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Thursday, August 20, 2020


Hello,  just a short one tonight.  Every now and then I come across a  person  who is really doing something positive for this wonderful hobby.   This is Philatelovely    and he has a store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/philatelovely   Mostly  I read him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Philatelovely

For new collectors and  collectors looking for something different to help build their collections this chap is doing something different and interesting and, what to me looks like something rewarding for collectors.    Have a look.    PS  there is nothing in this for me in telling you this. I just think when we see someone doing  goodness for philately it should be recognised.

Have a lovely day and stay safe  and don't forget you are always safe in our store    Michael cddstamps.com



Monday, August 17, 2020

 


Hello, We hope everyone is well. is it time to fill a few gaps in your collection? Treat yourself we look forward to welcoming you to our store.

FYI we are bundling orders for the USA and UK at the moment so we can ship via courier Fed Ex to dealer colleagues there who will then mail to customers using local mail services _ this will make deliveries of your orders much quicker. We are absorbing this additional cost until such time as international air and airmail services return closer to normal.


 We hope you don't let the corona virus stop you from visiting our store just copy this link https://www.hipstamp.com/store/cddstamps

have a great day Michael cddstamps

Thursday, February 6, 2020

I have given some thought about writing this because some might think it a bit presumptuous of me. - I apologise if you think that, it is not meant that way at all. I just think it worth pointing out. I was listing some stamps for sale in the online shop. I thought I would see what other sellers were pricing the same stamps at. My price was competitive overall but a few undercut me rather a lot. Then I checked Shipping for those sellers. I got a bit of a shock: so high and with 10c, 15c 25c and even 50c for an extra stamp in the order. My price was very competitive when I read those shipping charges.
But it is not only about $ is it? It is about sense, isn't it!! Common sense, and up front openness in the first place. A recent customer bought 67 stamps. What a shock they would have got if they saw on check out, because they had not checked shipping, that they had another $33 to pay for shipping. That will never happen with cddstamps: fair asking price, one shipping charge, and free shipping on orders over $35. We look forward to welcoming new customers to cddstamps and from now until February 14th we are giving away a free pair of cddstamps tongs with every order. - your Valentine gift from us for enjoying cddstamps.





Saturday, July 21, 2018




Hello,   very short piece and one stamp. I am so lucky to have such knowledgeable readers.   One of whom has written to tell me that this stamp shows a LMS Coronation class  locomotive at Euston Station. You know who you are and a very big thank you to you.

 So there you go, Euston station can be found on a GB stamp.  I learnt something new today.   Stamps are so educational J

Michael  cddstamps.com 

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

British Bridges and stamp collecting 50 years on



Hello, Happy New Year to everyone. Yes it is now 2018. Seems amazing how the years pass by. I was thinking back 50 years  because I saw the stamps issued in April 1968  commemorating British Bridges. Rather nice stamps I think.  Certainly all with an interesting location being shown.
The 4d shows Tarr Steps in Exmoor Somerset.  The 9d stamps shows the Aberfeldy Bridge in Perth and Kinross in Scotland. This bridge is locally known as “Wade’s Bridge”.   On the 1s 6d stamp we see the Menai Bridge which connects the Isle of Anglesey with North Wales and finally, a more modern styled bridge is shown on the 1s 9d stamp. This is the M4 Viaduct which is more commonly known as the Chiswick flyover. 

All very collectible and back then 4 of the 15 new commemorative stamps that were issued in 1968. How times have changed. As I write this, Royal Mail have so far announced 18 new commemorative sets  (yes sets!) in the stamp issuing program for 2018, including a Post and Go issue in January.  This is before any Royal Wedding stamps and any other special issues they announce, which seems to be something they do these days.  

How many stamps will be issued in 2018 is not known yet but based on 2017, for example, we can expect to see, I would predict, around at least 120 stamps.    

I hope you are not swamped with new issues you cannot afford to buy simply because there are just too many of them for your budget.  A shame really; perhaps this new stamp issuing policy that we see across so many countries around the world is not helping philately, or is it?


Have a brilliant philatelic 2018, and a happy and healthy one as well.

Michael    cddstamps.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