United Nations FDC 1989 Brunei

On 22nd September 1989, the United Nations issued this first day cover. I am not sure whether the UN only issued one first day cover for Brunei only on this day or whether the UN issued many other first day cover on the same day - all based on the nations' flags. This flag design is surprisingly the only flag design that any stamp, Brunei or otherwise has depicted. Not a single stamp issued by Brunei has the country's flag as its theme. That must be an oversight of sorts.

The first day cover also depicted the shape of the country and a picture of a person. Those actually are on a piece of silk attached to the front of the cover. The map of Brunei is clearly wrong - there is a land attachment between the four districts. Whoever it was that was assigned to do the map could not have believed that there is such a country completely cut off from its fourth part. So he decided to do a land attachment which was so nice of him and I am wondering since this is on an official United Nations first day cover, whether this could be used as a basis for you know what.

The second interesting thing is - who is that person? If it is meant to represent His Majesty, the artist was a very unskilled one. If it is meant to represent the then Brunei's Permanent UN Representative, I cannot recall who he was. Maybe someone can help me.

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Anonymous said…
Could be fake and forgery stamps. Check with the Postmaster General.

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