Pos Malaysia issues stamps portraying South Sea pearls
August 01, 2015 – Pos Malaysia Berhad has issued a special stamps series featuring exquisite pearls.
This is the first time Pos Malaysia is issuing collectors’ stamps portraying the uniqueness of South Sea pearls. It began selling the special collection of stamps and philatelic items yesterday. (The Star)
- 60sen – Circle South Sea Pearls
- 70sen – Baroque South Sea Pearls
- 80sen – Drop South Sea Pearls
- RM5 (MS)
- Sheets: 60sen x 20, 70sen x 20, 80sen x 20
The highlight of this collection is a striking 3D image, where foil stamping is combined with embossing. Another interesting feature is the shape of the stamps
Circle South Sea Pearls are among the rarest and most sought-after pearl produced in the world today. Their warm, golden colors are completely natural, produced by the gold-lip variety of the Pinctada maxima pearl oyster.
Baroque South Sea Pearls
The ideal pearl is perfectly round and smooth, but many other shapes of pearls (baroque pearls) occur.
Drop South Sea Pearls
Drop Shaped Pearls refer to two extraordinary natural drop-shaped South Sea pearls discovered from the pearl oyster Pinctada maxima