On the 12th and 13th of March, 2011, the Philatelic Society of Malaysia organised a stamp fair at the Petaling Jaya Community Library. Stamp dealers from many parts of Malaysia came to sell postage stamps and other related goods. Apart from buying stamps, you can walk over to the center of the hall where some stamps were being displayed or submit your name to the counter in front of the entrance to join the lucky draw.
My family and I went to the stamp fair on both days. We bought lots of stamps from a wonderful gentleman, Uncle Haji Mohamed Abdullah from Penang. The best part of dealing with him is that he knows the history of the stamps he sells and he’ll be glad to tell you all about them. My little brother enjoyed walking from table to table looking at the different stamps sold. While waiting for the rest of us to choose our stamps, he went to see the exhibited stamps and joined the lucky draw. Alhamdulillah, he won a the ‘Lifestyle of the Aboriginal People of Malaysia’ First Day Cover and the ‘Aquatic Plants’ presentation pack. All of us tried our luck the next day, and this time my dad won a key chain while my younger sister, Aeshah won a mug.
I believe that going to a stamp fair is one of the best ways to meet other stamp collectors and to learn more about stamps. We can also buy those wonderful stamps to expand our collections as well as to look for a particular stamp that we need to complete its set. I hope that we would be able to go to the next stamp fair which would be held in June.