Sunday, December 11, 2016

Coronation of HRH Sultan of Selangor IX

(Cover Design 1)

His Royal Highness Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah was proclaimed as the ninth Sultan of Selangor on 22 Nov 2001 after the demise of his father, the late Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah. His Royal Highness was proclaimed and gazetted as the Crown Prince of Selangor at the age of 15.

His Royal Highness was born on 24 Dec 1945 at Istana Jema'ah Klang Selangor, and is the eldest son of the late DYMM Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah.

His Royal Highness received his early education at the Malay Primary School and St John's Institution Primary School. His Royal Highness then continued his secondary education at Hale School in Perth, Australia before proceeding to England to further his education at the Langhurst College in Surrey.

His Royal Highness returned from England in 1968 and held several posts in the Selangor State and Federal Government Administration Services. His Royal Highness was attached to the Selangor State Secretariat, the District Office and the Royal Malaysian Police Department in Kuala Lumpur.

His Royal Highness was also actively involved in sports. His Royal Highness was appointed the Chairman of the Semi-Pro Football Association and made as an Honorary Life President of the Football Association of Selangor.

His Royal Highness is also active in adventurous sports. The most prestige Vintage Car Race that His Royal Highness has participated and achieved was the Peking to Paris Challenge in 1997, a race covering 16,000 km distance through 15 countries, whereby His Royal Highness received the Silver Medal under the Vintage Car Class.

In the academic field, His Royal Highness was appointed the Pro-Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) and was also appointed as the Chancellor of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM).

In conjunction with the coronation of His Royal Highness as the ninth Sultan of Selangor, Pos Malaysia issued a set of 3 stamps to commemorate this event. Two designs of cover are available for this issue - one cover design as shown above, the other design shown herewith.

(Cover Design 2)

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Date of Issue : 8 Mar 2003
Postmark : Kuala Lumpur
Denomination : 30 sen, 50 sen and RM1
Stamp Size : 30mm x 40mm
Paper : SPM Watermarked, Phosphor Coated
Printing Process : Lithography

A LIL' NOTE

Today, 11 Dec 2016, is Sultan of Selangor's Birthday, hence have decided to share above stamp issue on this day.

The Sultans Birthdays are decided by the respective states. So whenever the actual Sultans are changed, the birthdays do not. Which is why Sultan of Selangor's Birthday is on 11 Dec "officially" every year despite His Royal Highness Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah actual birthday is on 24 Dec.

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