Creative Innovations and Advanced Printing Technologies in Contemporary Postage Stamps from Malaysia

Das, Indraneil and Gee, Genevieve V. A. (2018) Creative Innovations and Advanced Printing Technologies in Contemporary Postage Stamps from Malaysia. Journal of Philatelic Society of Kuching, Sarawak, 10 (1). pp. 35-76.

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To most, a stamp, or more technically postage stamp, is one of those drab, small, usually rectangular but sometimes come in other shapes, serrated, gummed paper you lick or glue to stick into letter envelopes, parcels, post cards or any other items of mail, which is bought at the post office or other authorized postal agencies. The presence of postage stamp on any item of mail indicates that the person sending has paid for the delivery cost and the post-mark, otherwise known as the cancellation mark, is a measure taken to prevent stamps from being reused. Before the introduction of postage stamps in England (its known origin), items of mail were paid for by the recipient, and there was no restriction or control imposed on the amount, size or weight of the items being mailed. As a result, the postal service suffered significant losses on mail items that recipients refused or were unable to pay. As part of an attempt to reform and improve the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland’s postal system, which was in chaos and prevalent with corruption in the early 19th century, the English reformist, Sir Rowland Hill, in 1839, proposed the use of postage stamp.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation
Uncontrolled Keywords: postage stamps, Creative Innovations, advanced printings, technologies, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2020 03:08
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2023 06:32

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