Updated: 15 January 2019 Malaysian Festivals Series 3

Updated: 15 January 2019 Malaysian Festivals Series 3

The next issue will be released on 15 January 2019. This issue will feature the Malaysian Festival Series 3.

Previous issues of the Malaysian Festivals were on  15 August 2006 and 27 September 2012.

This time the Malaysian Festival Series 3 ties in with the Lunar (Chinese) New Year celebrations. This series features the Malaysian festivals of the ethnic Chinese, Kadazan Dusun, Dayak, Malay and Indian.

The stamps and miniature sheets feature the following:

  1. Stamps: 5 designs x 60 sen with the following designs:
    • Chinese New Year (Lion Dance and Firecrackers),
    • Tadau Kaamatan (Sumazau Dance and Gong and Sompoton),
    • Gawai Festival (Ngajat Dance and Ranyai)
    • Hari Raya Aidil Fitri (Lemang and Dodol)
    • Deepavali (Kuthu Vilakku and Kolam)
  2. Miniature Sheet: RM 5.00 (Various festival greetings) with die cut and glitter ink
  3. Empty folder: RM 6.00
  4. Blank envelopes: 50 sen

Just a reminder: The SODA cut off date to ensure sufficient funds or updates to your order is 04 January 2019.

More updates later.

Meanwhile, the question in many collector’s mind….. how was the lunar series featured this year? The answer might crack you up and fire your collecting enthusiasm!

Updated 11 January 2019: Media Preview

Today was the media preview for this issue. I can only summarise: The special die cut with glitter Miniature Sheet is great!

Interestingly I found out that the Zodiac also applies to how the time is divided in a day! Google it. You might find something interesting! Not just the year but the time.

The brochure is also interesting with the various dates of the festivals listed making it a handy reference for our friends overseas!

So here are the products with quantities:

  1. Stamps: 200,000 pieces of each design
  2. Miniature Sheet: 25,000 pieces
  3. Blank Envelopes: 30,000 pieces
  4. Empty folders: 1,800 pieces

The above can also be bought as a folder set via Eziemall. The product is usually loaded near midnight the day before, so be cool and wait for the midnight!

The designer, Mr KY Lim (Reign Associates) will be coming over to autograph the products on the day of sale in the Philatelic Bureau HQ in the General Post Office of Kuala Lumpur.

In addition, there will also be a Special Setem Ku Greetings sheetlet to be released on the same day. Image is being finalised. I will share once Pos Malaysia releases the image.

Do look out for a special Chinese New Year franking at the main General Post Office in Kuala Lumpur. It was used last year…. perhaps again this year?

Sadly, I will not be able to join in the fun as I have a prior engagement. Do drop me a note on the response in your own location as well as the Kuala Lumpur General Post Office.

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13 November 2018 News flash: Setenant Strip Sheets

13 November 2018 News flash: Setenant Strip Sheets

Today Pos Malaysia will release the following Setenant Strips Sheets:

  1. Musical Instruments Series 2 (I think Pos Malaysia made an error on the price shown in the poster)
  2. Medicinal Plants Series 4
  3. ETS (NOT the Overprint ETS stamps setenant that was opened for SODA, this is the original ETS)

I have spares for sale in full sheets. Contact me at: sky52200myfdc@gmail.com

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Updated: Media Preview for Musical Instruments of Malaysia Series 2

Updated: Media Preview for Musical Instruments of Malaysia Series 2

The next issue will be released on 10 April 2018. The theme is Musical Instruments of Malaysia Series 2. Series 1 was issued back in 07 March 1987. That is over 31 years ago! I guess you never know when the next series will be issued 🙂

This issue will comprise of 60 sen stamps (2 types) and 80 sen (2 types), a RM 5.00 Miniature Sheet (gloss varnish on the musical instruments) and a Folder. The SODA version of the FDC looks great!

The musical instruments featured are:

  1. 60 sen stamp: Sitar (200,000 pieces)
  2. 60 sen stamp: Pipa (200,000 pieces)
  3. 80 sen stamp: Sape (Sapeh) (200,000 pieces)
  4. 80 sen stamp: Sundatang (200,000 pieces)
  5. RM 5.oo MS: Ghazal troupe with Gambus, Biola (Viola), Tabla and Harmonium (25,000 pieces)
  6. 50 sen envelope: Kreb (Krem) (28,000 pieces)
  7. RM 6.00 Empty folders (1,800 pieces)

The concordant cancellations are Brickfields, Lubok China, Kuching / Miri, Kudat and Johor Bahru / Muar / Batu Pahat.

This issue is designed by Reign Associates.

Updated 06 April 2018:

A media preview was held on 06 April 2018. The additional information provided are the quantities of issue for each item which I have updated above.

Do not forget to join our bit of fun for http://www.myfdc.wordpress.com reaching 500,000 views which is anticipated mid April 2018. It is currently about 498,000 views now. Right now, there is a sale on Facebook for 50 old FDCs starting from RM 5.00 for Malaysian addresses, check them out at:

Keep a look out for campaigns on eBay soon.

I will keep you posted.

Thank you for your support.

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The Royal Visit 2017

The Royal Visit 2017

The Royal Visit generated a number of places of interest for philately.

In the Klang Valley, a nice match would be KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport), where the Royal Airforce touched down. Here it is parked on the tarmac of KLIA on 03 November 2017.

