1996

13 January 1996: MEASAT

These FDCs were cancelled in Kuala Lumpur.

This is just an item of my interest. A combination cover of stamps and miniature sheet cancelled on the day of issue.

06 April 1996: Pitcher Plants of Malaysia

This FDC was cancelled in Kota Kinabalu. Most of the pitcher plants are found in Sabah.

19960406 Kota Kinabalu Pitcher Plants

This FDC was cancelled in Kuching. Nepenthes rajah was named after the Rajah of Sarawak.

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18 May 1996: Birds of Prey

These FDCs were cancelled in Kuala Lumpur and signed by the designer – Teh Yew Kiang.

These FDCs were cancelled with the China ’96 cachet. The first day of issue cancellation is still Kuala Lumpur.

27 September 1996: Butterflies of Malaysia

This set of booklet stamps were issued for Istanbul ’96 World Philatelic Exhibition. As Pos Malaysia did not issue an official cover, a private cover was used.

This FDC was cancelled in Kuching.

19960927 Kuching Butterflies

01 October 1996: Kuala Lumpur Tower

These FDCs were cancelled in Kuala Lumpur with the additional cachet from the Kuala Lumpur Tower Post Office (in English and Bahasa Malaysia). There was a special first day of issue cancellation at the Kuala Lumpur Tower Post Office as I have seen the cancellation before on a FDC. However, I did not buy the cover as it was in very bad shape. I happened to visit the Kuala Lumpur Tower Post Office coincidentally on the last day of operations. The lady staff showed the first of issue cancel and smugly locked it up for posterity. So it really did exist! I am still hunting for the covers.

07 October 1996: The 14th Conference of the Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants

This FDC was cancelled in Kuala Lumpur. There is a common error of the spelling for Pacific being printed as Paclfic on the 30 sen and RM 1 stamps.

In addition, the size of the cancellation in the Standing Order Deposit Account (SODA) is smaller than the counter cancellation. Below is a picture of the actual cancellations. The top picture is the SODA cancellation. The bottom picture is the counter cancellation.

22 October 1996: Taipei ’96 The Asian International Exhibition

This exhibition cover was cancelled with the Taipei ’96 cachet. This was also the first day of issue thus a FDC.

29 November 1996: National Science Centre

This FDC was cancelled in Kuala Lumpur.

02 December 1996: Stamp Week ’96 Wildlife

This FDC was cancelled in Kuala Lumpur during the first Stamp Week! The cover was also cancelled with the Stamp Week cachet as well as signed by Teh Yew Kiang, the designer.

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