Next issue: Medicinal Plants Series 4 (17 May 2018)

The next issue is on Medicinal Plants Series 4. A media preview was held in the GPO Kuala Lumpur Philatelic Bureau Headquarters. This issue will be released on 17 May 2018.

This time the issue will comprise of:

  1. 60 sen stamp featuring Jering (Dogfruit / Archidendron jiringa)
  2. 80 sen stamp featuring Putat (Freshwater Mangrove / Barringtonia asiatica (this might be incorrect as the Freshwater Mangrove should refer to Barringtonia acutangula or Barringtonia racemosa!) *Note: Barringtonia asiatica is usually referred to as Fish Poison Tree / Sea Poison Tree
  3. RM 1 stamp featuring Engkalak (Butter Fruit / Litsea garciae)
  4. RM 3 MS featuring Petai (Bitter Bean / Parkia speciosa)
  5. 50 sen blank envelope
  6. RM 6 empty folder

Prices are before GST (6%).


Matching postmarks would be from Changkat Jering for Jering and anywhere in Sarawak (or Sabah) for Engkalak.

The quantities issued are:

  1. 200,000 pieces of each stamp design
  2. 25,000 pieces of MS
  3. 28,000 pieces of blank envelope
  4. 1,800 pieces of folder

Any experts out there to weigh in your opinion on Putat’s more accurate scientific name?



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