Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Malaysia Stamps - Malaysian Serama - January 10, 2017 Issue

2017 is the Chinese Lunar Year of the Gold Rooster 金鸡。I created these First Day Covers at Penang Main Post Office, Downing Street, George Town, Penang island. The fourth cover is a self-design drawing cachet envelope given to me by a Malaysian collector KH.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Malaysia Stamps - 2017 Tentative Stamp Schedule (Updated Jan 9, 2017)

Pos Malaysia tentative stamp schedule for 2017.

Jan 10 - Malaysian Serama (Year of Rooster 2017)

Jan 24 Tue - Festival Food Series - Chinese

Feb 9 Thu - 100th Anniversary Chung Ling High School

Feb 21 Tue - National Definitive Series

Mar 7 Tue - Calligraphy Festive Greeting

Mar 28 Tue - Festival Food Series - Kadazan Dusun and Dayak

TBA - Coronation of 15th King of Malaysia Sultan Muhammad V

Apr 12 Wed - 100th Anniversary of Oil Palm Industry

May 26 Tue - Block Batik

Jun 20 Tue - Festival Food Series - Malay

Jul 18 Tue - Ornamental Tropical Fishes

Jul 31 Mon - Mass Rapid Transit (MRT)

Aug 8 Tue - Asean Post - National Flower

Aug 22 Tue - SEA Games 2017

Sep 19 Tue - Tourist Destinations - Terengganu and Pahang

Oct 1 Sun - World Post Day

Oct 17 Tue - Festival Food Series - Indian

Nov 17 Fri - Children's Holiday Activities - Stamp Week 2017 - Nov 17-23

Nov 21 Tue - Types of Blowpipe

Dec 19 Tue - Traditional Music Instruments

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Malaysia Stamps - Reign of King of Malaysia Tuanku Abdul Halim - December 12, 2016 Issue

Created these these FDC when the stamps went on sale on December 13, 2016 because December 12 was a public holiday. Could not resist using an older issue stamp too with the new cover and cancellation.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Malaysia Stamps - Girl Guides Association Malaysia - 100 Years - December 9, 2016 Issue

I created this First Day Cover at Penang Main Post Office, Downing Street, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia. I like the colors with vintage feel.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Malaysia Stamps - Places of Worship - November 21, 2016 Issue

I created these First Day Covers at the special Pos Malaysia launch site at Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town and at George Town General Post Office on November 21, 2016 with Masjid Kapitan Keling purple cancellation and postal date cancellations.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Malaysia Stamps - Penang Free School Bicentenary - October 21, 2016 Issue

An awesome issue as these stamps commemorate the 200th Anniversary of my secondary school alma mater Penang Free School, the oldest English school in Southeast Asia started in 1816. There was a 150th Anniversary issue by Pos Malaysia too back in 1966. I went to Penang Free School to get this special cancellation as well as the Penang Free School chop and the special cover and cancellation by Penang Philatelic Society in conjunction with this issue and the 3 days Stamp Exhibition and Fair show Oct 21-23, 2016 at the Star Pitt Street, Penang showing Dr Wu Lien Teh, a famous son of Penang Free School.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Malaysia Stamps - Postmen Community - World Post Day - October 9, 2016 Issue

I created these First Day Covers at Sungai Petani Post Office, Kedah and George Town General Post Office, Penang Island. In Kedah, the post offices are open on Sundays and hence this new stamp issue went on sale on October 9, 2016. In Penang, the post offices are closed on Sundays and hence the sale of the stamps starts on October 10, 2016 Monday.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Malaysia Stamps - International Definitive Stamps 2016 - October 1, 2016 Issue

It is the first time that Malaysia has issued International Stamps that is for mailing for overseas and will be sold to the public without Government Service Tax. It cannot be used for domestic mailing. Other stamps used for domestic mailing will be subject to Government Service Tax as of October 1, 2016.

I created these First Day Covers at Sungai Petanin Post Office in Kedah and George Town General Post Office in Penang. As there was a public holiday, these stamps went on sale on Monday October 3, 2016 in Kedah and on Tuesday October 4, 2016 in Penang.