SODA Order Form for DYMM Seri Paduka Baginda YDPA Series 3 Special Sheetlet (Vertical Format)

SODA Order Form for DYMM Seri Paduka Baginda YDPA Series 3 Special Sheetlet (Vertical Format)

The DYMM Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong Series 3 special sheetlet in vertical format was initially printed for the 2017 Annual Album.

Today, Pos Malaysia is making the sheetlet available for Standing Order Deposit Account (SODA) members via an Order Form. Download and print the following image and fax or email to Pos Malaysia.

The closing date is 11 March 2019 and this is sufficient time to send in the order.

The Series 3 sheetlet was originally issued in a horizontal format on 11 September 2017 at RM 37.10 with GST. It was a very hot item and the sheetlets sold in a folder with an envelope were sold out by 10:10 am. The hardest to find are the First Day Covers as not many were made due to the high cost.

Thus this time it is an affordable RM 19.00.


Original horizontal sheetlet:

11 September 2017 day of sale:

Share your thoughts with us as we await (hopefully) Series 4?




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


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.


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.


The Unusual Stamps and MS of Malaysia

The Unusual Stamps and MS of Malaysia

Do you collect unusual or special effect stamps and MS of Malaysia? If you do, this is the article for you!

Genevieve V. A. Gee and Dr Indraneil Das worked for months to study and map out the special effect or unusual stamps and Miniature Sheets issued since the formation of Malaysia in 1963. The article presents the types of special effect and a summary of the issues presented. The title of the article is “Creative Innovations and Advanced Printing Technologies in Contemporary Postage Stamps from Malaysia”. It was published in the Journal of the Philatelic Society of Kuching, Sarawak, 19 June 2018, (Volume 10, No 1).

20180619 Gee and Das Unusual Special Effect Stamps and MS of Malaysia the Journal of the Philatelic Society of Kuching Sawarak 19 June 2018 Volume 10 No 1

This is the best reference as you can cross check by printing method or chronologically. The article explores the stamp issues from 1963 until April 2018.

myfdc would like to record the appreciation to Genevieve V. A. Gee and Dr Indraneil Das for the permission to share the article. All rights belong to Genevieve V. A. Gee and Dr Indraneil Das. Please respect the rights when you wish to extract from the article. Their contact details are in the article.

This article can be made into a handy pocket reference guide to enrich the philatelic reference.


Updated: 03 September 2018 National Day Celebration

Updated: 03 September 2018 National Day Celebration

The next issue will be on sale on 03 September 2018. The official date of issue is still 31 August 2018. Thus it will be 3 days late since the post offices have not been open for any stamp issues during Public Holidays unlike the practice up to the 1980s.

This issue will comprise of the following:

  1. 60 sen stamp featuring Jalur Gemilang (the national flag)
  2. 60 sen stamp featuing the Kuala Lumpur City Centre skyline, Putrajaya, the Sarawak State Legislative Building (in Kuching) and the Sabah State Administrative Centre Building (in Kota Kinabalu)
  3. RM 5.00 Miniature Sheet with the National Day Celebration logo – Sayangi Malaysiaku (Love my Malaysia) with the emblems of all the states surrounding a die-cut love shape and a varnished logo
  4. RM 6.00 empty folder

Here is a suggestion: As we near the end of the #KirimanMerdeka free postage date of 31 August 2018, any remnant envelopes can easily be used to make a matching composite FDC with the stamps and MS.

Updated 27 August 2018:

The media preview was organized on 27 August 2018 following a flag off ceremony of Pos Malaysia vehicles with Jalur Gemilang.

During the media preview, the quantities provided are:

  1. Each stamp design – 200,000 pieces
  2. Miniature Sheet – 25,000 pieces
  3. Blank envelopes – 30,000 pieces
  4. Empty folders – 1,800 pieces

In addition, Encik Helmi Hashim, Chief Operating Officer Pos Mel, was on hand to explain the Kiriman Merdeka. There are only 2 designs (white and yellow). At present the Free Postage will still be 31 August. Thus this is the last week to send. A total of 550,000 pieces of both designs were printed.

Happy National Day!

Updated 04 September 2018:

Yesterday saw a better than average turnout. National Day issues continue to be popular. Many took the opportunity to make composite FDCs with both the stamps and MS on a single cover. There are many who used the #KirimanMerdeka envelopes to make FDCs. Incidentally the pictorial cancellation is 31 August 2018 which is the last day of use of the #KirimanMerdeka envelopes!

Mr KY Lim from Reign Associates was on hand to patiently autograph, I believe over a thousand envelopes, folders, leaflets, posters and many other items. The envelopes were very popular as the design can be kept for future use.

Mr KY Lim is also the designer for the 2018 Malaysia Day stamp issue to be sold on 18 September 2018 and is expected to be in the Philatelic Bureau Kuala Lumpur to autograph.

The KLCC and Putrajaya post offices were also well visited by FDC collectors as both these locations match the stamp design. Some made a bee line to Medan Tuanku and Jalan TAR. Jalan TAR is actually referring to DYMM Seri Paduka Baginda Tuanku Abdul Rahman (similar to the Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman). Kota Kinabalu and Kuching are the other concordant (matching) location cancellations.