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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Media Preview of the Marvel 80 Years Folder Set

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 (Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Thanos, Hulk on Cover 1 and Spider-Man, Loki, Black Widow, Black Panther and Dr Strange on Cover 2). Cover collectors, please take note: This is similar to the Mickey Souvenir Cover where the stamps are PRINTED along with the cancellation (PRINTED).

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!

Where is Mickey and Minnie?

Where is Mickey and Minnie?

The Mickey Mouse (and Minnie Mouse of course) Pre-Stamped Postal Card / Postcard set of 2 is sold out at the counters. It is also sold out on eziemall.

The final option is for SODA members to order via SODA order forms:

Ooops, just got news SODA is finished too.

Updated 15 November 2018:

A surprising information, when I asked Philatelic Bureau today, the counter is accepting the SODA order forms including the Pre-Stamped Postal Card set! I guess it is who you ask. Anyway, no harm in sending the order if you missed out.

Shah Alam General Post Office still have the Pre-Stamped Postal Card set. Go quick or the dealers will grab the stocks! Many thanks to Jacqueline (myfdc reader) for sharing this vital information.

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Mickey Mouse is Back!

Mickey Mouse is Back!

Okay, Mickey is back in http://www.eziemall.com I never knew catching a mouse is so hard šŸ™‚

I recommend ordering at eziemall: https://www.eziemall.com/90-years-of-magic-disney-mickey

However, I noticed the set of 2 Pre-Stamped Postcards (Postal Cards) are not in eziemall yet.

How does the actual product look like?

https://myfdc.me/2018/10/31/m-i-c-k-e-y-m-o-u-s-e-mickey-is-90/?wref=tp

Good luck!

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(Closed) Mickey Mouse Folders at Face Value for myfdc readers only

(Closed) Mickey Mouse Folders at Face Value for myfdc readers only

Only for shipping within MALAYSIA.

Do you face any difficulties in getting:

1. Mickey folder set RM 90 or

2. Mickey prestamped postcards RM 10

from your area?

If you need assistance, I will buy for you on these terms:

1. All items will be sold at face value subjected to availability in the post office. So I am not making from you.

2. NO Cardboard packing. If your postbox is small or your postman fold your item, it will be your risk. So please consider this risk before ordering.

3. Shipping by Pos Laju only. Price:

Folders and postcards: RM 15 West Malaysia / RM 25 East Malaysia up to 1 kg.

Postcards only: RM 8 West Malaysia / RM 12 East Malaysia

4. Immediate funds transfer. If you use any other bank and payment does not clear, I will refund you if the stocks are sold out by the time the payment clears.

5. Only for collectors. Dealers, please order with Pos Malaysia.

6. Do not ask me how much: Use this formulae and a calculator:

Total PriceĀ = (Number of items Ordered x Price)Ā + Pos LajuĀ priceĀ – simple right?

7. Only until stocks lasts or I go back from post office whichever is earlier.

8. Whatever and however Pos Malaysia delivers to you (condition), you accept the risk. I am not the person delivering.

9. Tracking number will be provided.

10. Non-delivery : please deal with Pos Laju. If your area has Pos Laju delayed delivery problem, please DO NOT order.

By ordering, you are agreeing to the above terms. After all it is at face value, just a favour to those who cannot get and want it fast.

Email orders to: sky52200myfdc@gmail.com

Instructions will follow.

How does the ACTUAL items look like? https://myfdc.me/2018/10/31/m-i-c-k-e-y-m-o-u-s-e-mickey-is-90/

A lot of readers are confused on the postcards.

  1. The folder set contains 4 postcards that make up the image of a running Mickey. How ever you need to stick a stamp to send.
  2. The postcard set of 2 are pre-printed with valid postage stamps (of Mickey and Minnie)Ā and are NOT included in the Mickey Folder.

Last item: The First Day Covers are PRR-PRINTED. No stamps and no chop. Just printing. This is the first time in Malaysia history of pre-printed FDC. Thus I am not able to get any cancellation / chop.

Hope the above helps.

Updated 14 November 2018:

This public service to myfdc readers is now closed as the item is available on eziemall again: https://myfdc.me/2018/11/13/mickey-mouse-is-back/

Meanwhile the Pre-Stamped Postcards are sold out at the counters. SODA can still fill in the SODA Order Form:

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Updated 21 November 2018: M…I…C…K…E…Y ……….   M…O…U…S…E ! Mickey is 90! SOLD OUT!

