Hunters’ paradise by silamstar

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

Monday, July 21, 2008

Papar & Keningau ealy post marks

A nice lot won by gantianexpres recently at a good price, ssstawao earlier won a cover with the Papar pmk at 5 times the price of this lot. The two big chops were used before the official steel chops were ready, so they were used for a short period. The 1st Papar provisional chop (without the center box) was used in 1949 before this 'boxed' chop. Keningau and Semporna were the other two towns using the provisional chop (without the center box). 2nd provisional chop with the center box only used in Papar. Date inverted are known and seen for these post marks.

Have not heard from bury1883 for quite some time but received a short SMS from him last week regarding a politician, therefore I know he is not yet obsolete. Hope to hear from g-matang about his last Sinjiang trip, there must be a lot of good stories :)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Contrary to rumours, g-matang has survived the trip to the wild west of China, otherwise known as Xinjiang. The temperature was in the 40's even in early June. Security was very tight. Police checks in hotels and along he highways, even though I hardly look like a bin Ladin. Much of the land that I visited was desert. I did try hard to look for covers sent from Elopora, Sabuk & Labuk, and the early KLM flights, in the markets of Ulumuqi, among hami mellons and sesame-coated naans. But the dealers said they were getting a little scarce these days. They normally get their supplies from Jesselton (does anybody know where that is?). Xinjiang is philatelically a desert, but an interesting place to visit. I think my next trip will be to KK to see if I can fill in "my gaps". g-matang

5:31 AM  
Blogger silamstar said...

Glad to hear from you again,g-matang. Hope you can show us a few photo of you enjoying the salted horse milk tea with naans :)

As for filling gaps while you're in KK, I suggest you check with gantianexpress first,he has left no stone unturned in KK :)

Let us know when you've confirmed the date of your KK trip, we miss you a lot, your covers especially :)

4:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love to show you some lovely cows from the grasslands of xinjiang. But how do I do it? My photos are stored as JPEG images in my d-drive. I tried to copy and paste them here. Failed. I recall you pasted some lovely shots from your trip down under. Any advice? g-matang

9:41 PM  
Blogger silamstar said...

Hi g-matang,

I've invited you to write & post to my blog. Hope you'll receive the invitation from soon. I also invited tapiapi, hope more of you could write & post to make this blog more interesting :)

If this invitation can work, I shall invite more to join us in the future. Of course I'll be selective because some subjects & jpg will be more appropriate sending email to me directly :)instead of showing on this blog. Hope to see more than your cows soon :)

5:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Silamstar I did take up your invitation and went through the process to register myself. That was the easy part. I still have to figure out how to post images of xinjiang camels and horses in this blog - just to provide some diversion to take your mind of those philatelic gems you hoped to acquire but were narrowly beaten at the last minute.
I am not much of an NB collector apart from a very narrow interest in AM's and BMA's. Perhaps I should display some Sarawak materials... g-matang

8:50 PM  
Blogger silamstar said...

Hi g-matang,

You can go to the 'dashboard' to add your new post, you'll be able to write & 'add image' from there.

See your jpg soon !

1:56 PM  

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