Historical bridges on new stamps

KUALA LUMPUR: Stamps showcasing historical bridges will be sold at all Post Malaysia offices nationwide from today.
The stamps, each measuring 50mm by 30mm, feature the Merdeka Bridge in Kedah (30 sen), Victoria Bridge in Perak (50 sen), Kota Bridge in Selangor (50 sen) and Sg Segamat Bridge in Johor (RM1).
The first-day cover at 30 sen each, comes with a pamphlet with a short historical account of each bridge. The set, complete with four designs, costs RM2.60.
The folder for the stamps, limited to 1,000 copies, will be sold for RM5.50 each at selected post offices.
"Bridges play a significant role in connecting people and places. It also connects the development of society and civilisation," Pos Malaysia Bhd managing director and group chief executive officer Datuk Idrose Mohamed said in a statement.
PosNiaga Philately senior manager Wong Lai Kim added that all the bridges chosen were built before the country's independence except for the Kota Bridge which was destroyed in 1941 during World War II and rebuilt in 1958.
Stamp enthusiasts are encouraged to open a standing order deposit account to receive their stamps and other philatelic products through the mail without the hassle of queuing at the post office.
A minimum deposit of RM50 will be charged when opening an account.
Members will continue to receive stamps as long as there is sufficient balance in their account.
For further information log on to or visit the nearest post office.

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