Today’s response in Kuala Lumpur were just the regular 12 persons in the morning. Seems to be dwindling. The main action is in Kuching.
Here is the opening in Kuala Lumpur:
Mr Gan Soon Bing from World Communications Network Resources came very early to autograph.
The queue was very light and over by about 10:00 am. There was no brochure this time. The back of the envelope is printed with the description normally found on the brochure. Could this be a new trend or just for this issue?
Meanwhile in Kuching, a PSKS member produced his own envelopes for the exhibition. Photo courtesy and copyright by KH Chung.
The exhibition in St Thomas School was packed. At the time of this article, the photos have not come is as the priority is to make the cover with the limit time available.
3 cancellations were available in the school:
- Kuching first day cancellation
- Pameran Filateli, 18 – 19.07.2019, SMK St Thomas, Kuching, Sarawak (Philatelic Exhibition, 18 – 19.07.2019 cancellation, St Thomas School, Kuching Sarawak) cachet
- SMK St Thomas, Kuching, Sarawak school cancellation (this is not a postmark, it is by the school)
This is a great idea to have all the cancellations and cachet in one place rather than having the collectors run back to the Kuching General Post Office.
Meanwhile…… time to head over to Kuching….
Since we have a concordanist on the ground in Sarawak, I decided to make a Limited Concordant MS FDC in Kuala Lumpur! I finally reached Kuching, KL! Guess where is this place?
There is a fresh Keluaran Hari Pertama cancellation (looks brand new!). Thus the random number picked yesterday night will receive this Limited Concordant MS FDC complete with Kuching!, Philatelic Bureau Kuala Lumpur pictorial cancellation and autographed by the designer, Mr Gan.
How was your area? It would be fun for our friends in Sarawak to share their news of what happened in Sarawak. Hope to hear from you!
One other thing, for our readers in Sarawak, I know this is meaningful for you to have a complete collection. I have a limited number of spare posters (mint, no autograph, folded in half) for FREE, you will need to pay postage and packing for normal mail at your own risk if you are interested. Optional is registered mail. No COD, if COD RM 25.00 for one poster (toll, petrol and time more expensive).
Just “Leave a Comment” below and I will get in touch with you when I am free. Priority for Sarawak readers with Sarawak addresses.
12 thoughts on “Updated: 18 July 2019: 150 Years Sarawak Stamps”
Do you still have the poster?
Yes I do. I will prioritise for Sarawak collectors first.
I live in Kuching, Sarawak
Okay, confirm reserved 1 poster for you. Check your email.
Thanks for this interesting blog. Where can I order the FDC with stamped mini sheet? I live in Germany.
I have 2 spares left since it was already issued yesterday. The covers are as shown in the posted cover to the random number winner without the address. It includes the designer’s autograph, Jalan Kuching oval postmark and the special philatelic postmark.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
hi, would like to know the details for the poster, i live in kuching, me and my friend got interest but not sure how many copy u have…tq
Can you send me the number of persons in Kuching that wants the poster? email@example.com
I will try and check the quantities I still have and arrange to send over. It is a mint poster, folded in half.
Hi Sky, do you know who is the printer and quantity of issue? Thank you.
Hi! The information was not released by Pos Malaysia. Guesstimate quantities should be around 22,000 which is the current regular quantity printed.
Sorry I am not able to provide further information.
Yes, 22,000 MS printed.
Thanks for the confirmation!