Malaysian History as Told by Stamps

By Enzo Sim

August 2019 FEATURE
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Other versions of the Merdeka private cover.It was once dubbed the “King of Hobbies”. Stamp collecting was the craze when postal services were the only way to send letters, but with passing time, interest in the hobby has seemingly taken a backstage.The value of stamps, however, has not – in 2014 a one-of-a-kind stamp, the British Guiana One-Cent Black on Magenta, was sold for US$9.5mil. It beat the record of the US$2.2mil rare misprinted Swedish stamp sold in 1996.1In terms...

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Enzo Sim

is a Mass Communications graduate who has an unwavering passion towards international relations, history and regional affairs of Southeast Asia. His passion has brought him to different Southeast Asian capitals to explore the diverse cultural intricacies within the region.