cddstamps on stamps

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

Friday, November 27, 2015

Hello, TGIF.  What a wonderful feeling!   Just one more Hong Kong cover tonight. I think this is interesting because apart from this issue I am not aware of any other stamps issued by Hong Kong that are triangular. Maybe readers can educate me.

Anyway this is also interesting (to me anyway) because it is from the Museums and Libraries issue of 2000 yet it is cancelled 2001. As I do not have issue details I can only assume this value was issued  some 14 months after the initial issue in March 2000. Forgive my ignorance.

Hope you enjoy seeing it.

Have a great weekend.


Thursday, November 26, 2015

Tonight a lovely FDC I picked up last weekend at the Stamp exhibition here in Hong Kong. Rather nice I think. Issued in June 1994 showing 4 major festivals we celebrate here in Hong Kong.

I hope you enjoy seeing this


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Hi, hope you enjoy seeing this. A cover I found at the Stamp Exhibition here in Hong Kong last weekend. First time I have seen these.

Nice pick up I thought especially as it has no rust on it as so many older covers do.

What is really interesting though, look carefully at what the stamps show. A perforation gauge, a pair of tweezers, a magnifying glass and a watermark detector.  I am giving away the first three in my Christmas Crossword competition.  I will have to search for watermark detectors next to add to the cddstamps line of products!!!  And, the first winner will now get this cover as an additional prize.

Anyway, hope you enjoyed seeing this and doing the Crossword perhaps.  email me at for details if you are a new reader

Best wishes.. have a great philatelic day.... Michael

Monday, November 23, 2015

With just 31 days to Christmas cddstamps is offering a few Christmas present opportunities to all customers. and, as a special, only to readers of this blog, the above will be included to the  first order received, it is from the 31st Asian International Stamp Exhibition and will be sent to blog reader customer placing the first order.  Just send me an email after you make your order and tell me you read about the special on the blog

No matter how big or small your order from the cddstamps stores at Bidstart here (pay by Paypal) or Stanley Gibbons Marketplace here (pay by Credit Card) you will receive a Christmas gift included with your order.

It may be a pair of cddstamps tweezers, or a perforation gauge (both the same as used by cddstamps) or a miniature sheet. And only for readers of the Blog. If you prefer a perforation gauge, to the tweezers or the MS  just email me and tell me your preference

Treat yourself for Christmas from the cddstamps stores. Fill a few gaps in your collection at competitive prices with the quality you expect.

cddstamps range of GB and many British Commonwealth country issues has  really increased over the past months. A few notable additions to the stock is a good range of Edward VII, GV, GV1 and pre 1970 QEII issues from Australia, Barbados, British East Africa, Ceylon, Cyprus, Canada, Fiji, Hong Kong, KUT, New Zealand and the Rhodesia’s. You will also find many perforation, watermark and other varieties. Just the examples that maybe gaps in your collection. All listed by SG number.
Our GB stock also includes plenty of QEII material, including Edward VII through to modern QEII Commemoratives, Machins, Security Machins, and many watermark variations.

cdddstamps appreciates there are many quality sellers to chose from but please try us just once and see for yourself why we are proud of the fact we get so many repeat customers.  We aim to mail orders with 24 hours, always provide quality packing and always identify the stamps you buy.

Merry Christmas to all readers and customers who celebrate this time of year.  And, if you do not celebrate it, treat yourself anyway.  Best wishes…  Michael   cddstamps   Hong Kong 

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Hi, hope you all had a lovely weekend. I certainly did as I enjoyed going to the 31st Asian International Stamp exhibition here in Hong Kong. I got this, as well as the Union Flag Collectors Strip.  I really like this one. I think Royal Mail have done a nice design with this one.  Both were printed off machines 8 and 9. I have a spare set of both if anyone wants to add them to their collection. email me for details at First in first served.

I also have a few extra treats I bought and some I will use as giveaways over the coming weeks as Christmas present to readers.

Best wishes...Michael

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Hello, I got my first Christmas card today. How nice. thank you to the sender, some lovely stamps. Very thoughtful of you. And look, no postage


Saturday, November 14, 2015

Hello, I was sorting out the study today and came across these in Presentation Pack 46, the Souvenir Book.

I have both a Mint Unhinged set and a Souvenir Book with the stamps. The Book has a few marks but the stamps are in good MUH condition. If anyone would like these just email me at

First email will get the Booklet, cat £4.00 and the second will get the two stamps above Cat for the set at £1.50.

Issue on November 20th 1972 to mark the 25th Wedding Anniversary   In a few days time that will be the 68th Wedding Anniversary.

Best wishes....Michael

PS don't forget the Christmas Crossword Competition. Entries already arriving so I know it is not that difficult. See previous post for details and the Crossword, or write to me and I will send you a copy of it.

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