Due to the recent hospitalisation and now convalescence of a close family member there will be fewer updates here, and service from the web-shop may be slower than normal.
I will use this space to add details of what we have that you may be waiting for, with the assurance that I will send orders and reserved items out to customers as soon as possible.
1. As noted in the relevant blog posts (but not yet on the website) the Great War stamps in the prestige stamp book are not the same as those printed in counter sheets.
pictorial stamps issued in sheets have two phosphor bands except for
the 'Starburst' painting and 'We Will Remember Them' poetry stamps, which
are all-over phosphor. We now know that all 6 pictorial stamps in the
PSB have all-over phosphor which means that at least 4 will have a
separate listing in some catalogues. They are certainly different
stamps and we now have them in stock.
2. First day covers of the Machin stamps from the Great War PSB, the three new booklet/business sheet stamps issued on 31 July, and the Commonwealth Games booklets will be added to the web-shop soon.
3. More Poppy Maximum cards will also be added to the web-shop in the near future. Part of the proceeds of these will go to the Royal British Legion National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. If you haven't been, it is a very impressive and moving place to be.
We have supplies of the 'GB' codes stamps from Edinburgh, and the KR stamps have now arrived. Customers who pre-ordered have been contacted: if you have not received an email please look in your spam folder, and email me if you haven't had one. (The image, right, shows the machine with the Philakorea screen.)
Korean stock includes Undated and MA13 Machins from two machines, Undated Union Flags from three machines including JE01, and the Jersey Flag stamps. We also received three different covers, for these variations. Smilers stamps are arriving soon.
5. Update 20 August. BPMA Airmail exhibition opened today with new Post and Go stamps. And guess what? The brown Machins exist undated and with MA13, probably not surprising, and the blue are MA12.
What is surprising is that BPMA produced a Presentation Pack as well as FDCs. But they only had 100 Packs for sale on their website !! Do they think that there are only 100 Post and Go collectors worldwide? OK, so not all of them would buy it, but at £12 it wasn't expensive and I am certain they would have sold nearer to 1,000 than 100 and thus added to the funds available for the new museum.
Anyway, they are already on eBay, as are the strips of stamps. I'll not be doing any FDCs for these and don't have any stock.
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