cddstamps on stamps

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

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Hello, Today I was doing more sorting and I found these two. I only have the pale green copy listed in my catalogue – SG 64. Does anyone know if there is another shade / colour? 

Enjoy your stamps. Michael

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Hello, something from Australia again tonight as I was putting together a selection for a potential customer and while going through some stock I found this.   I do hope you enjoy seeing it. Not  that special really except it is imperf and that always adds interest I think.

SG MS 662 with two of the stamps from the issue of 4  (SG 660  top stamp, showing Charles Kingsford Smith and his Fokker F311a/3m, Southern Cross, and SG 661 below with Charles Ulm

Collectible and nice to have in an aviation collection I think, even if the date of use was 36 years after it was issued. Look carefully!  Just goes to show the value was in postage rather than a collection.

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy your stamps.


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Hello, I have been thinking about what to write about and show you and then I saw these two in my stock. Impossible to see the difference from the image, but there is a difference and if you collect Bermuda I would think it would be nice to have both in your collection. Not expensive either.

SG 140 for the left stamp with spelling Sandy's and SG 140a for the right stamp with the spelling Sandys.  Is it the name of the Point to the very left of the island. See image below

Apart form telling you these and plenty more nice Bermuda are now loaded in the cddstamps online store I wanted to share again how important it is to have a good catalogue so you can see if and when there are varieties like these.

If you collect Bermuda I am sure you are aware, if not just have a look next time  you see this stamp at the detail and which one you have.

Enjoy your stamps..  Michael

Friday, September 09, 2016

Hello everyone, TGIF, it has been a busy week and while looking through some boxes I found this cover with Miniature Sheet. I hope you like it.  It made me think that in a few days time the 2016 Autumn Stampex will open in London (14th to 17th of September)

I wish I could be there but it is just a bit too far (14 hours plus, flight) at the moment.  Any of my readers going?  I hope you really enjoy it.

Just FYI, my week has had some philatelic activity - if you look at the new online store you will see nearly 23,000 lots for sale. Never been a better time to fill a few gaps in your collection, now with over 9,000 GB listings:  with plenty of choices for quality and postmarks wherever I can.

Relax over the weekend for an hour and browse me at cddstamps, at

Have a great weekend   Michael with an updated page here to help you.

Monday, September 05, 2016

Hello everyone, another beautiful GB stamp today. SG 478 from the 1939 - 48 High Value George VI issue.

Since my last post when I commented that my new online store at Hipstamp would be for Great Britain only things have changed a bit. No sooner had I said that than I got an email saying that all Bidstart items would be moved to and that eventually Bidstart would be replaced by the new Hipstamp platform.

No problem as I think the new Hipstamp platform is looking very good. You certainly get a very clear and large image of the stamp(s) you are viewing.

Having said that I can now announce that cddstamps has 22,500 listings in our Hipstamp store. some 9000 GB alone. So much opportunity to fill a few gaps in your collection. And, I realise,  with the GB / USA exchange rate being so bad (for me) but good for you the prices are very competitive, and even more so on my recent listings which are priced on the current exchange rates.

Have a look, at cddstamps at, or just click here    If you need a copy of this high value  I have quite a few for sale, from good used to spacefillers with heavy parcel cancels - priced to suit all budgets I hope.

best wishes    Michael

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Hello, I hope everyone is well and enjoying their stamps.

Just one to show tonight as I like this high value Machin issue from the 1977+ issue. SG 1026e  which was actually issued as an additional value,to the original set, in 1986.

Apart from hoping you will enjoy seeing it I would like to promote this and others from the issue.   I reached 4000 listings in my new Online Store today - my Hipstamp store for cddstamps.  this is the URL to go direct to the store  or just click here   cddstamps Hipstamp Store

This new cddstamps store only stocks Great Britain so if you have a few gaps in your collection please  have a look. More stock will be loaded over the coming days and weeks.

have a great day.. Michael

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Hello and welcome to the blog. I do hope you enjoy seeing this stamp above, A nice Mint block of 4.

SG 619 from the 1960 Tercentenary of Establishment of General Letter Office issue.  Nothing too spectacular about it, although it is a nice design I think, but sadly it does not have the flaw shown below.

The reason I am showing it is to remind readers  how worthwhile it could be to have a good catalogue so you know that a flaw like this exists and can check for it.

I am currently sorting lots of old stock - and listing them in my NEW ONLINE STORE - yes this is the announcement of the Store - only stamps of  Great Britain are being listed -  and while the flaw variety will not be listed, nearly 4000 other GB stamps will be - I expect to hit the 4000 mark by the end of the month, as I write I am at 3700.

Have a look and enjoy the selection, the prices revised to reflect the low GB  / USA exchange, and a lower postal rate to entice sales.

My new Store just for Great Britain is at Hipstamp.    I am cddstamps there and you can find me from this  direct link  I will be listing more as the weeks go by and if you cannot find what you want, then either visit the Bidstart Store or email me at

Have a great philatelic weekend ... Enjoy your stamps... Michael

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