Brunei : Admission to International Organizations


Issue date: 30/04/1986




Souvenir sheet with the four stamps of the issue. They are attached to opposite sides of a piece of gutter paper that depicts the National flag of Brunei.


Top-Left: Admission of Brunei to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on 26 December 1984.


Top-right: Admission of Brunei to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on 19 November 1984.


Bottom-left: Admission of Brunei to the Universal Postal Union (UPU) on 15 January 1985.


Bottom-right: Admission of Brunei to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on 3 January 1985.




Watermarked paper with CARTOR (name of the French security printer; watermark #385 according to Scott catalogue):



Official First Day Cover.


Background: This is the second issue of Brunei’s stamps related to its admission to International Organizations; Brunei’s first issue related to the admission to International Organizations was released on 23 September 1985.

Note on Brunei’s flag: The State crest in red superimposes the centre of the flag. The forefingers of the upright arms, which support the red crest, are equidistant at 61 cm from the left and right sides of the flag.
Embodied in the crest in yellow Arabic script is the state motto, which can be roughly translated: Always
Render Service by God's Guidance. Four colours are incorporated in the flag, red for the crest, yellow for the trapeziums, white for the upper parallelogram and black for the lower parallelogram.

This flag’s yellow background is the color of the Sultan with the black and white stripes being the colors of the two chief ministers. The coat of arms is rich in symbolism. The flag and umbrella are associated with royalty with the crescent being the traditional symbol of Islam.

The national crest of Brunei Darussalam has developed from a Royal emblem and in its original form still maintains its status as one of the Royal emblems. The present national crest was superimposed on the national flag after promulgation of the 1959 Brunei constitution. The scroll beneath the crest reads Brunei Darussalam, which means Brunei, the Abode of Peace.


Philatelic notice of this issue. The official name of ICAO should be written with “z” in the word Organization.