09 December 2016: Girl Guides Can

09 December 2016: Girl Guides Can

Today is the issue day for the 100 Years of Girl Guides Association Malaysia. Fortunately there was not a heavy crowd in GPO KL. I guess the action was in Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) where the main event is held – including the launch of the stamps.

Ms Nur Farhana Bakerrudin was on hand to autograph the products. Nowadays, the designers from Hazel came equipped with a personalised rubber stamp! Try and find out what other issue that she came to autograph. Her first issue was actually the Ferns (question: which year did we have the Ferns issue?).

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A special personalized stamp (Ready Made Setemku) was also offered in the KL Philatelic Bureau and at PWTC.

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It was then off to PWTC. Traffic was still light. Did you know there is a post office inside PWTC? The location of the post office has moved a bit since it was set up so many years ago. It is now along the main corridor leading to the registration counters.

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The Grand Finale Event was held in Dewan Merdaka.

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There was also a backdrop set up for photo taking along with the mascot!

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Teacher Honey Sha in Girl Guide uniform was also on hand with her postcards! The postcards were very popular as the design is very attractive! Try and guess which school is Cikgu from?

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The Pos Malaysi booth was fortunately outside the hall. The booth was packed especially at about 01:00 pm when the event was over. The Folder Set was well received. The ready-made FDC in the Folder Pack was cancelled with the PWTC cancellation!

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Quite a lot of regular stamp and cover collectors came to PWTC. It was a good time to meet one another!

The final stop was the post office nearest to the Girl Guides Association Malaysia’s Headquaters. The post office is in University of Malaya.

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With that, here is the final design.

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Surprisingly, the SODA orders were also ready. This is an exceptionally fast processing! Well done!

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I could not resist buying the Centenary Camp patches on sale at the venue.

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My congratulations to the Girl Guides Association Malaysia.

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The Following Issue: 13 December 2016

The Following Issue: 13 December 2016

Today is the media preview for the next 2 issues:

1. 09 December 2016 100 Years Girl Guides Association Malaysia

2. 12 December 2016 Reign of His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong XIV

Coincidentally today is a minor palindrome date of 6.12.16 (61216).

Here is the media preview.

09 December 2016 issue:

 Quantities:

Stamps: 150,000 pieces

FDC: 40,000 pieces

Folder: 2,000 pieces

12 December 2016 issue (note: This is only on sale on 13 December 2016):

 Quantities:

Stamps: 150,000 pieces

MS: 30,000 pieces

FDC: 40,000 pieces

Folder: 2,000

Here is the poster for the His Majesty’s issue.

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The YDPA blank envelopes will be on sale on 08 December 2016.

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Updated: Next issue 09 December 2016 100 Years of Girl Guides Association Malaysia

Updated: Next issue 09 December 2016 100 Years of Girl Guides Association Malaysia

Earlier in the year (06 June 2016), Bank Negara Malaysia released commemorative coins to celebrate the 100 Years of Girl Guides Association Malaysia. The commemorative stamps were supposed to be issued on 21 November 2016.

The stamps are finally confirmed to be issued on 09 December 2016. It will be launched on the same day in a function including a special launch cancellation.

There will be 3 x 85 sen (excluding GST) stamps and a folder.

The blank envelopes will be on sale on 05 December 2016.

Here is the poster:

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The launch of the stamps will be held in Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) with a special cancellation. This coincides with the Girl Guides Association Malaysia’s event on the same day.

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