Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Happy New Year 2011!

Hello All,
I wish all my blog readers and postal label collectors A Happy New Year 2011! May the new year bring us prosperity, productivity and good health.
Happy collecting!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Malaysia Poslaju (Domestic Express) - Unable to Forward Cancellation

This Poslaju (domestic express) letter was delivered to my house but there was no one at home to sign and collect the letter. This letter was returned back to the nearest post processing center for self collection. A notice has been delivered to inform the addressee. The letter then stamped with "Kembalikan Item Gagal Diserah Pada 2 Nov 2010" (Returned Item, Failed to Forward on 2th Nov 2010). 

Below is the empty form for Poslaju Domestic Express. If you intend to send item oversea, you need to get another form which stated for International Express.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

US Airmail Cover

This is another old US airmail cover sent from US to Germany with different designed of airmail label.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

US Airmail Cover

This is an old cover sent from California to England in 1966. Postage rate is 50c. The airmail label is printed with message "Employ Epileptics".

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Malaysia Custom Declaration Label (CN.22)

This is the current used custom declaration label, details instructions are printed on the back of the label. Custom declaration label is printed in green, is a worldwide standard. It is use to declare contents sent, such as gift, document, commercial sample and others. The sender also need to declare the quantity, weight and value of the contents. 

To accelerate customs clearance,  fill in this form in English, French or in a language accepted by the destination country. If the value of the content is over 300 SDR (or the equivalent currency of the country), you must use a CN.23 form. 

What is SDR?
"The currency value of the SDR (Special Drawing Rights) is determined by summing the values in U.S. dollars, based on market exchange rates, of a basket of major currencies (the U.S. dollar, Euro, Japanese yen, and pound sterling). The SDR currency value is calculated daily (except on IMF holidays or whenever the IMF is closed for business) and the valuation basket is reviewed and adjusted every five years."

IMF (International Monetary Fund) website provides the SDR Valuation:

If you would like to know more on SDR, below is the Aljazeera English programme on YouTube:
Inside Story - China questions the dollar's value - 26 Mar 09 - Part 1, 2: