Monday, September 28, 2009

Postally used stamps - Kiribati

Kiribati, officially the Republic of Kiribati, is an island nation located in the central tropical Pacific Ocean.

Kiribati was named Gilbert Islands after the British Captain Thomas Gilbert, who sighted the islands in 1788.

The current name, Kiribati, is an adaptation of "Gilberts", from the former European name the "Gilbert Islands". (source: Wikipedia)

Postally used stamps - Mexico

Recommended Book - Caring for your Stamp Collection

This is a good book for those who is serious with their stamps collection, especially if you are collecting mint stamps. This book issued by Australia Post - Archives Section Australia Post Philatelic Group, many years ago. Revised edition 1994, ISBN 0-642-19829-2.

To care for your collection, primarily knowledge is to understand the different type of papers used in printing stamps, printing methods, ink used in printing, storage, and very important is the agents of deterioration. It also provides practical advice and guidelines on caring your valuable collections and walk you through on the production of Australian stamps and archival collection.

I am not sure this book is still available or any new edition being plan for release. Anyway, the ISBN number maybe helpful if you wish to look for this book in the library.

Postmark series - Hong Kong

Post early for Christmas postmark.

Used preprinted stamp on cover and postcard - Malaysia

Top image is used postcard with preprinted 20c stamp and affixed one 30c (50c for international postcard rate) and below image is preprinted cover with RM1 stamp.

Postally used stamps - recent collections

USA - Bar code stamps

US postage stamp with normal bar code (below) and 2D bar code (above).

Thailand - Recent issued

Thailand - Kuan Yin (Issued date: 09-09-09)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Postmark series

The red postmark "T" indicated insufficient postage.