Thursday, September 14, 2017

Malaysia Stamps - Negaraku - September 14, 2017 Issue

For this issue, the 4 stamps (50, 50, 60, 60 sen) are winning paintings by children to depict this theme Negaraku (My country) and there are RM3 and RM6 miniature sheet. I created these First Day Covers at Penang Main Post Office (Penang Island), Bukit Mertajam PO (Mainland Penang), Sungai Petani (Kedah State) and Parit Buntar (Perak State). I also collected a FDC cancelled in Sibu Post Office (Sarawak State). There are 14 states and 3 federal territories and so at least covered 3 states today.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Malaysia Stamps - Seri Paduka Baginda Yang Di-Pertuan Agong - Special Edition Series III - September 9, 2017 Issue

This third series of special stamp sheet to show all the previous and current Yang Di-Pertuan Agong (King of Malaysia). I added and cancelled the miniature sheets of current King (Sultan of Kelantan) and previous King (Sultan of Kedah) on the official folder cover. There is no official First Day Cover for this issue.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Malaysia Stamps - 150 Years Straits Settlements Stamps Provisional Issue - September 1, 2017

Penang Island (Prince of Wales Island) and Seberang Perai (Province Wellesley) were parts of the Straits Settlements together with Malacca and Singapore. In Penang Island, there are two post offices (Penang Main Post Office at Downing Street, George Town and Dato' Kramat Post Office) with First Day Cover pictorial cancellations. In Seberang Perai, there are three post offices with pictorial FDC chops - Butterworth, Taman Chai Leng (in Perai), Bukit Mertajam. I created these First Day Covers using Pos Malaysia covers and Penang Philatelic Society Souvenir covers with special cancellation of Penang Philatelic Society at the Stamp Show in Udini Square, Penang. Through other collectors, I obtained the First Day Cover of Jalan Laksamana (post office at Melaka historic center) and Labuan which was once part of Straits Settlement too.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Malaysia Stamps - Kuala Lumpur 2017 29th SEA Games - August 19, 2017 Issue

I visited Kuala Lumpur Main Post Office to buy the stamps and covers and got the signature of the stamp designer on site. Also went to KLCC Post Office and Seri Petaling Post Office which are post offices closest to the KL Convention Center and Bukit Jalil Stadium and Sports Complex where the many events of the SEA Games are held. At the same time, went to Cheras Makmur Post Office and Taman Connaught Post office to get the First Day Cancellation for my collection.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Malaysia Stamps - ASEAN 50th Anniversary - August 8, 2017 Issue

I created this set of First Day Cover at George Town General Post Office, Penang Island. Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the formation of ASEAN countries.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Malaysia Stamps - MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line - July 17, 2017 Issue

I visted Kuala Lumpur Main Post Office to buy stamps and first day covers for the first time. I also visited Sungai Buloh Post Office and Kajang Post Office, as well as Medan Tuanku Post Office, Jalan TAR Post Office, Sri Petaling Post Office to get their First Day Cover cancellation on July 17, 2017 and took the first maiden MRT ride from Pasar Seni to Kajang when the line was officially opened to the public at 4pm on July 17, 2017.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Malaysia Stamps - Malaysian Batik - June 20, 2017 Issue

I visited many post offices for the first time in Melaka (Melaka GPO, Jalan Laksamana, Merlimau, Alor Gajah, Masjid Tanah), Johor (Tangkak, Labis, Segamat) and Negeri Sembilan (Gemas, Rompin, Bahau, Kuala Pilah, Johol, Tampin, Rembau, Port Dickson) and created these First Day Covers for my fancy and collection. Enjoy viewing.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Malaysia Stamps - Festival Food Series - Malay - June 6, 2017 Issue

For this stamp issue, I went to visit different post offives in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur  and Putrajaya and created first day covers there for my collection. Enjoyed my first visit to Putrajaya Post Office. Visited over 16 post offices to make FDC cancellations, 3 post offices with "Jaya" (Putrajaya, Kelana Jaya, Subang Jaya), 4 university post offices (UM, UPM, UKM, UiTM Shah Alam)  and experimented with 4 color inks.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Malaysia Stamp - 100th Anniversary of Oil Palm Industry - May 18, 2017 Issue

For this oil palm stamp issue, I visited Butterworth Post Office in Penang State and post offices of Taman Ipoh, Batu Gajah, Setiawan, Lumut, Pengkalan TLDM Lumut (Royal Malaysian Navy Lumut Base) and Pangkor in Perak State for my own collection.