The first special Edition realted to uniquecollection lounching ceremony presented The founders story about the development of uniquecollections” I am the born collectors ”
I AM THE BORN COLLECTORS
by Dr.Iwan S. (Jakarta.feb.2010)
DURING THE EARLIEST AGE THREE YEARS
OLD LITTLE BOY FROM PADANG WEST
SUMATRA INDONESIA HAVE STARTING HIS
FIRST COLLECTION THATFOUND DURING
WALKING TO THE SCHOOL WITH HIS BROTHER
His brother and sister very angry because
too late arrive at school but very pity the
first uniquecollections the real fauna have
bite his hand and one small lamp have made
trouble because near swallow as the magic
man done , oh thank you mother you help
me to pull out that lamp.
IN 1965 THE PADANG BOY NOW AT GRADE THREE BASIC SCHOOL HE MET THE ITALIAN FATHER GANIZARO WWHO GAVE HIM A LOT OF USED STAMP ON FRAGMENT, THIS WAS HIS FIRST COLLECTIONS.
Every day he choose the beautiful stamps with his brother and sister, the bad stamps gave back to the catholic Father ,he didn’t understand phillatelist.
The beautiful stamps were arranged in the stamp collections book, he was proud with his collection.
One day his brother bring his collection to school, very pity the collection were stolen by his brither friend, he was very upset.
After one month his brother friend bring back his collections but he didn’t know some rare stamps
were lost after that his hobbies turn to sport “soccer”.
Everydays he play soccer with much older boy, his father didn’t like he always out from home.
His father buyed the Table tennis bats and nets,he used eating table to play table tennis(pingpong).
Many his brother friend came to his home to play
with him but noone could win, he always the winner.
IN 1957 DURING THE LAST GRADE OF BASIC SCHOOL
HE JOINT THE TABLE TENNIS REGIONAL GAMES, BUT THE MANAGER OF THAT CONTEST SAID YOU ARE
TWO YOUNG TO JOINT THAT CONTEST, HE BAG
MANY TIMES AT LEAST HE COULD JOINT THE GAMES,VERY WONDERFUL HE WIN THE TABLE
TENNIS MIDDLE SUMTRA GAMES AND PREPARED
TO JOINT INDONESIA NATIONAL SPORT GAMES II AT MAKASSAR AS THE YOUNGEST PLAYER , BUT HIS FATHER DIDN’T GAVE PERMISSION THO JOINT THATNATIONAL SPORT GAMES, HE WAS VERY UPSET.(ill no 2)
All his free time after the school were used to play table tennis and started playing Lawn tennis at his grandpa house. The stamps uniquecollection were developt with exchanged with his brother friend,
many rare Dai Nippon occupation stamp were
changed because the overprint to badl with the
beautiful design stamps from helvetia(swiss) propatria(for Nation) and pro juventute(children) fund , the stamps still exist now and the brother friend now became the Catholic Jesuit Father at Jakarta.(He didn’t remember when met him in 2007).
BETWEEN 1959 UNTIL 1963 DURING MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL HE VERY BUSY WITH SPORT GAMES AND BECAME THE CHAMPION OF TABLE TENNIS AND LAWN TENNIS OF WEST SUMATRA, BUT AFTER JOINED MEDICINE UNIVERSITY BETWEEN 1964-1970 HE WERE CONSENTRATION WITH HIS STUDY ALL HOBIES WERE STOP AT ALL.
IN 1971 DURING MEDICINE PARCTISE (SENIOR CLERKSHIP) AT CIPTOMANGOEKUSUMO HOPITAL JAKARTA(RSCM) EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING STAYED AT HIS UNCLE(in memoriam A.R.Abdisa) HOUSE JAKARTA , HE MUST STAYED THERE BECAUSE HIS FATHER AFRAID HE DIDN’T JOINT THE CATHOLIC SUNDAY CEREMONY.
DURING STAYED AT HIS UNCLE HOUSE, THE FISRT TIME HE KNOW PHILLATELY LEARN BY HIS UNCLE(PHILLATELIC INVESTOR, HIS COLLECTION STILL BELONG HIS SON MICHEL ABDISA,HE DIDN’T WANT TO SOLD)
After he know the prize of stamps from the Yvert catalogue given by his uncle, he starting to turn around Jakarta to seek the unique stamps based on the catalogue prized, he met in memoriam Tambi and inmemoriam chatib in the front of Pasarbaroe post office.
