Sarawak’s first stamp was issued on 01 March 1869. The single “3 cents” stamp featured a potrait of Sir James Brooke whom had already passed away on 11 June 1868.
The corners of the stanp featured the initials JBRS. Can anyone figure out what does that stand for? Share your answers at the “Comments” below.
This year, Pos Malaysia prepared a single RM 5.00 Miniature Sheet with the image of the first postage stamp of Sarawak. There will be a special printing ink.
The rest of the MS featured the collage of images from the various issues from Brooke through Queen Elizabeth II, Formation of Malaysia until 2017 Sarawak definitive MS.
The envelope bears the image of the Kuching General Post Office.
As official image and details have yet to be released by Pos Malaysia, it is difficult for collectors to plan ahead especially those who would like to fly in and join the activities in Kuching, Sarawak. Here are some information obtained from friends.
On 16 July 2019, St Thomas School (SMK St Thomas), Philatelic Society of Kuching, Sarawak and Pos Malaysia are planning a media preview at James Wong Kim Min Hall at about 09:30 am.
The MS is planned to be issued on 18 July 2019.
A philatelic exhibition is planned on 18 – 19 July 2019 at the St Thomas School’s James Wong Kim Min Hall from 09:00 am to 04:00 pm by the school’s Stamp and Philatelic Club and the Philatelic Society of Kuching, Sarawak. As I understand from various kind friends in Sarawak, there will be special cancellation in the school.
If anyone has further details, feel free to share.
Did you know that St Thomas School was featured on the Premier Schools stamp issue back in 2008? Check it out: https://myfdc.me/malaysia-first-day-covers/2001-2010/2008-2/
Thus, the most concordant cancellation is in ……… (give it a try by commenting below).