Updated 16 November 2018: Malaysian Lifestyles Series 2 and Stamp Week 2018

The next issue will be the Stamp Week 2018 issue with the topic Malaysian Lifestyles Series 2. The following are the products:

  1. Stamps: 60 sen x 5 designs (Kite Flying, Playing Musical Instrument, Fishing, Stamp Collecting, Inventing)
  2. Postcard (it was stated as Postal Card): RM 5 for a set of 5
  3. Empty folder: RM 6

As usual there will be 7 daily cancellations plus a cachet.

A host of activities are lined up:

12 November 2018: Launch of Mickey Mouse 90th Anniversary Setemku Folder set and Postal Card set

15 November 2018: Commemorative Cover issue – Malaysia Achievement in 18th Asian Games

17 November 2018: 7th Malaysia Postcrossing Meet-up in the Kuala Lumpur General Post Office Headquarters (12:00 noon onwards at Level 3, Dewan Sri Pos)

Here is the postcard design:

The postcard can be ordered from Matthew Lai KH (Facebook). The postcard was designed by @mei_amyng

I will update as the Stamp Week information as it becomes available throughout this week. Watch this page!

Updated 09 November 2018:

Today’s Media Preview was a 3 in 1. The Media Preview was attended by both Pos Malaysia and the Malaysia Walt Disney Company.

The quantities of the Stamp Week issues are:

  1. Stamps: 200,000 pieces of each design
  2. Empty Folders: 1,800 pieces
  3. Blank envelopes: 30,000 pieces
  4. Postal Cards (postcards): 5,000 pieces per design

The designer, Mr KY Lim, Reign Associates, is expected to join in the Stamp Week to autograph the issue.

If you purchase RM 80 worth of products, the purchaser will receive a limited edition cinderella (in Philatelic term, a cinderella is a Miniature Sheet without any postal value). There are only 3,000 pieces available in Kuala Lumpur Philatelic Bureau (HQ). The design of the cinderella is from the World Post Day 2018 issue.

The cinderella is printed by Royal Joh. Enschedé. Royal Joh. Enschedé is expected to have a booth during the Stamp Week 2018.

The Mickey Mouse 90th Anniversary Setemku issue will also be on sale on the 12th and there will be a separate counter.

KY Lim is also invited for the 15 November 2018 issue on Asian Games to autograph the Pre-Stamped Envelopes.

On 17 November 2018, the Postcrossing Meetup will be held at Level 3, Dewan Sri Pos.

Note: Pos Malaysia clarified that a Postal Card is an official postcard issued by Pos Malaysia.

Do check out my links above to get detailed updates on the Mickey Mouse and Asian Games issues.

Look out for further updates.

Updated 12 November 2018:

The Philatelic Bureau, even though opened at 08:30 am, did not begin selling the products until 09:30 am as per the posters.

The queue was surprisingly good. However it was mainly for the Mickey Mouse products. A Chinese language newspaper mistakenly wrote 500 sets were available thus creating an artificial panic buying. The http://www.eziemall.com was out of stock for the day as the new stocks have not been loaded, further increasing the demand.

There was a surprise announcement of Setenant Strip Sheets. 2 different sheets were available in the morning (Ornamental Fishes and Merdeka 2018) and afternoon (Working Dogs and Kelantan Definitive).

The morning session for setenant strip sheets starts at 09:30 am until stocks are exhausted.

The afternoon session for setenant strip sheets starts at 02:00 pm until stocks are exhausted.

The counters were separated into:

1. the normal counters to sell the Stamp Week items; and

2. the Merchandise Counter which was the usual “Caring Counter” to sell Mickey Mouse 90th Anniversary products and Setenant Strip sheets.

3. The regular Setem Ku Counter was selling a special Stamp Week Setem Ku sheetlet. The Sheetlets were selling at RM 18.00 (a 10% discount from the normal RM 20.00).

Each receipt of at least RM 80 is entitled to redeem a mint Cinderella. Thus customers were dividing their purchases into multiple receipts.

Mr KY Lim, Reign Associates, were on hand to autograph from about 09:00 am.

The main exhibition hall was a bit quite as the action was all in the Philatelic Bureau. There were 2 local dealers, Royal Joh. Enschedé, Philatelic Society of Malaysia (PSM) and a Pos Malaysia counter.

Of interest is the PSM counter which was selling the blank Thailand 2018 World Stamp Exhibition covers at RM 2.00 each.

More updates along the week. I will probably just put snippets as the programme is too tight and I need to be back in my day job (which is NOT dealing in philatelic items).

Updated 13 November 2018:

Today was rather quiet. I guess many caught their mice. Anyway for those who still cannot catch a Mouse: https://myfdc.me/2018/11/13/mickey-mouse-folders-at-face-value-for-myfdc-readers-only/ (closed)

Most of those waiting for setenant strip sheets came between 08:30 am to 09:00 am. The Stamp Week 2018 and Mickey Folders and Pre-Stamped Postcards started selling at 09:30 am.

However the sales of setenant strips only started at close to 11:00 am. By that time, Pos Malaysia was kind enough to sell all items rather than breaking them into morning and afternoon which was a real inconvenience. This sales method of starting at 09:30 am will continue every day.

So today’s setenants are:

There were plenty to go around. Everybody went back happy.

NOTE: The ETS is NOT the overprint ETS for SODA that was out a while back!

For tomorrow, the setenant strip sheets will be:

Sales will start at 09:30 am every day.

The Mickey Mouse Folder sets were available in eziemall towards late evening: https://www.eziemall.com/90-years-of-magic-disney-mickey

Updated 14 November 2018:

The counters opened at 09:30 am.

There were 2 counters:

  1. Mickey Mouse and Setenants
  2. Malaysian Lifestyles Series 2
  3. Malaysian Lifestyles Series 2 Setem Ku

The Mickey Mouse Pre-Stamped Postcards were sold out at the counters. However the folders are coming out and continue to be available in eziemall. Demand is still strong.

The setenants from Monday and Tuesday were still available. These were sold AFTER the sales of today’s setenant.

Updated 15 November 2018:

The Philatelic Bureau sales started at about 09:30 am. Sales of the ASIAN Games Pre-Stamped envelopes were slow.

Most who came were looking for the setenants. Here are today’s setenant strip sheets:

Mr KY Lim from Reign Associates came slightly after 09:00 am to start his autograph session.

The sales of Mickey Folders were slowing down. The eziemall was again pending re-stocking. There were many who asked about the Pre-Stamped Postal Card set. This is really sold out.

I asked about the SODA Order for Mickey Postal Card and the answer was the order will still be accepted. I wonder how many will be successful….

Tomorrow’s setenant strip sheets will be:

Saturday’s setenants are:

Sunday’s setenants are:

See you all at 09:30 am tomorrow.

Updated 16 November 2018:

After days of almost unlimited setenants, today the Malaysia Day was limited to 3 sheets per person.

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