The next issue is confirmed on 09 September 2021. The issue’s title is Thank You to COVID-19 Frontliners of Malaysia (Terima Kasih Barisan Hadapan COVID-19 Malaysia). This is probably the most long awaited stamp issue having been moved a number of times. The last scoop was in April 2021: https://myfdc.me/2021/04/09/a-scoop-the-frontliner-image/
The designer is an award winning Red Hong Yi! For those in the art scene, you would recognise the name instantly. Read about Red Hong Yi here: https://redhongyi.com/about/#bio
So, what you are seeing is an intricate piece of artwork by an internationally renowed artist! How cool is that?
Here are the products:
- Setenant strip of 4 x RM1.50 featuring the Police, Doctor, Armed Forces and Nurse
- Blank envelopes at 50 sen each featuring Pos Malaysia
- Empty Folder with the four Frontliners of the stamp at RM 6.00
The setenant stamps are issued in a sheetlet of 4 sets/strips and have COVID-19 images visible under UV light. Good news for special effects stamp collectors.
Nice matching locations:
- Any cancellation with “Hospital”
- Any Armed Forces Post Office
- Kajang (for the Nurse)
- I guess Putrajaya for all the announcements we see on TV!
If you are a frontliner, you can really make a personalised special FDC by using your envelope of your place! Then stick the set of stamps and cancel with the first day cancellation! Cool?
At 0:08 is the process of making the “Doctor” stamp and at 0:20 is the “Armed Forces” stamp.
Details of the stamps are at 01:26 onwards. Notice the 2020????
Time to apply for leave!