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:
- 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)
- Miniature Sheet: RM 5.00 (Various festival greetings) with die cut and glitter ink
- Empty folder: RM 6.00
- 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:
- Stamps: 200,000 pieces of each design
- Miniature Sheet: 25,000 pieces
- Blank Envelopes: 30,000 pieces
- 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.