Thursday, November 11, 2010

Become a Kiwi Collector

For beginner, there is a good introduction Stamp Collecting book issued by New Zealand Post. It is very informative and a guide on how to collect New Zealand stamps by setting up a Standing Order Deposit Account. If you interested to obtain a Free copy, you can contact:

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Treasures from the Archives - Large Stamp

Australia Post has created its first jumbo stamp, the size of a miniature sheet, to launch a new series Treasures from the Archives, which highlights items from the National Philatelic Collection. It features the 1932 printing of the two pounds Kangaroo and Map stamp, the highest value stamp in the first Australian Commonwealth series. Above shown is the Stamp Pack.

Royal Mail New Issue Leaflet and Collections Catalog

If you read my previous posting on British Philatelic Bulletin (, you need to pay for a subscription fee if you want a copy of the Bulletin. Alternatively, for collectors who just need to get alert from Royal Mail on new issues and a catalog where you can order past issues and forthcoming stamp issues, you can write to Royal Mail to have your name added to the mailing list to receive the "first" (send prior to every new issue) and Collections (published by season). Both printed in color and it is Free to all collectors. 

If you keen to obtain this information, please contact Royal Mail at:

Old Post Offices - 09.10.10 (KLCC Postmark)

This issued have 28 stamps in different designs, draw in sketch and water color. You can find unique building architecture of old post offices in different states in Malaysia. If you keen in drawing or would like to view the master piece of these paintings, you can go to GPO, Stamp Gallery in KL. Each painting is with artist signature at the bottom (not shown in the stamp). 

The FDC pictorial shown the evolution of the post box used in different period of time.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Thai Stamp Bulletin

Thai Stamp Bulletin is published by Thailand Post on quarterly basis. Customer of Standing Order Deposit Account (SODA) get it free and deliver by airmail. For non customers, you can subscribe to it with a minimum fee of THB 40.00 only (approx. RM4.20 to cover for the postage). Printed in color and in Thai and English.

For those who interested, can contact:
Postage Stamps and Philately Department
Thailand Post Co., Ltd
111  M.3  Changwattana Road, Laksi,
Bangkok 10210-0299,

Singapore Stamp Bulletin - Miniature World

Miniature World is published by Singapore Post, it only available to all Standing Order customers for Free. Nevertheless, you can download the soft-copy for free at

You also can view the latest "Issue 83" at:

Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM 125 Years Anniversary) - Issued 22.06.10

Bangkok 2010 Overprint and Miniature sheet.

Mint stamps.

Booklet front cover.

Narrative inside the booklet. 

Booklet stamps (printed in strip of 10 stamps, with 5 designs).

This is a beautiful set of train stamps issued by Pos Malaysia on 22 Jun 10. The overprint MS is in limited quantity. In total, there are 8 different stamps and 1 miniature sheet.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Thailand Blind Education

Thailand Post issued a single commemorative stamp with Braille code embossed on the stamp. Similar to our Pos Malaysia "Caring Society" last year issued. You can read more here: Personally, this stamp worth to collect for the special Braille designed. I don't have time to decode the Braille code, if you know, please share with me.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Medical Breakthroughs - 16.09.10 (Royal Mail, UK)

The design of these stamps are simply beautiful, with fine illustrations of human organs. Narrative printed on the information card:

"Over the past century, British medicine has undergone dramatic transformations - scientific, political, financial and social. The challenges of mass health care, the pressures of war, the hazards and opportunities of the global pharmaceutical industry; all have created a setting in which scientific and technological breakthroughs have revolutionized the way we think about medicine, health, illness and the body". 

The stamps: Heart regulating beta blockers, Antibiotic properties of penicillin, Total hip replacement operation, Artificial lens implant surgery, Malaria and mosquitoes and Computed tomography scanner.

Indonesia Singapore Joint Stamp Issue - 28.10.09

Shown above are the Indonesia and both countries stamps on the Joint Issue FDC. 

Malaysia Korea Joint Issue - 23.02.10 (Tiger)

Joint issue cover with both Malaysia and Korean stamps.