A Warm Welcome to myfdc!

Welcome to the widely read site on the latest news on Malaysian First Day Covers and concordant cancellations!

I started this site to share on my collection of hard to find first day of issue cancellations from Malaysia (including from pre-independence). Thus not all issues are showcased here. I have loaded only selected issues with cancellations that relate to the event. The cancellations match the place of the event (some call this concordant cancellations).

In the early days, it is extremely difficult to obtain cancellations from the location related to the stamp issue. It took me over 20 years to hunt down some of the cancellations. I am still searching. Feel free to go through my gallery. Here are some highlights: Merdeka FDC signed by Tunku Abdul Rahman, ECAFE Conference cancellation, Kuantan Earth Satellite Station cancellation, Penang Free School special cover plus cachet and many more!

If you are also an avid collector of specialised cancellations from Malaysia, I would very much like to get in touch with you.

The items on this site are not for sale. They are my private collection.

How much is your FDC worth today?

That’s a tough question. I do not list any prices here as it will depend on the condition of the FDC, the cancellation and how rare is the stamp issue amongst other things. Drop me a “LEAVE A REPLY” if you want me to take a shot at it.

Oh yes, that question: Why “myfdc”?

I chose the name “myfdc” to stand for Malaysia First Day Covers and also My First Day Covers.

Feel free to browse around and share your ideas and insights. I continue to update the website and will also post interesting news as it comes along. Come back every other day for new items or just “Follow”. So stick around!


Draft visuals are those I can find on the public domain online. I acknowledge that the original images are from the various postal authorities. Pictures on this site are taken by me and I appreciate an acknowledgement. Where the pictures are provided by other parties with their consent, the party concerned will be acknowledged (or if the party wishes to remain anonymous, I will indicate as such). No names will be published unless the party consented to the publication. Should there be any party who wishes to be acknowledged as the rightful owner of the image, just drop me a “LEAVE A REPLY”.

Bookmark http://www.myfdc.wordpress.com. You will not regret it! No spam, no random posts; just plain old professional news service with facts that you really want to know!



133 thoughts on “A Warm Welcome to myfdc!

  1. Hi
    I need a help to evaluate my late grandfather’s collections of FDC and Stamps. Do reach me at zero one nine – 2808438.

    • It really depends on the cover design. The official cover with Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Ipoh and JB postmarks are not worth much, maybe RM 60.00 excluding postage.

      The lesser seen designs fetches more. It also depends on the condition of your FDC.

      If you send me a photo to sky52200myfdc@gmail.com, I can have a look.

      Best Regards


  2. Hi. My 1st time collecting FDC or setem. Any guide to collect? Or link I can read on. I saw pos online selling those FDC 40++ ringgit. What the diff go queue and buy online. Thx bro.


  3. hi..i would like to sell my fdc in the middle 2001 until the end of year 2002.i dont know what price to be let go.can u help me to give a nice price n get a buyer for me .i know may be u have lot a contact

    • Hi Hisham,

      2001 to 2002 is not really a hot year as there are plenty in the market. If you cancellation/chop is Kuala Lumpur, then it is even more common. It also depends on the condition. Typically around RM 5 each FDC except MS FDC which fetches around RM 8.

      I suggest trying to sell on Facebook or eBay Malaysia.


  4. Hello,
    Only asking here, in your opinion is there any people who are looking out for uncancelled miniature sheets or FDCs? As I have some FDCs in my possession which I planned to dispose since most of it in a bad condition. Mostly from 2002-2005.

      • Hi,
        Thanks for the reply. By ‘dispose’ I meant to either throw out or recycle since that FDC is in a very bad condition due to poor storage, and doubt that anyone will looking at either.

        By the way, any Facebook groups recommended as in your comment?

      • You can always try. If the postmark is uncommon, someone will buy.

        For Malaysia related, “Malaysia First Day Cover” or “Malaysia Stamps Corner”.


  5. Hi. Anyone knows where to buy the plastic bags for FDC. Had search online stores like lazada, Shopee, eBay but couldn’t find the size of 4.5″ x 10″.
    Thank you.

  6. Hi,

    I have a SODA account but I am unable to change the items that I want order (I want to cancel the miniature sheet order). Could you help advise on how to do that?


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