Today in Postal History

Malaysia FDC to Kenya
October 3, 1963

Second national issue for use throughout the Malaysian Federation.
In honor of the Fourth World Orchid Conference (SG 4/5)
6s and 25s.

Malaysia is home to many of the unusual orchid species which lead to Orchid Fever*.

Addressed to Rt. Hon. Malcolm MacDonald, King's House,
Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa.

MacDonald, son of Great Britain's PM Ramsay MacDonald, was
High Commisioner or Governor General in both Kenya and Malaysia.
(He also may have been a stamp collector. . .)

* reviews are worth a read if you like books.


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