Pos Malaysia Launches Special Edition Stamps To Commemorate 52 Years Of World Post Day09 Oct 2021
KUALA LUMPUR, 9 OCTOBER 2021 – Pos Malaysia celebrates 52 years of World Post Day (WPD) with a respectful nod to its past and to the value of personal connections.
WPD has been celebrated annually across the world since 1969, marking the advent of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and the significant contributions of postal operators globally. Every year on the 9th of October, the UPU and through WPD, highlights the importance and contribution of postal services to the global community as well as honouring the incredible people who deliver the mail and parcels worldwide.
To mark this special occasion Pos Malaysia will be issuing a World Post Day special edition stamp collection under the theme ‘Honouring Our Past, Connecting Our Future’.
Pos Malaysia Group Chief Executive Officer, Charles Brewer said, “Pos Malaysia is incredibly proud to have been connecting Malaysians for more than 200 years. As we move forward together, we continue to honour our rich history as the oldest organisation in the country and fully value the role we play.”
The stamp collection will be available for purchase on Pos Malaysia’s website at www.pos.com.my from the 9th October 2021 and at selected post offices nationwide effective Thursday, 11 October 2021.
“We are celebrating World Post Day this year with empathy, humility and pride. The past 20 months have been incredibly tough for many and that includes our frontliners who have worked tirelessly to serve the nation and keep Malaysians connected. We would like to thank the more than 20,000 Pos Malaysia employees who have continued to deliver the smile in the last mile.”
“This unique stamp collection design honours our past, whilst also reaffirming our commitment to connect Malaysians. We do so with humility and an enormous sense of pride,” added Charles.
The collection offers se-tenant stamps with illustrations of Pos Malaysia’s past and present. A total of 400,000 pieces will be issued for each design, with a face value of RM1.30 each. Other philatelic products such as the First Day Cover (FDC) and folder are priced at 50 sen and RM6.00 each. Stamp collectors may purchase the whole set at a reasonable price of RM36.10. This issue includes a postcard featuring the images of postmen from different eras worth RM1 per piece. A cancellation mark featuring the image of a mailbox is also available for collectors’ collection.
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 enquiries regarding stamps and other philatelic products, the Stamp and Philately Unit of Pos Malaysia can be reached via telephone at 03-2267 2267 ext. 2000 or e-mail your queries to [email protected]
Pos Malaysia invites the public to join in the World Post Day celebration by taking a selfie (with proper physical distancing) with your neighbourhood postman or Pos Laju delivery personnel and wish them a Happy #WPD2021 #TerusBerhubung #KeepingYouConnected #pos4you #PosMalaysia #KeluargaMalaysia #StrongerTogether. You may also tag Pos Malaysia on Facebook (facebook.com/PosMalaysiaBerhad), Instagram (instagram.com/pos4you) and / or Twitter (twitter.com/pos4you).