Friday, July 15, 2011

An Aviation cover from Malaysia!

Imagine you were a Malayan in 1911. It must have been quite a sight then to see an aircraft, probably the first anyone had ever seen in their lives, land at a race course in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. But it did happen. That was the country's first recorded flight, by one G.P. Fuller who landed his Antoinette Monoplane at the race course in Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.

This year marks 100 years since aviation came to Malaysia. To celebrate this occasion, Pos Malaysia Pos released a set of 3 commemorative stamps on 7th July 2011. The stamps were sold out in all post offices in the morning. It is learnt that the aviation body of Malaysia bought up over 40,000 sets leaving roughly 60,000 sets for sale at post office counters throughout Malaysia. Thanks to fellow stamps enthusiast and blogger, Khor Kok Keong, here is one lovely FDC posted from Ipoh, Malaysia. Lucky me!!

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