2012 turned out to be an “over printed” year. The cost of collecting for all the 2012 sets easily exceeds the overprinting days of 1998 – 2000. The sheer number of over issue of overprints at high face value turned off many collectors. As the year ends, the turn out was less and less and the demand dropped. Even the regular dealers were absent from the queue.
12 January 2012: Legacy of the Loom (Year of the Dragon)
These FDCs were cancelled in Kuala Lumpur. This is probably the hottest issue of the year (in terms of the number of persons queuing until closing time). However, the public’s interest is higher (and sustained) for the Royal Visit (13 September 2012) even though the crowd was not as heavy.
Apparently there was an error in the pamphlet’s information. This was published in the Penang Philatelic Society’s blog. Apparently the design of the dragon was taken straight out (cut and paste) from a robe in the Qing Dynasty. The pamphlet was quoted as attributing the design to the Ming Dynasty (very much earlier than Qing Dynasty). Check this out: http://pspp1982.blogspot.com/2012/03/legacy-of-loom-royal-robe-ms-info.html
This FDC was cancelled in Jalan Laksamana, Kuala Terengganu, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu.
08 March 2012: Malaysian Antartic Research Programme
This FDC was cancelled in Kuala Lumpur and Pusat Sains Negara. The National Science Centre was the launch venue and a once off cancellation was made available at the venue.
07 June 2012: 25th World Gas Conference Kuala Lumpur 2012
This FDC was cancelled in KLCC the venue of the conference.
18 June 2012: Indonesia 2012 World Stamp Championship
These FDCs were cancelled with the exhibition cachet and includes Indonesia stamps cancelled on 18 June 2012.
This cover was cancelled with the Indonesia 2012 Day cancellation on the Indonesia stamp.
This cover was cancelled with the Filateli Jakarta cancellation on the same day.
21 June 2012: Traditional Livelihood
These FDCs were cancelled with the Indonesia 2012 cachet. This set was a private cover set made at the exhibition in Jakarta. The set comprise of the regular stamps plus the booklet stamps. Indonesian stamps cancelled with the Tourism Day (exhibition cancellation) plus the Filateli Jakarta cancels were included on the cover.
Here are the official FDCs cancelled in Kuala Lumpur.
This composite FDC was also cancelled in Kuala Lumpur.
21 June 2012: Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong Malaysia Special Sheetlet
A special sheetlet with the history of all the past Yang di-Pertuan Agong was issue on 21 June 2012 at a side counter. No official FDC was released. Here are the FDCs using the 11 April 2012 issue’s envelopes and cancelled with Biro Peminat Setem Kuala Lumpur cancellation.
16 July 2012: 2nd Series of Malaysian Currency
All the FDCs were cancelled in Kuala Lumpur.
Here is a special composite First Day Cover containing the full set of stamps and both the miniature sheetlets.
30 August 2012: Malaysian Unity Series 2
This FDC was cancelled in Kuala Lumpur.
This FDC was cancelled in Kuching.
13 September 2012: Royal Visit TRH Duke & Duchess of Cambridge
I have various combinations and variations for this issue. I am showcasing only 4 of them.
This FDC was cancelled in Kuala Lumpur and KLCC. Kuala Lumpur was the first stop of the Royal Visit to Malaysia. KLCC was the venue of the meet the public session.
The miniature sheet on FDC was also cancelled in Kuala Lumpur and KLCC. In addition, a 14 September 2012 counter cancellation was added to commemorate the actual date of the meet the public walk in KLCC Park.
The FDCs below were cancelled in Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu. Sabah was the last stop of the Royal Visit to Malaysia. Kota Kinabalu cancellations on FDCs are quite hard to come by as very few sets were released in the state.
27 September 2012: Malaysian Festivals Series 2
This FDC was cancelled in Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu. It was a special project by a collector in Kota Kinabalu.
This FDC was cancelled in Kuching.
07 October 2012: 750 Years Melaka
The following FDCs were cancelled on the first day of issue in Melaka along with the Pos Bergerak Melaka cancellation.
Pos Malaysia envelopes:
This FDC was cancelled in Jalan Laksamana, Melaka. The post office is located next to the exhibition venue. The post office was closed on the launch date.
These are the daily exhibition cancellations including the first day of issue cancellation.
Pos Malaysia envelope (2 envelopes):
PSM envelope (single envelope cancelled in the front and back due to PSM envelopes being sold out!):
19 November 2012: Stamp Week 2012 Children’s Hobbies
The FDCs were cancelled in Kuala Lumpur and Taman Setiawangsa along with the Stamp Week ’12 cache. An Indonesia stamp is affixed and cancelled with Pos Indonesia Children Culture Yogyakarta cancellation as well as Yogyakarta, Indonesia and Greeting from Pos Indonesia caches.
20 December 2012: Postal History of Kedah
The FDCs were cancelled in Alor Setar.