Updated 21 November 2018: M…I…C…K…E…Y ………. M…O…U…S…E ! Mickey is 90! SOLD OUT!

Pos Malaysia is issuing a special Mickey Mouse Folder Set in conjunction with the 90th Birthday of Mickey. This will be issued on 12 November 2018 on the first day of the Stamp Week 2018. There is also a Disney postcard set.

The Folder set retails at RM 90 with the following items in the set:

  1. A set of 4 postcards that make up Mickey.
  2. 2 designs of Setemku sheetlets.
  3. A set of 4 FDCs.

The Disney Postcard is a set of 2 postcards and retails at RM 10.

Updated 09 November 2018:

Here are additional information from today’s Media Preview.

  1. The number of folders printed are 5,000 sets.
  2. The number of Pre-Stamped Postal Cards (NOT in the Folder Set) are 2,000 sets (2 Postal Cards in a set).

The Malaysia Walt Disney Company team members led by their Country Director (Retail and Licensing), Gan Lay Koon (second from the left), were on hand at the Media Preview to explain the stamp issue. The designer is Xiu Wen, first on the left of the photo.

There will also be a Mickey Mouse exhibition in Pavilion (Kuala Lumpur) from 15 November 2018 to 01 January 2019. Do keep a look out for more information on the exhibition. Mickey Mouse will make 4 appearances on 17 November 2018 in Pavilion.

1. Folder Set

Here is the Folder with the 2 mint sheetlets of Mickey Mouse Setemku (personalised stamp). The Setemku features:

(a) Mickey in a Malaysian setting as part of Mickey Go Local.

(b) Mickey’s cartoons through the 90 years of history

The FDCs are pre-printed, i.e. it is a printed envelope with the stamp design and cancellation pre-printed. This is similar to a Pre-Stamped Envelope (PSE) however the difference is that the cancellation (chop) is also pre-printed. This is a first for Malaysian philately.

Here is the leaflet:

The folder set includes a set of 4 Postal Cards (Pos Malaysia explained that an official Postcard issued by Pos Malaysia is called a Postal Card). The 4 postal cards will form the picture of Mickey Mouse running! The back is the same design.

2. Pre-Stamped Postal Card (set of 2)

Here is the Postal Card with Pre-Printed stamp. The Postal Card can be posted internationally.

Thus a complete set of Folder and Pre-Stamped Postal Cards will add up to RM 100.00.

Pos Malaysia has confirmed that the product will also be on sale on their e-platform: http://www.eziemall.com

The Mickey Mouse sets will appeal to the Disney Thematic collectors.

Updated 12 November 2018:

The queue for Mickey Mouse products was high from the opening bell! A lot new faces were queueing even before 07:00 am. Since they are new, they were going around asking where and how to buy the products.

A Chinese language newspaper mistakenly wrote 500 sets were available thus creating an artificial panic buying. The http://www.eziemall.com was out of stock for the day as the new stocks have not been loaded, further increasing the demand.

There were 2 locations to purchase:

  1. The Kuala Lumpur General Post Office (it was sold out at about 10:00 am); and
  2. Philatelic Bureau HQ which had ample stocks even until late afternoon (however the queue was extremely long and labourious).

For SODA holders, there is also an additional order form:

Updated 14 November 2018:

The stocks on eziemall was again replenished by late evening on 13 November 2018. However, the Pre-Stamped Postcards are sold out at the counters. The only last resort is the SODA order forms (refer above). You can just print and fax over the form if you are a SODA member.

Oooops…….SODA is also sold out.

Updated 15 November 2018:

Surprisingly SODA still accept the order form even for the Pre-Stamped Postal Card set. I guess no harm in ordering.

A myfdc reader, Jacqueline, shared that Shah Alam General Post Office still have stocks of the Pre-Stamped Postal Card set!

Eziemall was temporarily out of stock. It was restocked by afternoon. I noticed quite a lot of dealers are marking eziemall to wait for “Sold Out”. I guess the dealers are eagerly waiting to sell their stocks.

The Philatelic Bureau Headquarters still have stocks and the sales was much slower than the previous 3 days.

Updated 21 November 2018:

Mickey Mouse folders are sold out.

This reflects the popularity of Mickey!

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