Name: 61st Independence Day
Date of Issue: 04 January 2009
On 4 January 1948, the nation became an independent republic, named the Union of Burma, with Sao Shwe Thaik as its first President and U Nu as its first Prime Minister. Unlike most other former British colonies and overseas territories, it did not become a member of the Commonwealth. A bicameral parliament was formed, consisting of a Chamber of Deputies and a Chamber of Nationalities.
Comment: This is my first real posted FDC from Myanmar, they did not issue official FDC for this set except a special cancellation. You should study its special numeral, and then you can understand this set was issued on 4th January 2009. The local dated postmark is not very clear, and I also do not understand its meaning. It is a very mysterious FDC in my collection.
Sunday, February 1, 2009