Friday, December 31, 2010

Where to buy stamps from

The simple answer to to the above question is Post office ,but now there are many other options available to purchase stamps. Today we will discuss what are the different methods are available for buying stamps.

  1. Buy Stamps at The Local Post Office 
  2. Buy Stamps from The Official Website of the country 
  3. Buy Stamps from Ebay
  4. Buy Stamps From Zazzle (print stamps)
  5. Buy Stamps from various Sites available online.
  6. Buy or Exchange from Friends / fellow collectors
  7. Buy from ATM (some countries have this facility)
  8. Buy from Service counter/grocery stores eg: Walmart etc.
  9. Buy from Philatic Dealers.
  10. Buy from various Auction Site
There might be some more ways to buy stamps ,do let me know if i have missed any ,will surely added to the list.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Falkland Islands - Definitive series issued in1978

Recently acquire the Falkland Islands - Definitive series issued on the ship theme. The above set is of Definitive series issued from 25 January 1978 depicting mail ships.

The ships featured on the stamps are :

1p AES
2p Darwin
3p Merak-N
4p Fitzroy
5p Lafonia
6p Fleurus
7p SS Falkland
8p Oravia
9p Memphis
10p Black Hawk
20p Foam
25p Fairy
50p Amelia
£1 Nautilus
£3 Hebe

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

Christmas Day is a holiday observed generally on December 25 to commemorate the birth of Jesus, the central figure of Christianity.

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We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

'Preussen' The sailing vessel

The PREUSSEN, well-known as the Queen of the Sea, Germany's largest sailing vessel and the largest sailing vessel of the world to that time. Build 1902 on the dockyard of Joh. C. Tecklenborg at Geestemuende. The best average speed per day 15.3 knots, normal speed 8 knots, more than most trampsteamers to that days. There were steam winches aboard, but no auxiliary engine.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Arthur Hind (1856–1933) - USA Philatelist

Arthur Hind (1856-1933), of Utica, New York, was an American textile industrialist and philatelist.

Hind formed an outstanding collection of stamps of the United States. Like Thomas Tapling, Hind poured the profits from his business into rare stamps, and soon acquired many of the world's greatest rarities. Among these were the Bordeaux Letter, which Roger Calves considered "la pièce de résistance de toute la philatélie" or "the greatest item in all philately", purchased in 1922 from Alfred F. Lichtenstein. He also owned the two "Post Office" Mauritius stamps, both unused, purchased from Henry Duveen. At the Ferrary sale, Hind purchased the One Cent Magenta British Guiana for a world-record price, as well as all of the best U.S. Postmasters' Provisional
Source: wiki

1987 Faroe Islands miniature sheet

1987 Faroe Islands miniature sheet - Hafnia 1987 II - Torshavn, Western Bay. Would love to own this sheet.Please let me know if anybody has this MS for exchange.

Monday, December 13, 2010

India - Mysore cruiser

The India stamp of 15p. depicts the flagship of the Indian Navy, the cruiser Mysore, originally H.M.S. Nigeria, one of the "Fiji" class of eight ships.

All the ships were identical in appearance. The Nigeria was built by Vickers-Armstrongs, Ltd. at their Walker Naval Yard on the Tyne and completed on September 20, 1940. Originally designed with four triple turrets, these have now been reduced to three to cut down weight. Sold to the Indian Navy in 1957, she was refitted by Cammell Laird and Co. (Shipbuilders and Engineers) Ltd., Birkenhead and was the last of the class to have the top turret removed.

Source :Shipstamps

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Ships and navigation stamps from Luxembourg

The Luxembourg Post has issued a set of stamps commemorating the Luxembourg Maritime Cluster.

Conscious of its importance and its positive influences in many fields, the Luxembourg maritime sector began to organize itself in 2008. The "Cluster maritime luxembourgeois" society was created as a result. 

35 members strong representing all maritime trades, the Cluster maritime luxembourgeois contains ship owners, ship managers, maritime financiers, insurers, logistics experts, consultants, lawyers, classification companies, dredging companies, and also an organization fighting against piracy. Thanks to the railroad company CFL, Luxembourg has many excellent, daily, and rapid connections to the great ports of the North Sea. The trains carry merchandise which the country needs and allows the export of surplus products in return.

Friday, December 10, 2010

1909 2c. HALF MOON and CLERMONT ship - 22K Gold Stamp

Recently acquired the 22k gold foil replica stamp and an enlarged replica of the original stamp.Its a beautiful  FDC.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

HMAS Australia 80th Anniversary cover

Special cover to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of HMAS Australia commissioning . Cancel Canberra Parliament House on 24 April 2008

Would love to get my hands on the cover.