The SODA statement that came with the recent Malaysian Calligraphy Series 2 had a surprise:
Apparently the original date planned for the stamp issue was on 27 February 2020.
However the latest stamp issue schedule wrote it as To Be Advised. Refer to: https://myfdc.me/2020/01/20/tentative-2020-malaysia-stamp-schedule-of-upcoming-issues/
The Visit Malaysia Year 2020 stamp issue stated in the SODA statement indicated that there will be 14 types of 60 sen stamps most likely to represent the 14 states and Federal Territory in Malaysia. There is a 90 sen stamp.
Surprisingly it will also have a postcard galore of 15 types of RM 1 postcards! Possibly all the 14 states and Federal Territory but what is the 15th?
The other question is will the denominations be revised since there is an increase in Domestic commercial postage rates and big increase in International postage rates?
Here is a trivia on the Visit Malaysia Year 2020 Logo:
- The first and only use of the controversial Visit Malaysia Year 2020 old logo was on 05 June 2018 Sabah Tourism stamp issue. It was printed on the margin of the stamp sheets. https://myfdc.me/2018/05/25/next-issue-05-june-2018-tourist-destinations-sabah/
- The first use of the current Visit Malaysia Year 2020 logo was on Our Food (Malaysia Day) stamp issue sold on 17 September 2020. https://myfdc.me/2019/09/13/next-issue-17-september-2019-malaysia-day-our-food/
- Since then the current Visit Malaysia Year 2020 logo was seen on World Post Day 2019 stamp issue (09 October 2019): https://myfdc.me/2019/10/07/next-issue-09-october-2019-world-post-day-pos-silang-2/
- The Carvings and Craft of Malaysia stamp issue (04 December 2019) was the third to feature the current logo. https://myfdc.me/2019/12/03/04-december-2019-carvings-and-craft-in-malaysia/
- This year’s Malaysia Calligraphy Series 2 (06 February 2020) also featured the current Visit Malaysia Year 2020 logo on the stamp sheets. https://myfdc.me/2020/02/05/updates-on-the-new-issue-06-february-2020-malaysia-calligraphy-2/?wref=tp
Keep a look out for a sudden release of information.
I wonder what happened to the Tourism series? This year is Visit Johor Year 2020 and Penang 2020. It is also Visit Kelantan Year 2020. However the Kelantan Tourism stamps have been issued on 27 July 2016: https://myfdc.me/2016/07/15/new-date-of-issue-tourist-destination-kedah-and-kelantan/
ps: I heard Track on 4 is ready and should be out or maybe already out? Help send me a Track on 4 on plain cover if you happen to come across it.