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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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: Four-Nation Stamp Exhibition Thailand 2017

Updated: Four-Nation Stamp Exhibition Thailand 2017

I suppose some of you are wondering what will Pos Malaysia issue tomorrow for the Four-Nation Stamp Exhibition in EmQuartier in Bangkok. Well, Pos Malaysia will issue a Setemku (Personalised Stamp) using the Melaka Four-Nation stamp images on the Setemku interspersed with the Four-Nation logo. Curious? It will come out on the web. There will also be a cachet for the occasion. From what I understand, PSM will be handling the cachet during the event. An independent verification could not be done as I am a bit caught up.

If you are keen to buy the Setemku, it should be open for SODA order form later on. Pos Malaysia has indicated that order forms will be released. Exhibition Covers? I am not sure if PSM will make any exhibition cover like in the past. Just wait a bit and you will know.

Back to the host….

The host, Thailand, will issue the Year of the Rooster stamps with the Four-Nation logo in 4 different colours. A total of 250 sets (i.e. 250 of each colour x 4 colours = 1,000 pieces of stamps) are printed. News reports stated that each set retails at 2,000 Baht.

The Philatelic Association of Thailand has reserved 100 sets for their members. 50 sets each are supposed to be made available for Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore philatelic associations. Only those sets not taken up will be sold to the public. This gave me a bit of a mathematical challenge… (3 x 50) + 100 = 250 sets…. does that mean that there will be little or none for the public? Does set refer to sets in sheets or sets of single stamps? Again I am unable to verify independently.

This is a design image (not the actual issued sheetlets). If this is the final design, then in effect there are only 4 desirable stamps with the Four-Nation logo tabs.

Meanwhile for further reading:

Here is a link to EmQuartier with a short write-up on their website: http://emquartier.co.th/happening/detail/168/Four+Nations+Stamp+Exhibition+2017+Thailand

This is a link to Thailand Post’s website article in Thai language (but trust me, the information in EmQuartier is better): http://www.thailandpost.com/index.php?page=article_detail&addon=article&topic_id=5215&group_id=11

Here is the link to my earlier news: https://myfdc.me/2017/02/26/stamp-exhibitions-and-fairs-in-march-2017/

Oh, yes, do remember to drop by the PSM Stamp Fair at the PJ Community Library this 11 and 12 March 2017. Hint: There is a special…. come-lah and you will know.

Update:

Here is the image of Malaysia Setemku sheetlet released for Four-Nation Stamp Exhibition 2017 in Thailand.

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ps: <for the last time: NO, I am not going to Bangkok this time>

 

Stamp Exhibitions and Fairs in March 2017

Stamp Exhibitions and Fairs in March 2017

There will be an upcoming Four-Nation Stamp Exhibition Thailand 2017 to be held from 10 – 12 March 2017. Information on this event is sketchy in the official Facebook.

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An enquiry to the site drew a standard answer that the information is on the Facebook site. I do hope someone from the organising committee will read this post. Other than the date, location and the official hotel, there is hardly anything useful. Here is a tip to webmasters; the useful information that the general reads would like to know are:

  1. Who are the participants? Even a draft list is good enough. You can update along the way.
  2. How to get there? Do remember that many of your attendees are not committee members nor locals.
  3. What are the opening times? A draft agenda will be useful. Again, you can always update along the way.
  4. What are the exhibits? This can again be a draft.
  5. Any special stamp issues or products that will be released?

For the Four-Nations event, the exhibition will be held at EMQUARTIER at the Quartier Gallery, M Floor. http://www.emquartier.co.th/exploring-detail.php?id=m

You can take the Bangkok BTS and alight at Phrom Phong station (Station E5). This link will be useful for you: https://www.bts.co.th/customer/en/02-route-current_new.aspx

Thus far, Pos Malaysia has not announced its participation. I will not be covering the Four-Nation event this time.

A concurrent but smaller event will be happening in Petaling Jaya. It will be the quarterly PSM Stamp Fair to be held from 11 – 12 March 2017. I suppose this event will be more accessible to the Malaysian collectors. It will be held at the Petaling Jaya Community Library. http://www.mbpjlibrary.gov.my/web/guest/location

Come between 09:30 am to 05:00 pm and you will not be wrong. There are various time put up on hardcopy leaflets, e-postings etc. Try not to come too late or you will miss out many goodies from Pos Malaysia and the sellers!

Happy shopping!

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Next issue: Thailand 2016 Overprint on Sabah Trains Miniature Sheet

The next issue will be the Sabah Train 2016 Miniature Sheet overprinted for Thailand 2016: 32nd Asian International Stamp Exhibition at the at the Mall Convention Center, 4th floor of the Mall Ngamwongwan Shopping Center. The place is a little bit across Bangkok City’s border, i.e. in Nonthaburi.

The exhibition starts on 10 August and will end on 15 August 2016. Pos Malaysia will be participating.

Here is the official website: http://www.thailand2016.org/Welcome.html

As usual, SODA members will receive an order form after the exhibition ends and the stocks are back. Usually, items sold in an exhibition are marked up far higher than after they are brought back (face value).

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