Rainy morning, new stamps and the rare panda
I remembered there was a brief morning shower on September 15, 2015, bu that doesn’t stop me from cancelling my morning mission. I was all prepared to purchase the new special issue by the post office called Malaysia #SehatiSejiwa.
I was expecting a large crowd of stamp enthusiasts and the big buyers turning up that morning, but I was wrong. As the first one who arrived, I was intrigued about the small setup at the KK GPO front yard.
I asked one of the cleaners working at that time, they said there will be a launching ceremony on 2PM for the new stamp issue. Cool, but I can’t join the ceremony because I’m working, and I didn’t expect this to happen.
As the GPO door opens sharp on 8:00AM, I was the first on the line to make the purchase!
The illustrations are great, a fine addition to my personal collection. I didn’t get the postmark stamped because I was really late for work already. I took the chance to take a photo when I was in the GPO. I believe the record for most people turning up to buy special stamps was on the Farm Animals issue.
Its not until Saturday, September 19 that I got the chance to stamp the postmark on my FDC. I was also lucky enough to acquire the special Panda postcard issue that I thought already sold out. I bought 2 sets while ordered another 2 sets earlier from my friend who traveled to West Malaysia.
Post office stamp pad is the best ever hands down. Crisp, clear and fast drying than the usual office-use stamp pad. I go home happy with my collection completed for this month.
Until the next special stamps issue, happy collecting!