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.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Malaysia Stamp - 2016 Tentative Schedule - Updated October 31, 2016

This is the latest update of tentative list of stamp 2016 schedule of Pos Malaysia and dates of sale at the post offices.

Please note Pos Malaysia often changes or cancel the stamp issues at the last minute and so use this as a guide only until the stamps are actually issued. Looking forward to another exciting year of Malaysian stamps.

Jan 26 - Primates Series II
Feb 03 - Traditional Dances Series II
Feb 25 - State Definitive Series - Johor
Mar 07 - Scented Flowers Series II
Mar 21 - State Definitive Series - Perak
Apr 29 - National Laureates
May 26 - River Transportation in Sarawak
Jun 28 - Malaysian Calligraphy
Jul 27 - Tourist Destination - Kedah and Kelantan
Aug 23 - Seven Wonders of Flora/Fauna
Sep 15 - Battle Sites
Oct 1 - International Definitive Stamps (Stamp Week 2016)
Oct 9 - World Post Day (Postmen Community)
Oct 21 Fri  - 200th Anniversary of Penang Free School

Dec 9 Fri - 100th Anniversary of Girl Guides Association
Dec 13 Tue - Reign of DYMM Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah
Dec 20 Tue - Paralympics Golden Moments in Rio 2016

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.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Malaysia Stamps - Battle Sites - September 15, 2016 Issue

Created these First Day Covers at George Town General Post Office for my collection.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Malaysia Stamps - Seven Wonders of Malaysia's Flora and Fauna - August 23, 2016 Issue

I created these First Day Covers at George Town General Post Office. The panda minisheet celebrates the 1st year anniversary of baby panda born to the China panda pair at Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Zoo.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Malaysia Stamp - Tourist Destinations - Kedah and Kelantan - July 27, 2016 Issue

I created these FDCs for my own collection at Alor Setar Main Post Office, Sungai Petani Post Office, Merbok Post Office - all in the Kedah State and Butterworth Post Office in Penang. Alor Setar is the nearest FDC cancellation post office for the Muzium Padi (Rice Museum) and the Alor Setar Tower depicted in the stamp. Sungai Petani is the nearest FDC cancellation post office to Lembah Bujang (Bujang Valley) and Merbok Post Office is right near the entrance to Lembah Bujang Museum. I first bought my stamps and FDC covers at Butterworth Post Office in Penang before proceeding to Kedah and so took the opportunity to do a cancellation here. Enjoy viewing.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Malaysia Stamps - Malaysian Calligraphy - June 28, 2016 Issue

I created these FDC for my own collection at Penang General Post Office. Three major language writing systems in Malay Jawi Arabic Script (although Malay is now usually use Latin alphabets), Chinese script, Tamil script. Enjoy viewing.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Malaysia Stamps - River Transportation in Sarawak - May 26, 2016 Issue

I created these FDC at George Town GPO on May 26, 2016. Enjoy viewing.