STAMPS OF THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH

Postage stamps are more than just currency denominated pieces of paper pasted on letters, envelopes and parcels, showing that transportation charges have been paid.

What is a postage stamp? It is a small adhesive piece of paper of specified value issued by a national Post Office to be affixed to a letter or parcel to indicate the amount of postage paid.

A schoolmaster from England, Sir Rowland Hill invented the adhesive postage stamp in 1837, an act for which he was knighted. Through his efforts, the first stamp in the world was issued in England in 1840. Roland Hill also created the first uniform postage rates that were based on weight rather than size.

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II

Below is a sampling of part of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II stamp collection from over 50 years ago. FOR SALE.

TERRIER DOG FIGURINE FOR SALE

Lovable, always.

Beautiful companion figurine. The dog looks real. Fur looks real, too

Very good condition.

RM100.00 (Free shipping in Malaysia) Can bank in payment direct to Maybank Acc: 114299048159
US$25.00 (Excluding shipping out of Malaysia)

TERRIER DOG FIGURINE

Beautiful companion figurine. The dog looks real. Fur looks real, too

$25.00

The underneath of the figurine
12 inches tall

KFC COLONEL SANDERS AROUND THE WORLD VERY LIMITED EDITION FROM 1999: For Sale

KFC Colonel Sanders Around The World Limited Very Edition from 1999.

Complete Set Of 19 Figures.
House In Good Condition
Pictures as per Displayed Figures.
Will Get 19 Figures In Original Packing From Private Collection.
Well Protected.
Very Rare In The Market.
All Photos Posted In This Advertisement Is The Actual Item.
What You See What You Get.
The Price is Negotiable For Serious Buyer Only.

Like new: A brand-new, unused, undamaged item (including handmade items)(except for the red frayed string).

Type of Advertising: Figures.
Modified Item: No.
Country/Region of Manufacture: Malaysia.
Theme: Restaurants & Fast Food.
Original/Reproduction: Original: Date of Creation: 1999.
Color: Multi-color.
Brand: KFC.
KFC Colonel Sanders Around The World Limited Edition from 1999. This is my absolute last personal set. Complete set of 19 figures.
House in good condition.
Total package weighs about 1.7 kg.

Price: US$170.00
RM500.00

Excluding shipping.

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KFC COLONEL SANDERS AROUND THE WORLD VERY LIMITED EDITION FROM 1999

Complete Set Of 19 Figures. House In Good Condition Pictures as per Displayed Figures. Will Get 19 Figures In Original Packing From Private Collection. Well Protected. Very Rare In The Market. All Photos Posted In This Advertisement Is The Actual Item. What You See What You Get.

$170.00

FERRARI FASHION ACCESSORIES

Ferrari is now one of the top two teams in Formula 1 2022.

FERRARI SCARF
Top quality material
Length 51cm long including trellis
45cm long excluding the trellis
This was purchased at one of the Formula 1 Grand Prix
US$30.00 (excluding shipping)

FERRARI SCARF

top quality material Length 51cm long including trellis 45cm long excluding the trellis

$30.00

or

Price in Malaysia, RM100.00 (including free shipping in Malaysia only)
You can choose to make payment via:
MAYBANK
Alan Ian Atkinson
Account Number: 114299048159


email to: alan@leatherpotato.com your
1) payment receipt
2) name
3) address
4) contact telephone #

51cm long with trellis

45cm long without trellis

FERRARI LEATHER & BRAIDED BELT
Beautiful, Ferrari red leather and braided belt. MADE IN ITALY
Purchased at the Ferrari specialized store in Milan, Italy.
Size: L
US$130.00 (excluding shipping)

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FERRARI LEATHER & BRAIDED BELT

Beautiful, Ferrari red leather and braided belt. MADE IN ITALY

$130.00

or

Price in Malaysia, RM500.00 (including free shipping in Malaysia only)
You can choose to make payment via:
MAYBANK
Alan Ian Atkinson
Account Number: 114299048159


email to: alan@leatherpotato.com your
1) payment receipt
2) name
3) address
4) contact telephone #

“Made In Italy” on Italian leather

MEN AT WORK “CARGO”: For Sale

MEN AT WORK, one of the best, if not the best Australian groups of the 1980s.

Their album, “Cargo” showpieces many of their great songs like “Overkill”, “High Wire”, “Upstairs In My House”; and many more.

This album was released in 1982. I have had this album for almost 40 years.

Vinyl album.

