Malaysian History as Told by Stamps


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-akind 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 1996.1

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