18 January 2018: Updated Malaysia Stamp Schedule

18 January 2018: Updated Malaysia Stamp Schedule

Here is the updated Malaysia Stamp Schedule:

As usual, do note the changes and do not look too far into the horizon. The last few years gave you a fairly good idea how to navigate the various changes.

Meanwhile, the Chinese New Year Setemku sheetlet will be sold until 02 March 2018.

A little update on the stamp issue this morning, it was certainly a very well received issue. The stamp designer, Mr KY Lim stayed well over lunch time! The MS was initially limited to 3 pieces per person and this was very soon lifted to 30 pieces when it became apparent that there will be sufficient MS. The empty folders were however sold out.

Again, I want to thank those who helped out and also the reporting from GPO KL. Anyone else want to share an update in your location?

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Media Preview: Working Dogs

Media Preview: Working Dogs

The upcoming issue on Animal with Various Roles – Working Dogs will be released on 18 January 2018.

The issue will comprise of:

(a) 60 sen stamp: Search and Rescue Dog (Fire and Rescue Department / BOMBA) – Collie

(b) 60 sen stamp: Protection Dog (Prisons Department) – Belgian Shepherd (Malinois)

(c) 60 sen stamp: Guide Dog – Golden Retriever

(d) RM 3 and RM 2 in a single MS: General Purpose Dog – German Shepherd (RM 3) and Drug Detection Dog – Labrador (RM 2)

(e) RM 6 Empty Folder

The quantities issued are:

  1. Stamps: 200,000 pieces of each denomination
  2. MS: 25,000 pieces
  3. Blank envelopes: 30,000 pieces
  4. Empty Folders: 1,800 pieces

Meanwhile, a Personalised Stamp Sheetlet (Setemku) was released today in conjunction with Chinese New Year 2018. It retails at RM 20.00 excluding GST.

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Next issue: 19 December 2017 #KitaJuara 29th SEA Games

Next issue: 19 December 2017 #KitaJuara 29th SEA Games

The next issue will be issued on 19 December 2017. The topic is #KitaJuara (We are the Champions) for the 29th SEA Games held in Kuala Lumpur earlier this year.

It will be just a single Pre-Stamped Envelope (PSE) with a gold foil stamping on a pre-printed RM 2 stamp.

The PSE will be sold at RM 3.00 The price is excluding GST.

Updated 15 December 2017:

A media preview was held on 15 December 2017. The designer from World Comm will be attending. The quantities issued are 25,000 pieces of PSE. I would like to add the Gold Foil effect is really well done. You do feel the medal effect!

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Sticking with Lego Fans this December 2017

Sticking with Lego Fans this December 2017

The Stamp Week 2017 is scheduled to be held from 04 – 10 December 2017. In an announcement put up by Pos Malaysia in the Philatelic Bureau HQ, the stamps will feature LEGOLAND characters! The theme of the stamp issue is Children’s Holiday Activities. This should generate high interest from Lego collectors!

In addition, 04 December 2017 is also supposed to be the date of sale for the 150 Years Straits Settlement Stamps (Permanent Issue). This will feature a Miniature Sheet with the images of the Straits Settlement stamps having the permanent name of “Straits Settlements” used from December 1867 as opposed to an overprint on India stamps back in 01 September 1867.

Thus with 2 sales scheduled on 04 December 2017, it looks set to be a very busy day!

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