Reason for selling is that I don’t have a turntable any longer.

RM240
Payment in Malaysia – You can bank in payment to :
Maybank Account:
Alan Ian Atkinson
114299048159

MEN AT WORK “CARGO”: FOR SALE

MEN AT WORK: One of the best, if not the best Australian singing group of the ’80s. Hits include, Overkill, Upstairs in my House, High Wire; amongst many more… Shipping within Malaysia is free.

$58.85

The date “May 1983”, is the date I purchased this album. This is probably the first production series.

Men At Work- Dr. Heckyll & Mr. Jive

SAMSUNG GALAXY FIT2: For Sale

Sold: June 13, 2022

Samsung has always been reliable for their Smartband health tracker watches. This is a beautiful, ultra lightweight “On Board Computer(OBC)” fitness companion.

Selling market price.
RM130.00

Contact me: alan@leatherpotato.com

Brand New. Box is unopened.

Box is unopened.

Specifications

  • Size (Main Display)1.1″ (27.8mm) AMOLED screen with 450nits brightness
  • Up to 21days of battery life
  • 5Automatic workout and up to 90 of workout pre setting
  • Weight21 g
  • Bluetooth VersionBluetooth v5.1
  • SensorsAccelerometer,Gyro Sensor,Optical Heart Rate Sensor
  • Notification TypeVibrate
  • Dimension (HxWxD)46.6 x 18.6 x 11.1 mm
  • Colour: Black

HOT WHEELS: THE COLLECTOR’S CASE – For Sale

Hot Wheels
1) The first Hot Wheels car that was produced was a dark blue custom Camaro in 1968.
2) Mattel has sold more than 6 billion Hot Wheels cars since then.
3) The most anyone has ever paid for a Hot Wheels car was more than $150,000. One wealthy fan paid that price at auction for a pink Beach Bomb model that is extremely rare because only two were produced.

58 Thunderbird. Red, chrome base, gray int., tinted windows, maroon and silver design w/Hot Wheels logo on sides, Malaysia (2004)

Nitro Scorcher, Malaysia
Formul8r, Malaysia
’56 Ford, Malaysia (1999)
1186 MJ, 1, NL; Malaysia (2014)

Suzuki SSX/R-4, Malaysia (2003)

Cool One, China (2004)

Robo Zoo, 1983 (Malaysia)

Boulevard Bucaneers, China

Pony-Up, Malaysia (2001)

Corvette Stingray, Malaysia (1979)

Notice the blue roll cage?

Chrysler 300C, Malaysia (2005)

Dodge Pan Pick-up, Malaysia

Rivited, Malaysia

’57 Chevy, white, red tinted windows, bonnet (hood opens), chrome base, red rims, Malaysia (2003)

The case closed

This set of 15 vehicles is for sale: US$48.00 (excluding shipping)
RM160.00 (excluding shipping)

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Hot Wheels: The Collector’s Case

HOT WHEELS: The Collectors Case Includes, ’58 Thunderbird, Rivited, Boulevard Bucanners and more. 15 vehicles

$48.00

Price in Malaysia, RM160.00 (excluding shipping)
You can choose to make payment via:
MAYBANK
Alan Ian Atkinson
Account Number: 114299048159
email to: alan@leatherpotato.com
your
1) payment receipt
2) name
3) address
4) contact telephone #

BMW 507 (1956) scale1:18 : FOR SALE

Sold: June 01, 2022

A car that definitely won’t go un-noticed if you were seen in one today – BMW 507.

This beautiful, beautiful example of motor sporting luxury, started it’s very short career (1956 -1959) with the hopes of reviving BMW’s sporting image. BMW had the intention of pricing it at $5,000, much lower than the Mercedes Benz 300SL.

By the time it got off the production lines and into sales showrooms; it’s sales prices was too expensive – far more expensive than the 300SL. It almost bankrupted BMW.

Though it was considered a sports car, this 3.2l engine was supposed to deliver a top speed of 135mph but could only muster up 125mph.

Only 256 were built. Among the famous celebrities that owned one of these fine desirables was Elvis Presley.

Drivemag.com

It looks like the 507 aged with grace. It has become more sexier and desirable. It was reported that one of these from the 256 that were built, auctioned off for $5 million. (4)

This scale 1:18 diecast model is for sale.
Still in its box on its platform mount. Comes with its rooftop (in the box).
I purchased this in Perth, Western Australia in 2005. Condition is 10/10.
Colour: Blue
Price: US$130.00 (excluding shipping)
RM400.00 (excluding shipping) Malaysia

BMW 507 (1956) 1:18

This scale 1:18 diecast model is for sale. Still in its box on its platform mount. Comes with its rooftop (in the box). Color: Blue Condition 10/10 Mounted on stand. In the box.

