Well, I got the first day cover that commemorates the 35th anniversary of the establishment diplomatic relations between China and Malaysia that I mentioned a couple of posts ago. Except that it's not a first day cover, it's a commemorative cover, which is a slightly different beast. I guess I should read the news article properly next time! The difference between the two is that first day covers are specially-designed envelopes stuck on with specially-designed stamps, and marked with a specially-designed postmark. A commemorative cover is a specially-designed envelope... and that's it. All in all, it's an unremarkable affair, especially if you're used to well-designed first day covers (not that Malaysian first day covers are well-designed... but I digress). Oh sure, a commemorative cover has a stamp printed right on to it but that's just like an overglorified aerogramme. Lame. On the whole, what a disappointment. I haven't been collecting first day cover
Happy Birthday to Ted from Chet!ReplyDelete
Haven't seen you around, Ted. Maybe on the 28th for Dina's reading at MPH BV2?
So young, O so young... ;)ReplyDelete
Happy birthday, bro!
oh that's really sweet. happy birfday :)ReplyDelete
Happy birthday, Ted! Hope it was a good one :)ReplyDelete
May all your wishes come true...