Well, even before we buy the Postal History of Kedah stamps, the images of the woodpecker issue has been released! I must say it is a very nice issue. The date is a bit of a play on 2013. It will be issued on 13 January 2013 – a SUNDAY! Knowing Pos Malaysia, we can buy it on Monday 14 January 2013.
If you would like to order, I have opened an Advance Order service for a set of stamp on FDC and MS on FDC. They will be properly tied to the envelope unlike the Pos Malaysia image. Same high quality and reliable service as you have been accustomed to. For overseas customers, same process, either drop me a note on your requirement here or use “Ask a Question” in eBay. If you need stamps, MS or folders, drop me a note or “Ask a Question” in eBay.
The following images are from Pos Malaysia.
So here are the stamps:
Here is the miniature sheet:
Even the folder looks great!
A tab bit expensive on the MS again!! Again I remind you that images can change and the date of issue is also subjected to changes!
I went to a local post office which was open on Sunday in KL. Surprise! They even have miniature sheets! “RED ALERT: Over Printing!” A few non-collectors were attracted by the design a bought a few sets. There were more envelopes than usual (as mentioned in the press a total of 40,000 envelopes were printed – far more than usual). I still cannot figure out what is so special about 13.1.13. Even when I type out the date, I am still lost as to the significance.
Tomorrow, I will go for my Next Day Cover (a peculiarity in Malaysian Philately nowadays which should NOT be done) and folders in Dayabumi HQ. I am expecting a light queue. I was wondering….. Next Gen making a trend of Next Day Covers?
I got my Next Day Cover!! The queue as expected is still very light. Are we going back to the Dark Ages of the early 2000 era? The usual dealers, collectors etc. were around.
I just put out the following if you are interested (unlisted are the FDCs and MS – ask if you want, I have a spare here and there):
Miniature Sheet (Mint): http://www.ebay.com.my/itm/360565842618?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
Updated 16 January 2013:
I found a variation in the embossing. The left most woddpecker’s head has less embossing (refer to the picture below). The picture from the front does not show the embossing so well.
Check out your own miniature sheets.
If you want a piece I have a few available: http://www.ebay.com.my/itm/360571700901?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649