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.
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?
Here is the form to order the FourNation Stamp Exhibition Overprint Miniature Sheet Exhibition Cover:
The order form is for the Standing Order Deposit Account (SODA) holders. Dateline is 29 April 2019 – do not miss the dateline!
The latest Definitive to make an appearance is the Federal Territory Garden Flowers 10 sen. It was sold sometime last week in the Kuala Lumpur General Post Office. The earliest known release was reported in Johor in mid March 2019. I finally got my hands on it. Here is the counter full sheets of 100s:
The stamp continued the use of the micro-text printing.
Here is the transition from Agro Definitive to Garden Flowers Definitive:
Thus the current line-up of the FIRST imprint of the Federal Territory Garden Flowers are 10 sen, 20 sen, 30 sen and 50 sen.
Question: Have you seen any imprint later than 2018/1 of the 10 sen Agro Definitive?
Here is a reminder for tomorrow: 09 April 2019 Honey Bees in Malaysia issue!
This is already garnering high hits.
Stay tuned for a bee hunt road trip tomorrow.
Those interested to order, please message email@example.com
In today’s Media Preview (05 April 2019), Pos Malaysia provided additional information on the quantities for this issue.
1. Stamps: 200,000 pieces of stamps per design
2. Miniature Sheet: 22,000 pieces
3. Envelopes: 27,000 pieces
4. Empty Folders: 1,600 pieces
The designer is Mr KY Lim from Reign Associates.
A poster was displayed at the Fournation Stamp Exhibition 2019 with the theme Honey Bees in Malaysia. The official notification came out today from Pos Malaysia and it will be released on 09 April 2019.
The poster featured the stamps in a Honey Comb design (hexagonal) with the Miniature Sheet featured in an awesome die cut of a honey bee. I am sure the “unusual” stamp and MS collectors will be very pleased with the design of this issue.
The poster gave information on the stamp issue as follows:
- 60 sen stamp : Giant Honey Bee (Apis dorsata)
- 60 sen stamp: Eastern Honey Bee (Apis cerana)
- 60 sen stamp: Black Dwarf Honey Bee (Apis andreniformis)
- RM 4.00 Miniature Sheet: Stingless Honey Bee (Heterotrigona itama)
- 50 sen empty envelope featuring the Stingless Honey Bee Hive
- RM 6.00 empty folder
This is indeed a very attractive design. Here is the price list.
Meanwhile, why not visit Bee Farms? Here is one in Air Keroh: http://beefarm.com.my/museum.php
Or learn about Stingless Honey Bee from Universiti Malaysia Terengganu: https://www.kelulut.com.my/hubungi-kami/
Or the inventor of Mustafa – Hive from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian: http://www.kk.usm.my/index.php/en/news/854-penyelidikan-lebah-kelulut-usm-bantu-tingkatkan-ekonomi-golongan-terkebawah