07 May 2019 Latest updated Malaysia Stamp Issue Programme Schedule

07 May 2019 Latest updated Malaysia Stamp Issue Programme Schedule

Here is the latest Malaysia Stamp Issue Programme Schedule dated 07 May 2019. Do remember to update your calendar. Information is always confirmed nearer the date of issue.

Relax and just open a SODA account. Most collectors are non-concordanist, thus there is very little planning required other than to know when to show up if you prefer to do your own, OR open a Standing Order Deposit Account (SODA) which is an easier way not to miss a single issue.

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24 April 2019: Updated Malaysia Stamp Issue Programme Schedule

24 April 2019: Updated Malaysia Stamp Issue Programme Schedule

Well, finally, this is what you have been waiting for, the updated stamp programme:

With that is the confirmation that the Places of Worship Series 2 will be on sale on Monday, 13 May 2019. Stay tuned for more information nearer the date of issue.

The schedule now shows the 150 Years of Sarawak Stamps. It should be an interesting issue. It seems that Combating Wildlife Cybercrime has changed to Conservation of Wildlife.

Noticeable not in the schedule are the Seashell, Wild Flowers, Dying Trade, Folk Tales and Parrot! However an interesting Joint Issue with Romania is in the cards! We have not had a joint issue in quite a while.

Meanwhile it is time to update your own calendar. Remember the operative word is: Tentative!

What do you think of the new schedule?

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60 sen Orchids National Definitive complete blooms for 2018 series

60 sen Orchids National Definitive complete blooms for 2018 series

The current Orchids National Definitive 60 sen denomination, saw what is believed to be the final 2018 imprint coming out around early February 2019 with the prefix 2018/4. It was first reported sold in Johor Bahru.

Subsequently the 2019/1 prefix was first reported seen in the Kuala Lumpur General Post Office on 15 February 2019. However, the sheets were already sold out to a corporation.

Flash back of the old and new definitives: https://myfdc.me/2018/10/21/2018-new-definitives/

Has anyone seen 2018/5? Is 2018/4 the final imprint for the 60 sen denomination?

Drop us a note if you see 2018/5!

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2019 Malaysia Stamp Issue Schedule

2019 Malaysia Stamp Issue Schedule

Here is the second release of the stamp programme with a much extended list of issues.

Expected between now and 19 February 2019 is the installation of the Sultan of Pahang stamps. Will we see another Pahang State Wild Orchids definitive? Will there be another special Yamg Dipertuan Agong sheetlet? So many questions!

As usual, keep a look out for the updates.

What do you think of this year’s programme?

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Singapore – Malaya / Malaysia Cross Use Listings

Singapore – Malaya / Malaysia Cross Use Listings

Here is the deal on eBay.

I am also disposing of some of my cross use period covers. I believe they are reasonable start prices. The Singapore FDC with Malaya / Malaysia postmarks are harder to find than Malaya / Malaysia FDCs with Singapore postmarks.

Here is the link: https://www.ebay.com/sch/sky52200/m.html?item=362519938515&hash=item5467df45d3%3Ag%3ALAQAAOSwxtVcJe4n%3Ark%3A1%3Apf%3A0&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562

To refine, just use “Cross Use”.

For a short history of cross use (these are not for sale): https://myfdc.me/singapore-in-malayamalaysia/

Thank you for your support!

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Release of the Wild Orchids State Definitives 2017

Release of the Wild Orchids State Definitives 2017

Today’s final issue of the year saw the regulars at an early hour. The front liners were queuing to make FDCs (many to realise that there is only the KL cancellation – guess they are not reading myfdc – or they would have already download the forms).

Then there are those who want to try their luck to get Perlis – the most speculative state for stamps and philatelic. Recently an eBay item with 175th anniversary of UPU posted cover ended at astronomical price only to see it reappear by the same seller days later. Guess 2 hardcores were slugging it out and maybe a joy bidder helping the speculation. As I mentioned earlier, the Philatelic Bureaus will only sell loose for the respective states and it is anyone’s guess where is “Perlis” in Perlis?

Anyway, with the same number printed and not much stocks in Kangar, we can only speculate on the speculation!

