Pos Malaysia Bhd has released its fourth ‘Festival Food’ series comprising stamps and other products to highlight the upcoming Festival of Lights or Deepavali celebration. Pix by Nik Hariff Hassan

KUALA LUMPUR: Pos Malaysia Bhd has released its fourth ‘Festival Food’ series comprising stamps and other products to highlight the upcoming Festival of Lights or Deepavali celebration.

The fourth edition stamps feature festive foods that are usually being enjoyed during Deepavali including Vadai, Muruku, Paal Kova and Payasam (60 sen), Thosai and Idli (80 sen) and Banana Leaf Rice (90 sen).

“ We chose these delicacies as these are the most favourite options of food by the Indians during the festivities.

" This time we want to promote the traditional values of the festive foods by depicting the unique vibrant colour and shapes of them on our products.

" Stamp enthusiasts can get Indian festive food themed stamps from Oct 17,” said stamp and philately unit, commercial postal and courier head Diyana Lean Abdullah.

One of the unique aspects of this series is its circular Miniature Sheet (MS) featuring an illustration of a candy tray filled with various sweets treats which are also enjoyed by other races in Malaysia. One sheet is sold at RM5.

There will only be a limited 25,000 miniature sheets printed. The cancellation mark will feature an iconic platter, a piece of Banana Leaf.

The First Day Cover (FDC) with free brochure will be sold at 55 sen each. It will only be sold on Oct 17 in order to make Pos Malaysia products more valuable to collectors.

Customers can also purchase folder sets complete with all products which will be sold for RM69.20 each.

Previously, Pos Malaysia had issued the Chinese Festival Food Series in January 2017, the Kadazandusun and Dayak series on March 2017, as well as the Malay Festival Food Series in June 2017.

For new collectors and stamp enthusiasts, Pos Malaysia encourages them to join the Standing Order Deposit Account (SODA) to enjoy various benefits offered solely for its members.

Those who are interested to be part of the SODA community could do so by signing up via online at www.posonline.com.my.

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