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
This is from the 1997 Fauna and Flora series showing various images of the Kakadu Wetlands. Lovely issue. Hope you enjoy seeing this $10 stamp which has reflective gold coloured inking of the word Australia and the $ value. They is why it looks black in the scan.
I found these and some other nice earlier issues when I was putting stamps on the orders I will be mailing from Australia later this week. I will be mailing orders from Sydney as it will ensure faster mail delivery time - especially for Australia and New Zealand customers.
Only three full days before I fly out, so if you want maybe this stamp used on a letter, and a free perforation guage - my special is free gauge with orders over $5 and I have 2 left I should add, then get your order in soon. Visit the online store here https://www.hipstamp.com/store/cddstamps And in case you did not know - The Kakadu Wetlands are in the Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territories. The Park covers an area of just over 19,000 square kilometres – that is the size of Slovenia for example, or half the size of Switzerland. A really amazing place. Enjoy your stamps Michael cddstamps.com
Hello, I thought I would show this stunning copy of SG 77 - the 1953 Coronation issue from Southern Rhodesia.
It is Mint never hinged and has lovely colour and excellent centering, I think you might agree.
We have just loaded another 260 Southern Rhodesia (Mint never hinged, Mint Hinged, perforation varieties, blocks) to the cddstamps online store HERE
and this is a great time to fill some gaps your Southern Rhodesia collection as there are many new listings
Also to let you know we will be visiting Sydney Australia from 16th June to 20th June. This gives us the opportunity to mail orders from there.
For Australia and New Zealand customers it will mean very much faster mail delivery. For other overseas customers it should also give a faster delivery.
And, we have been clearing some boxes and found the last 13 perforation gauges in stock and will include a free gauge with the first 13 orders with total value over USD $5
This offer lasts until all perf gauges are gone or until the evening (my time) on 14th June. I hope that gives you time to look through the store and find some GB and British Commonwealth (mostly pre 1970 Brit Comm) stamps to help you fill a few more gaps in your collection.
Oh, and I will use nice older Australia commemorative stamps on the mailing.
Best wishes enjoy your collecting Michael cddstamps.com https://www.hipstamp.com/store/cddstamps
Having just spent 8 hours flying Sydney Manila (about 6200 miles) I thought I would put the journey time into perspective and show this cover for the flight from Manila to San Francisco (8200 miles) which was with stops at Guam, Wake Island, Midway Island and Honolulu before reaching San Francisco, a journey time of about 6 days and with 60 hours flying time or there abouts, compared to about 12 hours today, in one flight. This was Pan Am’s Martin M-130 flying boat, better known as the China Clipper. The cover shows the special stamps issued by the Philippines Post Office; the 10c Fort Santiago stamp and the 30c Blood Compact issue with overprint PI – US Initial Flight December 1935. There was a special cachet, as shown on the left hand side of the cover, for mail carried on the flight from Manila to San Francisco, and this was on 74,719 pieces of mail. Enjoy your flying and your stamps. Michael cddstamps.com