AFP reported that US Postal Service (USPS) introduced Harry Potter stamps on Tuesday.
The limited edition of twenty stamps feature images of Scottish author J.K. Rowling’s best-selling character “with the friends, heroes, villains and creatures that make up his world,” said USPS in a statement.
While Harry Potter’s friends are happy about the stamps, the news angered some philatelists who complain Harry Potter is not American.
This morning, I went to the General Post Office at Dayabumi Complex, Kuala Lumpur for the launch of a very beautiful new stamp series, The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.
I reached there at about 8:30 am but the queue was already very long. I had to queue for about 4 hours to buy the stamps! Thankfully we arrived quite early because people who arrived 10 minutes after us had to queue in the sun. While waiting, I saw my big sister Kafah weeping and when I asked her why, she said that she felt dizzy. My mother took her away to find a seat and she fainted. But after a short while, she was okay. After that she waited for us in the office.
When we reached the counter, the stamp sheets were already sold out and the folders are almost sold out too. We bought some First Day Cover with Miniature Sheet, First Day Cover with Stamps, Maniature Sheet, Folder and some stamps.
Both stamps are RM 1.50 while the miniature sheet is RM 5.00. One of the of the stamps from The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II is a replica of the 10 cents red coloured 1953 Malaya Selangor Queen Elizabeth II Coronation stamp. The other is of Prince William and his wife to mark their royal visit to Malaysia from September 13 to 15, 2012.
Fortunately at about 1:30 pm the post office received a new stock of the stamp sheets and we managed to buy some. Both stamp sheets are beautiful but I prefer the replica of the 10 cents red coloured 1953 Malaya Selangor Queen Elizabeth II Coronation stamp. The whole series of The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II is very beautiful and I am so happy to be able to buy them. It is worth the very long queue.
There was a stamp fair in Petaling Jaya, Selangor on March 12 and 13, 2010.
The fair was held at the Perpustakaan Komuniti Petaling Jaya or Petaling Jaya Community Library.
I went there on March 12 and went there again on March 13.
There were a lot of stamp dealers at the stamp fair.
I bought beautiful stamps from Uncle Haji Mohamed Abdullah.
Uncle Haji Mohamed Abdullah is a stamp dealer from Penang (Pulau Pinang).