Hunters’ paradise by silamstar

"What did I do to be so lucky?"
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Location: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

I am not a hunter for animals, I do not support killing animals for body parts. I only hunt for collectibles.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Agnes Keith's cover

Good try gantianexpress but the cover will be kept in New Zealand till the next auction. Thought the 25c was the highest value available at local post offices for actual postal usage, the $ values were sold in London for collectors ??? Enlighten me, anyone ? if I'm wrong.

I bought a 1960's Labuan 'forces mail' cover from a UK seller that was lost in mail, recently received, in compensation, more than ten such 'forces mail' covers which the seller posted from Singapore and Malaya back to UK during the 'Confrontation with Indonesia' period. I feel so guilty that I have to go to Gaya Street fair to find some souvenir for him, got a native musical instrument (miniature) today, for more information, refer to North Borneo 1954 2 cent stamp. :)

Thought of going to Chendu, China in September, bury1883 didn't give me a chance to revoke, quickly confirmed that he'd go with me and force me to confirm a date. I now have to surf the Net for travel information. Anyone else interested ? Email me or leave a comment at this blog to let us know, the more the merrier :)

Sunday, July 23, 2006

gantianexpress - buy-it-now

gantianexprees got a bargain 'buy-it-now' deal, so he should have no more complain.

bury1883 and I have some recent complain about our work,
but after looking at the other photo that I've just received, it made me feel happier, at least we're not being shot at like that poor guy did. We should be grateful and think about the next trip you come to KK, I'll take you to eat more frogs :) Be happy !!!

Heard about sstawao's complain on the old subject : missing overseas mail, and that he was going to stop bidding at ebay. He just out bided me TODAY on a North Borneo cover. So don't take it too seriously when addicted ebayers like us talking about stop bidding at ebay, gantianexpress said the same after he won an expensive cover, chephe witness all that :) Good luck, suckers......

Friday, July 14, 2006

Rare post WWII North Borneo postmark

capri412 won this one unchallenged, I thought bury1883 was going for it as he phone about this lot a few days before it closed. Seller's description : " This chop was used between 17.12.45 and possibly 27.6.46. The central slugs of the pre-war canceller were missing after the war, and these smaller ones were used until the new "Australian type" were supplied." A very nice trio of the HV of the set, well done capri412 !!!
bury1883 was in town yesterday, having dinner & coffee with me afterwards, he looked in high spirit, so I guess gantianexpress didn't sent out his dogs after all. bury1883 should be back to Tawau today in one piece :)

My lawyer friend has gone fishing today, so I get a breather too. I've been doing some ground-work for him for the passed few weeks and he passed on some of his work pressure to me at times, he better catch a few good fish today for my dinner or I'll make him pay for my future sea-food dinner :)

Will remain busy till August but I'll try to put in a few posting in between, if I get enough sleep. I know World Cup is finished, but some of my work has a date-line on 31st July !!! eerr...... work......

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Answer to gantianexpress's question

gantianexpress : "what happened to your bid???"

silamstar : " Did I bid and my bid disappeared ??? Don't know what happened. Will watch this lot lah, may be the seller doesn't like me. If you saw my bid earlier, that means Ebay bend the rules for the seller."

May be the seller revised his listing and my bidding was deleted in the process. Mind you, only the sellers pay for listing fees and commission, not the buyers. American (or Taiwanese) justice at work again ??? Life goes on, we're used to these. Just to remind suckers like me, trading at ebay is not that safe and just, in addition to our postal delivery hazard.

Tips to gantianexpress : bury1883 is coming to town in two weeks time. Do you need my socks for your dogs to identify 'friendlies' ??? Just in case I'm nearby the target.

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