This is my early write up on the Lunar New Year Greetings and stamps in Malaysia. While we wait for the Year of the Horse issue, here is a blast from the past…
Lunar New Year Greetings
The earliest Lunar New Year (LNY) greeting by Pos Malaysia was in 1991. Pos Malaysia used postal slogans near the LNY month on the frankings for all mails. Here is an example:
In 1992, Pos Malaysia changed the corporate logo thus the franking was changed as well:
The greeting slogans continued every year until 2000 when the slogan was changed:
In 2001, the font was changed.
I found the last LNY greeting was in 2002. The envelope was also taxed due to insufficient postage.
Lunar New Year Stamps
2000 Year of the Dragon
It was also in 2000 that Pos Malaysia issued the first LNY stamp issue. It is the now famous Year of the Dragon stamps and miniature sheets. Here are the sheets:
For the complete visual of the collection of covers check out this link: https://myfdc.wordpress.com/malaysia-first-day-covers/1991-2000/2000-2/
2001 was the Year of the Snake but for some strange…
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