Your Thoughts and Feedback on Price List of Concordant FDCs and Normal FDCs

Your Thoughts and Feedback on Price List of Concordant FDCs and Normal FDCs

I would like to get your thoughts on feedback on publishing (FREE and Online) the price list of Malaysia First Day Cover covering both Concordant and normal cancellations.

As you know, myfdc is tailored to concordant FDCs, i.e. First Day Covers with cancellations matching the theme or name. The other common FDCs are non-concordant.

Here is the overall idea:

  1. It will be FREE!
  2. It is an online list of FDCs issued by Pos Malaysia.
  3. It will cover only official envelopes issued by the postal authority. At this moment, the private covers are very subjective to attach a price. Maybe someday.
  4. Information includes: Date – Title – Reasonable Market Price for *Full Concordant – **Limited Concordant – ***Normal
  5. Market Price will be based on a good condition – minimal toning – no tears – unaddressed (those after 1980)
  6. Updates will be provided as and when I am free to do so.
  7. The scope will NOT cover mint stamps, MS, special sheets, postal stationery, presentation packs and folders.

*Full concordant is that all the stamps and MS are concordantly cancelled. It could be in more than 1 envelope.

**Limited Concordant is the cancellation matches one of the stamps / MS.

***Normal – Non-concordant – any cancellation on the FDC.

This will enable a quick access to check online in your mobile phone at any time.

Timeframe: Whenever I am free, I will type out a year.

I will not be able to take photos of the non-concordant covers as these are not what I collect, nor are they worth the time. They are pretty common.

Use of the price will be at your own responsibility whether you are a buyer or seller. The actual condition and clarity of the postmark is a major factor.

Thoughts? Suggestions? Ideas?


11 May 2019 A Philatelic Pilgrimage 2: (Homecoming) Return to Penang

11 May 2019 A Philatelic Pilgrimage 2: (Homecoming) Return to Penang

10 May 2019:

Here is the situation:

1. Date of sale moved to 11 May 2019.

2. Half a day for the pilgrimage.

This presented a new challenge of half day. How do we plan out the logistics? Where do we start?

We need help!

Let’s Assemble the old team.

Conference calls time! Frantic Friday calls to various parties. Are we good to go?

11 May 2019:

05:00 am – Thermos – check, Air Sandwich – check, lots of drinking water – check, petrol tank – full! , Touch & Go – check, vehicle – check.

06:00 am – Load up! Good to go! Beep: incoming message, Southern Team nearing rendezvous point.

The drive was dark. Traffic was light. It felt like 21 November 2016 again! We will end up in Pitt Street, Penang again!

Ah finally here!

Rendezvous complete!

It was a quick stop – chop – go!

Why not visit the temple since we are here?

Hasty discussion ensued with the locals in the post office, Waze and Google Map. Where is the temple? I might as well toss a coin…. In myfdc I trust, let’s go!

The road led into off road plantation area. Once we alighted the architecture is awesome!

Beep… message from Central Team… designer is Mr Gan.

Time to leave to the next point: Reverand R.S. Hutchings’ legacy. He left behind 3. Can you name them?

11:00 am – Penang GPO was packed. All waiting to chop – chop – chop!

Better go to Plan B.

A quick drive around the corner to my secret spot where usually there is a spot or two put me within the middle of both location.¬†Ooops… no more stock of the “scratch and win” parking coupons. A good samaritan sold me enough for an hour! I wish we have an easier parking method, e.g. the “slot machines” that eat up your coins. It will be easier than carrying a stack of cards and sometimes only to be used once in a while in the now famous philatelic tours!

11:30 am – Picked up the items from St George’s Heritage Centre

The Heritage Centre sold a set of concordant postcards which were very quickly sold out. I hope there are more stocks. In fact the cinderella was taken from an old print of the church.

Thanks Helenn! I really appreciate the assistance!

With the official private folders and covers in hand, it was a brisk walk back to the Penang General Post Office for the final touches! Enroute, stop at 7-11 for more “scratch and win” parking coupons! I really think they are “scratch or fine”!

12:30 pm – done stage 1!

Here is a comparison of the St George’s Souvenir Cover and mine (using the Pos Malaysia Cover) with the concordant Pulau Pinang cancellation (chop). Sure wished the St George’s Folder set was cancelled using the Pulau Pinang cancellation to be more meaningful (similar to the Penang Free School Bicentenary Folder set).

The St George’s folder set also includes a full sheet of St George’s stamps (with many saying it is a different shade, I think so too if you look at the above photos of the 80 sen stamp!), a mint cinderella and another Souvenir Cover with a single stamp.

It is time to take a break and head to the next stage! Beep…in coming message from someone who guided me a lot from the Central Team …. “the stamps have 1/5, 2/5, 3/5, 4/5, 5/5″…. really? I was pasting according to the Price List and e-Poster! Now this is a great move as I know know we have 5 stamps in a set and I will not stick the wrong stamp. As to the order… hmm… I might not be able to follow everytime in order to be concordant!

I heard in many post offices will be still selling and cancelling on Monday. You can check it out. Certainly your second chance to get things done! Penangites might want to visit the St George’s Heritage Centre: (or buy in person).

Many thanks to various logistics team.

04:30 pm – first drop off for Stage 2.

06:30 pm – second drop off for Stage 2.

Concordanists Assemble!


ps: Philatelic Pilgrimage 1 can be relieved at:


6th Anniversary Clearance: DEAL 2

6th Anniversary Clearance: DEAL 2

I have begun loading deal 2:

Feel free to browse. The terms (similar to DEAL 1) are written inside the Album: 27 DEC DEAL 2

I will review the best offer received after 03:00 pm Kuala Lumpur time by Commenting in the picture. Since this is not a bid (not strict end time), feel free to provide the best price BEFORE my acceptance indicated in the picture. I will review from the oldest item to the newest item.

There will be some specials on eBay as well – I will inform you later.

Stay tuned.

Thank you for browsing amd reading.