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STAMPS ON STAMPS COLLECTORS CLUB (SOSCC)
AMERICAN TOPICAL ASSOCIATION UNIT
AMERICAN PHILATELIC SOCIETY AFFILIATE NO. 127
THE WORLD'S FINEST STAMPS CAN
The information on this site was last updated on June 19th, 2022
1967 was the year I started collecting Stamps on Stamps, and I bought a set of the three Malaysia Centenary stamps from the Minkus shop in Gimbel's Department Store as soon as they were available. I lreally liked the colorful, odd-shaped stamps with their "then and now" SoS.
Some weeks later, I was visiting another dealer's shop in Manhattan, and he mentioned he had just gotten his supply of the issue. Before I could say I already had it, he pulled out his half-sheets, and I was delighted to see that they showed the stamps were printed tete-beche, which I had not been aware of before. He said to buy pairs, but I went with upper left corner blocks of four which showed the unusual layout much better than two.
Years later, I started to acquire the reproduced stamps to add to my collection, and sought out the 1867 Straits Settlements and Malaysia 1965 bird stamps. It took almost a year, with buys from three sources.
I found out that first day covers were created in most of the major cities of Malaysia and now have seven different such cancels-- I'm showing three.
I like to add a piece or two of commercial mail with SoS to my collections when I can find them, and especially if they show foreign destinations, so I was happy to add the two in my last scan.
This issue was one of my earliest SoS acquisitions, but its pages are an example of the growth of my collection thru the years.
I hope you enjoyed seeing them, and it gave you some impetus to expand your own collection.
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