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.






Singapore – Malaya / Malaysia Cross Use Listings

Singapore – Malaya / Malaysia Cross Use Listings

Here is the deal on eBay.

I am also disposing of some of my cross use period covers. I believe they are reasonable start prices. The Singapore FDC with Malaya / Malaysia postmarks are harder to find than Malaya / Malaysia FDCs with Singapore postmarks.

Here is the link: https://www.ebay.com/sch/sky52200/m.html?item=362519938515&hash=item5467df45d3%3Ag%3ALAQAAOSwxtVcJe4n%3Ark%3A1%3Apf%3A0&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562

To refine, just use “Cross Use”.

For a short history of cross use (these are not for sale): https://myfdc.me/singapore-in-malayamalaysia/

Thank you for your support!


Setenant Friday Sale

Setenant Friday Sale

Now, as almost all of you know, I self finance my hobby and this website. Perhaps I am more active that most think I am a full time reseller (or the locals call it dealer). Well, in order to continue financing, I put out items occasionally. So for this Friday since everywhere else there is a Black Friday sale, I have a Setenant Friday sale.

Just email me the items that you are looking for. All for local Malaysia sales. Limited bundle sets, First Paid, First Served. No reservation without payment. Stocks are in hand. Offer ends 30 November 2018.

Bundle 1: Schools

Bundle 2: Taiping area theme

Bundle 3: Trains and Sabah (with Sabah train!)

Bundle 4: East and West landmarks

Bundle 5: Various Setenants

If you wish to order single sheets (i.e. not in bundles), check out my eBay.

Here is the flash bid for ONE day! The sold out Blowpipes Setenant Strip Sheet stamps starting at RM 1 below face value and FREE SHIPPING (normal mail) anywhere in Malaysia!

No catch! If no one bids, you really get it!

LINK: https://www.ebay.com.my/itm/283273681543?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

No http://www.ebay.com.my account? Open one with your mobile device (it is easier and faster). There are no fees if you are a Malaysian purchaser.

My way of saying thanks for reading myfdc. Bringing you the news you want to read on Malaysian Philately.

Keep a look out as myfdc celebrates by starting another year of Malaysian Philatelic news 🙂






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.



New date of Sale for 150 Years Straits Settlements Issue

New date of Sale for 150 Years Straits Settlements Issue

04 September 2017 was declared a Public Holiday during the closing ceremony of the 29th SEA Games. The original date of issue for the 150 Years Straits Settlements has been moved to 05 September 2017. The official announcement has not been released.