cddstamps on stamps

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

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Hi, found my first Magna Carta stamp tonight. Nice to see but also I just thought the message would be an appropriate way to end the year.
See you all in 2016 Best wishes.. Health, happiness and liberty.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Hello, this will be my last post before Christmas. I will be away for a few days and back next week,

My best wishes to everyone, have a wonderful Christmas. If you don’t celebrate Christmas then just have a great holiday.

Got some spare time?  Then browse the cddstamps Bidstart Store here (pay by paypal) or the Stanley Gibbons Marketplace here (pay by Credit Card) and perhaps you will be able to fill a few gaps in your collection at competitive prices with nice quality. You can visit here to see the countries we stock.

Best wishes and Merry Christmas      


Thursday, December 17, 2015

Hello, Nothing to do with Christmas tonight or general stuff but to my aviation them as I am thinking about flying in a few days. Not this type of plane I might add.!!!!!!

This stamps shows a Supermarine Sea Eagle. A British passenger plane from the 1920s. Obviously, as you can see from the image, it was a flying boat. It was built by the Supermarine Aviation Works for its subsidiary the British Marine Air Navigation company to be used on their cross-channel route between Southampton and the Channel Islands.

Quite an interesting history to this plane. Only three aircraft were built, G-EBFK, G-EBGR and G-EBGS. They were planned to be used on a service between Southampton and Guernsey and Jersey. The Guernsey route began on 25 September 1923. I don’t know about the Jersey route but I think it was around the same time. Anyway, this was the world's first scheduled passenger air service by flying boat. However, G-EBFK crashed on 21 May 1924 and then in January 1927, G-EBGS was lost when it was rammed by a ship in the harbor of St Peter Port in Guernsey. The third aircraft continued on the route until 1928.

Sadly the wooden hull of the surviving Sea Eagle, G-EBGR, was retained by Vickers until 1949, when they presented it to BOAC who, would you believe this, burnt it in 1954 because of a lack of storage space. Well now I know why I wanted to work for BEA! and not BOAC. :-)

The stamp is from the 1973 Jersey Aviation History issue. It shows G-EBFK.

Best wishes.. enjoy your stamps and your aviation. Only 5 more days until I get back in the air! oh and Merry Christmas to all my readers just I case I don't get time to write again in coming few days.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Hello, another weekend gone as so fast.  Little time for stamps. Anyway, here is the second Maxi card from the 2002 Australia Christmas issue.  Hope you like seeing it.


Friday, December 11, 2015

Hello, looking through some old stock today I found the 2002 Christmas maxi cards from Australia. With Christmas just two weeks away I thought it would be nice to see these. Here is the first one.

Best wishes...Michael

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Hello,   Some aircraft on stamps tonight.  Hope you enjoy seeing this set of 4 from the 1960 issue. All MUH. Lovely condition. A nice find from the Hong Kong 31st Asian Philatelic Exhibition some weeks back.
Nice to add to my collection because there is a Convair on the 50r stamp. Cannot recall seeing one on a stamp in my collection. Also a Boeing 707 on the 40r stamp and a DC8 on the 75r. Been a while since I flew on any of those planes !!!!!
Enjoy your stamps, and remember, still time to get that present for yourself by visiting my online stores(michaelatcddstamps) through Bidstart or Stanley Gibbons Marketplace or just go to my web site and find out more. All orders before 25th December get a Christmas present, as well as the stamps.
Best wishes Michael

Monday, December 07, 2015

Hello, and tonight just a few words to say congratulations to the three winners of the cddstamps Christmas crossword competition.  Thanks to everyone with entries from USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Belgium, India, Romania and Australia.  Nice selection of countries.

I gave each a number as the entries came in and used a random number generator from a google search to select the winners this time. I thought that would be fair.

The winners were
1st Nick from Canada
2nd Neil from UK
3rd Ken from the USA.

I am also sending two additional runner up prizes given so many entered. Sorry you could not all win.
I will get all prizes in the mail tomorrow.

Best wishes and thanks to everyone for reading.


Sunday, December 06, 2015

Hello, this tonight because I just got back from 2 days playing golf in China. At resort called Palm Island about 2 hours east of Shenzhen, which is one of the economic zones on one of these stamps. These were issued in 1994.

Hope you like them. Michael

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