Stamps on Launch of POS Malaysia Berhad – Malaysia 1992.
Postal Services were established in Malaysia in the 1800s in Straits Settlements, started in other parts from 1837 t0 1910. In 1913 the Malaysian Postal Union was formed. Till 1992 Malaysian Postal Services operated as a government department for almost 200 years. In 1992 it was transformed into a corporatised entity POS Malaysia Berhad.
A strip of Five stamps of 30c was released on 01 Jan 1992 to mark the inauguration of Post Office Corporation.
30c – Postman on Cycle 30c – Postman on Motorcycle 30c – Inner City Postal Van 30c- Industrial Postal Van 30c – Plane & Globe
Denmark issued a miniature sheet with a stamp to commemorate the International Stamp Exhibition HAFNIA 87 on 27 Aug 1987 at Copenhagen. It features 9125k Denmark Stamp, Steam Locomotive & Mail Wagon. The Souvenir sheet was sold only in combination with entrance -engraved by Czeslaw Slania. Print Quantity -228,648 and Face Value 45 Danish Kroner.
The Dresden Traffic Museum is housed in the Johanneum in Neumarkt in Dresden .It was officially opened in 1956 and displays vehicles of all modes of transport like road, railways, air, shipping under one roof.
GDR/DDR issued a set of stamps on models displayed in Dresden Traffic museum on 13 Sep 1977.
Buddha’s Birthday – Buddha Purnima -Vesak -Stamps of Sri Lanka 2013
Stampdigest wishes all its readers a Happy Buddha Purnima or Vesak on 19 May 2019.
Gautam Buddha’s Birthday is a holiday traditionally celebrated in East, South and South East Asia. It is based on Asian Lunisolar Calendars and is primarily celebrated in Baisakh month of Buddhist Calendar and Bikram Samvat of Hindu Calendar and that is why called Vesak. It also falls on full moon Uposotha day in 5th or 6th Lunar Month. It is also celebrated on the eighth day of the fourth month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The full moon is Purnima in Sanskrit and hence Buddha Purnima. It is celebrated in April, May or June based on Gregorian Calendar. In 2019 it is being celebrated on 19th May.
In 2013 Sri Lanka issued a set of four stamps and a miniature sheet to celebrate Vesak. The stamps feature incidents from the life of Young Prince Siddhartha (Gautam Buddha). He goes out of his Palace in a Chariot accompanied by his Charioteer Channa or Chandaka. These are referred to as Four sights which led Buddha to enlightenment.
SL Rupees 4.00 – Prince Siddhartha encountered an Old Man.
SL Rupees 5.00- Prince Siddhartha encountered a Diseased Man
SL Rupees 15.00- Prince Siddhartha encountered a decaying Corpse.
SL Rupees 50.00- Prince Siddharth encountered an Ascetic.