Archive for July, 2011

Great Britain’s 4th Series Bird Stamps

July 25th, 2011

GB 2011 Bird Stamps 4th series

Royal Mail will issue the fourth set of birds Faststamps on 16 September, one of three sets to be issued this year.

These will be sold from Post & Go machines at selected Post Offices across the UK.  There are 30 different value/design combinations in total.

The birds depicted in this issue are:
Puffin, Gannet, Oystercatcher, Ringed Plover, Cormorant and the Arctic Tern.

Crown Jewels

July 25th, 2011

Crown Jewel stamps from Royal Mail

The Royal Mail will issue a set of 8 stamps to mark the 350th Anniversary of the coronation of King Charles II.

As most of the crown jewels had been broken up during the time of the Cromwell’s Commonwealth a new set had to be created for the occasion. The only piece shown here that pre-dates Charles’s coronation is the anointing spoon.

1st Class – The Sovereign’s Sceptre with Cross
From 1661 and so called because it is surmounted by a cross. In 1905, it was redesigned to incorporate the Great Star of Africa, the second largest cut diamond in the world. During the coronation, the monarch bears the sceptre with the cross in the right hand.

1st Class – St Edward’s Crown
68p – Rod & Sceptre with Doves
68p – Queen Mary’s Crown
76p – The Sovereign’s Orb
76p – The Jeweled Sword of Offering
£1.10 – Imperial State Crown
£1.10 – Coronation Spoon

One-year countdown to London Olympics

July 25th, 2011

Royal Mail unveiled last Friday a set of stamps marking the one year countdown to the 2012 London Olympics.

The 10 first-class stamps, entitled “Get ready for 2012”, will go on sale on July 27, exactly 12 months before the Olympics start. This is the third and final set in the series of Olympic stamps.

I am now on Google+

July 22nd, 2011

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Liechtenstein WWF Endangered Bird Species

July 22nd, 2011

echtenstein 2011 WWF Endangered Birds sheet

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the WWF, Liechtenstein Post will issue a set of eight hexagonal bird stamps in a sheet on 9 September 2011.

The birds depicted are: Hobby, Redstart, Nightingale, Red-backes shrike, Oriole, Whinchat, Pygmy owl and the Wryneck

Also available will be first day covers and eight beautiful maximum cards.

Liechtenstein 2011 WWF Endangered Birds maximum card Liechtenstein 2011 WWF Endangered Birds maximum card
Liechtenstein 2011 WWF Endangered Birds maximum card Liechtenstein 2011 WWF Endangered Birds maximum card
Liechtenstein 2011 WWF Endangered Birds maximum card Liechtenstein 2011 WWF Endangered Birds maximum card
Liechtenstein 2011 WWF Endangered Birds maximum card Liechtenstein 2011 WWF Endangered Birds maximum card

Forest Birds of South Africa

July 22nd, 2011

The South Africa Post Office issued on 15 July 2011 a set of five bird stamps, in sheets of 10, to coincide with the United Nations declaration of 2011 the International Year of the Forests.

Birds shown on the stamps are the green twinspot, olive bush-shrike, Cape parrot, Knysna turaco (lourie) and the African crowned eagle.

USA celebrates with ship stamps

July 12th, 2011

USA 2011 Merchant Marine stamps

On July 28, the USPS will issue 4 Forever stanps (44 cents) to commemorate the service of the U.S. Merchant Marine.

A total of sixty million stamps will be issued in panes of 20.

 

Australia Celebrates WWF 50 Years

July 8th, 2011

Australia Post is celebrating this milestone with a joint territories stamp issue featuring animals on stamps from Australia, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands and the Australian Antarctic Territory.

 

Australia 2011 WWF 50th Anniversary stamps

 

Date of issue will be 30 August 2011. There will be 4 minisheets, each containing the same 4 stamps but a different background image representing each territory.

 

Australia and territories WWF minisheets