Sunday, June 9, 2013

The Legacy of the Loom - Empress's Robe Shaped Sheets - Malaysia

The first stamps of 2012 in Malaysia saw the release of a strip of 5 stamps displaying the art of weaving traditional textiles in Malaysia. Malaysia Post also released a set of limited edition miniature sheets shaped in the form of a Ming Empress's robe. The robe's got an embroidered mighty dragon print on it (available in gold hot stamping print or normal print).

Two miniature sheets with denominations of RM3 and RM5 were issued. I've got the ones with the Jakarta overprint. The sheets were sold out on the first day of issue itself and are very difficult to obtain. I am still looking for the sheets without the overprint and also the RM5 sheet with the normal print. Beautiful sheets though.

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