Malaysia launched a set of stamps themed around its World Heritage Sites, Taman Negara Mulu, Taman Kinabalu, George Town and Malacca. Incidentally as well, I decided this year to start collecting archaeology-themed stamps albeit on a when-i-remember it basis. I picked up a set on account of the archaeological finds in Malacca.
Stamps on world heritage sites in Malaysia
The Star, 08 April 2009
Pos Malaysia will issue a special collection of stamps and first-day covers featuring the four world heritage sites in Malaysia, beginning Thursday.
Themed, ‘Tourism Destination-World Heritage Site’, Pos Malaysia Berhad stamp and philately unit head Yasmin Ramli said the collection was aimed at promoting interesting tourism destinations in the country.
Here’s the other set of stamps from the same series:
I started picking up stamps last year at a visit to the Singapore Philatelic Museum, and partly from a couple of childrens’ book projects I was involved from previous years. Right now, my collection is a handful of stamps featuring Borobudur and some Australian rock art. Perhaps I’ll share them here when I get the time to scan them. If you come across any archaeology-themed stamps, will you share them with me?