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
Hello fellow collectors,
Long time no see... but from now on I promise to update my blog more frequently! :)
Portugal win Euro 2016:
and Portuguese Postal Administration issued a s/s to commemorate this achievement!
This issue is already OUT OF STOCK! :(
Parabéns Portugal: Campeão da Europa 2016
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perhaps you will enjoy seeing this. From a large letter I received today. Very nice I think Michael www.cddstamps.com where you can fill some gaps in your collection at an affordable price please and enjoy looking http://cddstamps.com/bidstart-sales/
Hello, A Christmas stamp tonight, from Canada because I like it. And, it was another I found while sorting through some stock over the past few days. Issued in 1996, SG 1711, one of a set of three. Of course it reminds me how much I miss the snow. Not!!!! And, it also reminds me to tell you that I now have over 8000 lots in my Bidstart store including this and the others from the issue. I know I bore you telling you about my Bidstart store but how else am I to let you know, especially if you have some gaps in your collection that you want to fill. This last post for a few days I think as have a few busy evenings ahead then flying back to Sydney for Christmas. Will write from there and hopefully pick up the new Australia Christmas stamps while there. Maybe even the Christmas Island issue. Maybe even as a prize for Christmas :-) Best wishes to all and thanks for reading my blog this past year. Michael www.cddstamps.com and if you want to look at the Bidstart store offers just visit http://www.cddstamps.com/bidstart_store.htm and chose the country you are looking for.
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