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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Kew - Royal Botanic Gardens

Hello, some really lovely stamps tonight. Well in my view that is.

Kew Gardens is just such a magical place to visit. Rumours that my place here in Australia is a model copy are largely exaggerated. My green house is 1000th times smaller than the Kew greenhouse, although just as hot!!! As for the rest of the place I have wallabies destroying anything planted but not protected by electrified fences :-) hee hee.. Seriously though, lovely as this is it could be my last GB M/S showing as I have cancelled my order. Just too many issues now. I am collecting Fiji pre 1966 far more interesting as I see it and guess what.. cheaper :-) Will surely show you some in due course.

best wishes ...enjoy your stamps. ............... Michael


At 8:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've also stopped buying GB stamps for two years now...... just too expensive to collect...... the denomination of the stamps is getting high, and there are just too many high denomination values in one set..... too bad :(

At 6:49 PM, Anonymous Charlie in Lecanto said...

The thing to do, m'hearties, is to collect postally used in the best condition you can find.
Many can be found on regular mail and others in kilo lots. The balance can be bought.
The cost in dollars or pounds is usually less. The persuit is exponentially more exciting than mail from a standing order.
I get selections from a dealer in WW postally used and each mailing rekindles some of the excitement I had fifty years ago when an approval selection came to hand.
Can you imagine "d'ja vu" on a monthly basis.
The best part is that the postal agency had to perform the service that they were paid to do. The Goose no longer lays Golden Eggs to fatten their coffers. And eventually you have as nice a collection of a topic, a country or the world as any accumulation of mint stamps I have ever seen.
And finally there is the historical aspect of the cancellations which often lead to some specialisation that is not available to those who collect mint stamps right from the printing press.

At 1:29 AM, Blogger cddstamps said...

Charlie, Hi, I agree.. but how often do you find GB Commemoratives in the kiloware.

I think less and less are actually used on mail these days.

and as for issuing stamps for commercial reasons.. how about tonights posting :-)


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