Trains and Albums and RM1 plus face value setenant

Trains and Albums and RM1 plus face value setenant

Hmmm, been waiting for the Electric Train Service for a long time?

Remember the order form in October 2018 for the ETS Overprint Setenant Strip Sheet? Apparently a lot of SODA customers were chasing and finally it was ready yesterday’s late evening.

The album looks nice and solid. The target is the vertical DYMM YDPA XV sheetlet. Included in the order is the ETS Overprint.

Look carefully at the overprint logo.

Ok, did you miss it? Here is a chance, as part of the 7th Anniversary of myfdc, here is the sheetlet at RM 1 above face value!

Do not contact me if you miss this round. You can try the other dealers.



SODA Order Forms for Definitive, Thailand 2018 and Stamp Week 2018

SODA Order Forms for Definitive, Thailand 2018 and Stamp Week 2018

Here are the various SODA Order Forms:

  1. 14 States Definitive with special matching cancellations:
  2. Thailand 2018 ETS MS Overprint and Exhibition Cover:   
  3. Stamp Week 20128 with all daily cancellations on 7 covers  

Start by downloading. Then print fill and scan and email or fax.


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:


28 November 2018: ETS MS Overprint for Thailand World Stamp Exhibition 2018

28 November 2018: ETS MS Overprint for Thailand World Stamp Exhibition 2018

Pos Malaysia will be represented by Philatelic Society of Malaysia (PSM) for the World Stamp Exhibiton in Bangkok, Thailand. The event is held in Royal Paragon Hall 1 – 3 in downtown Bangkok. It runs from 28 November 2018 until 03 December 2018. Thailand Post is providing an exhibition cachet and daily cancellations. These are the current image available and subjected to changes.

Pos Malaysia is expected to have the exhibition cachet to complement the Exhibition Overprint MS of the ETS issue.

PSM will be selling their own envelope. There is also a proposal to pre-sell the envelope during the Stamp Week 2018. Why not drop by and have a look during Stamp Week at the PSM booth?

Here is the image with the consent to share by PSM (copyright holder of the envelope design).

The overprint MS is also expected to be on sale by the International House of Stamps in the exhibition hall.

While Pos Malaysia has not provided information on the order forms for SODA, it has been a trend that Pos Malaysia offers the overprints AFTER the exhibitions.

Updated 12 November 2018:

Philatelic Society of Malaysia was selling the blank envelopes at RM 2.00 each at the Stamp Week 2018 in their counter in the Kuala Lumpur General Post Office.

Updated 26 November 2018:

If you are interested in the Thailand 2018 commemorative stamps, you can read them at the Thailand Post Stamp Catalogue (October – December 2018): (pages 6 – 7).

Any readers who is visiting, I appreciate it if you can also send back news and maybe a few pictures for the readers.

I will not be attending.

Updated 27 November 2018:

Here are the SODA Order Forms for the ETS MS Overprint and ETS MS Overprint Exhibition Cover.



SODA Additional Order Form for Annual Album and ETS Overprint Setenant Sheet

SODA Additional Order Form for Annual Album and ETS Overprint Setenant Sheet

Here is another service to the readers. In case you have not received the order forms, here is the order form for Standing Order Deposit Account members for the 2017 Annual Album (special price of RM 230) and the ETS Overprint Setenant Sheet (RM 10 per sheet).

The image on the back of the form.


  1. The 2017 Annual Album contains a different format for the YDPA sheetlet (vertical). 
  2. The ETS Overprint Setenant Sheet is limited to 10 sheets per customer.
  3. Order dateline is 10 October 2018.

Just print and email / fax your order. If you are deducting from your SODA, please ensure you have sufficient funds.

Updated information: 5,000 ETS Overprint sheets were printed.




