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.
They opened a special counter for senior citizens so that the old people won’t have to line up in the extremely long queue.
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.
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.
Then we had to queue in another line to get our first day covers and folders stamped.
At about 1:10 pm, new stock of stamp sheets arrived.
My heels and ankles are aching now after the 4 long hours of standing 😉
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 atKuala 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.
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 miniature sheet features almost similar stamps and cost RM5.00 (RM2.50 per stamp).
The first day cover costs 50 cents each and the folder costs RM 5.50 each.
The stamps were designed by World Communications Network Resources (M) Sdn Bhd.