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First Day Covers from the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Series, 1977

Brunei


Queen Elizabeth II 1977 Silver Jubilee postage stamps

    Located in northwest Borneo on the South China Sea, Brunei declined membership in Malaysia because she did not want to lose her cultural identity in the midst of a big new nation. All Brunei's recent history is summed up in the one magic word: "oil". The earth's black treasure has built new schools and hospitals, highways and mosques, in this venerable British-protected sultanate. Here the oilman's hard hat has become a status symbol. Workers are reluctant to shed them, even when fishing on Seria's beaches.

    Brunei's Silver Jubilee First Day Cover was postmarked on June 7, 1977, at Brunei's capital and major port, Bandar Seri Begawan.

Brunei First Day Cover from the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Series, 1977



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