SODA Order Forms for Definitive, Thailand 2018 and Stamp Week 2018

SODA Order Forms for Definitive, Thailand 2018 and Stamp Week 2018

Here are the various SODA Order Forms:

  1. 14 States Definitive with special matching cancellations:
  2. Thailand 2018 ETS MS Overprint and Exhibition Cover:   
  3. Stamp Week 20128 with all daily cancellations on 7 covers  

Start by downloading. Then print fill and scan and email or fax.

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News Flash for 14 November 2018: Setenant Strip Sheets

News Flash for 14 November 2018: Setenant Strip Sheets

Here are the items that will be on sale tomorrow. Starting from tomorrow, it will only be a single session starting from 09:30 am.

  1. Sultan Kedah
  2. Unique Structures

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13 November 2018 News flash: Setenant Strip Sheets

13 November 2018 News flash: Setenant Strip Sheets

Today Pos Malaysia will release the following Setenant Strips Sheets:

  1. Musical Instruments Series 2 (I think Pos Malaysia made an error on the price shown in the poster)
  2. Medicinal Plants Series 4
  3. ETS (NOT the Overprint ETS stamps setenant that was opened for SODA, this is the original ETS)

I have spares for sale in full sheets. Contact me at: sky52200myfdc@gmail.com

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28 November 2018: ETS MS Overprint for Thailand World Stamp Exhibition 2018

28 November 2018: ETS MS Overprint for Thailand World Stamp Exhibition 2018

Pos Malaysia will be represented by Philatelic Society of Malaysia (PSM) for the World Stamp Exhibiton in Bangkok, Thailand. The event is held in Royal Paragon Hall 1 – 3 in downtown Bangkok. It runs from 28 November 2018 until 03 December 2018. Thailand Post is providing an exhibition cachet and daily cancellations. These are the current image available and subjected to changes.

Pos Malaysia is expected to have the exhibition cachet to complement the Exhibition Overprint MS of the ETS issue.

PSM will be selling their own envelope. There is also a proposal to pre-sell the envelope during the Stamp Week 2018. Why not drop by and have a look during Stamp Week at the PSM booth?

Here is the image with the consent to share by PSM (copyright holder of the envelope design).

The overprint MS is also expected to be on sale by the International House of Stamps in the exhibition hall.

While Pos Malaysia has not provided information on the order forms for SODA, it has been a trend that Pos Malaysia offers the overprints AFTER the exhibitions.

Updated 12 November 2018:

Philatelic Society of Malaysia was selling the blank envelopes at RM 2.00 each at the Stamp Week 2018 in their counter in the Kuala Lumpur General Post Office.

Updated 26 November 2018:

If you are interested in the Thailand 2018 commemorative stamps, you can read them at the Thailand Post Stamp Catalogue (October – December 2018): http://www.mbookstore.com/book-read/10412 (pages 6 – 7).

Any readers who is visiting, I appreciate it if you can also send back news and maybe a few pictures for the readers.

I will not be attending.

Updated 27 November 2018:

Here are the SODA Order Forms for the ETS MS Overprint and ETS MS Overprint Exhibition Cover.

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Updated 22 October 2018: 22 October 2018 Installation of KDYMM Sultan Sallehudin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah Sultan

Updated 22 October 2018: 22 October 2018 Installation of KDYMM Sultan Sallehudin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah Sultan

The next issue will be the installation of KDYMM Sultan Sallehudin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah Sultan, the 29th Sultan of Kedah.

The products are:

  1. Stamps: 60 sen x 3 designs
  2. MS: RM 5.00 (metallic gold printing)
  3. Empty folder: RM 6.00
  4. Blank envelopes: 50 sen

The issue will be on sale on 22 October 2018. However, Kedah will only see the sale on 23 October 2018 as 22 October 2018 is a Public Holiday. For Kedah collectors, it might be prudent to head over to Penang or Perlis to buy the issue first before cancelling the FDCs on 23 October 2018.

Concordant locations are: Alor Setar GPO, Anak Bukit Mini Post Office and Jalan Raja Post Office (many thanks to a friend who reminded me).

