cddstamps on stamps

my thoughts on stamps, stamp collecting, philately in general and maybe a few other topics !

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Hello, today here in the UK the Gruffalo stamps were issued. Thought you might like to see them if you have not already.

So many people I speak to like them. But then none are stamp collectors, and many are buying for children. The presentation pack has a snakes and ladders board game included.

You certainly won't find many postally used I would think, especially a full strip of three.

Enjoy your stamps. Michael cddstamps.com

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Not one of my favourites, to see some real stamps please visit cddstamps.com

I will be away in UK for next 3 weeks. Will try to write. be back late October. The store will still be open so please enjoy looking at some stamps I think you would enjoy having in your collection. :-)

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best wishes Michael

Friday, September 27, 2019

Hello, well the weekend is here. How good is that, and for your enjoyment we hope, please note we have loaded 357 new Barbados listings in the online store at https://hipstamp.com/store/cddstamps covering 1852 to 1938. What are you doing this weekend? 😀 We would be most happy if you visited us. http://cddstamps.com

Enjoy the weekend and enjoy your stamps. Michael

Friday, September 13, 2019

It is Friday 13th. Some may not have even noticed. Others may be freaking out with paraskevidekatriaphobia yep that is what is called the phobia of Friday 13th.

I am just thinking of stamps, boring as I am :-) Found this one for you. Perhaps not scary enough!

Have a great day and an even better weekend

Michael cddstamps.com ........ where you might just make your weekend even better buy filling some gaps in your collection from here.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Hello, some things take time don't they; sorting some of my Hong Kong from my years living there is one of them. But I finally did and now I have them listed in the online store.

A chance to improve your Hong Kong collection or just enjoy looking by clicking this link.

and, I even had to update the advertising copy as we finally have over 39,000 listings in the store. That doesn't mean we are not selling. Far from it September so far has been very good, I think it shows that if we offer the selection you can successfully add to your collection. Thanks for keeping us so busy. Enjoy your philately .... Michael cddstamps.com

Thursday, September 05, 2019

Hello, I had an interesting email from a collector colleague this week and it inspired me to tell you about this stamp. Just in case you don't know of course.

This was from the 1938 Presidential issue SG 799 (Scott 803) This is an interesting stamp because firstly, there was no postal mail value on its own of ½c when it was issued so it was used as a make up value stamp, and secondly, Benjamin Franklin was not a US President. A fun trivia question that one, "what US President's issue stamp features someone who was not a President? Actually there was one other person,namely Martha Washington. There was also a third stamp that did not show a President and that was the 4½c value because it showed the White House.

Learning from stamps. So fulfilling. Oh one other piece of trivia, do you know how many of the ½c value were issued? Must be a competition there for readers. Send me an answer over the weekend and I will find some stamps to send for free to whoever gets the closest. email me at cddstamps@gmail.com and please include your mailing address if you want to win.

Have a great philatelic weekend Michael cddstamps.com

Sunday, September 01, 2019

Hello, for those of you who collect North Borneo I thought I would show a couple of stamps for you.
This is SG 158 SC# 136 Mint Hinged with the Chocolate Brown shade and with perf 13½ x 14
This is the Apple Green shade, SG 168 SC# 142 also Mint Hinged with perf 13½ x 14 There are many more in the cddstamps online store. We hope you can visit us and enjoy looking around. Best wishes and enjoy your stamps Michael cddstamps.com

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