$130.00

Price in Malaysia, RM400.00 (excluding shipping)
You can choose to make payment via:
MAYBANK
Alan Ian Atkinson
Account Number: 114299048159
email to: alan@leatherpotato.com your
1) payment receipt
2) name
3) address
4) contact telephone #

ONE BIG, BRIGHT STAR, SHINING…

It’s Christmas time again… slightly less than three weeks. The shopping malls are crowded and businesses will be thriving again. The Mid-Valley Megamall in Kuala Lumpur (1) was no exception yesterday. Crowded. Christmas decorations everywhere, with huge themed displays in the Concourse and North and South courts (that is what they are named)… Many of the shops and stores were decked with Christmas decorations, too.

The Magic of a Smile, Zaltro 23, Pinero

Lots of purchases, were made, everywhere. I think people have come out to feel and experience the festivities after being locked in by the pandemic for almost two years. They have reason to smile again.

Christmas is way more than shopping or being with the crowds of the hustle and bustle of activities.

For Christians the world over, Christmas is the birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas is about family; Christmas is about friends.

Hey! I am supposed to be writing this story about this long lost friend, Sharon; now found after more than 35 years, who lives in Germany presently. We connected over the past few days through Whatsapp. Loraine, her sister, was right – Sharon is a live wire! So, it seems I have veered off to Christmas. What is happening now is I am writing two articles at the same time. Haha.

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Jeannie and I visited my mum and dad at their home in Klang last evening, as we usually do at least once a week. In the course of our conversation about Christmas this year, Jeannie volunteered to put up the Christmas tree and some decorations. My mum straight away said that dad did not want any decorations up this year. Dad added in saying, “It is a period of mourning that they want to observe for the passing of Jennifer and Nigel.”

Jeannie and I totally understand mum’s and dad’s wishes. We respect their wishes, too. They expect us to celebrate Christmas in our homes as usual. My siblings and I will still gather at their home in Klang for Christmas dinner as it has been tradition for years and years. And years (stronger emphasis).

Jennifer and Nigel pulled out all stops when it came to decorating their homes. It is safe to say that they usually started putting up decorations at least one and a half months before Christmas. Nothing was done haphazardly. They planned. They had themes!

A few years back, Nigel decked his house with enough Christmas lights, so brightly lit up; that it could be seen from outer space. His decorated house acted as a beacon of light like a lighthouse for spaceships travelling. Captain James T. Kirk of Starfleet Enterprise; told pilot, Sulu; to set course for the Enterprise, using Nigel’s lighted house as an anchor light; to travel to a new frontier where no man has travelled before.

Now, heaven is no longer the same with the both of them there. No longer on lofty, soft white clouds, only playing harps. Imagine heaven all decked up for Christmas – colourful decorations (yes, themed) with hundreds of millions of lights (LED of course, environmentally friendly). The Man is gonna have one heck-of-a electricity bill.

I know it is a bit early for Christmas. A few days ago, when my good friend, Richard Kok; joined us for lunch, we, as usual; talked about a variety of topics. We shared many ideas and views on these topics. I thought many of them could be used in my upcoming and future articles. By the next day, I forgot most of what we discussed about. I will have to get Richard to come over again to jog my memory.

While at Mid-Valley Megamall; I bought myself a Christmas present: the Thronmax Mdrill One kit. I like its versatility in recording applications.I see this Christmas gift to myself 😉 as useful.

So, I thought the best way of remembering is to record our discussion. Thinking bigger, I could explore a plan to have a podcast channel. I was toying with the idea of stating this middle of last year. Somehow, it remained just a strong idea, only.

This can also lead to exploring an idea of growing my YouTube Channel.

A Christmas present for work…

I stopped by at the artificial intelligence shop. Lots of seemingly cool gadgets… Nah! I’ll rely on real intelligence…mine! For now.

As we were coming back into Subang Jaya; there was one big, bright star, shining…

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The Christmas star. A conjunction between Saturn and Venus in 2016. | NURPHOTO/NURPHOTO VIA GETTY IMAGES

NOTES:

  1. Kuala Lumpur – capital of Malaysia