Archive for September, 2009

President Corazon Aquino memorial stamps

September 29th, 2009

Philippines’ Post issued a set of stamps in memory of the late President Aquino who passed away in August 2009. The stamps were quickly snapped up when they were released for sale on  8 September. To cater to the demand, the post office produced a second printing and released for sale on 18 September.

The second printing, shown on the above right, have the country and value in different locations from the originals.

Maritime Mail cover

September 27th, 2009

Harold Saunders was an exceptional philanthropist and had an impressive career which culminated in a knighthood.”

More information about Sir  Haorld Saunders can be found at the above link.

Would someone knowledgable please provide some information on the cancellations etc.?

Birdpex 2010

September 27th, 2009

Birdpex 2010 will be held from 9 to 12 April 2010 in the Antwerp Expo Centre, Belgium. This is the sixth bird-only stamp show in a series that is held once every four years.

This exhibition is open to bird stamp exhibitors of all levels. Not only stamp collectors will be invited but also maximaphily, postal history, traditional philately.

The international FEPA and the national stamp exhibition Antveperpia 2010 will be held in conjunction at the same venue.

Eminent Britons on stamps from Royal Mail

September 16th, 2009

Ten eminent Britons are to appear on stamps to be issued on 8 October 2009. The ten first class stamps will be issued in 2 se-tenant strips of five.