POS MALAYSIA CELEBRATES THE CORONATION OF DYMM SULTAN JOHOR WITH SPECIAL STAMP COLLECTION
Pos Malaysia release a special commemorative stamp and philatelic collection to celebrate the coronation of Sultan Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar
60sen / 80sen / RM1
Sheets: 60sen x 16 / 80sen x 16 / RM1 x 16
KUALA LUMPUR, Friday – Pos Malaysia Berhad (“Pos Malaysia”) will be issuing a special commemorative stamp and philatelic collection in conjunction with the coronation of Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar of Johor on Monday, March 23rd.
“Pos Malaysia is proud to mark the occasion of His Royal Highness the Sultan of Johor’s Coronation by issuing this special collection. This coronation has been a long-awaited event since the last coronation was in 1960, when Almarhum Sultan Ismail Sultan Ibrahim ascended the Johor throne,” said Azlan Shahrim, Covering Group Chief Executive Officer of Pos Malaysia.
The collection will be available for sale at all post offices nationwide starting Tuesday, March 24th.
The special issue consists of three individual stamps featuring the portrait of His Royal Highness measuring 40mm x 52mm priced at 60sen, 80sen and RM1 respectively on a sheet of 14 stamps each.
“There will also be a miniature sheet featuring a portrait of His and Her Royal Highnesses the Sultan and the Sultanah of Johor measuring 100mm x 90mm with a stamp measuring 40mm x 52mm in size available at RM5 each.
“Special technique using gloss varnish is applied on the crest in the miniature sheet to add extra shine and depth to it,” added Azlan.
First Day Covers are also available on the first day of the stamp issuance at 50 sen each and RM2.90 with a stamp set, RM5.50 with a miniature sheet set, while the folder is priced at RM6 each and RM67.40 for the complete set.
Stamps are designed by YM Prof. Dato’ Raja Zahabuddin Raja Yaacob, Dean, Faculty of Industrial Art and Design Technology, Universiti Industri Selangor (UNISEL) and printed byCartor Security Printing, France on yellow green, phosphor-coated paper.