This morning (23 March 2019) was a busy day in Chomg Hwa Independent School. Droves of students and parents went back. It was also an open day for alumni.
The folder set was prominently on sale at the main entrance.
A set of postcards were also on sale:
A set of 4 school mascot cachets were available at the postcard counter.
To complete the folder set were the designers (from left to right are: Lin Hsueh Yin, Anjoey and Wei Loon) from O Zero Studio:
Information of the stamp issue are found in:
The schools: https://myfdc.me/2019/03/21/chong-hwa-centenary-designer-autograph-session-on-23-march-2019/
The products: https://myfdc.me/2019/03/18/21-march-2019-chong-hwa-school-centenary-personalised-setem-ku-issue/
The details: https://myfdc.me/2019/03/14/another-centenary-school-personalised-stamp-from-chong-hwa-independent-high-school-kuala-lumpur/
Today (21 March 2019) marks the actual centenary date of the Chong Hwa School of Kuala Lumpur. The school began in 1919 with the current Primary School in Setapak: Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Chong Hwa (Setapak).
Subsequently it was the National Type Secondary School in Gombak: Sekolah Menengah Jenis Kebangsaan Chong Hwa (NTSS)
The final school is the Independent School set up in Sentul: Sekolah Menengah Persendirian Chong Hwa
This evening brings together all the 3 schools in a celebration in Stadium Merdeka.
The various student uniform bodies and performers were already being bussed to the stadium since mid morning. The road leading to the Stadium Merdeka car park is already closed (except for those with special passes / stickers). Most are seen arriving by Monorail at Maharajalela Station.
The folder pack will be on sale at RM 200 per set. It will subsequently be sold in the Independent School bookshop from tomorrow.
On Saturday, 23 March 2019, there will be a special autograph session in Sekolah Menengah Persendirian Chong Hwa in Sentul. The autograph session is expected to start at 09:00 am and will end at 01:00 pm.
myfdc wishes to record our appreciation to the alumni and O Zero Studio for the information related to the Setem Ku issue.
myfdc wishes the school all the best in tonight’s grand celebration!
The next school to issue personalised stamps to commemorate the centenary is Chong Hwa School (Kuala Lumpur). The Chong Hwa Schools are made up of:
- Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Chong Hwa (Setapak)
- Sekolah Menengah Jenis Kebangsaan Chong Hwa
- Sekolah Menengah Persendirian Chong Hwa
The school was first established in Setapak in 1919.
The following are the images provided by the Centenary Committee. Copyright belongs to Chong Hwa School and used with permission.
The Personalised Stamps:
The full set including postcards:
Artwork is done by O Zero Studio.
The items will be on sale on 21 March 2019 onwards.
The products can be purchased from the Chong Hwa Independent School bookshop.
It seems to be a trend for schools to start issuing Personalised Stamps (Setem Ku) to commemorate their centenary. This Saturday, 16 March 2019, there will be a soft launch of the Chong Hwa Independent High School Kuala Lumpur Centenary stamps.
Initially this was to be an official stamp issue. However, it dropped out from the stamp schedule to become a Personalised Stamp issue.
The folder set will be offered at RM 200 per set. Readers might want to order directly as it is too hefty for me to order on behalf.
- 1 envelope
- 4 stamp designs
- 4 types of postcards
- 1 Cinderella Stamp (I am still unclear what this means, it was explain by the school)
- 2 commemorative envelopes (affixed with stamps)
- 1 brochure (introduction of Chong Hwa’s history and design concept)
There will be 8,000 sets produced. There will be a private commemorative cachet.
Orders are accepted from 16 March 2019 onwards. No information on the soft launch time was given. Thus far, there has not been any online forms. I will keep you posted.
Chong Hwa Independent High School is located at Jalan Saint Thomas, off Jalan Ipoh, 51100 Kuala Lumpur.
The set will be available for sale on 21 March 2019 (similar date to the original Pos Malaysia scheduled stamp issue) in Stadium Merdeka from 05:00 pm. There is a performance at 07:00 pm with an entrance ticket of RM 30.
Thus far there has not been any images.
I think the difficulty is that the Mandarin language schools usually do a promotion in Mandarin as the main buyers are expected to be the students, alumni and parents. I believe if they are broad enough, the large segment of the philatelic market can be tapped with an international language promotion such as English.
The previous Personalised Stamps of School Centenaries were:
- Chung Hua Bintulu
- Seremban Chang Wa
- Chung Hua Kota Bharu
For a Philatelic Journey of the Schools: https://myfdc.me/articles/a-philatelic-journey-of-the-schools-in-malaysia/
The next Setem Ku commemorative cover will be issued by Chung Hua Bintulu School. The school will celebrate the centenary on 18 February 2019 with a commemorative cover.
The Setem Ku folder set was launched on 28 January 2018:
The launch group photo with the Chairman of the school Board of Directors, Mr Kong Chiong Ung (in grey suit), along with the Guest of Honour, Mr Yek Siew Leong (in white shirt), during the launching. Standing beside Mr Kong is Mr Alex Woo (in pink shirt).
Early visuals provided by the school are:
- Commemorative First Day Cover:
- Special commemorative cachet:
Those interested can order via: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSczWSMaaV-dBQmDp7R5cbCR8ZFBbMMo06q7noG1Gxujl1JIqQ/viewform
This will be a good addition to the Malaysian School Series: https://myfdc.me/articles/a-philatelic-journey-of-the-schools-in-malaysia/
The trend of Personalised Commemorative Covers seems to be gaining traction. Read more at: https://myfdc.me/2018/10/04/the-rise-of-setemku-personalised-stamps-first-day-covers/?wref=tp
Pos Malaysia will release a Personalised Greeting Stamp (Setem Ku) sheetlet on 30 January 2019.
Check it out at the Kuala Lumpur General Post Office or in eziemall.
Today, Pos Malaysia released the 2019 Setem Ku Ucapan (Personalised Greeting Stamps) for the Chinese New Year. A ready made and a personalisable sheetlet is available at RM 20.00 each at the Kuala Lumpur Philatelic Bureau Headquarters and via http://www.eziemall.com later on.
Here is the image.