The Royal Visit generated a number of places of interest for philately.
In the Klang Valley, a nice match would be KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport), where the Royal Airforce touched down. Here it is parked on the tarmac of KLIA on 03 November 2017.
Kuala Lumpur GPO would definitely be the postmark for the visit since it is the first place of visit. 2 other Philatelic Bureau branches of interest are Medan Tuanku (roughly translated as His Highness Place) and Putrajaya (Successful Prince). Combine it as Medan Tuanku with Putrajaya will get you His Highness Prince.
Not to be missed is the designer, Mr Shahrul Izhar. Here he is patiently autographing for all the collectors.
Here is the completed FDC set for Klang Valley:
Meanwhile further North, Perak was the next stop with 3 Philatelic Bureau branches of interest, i.e. Gerik (the nearest post office to Royal Belum), Taiping (War Cemetery) and Kuala Kangsar (Istana Iskandariah). A fellow concordant FDC collector has successfully completed this leg.
The next stop would be to Sarawak and Kuching GPO would be the best match as Semenggoh Wildlife Centre and Sarawak Cultural Village.
The final leg has started as the Royal Visit concludes in the Prince of Wales Island! Well, the island is now known as Pulau Pinang (Penang). The best matches are Pulau Pinang GPO and Butterworth Post Office (Five Power Defence Agreement / Royal Malaysian Air Force Base).
This pretty much sums up the places of Philatelic postmark interest for the Royal Visit.
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Anyone interesting to sell or exchange Royal Visit FDCs with concordant postmarks? Feel free to contact me.
Meanwhile, many were hoping to find the 2012 type of printing error. Hmmm…..
Keen to read the old William and Kate series of articles? Check out: https://myfdc.me/articles/royal-visit-william-and-kate-series-of-articles/
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