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.

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News Flash for 14 November 2018: Setenant Strip Sheets

News Flash for 14 November 2018: Setenant Strip Sheets

Here are the items that will be on sale tomorrow. Starting from tomorrow, it will only be a single session starting from 09:30 am.

  1. Sultan Kedah
  2. Unique Structures

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13 November 2018 News flash: Setenant Strip Sheets

13 November 2018 News flash: Setenant Strip Sheets

Today Pos Malaysia will release the following Setenant Strips Sheets:

  1. Musical Instruments Series 2 (I think Pos Malaysia made an error on the price shown in the poster)
  2. Medicinal Plants Series 4
  3. ETS (NOT the Overprint ETS stamps setenant that was opened for SODA, this is the original ETS)

I have spares for sale in full sheets. Contact me at: sky52200myfdc@gmail.com

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Updated 22 October 2018: 22 October 2018 Installation of KDYMM Sultan Sallehudin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah Sultan

Updated 22 October 2018: 22 October 2018 Installation of KDYMM Sultan Sallehudin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah Sultan

The next issue will be the installation of KDYMM Sultan Sallehudin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah Sultan, the 29th Sultan of Kedah.

The products are:

  1. Stamps: 60 sen x 3 designs
  2. MS: RM 5.00 (metallic gold printing)
  3. Empty folder: RM 6.00
  4. Blank envelopes: 50 sen

The issue will be on sale on 22 October 2018. However, Kedah will only see the sale on 23 October 2018 as 22 October 2018 is a Public Holiday. For Kedah collectors, it might be prudent to head over to Penang or Perlis to buy the issue first before cancelling the FDCs on 23 October 2018.

Concordant locations are: Alor Setar GPO, Anak Bukit Mini Post Office and Jalan Raja Post Office (many thanks to a friend who reminded me).

Anyone keen to make the trip up North and back on the same day? Drop me a note – we can car pool.

Stay tuned for further updates.

Updated 19 October 2018:

Today was the media preview. It was well attended by the media.

The quantities are:

1. Stamps: 230,000 pieces of each design

2. MS: 25,000 pieces

3. Empty folder: 3,300 pieces

4. Blank envelope: 33,000 pieces

The designer is from Tigris Malaya Studio. The designer has been invited to an autograph session.

SODA members will receive the Alor Star cancellation.

Here is how the folder looks when opened up:

Here is the back of the blank envelope:

I sense you are digging your old stamps to match…. 🙂 Yes, it is a good time to re-purpose the old stamps for some good use.

After relooking at the logistics, it is better for the Kedahans to head on over to Ipoh to buy the products. The queues there are shorter and the customers are faster. You can even have lunch before heading home. It will be a nice day trip compared to queuing in GPO Penang.

Perlis usually do not have sufficient stocks.

If you are really adventurous, head on over to GPO KL to buy by about 10:00 am when the bulk of the regulars are done and the queues are thinner. You can be back in the same day leisurely with the designer’s autograph!

Don’t say I did not give you the heads up. You decide.

All the best and Kedahans, do drop me a note on the situation on the ground on 23 October 2018 at various post offices. It will be fun to have these recorded.

Updated 22 October 2018:

The crowd in the Kuala Lumpur Philatelic Bureau was a little better than previous issues. The apprearance of 2 runners from the Numismatic community is always a good indication someone from the Numis side of the world is buying up. I am guessing to pair up with the medallions.

The designer from Tigris Malaya Studio, Mr Ihsan Ramli came slight after 10:10 am for the autograph session.

Trivia: Mr Ihsan Ramli is also the designer of the Tun Dr Mahathir folder!

22 October 2018, 09:00 pm evening update:

The Alor Setar General Post Office was surprisingly opened for half day with a limited number of FDCs on sale. It was sold out by about 11:00 am and new stocks are being brought in for 23 October 2018.

Many were caught off-guard as the announcements said 23 October 2018. However, this was just in tge Alor Setar GPO. All other post offices were closed.

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Updated news on 19 October 2018: 25 October 2018 – Jit Sin School Centenary

Updated news on 19 October 2018: 25 October 2018 – Jit Sin School Centenary

At the end of this month, the postponed release of Jit Sin School Centenary will be released on 25 October 2018. The products are:

  1. Stamps: 3 designs x 60 sen
  2. MS: RM 8.00
  3. Empty folder: RM 6.00
  4. Blank envelope: 50 sen

The Miniature Sheet features 4 special effects! It must be the most special effect on an MS. Here it is:

In addition, the Penang Philatelic Society produces a set of 2 private covers at RM 5.00 per set.

Stay tuned for further information.

Updates on quantities:

  1. Stamps: 415,000 pieces of each value
  2. MS: 50,000 pieces
  3. Blank envelopes: 50,000 pieces
  4. Empty folder: 12,000 pieces

Further updates on 19 October 2018:

Here are additional information obtained from the Philatelic Bureau for the Jit Sin stamp issue. At present there is no plans for a Pos Malaysia booth on 25 October 2018. Thus collectors should head on over to the Bukit Mertajam Post Office for the most matching cancellation. It will be pictorial thus the date will be 09 October 2018, the date of issue.

However, SODA members are lucky as they will receive the stamps in setenant plus a special school cancellation. I do know that Pos Malaysia is preparing folder sets for the school. No information is provided.

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