Archive for November, 2010

Sweden’s winter snow stamps

November 25th, 2010

This year’s winter stamps from Sweden feature pictures of snowflakes by reknowned Caltech physicist Professor Ken Libbrecht.

The snow crystals were photographed by the professor who also gave them their poetic names: No. 402 Three Crystals, No. 403 Stella Denrite, No. 404 Double Plate, No. 405 Stella Plate and No. 406 12 Pages. The stamps are designed by Gustav Mårtensson and engraved by Lars Sjööblom and Pjotr Naszarkowski.

Noble Investments buys assets of stamp dealer Leo Baresch

November 16th, 2010

Noble Investments which own Apex Philatelics has bought the stamp inventory, reference library and client database of Leo Baresch Ltd for an undisclosed amount.

Leo Baresch is probably the foremost British dealer in Swiss, Austrian and Liechtenstein stamps.

Royal Mail to increase price of 1st Class stamp

November 10th, 2010

Postcomm, the British postal regulatory body has given Royal Mail “greater commercial freedom” by allowing it to increase stamp prices in April next year.

The price of a 1st Class stamp is expected to increase 5p taking the price to 46p. The 2nd Class stamp is expected to increase by 4p.

Costs for posting packages are also expected to go up but it is believed to affect only those that weigh above 500 gms.