cddstamps on stamps

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

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Hello everyone. Another nice image, again thanks to Christ Hilton. This, the Diamond Jubilee issue with Code P from the PSB. I am in the UK in a week and maybe will be able to find one or more. Also, FYI, I may not be writing much over coming two weeks as have a few evening functions and then next weekend I am travelling. But I do want to show you this Cover I will be carrying on the Malaysia Airlines A380 inaugural flight next Sunday. Kuala Lumpur to London. Advance orders to reserve a cover can be made to me at .... No obligation of course but since this is a limited edition of 24 covers I thought some of you might like to know. And, I cannot resist reminding you, these are genuiune flown covers, not some envelope (with a stamp from some country that has never seen an A380) run through a printer with overprints of A380 logos and with no proof whatsoever they have ever been flown an aeroplane let alone an A380. I will be posting pictures over the coming weeks. Best wishes .. Michael

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Hello, another week shot by. Apart from concentrating on work I have been spending hours trying to figure out how to scan the Machin security definitives so I can get to show you the lettering. This from Ian Billngs brilliant blog at Norvic Philatelics with also a courtesy acknowledgement to Chris h who must be one very smart person for taking the picture.

Many of you have written to me with advice but I have tried, I have really tried with camera and scanner and all sorts of angles and lights but I really cannot achieve what Chris and others have done.

This is my best effort. Anyway, I sorted and studied another few hundred of these today. found four Code T +12 in some 200 plus stamps. Of course if you are looking for any missing lettering / years please have a look at my web home page.... the special offer is still available .... sepcial offer lot 3 CDDSTAMPS Web Site for US $25 including postage and packing and all stamps identified.

and if you want to tell me more ideas for scanning or photgraping the stamps please don't hesitate to write to me at

Best wishes .. Michael

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Hello, from a cold but sunny Sydney. I picked this up at the Post Office. Hope you enjoy seeing it. Michael

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