Today (17 June 2019) was the Media Preview for the Sour Fruits stamp issue. Both Dr Mohd Norfaizal Ghazali, Senior Researcher, Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) (seated on the left of the photo) and Tuan Haji Alias Haji Ali, Managing Director of Pak Ali Food Industries Sdn Bhd (on the right of Mr Haidan, Head of Stamps and Philately Unit), attended the Media Preview. There was quite a good response from the media as Pak Ali brand name is very popular for the pickled fruits.
On display were also the fresh sour fruits as well as an Asam Jawa tree!
Here are Encik Haidan Abdul Rahman, Dr Mohd Norfaizal Ghazali and Tuan Haji Alias Haji Ali with the products.
The products are:
- 60 sen stamp: Asam Kelubi or Asam Paya (Eleiodoxa conferta)
- 60 sen stamp: Asam Embang, Bua Embawang (Sarawak) or Bambangan (Sabah) also known as Wild Mango (Mangifera pajang)
- 60 sen stamp: Asam Kandis (Garcinia xanthochymus)
- RM 3.00 Miniature Sheet: Asam Jawa (Tamarindus indica) with elongated octagonal perforations
- 50 sen envelope
- RM 6.00 empty folder
The designer is KY Lim from Reign Associates.
The quantities issued are:
- Stamps: 200,000 pieces per design
- MS: 22,000 pieces
- Envelopes: 27,000 pieces
- Folders: 1,600 pieces
On 19 June 2019, Pak Ali Food Industries will open a stall to sell various Sour Fruits. The stall will be open for the whole day. Take this chance to buy some of the popular products. Here is a sample during the preview:
Meanwhile, I am looking for the Asam Tree…….
Here is the latest Malaysia Stamp Issue Programme Schedule dated 07 May 2019. Do remember to update your calendar. Information is always confirmed nearer the date of issue.
Relax and just open a SODA account. Most collectors are non-concordanist, thus there is very little planning required other than to know when to show up if you prefer to do your own, OR open a Standing Order Deposit Account (SODA) which is an easier way not to miss a single issue.
Well, finally, this is what you have been waiting for, the updated stamp programme:
With that is the confirmation that the Places of Worship Series 2 will be on sale on Monday, 13 May 2019. Stay tuned for more information nearer the date of issue.
The schedule now shows the 150 Years of Sarawak Stamps. It should be an interesting issue. It seems that Combating Wildlife Cybercrime has changed to Conservation of Wildlife.
Noticeable not in the schedule are the Seashell, Wild Flowers, Dying Trade, Folk Tales and Parrot! However an interesting Joint Issue with Romania is in the cards! We have not had a joint issue in quite a while.
Meanwhile it is time to update your own calendar. Remember the operative word is: Tentative!
What do you think of the new schedule?
Here is a reminder for tomorrow: 09 April 2019 Honey Bees in Malaysia issue!
This is already garnering high hits.
Stay tuned for a bee hunt road trip tomorrow.
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In today’s Media Preview (05 April 2019), Pos Malaysia provided additional information on the quantities for this issue.
1. Stamps: 200,000 pieces of stamps per design
2. Miniature Sheet: 22,000 pieces
3. Envelopes: 27,000 pieces
4. Empty Folders: 1,600 pieces
The designer is Mr KY Lim from Reign Associates.
A poster was displayed at the Fournation Stamp Exhibition 2019 with the theme Honey Bees in Malaysia. The official notification came out today from Pos Malaysia and it will be released on 09 April 2019.
The poster featured the stamps in a Honey Comb design (hexagonal) with the Miniature Sheet featured in an awesome die cut of a honey bee. I am sure the “unusual” stamp and MS collectors will be very pleased with the design of this issue.
The poster gave information on the stamp issue as follows:
- 60 sen stamp : Giant Honey Bee (Apis dorsata)
- 60 sen stamp: Eastern Honey Bee (Apis cerana)
- 60 sen stamp: Black Dwarf Honey Bee (Apis andreniformis)
- RM 4.00 Miniature Sheet: Stingless Honey Bee (Heterotrigona itama)
- 50 sen empty envelope featuring the Stingless Honey Bee Hive
- RM 6.00 empty folder
This is indeed a very attractive design. Here is the price list.
Meanwhile, why not visit Bee Farms? Here is one in Air Keroh: http://beefarm.com.my/museum.php
Or learn about Stingless Honey Bee from Universiti Malaysia Terengganu: https://www.kelulut.com.my/hubungi-kami/
Or the inventor of Mustafa – Hive from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian: http://www.kk.usm.my/index.php/en/news/854-penyelidikan-lebah-kelulut-usm-bantu-tingkatkan-ekonomi-golongan-terkebawah
Here is the second release of the stamp programme with a much extended list of issues.
Expected between now and 19 February 2019 is the installation of the Sultan of Pahang stamps. Will we see another Pahang State Wild Orchids definitive? Will there be another special Yamg Dipertuan Agong sheetlet? So many questions!
As usual, keep a look out for the updates.
What do you think of this year’s programme?