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Pos Malaysia’s new stamp collection to usher in Year of the Rat

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KUALA LUMPUR: Pos Malaysia Berhad (Pos Malaysia) yesterday unveiled its first festive stamp collection for 2020, in conjunction with the upcoming Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rat.

Pos Malaysia’s group chief executive officer, Syed Md Najib said the Chinese New Year rat-themed stamp series would be available for collectors and stamp enthusiasts from Jan 23 at 13 general post offices and 13 selected post offices nationwide or via the online store, www.eziemall.com.

“The new stamp collection marks the start of a new cycle for Pos Malaysia’s zodiac stamp series, as the rat is the first animal sign in the Chinese zodiac cycle.

“The limited-edition Year of the Rat stamp collection is one of a kind and will be a unique and meaningful souvenir or gift during the festive season.

It is our sincere hope that the Year of the Rat brings everyone prosperity, peace, good luck and much joy,” he said in a statement.

Pos Malaysia is producing 3,888 pieces of folder sets and loose Setem Ku sheets for this collection.

The Setem Ku sheet comes in 10 different designs featuring Chinese characters ‘Shu’ (rat) and ‘Fu’ (prosperity), priced at RM25 per sheet.

A complete folder set is priced at RM38 each and consists of a stamp sheet, three pieces of souvenir covers, two postcards and a folder.

The folder set features an illustration of the rat and the character ‘Fu’ (prosperity).

For avid collectors, an exclusive cancellation mark of the Chinese character ‘Shu’ (rat) is also available on the day of the issuance, completing the aesthetics of the collection.

For further inquiry on the stamps and other philatelic products, the Stamps and Philately Unit of Pos Malaysia can be reached via 03-22672267 or e-mail to [email protected] — Bernama