Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Malaysian First Day Covers - Primates Of Malaysia Series 2 - Issued 26 January 2016

The Malaysian rainforest is a bio-diverse landscape that is home to a total of 19 species of primates. These include the great apes such as orang utans, lesser apes such as gibbons, and a variety of old world monkeys such as macaques, leaf monkeys and proboscis monkeys. The tropical climate of the country features uniform temperature, high humidity and copious rainfall, offering the perfect sanctuary to these primates. Primates are recognised by a suite of morphological characteristics such as having larger brain relative to its body size, stereoscopic vision and grasping hands and feet, as well as behavioural  traits such as grooming and allomothering , or other social caring of the young by those other than the biological mother.( The issue of these first day covers is to commemorate the arrival of the Monkey Year 2016 according to the Chinese calendar which falls on the 07th. of February 2016. )


1.  MALAYSIAN FIRST DAY COVER - PRIMATES OF MALAYSIA SERIES 2 - ISSUED 26TH. JANUARY 2016.

2.  MALAYSIAN FIRST DAY COVER - PRIMATES OF MALAYSIA SERIES 2 - ISSUED 26TH. JANUARY 2016

Friday, 22 January 2016

Old Stamps Of Australia - Part I

The six self-governing Australian colonies such as New South Wales ( 1850 ), Victoria ( 1850 ), Tasmania ( 1853 ), Western Australia ( 1854 ), Queensland ( 1860 ) and South Australia ( 1855 ) operated their own postal service and stamps. When they found the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901, all postal service became a Commonwealth responsibility. The Commonwealth's Postmaster General's Department became effective on 1st. March 1901 while stamps of the 6 colonies continued to be valid until 14th February 1966 when the introduction of the decimal currency made all stamps bearing the earlier currency invalid for use. Australian philately proper begins on 2nd. January 1903 with the issue of a red 1d ( one penny ) Kangaroo and map and was the first definitive stamp with the sole nomenclature " Australia ". With the accession of George VI in 1936 until the early 1970, Australian definitive featured the monarch, Australian fauna and flora . However in the late 1950s the depiction of the monarch was now on Elizabeth the II. Australian commemorative stamp was issued on 09 May 1927 featuring the first Parliament House in Canberra. The first Christmas stamp appeared on 06 November 1957.
(ALL STAMPS RELATING TO THE SIX AUSTRALIAN COLONIES CAN BE SEEN ON 18 AND 19 DECEMBER 2013 )

1.  KING GEORGE VI

2.  QUEEN ELIZABETH

3.  QUEEN ELIZABETH

4. FEATURING AUSTRALIAN FAUNA

5.  A 1927 STAMP ON PARLIAMENT HOUSE IN CANBERRA

6.  COLOMBO PLAN - 1951

7.   TELEGRAPH CENTENARY - 1954

8.  WORLD FIRST CHRISTMAS STAMP - 1957

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