cddstamps on stamps

my thoughts on stamps, stamp collecting, philately in general and maybe a few other topics !

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Hello, tonight this from Kenya, Uganda, Tanganyike.(KUT) It is SG 150, perf 11¾  x 13. One of the three of this value with different perfs. Nice catalogue value as well at £160. Very collectible and just one of the lots recently added to the cddstamps online store. We added some 50 plus George VI from KUT with a comprehensive choice of the various perforations from the 1938 - 1954 definitive issue.

I hope you enjoy seeing this and if you have a few gaps in your British Commonwealth pre 1970 collection you will have a look at our stock. Try us. We think you will be very pleased.

Enjoy your stamps.... Michael    cddstamps.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Hello, just this image tonight.  One of the new (2017) value Machin definitives I picked up while in London.  (security 17 No code)

Will be listed in the cddstamps online store very soon...   click this link or copy this to your browser ...      along with a few more new GB issues.

Enjoy your stamps   Michael

Friday, May 05, 2017

Hello, now back home after a wonderful 5 week holiday in England and Scotland. I did manage to pick up a few stamps. Thought you might like to see these, even if seen before. The new colour shade of "blue" with the security text "65th ANNIVERSARY OF ACCESSION"

This new  £5 stamp was issued back in February I seem to recall.

Enjoy your philately.


PS  the online shop is now open again    Please visit and hopefully you will be able to fill a few gaps in your collection.  More stock to be listed over coming weeks and months as I get back into the swing of things.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Hello,  Just had to show this stamp because in 1625 Charles I became King of England, Scotland and Ireland on this day, 27th March.

He was the second son of King James VI of Scotland but he lived in England most of his life. Very interesting times especially his relationship with his parliament I seem to recall.  

His main claim to fame, so to speak, was the English Civil War. Reminding myself of my history by reading wikipedia: 

From 1642 he fought the armies of the English and Scottish parliaments and after his defeat in 1645, he surrendered to a Scottish force that eventually handed him over to the English Parliament.  He refused to accept his captors' demands for a constitutional monarchy and temporarily escaped captivity in November 1647.  He was re-imprisoned on the Isle of Wight and forged an alliance with Scotland, but by the end of 1648 Oliver Cromwell had control over England and Charles was tried, convicted, and executed for high treason in January 1649. The monarchy was abolished and a republic called the Commonwealth of England was declared but, as we may have learnt in our school history classes, the monarchy was restored to Charles's son, Charles II, in 1660.

Stamp collecting is more than just the stamps.

Enjoy your philately   Michael

Sunday, March 26, 2017

A cover tonight. Hope you enjoy seeing this. I am reflecting on how long it took to fly anywhere in these amazing aircraft as I pack for a 5 week trip to the UK.  Over the next 6 weeks I have 12 flights and while I may have some internet access I am not sure if I will get the opportunity to post. But will try, as perhaps there will be some interesting aircraft and even more interesting flights.  Watch this space.
The plane shown on the stamp is a Boeing 314 Clipper. This was a long range flying boat built by Boeing between 1938 and 1941.  It was one of the largest aircraft of its time and had a range for flights across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.  Twelve were built for Pan Am, with 9 in service for them and the remaining 3 sold to BOAC
The stamp is SG 569 one of 4 from the 1941 issue
Best wishes.....   Michael

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

I have been sorting Australia today and thought you might enjoy seeing these. Perhaps you were not aware there were two “Types”.  They are SG 614 from the 1976 Anniversary of Nationhood issue. Type one shows has the emu’s legs without toes, just the shape of solid feet, whereas Type II show toes on the both feet. I try to show in the scan from the SG catalogue.

If you are missing one or the other why not visit cddstamps,     and pick these up and while there why not fill a few more gaps in your Australia collection. We have over 4000 Australia lots in the online store now. Shameless plug but if I don’t tell you how will you know to look.  Or visit our website at, select online Store and then the country you collect.

And, since I will be in Sydney on Saturday, any order place before end of day Thursday will be mailed from Sydney so my ANZ customers will get very fast delivery, I hope! And I expect it will be faster to other parts of the world as well.

Oh and for new customers I will be including a free pair of cddstamps tweezers.  Easier when mailing form Sydney. Hope to hear from you. J

Enjoy your stamps       Michael

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Hello, tonight I thought I would show these, for two reasons.
First, because I read about the rather impressive England Six Nations win over Scotland last night and the 9p value reminded me of it. It is SG 889 from the 1971 Anniversaries issue and commemorates the 100th Anniversary of Rugby Football. Since I have no idea about this game - why would anyone play with a funny shaped ball is beyond me - but it sort of prompted me to show the stamps.
Second, because this set and many more have recently been listed in the cddstamps online store - and, I am showing these because one of the things we look for when listing Used stamps is Postal cancels that are clear and, perhaps more importantly, current for the period of issue. Visit and click online store for all our GB and British Commonwealth countries.
And one last point. Some customers tell me the mails around the world are slow on occasions. well for anyone in Australia or New Zealand you might like to know we will be in Sydney later this coming week and all orders will be mailed from there on arrival. Should make delivery to ANZ customers so much faster.
Enjoy your stamps and please, try just once. We know there are hundreds and hundreds of online stores (over 600 on Hipstamp alone) but we hope you will try us just once and then like so many of our customers you will become a repeat customer. We are confident you will be very happy with what you get from us. and, that we have the selection from over 25,000 listings to fill a few gaps in your collection at competitive prices - for example over 50% of our customers pay no postage costs.
Enough from me, Best wishes Michael
commemorative, definitive decimal stamps :-)

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