Stamps mark 40th anniversary of His Majesty's coronation
By Mohammad Abdullah

The Postal Service Department announced that the department will release new commemorative stamps and first day cover to commemorate the 40th anniversary of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam's coronation.

The stamps and first day cover will be on sale on August 1 at post offices across the country, namely, the Bandar Post Office, Mail Processing Centre in Berakas, Seri Kompleks Post Office, Muara Post Office, LTAB Post Office, Kiulap Post Office, Kuala Belait Post Office, Seria Post Office, BSP Post Office, Lumut Post Office, Tutong Post Office and Bangar Post Office in Temburong.

Four new stamps designed for the commemorative stamps will be priced at 40 cents each, while the official first day cover will be priced at 45 cents each.

Meanwhile, two miniature sheets will also be sold two weeks after the official launching of the commemorative stamps and official first day covers. The sheets will be priced at $1.60, while a special miniature sheet will cost $40.

The Head of the Philatelic Unit, Postal Services, Hjh Hammah bte Puasa said that to make it easier for stamp collectors and the public to purchase the commemorative stamps and official first day covers as well as the miniature sheets, order forms will be distributed to all post offices in the country on July 23. - Borneo Bulletin (21st July 2008)