Everyday after back from medical practise he went to Pasar Baroe Post office, there he met many senior phillatelic traders like in memoriam Mr Oei Mangabesar street also his father at Padang , and from him he metv the biggest stamps trade “Mpek(uncle) Kok Sioe” he born without fingers, he keep the stamps with knive, from him he found many Singapore and other straits stamps that have input in his blog.
One day he met a protestan priest from Solo at Gunung Agung shop (still open now) when looking the prize of stamps sold there, he want to learn the market price of Indonesian stamps. The priest asked him to collect for him flora fauna thematic stamps, he should pay three times than the market prized in Jakarta, this is the first time he found fund to bought stamps. He coordinated the “Pemulung” and “Lapak” who collect all garbage from the Menteng House area, including vintage book, cover and stamps, also at the Surabaya Street area (now became antique shop flea markets).
All the collections found there became the basic of his uniquecollections .
Later he met senior Indonesia phillatelist like Dr Nelwan, Mr Tung Kim Tek , Haji Gazali, etc.
1972 After became the physician, he joined the Indonesia National Police with Basic WAMIL training at Panasan solo, and there he met the Protestan Priest, who bring him to his brother who have one coffer old stamps and I have bought some stamps because I have sold some of my unused dai Nippon occupation and Independent war collection that found at Padang from an old Indonesia postmaster Bukittingi technical school , he change my RIS and rIAU stamps with his double collection of Money order fragment from Sumatra during Dai Nippon occupation, this the very rare collections have made him the best collectors of West Sumatra war collection (1942-1949).
He started to contact the Dai Nippon Club Netherland Mr Ramkema cs to asked the informations and joint to write a postal history book , but not succeed.
IN 1976 WHEN VISIT BANDUNG , HE MET THE SENIOR PHILLATELIST TRADER “GO GO SHOP’ BRAGA STREET, AND HE SAW AN AUCTION CATALOGUE FROM V,ESBENSEN CANADA, HE OBEYED ME TO PHOTOCOPY THAT AUCTION CATALOGUE, AFTER THAT I HAVE CONTACT IN MEMORIAM MR V.ESBENSEN AND FROM HIM , HE HAVED FOUND ALL INFORMATION ABOUT INDONESIA POSTAL HISTORY, HE WRITE TO HIM ” WHAT YOU DONE WITH YOUR COLLECTION WILL BE THE VERY HIGH VALUE IN THE FUTURE IF YOUR COUNTRY MORE DEVELOPED.
All the information push him to hunting the vintage archives with postal and revenue history included all over Indonesia, he travel around Indonesia privatelly and during the official job, at the end after retired he travel around Asia and found all unique collection that put in his blog name uniquecollections blog.
Very pity in 1985 he sold some of his collection to the Dutch phillatelic expert Mr Bulterman and indonesian senior phillatelist Karel because he need money to study Master hospital administration and moved to Jakarta for his son and wife educations. Now his wife and the two son have succeed the finish their study and work in very best positions.
He prayed to thanks to god and mother Marry for what THEY GAVE TO HIM AND HIS FAMILY. He still in healthy condition now, many of his friend without hobbies were passed away after retired.
WHO IS HIM , EVERYBODY HAVE KNOW HIM, THE FOUNDER OF uniquecollection.wordspress.com Blog.
WHAT HAPPENDED AFTER HIS MASTER STUDIES ? YOU CAN READ AT INTRODUCTIONS OF HIS INFORMATIONS LIST IN THE BLOG.
THE ILLUSTRATION WILL PUT ONE BY ONE BECAUSE VERY DIFFICULT TO ARRAGED FROM HIS THOUSAND VINTAGE ARCHIVED, BE PATIENT PLEASE.
BYE-BYE , I hope you more closed to the founder of uniquecollection blog after look at his profile from the little boy until now.
If you have special story about your development collections please send via comment.
@Copyright Dr Iwan S.2010.