Sunday, February 1, 2009

Myanmar Independence FDC

Myanmar FDC
61st Independence Day
Date of Issue: 04 January 2009

On 4 January 1948, the nation became an independent republic, named the Union of Burma, with Sao Shwe Thaik as its first President and U Nu as its first Prime Minister. Unlike most other former British colonies and overseas territories, it did not become a member of the Commonwealth. A bicameral parliament was formed, consisting of a Chamber of Deputies and a Chamber of Nationalities.

Comment: This is my first real posted FDC from Myanmar, they did not issue official FDC for this set except a special cancellation. You should study its special numeral, and then you can understand this set was issued on 4th January 2009. The local dated postmark is not very clear, and I also do not understand its meaning. It is a very mysterious FDC in my collection.


Smail said...

it's beautiful
but why the stamps in the top is not in English and the one of the bottom is in english? how can we know that it's from maynamar?

tants said...

I have quite a number of Myanmar stamps, and most of the 2-stamp issues are issued as described, with only one carrying English scripts. I believe this is an official issue, as 4 January is their Independance Day, Myanmar has been issuing a set of stamps on this day almost every year for the last few years. In addition, these stamps do not pander to any thematic collectors, the designs are very nationalistic.

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