Malaysia Lunar New Year Greetings and Stamps


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…

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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:

1991 Slogan

In 1992, Pos Malaysia changed the corporate logo thus the franking was changed as well:

1992 Slogan

The greeting slogans continued every year until 2000 when the slogan was changed:

2000 Slogan

In 2001, the font was changed.

2001 Slogan

I found the last LNY greeting was in 2002. The envelope was also taxed due to insufficient postage.

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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:

2000 Year of the Dragon individual sheet

2000 Year of the Dragon mixed sheet

2000 Perf Sheet 1

2000 Perf Sheet 2

2000 Year of the Dragon Imperf 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/

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