Kuala Lumpur GPO would definitely be the postmark for the visit since it is the first place of visit. 2 other Philatelic Bureau branches of interest are Medan Tuanku (roughly translated as His Highness Place) and Putrajaya (Successful Prince). Combine it as Medan Tuanku with Putrajaya will get you His Highness Prince.

Not to be missed is the designer, Mr Shahrul Izhar. Here he is patiently autographing for all the collectors.

Here is the completed FDC set for Klang Valley:

Meanwhile further North, Perak was the next stop with 3 Philatelic Bureau branches of interest, i.e. Gerik (the nearest post office to Royal Belum), Taiping (War Cemetery) and Kuala Kangsar (Istana Iskandariah). A fellow concordant FDC collector has successfully completed this leg.

The next stop would be to Sarawak and Kuching GPO would be the best match as Semenggoh Wildlife Centre and Sarawak Cultural Village.

The final leg has started as the Royal Visit concludes in the Prince of Wales Island! Well, the island is now known as Pulau Pinang (Penang). The best matches are Pulau Pinang GPO and Butterworth Post Office (Five Power Defence Agreement / Royal Malaysian Air Force Base).

This pretty much sums up the places of Philatelic postmark interest for the Royal Visit.

To follow the Royal Visit, check out this link: https://twitter.com/hashtag/royalvisitmy?f=tweets&vertical=default&src=hash

Anyone interesting to sell or exchange Royal Visit FDCs with concordant postmarks? Feel free to contact me.

Meanwhile, many were hoping to find the 2012 type of printing error. Hmmm…..

Keen to read the old William and Kate series of articles? Check out: https://myfdc.me/articles/royal-visit-william-and-kate-series-of-articles/

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Pos Malaysia Media Preview on The Royal Visit 2017: TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall

Pos Malaysia Media Preview on The Royal Visit 2017: TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall

In a media preview today (31 October 2017), Pos Malaysia unveiled the salient points behind another eagerly awaiting stamp issue on the Royal Visit of TRH The Price of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall and also in conjunction with the 60th anniversary of the Bilateral Relations between the United Kingdom and Malaysia.

The Miniature Sheet features a photo by the famous Peruvian photographer, Mr Mario Testino taken in May and features the royal couple in the morning room of their London home, Clarence House. The photo was released in July ahead of the Duchess of Cornwall’s 70th Birthday. https://www.instagram.com/p/BWny8zdhRD5/?taken-by=clarencehouse

The quantities issued are:

  1. RM 1.00 stamps of each design: 250,000 pieces
  2. RM 6.00 Miniature Sheet: 40,000 pieces
  3. Empty envelopes of 50 sen: 40,000 pieces
  4. Empty folders of RM 6.00: 2,500 pieces

The prices listed above are excluding GST.

The dates of sale are as follows:

03 November 2017 (Friday) in States other than those shown below
05 November 2017 (Sunday) in Kedah, Kelantan, Terengganu and Johor (Friday is a weekend)
06 November 2017 (Monday) in Perak (Friday is a Public Holiday in Perak)

This stamp issue is expected to be well received especially the royalty collectors from around the world. It is also the second time that Pos Malaysia has issued stamps on the British Royalty since independence. The first time was in 2012 in the now famous “William and Kate” stamp issue.

Meanwhile the British High Commission of Malaysia is expected to host a media conference on 01 November 2017. The royal couple has already started the tour of the region in Singapore on 30 October 2017 (Monday).

Here is an article in The Star: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/11/01/charles-and-camilla-to-visit-malaysia-for-a-week/ Note: The date of sale of the stamp issue is erroneously stated as 31 October 2017 which was actually the date of the media preview. The original news was a press release by Wisma Putra.

Updated 02 November 2017:

Based on the sketchy available news and the brochure, the relevant postmarks will be Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya on 03 November 2017, subsequently Taiping (Perak), Grik (Perak), somewhere in Sarawak, Pulau Pinang on the dates of visits or on the first day of issue. Relevant cancellations are Medan Tuanku (KL) and Queensbay Mall (Pulau Pinang).

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Next issue: 03 November 2017 Royal Visit

Next issue: 03 November 2017 Royal Visit

The next issue is expected to be very well received. Already the Standing Order Deposit Account holders are lining up their orders.

The issue commemorates the Royal Visit of TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. It will also celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Bilateral Relations between Malaysia and United Kingdom.

The products are:

  1. A set of 2 stamps at RM 1.00 each
  2. A Miniature Sheet of RM 6.00
  3. A folder of RM 6.00

Here is the digital folder currently circulating online.

Check out the news on the Royal Visit via: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/the-prince-of-wales-and-the-duchess-of-cornwall-will-visit-singapore-malaysia-and-india

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Delights in the Festival of Lights

Delights in the Festival of Lights

Today Pos Malaysia hosted the media preview of the Festival Food – Indian. This issue will be released on 17 October 2017. This fits in nicely with the Deepavali celebrations next week. The issue will comprise of the following products:

  1. 60 sen stamp: 150,000 pieces (featuring vadai, muruku, paal kova and payasam)
  2. 80 sen stamp: 130,000 pieces (featuring thosai and idhli)
  3. 90 sen stamp: 100,000 pieces (featuring banana leaf rice)
  4. RM 5 MS: 25,000 pieces (featuring maisur pahku, jillebhi / jalebi, ladhu, nei urundai, gulab, achi muruku, athirasam and muruku)
  5. Blank envelopes: 32,000 pieces
  6. Empty folders: 1,800 pieces

This is the fourth and the last in the Festival Food series.

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