Gold Ink Commemorative Stamps On Perak Sultan Available From Thursday

Last update: 05/05/2015

KUALA LUMPUR, May 5 (Bernama) -- Pos Malaysia will be issuing a special commemorative stamp and philatelic collection in conjunction with the enthronement of the Sultan of Perak XXXV, tomorrow.



Pos Malaysia Group chief executive officer Azlan Shahrim said the collection would be available for sale at all post offices nationwide starting May 7.



"We are proud to mark the occasion of His Royal Highness the Sultan of Perak's enthronement by issuing this special collection," he said in a statement, here, today.



The special issue consists of three individual stamps featuring the portrait of the Perak Sultan, measuring 30mm x 51mm priced at 60 sen and RM1.20 while the stamp featuring His and Her Royal Highness is priced at 80 sen each on a sheet of 20 stamps each.



"There will also be a miniature sheet featuring a portrait of His and Her Royal Highness measuring 100mm x 80mm with a stamp measuring 42mm x 70mm in size available at RM5 each.



"A premium miniature sheet with a face value of RM10 is also included in this issuance. However, the quantity is limited and reserved for Istana Perak and Standing Order Deposit Account (SODA) members only," he said.



He said iridescent and gold inks were used on the background and on the crest and words of the premium minature sheet respectively.



"The background colour changes depending on the incidence of light," he said.



First day covers are also available on the first day of the stamp issuance at 50 sen each and RM3.10 with a stamp set, RM5.50 with a miniature sheet set, while the folder is priced at RM6 each and the complete set at RM71.60.



Customers who buy the first day covers at the Kuala Kangsar Post Office or Pos Malaysia booth at the Ipoh Town Hall during the exhibition on Thursday will get the Kuala Kangsar mark on their first day covers as a special offer.



To keep abreast of new issues and to enjoy the convenience of receiving items on the day of issue without having to queue at the post office, customers can sign up for SODA at http://www.posonline.com.my that allows them to open a SODA account, top up, check the account balance and to update personal details.



For further information, log on to http://www.pos.com.my or visit the nearest Pos Malaysia outlet or the Stamp and Philately Division at 1st Floor, Pos Malaysia headquarters, Dayabumi Complex, Kuala Lumpur.



Alternatively, the public can call 03-22672267 ext. 6656 or email to filateli@pos.com.my for enquires.



-- BERNAMA