Pos Malaysia has unveiled its newest stamp collection entitled The World’s Tallest Tropical Tree.
The world’s tallest tropical tree, which measures 100.8m tall and weighs an estimated 81,500kg, is a Yellow Meranti, scientifically known as Shorea faguetiana.
The tree can be found in the mixed dipterocarp forest of Danum Valley, Sabah.
This stamp collection is crafted around the illustration of the tree and its elements.
To add excitement to this special issuance, the miniature sheet is designed in a special size, making it the largest stamp ever produced by Pos Malaysia, measuring 180mm by 35mm.
This miniature sheet is brought to life with a special embossed effect on the trunk all the way up to the canopy, priced at RM8.
The tree produces winged fruits that spin like a helicopter when falling to the ground.
The fruit is featured on stamps and available for purchase in 90sen denominations.
The quantity of stamps produced for this issue is 250,000 pieces.
Pos Malaysia Bhd group head of channel management and customer experience, Azmil Othman Merican said, “Pos Malaysia is proud to highlight the world’s tallest tropical tree via this stamp issuance.
“This tree is testament to the importance of preservation efforts as it was found in Danum Valley, a conservation area where logging is prohibited and trees are protected.
“We hope that this effort will serve as an educational tool for our young stamp collectors nationwide on Malaysia’s natural forest reserve and the importance of preservation.”
In addition, there are 25,000 copies of first day covers available at 50sen each.
Customers can get both the first day covers with miniature sheet at RM8.50 and first day cover with stamp at RM1.40.
Stamp collectors can cancel their miniature sheet and stamps on the first day cover with the cancellation mark featuring the tree’s fruit.
This issue also has a postcard featuring the actual photo of the tree which costs RM1 per piece.
Meanwhile, the folder is on sale for RM6 apiece and there are 1,500 available.
Those looking to purchase the complete set can do so at RM33.90.
This collection is available for purchase at Pos Malaysia’s online shop (www.pos.com.my) and 13 General Post Offices nationwide.
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