The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II Stamps: The Four Long Hours of Queueing

Earlier this morning, my family and I left our house to go to the launching of the latest stamps issued, The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II at Kuala Lumpur main post office in Dayabumi Complex. Please click here for more information about the stamps.

We arrived around 8:30am and were surprised to see an extremely long queue of people waiting to buy The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. My little sister, Anisah fainted while waiting and so she took a seat in the Stamp Gallery. While waiting for our turn, we made friends with three friendly people who shared lots of interesting facts on stamps.

The Extremely long queue
It started from here…
…to here…
…over here…
…here…
…and here…
…reaching here…(my family and I are on the left side of the picture)
…and ended here… Wow!

They opened a special counter for senior citizens so that the old people won’t have to line up in the extremely long queue.

The special counter opened for senior citizens…
Some of the senior citizens took a seat while waiting for their turn

After almost 4 long hours queuing, it is finally our turn to buy the stamps. Unfortunately, the stamp sheets were sold out and only loose ones were available.

Just around five minutes after we bought our stamps, the POS Malaysia staffs put up a few posters notifying that the folder were sold out. We were lucky that we had already bought ours.

SOLD OUT!

They also have a special counter where we can buy the First Day Covers. After buying the first day covers, we pasted the stamps onto them.

Pasting stamps on first day covers. We even need to queue to paste the stamps…

Then we had to queue in another line to get our first day covers and folders stamped.

The counter where we can get our first day covers stamped
One of the staffs at POS Malaysia stamping a first day cover with miniature sheet

At about 1:10 pm, new stock of stamp sheets arrived.

Luckily, we managed to buy the stamp sheets

My heels and ankles are aching now after the 4 long hours of standing 😉

The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II Stamps: New Stamps!

Earlier this morning, my family and I left our house to go to the launching of the latest stamps issued, The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II at Kuala Lumpur main post office in Dayabumi Complex. The stamps were issued today in conjunction of the royal visit of His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Malaysia.

Click image for larger picture…

The stamps came in two designs, both of which are bordered with silver ink. One came in a “stamp on stamp” design, featuring an older stamp released on June 2, 1953 which was issued in conjunction of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation. The other features a photograph of Prince William and Catherine Middleton to commemorate their visit. Both costs RM1.50 each.

The stamps issued: (above) Featuring Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and (below) featuring the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Please click the image for a larger picture…

The miniature sheet features almost similar stamps and cost RM5.00 (RM2.50 per stamp).

The miniature sheet. Click for a larger picture…

The first day cover costs 50 cents each and the folder costs RM 5.50 each.

The first day cover with stamps. Click for a larger picture…

The stamps were designed by World Communications Network Resources (M) Sdn Bhd.

The Folder. Click for a larger picture…
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