakyat terhadap keunikan hutan di Malaysia.

“Sebagai contoh Royal Belum dipercayai telah wujud sejak 130 juta tahun dahulu dan ini menjadikannya salah satu daripada hutan hujan tertua di dunia, lebih tua daripada hutan hujan Amazon dan Congo,” katanya dalam sidang akhbar selepas melancarkan koleksi filateli keajaiban hutan di Malaysia di sini, hari ini.

Menurut Yasmin, koleksi tersebut boleh dimiliki pada harga RM5 bagi setiap setem lembaran mini dalam tiga reka bentuk.

“Cetakan adalah terhad, hanya 80,000 keping bagi setiap satu reka bentuk setem lembaran mini, manakala bagi fail keluaran khas dikeluarkan sebanyak 2,000 keping.

“Koleksi ini turut merangkumi tiga reka bentuk Sampul Surat Hari Pertama, berharga 50 sen sekeping dan boleh diperoleh di semua cawangan Pos Malaysia,” ujarnya.

Sehubungan itu, beliau menyeru pengumpul setem dan orang awam yang berminat untuk mendapatkan koleksi tersebut supaya hadir awal ke pejabat pos berdekatan.

“Tawaran adalah terhad, siapa yang datang dahulu dia akan dapat, ini kerana tiada cetakan semula bagi koleksi ini,” katanya.

– UTUSAN

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Jadikan Setem Sebagai Rujukan Sejarah – Anuar Bashah

KUALA LUMPUR, 4 Dis (Bernama) — Selain hobi pada masa lapang, kegiatan mengumpul dan menyimpan setem boleh menimbulkan rasa sayang kepada negara, kata Presiden Persatuan Filateli Malaysia (PSM) Datuk Anuah Bashah Mohd Sohore.

Katanya melalui paparan pada setem, pengumpul, khususnya golongan muda boleh mengenali sejarah negara.

Selain itu, sesetengah setem juga memaparkan fauna dan flora serta agama dan budaya masyarakat di sesebuah negara, sekali gus mendidik pengumpul mengenai sosiobudaya negara berkenaan, katanya kepada pemberita selepas berucap pada Aktiviti Galakan Penggunaan Pusat Maklumat dan Perpustakaan (Infolib) & Bernama Kid’s 1Malaysia Club, di Wisma Bernama, di sini Selasa.

Selain setem, mengumpul Sampul Surat Hari Pertama (SSHP) juga boleh dijadikan aktiviti masa lapang kerana SSHP hanya dikeluarkan pada hari pertama bersama-sama dengan setem peringatan, katanya.

Timbalan Ketua Pengarang Perkhidmatan Berita Antarabangsa Bernama Ahmad Zukiman Zain berkata beliau sudah mengumpul SSHP sejak 1975 dan sehingga kini memiliki hampir 400 keping.

“Selain mempamerkan maklumat, tujuan, disertakan setem yang bercop tarikh hari pertama ianya dikeluarkan, SSHP mempunyai nilai sejarah dan estetika yang tinggi serta pengeluarannya adalah terhad menjadi faktor saya mengumpul sampul surat tersebut,” katanya.

— BERNAMA

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Diamond Jubilee of Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II Stamps

(from Aiman Amani’s Weblog)

The ‘stamp on stamp’ design of one of the stamps featuring the Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation 10 cents stamp of ‘Malaya Selangor’.

Pos Malaysia issued some lovely stamps to mark The Diamond Jubilee of Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II. My mother who is a great fan of a few series of the old Commonwealth stamps read an article on the launching from ‘The Star’  the day before. She instantly ‘fall in love’ with the ‘stamp on stamp’ design featuring the 10 cents stamp ‘Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation’ Malay Selangor issue. After all, the old Commonwealth issues of the Queen Elizabeth II coronation series is one of my mother’s favourite as well as the colourful Machin stamp series that look so wonderful in her album pages.

The second design of the stamps featuring Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Knowing that the stamps would be popular among stamp collectors from all over the world as well as fans of the Royal Couple and the British Monarch, we left for the post office very early to avoid the long queue. We reached there at 8:30 am but unfortunately, as the door of the elevator slid open, we had a great shock to see that the queue had already stretched past the elevator all the way from the philatelic counter. Those who came just minutes after we did had to stand in the sun as the queue grew longer and longer.

The queue stretched all the way from the philatelic counter…
…to the entrance of the gallery…
…through the corridor…
…past the elevator (where I stood reading ‘The Pickwick Papers’)…
…and into the sun!

