Wednesday May 23, 2012
Get a whiff of new stamps with a lime scent
KUALA LUMPUR: Stamp collectors who buy the new miniature sheet from Pos Malaysia's limited edition Aromatic Plants stamp series are in for a pleasant lime scent treat.
Produced in the Netherlands, the sheet is the first of its kind in Malaysia and will give out a whiff of kaffir lime leaves when rubbed.
The stamp series will be sold from tomorrow at all Pos Malaysia outlets.
Pos Malaysia's Stamp and Philately head Yasmin Ramli said the collection features three aromatic plants kaffir lime on the RM5 sheet, peppermint on the RM1 stamp and kesum leaves on the 60 sen stamp set.
However, only the RM5 sheet featuring the kaffir lime is printed on aromatic sheet.
“For the first day only, we will also sell First Day Cover envelopes for 50 sen each.
“A complete collection will include the RM5.50 special folder, available only on the first day at selected post offices,” she said at the preview event here yesterday.
The miniature sheet, printed with ink infused with kaffir lime essential oil, measures 120mm by 80mm.
The stamps are printed in sheets of 20 on special security stamp paper and measures 40.6mm by 29.8mm each.
Aromatic Plants is the sixth series by Pos Malaysia this year, and was done in collaboration with the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM).
FRIM's herbal product development programme head Dr Nor Azah Mohamad Ali and Philatelic Society of Malaysia president Datuk Anuar Bashah hoped the stamp collection would increase public knowledge about local aromatic plants and their benefits.
For more information, visit the nearest Pos Malaysia outlet or log on to www.pos.com.my.