10 July 2018: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s 93rd Birthday Personalised Stamps (Setem Ku)

The hot news circulating in the web right now are the personalised stamps (Setem Ku) for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s 93rd Birthday. There are 3 designs (featuring Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Haji Mohamad Ali) in a folder to be sold at RM 93.00.

A total of 100,000 sheets will be produced per design.

RM 5.00 will be donated to Tabung Harapan Malaysia from the proceeds.

The personalized stamps sheets were originally presented to Tun Dr Mahathir in Langkawi on 02 June 2018.


The product can also be purchased online on http://www.eziemall.com

Stay tuned for 10 July 2018! By the way, it is Tun’s birthday!



7 thoughts on “10 July 2018: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s 93rd Birthday Personalised Stamps (Setem Ku)

    1. Thanks for the information! The empty covers on the picture were sold by a dealer outside the Philatelic Bureau HQ in Dayabumi, Kuala Lumpur. There were a lot in Kuala Lumpur and also seen in Kedah and Perak.

      There were some collectors who printed their own cover designs.

      Pos Malaysia did not issue any official envelope.

      The cancellation is a normal circular cancellation. No special cancellation was released.


    1. Hi,


      The 93rd Birthday of Tun Dr Mahathir was issued as a mint set of 3 Setemku sheetlets in a folder. No official First Day Covers were issued. An avid supporter of Tun printed boxes of envelopes and distributed in Ipoh General Post Office before the issue date. The same envelopes were sold in Kuala Lumpur General Post Office on the day of issue of Tun’s folder set.

      Thus all the FDCs are privately made. I chose to paste the full sheet into the Pos Malaysia Setemku envelope to create full sheet First Day Covers and postmark in Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya on the day of issue.

      Thank you for reading 222.myfdc.wordpress.com .


      1. I think the private FDCs appeal to thematic collectors. These are not listed in any catalogue. However these are rarer and usually pricey


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