Archive for July, 2008

Harry Potter MyStamp Collection

July 30th, 2008

Rare stamps stolen in armed raid

July 26th, 2008

It was reported by BBC News that 2 armed men posing as police officers, robbed a 60 year old international collector of his collection of stamps worth £400,000.

The collection of about 800 stamps were in three ring binders and include rare Penny Blacks.

USA Olympic stamp

July 26th, 2008

USA 2008 olympic stampThe United States Postal Service has issued a new stamp to commemorate the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

The stamps design shows a leaping gymnast in red. It was designed by Clarence Chang who was the designer of the popular 1992 Year of the Rooster Chinese New Year stamp.

He was subsequently commissioned for the next 12 yearly issues of Chinese New Year stamps.

WWF Chinstrap Penguins from South Georgia

July 15th, 2008

WWF Chinstrap Penguin

A very nice set of stamps which include a souvenir sheet in the shape of a penguin. Issue date: 10 July 2008.

WWF Chinstrap Penguin Souvenir Sheet

WWF Chinstrap Penguin strip of 4 stamps

60th Anniversary of the Farnborough Air Show stamps

July 15th, 2008

This set of 6 stamps, issued 17 July,  commemorates 100 years of Uk’s first powered flight.

1st The Red Arrows
48p The RAF Falcons
50p Boy watching the Red Arrows
56p Avro Vulcan and Avro 707s
72p Robert Wyndham, parachutist
81p Hendon Air Race

Machin Stamps Online Catalogue

July 12th, 2008

The Connoisseur Catalogue of Machin Stamps is now online. New updates are being
added regularly and once the catalogue is fully updated, they will be levying a
charge for access. Updated pages are those with colour images.

If you are a Machin collector, you should also get yourself The Complete Deegam Machin Handbook by well known Machin expert Douglas Myall. This catalogue is available in printed or CD ROM versions. 

Reguar updates for the CD ROM version are emailed to you by Douglas Myall himself. You can access a copy of the flyer here.

Singapore-Macau Joint Issue

July 4th, 2008

Joint issues by postal administrations are very popular nowadays, both for the issuing bodies and collectors.

Collectors from both the countries want a set of the the stamps from each country. This means extra sales and profits for the issuing post offices.

No wonder more and more are being issued and usually under the guise of cutual exchange of to improve country to country relations.

Anyway, Singaporeans are known to be eating out a lot but I am not sure whether this set will appeal to non collectors.

Singapore-Macau Joint Issue miniature sheet