Archive for May, 2008

Disney Movie Magic stamp collection

May 30th, 2008

Disney stamps special offer
This limited edition set of 8 special sheets is available from our online store.

Special edition stamp aids rescue work

May 21st, 2008

CHINA Post yesterday issued a special stamp to raise funds for the quake-stricken areas in Sichuan Province, with locals queuing before midnight on Monday to buy them.

The pattern of the stamp, with red hearts clustered in the middle, portrays the Chinese people’s efforts to fight the quake disaster.

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Keyword search tool for eBay sellers

May 19th, 2008

If you sell regularly on eBay, having a title using the correct keywords is very important in order for your items to show up at the top of searches.

The Powerseller Keyword Search tool offered free by Tools-Bay.com will spider eBay’s listings and give you the results of any particular keywords you entered. Try it out!

St. Paul’s Cathedral stamps from Royal Mail

May 10th, 2008

The set of stamps, using specially commissioned photographs, shows the interior of six of the United Kindgom’s most beautiful cathedrals. The interior of St. Paul’s is shown in the miniature sheet.

The six cathedrals show are:  1st class – Lichfield; 46p Belfast;  48p – Gloucester; 54p – St David’s;  69p – Westminster;  78p – St Magnus.

Date of issue: 13 May 2008

Forever stamps are way to go as postage rates rise

May 10th, 2008

postal rate chart

The USPS is set to increase the postal rate to 42 cents next week on May 12. This last increase was a year ago on May 14 2007 from 39 cents to 41 cents.

A Postal Service official in Washington said the value of unused postage in the hands of the public is estimated at more than $1 billion.

Alderney Resident Passerines

May 6th, 2008

Alderney will issue a set of 6 stamps on 24 may 2008 featuring birds found in the surrounding area.

Alderney’s wildlife continues to thrive and this is no more widely seen than in its bird population. While seabirds have made the coast, cliffs, beaches and offshore rocky outposts their home, resident passerines have taken advantage of the wild commons, domestic gardens and even the abandoned forts and bunkers that are prevalent in the island. This environment is manna from heaven for the birds and is one of the main reasons why Alderney is an essential destination for birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts from around the world.

The values are 32p, 37p, 45p, 48p, 50p, 71p and will be printed by BDT International. A prestige booklet will also be available at £11.32.

White-handed Gibbon WWF stamps from Laos

May 4th, 2008

Laos issued a set of 4 stamps on 3 April 2008.

The gibbons can be found in southwest China and eastern Myanmar to Thailand and Burma down the whole Malay Peninsula. It is also present in the northwest portion of the island of Sumatra.

They are threatened in various ways, however, their greatest danger is the loss of their natural habitat which are cut down for other cultivation and development. National parks and protected areas exist, but are often poorly supervised.

Endangered Rueppel’s Fox on Libya’s WWF stamps

May 2nd, 2008

A se-tenant strip of 4 stamps featuring the Rueppel’s Fox was issued on 1 May 2008.

The Rueppel’s Fox can be found in North Africa and the Middle East. It has an average life expectancy of up to 6 or 7 years in the wild, but can live much longer in captivity.

Similar to other desert dwelling foxes, it has relatively large ears to cool it off.