Saturday, July 31, 2010

Grand Knight of Valour Award of Malaysia ...

Strangely, there is stamp issue in Malaysia today - a Saturday ! According to the information from the FDC, the Grand Knight of Valour award (or "Darjah Kebesaran Seri Pahlawan Gagah Perkasa" in Malay) was created on 29 July 1960 and was gazette on 11 Aug 1969 ... these dates seem to have nothing to do with the issue date (31 July). Not quite sure how this date is chosen! Moreover, the Philately office in GPO KL is closed on Sat, Sun and Public Holidays (in this case, they need to come back to work) & post offices in some states (Kelantan, Terengganu and Kedah) are closed on Saturday.

Never mind about all these! Saturday seems to be good for me (and maybe to all collectors too) as no need to worry about work, albeit need to endure the congestion at the causeway as many are crossing over to JB during the weekend. There are fewer people at the post office, especially on Saturday afternoon, therefore the postal staff have more time to entertain my many different requests ... thanks : )


  1. KL national hero monument postmark,
    very nice !

  2. Yes, the postmark is indeed very nice !