cddstamps on stamps

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

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Hello,  I am still here,  survived a Richter 7 earthquake,  all rooms  with superficial cracks in the walls  but most importantly the stamp inventory is fine :-)  My wife is fine as well,   Thanks for asking!! :-)

Ok let's show a stamp or three and to promote sales from the store - sales have been very slow of late - we will send a free pair of cddstamps tongs - as below image - for every order of $5 stamp value.   ....valid from now until  let's say Friday 19th August -  a week from now.  Just  send a message to us with your order using the Ask a Question button and say you saw  this promo on our blog.

What do you collect?  How about Bermuda. We loaded a  few more to the store recently. Here is something  I doubt you have......  3 copies of  SG 122 (Scott 129) with different overprint positions and shades. Nice addition we think and only asking $1.95.  

And the tongs,  a cddstamps special and we use them every day  - never use another style after using these.

we have also loaded more Hong Kong, Philippines,  Ethiopia  some nice stamps there which we are rather pleased with, and even a few GB and others but I forget where.

We look forward to welcoming you in the store   and becoming a cddstamps customer.

Best wishes  stay safe and enjoy your stamps   Michael

Tuesday, July 05, 2022

I am  very proud to post this.  Thank you to all our customers around the world.  Why not become one of them. I think you will be very pleased.


Wednesday, June 01, 2022

 A new buying opportunity for collectors -


The “Used Stamp Collector” and “cddstamps” are pleased to announce a partnership which they believe will offer collectors a new opportunity to fill gaps in their collections.

At the time of writing 4000 + listings have been added to the  “Used Stamp Collector” store  over 2000 of which are from cddstamps GB and  British Commonwealth inventory. The other 2000 are mostly from the Europe stock of the “Used Stamp Collector”.

We look forward to welcoming you to our store and becoming a customer

We are both accredited Internet Philatelic Dealer Association members and confident we offer a useful range of Europe, GB and British Commonwealth stamps that are well described and competitively priced.

George,  The Used stamp Collector and Michael,  cddstamps

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

cddstamps Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt in cddstamps store – win $100 of stamps from our store - join the fun

Do you want to win $100 of stamps?  Just buy $10 of stamps from our store over the Easter weekend,  starting now until close of business  Easter Monday 18th April –  yes we have a long “Holy Week” here -  and you are qualified to enter the Easter Egg Hunt.  

Hopefully you will enjoy looking through our store as well.  Find the Easter egg, send a message  to  us with your order, however you wish  or using the  Hipstamp  Question  button and tell us the Listing ID of the stamp with the Easter Egg.  There is only one correct answer. Think carefully. :-)

On Tuesday 19th we will draw one winner from all entries. Sorry, but anyone posting the answer on the Hipstamp Message Forum or here will be disqualified so please don’t ruin  the fun of the search for us or others.

The winner can then buy $100 of stamps and get an immediate refund of $100.  Buy $80 and get an $80 and keep the extra $20 for a future purchase.

Have a peaceful, happy,  perhaps even chocolate filled and philatelic, Easter.


Saturday, March 12, 2022

The Ides of March … 20% off Special   from cddstamps a brief interruption to normal programming / posting

Buyer Beware – well actually you do not need to worry.    Supposedly one needs to worry about the Ides of March.   Well Julius Caesar should have, according to history….. but don’t you worry ……  unless you want to worry about missing out on a cddstamps Ides of March special offering.  

20% discount for every order place by 15th March.  Start building your wants list now in your Cart and then when 15th March comes around in your time zone just click the Proceed to Check out.

Cool and easy…….. and with apology to Shakespeare…………  

Caesar: What collector is that? Set him before me, let him see my stamps.

Don’t be dismissed  as Caesar did,

Caesar:  He is a dreamer; let us leave him to miss our stamps.

Don’t be that dreamer, come, please enjoy visiting our store

Sunday, March 06, 2022

Hello,  back again and  today we will look at Pahang.  Pahang joined the Federated Malay States in 1896 and in the first few years the stamps of the Straits Settlements were used,  as we have seen for the other Malay States I have  shown.

The first stamps inscribed Pahang were issued in 1891 and yes you will notice they are the same as the Negri Sembilan ones I showed in the previous piece, and  also for the second issue in 1895.

When collecting this State we do see repetition in the designs of the other States so I will  not show too many of the designs I have shown before.  This one is from the 1935 issue and show the Sultan Sir Abu Bakar and then the 1950 issue shows  him again in a different frame.  

The issues of the 1950 and the 1960s  also shows the designs we have seen before  from Kedah and Johore for example, so just one more stamp from the 1965 issue.  Same as Johor but with the  portrait  of the Sultan Sir Abu Bakar again.

Enjoy your stamps and all they bring us.         Michael

and  with thanks to my friend at  British Commonwealth Album  here   -  and you might enjoy a visit to his online store  the Used Stamp Collector here.


Saturday, February 26, 2022

Hello, let’s look at another Malay State. This time Negri Sembilan. 

Negri Sembilan was a federation of smaller states and included Sungei Ujong which was absorbed into Negri Sembilan in 1895.  You might find Straits Settlement stamps on mail from Malaya in the early 1890s with Sungei or Ujong cancels, overprints or surcharges.  All covers with have rather expensive catalogue values.

Negri Sembilan was placed under the British control in 1887. The first stamp was issued in August 1891, overprinting "Negri Sembilan" on stamps of the Strait Settlements, and then in  1891 came a stamp with the drawing of a jumping tiger. In 1896, a series of stamps with the image of a tiger's head was issued – Note: not necessarily the actual stamps shown as various values were issued between 1896 and 1899.

In 1896, the Federated Malay States were formed. The first stamps of the Federated Malay States began in 1900, when the stamps of Negri-Sembilan and Perak were overprinted "Federated Malay States".

Federated Malay States ceased in 1935 and were replaced by stamps of the individual states.

As we have seen from previous States I have shown, the stamps of Johore were used from 1965  with the Arms of Negri Sembilan and inscribed NEGERI SEMBILAN on the orchid issue and  from 1971 we see the Malayasia butterfly issue again with the inscription but in lower case for  “negeri sembilan”

I hope these images help a little.

Certainly an interesting area to collect.   Enjoy your stamps   Michael

and  with thanks to my friend at  British Commonwealth Album  here   -  and you might enjoy a visit to his online store  the Used Stamp Collector here.

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