Yesterday’s crowd was significantly better than usual. It is a well designed issue and helped by the holiday in Selangor, many made their way to Kuala Lumpur. Here is the early in the morning:
The YDPA XIV’s term concluded on 12 December 2016. However, it was a Public Holiday and thus the issue was released on 13 December 2016 with yesterday’s date!
The designer, Mr Shahrul Izhar (World Comm) came before 09:00 am and started autographing the covers. It must have been a source of pride with many complementing the design. Mr Shahrul was also the designer of the Scented Flowers Series 2 and Penang Free School stamp issues. Here he is busy autographing:
Another good news is that the MS and the stamps can fit nicely to make a composite FDC. It has been quite a long time since this can be done. It did cover part of the design but it is still appealing. Next was the cancellations. Since the palace is in Kuala Lumpur, the KL GPO cancellation is matching. Another good match is Medan Tuanku for the 95 sen stamp.
Here is the nearest post office to the palace.