It's His Majesty The Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam's 65th Birthday today. And what better way to celebrate the 65th birthday?
Yes, a $65 miniature sheet which consisted of the highest ever face value for a Brunei stamp - $65! Size wise, the $65 stamp itself is probably the biggest size stamp that has been produced by Brunei.
In its 116 year of history, the Brunei postal authorities highest value stamp before this was a $60 stamp which was in commemoration of His Majesty's 60th Birthday. That has now been superseded. However it has to be noted that the 50th Birthday Miniature Sheet had 5 $50 stamp making that worth $250, thus making that the highest value for a miniature sheet.
If you can't afford the $65 stamp, don't worry. The postal authorities have the much cheaper miniature sheet containing all 6 of 65 cents each stamp.
Or you can always get the first day cover with all 6 of the 65 cents stamps.
And for those who needed the technical details:
Name of Issue
Anniversary of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzadin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, The Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, 65th Birthday
Date of Issue
15 July 2011
65 cents x 6
Price of Miniature Sheet
Price of Miniature Sheet High Value
Pengiran Haji Mohd Yamin bin PSJ Pengiran Haji Abd Momin
Southern Colour Print, New Zealand
Size of Stamps:
30 mm x 40 mm
Size of Miniature Sheet
150 mmm x 140.5 mm
Size of Miniature Sheet High Value
160 mm x 120 mm
13 per 2 cm