Make Mine Marvel!

Make Mine Marvel!

Hello there from the Bullpen Bulletin!

I guess the excitement of ordering the Pos Malaysia – Marvel – The Walt Disney Company “Marvel 80 Years” is all time high this morning. There has been a relentless request for information and checks on Pos Malaysia’s eziemall. This is probably the easiest way to buy the issue as it can be pre-ordered online and no queues! It takes a bit of patience to wait for the items to arrive but hey, all good things need time to prepare!

Which other countries issued Marvel stamps this year? That would be United Kingdom via Royal Mail on 14 March 2019. The trick in buying UK stamps is to wait for the bundle offer or sales, which is going on now! https://shop.royalmail.com/special-stamp-issues/marvel

With the continued drop on the Pound (GBP) and the discount, it is really a better offer than buying on the release date.

Hmmmm, maybe Royal Mail will see a spike in their sale of leftover stocks of Marvel after you read this!

There are plenty of decorative stamps from dubious nations on Marvel. I usually skip these. They are more cinderella than anything else. No worthy!

Another worthy issue is from United States back in 2007 on superheroes.

Right, so for the die hard fans! Whatever it takes!

Keep a look out for more tie-in news in the future!

Meanwhile for foreign readers, the item is only available for local orders. If you would like to order via myfdc, just drop a note at: sky52200myfdc@gmail.com

For the details of the Pos Malaysia launch / media preview of the “Marvel 80 Years” folder set: https://myfdc.me/2019/07/03/media-preview-of-the-marvel-80-years-folder-set/

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04 July 2019: Marvel 80 Years pre-order opened in Pos Malaysia eziemall

04 July 2019: Marvel 80 Years pre-order opened in Pos Malaysia eziemall

News flash:

Marvel 80 Years folder set has just been released in Pos Malaysia’s eziemall at: https://www.eziemall.com/limited-edition-80-years-marvel-stamp

Be quick! There is a limit of 5 sets per order.

Post script: For foreign readers, the item is only available for local orders. If you would like to order via myfdc, just drop a note at: sky52200myfdc@gmail.com

 

If you are interested in the launch news and media preview, check out: https://myfdc.me/2019/07/03/media-preview-of-the-marvel-80-years-folder-set/

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Updated 18 July 2019: Media Preview of the Marvel 80 Years Folder Set

Updated 18 July 2019: Media Preview of the Marvel 80 Years Folder Set

Today was the media preview and launch of the “Marvel 80 Years” folder set.

Marvel first started as Timely Comics back in 1939. The first comic “Marvel Comics” came out in October of the same year! One of the endearing superheroes that lasted until today is Namor, the Sub-Mariner. Timely Comics will evolve into Marvel and thus this year marks the 80th Anniversary! Here is the official 80 Years webpage from Marvel. It will be almost impossible for anyone not to have been touched by the characters that this company created.

So that brings us to today. Pos Malaysia collaborated with Marvel Studios via The Walt Disney Company to produce the “Marvel 80 Years” folder set. This is a Setem Ku (Personalised Stamps) series. Pos Malaysia first collaborated with Walt Disney Company last year to produce the sold out “Mickey Mouse Celebrating 90 Years of Magic” folder set.

This time the foyer of the Kuala Lumpur General Post Office was decked up like a Movie Premier with popcorn stands, cotton candy stands and a photo booth where anyone can get their photo taken with their favourite hero’s prop.

Hmmmm, let me try the hammer…. I am worthy! Now, where is the shield?

As Malaysia’s Mightiest Press gather themselves together against a common launch… the Marvel 80 Years Folder set was unveiled!

Here is Tan Wee (Head, Retail and Licensing for Malaysia and Singapore from The Walt Disney Company) (left of the photo) and Schrene Goh (Vice President, Marketing, Pos Malaysia) (right of the photo) during the unveiling of the products:

The folder set includes:

1. 2 PRE-PRINTED souvenir covers. Cover collectors, please take note: This is similar to the Mickey Souvenir Cover where the stamps are PRINTED along with the cancellation (PRINTED). On 18 July 2019, the first peek of the covers revealed that the covers were made with setenant stamps of 5 stuck on covers and NOT pre-printed. There are 2 designs: Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Thanos, Hulk on Cover 1 and Spider-Man, Loki, Black Widow, Black Panther and Dr Strange on Cover 2.

