Sunday, September 25, 2016

Scented Flowers - Series II


In continuation of the Scented Flowers stamp series issued in 2001, Pos Malaysia issued the second series of the Scented Flowers stamps in 2016.

The following flowers are being featured in this second stamp series on scented flowers (from left to right) :

Bread Flower, a plant with small white flowers emitting a fragrance akin to pandan leaves, and was traditionally used by Malay ladies to accessorise their hair. A symbol of modesty and gentle personality, it is included in the betel leaf container used during Malay wedding ceremonies.

Yellow Saraca, a plant with flowers growing in large clusters directly from the trunks, branches or twigs of the tree. The flowers are brown in colour, and the fragrance of a full bloom can last for 2 to 3 weeks.

Cannonball Flower, a plant with a special type of tree that produces large and colourful flowers from its branches that jut out from the main stem. The scent produced attracts insects it needs for pollination. The flowers are orange, red and pink in colour.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Date of Issue : 7 Mar 2016
Postmark : Kuala Lumpur
Denomination : 2 x 70 sen and 4 x 80 sen
Stamp Size : 35mm x 35mm
Paper : Tullis Russell High Reading Yellow/Green Phosphor Gummed Stamp Paper
Printing Process : Lithography

A LIL' NOTE

This stamp issue unveiled Malaysia stamps with Jawi inscription for the first time, and Pos Malaysia will continue to produce all its future stamps in this manner.