Friday, August 31, 2007

Stamps to commemorate 100 years of PWD

From Borneo Bulletin (31st August 2007):

Bandar Seri Begawan - In conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the Public Works Department (under the Ministry of Development), commemorative stamps to mark the auspicious occasion are now on sale at all the branches of Postal Services nationwide.

The commemorative stamps were officially launched by the Minister of Development, Pehin Orang Kaya Hamzah Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Haji Abdullah bin Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Hj Bakar, in the ceremony to commemorate 100th years of Public Works Department at ICC yesterday morning.

Currently, there are only 9,000 copies of the first day cover on sale with 300 pieces of presentation pack of the commemorative stamps with 80,000 sets of stamps available.

The stamps comprise of three different unique designs, namely the picture of the old Public Works Department building, the picture of the current Public Works Department and the 100th anniversary logo of the Public Works Department.

From Me:

I don't know how to explain this. I got the stamps more than a month ago and now only are they being launched?! How did I get the ebay seller to sell me the stamps a lot earlier. This is a case for someone on to look deeper into this.


Rozan Yunos said...

I spoke to the Postmaster General about this. He said that the 'early' issue is possible as stamp agents sometimes make mistakes and sell stamps much earlier than their official issue date. The only problem is to prove it. If I had known I could have used the stamps and post the letters to somewhere and the postmark would prove that these stamps were issued early. Now, that would be worth something.

s_loley said...

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