Archive for September, 2010

Australian Kingfishers

September 29th, 2010

A set of four stamps featuring kingfishers will be issued on 26 October 2010 by Australia Post. The stamps are illustrated by wildlife artist Christopher Pope who was also the illustrator for the very popular song birds stamps of 2009.

Maxicards and a stamp booklet will also be released.

Australia’s Stamp Collecting Month 2010 stamp issue

September 29th, 2010

Stamp Collecting Month 2010 is focused on wildlife caring, introducing children to the important work that an army of volunteers undertake everyday. The release of this issue coincides with Wildlife Awareness Month, which aims to raise public consciousness of wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.

Date of issue: 5 October 2010
Released as a se-tenant strip of 5×60 cents stamps and 1x$1.20 stamp. Also available as a minisheet of 6 values.

Wallace and Gromit to appear on UK stamps

September 22nd, 2010

Wallace and Gromit are to appear on the 2010 UK’s Christmas stamps scheduled to be issued 2nd November 2010. Also available will be a miniature sheet and generic sheet.

Singapore issued a Wallace and Gromit MyStamp sheet back in 2005.

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GB Two Pence Blue on cover

September 10th, 2010

A block of four in a vivid, bright blue shade, used with 1840 1d. on a 1840 (28 Aug.) entire from Inverary to Edinburgh was sold by Spink in their September 9, 2010 auction for a high £35,190 (including commission).

This is believe to be the only block of four used with a Penny Black on a complete cover to either an inland or foreign destination, including Mulready covers.

In the same auction, a Great Britain Surface Printed Issues 1855-57 Issue 1/- Die Proof essay in red on glazed card was sold for a world record price of £23,490 (commission included).

25,000 kilos of covers for auction

September 5th, 2010

On October 2nd 2010, Hellman Auctions and the Philatelic Service of Finland will hold an auction where an incredible stock of postal covers will be sold.
The stock consists of 25 000 kilos of postal covers, sent to Finland from all over the world.

Chinese stamps record

September 4th, 2010

The Formosa 1888 Horse and Dragon issues of the 20 cash Green and 20 cash Carmine stamps in complete unmounted mint sheets of 25 were both sold in Phila China’s auction held on 28 August 2010 for a record HK$10,120,000.

While the Carmine exists in 2 sheets, there is only one Green in existence.

The sheets are in the private collection of Woo Loyuan and offered for the first time in over 30 years.

Andrew’s Frigatebird WWF stamps from Christmas Island

September 3rd, 2010

Christmas Island issued a set of four stamps and a miniature sheet featuring Andrew’s Frigatebird on 17 August 2010.

Royal Mail invents internet stamp

September 3rd, 2010

The Royal Mail wants to do away with its postmen who are prone to annoying things like striking by creating stamps that are more intelligent than they are. Not really – it’s a way for stamp collectors to head into the exciting world of the 21st century where you’re a mug if you seem to think you can have fun on anything that doesn’t have a screen.

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