cddstamps on stamps

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

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hello,    Yes, Northern Rhodesia tonight.  just this one stamp SG 88 VFU, catalogued in my SG 2013 Catalogue at £40 and it is now available in my Bidstart Store  from my website, along with more Northern Rhodesia. I just wish I had time to show you more but if you look in the Store and search "Northern" or "Rhodesia"  in the Search store For field you will find them.  Enjoy seeing them. Not easy to find I think.

This one stamp alone will get you my cddstamps customer Christmas present.  Enjoy

Best wishes.. Michael

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Hello,    Hope everyone is well.  The stamp above, SG 1022 from the 1977 Racket Sports issue,  is nothing too special but it was the only one that came to mind when I finally made the time to write and say hello.

It came to mind because I was at the Singapore WTA Finals on Friday evening watching Ana Ivanovic play Simona Halep. Really great game. very close and very exciting.

Ana's victory may not have been enough to qualify her for the semi-finals but it secured her a year end ranking of number 5.

Maybe this coming week I will find time for some stamps. Oh, one thing I have done is issue a very short November cddstamps Newsletter - next weekend I won't have time and it is something I think  you might enjoy reading in the weeks leading up to Christmas. For a copy just email me at

Best wishes
Michael   www.cddstamps.cocm

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hello, I have started, finally, preparing my GB Edward VII stock for listings in my Bidstart Store.

It will take me a while I am sure but I thought it would be nice to show an example of the material I have. I used to have this listed in my old version of the  website, but as  many of you may know I lost all the files and listings when the website was rebuilt. Time to rebuild over the coming month and into the new year.  I will try.

This is a fascinating era for stamp issues in my view. Many shades and varieties to keep you interested. Perhaps you will enjoy reading this link.

Enjoy your stamps and please don't forget if you want to fill a gap or two or more in your collection to visit  here. And do you know about my Customer Christmas present.  Please read previous posting for details. A pair of tweezers, the same as I use every day.

Best wishes.. Michael

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

what a lovely surprise today...... I received my Customer Christmas Present. That is, a present I give to my customers who spend US $15 or more, exclusive of postage, in my Bidstart Store. I have been using a pair of these for some time now and really like them. Hope you will get to receive a pair. Just visit select the country you collect and fill a gap of two or more in your collection.

Best wishes.. michael

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Hello, I have been sorting Guernsey for a change.  Hope you like this se-tenant pair. It was issued in 2005 to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Liberation of Guernsey.  Catalogued as SG 1078/79 with a catalogue value of  £5.00.   Now available to help you fill a gap in your collection in my Bidstart Store here,  along with a few other Guernsey issues from the late 1990 / early 2000 issues.

Been a stressful day, time to study some GB Edward VII and relax :-) and maybe list them in the Store although  I have no idea when I will find the time to do that. So keep watching.

Best wishes.. Michael

Friday, October 10, 2014

TGIF, Hello everyone. Hope you like this stamp. I used it on a parcel, and got it sent back to me.

One of the new 2014 definitive issues.  A few more are listed in my Bidstart Store. Not an easy value to find Very Fine Used  I expect.  And in such lovely condition, with margin. Partly that is because I get the stamps I use on the parcels I mail hand franked by the wonderful staff at HKIA.

I do not know the SG number so type 2014 issue in the search for field,  or the face value of the stamp you are looking for, eg $50,  here

More stamps over the weekend I hope

Friday night and time for a glass of shiraz for a change.



Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Hello, I hope you enjoyed reading about the Interasia Auction.

Tonight I thought you might like to see one lot that I found.

I have been sorting and listing more Hong Kong in my Bidstart Store and found a few of this stamp, not the imperforate kind mind you. So when I saw this block in the catalogue I thought maybe Machin collectors would also enjoy seeing it. Bids open at $6000 HKD that is about £480  as I write. It will be interesting to see what it gets knocked down for.

Very nice addition to any collection of Machins I would think.

Enjoy you stamps..... Michael

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