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About Philately

What is Philately?

Philately can be described as the collecting and arranging of postal material i.e. postage stamps, postal routes, letters, covers and other material. This collection, be it stamps, covers etc. are usually documented to trace major historical events and other events.


It cannot be established when philately first started as a hobby as there is no known documentation. However, it can be ascertained that philately only started after the introduction of the postage stamp in 1840.


Collection of stamps adapted an approach with the introduction of stamps album. The first album was produced in England in 1852. Thus, when more postage stamps became available, the hobby of collecting stamps became quite common. More people began to take an interest in stamp collecting and philately began to develop. Many serious collectors emerged and one of the world's largest and oldest stamp collections is owned by the Queen of England. DYMM Sultan of Selangor is also reputed to have a good collection.


The word "philately" is said to have been coined in France in 1864 by Georges Herpin. It is from two Greek words: "philos" meaning loving and "llateleiall" meaning free of payment. Originally philately was more confined to the study of labels, representing payment for postal services. From here its area was widened to include the study of the systematic collection of postage stamps, postcards, postal covers, postmarks and other postal material.

Philately at Pos

Philately at Pos

The Philatelic Bureau in Malaysia was established with the sole purpose of instilling interest in the public to collect stamps not only as a hobby but as a very worthwhile activity.


The Bureau also actively promotes this special leisure pursuit to school children by visiting them at schools, educating the children about the value of stamps and instilling interest to collect stamps as well as by inviting them to visit the Stamp Gallery.


The Bureau also, without fail, introduces more than 10 themes of collector's stamps and philatelic items every year to meet the demand of today's collectors who come from all sections of society.


Philatelic items 

  • Stamps
  • First Day Covers
  • Miniature Sheet
  • Folder
  • Presentation Pack
  • Stamp booklet
  • Commemorative cover
  • Annual Albums
  • Special Albums
  • Setem Ku (Setem Ku Individual & Setem Ku Corporate)


The Philatelic Bureau actively participates in exhibitions in Malaysia as well as international stamps exhibitions. In the international arena, stamps play an important role as ambassadors of the country.


The Philatelic Bureau with the cooperation of the Philatelic Society of Malaysia, regularly meet to exchange ideas with stamps collectors on philately during stamp exhibitions, stamp fairs, stamp seminars held periodically throughout the country.

Stamp Gallery


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Note: You can send your query or feedback directly to us at our email filateli@pos.com.my or call us at +603-2267-2000


Note : You can send your query or feedback directly to us at our filateli@pos.com.my.
Please include your name and account number for us to assist you.


Setem Ku Individual

Setem Ku Individual

Setem Ku Individual is issued by Pos Malaysia Berhad to cater for customers who want to feature their image during a special moment or occasion on stamps. These images together with the base stamp will form a valid postage stamp. Customers can individual sheets of each design (minimum order is 1 sheet).

SetemKu Individual is also available at Stamp Gallery (Headquarters), at more than 25 selected Pos Outlets countrywide and at our promotion booth/road shows countrywide. Full lists of Pos Outlets HERE.

Online purchase is available via www.posonline.com.my.

Setem Ku Individual is available in ten exclusive designs and allows individual to commemorate special events such as:


  • Weddings
  • Anniversaries
  • Engagements
  • Mother's day
  • Alumni’s
  • Birthdays
  • Father's day
  • Valentine's day
  • Special announcements such as the birth of a new baby
  • Others




Details Guidelines
Point of Sales / Booking Order form ( pdf format ) 
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Delivery option Pick-up and delivery @ additional charges (Option to use Pos Laju for fast delivery) by requested. For online order via www.posonline.com.my, delivery method is Registered Pos (delivery within 10 working days) or Pos Laju (delivery within 5 working days).
Processing period Walk-in order at Setem Ku centres, customer will get on the order on-the-spot. For online order via www.posonline.com.my, order process will be done after payment (bank transfer or credit card) is being done within 3 working days (after payment reconcilation is done).
Mode of payment Cash/money order/cheque, bank transfer or credit card 
(at selected Pos outlets which offer SetemKu service only)
For online purchase via www.posonline.com.my, online banking & credit card are offered
Technical requirement For Photo:
Good quality 3R (approx. 85 x 125mm) or 4R (approx. 100x 150mm) Photo in vertical / horizontal format or in digital format.

Font size (If any): At least 5 points 
*NOTE: Tolerance of 1mm skew and/or gap must be allowed. A hardcopy of visual (recommended 
background to match the based stamp colour to be submitted together with order form)
Design confirmation Based on design (at your own cost) submitted upon acceptance by both parties
Stamp size 28mm x 38mm (vertical format), 32mm x 27mm (horizontal format), 30mm x 30mm (vertical format), 30mm x 50mm (vertical format) & 50mm x 30mm (horizontal format)
Minimum order 1 sheet (8 pieces/10 pieces & 20 pieces of stamps) 
Price There are 13 stamp designs to choose from. View designs 

No. Design Denomination Price
1. Flower Bouquet 30sen & 50sen stamps RM19.00 & RM28.00
2. Teddy Bear 30sen & 50sen stamps RM19.00 & RM28.00
3. Heart 30sen & 50sen stamps RM19.00 & RM28.00
4. National Icon 30sen & 50sen stamps RM19.00 & RM28.00
5. Silver Handicraft Mixed 35sen & 65sen stamps RM20.00
6. Celebration 60sen stamps RM19.00
7. Flag 60sen stamps RM19.00
8. Greetings 60sen stamps RM19.00
9. Yours Sincerely 60sen stamps RM19.00
10. Kid's World 60sen stamps RM25.00
11. Skyscraper 1 60sen stamps RM25.00
12. Illusion 60sen stamps RM25.00
13. Orchid 60sen stamps RM25.00

