Next Issue: 18 July 2019 150 Years Sarawak Stamps

Next Issue: 18 July 2019 150 Years Sarawak Stamps

Sarawak’s first stamp was issued on 01 March 1869. The single “3 cents” stamp featured a potrait of Sir James Brooke whom had already passed away on 11 June 1868.

The corners of the stanp featured the initials JBRS. Can anyone figure out what does that stand for? Share your answers at the “Comments” below.

This year, Pos Malaysia prepared a single RM 5.00 Miniature Sheet with the image of the first postage stamp of Sarawak. There will be a special printing ink.

The rest of the MS featured the collage of images from the various issues from Brooke through Queen Elizabeth II, Formation of Malaysia until 2017 Sarawak definitive MS.

The envelope bears the image of the Kuching General Post Office.

As official image and details have yet to be released by Pos Malaysia, it is difficult for collectors to plan ahead especially those who would like to fly in and join the activities in Kuching, Sarawak. Here are some information obtained from friends.

On 16 July 2019, St Thomas School (SMK St Thomas), Philatelic Society of Kuching, Sarawak and Pos Malaysia are planning a media preview at James Wong Kim Min Hall at about 09:30 am.

The MS is planned to be issued on 18 July 2019.

A philatelic exhibition is planned on 18 – 19 July 2019 at the St Thomas School’s James Wong Kim Min Hall from 09:00 am to 04:00 pm by the school’s Stamp and Philatelic Club and the Philatelic Society of Kuching, Sarawak. As I understand from various kind friends in Sarawak, there will be special cancellation in the school.

If anyone has further details, feel free to share.

Did you know that St Thomas School was featured on the Premier Schools stamp issue back in 2008? Check it out: https://myfdc.me/malaysia-first-day-covers/2001-2010/2008-2/

Thus, the most concordant cancellation is in ……… (give it a try by commenting below).

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17 November 2018: 7th Malaysia Postcrossing Meetup Kuala Lumpur

17 November 2018: 7th Malaysia Postcrossing Meetup Kuala Lumpur

The 7th Malaysia Postcrossing Meet-up will be held in the Kuala Lumpur General Post Office Headquarters from 12:00 noon onwards at Level 3, Dewan Sri Pos.

Here is the postcard design:

The postcard can be ordered from Matthew Lai KH (Facebook). The postcard was designed by @mei_amyng

Many thanks to Malaysia Postcrossing for the information.

Do make time for this event especially if you like postcards.

For more information: https://www.postcrossing.com

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09 October 2017: World Post Day : Pos-Silang

09 October 2017: World Post Day : Pos-Silang

Today’s response was decent. Here is the response when the¬†Philatelic Bureau opened its doors.

The stamps in the main General Post Office counter was sold out quite early. The queue at the Philatelic Bureau was initially slow but started to move towards 10:00 am. Most buyers were aiming for the Postbox Postcard design.

At the General Post Office, there was an simple observance of the World Post Day. 16 early birds were given goody slingbags with free Presentation Packs and souvenir fridge magnets.

Meanwhile, the 5th Malaysia Postcrossing Meetup preparations were underway directly upstairs on Level 3 where Dewan Sri Pos is located. Recognise anyone inside the photo?

This time the Postcrossers were seated in a square. The Postcrossers then put their postcards into a plastic bag with their name marked. The plastic bag is then passed in turn around the square arrangement in order that all those seated can sign in turn. This is a very neat way compared to the criss-crossing arrangement in the last meetup on a round table. After the initial autographing (is there any other name for this signing process?) of postcards, everyone joined in the opening ceremony.

At the end of the ceremony, the Prostcrossers returned to the square and completed the autographs and applied cachets of the 5th Postcrossing Meetup on the postcards.

The designer for this issue is Mr Gan Soon Bing from World Communications Network Resources.

Here is my simple FDC with the Meetup cachets and designer’s autograph.

This time I managed to send out postcards.

The Kota Kinabalu Postcrossing Meetup was held in Sea Monster Restaurant, Segama.

Meanwhile in Johor, Majidee Post Office and Pasir Gudang Post Office provided a special World Post Day cachets on postcards.

How was the response and celebration at your location?

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06 October 2017: Media Preview World Post Day – Pos Silang

06 October 2017: Media Preview World Post Day – Pos Silang

Today was the media preview of the World Post Day – Pos Silang stamp issue.

The issue will be released on 09 October 2017. The following products will be released:

  1. Setenant stamps of 50 sen each Р125,000 pieces per stamp design (there are 4 designs). The 4 stamp designs are: Write РSend РReceive РRepeat respectively written in micro text that joins to form the blue circle around the globe.
  2. Postcards of RM 1.00 each – 6,000 postcards per design (there are 4 designs). The designs are (a) Traditional Musical Instrument, (b) Iconic Buildings, (c) Traditional Kite (Wau Bulan) and (d) Postbox Shape.
  3. Empty folder of RM 6.00 each – 1,800 pieces.
  4. Empty envelopes – 32,000 pieces.

In addition, there is a 5th Postcrossing Meetup plus Postcard Exhibition at Dewan Sri Pos, Level 3, General Post Office, Kuala Lumpur (starting at about 09:45 am) and also in Kota Kinabalu.

In Kuala Lumpur, there will be 3 cachets. Here is the image of the 3 cachets plus the postcard for Kuala Lumpur:

The 5th Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Postcrossing Meetup Postcard image is courtesy of Honey Sha.

There will be another postcard for the Kota Kinabalu meetup with a similar oval cachet (only 1 cachet). The meetup is planned at Sea Monster Restaurant, Segama (Lot 8, Block D, Jalan Labuk, Segama Komplex, Kota Kinabalu) at around 12:30 pm to 03:00 pm.

The 5th Malaysia Kota Kinabalu Postcrossing Meetup Postcard image is courtesy of Cikgu Charlie Dale.

Here is a summary of the proposed cachets:

The Kota Kinabalu cachet will have some modifications from the image shown above.

For more information, head on to: https://www.postcrossing.com/ , locate the Forum and look for Malaysia.

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) will also be hosting an event at MCMC Tower 1 lobby from 09:00 am to 05:00 pm. It is expected to run from 09 Р12 October 2017.

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