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‘Early bird’ get their stamps

Lyna Mohamad

Avid stamp collectors dropped by the post office as early as 8am on Tuesday to buy commemorative stamps and first-day covers (FDCs) marking the Department of Electrical Services’ (DES) 100th anniversary.

Familiar faces were seen at the sales counters, collecting their purchases placed by calling the post office in advance or have made online booking via scanning the QR code.

The commemorative stamps and FDCs are available at BND4.45 for an FDC with stamps; 45 cents for an FDC without stamps; BND1 for a stamp piece; BND4 for a set of four stamps; and BND24 for a set of a 24-piece stamp sheet.

The stamps and FDC, issued by the Department of Postal Services (JPP), is the DES’ initiative to commemorate its establishment since 1921.

The designs were prepared by the DES, while the texts were prepared by the department with the Ministry of Energy.

The JPP took precautionary measures during the sale by implementing social distancing measures and providing contactless services.

ABOVE & BELOW: A customer receiving his purchase at the sales counter of a post office; and a woman looking at the commemorative stamps and first-day covers