Archive for January, 2010

China 1980 Year of Monkey complete sheet sold for US$63,800

January 26th, 2010

A complete sheet of eighty 1980 Year of the Monkey (T46) 8f. stamps in unmounted mint condition and showing some of the usual light offsets on reverse; was sold in a Spink Hong Kong auction on 24 January 2010.

The second highest item sold in the same auction is a complete sheet of twenty-five of the China Large Dragons 1878 Thin Paper 5ca. orange. This item realised US$31,900.

Tiger stamps from Singapore

January 8th, 2010

Singapore’s Year of the Tiger stamps officially went on sale today. The set of three stamps feature stylised tigers in denomination of 1st Local, 65c and $1.10.

A special collector’s sheet printed with a high reflective hologram described as having a morphing effect. The sheet contain 2 stamps with the values of $5 and $10.

China’s Year of Tiger stamps sold out

January 6th, 2010

In Shanghai, all 120,000 sets of the Year of Tiger stamps released by China Post was sold out within one and a half hours after it went on sale yesterday.

Collectors had queued overnight in 78 post offices across the city. Some had queued since Sunday night.

Taiwan Tiger stamps

January 6th, 2010

Taiwan is one of the earliest country to release stamps for the Year of the Tiger that begins February 14, 2010.

The stamps and souvenir sheet were issued December 1, 2009

USPS Stamp Program for 2010

January 1st, 2010

Nobel Peace Prize honoree Mother Teresa, legendary actress Katharine Hepburn, Negro Leagues Baseball and Cowboys of the Silver Screen are among the subjects headlining the 2010 stamp program, the U.S. Postal Service announced today.

In addition, consumers get much-needed assistance in sending greeting cards: the first stamp designed especially for oversized or odd-sized cards. On May 17, the Postal Service will issue the Monarch stamp for use on cards that require additional postage. An illustration of a generic butterfly will be depicted on cards or envelopes to remind customers to buy the new Monarch butterfly stamp.

For complete list of stamp issues and images, click here.

Royal Mail’s 2010 Stamp Issues

January 1st, 2010

The following stamp issues are lined up for release in 2010.

7th January 2010 – Classic Album Covers
26th January – Smilers 2010
2nd February – Girl Guiding UK
25th February – The Royal Society
11th March – Battersea Dogs & Cats
23rd March – House of Stewarts
13th April – Mammals (Action for Species 4)
6th & 8th May – London 2010 Festival of Stamps
13th May – Britain Alone
15th June – Children’s Books
27th July – The London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games
19th August – Musicals
16th September – Great British Railways
12th October – House of Stuarts
2nd November – Christmas