Hello, just a short one tonight. Every now and then I come across a person who is really doing something positive for this wonderful hobby. This is Philatelovely and he has a store at Mostly I read him on Twitter at For new collectors and collectors ...
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Hello, just a short one tonight. Every...


Hello,  just a short one tonight.  Every now and then I come across a  person  who is really doing something positive for this wonderful hobby.   This is Philatelovely    and he has a store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/philatelovely   Mostly  I read him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Philatelovely

For new collectors and  collectors looking for something different to help build their collections this chap is doing something different and interesting and, what to me looks like something rewarding for collectors.    Have a look.    PS  there is nothing in this for me in telling you this. I just think when we see someone doing  goodness for philately it should be recognised.

Have a lovely day and stay safe  and don't forget you are always safe in our store    Michael cddstamps.com



    

Hello, We hope everyone is well. is...

 


Hello, We hope everyone is well. is it time to fill a few gaps in your collection? Treat yourself we look forward to welcoming you to our store.

FYI we are bundling orders for the USA and UK at the moment so we can ship via courier Fed Ex to dealer colleagues there who will then mail to customers using local mail services _ this will make deliveries of your orders much quicker. We are absorbing this additional cost until such time as international air and airmail services return closer to normal.


 We hope you don't let the corona virus stop you from visiting our store just copy this link https://www.hipstamp.com/store/cddstamps

have a great day Michael cddstamps

    

I have given some thought about writing ...

I have given some thought about writing this because some might think it a bit presumptuous of me. - I apologise if you think that, it is not meant that way at all. I just think it worth pointing out. I was listing some stamps for sale in the online shop. I thought I would see what other sellers were pricing the same stamps at. My price was competitive overall but a few undercut me rather a lot. Then I checked Shipping for those sellers. I got a bit of a shock: so high and with 10c, 15c 25c and even 50c for an extra stamp in the order. My price was very competitive when I read those shipping charges.
But it is not only about $ is it? It is about sense, isn't it!! Common sense, and up front openness in the first place. A recent customer bought 67 stamps. What a shock they would have got if they saw on check out, because they had not checked shipping, that they had another $33 to pay for shipping. That will never happen with cddstamps: fair asking price, one shipping charge, and free shipping on orders over $35. We look forward to welcoming new customers to cddstamps and from now until February 14th we are giving away a free pair of cddstamps tongs with every order. - your Valentine gift from us for enjoying cddstamps.





    

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Hello,   very short piece and one stamp. I am so lucky to have such knowledgeable readers.   One of whom has written to tell me that this stamp shows a LMS Coronation class  locomotive at Euston Station. You know who you are and a very big thank you to you.

 So there you go, Euston station can be found on a GB stamp.  I learnt something new today.   Stamps are so educational J

Michael  cddstamps.com 

    

British Bridges and stamp collecting 50 years on



Hello, Happy New Year to everyone. Yes it is now 2018. Seems amazing how the years pass by. I was thinking back 50 years  because I saw the stamps issued in April 1968  commemorating British Bridges. Rather nice stamps I think.  Certainly all with an interesting location being shown.
The 4d shows Tarr Steps in Exmoor Somerset.  The 9d stamps shows the Aberfeldy Bridge in Perth and Kinross in Scotland. This bridge is locally known as “Wade’s Bridge”.   On the 1s 6d stamp we see the Menai Bridge which connects the Isle of Anglesey with North Wales and finally, a more modern styled bridge is shown on the 1s 9d stamp. This is the M4 Viaduct which is more commonly known as the Chiswick flyover. 

All very collectible and back then 4 of the 15 new commemorative stamps that were issued in 1968. How times have changed. As I write this, Royal Mail have so far announced 18 new commemorative sets  (yes sets!) in the stamp issuing program for 2018, including a Post and Go issue in January.  This is before any Royal Wedding stamps and any other special issues they announce, which seems to be something they do these days.  

How many stamps will be issued in 2018 is not known yet but based on 2017, for example, we can expect to see, I would predict, around at least 120 stamps.    

I hope you are not swamped with new issues you cannot afford to buy simply because there are just too many of them for your budget.  A shame really; perhaps this new stamp issuing policy that we see across so many countries around the world is not helping philately, or is it?


Have a brilliant philatelic 2018, and a happy and healthy one as well.

Michael    cddstamps.com
    

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