Per stamp sheet = 8/10/20 based stamps and 8/10/20 empty tabs

Price inclusive 0% GST

Terms and Conditions Apply

Contact information STAMP & PHILATELY UNIT
2nd Floor, Stamp Gallery, Stamp & Philately Unit
Pos Malaysia Berhad Headquarters
Dayabumi Complex
50670 Kuala Lumpur

Contact Numbers +603-2267 2000 / 2001 / 2002 
(8:30am - 5:30pm, Monday – Friday)
Fax +603-2694 2139
Customer Care 1-300-300-300 | care@pos.com.my
E-mail filateli@pos.com.my / setemku@pos.com.my
Contact Us

For information on past, present and future stamps as well as enquiries about stamps collecting promotional activities, Pos Malaysia Berhad has established an Information Counter to help you.


SODA Customer Service Counter

Located at the Kuala Lumpur Philatelic Bureau, this counter serves customers who come personally to update, collect or deposit remittances into their accounts during office hours and other enquiries. All information on forthcoming issues is also available at this desk.



Stamp & Philately Unit, Retail

Postal & Courier - Commercial

Level 1, Pos Malaysia Headquarters
Dayabumi Complex
50670 Kuala Lumpur


+603-2267-2000 - SODA Inquiry
+603-2267-2001 - Philatelic Counter
+603-2267-2002 - Setem Ku (Personalised Stamp) Inquiry

Fax: +603-2694-2139

E-mail :filateli@pos.com.my / setemku@pos.com.my

Kelab Setem & Filateli (KESEF)





Setinggi-tinggi syukur ke hadrat Allah SWT kerana dengan izin-Nya, garis panduan Kelab Setem dan Filateli (KESEF)  ini berjaya diterbitkan.  Garis panduan ini sangat penting kepada semua sekolah dan pendidik kerana ia merupakan rujukan utama kepada semua sekolah di bawah Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia (KPM) untuk menubuh dan seterusnya menjalankan aktiviti bagi KESEF. Garis panduan pelaksanaan aktiviti KESEF ini juga diharap dapat melahirkan murid yang mengenali serta mencintai setem dan filateli. Seterusnya, dapat menyumbang kepada pembentukan modal insan yang berdaya saing di peringkat global.


Pelaksanaan aktiviti KESEF juga selari dengan objektif Pelan Pembangunan Pendidikan Malaysia (PPPM) 2013-2025 ke arah transformasi pendidikan yang dapat memenuhi aspek aspirasi sistem dan pengurusan murid demi menghasilkan pendidikan yang berkualiti dan bertaraf antarabangsa. Aktiviti-aktiviti yang dijalankan dapat menyediakan murid dan warga sekolah ke arah Kemahiran Berfikir Aras Tinggi (KBAT).


Pelaksanaan aktiviti KESEF dapat melahirkan murid yang kreatif dan berinovasi serta bersedia menghadapi cabaran; secara tidak langsung ia selari dengan dasar KPM dalam PPPM 2013-2025 untuk mencapai 6 aspirasi murid iaitu pengetahuan, kemahiran berfikir, kemahiran memimpin, kemahiran dwibahasa, etika dan kerohanian serta identiti nasional.


Setinggi-tinggi penghargaan ditujukan kepada Bahagian Kokurikulum dan Kesenian, KPM, Pos Malaysia Berhad dan Panel Penggubal yang terdiri daripada guru-guru sekolah rendah dan menengah di bawah KPM serta kepada semua pihak yang terlibat dalam memastikan penerbitan garis panduan ini. Semoga komitmen dan kesungguhan ini dapat diteruskan serta menjadi satu sumbangan yang amat bermakna untuk negara.


Sila muat turun fail PDF daripada jaringan di bawah:


Perlembagaan KESEF

Aktiviti Sekolah Rendah

Aktiviti Sekolah Menengah

Panel Penulis

Borang Pendaftaran Sekolah KESEF

Borang Pendaftaran Keahlian Ahli KESEF


Sekian, terima kasih.

Setem Ku Corporate

Setem Ku Corporate

SetemKu Corporate is a valid postage stamp whereby a picture of photograph or corporate image or corporate logo can be added to the stamp by an organization / entity (usually corporate logo/image).


SetemKu Corporate is available in ten exclusive designs to enhance corporate image through special events such as: 

  • Corporate branding (local and international)
  • Marketing and promotional tools
  • Wide / fast public exposure
  • New way of promoting products and services
  • Distinctive marketing tools (value for money)
  • Extend market coverage among stamp collectors (SODA  member, school children etc.)
  • Attract special public attention or interest

Issuance guidelines

  • No liquor/cigarettes/gambling and other illegal activities
  • Not cause any misunderstanding or conflict in our multi-racial and multi-religious nation or denigrate any race or religion
  • No political symbols or defamatory messages
  • No pictures of animals that are considered unclean by religion
  • No messages/pictures that may erode the core moral value of the society
  • Pos Malaysia ("PMB") reserve the right to reject any other designs that do not conform to PMB's issuance guideline

Standard operating procedures