"1999 Stamp Week Cancellation"
Pos Malaysia had issued a very nice stamp and FDC, "Heliconia and its botanical relatives", for the 1999 Stamp Week. 10 stamps with the 30c value has been issued with different flower design. This issue help me to realise that there are so many kind of plant from the Heliconia family.
1999 Stamp week is held from 29 November to 5 December 1999 at the Dayabumi Complex, Pos Malaysia headquarter. 7 daily pictorial cancellations and 1 stamp week cancellations are introduced. The daily cancellations show different outlook of heliconia plant from various family group.
The highlight for this stamp week was a special stamp week cover as shown above. The cover was printed with a extended art of the Heliconia sheetlet. You are to pasted the 10v stamp on the cover (at designated position in the middle) and it would look like an "enlarged art version" for the sheetlet.
Bright colours are used for this set of stamp and cover and thus make it look a bit chaotic. However, it is still a very nice cover for all specialised collectors. I would suggest to have this cover framed and hang on the wall as decoration (this could look really nice and eye catching!!).
However, please keep this special cover AWAY from direct sunlight. The ink used for this printing are not as good as you think and the colour of the cover may fade if expose under constant sunlight.