cddstamps on stamps

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

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

 Hello,  busy few days.    not much time for stamp to be honest  but this update is important,  maybe, as we did the random draw for the prize mentioned last week.  The winner is from  London in the UK,  and there was only one entry from London so you might know who you are. Thanks for reading us.   I am sorry we cannot give everyone a prize.  But stay tuned we will be doing more little gift giveaways. over the coming weeks I am sure.

What about stamps.      Sometimes when you see a stamp for the first time do you do a  double take look.  

You have to look twice to see what  it is showing.  Well I did with this one.  My eyes looked at the dark shape trying to  work out what it was.    Silly me. I should have looked at the bigger picture!  I couldn't at first see the  bird from the tree branch.

It is of course from Burma, actually the Union of Burma. Issued in 1964 as one of the Burmese Birds issue. It shows a  Green Peafowl,  or specifically it is also known as a Burmese Peafowl.   An endangered species I believe native to Burma, now Myanmar.

So much to see and learn from this wonderful hobby.  Enjoy your stamps

Best Wishes   Michael

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Hello weekend.     anyone cold  ???  I hope the weather improves if you are in a winter climate.    

A stamp to warm you up perhaps and time for a competition to get the brain cells buzzing   ... I think that might also  help keep you warm.. :-)

 I will find a nice Miniature sheet from somewhere to send to the winner.  just email me  the answers at   

 1)  what is the year of issue?

2)  what is the Issuing Theme.     the full theme,  not just Greetings stamps ok??? 

 and please include your address.  no address no winner.  and   FYI, we do not keep emails or addresses for these competition

 I will pick a winner at random   early next week.

 Have a lovely weekend       Michael        hey why  not visit our store  if you have the time support us at cddstamps.  Thanks

Monday, February 15, 2021



Hello,    someone sent me this.  I have no idea.... anyone have any idea what this is,  where it came from?

 Thanks  Michael   email me at   if you have thoughts

     minutes later I saw it..  Scott 3939   from a 2005 issue.  Latin Dance 

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