Updated: 18 July 2019: 150 Years Sarawak Stamps

Updated: 18 July 2019: 150 Years Sarawak Stamps

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:

  1. Kuching first day cancellation
  2. Pameran Filateli, 18 – 19.07.2019, SMK St Thomas, Kuching, Sarawak (Philatelic Exhibition, 18 – 19.07.2019 cancellation, St Thomas School, Kuching Sarawak) cachet
  3. 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.

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And the lucky Winner is…..

And the lucky Winner is…..

The 700,000 views giveaway ended at 10:25 pm with 31 participants. A randomly picked Random Number Generator was used between 1 to 31 and the result is:

Do message me at sky52200myfdc@gmail.com to give me your address.

Do not forget tomorrow’s Miniature Sheet issue!

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Crossed 700,000 views and a giveaway!

Crossed 700,000 views and a giveaway!

Reminder, random number will be picked later tonight (Malaysia night). This is a reminder if you want to join.

myfdc

Oh, dear, I overlooked the view count. I know myfdc was reaching 700,000 views and today when I checked it has crossed 702,000 views!

When myfdc first started out it was just to catalogue down the concordant FDCs of Malaysia. I have slowly added sections on Exhibition Covers, Commemoratives, Flight Covers and so on. There is also a section or specialised Articles on topics that appeal to certain specialised collectors. There is even a section on “Errors” though I have not had time to update it for quite some time.

I have put tags for the following thematic collectors: Birds, Unusual, Insects, Pitcher Plant, Trains, Animals, World Post Day, Joint Issue and so on. I have noticed the bird and pitcher plant collectors are much more active.

I have added an option to help non-Malaysian collectors buy the new issues (or back issue) via sky52200myfdc@gmail.com

If you have any further…

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18 July 2019: Postcards for the Mini Frog Race at Kubah National Park

18 July 2019: Postcards for the Mini Frog Race at Kubah National Park

I had to space out the various news coming out for this week. There is a Mini Frog Race in the Kubah National Park tomorrow (18 July 2019). In conjunction with this event, the organisers have produced a postcard.

Scan the QR code to hear Leptobrachium ingeri.

For information on the event and postcard, please contact Dr Indraneil Das at: indraneildas@hotmail.com

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Crossed 700,000 views and a giveaway!

Crossed 700,000 views and a giveaway!

Oh, dear, I overlooked the view count. I know myfdc was reaching 700,000 views and today when I checked it has crossed 702,000 views!

When myfdc first started out it was just to catalogue down the concordant FDCs of Malaysia. I have slowly added sections on Exhibition Covers, Commemoratives, Flight Covers and so on. There is also a section or specialised Articles on topics that appeal to certain specialised collectors. There is even a section on “Errors” though I have not had time to update it for quite some time.

I have put tags for the following thematic collectors: Birds, Unusual, Insects, Pitcher Plant, Trains, Animals, World Post Day, Joint Issue and so on. I have noticed the bird and pitcher plant collectors are much more active.

I have added an option to help non-Malaysian collectors buy the new issues (or back issue) via sky52200myfdc@gmail.com

If you have any further ideas for improvement, just drop me a note. I do look into them and all it takes is a bit of time, patience and will to start.

What is coming up? I am building a Malaysia First Day Cover Market Guidance. I went out to check out the pricing at the last PSM Stamp Fair and it came quite close. It will take time to build this section and I hope this will help the FDC collectors.

Back to our little fun. It is always fun to have a small celebration and giveaway. Since it has been a very busy month on philately, I will keep it simple. I do not have time to put up a really nice quiz.

Here is what I will do: I will mail out a MS FDC of the 150 Years Sarawak Stamps on 18 July 2019. If I happen to be busy on that day ad could not go to the GPO, I will send the next issue’s FDC.

Anyway, here is how I will select the lucky person. I sort of noticed a Facebook stamp group that gives away random stuff using a random number generator. So here is how it goes:

  1. This is open for anyone anywhere in the world.
  2. Put a number in sequence in the Comment below.
  3. First person, put 1, followed by the second person 2, and third person 3… and so on.
  4. One person can put one number.
  5. Multiple entry by the same person will be disqualified.
  6. In case there is a person who cannot count and put the same numbers (perhaps both were typing at the same time…. unlikely on a blog), the first person who put the number will be valid.
  7. If a number is skipped by a mathematically challenged person, just continue with the next number our champion number counter put.
  8. Continue the number sequence.
  9. On 17 July 2019 night, when I am free, I will run a random number generator and pick a lucky number.
  10. I will contact the lucky pick to get your address. Please do not put your address in your comment. Just a number.
  11. If you do not respond, I will contact the second person and so on.

No need to chase me, it is a giveaway, so chill out.

Simple right?

Oooo, yes, where to post your number? Below this posting and NOT on myfdc Malaysia FB nor anywhere else.

Many thanks for reading myfdc!

Good luck!

sky52200

16 July 2019: Media Preview on 150 Years Sarawak Stamps

16 July 2019: Media Preview on 150 Years Sarawak Stamps

Today was the media preview on the 150 Years Sarawak Stamps. The media preview was held in James Wong Kim Min Hall, SMK St Thomas, Kuching. Here is Mr Haidan (Head of the Philatelic Bureau) and Dr Ong Liap Teck (President of Philatelic Society of Kuching, Sarawak) during the launch. Copyright notice: The rights to the photo belongs to PSKS member who shared it for our common reading.

Here are the products:

The display in Kuching showed the concordant cancellation of Kuching!

Guess what… SODA members will get Kuching! Copyright for these photos also belong to PSKS member who shared the image.

The quantities are:

  1. RM 5 MS: 22,000 pieces
  2. Blank envelope: 15,000 pieces

The MS is 80 mm x 80 mm. The stamp has a special effect of a gold ink printing. This should be good news for the special effect collectors.

The designer is from World Communications Network Resources and have been invited to the Philatelic Bureau HQ in Kuala Lumpur GPO to have an autograph session.

Thank you for the patience in waiting for the details.

For foreign collectors, if you are interested to order: sky52200myfdc@gmail.com payment via PayPal.

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Clearing Unissued Setenant Sheets

Clearing Unissued Setenant Sheets

I am clearing my mint setenant sheets to raise fund for this month’s heavy financing of the multiple stamp issues. If you are keen, click here.

The harder to find setenants are the last of my stock.

and many more.

I have some balance in this link as well. Combined registered mail is encouraged.

Thank you for your support!

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