Stamps play an important role and have an education value as they enriches one's knowledge in education, history, culture, religion and so on. Stamp-collecting is also a relaxing and amusing hobby. By exchanging stamps, it can strengthen the bonds of friendship between people.
View our complete Catalog of stamps.

Year of the Horse.   




His Majesty the Sultan is shown on this stamp of 2002.



From time to time Okusi-Ambeno has issued a number of commemorative stamps to mark significant local and international events, besides definitive stamp issues. In addition to the above, thematic stamps are issued which usually depict interesting subjects like birds, flora and fauna, culture and so on.


Collectors can either purchase mint stamps or stamps cancelled to order.


First Day Covers
First Day Cover are issued to complement a new stamp issue. Covers will be affixed with the newly issued stamps and cancelled with a datestamp on the actual first day of issue. However, a service fee of 50 cents per cover is charged.


An attractive printed catalogue containing details of all stamp issues since our independence in 1968 with their technical and design details are available, at $6.50 each. View the cover.


Miniature Sheets
Miniature Sheets are printed occasionally with a high-value stamp to complement a particular issue.


Okusi-Ambeno Philatelic Bureau provides the following services to both local and overseas customers:-

a) Standing Order Deposit Account (SODA)
An initial advance of Okusi-Ambeno $30.00 (approximately US$36.90) is required to open this account. A SODA holder will automatically receive the required items for each stamp issue. To establish a SODA, please write with your requirements, clearly stating the quantity of each stamp in mint, cancelled, and FDC, and souvenir sheets - mint and cancelled.

b) Advance Orders
Advance Orders can be made through an advance order form submitted to the Bureau prior to each new issue together with sufficient payment by bankdraft, money order or postal order made payable to Okusi-Ambeno Imperial Executive Commission.

c) Order by Post
Order by post for ordinary stamps and postal stationaries are accepted and provided by the Philatelic Bureau. Order should be accompanied by the appropriate remittance.

d) Mailing List
Customers can request their names to be included in the free mailing list to receive information on future stamp issues from Okusi-Ambeno. And you may e-mail the Post Office with your e-mail address and a request to be notified of new stamps electronically.

e) Philatelic Counters
The philatelic counter at present is only available at the Mail and Parcel Processing Centre. This counter sells past and new stamp issues and other philatelic products. However, first day covers are available at all post office counters, but only on the first day of stamp issue.

See the Stamp Catalogue here.

If you require more information, please write to the following address:

         His Excellency, The Director
                      Overseas Philatelic Bureau
                      PO Box 876
                      New Zealand 1140

Please note that orders and requests for catalogues can only be taken by post (snail mail).

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