In a media preview today (31 October 2017), Pos Malaysia unveiled the salient points behind another eagerly awaiting stamp issue on the Royal Visit of TRH The Price of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall and also in conjunction with the 60th anniversary of the Bilateral Relations between the United Kingdom and Malaysia.
The Miniature Sheet features a photo by the famous Peruvian photographer, Mr Mario Testino taken in May and features the royal couple in the morning room of their London home, Clarence House. The photo was released in July ahead of the Duchess of Cornwall’s 70th Birthday. https://www.instagram.com/p/BWny8zdhRD5/?taken-by=clarencehouse
The quantities issued are:
- RM 1.00 stamps of each design: 250,000 pieces
- RM 6.00 Miniature Sheet: 40,000 pieces
- Empty envelopes of 50 sen: 40,000 pieces
- Empty folders of RM 6.00: 2,500 pieces
The prices listed above are excluding GST.
The dates of sale are as follows:
03 November 2017 (Friday) in States other than those shown below
05 November 2017 (Sunday) in Kedah, Kelantan, Terengganu and Johor (Friday is a weekend)
06 November 2017 (Monday) in Perak (Friday is a Public Holiday in Perak)
This stamp issue is expected to be well received especially the royalty collectors from around the world. It is also the second time that Pos Malaysia has issued stamps on the British Royalty since independence. The first time was in 2012 in the now famous “William and Kate” stamp issue.
Meanwhile the British High Commission of Malaysia is expected to host a media conference on 01 November 2017. The royal couple has already started the tour of the region in Singapore on 30 October 2017 (Monday).
Here is an article in The Star: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/11/01/charles-and-camilla-to-visit-malaysia-for-a-week/ Note: The date of sale of the stamp issue is erroneously stated as 31 October 2017 which was actually the date of the media preview. The original news was a press release by Wisma Putra.
Updated 02 November 2017:
Based on the sketchy available news and the brochure, the relevant postmarks will be Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya on 03 November 2017, subsequently Taiping (Perak), Grik (Perak), somewhere in Sarawak, Pulau Pinang on the dates of visits or on the first day of issue. Relevant cancellations are Medan Tuanku (KL) and Queensbay Mall (Pulau Pinang).