Pos Malaysia Berhad, a postal delivery service provider in Malaysia, has on Thursday issued its first Non-Fungible Token (NFT) stamps for collectors.

In a statement, Pos Malaysia said it is the second postal service provider in Southeast Asia to produce NFT stamps after Thailand and joins the global postal fraternity of other countries with similar initiatives such as Austria, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates and the Netherlands.

According to Pos Malaysia, its limited edition NFT stamp is redeemable complimentary with every purchase of the #Empatbelas Setem Ku special edition stamp folder set.

Produced through a collaboration between Pos Malaysia and local retail brand APOM, each stamp folder contains one physical stamp sheet of 14 stamps.

Each one is designed by an artist representing each state in Malaysia, showcasing the uniqueness, culture and pride of the states.

The complete set also comes with three envelopes, three postcards, 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.

“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,

“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,” said Pos Malaysia’s Group Chief Executive Officer Charles Brewer.

According to him, penetrating the NFT market is a significant milestone for Pos Malaysia, as the firm complements its 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.

APOM’s Co-Founder Chantelle Teoh said #Empatbelas is Apom’s yearly Merdeka-Malaysia Day collaboration project to celebrate the 14 states of Malaysia.

“This year with the support from Pos Malaysia, the 14 selected artists got a chance to re-imagine their state pride on NFT stamps that transcends globally beyond the philatelic community, as well as on the humble physical stamp that has connected Malaysians throughout the years,

“This is a great opportunity for the local talents to showcase their work,” he said.

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