*RARE* Malaysia KLIA Commemorative Cover First Day of Issue 1998 Stamp & Pewter Edition 1998
A fusion of Malaysian culture and state-of-the-art technology, the Kuala Lumpur International Airport at Sepang will be the main international gateway to Malaysia beginning June 1998. To commemorate this historic event, Royal Selangor has captured this magnificent landmark in all its splendour through a specially designed Commemorative Cover. This special edition features one of the stamps from a series of exclusively designed stamps for the KLIA issue. The pewter cachet on the cover is a replica of the 30 sen stamp featuring the Tracked Transit System which is an automated people-mover shuttle. In the background is the mega-terminal with a parked aircraft. Pewter, a soft, lustrous metal, has been in existence for more than 3000 years. An alloy of tin, it played an important part in civilization as a medium of artistic expression. Exceeding other metals in ductility, pewter lends itself to beautiful shapes and forms. The design of the stamp has been finely sculptured and each pewter piece, measuring 0.2mm in thickness, has been flawlessly hand-finished. This Commemorative Cover is cancelled with the inauguration date of the KL International Airport, which is 27 June 1998.