cddstamps on stamps

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

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Hello,   do you follow the cricket?  I am sure some of you do and some of you might be very happy with the result of the first Ashes test match between Australia and England.    Not me, I was supporting England, my first home country. 

Oh well, to cheer up myself I am hoping to see some good sales of GB stamps from the cddstamps online store, with this 48 hour 10% discount offer on all GB stamps.  - over 15,000 stamps to chose from I might add.

Cheer yourself up as well and get a few stamps to fill some gaps in your collection.  10 wicket loss, so sad,, so be happy with a 10% discount. -  starts on 27th November.

Enjoy your cricket and your stamps.    just copy or click click and then search by the SG number you are looking for


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Hello, many thanks to all of you who sent in replies to the Comet question. The answer was the Great Comet of 1680 —This comet was discovered on Nov. 14, 1680 by German astronomer Gottfried Kirsch, this was the first telescopic comet discovery in history. also known as Kirsch's Coment.

Well done for so many correct answers. I decided to send runner up prizes. so quite a few of these will be in the mail (from Hong Kong)

Just one more for you to enjoy I hope. This was issued in 2014 in a Miniature Sheet. It is a Lenticular stamp - that is when you move it the image changes. The image shows the Tyhpoon Vicente. Lovely condition and as such I will leave it on piece as I think that is best way to show it. Rather than risk any damage by soaking it from the paper. Just as an aside, maybe you do that with some stamps? I read people asking how to soak stamps, especially self adhesives. My view, is don't. Best for the stamp not to try to remove from the paper and especially with GB Security Machins.

Enjoy your stamps Michael

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Hello,   only one full day before we leave for a long philatelic ( and other things I guess) weekend in Hong Kong. Just a reminder about cddstamps Australia 20% sale.  If you are looking to get some Australia stamps to complete a few gaps in your collection  and want them mailed from Hong Kong so they arrive before Christmas please get your orders in withing the next 36 hours.  You can find our Australian stock, Here  and with 20% off as our Christmas special.

Now for this stamp and a little quiz. First correct answer received before we leave for Hong Kong will receive a selection of  older Australian stamps.  probably about 100 or so.   random selection

A bit devious really,  but why am I showing it today 14th November, It is the best I could find related to a rather famous event to do with comets and comet discoveries. Perhaps I am making it too easy after all :-)   Just email me the answer to  and please include your mailing address. No address no chance to win as I wont know where to mail the stamps to.
Enjoy your philately  Michael

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Hello,  I do hope you enjoy seeing this pre-paid envelope. Something a bit different. Found along with many others while sorting our Australia stock today.

Issued in 1995 as one of a Bird series, it shows a Palm Cockatoo. It is listed in the Seven Seas Australian Stamp Catalogue as E340.

This leads me to promote cddstamps Australia sale, including this lovely envelope. and more as we get time to load over the coming days. 

For the month of November we are doing 20% off all Australia stock.  Great chance to fill some gaps, pick up some perf varieties, some imperfs from booklets, or just a few to improve your collection.  And if you order before 14th November we will be mailing orders from Hong Kong as we will be visiting the stamp arcade there that coming weekend.   Perhaps help to get some nice Hong Kong stamps and hopefully a much faster delivery of your order.

Treat yourself for Christmas....  which I see is only 46 days away..  will be here in a flash :-)

have a philatelic day   Michael and our store at

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