cddstamps on stamps

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

Friday, July 08, 2011

internet bad will load tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As promised here is part II. The other variety is SG 614b. That is the phosphor issue (1960-1967) and has one phosphor band. I do not have one with me so cannot show you but I have tried to show a phosphor from the 4d value albeit two bands which i hope you can see from my editing of the colours.

The message is don't assume a common stamp. Always check if one of these is a phosphor issue. The 2 1/2d with upright watermark is cataloged at 70p, the phosphor at £40 Now is that worth checking for.

have a great weekend.. Michael

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Hello, sorting some stamps I found this. Where were you in 1962, I suddenly thought to myself. Why I have these thoughts is beyond me but I do. Where was I? Starting my stamp collection in London is my only answer.

Now to the stamp. Seems common enough - it is a SG574 ?? Type I but which one? I am going to assume it is watermark 179 that is the SG 574 catalogue reference since the posting date is 1962. But which stamp is it? Unless I soak I don't think I can tell as there are a two varieties. It could be with watermark sideways, issued in 1960, unlikley? or a regular upright watermark, more likely I think, as these started to be issued in October 1961. Or have I missed one variety? Read more tomorrow and learn more :-) and what to look for before jumping to conclusions about basic looking stamps.

Best wishes .. Michael

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Hello, well no one took me up on my last offer.. no problem. here is a rather nice MS. Something to add to our collections I would think. Issue date 15 September so plenty of time to arrange to get a copy or two.

Best wishes ..Michael

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