Get a nice COVER or POSTCARD from PORTUGAL....


2 EUROS
per COVER or POSTCARD


I can send you a nice surprise cover or postcard to your home address.

You can pay by paypal or cash in an envelope.

If interested just email me at

stamp.friends@gmail.com

Monday, June 12, 2017


This is from the 1997 Fauna and Flora series showing various images of the Kakadu Wetlands.  Lovely issue. Hope you enjoy seeing this $10 stamp which has reflective gold coloured inking of the word Australia and the $ value.  They is why it looks black in the scan. 

I found these and some other nice earlier issues when I was putting stamps on the orders I will be mailing from Australia later this week.  I will be mailing orders from Sydney as it will ensure faster mail delivery time - especially for Australia and New Zealand customers. 

Only three full days before I fly out, so if you want maybe this stamp used on a letter,  and a free perforation guage  - my special is free gauge with orders over $5 and I have 2 left I should add, then get your order in soon.   Visit the online store here  https://www.hipstamp.com/store/cddstamps

And in case you did not know - The Kakadu Wetlands are in the Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territories. The Park covers an area of just over 19,000 square kilometres – that is the size of Slovenia for example, or half the size of Switzerland.   A really amazing place. 


Enjoy your stamps    Michael    cddstamps.com

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Hello, I thought I would show this stunning copy of SG 77 - the 1953 Coronation issue from Southern Rhodesia.

It is Mint never hinged and has lovely colour and excellent centering, I think you might agree.

We have just loaded another 260 Southern Rhodesia (Mint never hinged, Mint Hinged, perforation varieties, blocks) to the cddstamps online store HERE  and this is a great time to fill some gaps your Southern Rhodesia collection as there are many new listings

Also to let you know we will be visiting Sydney Australia from 16th June to 20th June. This gives us the opportunity to mail orders from there.

For Australia and New Zealand customers it will mean very much faster mail delivery. For other overseas customers it should also give a faster delivery.

And, we have been clearing some boxes and found the last 13 perforation gauges in stock and will include a free gauge with the first 13 orders with total value over USD $5

This offer lasts until all perf gauges are gone or until the evening (my time) on 14th June. I hope that gives you time to look through the store and find some GB and British Commonwealth (mostly pre 1970 Brit Comm) stamps to help you fill a few more gaps in your collection.

Oh, and I will use nice older Australia commemorative stamps on the mailing.
Best wishes enjoy your collecting Michael cddstamps.com https://www.hipstamp.com/store/cddstamps

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Having just spent 8 hours flying Sydney Manila (about 6200 miles) I thought I would put the journey time into perspective and show this cover for the flight from Manila to San Francisco (8200 miles) which was with stops at Guam, Wake Island, Midway Island and Honolulu before reaching San Francisco, a journey time of about 6 days and with 60 hours flying time or there abouts, compared to about 12 hours today, in one flight. This was Pan Am’s Martin M-130 flying boat, better known as the China Clipper. The cover shows the special stamps issued by the Philippines Post Office; the 10c Fort Santiago stamp and the 30c Blood Compact issue with overprint PI – US Initial Flight December 1935. There was a special cachet, as shown on the left hand side of the cover, for mail carried on the flight from Manila to San Francisco, and this was on 74,719 pieces of mail. Enjoy your flying and your stamps. Michael cddstamps.com

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Euro 2016 Portugal winner's s/s

Hello fellow collectors,


Long time no see... but from now on I promise to update my blog more frequently! :)

Portugal win Euro 2016:
 
Portugal            1- 0           France


and Portuguese Postal Administration issued a s/s to commemorate this achievement!

This issue is already OUT OF STOCK! :(



FDC '06:
Parabéns Portugal: Campeão da Europa 2016


Do you collect Soccer themes?

Please let us know!

Cheers!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

FIFA World Cup 2014


 begins on
Thursday, June 12
and ends on
Sunday, July 13
 
 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

perhaps you will enjoy seeing this. From a large letter I received today. Very nice I think Michael www.cddstamps.com where you can fill some gaps in your collection at an affordable price please and enjoy looking http://cddstamps.com/bidstart-sales/

Monday, December 16, 2013

Hello, A Christmas stamp tonight, from Canada because I like it. And, it was another I found while sorting through some stock over the past few days. Issued in 1996, SG 1711, one of a set of three. Of course it reminds me how much I miss the snow. Not!!!! And, it also reminds me to tell you that I now have over 8000 lots in my Bidstart store including this and the others from the issue. I know I bore you telling you about my Bidstart store but how else am I to let you know, especially if you have some gaps in your collection that you want to fill. This last post for a few days I think as have a few busy evenings ahead then flying back to Sydney for Christmas. Will write from there and hopefully pick up the new Australia Christmas stamps while there. Maybe even the Christmas Island issue. Maybe even as a prize for Christmas :-) Best wishes to all and thanks for reading my blog this past year. Michael www.cddstamps.com and if you want to look at the Bidstart store offers just visit http://www.cddstamps.com/bidstart_store.htm and chose the country you are looking for.