The crowd thinned out by noon. There were ample stocks. I guess a lesson learned for the next state series (hopefully someone will dig up myfdc to read) is to pre-pack 14 states rather than doing it on issue day.

The KL General Post Office did that and the transactions were faster.

There was also a Christmas Setem Ku on sale today. Not many realise it or are not interested.

Mint stocks were ample even until the closing bell.

So what was I up to? Buying up and tearing up my Federal Territory MS to make Definitive transition covers. I matched the face values of the existing Garden Flowers micro-text series released this year with the Orchids. This year the Garden Flowers state series was only printed for the Federal Territory. Just so happen that the stamps were released towards the end of 2018. This Federal Territory definitive then transitions into the Wild Orchids definitive. I do not expect to see the post office sheets of the new definitives anytime soon. So the Federal Territory Garden Flowers should bloom for a while.

Thus, this was the only chance to make the concordant Federal Territory “transition” cover as it is the first day of issue plus it is in Kuala Lumpur which is one of the 3 Federal Territories.

Here are some of my handiwork:

It took a month of preparation for the harder to find corner margins. As usual, spares are available.

I am now left with lots of 05 sen and 10 sen. 🙂

Meanwhile, back to the question on where you can get Perlis?

The local post offices are your best bet. However, this time, there is not much demand for Perlis.

I will skip. I am a covers guy. Enjoy the queue.

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Important Information: Media Preview of Wild Orchids Definitive

Important Information: Media Preview of Wild Orchids Definitive

To cap off the year’s media preview, the long awaited Wild Orchids State Definitive was previewed this morning. The date of sale is on 04 December 2018. Recall that the Orchid National Definitive was issued on 21 February 2017.

Here are the technical details:

The Wild Orchids are found in Peninsular Malaysia with only the 30 sen Phalus subtrilobus and 40 sen Dendrobium macrophyllum var. ternatense are found in Mount Kinabalu.

The Wild Orchids featured are:

  1. 5 sen: Bulbophyllum virescens (Bulbophyllum Orchid)
  2. 10 sen: Corybas carinatus (Helmet Orchid)
  3. 20 sen: Vanill a griffithii (Vanilla Orchid)
  4. 30 sen: Phaius subtrilobus (Almost Three Lobed Phalus)
  5. 40 sen: Dendrobium macrophyllum var. ternatense (Large-leaved Dendrobium)
  6. 50 sen: Aneotochilus reinwardtii (Jewel Orchid)

I need you to take down notes as you read as it is a bit complicated. Let’s start off with the quantities:

  1. Perforated Miniature Sheets of RM 1.55: 20,000 pieces for EACH state design
  2. Imperforated Miniature Sheets of RM 5.00: 17,000 pieces for EACH state design
  3. Empty folders of RM 8.00: 1,600 pieces
  4. Blank envelopes of 50 sen: 30,000 pieces

Based on the quantities, it is quite moderate. Here are the visuals:

The folder is a special design with 2 pockets to keep all the 14 MS FDC x 2 types and 4 plastic sleeves to keep the MS in an overlapping row.

Here are the Pos Malaysia sales arrangements:

A. SODA Members:

  1. FDC: Only Kuala Lumpur cancellation on perforated MS
  2. Mint: 14 states perforated MS

B. SODA Order Form or Eziemall:

  1. Perforated MS FDC with matching cancellations
  2. Imperforate MS FDC with matching cancellations

These (SODA Order Form and Eziemall) are the ONLY easy way to obtain ALL the 14 states matching cancellation on FDC!

C. Counter (Philatelic Bureau HQ and Branches):

  1. FDC: Only your state Philatelic Bureau cancellation
  2. Mint: Perforated and Imperforated MS in a set of 14 states
  3. Mint loose: Your own state MS will be offered

Normal Post Offices: 14 mint MS (perforated) in a set

So, on that day, do inform me what is the actual arrangement.

The other good news is the designer, Mr KY Lim, Reign Associates is expected to come and autograph the products.

Foreign orders for MINT complete sets are accepted at sky52200myfdc@gmail.com and will be supplied on a paid basis. Order will be refunded if the issue is cancelled or sold out.

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