Myanmar Post releases about 2 mln jay bird stamps

Foreigners purchase new stamp featuring jay bird at the Yangon Central Post Office in Yangon. Photo: Myint Maung Soe
Foreigners purchase new stamp featuring jay bird at the Yangon Central Post Office in Yangon. Photo: Myint Maung Soe

The Myanmar Post (MP) under the Ministry of Transport and Communications released about 2 million new jay bird stamps valued at K100 at 9:30 am on 12 December at the Nay Pyi Taw Central Post Office, Yangon post office, Mandalay post office, and other state and regional post offices. A total of 3,400 first day covers were released, according to the Yangon post office.
“The jay bird stamps which were released today were also issued in 1964 and 1968 for 5 pyas, 10 pyas, and 15 pyas coins. This is the third time the stamps have been issued and they are valued at K100. Special stamps are issued mostly on Myanmar’s special days. This year, the stamps have been issued to mark the 12-month festivals and flowers beginning from Pyatho. The jay bird stamp was issued for constant use,” said Daw Si Si Han, Assistant General Manager of the Yangon post office.
As a special offer for the first-day issue of the new stamps, the Yangon post office said it would stamp the postmark and date on the new jay bird postage stamps and first day covers. The Nay Pyi Taw Central Post Office and the Mandalay post office also made similar special offers. The jay bird postage stamps are bought by not only local philatelists, but also foreign philatelists.
“Myanmar stamps are being issued for use as money equivalents to pay postage and registration fees. Stamp collectors usually come and buy the new stamps on the first day of distribution,” said the Assistant General Manager of the Yangon post office.—Myint Maung Soe (Translated by Hay Mar)

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