I was thankful that I remembered to bring a novel with me, which I read while waiting for our turn to come. My mom on the other hand, made friends with a few wonderful and lively Chinese ladies and a Malay guy slightly older than me behind us and they all quickly launched into a conversation which helps the time to fly by. After about half an hour queueing, Ali noticed that my little sister Anisah was weeping and he asked his big sister if she’s alright. Anisah told him that she felt dizzy and as my mom was taking her to find a seat, she fainted. She soon recovered and she waited for us in the gallery.

Ahmad Ali met his friend, Abang Moza.

When we finally reached the counter almost four hours later, they told us that they had sold out all of their stamp sheets. Imagine my mother’s dismay after we had been standing in the queue for hours just to find out that they were out stamp sheets! So my mother bought lots of the miniature sheets and stamps. However, the nice Pos Malaysia staff urged my mother to buy the folder and my mom, feeling that she’ll have to buy one of everything after such a ridiculously long queue, accepted the advise. Just less than half an hour later, they put up posters saying that they had sold out of folders and my mom was glad that she had one to keep. My mother even bought first day covers which she would not buy during other stamp launch! After another long queue to stamp the first day covers and the folder, we found out that they had received a new stock of stamp sheets which we managed to buy some.

We managed to get some of the stamp sheets at last!
The folders were sold out.

We had a light lunch and left the post office at 3pm, somewhat hungry and tired but contented nevertheless. The stamps, miniature sheets, first day covers and folders are very beautiful. They proved to be a hit and sold like hotcakes. Even fans of the royal couple who are not stamp collectors do not mind to join the long queue. We even met a lady who queued for almost three at another post office when she was told that they had ran out of stock, and rushed to Daya Bumi and had to join another long queue for the memorabilia.

The place was still crowded by 1pm as people rushed in from all parts of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor after some of the post offices ran out of stock.

I hope Pos Malaysia would issue more lovely stamps in the future as it is such a delight to flip through your album and look at the rows of beautiful Malaysian stamps.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Special stamp to mark installation of Malaysia’s 14th King

KUALA LUMPUR: A right, royal stamp. In conjunction with the installation of 14th Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah on Wednesday, Pos Malaysia Bhd will issue a special stamp and philatelic collection.

Pos Malaysia Stamp and Philatelic Unit head Yasmin Ramli said the commemorative stamps featuring portraits of Tuanku Abdul Halim and the Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tuanku Hajah Haminah, would be on sale from April 12.

“A complete set, comprising 60 sen, 80 sen and RM1 stamps, first-day cover, booklet, leaflet and product summary issued in conjunction with Tuanku Abdul Halim’s installation costs RM66.90,” she told reporters here Monday.

The first-day cover costing 50 sen each will be sold on the first day at selected post offices.

And, that’s not all. The royal installation has also cast its spell on stamp collectors from at least four countries.

Yasmin said the first-day cover and commemorative stamps, in celebration of the installation of the 14th Yang di-Pertuan Agong, had also been booked by collectors from Thailand, Australia, India and Japan.

“Stamp collectors, especially of the royal collection, are encouraged to register as a standing order deposit account member to obtain stamps and other philatelic items issued by Pos Malaysia, without having to queue up at the counter,” she said. – Bernama

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Antarctica research programme theme

Program Penyelidikan Antartika Malaysia 

Technical Details

Stamps:

Stamp Value :60sen & 90sen (Setenant)

Stamp Size :35mm x 35mm, 70mm x 35mm

Perforation :14

Stamp Sheet:


Sheet Content :20 Stamps

Paper :SPM Watermarked, Phosphor Coated

Printing Process :Litography

Printer :National Security Printer

Stamp Designer :Hazel Design Sdn Bhd

First Day Cover:


First Day Cover Value : 50 sen

Folder:


Folder Value :RM5.50

First Day Cover (with stamps):

Date of Issue 8-Mar-2012

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Pos Malaysia keluar setem tema Antartika

KAKITANGAN Pos Malaysia, Isma Marlina Mohd. Ismail menunjukkan koleksi setem bertemakan Program Penyelidikan Antartika Malaysia di Kuala Lumpur semalam.

KUALA LUMPUR (Kosmo) – Pos Malaysia Berhad akan mengeluarkan setem kenang-kenangan serta barangan filateli yang bertemakan Program Penyelidikan Antartika Malaysia mulai Khamis ini.

Ketua Unit Setem dan Filateli Pos Malaysia, Yasmin Ramli berkata, pengeluaran setem itu dengan usahasama Kementerian Sains, Teknologi dan Alam Sekitar juga bersempena lawatan kerja Sultan Terengganu, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin ke Antartika pada November tahun lepas ketika baginda menjawat jawatan Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

Yasmin berkata, setem segi empat sama dalam dominasi 60 sen dan 90 sen serta sampul surat hari pertama berharga 50 sen boleh didapati di semua cawangan Pos Malaysia seluruh negara.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment