Pos Malaysia launches country’s first NFT stamp08 Sep 2022
KUALA LUMPUR, 8 September 2022 – Pos Malaysia Berhad (“Pos Malaysia”) today issued its first Non-Fungible Token (NFT) stamps for collectors, in conjunction with the month-long National Day and Malaysia Day celebrations. A limited edition NFT stamp is redeemable complimentary with every purchase of the #Empatbelas Setem Ku special edition stamp folder set, which is available for sale at post offices or online at www.pos.com.my, retailing at RM59.00 each.
Produced through a collaboration between Pos Malaysia and local retail brand APOM, each stamp folder contains one physical stamp sheet of 14 stamps. Each one is proudly designed by an artist representing each state in Malaysia, showcasing the uniqueness, culture and pride of the states.
The complete set also comes with three envelopes, three postcards, a specially designed folder and a user guide for redeeming the free NFT stamp. A limited number of 3,000 folder sets will be available for purchase, each set allowing collectors up till 31 October 2022 to redeem one out of the 14 NFT stamp designs.
Pos Malaysia Berhad’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Charles Brewer said, “Pos Malaysia is excited to work together with APOM on this NFT stamps project, along with 14 highly talented artists representing each state in Malaysia. Together with APOM, we are proud to offer the opportunity to local artists to showcase their talents not only in Malaysia but globally, as NFTs can be shared or traded internationally.”
“Penetrating the NFT market is a significant milestone for Pos Malaysia, as we complement our traditional postal offerings with various digitised services and products, enhancing efficiency and improving the way we connect with customers in the rapidly evolving and digitally advanced world. While Pos Malaysia has been around as a postal service operator for over 200 years, our aspiration is to remain relevant with times and be future-ready to exist another 200 years.”
APOM’s Co-Founder, Chantelle Teoh said, “#Empatbelas is Apom’s yearly Merdeka-Malaysia Day collaboration project to celebrate the 14 states of Malaysia. This year with the support from Pos Malaysia, the 14 selected artists got a chance to re-imagine their state pride on NFT stamps that transcends globally beyond the philatelic community, as well as on the humble physical stamp that has connected Malaysians throughout the years. This is a great opportunity for the local talents to showcase their work.”
Pos Malaysia is the second postal service provider in Southeast Asia to produce NFT stamps after Thailand and joins the global postal fraternity of other countries with similar initiatives such as Austria, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates and the Netherlands.
The stamp sets will be available for online (www.pos.com.my/shop) and retail purchase at Kuala Lumpur General Post Office’s Stamp & Philatelic counter starting 8 September 2022. Purchase at other selected post offices will be available starting 12 September 2022. Stamp collectors and the public may sign up for the Standing Order Deposit Account (SODA) to experience a hassle-free process in purchasing the latest stamp issues as well as enjoying exclusive benefits offered by SODA. Those interested to be part of the SODA community can do so by signing up at any post offices nationwide or online at www.posonline.com.my.
For further enquiry regarding stamps and other philatelic products, the Stamp and Philately Unit of Pos Malaysia can be reached via telephone at 03-2267 2000 or e-mail your queries to [email protected]. Stay up to date with Pos Malaysia’s services, activities, and other updates at pos.com.my, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tik Tok, Youtube and Linkedin.