Monday, 4 April 2011

SetemKu - Personailised Individual Stamp

Those of you who are lifetime stamp collectors like me may want to take a look at Pos Malaysia pages on SetemKu which allows for creating your own stamps, and you can use them too. Art and graphic design students may want to take this up and do something related to The Early Malay Doctors. For individual portraiture stamps, you will need the consent of the photographed person - eg each doctor. Photos/images must be 600 dpi minimum and in TIFF format. Read more on technicalities at Pos Malaysia website.

I don't have the portrait of each doctor at that high resolution (min 600 dpi). If you are interested, then you will need to contact each doctor's family and ask them or go to their homes and scan at that high resolution. You will need to burn all hi-res images to CD and turn that in along with payment to Pos Malaysia for approval. Then wait to get your personalised stamps.

Straits Settlements, 1883, 4 cents

Straits Settlements, 1892, 2 cents (left) and 1894, 3 cents

Straits Settlements 1904, 8 cents  (left) and 1918, 4 cents (right)
Straits Settlements, 1918, $2
Federation of Malaya, 1945, 30 cents / Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, 1945, 30 sen

Old stamps from Wikipedia