POS Malaysia (i.e. Malaysia's postal service) is releasing Antarctic commemorative stamps on March 8, 2012. These stamps honor Malaysia's Antarctic Research Programme. The release includes 3 different stamp designs (2 worth 90 sen and one worth 60 sen). The two 90 sen designs are featured on the same stamp sheet while the 60 sen has its own stamp sheet. The first day issue envelope features images of researchers working in Antarctica.
90 Sen Malaysian Antarctic Research Programme Stamps - These stamps will be available as a sheet of 16 with 8 being 35 mm x 35 mm and 8 being 70 mm x 35 mm. The design on the square 35 mm x 35 mm features a world map with areas highlighted. The rectangle 70 mm x 35 mm design features Emperor penguins in Antarctica and a scientific researcher.
60 Sen Malaysian Antarctic Research Programme Stamps - These stamps come as a sheet of 20 with each stamp measuring 35mm x 35 mm. The design for this stamp features the Antarctic continent with the Malaysia flag in the center.
Learn more about the technical specs of these stamps and find links to images of them on the POS Malaysia website here.
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