KUALA LUMPUR – Pos Malaysia will issue the latest stamps series featuring the three longest rivers in Malaysia.
Its Stamp and Philately Unit head, Diyana Lean Abdullah said they were the Sungai Rajang in Sarawak, Sungai Kinabatangan (Sabah) and Sungai Pahang (Pahang).
She said of the three rivers debuted on the stamp series, Sungai Rajang – the longest river in the country measuring at 563km – was chosen to be the longest miniature sheet ever produced by Pos Malaysia.
“There are only 200,000 pieces for each design, 28,000 pieces of First Day cover, 25,000 pieces of Miniature Sheet and 2,000 pieces of folder,” she told a press conference today.
Diyana said the stamps would be available at post offices nationwide, beginning Feb 27.
“In this series, the stamps will feature the illustration of top-down views of the second and third longest rivers in Malaysia, which are the Kinabatangan River (560km) and Pahang River (459km). Both are worth 80 sen and 60 sen, respectively.
“The longest of the three, Rajang River will make its apperance on the Miniature Sheet which will also be the longest Miniature Sheet that we have ever issued,” she noted.
Other philatelic products such as the first-day cover with a free brochure are available at 55 sen each while the complete stamp series can be obtained at RM40.70 each.
Meanwhile, a United Kingdom collector, Mike Kingslang, 73, said he started collecting stamps since 1973 and had a collection of stamps since Malaysia’s independence in 1957.
“I come to Malaysia once a year, and it is a must for me to come and purchase the stamps produced. I am very impressed with the design produced,” he said. – BERNAMA