In conjunction with the Merdeka Day and Malaysia Day celebrations, Pos Malaysia Bhd released the nation’s first non-fungible token (NFT) stamps for collectors. This makes the postal delivery service provider Southeast Asia’s second to produce NFT stamps following Thailand.
Produced through a collaboration between Pos Malaysia and local retail brand A Piece of Malaysia (APOM), each stamp folder contains one physical stamp sheet of 14 stamps. These limited-edition NFT stamps can be redeemed for free with every purchase of the #Empatbelas Setem Ku special edition stamp folder set.
“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,” commented group chief executive officer Charles Brewer.
“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.”
Brewer also stated that the NFT market was a significant milestone for Pos Malaysia, as the company looks to complement their traditional postal offerings with various digitised services and products, enhancing efficiency and improving the way it connects 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,” he added.
The complete #EmpatBelasSetemKu collection set is inclusive of three envelopes, 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 to redeem one out of the 14 NFT stamp designs.
The stamp sets are available online via Pos Malaysia’s official website and offline at APOM retail outlets and at Kuala Lumpur General Post Office’s Stamp & Philatelic counter with purchases at other selected post offices from the 12th of September.