Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Borneo Collector Likes Stamps and Standing in Line

The Borneo Post reports, "It was the trend of pen pal letter-writing in yesteryears that gave local antique collector Lucas Johnny a boost to continue with his hobby of collecting stamps since his childhood days. He started on stamps since he was seven years old in 1953 during his school days."

Lucas, shown above, is quoted as saying, "My interest to collect stamps actually started after I was encouraged by my primary school teacher and continued my hobby up to secondary school at Methodist School Sibu."

According to the article, "Currently, he is ‘sharing’ his stamp collection by holding an exhibition at Pustaka Miri which started on May 6 until end of this month. He explained that the hobby of stamp-collecting was a popular hobby back in the 1960s and 1970s."

"Meanwhile, Lucas is also involved in the effort to break the record for the longest philately line at Miri Civic Centre on May 25. The event, which part of the events to mark the 8th Miri City Day is organised by Pustaka Miri and Miri City Council (MCC). In order to be eligible for the Malaysia Book of Records (MBR), the philately line has to be more than 300 metres," the article goes on to say.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 8:00 AM