Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Malaysia-Indonesia Joint Issue


This joint stamp issue between Pos Malaysia and Pos Indonesia aims to promote greater understanding and goodwill among the people of both nations.

Featured in this issue are the followings :

1.  National Monuments of Malaysia and Indonesia
2.  Currency of Malaysia and Indonesia
3.  First stamp of both nations after independence
4.  The Red and Green Jungle Fowl

Tugu Negara, The National Monument of Malaysia, is a memorial to those who have sacrificed their lives for the freedom of Malaysia. Indonesia's Proclamation Monument features images of President Soekarno and Mohamad Hatta at the reading of the Proclamation of Independence of Indonesia.

Malaya's first currency note was introduced in 1959, with the first One Dollar featuring a sailboat being hauled ashore by a crew of fishermen. On the other hand, Indonesia's first currency note, Oeang Rupublik Indonesia was introduced in 1946.

Malaya's first stamp features Malaya's first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman in the foreground and an endearing crowd of Malayans in the background. Indonesia's first stamp features native scenes showing rice cultivation.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Date of Issue : 8 Aug 2011
Postmark : Kuala Lumpur
Denomination : 8 x 90 sen
Stamp Size : 40mm x 30mm
Paper : SPM Watermarked, Phosphor Coated
Printing Process : Lithography

A LIL' NOTE

All stamp designs are jointly issued with Pos Indonesia. In Indonesia, stamps are issued at a denomination of Rp 2,500.

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