Royal Mail’s Buckingham Palace Stamps 2014

26 04 2014
Buckingham House in 1700 looks almost unrecognisable to today's Palace. (PA) 1 / 11Photo by PA / PA Share to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Pinterest ClosePrevious imageNext image

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The Royal Mail has released a 10-stamp collection celebrating Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of British sovereigns since 1837.
The set includes six stamps featuring the changing exterior of the building through the ages, commissioned by Royal Mail from artist Chris Draper.
There is also a miniature sheet of four stamps with photographs of four opulent locations inside the 775-room palace – the Throne Room, the Blue Drawing Room, the Grand Staircase and the Green Drawing Room.
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USPS Introduced Harry Potter Stamps

20 11 2013

This image released by the United States Postal service shows a variety of "Harry Potter" themed Forever stamps. The USPS dedicated 20 new Forever stamps, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida. (AP Photo/USPS)

This image released by the United States Postal service shows a variety of “Harry Potter” themed Forever stamps. The USPS dedicated 20 new Forever stamps, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida. (AP Photo/USPS) Please click the photo for a larger image.

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.

 





M’sian Latest Stamp: The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II And the Royal Visit.

13 09 2012

The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II stamp series.

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.

We queued for almost 4 hours!

The queue was so long that people had to queue in the sun outside of the building.

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.

Below is the front side of the folder.

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 SheetFirst Day Cover with Stamps, Maniature SheetFolder and some stamps.

Stamps to mark the royal visit of Prince William and his wife to Malaysia.

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.

The stamp sheets.

My photo at the post office.

Abang Moza and me.

Luckily we managed to buy the stamp sheets.





Stamp Fair In PJ

15 03 2011

A 5 cent stamp from 1965 Malaysian Orchids Definitive Series.

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 was looking at the beautiful stamps.

I bought beautiful stamps from Uncle Haji Mohamed Abdullah.

Uncle Haji Mohamed Abdullah is a stamp dealer from Penang (Pulau Pinang).

Uncle Haji Mohamed Abdullah was explaining some interesting facts about stamps.

There was a stamp display by the Philatelic Society Of Malaysia.

On the first day of the stamp fair, I won a lucky draw.

The prize was two first day covers from Pos Malaysia (Malaysia Postal Service).

When it’s time to go home, Uncle Haji Mohamed Abdullah gave me a set stamps of Lady Diana.

The stamps shows photos of Lady Diana’s visits to different countries.








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