From time to time people suggest in comments on the blog that 'nobody uses modern stamps anyway, only collectors and dealers'. So I thought I'd show some examples of recent stamps used by non-collectors.
This batch is the complete set of Olympic Gold Medal stamps (not all show on the spread), all on newspaper prize crossword competition entries.
The set of Eminent Britons
First part of the A-Z of the UK set
Winnie-the-Pooh airmail rate on commercial evangelical mail.
British Musicals, on the Prize Crossword entries.
1992 Gilbert and Sullivan pair on personal/social mail to India
So it's there if you look for it, but I suspect most people don't collect this sort of material because it doesn't interest them, or because it's too difficult.
But surely that's what collecting is all about. Enjoy the hunt!
25-day Journey from Berlin to Esch-Alzig in 1943 - Berlin W.15, 13 Aug 1943 Esch-Alzig, 7 Sep 1943 25-day journey! 4.5 kg = 60 Rpf. [Zone 4] Delivery fee = 15 Rpf. In August 1943, the war was not going we...