2. 2 perforated Setem Ku sheetlets

3. 1 imperforate sheet

4. 2 postcards WITHOUT any pre-printed stamp (Design 1 is Iron Man and Design 2 is Spider-Man)

5. 1 die-cut folder

Here is the opened up folder:

Here is the back of the pre-printed souvenir covers and postcards:

Here is the line-up:

The items are available in a folder set. There will NOT be any loose items for sale. The folder set is available for pre-order at RM 120.00 at Pos Malaysia Main Post Offices (including the Kuala Lumpur Philatelic Bureau HQ) and also through http://www.eziemall.com

There will NOT be any counter sales. The folder sets are expected to be delivered after 23 July 2019.

The good news is the first 300 pre-orders at the Kuala Lumpur General Post Office will receive a free miniature poster of the Imperforate Sheetlet:

And here are the unsung heroes behind all the hardwork and design:

From the left: Jackllin Foo ((Manager Hardlines, Disney), Xiu Wen (THE Designer), Haidan (Head of the Philatelic Bureau), Faizah (Pos Malaysia, Head of Marketing Unit) and Tay Chin Yaw (Lead Creative Manager, Disney).

Xiu Wen was also the designer of last year’s Mickey Mouse folder set!

Remember to be an early bird for this series. There are only 10,000 sets! Last year’s Mickey Mouse sold out in a matter of hours at the counter and online in a day. With the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and a second highest grossing film in their belt, I believe there will be more than enough fans to snap it up quickly. It makes sense if you can shop in online platforms, you should be able to shop at: https://www.eziemall.com/limited-edition-80-years-marvel-stamp

There is a limit of 5 sets per order in eziemall.

Note: For foreign readers, the item is only available for local orders. If you would like to order via myfdc, just drop a note at: sky52200myfdc@gmail.com

Watch for the item tomorrow (04 July 2019).

You can also head over to your nearest General Post Office to place and pre-order and pay up front.

The folder sets will be ready after 23 July 2019. Please take not that this is a Pos Malaysia PRE-ORDER.

‘Nuff Said!

Excelsior!

Updated 18 July 2019:

Pos Malaysia was busy processing the Marvel 80 Years FDC since morning in the Philatelic Bureau. This time the stamps are stuck onto the cover (unlike Mickey’s pre-printed cover). The stamps comes in setenant strips of 5. This is a different format than the stamp sheetlets inside the folder.

Orders should start to be delivered after 23 July 2019.

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23 March 2019: Chong Hwa School autograph session

23 March 2019: Chong Hwa School autograph session

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/

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Chong Hwa Centenary: Designer Autograph Session on 23 March 2019

Chong Hwa Centenary: Designer Autograph Session on 23 March 2019

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!

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21 March 2019: Chong Hwa School Centenary Personalised (Setem Ku) Issue

21 March 2019: Chong Hwa School Centenary Personalised (Setem Ku) Issue

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:

  1. Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Chong Hwa (Setapak)
  2. Sekolah Menengah Jenis Kebangsaan Chong Hwa
  3. 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 Cinderella:

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.

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Another Centenary School Personalised Stamp from Chong Hwa School Kuala Lumpur

Another Centenary School Personalised Stamp from Chong Hwa School Kuala Lumpur

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.

Package includes:

  1. 1 envelope
  2. 4 stamp designs
  3. 4 types of postcards
  4. 1 Cinderella Stamp (I am still unclear what this means, it was explain by the school)
  5. 2 commemorative envelopes (affixed with stamps)
  6. 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.

Notes:

The previous Personalised Stamps of School Centenaries were:

  1. Chung Hua Bintulu
  2. Seremban Chang Wa
  3. Chung Hua Kota Bharu

For a Philatelic Journey of the Schools: https://myfdc.me/articles/a-philatelic-journey-of-the-schools-in-malaysia/

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