Stamp collectors will be happy to know that Pos Malaysia has introduced its National Laureates stamp series. The first stamps in this series feature three of Malaysia's renowned national laureates namely Kamaluddin Muhammad ("Keris Mas"), Usman Awang ("Tongkat Warrant") and Muhammad bin Abdul Biang ("Arena Wati").
StampNews.com invites our readers to appreciate the original design of these three culturally loaded stamps.
"The issuance of the national laureate's series is part of our efforts in honouring Malaysia's national laureates for their outstanding contributions in producing world class literary works, to encourage a reading habit among Malaysians, as well as to preserve our heritage through our stamp collections", said Pos Malaysia group CEODato' Mohd Shukrie Mohd Salleh.
"Most of these literary works were hand written, as such, the pen nib cancellation mark represents their creativity and dedication in producing fine literature reads for generations to come. I believe that avid collectors or beginners will find this issue interesting for them to add on as part of their collection", he added.