Anyone keen to make the trip up North and back on the same day? Drop me a note – we can car pool.

Stay tuned for further updates.

Updated 19 October 2018:

Today was the media preview. It was well attended by the media.

The quantities are:

1. Stamps: 230,000 pieces of each design

2. MS: 25,000 pieces

3. Empty folder: 3,300 pieces

4. Blank envelope: 33,000 pieces

The designer is from Tigris Malaya Studio. The designer has been invited to an autograph session.

SODA members will receive the Alor Star cancellation.

Here is how the folder looks when opened up:

Here is the back of the blank envelope:

I sense you are digging your old stamps to match…. 🙂 Yes, it is a good time to re-purpose the old stamps for some good use.

After relooking at the logistics, it is better for the Kedahans to head on over to Ipoh to buy the products. The queues there are shorter and the customers are faster. You can even have lunch before heading home. It will be a nice day trip compared to queuing in GPO Penang.

Perlis usually do not have sufficient stocks.

If you are really adventurous, head on over to GPO KL to buy by about 10:00 am when the bulk of the regulars are done and the queues are thinner. You can be back in the same day leisurely with the designer’s autograph!

Don’t say I did not give you the heads up. You decide.

All the best and Kedahans, do drop me a note on the situation on the ground on 23 October 2018 at various post offices. It will be fun to have these recorded.

Updated 22 October 2018:

The crowd in the Kuala Lumpur Philatelic Bureau was a little better than previous issues. The apprearance of 2 runners from the Numismatic community is always a good indication someone from the Numis side of the world is buying up. I am guessing to pair up with the medallions.

The designer from Tigris Malaya Studio, Mr Ihsan Ramli came slight after 10:10 am for the autograph session.

Trivia: Mr Ihsan Ramli is also the designer of the Tun Dr Mahathir folder!

22 October 2018, 09:00 pm evening update:

The Alor Setar General Post Office was surprisingly opened for half day with a limited number of FDCs on sale. It was sold out by about 11:00 am and new stocks are being brought in for 23 October 2018.

Many were caught off-guard as the announcements said 23 October 2018. However, this was just in tge Alor Setar GPO. All other post offices were closed.

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Next issue: 20 March 2018 Electric Train Service (ETS)

Next issue: 20 March 2018 Electric Train Service (ETS)

The next issue is on the Electric Train Service provided by Keretapi Tanah Melayu. The products are:

  1. 60 sen featuring ETS Class 91 and Ipoh Railway Station – 200,000 pieces
  2. 60 sen featuring ETS Class 92 and Seremban  Railway Sation – 200,000 pieces
  3. 80 sen featuring ETS Class 93 and Old Kuala Lumpur Railway Station – 200,000 pieces
  4. RM 6.00 MS featuring ETS Class 93 with the route (Padang Besar – Arau – Alor Setar – Sungai Petani – Parit Buntar – Taiping – Kuala Kangsar – Ipoh – Tanjung Malim – KL Sentral – Bandar Tasek Selatan – Kajang – Seremban – Pulau Sebang / Tampin – Gemas) – 30,000 pieces
  5. Blank envelopes – 28,000 pieces
  6. Empty folders with the route shown on the inside of the folder – 1,800 pieces

The Miniature Sheet is a trained shaped die-cut with spot varnish. This should appeal to the unusual stamp collector.

The designer, KY Lim from Reign Associates have been invited to autograph this issue.

Anyone interested to take the route for another epic philatelic journey?

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Any Kedah and Kelantan Concordant Collectors?

Any Kedah and Kelantan Concordant Collectors?

Due to the change of date, my holiday and philatelic plans up north had to be cancelled. I am interested to get in touch with any Kedah and Kelantan concordant collectors who are free on 27 July 2016 to make concordant FDCs for the Tourist Destinations stamp issue. You will need to drive around on that day to visit a few post offices. If you are keen, I would like to place an order through you.

If you are interested, just contact me at sky52200myfdc@gmail.com

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