Friday, 2 January 2015

German Various

My sister lives in Germany, and occasionally sends us small packages - which is a great opportunity to use higher-value stamps. So I get a variety on a paper on top of the package, like this one :) A bit late for xmas stamps...or not, here they are in the top right corner :)

Thursday, 1 January 2015

The Princess Anne Royal Wedding, Aitutaki

Re: the aforementioned ebay of its interesting items :) I have never before heard of Aitutaki stamps, I am happy to have one example in my collection, even if purchased. 
Aitutaki is one of the Cook Islands, north of Rarotonga. It has a population of approximately 2000, and is the second most visited of the Cook Islands. In 1972, Aitutaki established a separate postal service, and has issued its own stamps (mostly printed by Heraclio Fournier in Spain) since then. These issues are primarily intended for sale to collectors.

Post Boxes, UK

A wonderful side-effect to buying stamps on ebay! I got my shipment in this great cover with Post-Boxes miniature-sheet, issued in 2009. The round cancellations are also not to be taken for granted :)