Next issue: 20 March 2018 Electric Train Service (ETS)

Next issue: 20 March 2018 Electric Train Service (ETS)

The next issue is on the Electric Train Service provided by Keretapi Tanah Melayu. The products are:

  1. 60 sen featuring ETS Class 91 and Ipoh Railway Station – 200,000 pieces
  2. 60 sen featuring ETS Class 92 and Seremban  Railway Sation – 200,000 pieces
  3. 80 sen featuring ETS Class 93 and Old Kuala Lumpur Railway Station – 200,000 pieces
  4. RM 6.00 MS featuring ETS Class 93 with the route (Padang Besar – Arau – Alor Setar – Sungai Petani – Parit Buntar – Taiping – Kuala Kangsar – Ipoh – Tanjung Malim – KL Sentral – Bandar Tasek Selatan – Kajang – Seremban – Pulau Sebang / Tampin – Gemas) – 30,000 pieces
  5. Blank envelopes – 28,000 pieces
  6. Empty folders with the route shown on the inside of the folder – 1,800 pieces

The Miniature Sheet is a trained shaped die-cut with spot varnish. This should appeal to the unusual stamp collector.

The designer, KY Lim from Reign Associates have been invited to autograph this issue.

Anyone interested to take the route for another epic philatelic journey?


The Day Kajang Stood Still

The Day Kajang Stood Still

The long awaited MRT opening from Semantan to Kajang was finally over as the line was to be officiated on 17 July 2017 at about 10:30 am. The thematic fans of rail stamps were seen early. The stamps and Miniature Sheet are well designed and the queue started before 05:30 am in the Kuala Lumpur Philatelic Bureau. The crowd was more than normal. On opening, the first item to disappear were the posters!

Here is the response just before the counters opened.

The Kuala Lumpur General Post Office stocks were very quickly sold out by 09:00 am and many hurried to the Philatelic Bureau to buy the items. The empty folders were also sold out before 10:00 am. The response was much better than usual. News from Kajang Post Office was that the stocks were sold out around 09:00 am.

Today, many took the chance to make a basic concordant FDC. The basic cancellations will be Sungai Buloh – Kajang (first and last MRT stations). There are 2 other pictorial cancellations near the MRT line, i.e. KL, Sungei Wang and Taman Connaught. Hopefully the trend of making concordant FDCs will take off from here. Many of those I met were excited on quote: “The Amazing Race”. It truly was an amazing race against time to brave the traffic, locate the post office, find a parking spot and rush to the next stop to complete the collection of cancellations. Here is my basic set with all the pictorial cancellations plus Sungai Buloh at the start of the line.

The hardest was getting into Kajang town to visit the launch site at the Kajang Stadium. The main road leading into the town was at a standstill even after the Honourable Prime Minister had left the event. Throngs of guest and of course vehicles were trying to leave the area whereas many were trying to get to the other side of town.

Kajang Stadium is directly opposite the Kajang Post Office. Pos Malaysia opened a booth to sell the products and provide a special “Tun Razak Exchange” (TRX) cancellation. The MRT line was officiated at TRX. However the event was close to invited guests. Thus the postmarking was provided at the Kajang Stadium where the celebrations were held.

The Pos Malaysia booth was very busy. The staff even had to prepare FDCs on the spot to cater to the big demand. This is the first time that I had to do postmarking on the carpet at the back of the booth! Such was the response and crowd at the time I arrived! I probably should have come later!

Meanwhile, a huge Kajang Satay party was still on the way. There were stalls with various food and drinks and the public event joined in. This is also the first time that I had time to sit down and join in the satay party! Kajang town is famous for satay.

In total I managed to visit 13 post offices to try and match the MRT line. However one of them was closed for lunch as my timing went off. It was not possible to visit all the post offices located along the line in the time available as much time was spent sticking the stamps and getting stuck in traffic!

Acknowledgement: MRT line map from MRT Corp.

I actually made 4 trial runs to figure out the traffic condition at approximately the time that I will be passing, mapping out the schools to avoid, scouting the parking areas, rest areas and such. Now all that remains is to wait for my covers to come back to me via mail. It was satisfying. The Amazing Philatelic Race was completed slightly after 09:00 pm with dinner near the last stop before heading home!