Next issue: Putrajaya Iconic Buildings

The Putrajaya Iconic Buildings issue date was chosen to match the 25th Anniversary of Putrajaya (Silver Jubilee) on 29 August 2020. Putrajaya became a Federal Territory on 01 February 2001.

The stamps will be on sale on 10 September 2020. The information on the SODA statements showed a set of RM 1.30 stamps in 5 designs. I wonder will it be in setenant or in 5 different sheets – scroll further down for some hints…..

The quantities released are:

  1. RM 1.30 stamps: 250,000 pieces per design
  2. 50 sen blank envelopes: 30,000 pieces
  3. RM 6.00 empty folder

This time there is no Miniature Sheet.

The stamps were again designed by Encik Kamarul Ariffin Abdul Hanan from Pos Malaysia.

The buildings featured are Seri Gemilang Bridge, Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque, Palace of Justice (Istana Kehakiman), Putrajaya Corporation (Perbadanan Putrajaya) and Perdana Putra Complex.

The most concordant cancellation is definitely Putrajaya Post Office! Anyway there is a pictorial philatelic cancellation in the post office.

Here are the pictures of the stamps from the launch by the Honourable Prime Minister, Yang Amat Berhormat Tan Sri Dato’ Hj. Muhyiddin bin Hj. Mohd. Yassin.

Is this a hint that the sheets are in setenant format?

Here is an image of the First Day Cover with a setenant strip!

A set of coins will also be issued.

RM 10 silver coins – 1,000 pieces (RM 253 including 10% Sales and Services Tax)

RM 1 nordic gold coins – 15,000 pieces (RM 13.20 including 10% Sales and Services Tax)

Set of 2 – 1,000 pieces (RM 308 including 10% Sales and Services Tax)

The news in Bank Negara Press Release: https://www.bnm.gov.my/index.php?ch=en_press&pg=en_press&ac=5106&lang=en

I am sure this set of stamps will be hot since the numismatic collector and philatelist will want to match them and probably create a Philatelic Numismatic Cover (PNC).

Updated:

The stamp date of sale was moved to 22 September 2020 in the 07 September 2020 stamp schedule.

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