Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Battersea Cats and Dogs Home - UK FDC (Issued 11 Mar 10)
Royal Mail released this stamps on 11 Mar 10. Commemorate the "Battersea Home" for Lost and Starving Dogs and Cats. A charity aims to provide needs for the animals, reunites lost dogs and cats with their owners. All the 10 stamps illustrated the rehomed and rescued dogs and cats by "Battersea Home". They are Boris, Pixie, Casey, Tigger, Herbie, Leonard and etc. The denomination is 1st Local (for domestic mail), printed in a setenant strip of 10 stamps. The stamp is simply adorable and lovely. Is a good addition to your Animal Thematic Collections.
Royal Mail First Day Cover (FDC) is printed with personalized address. There is no delivery charges for FDC send worldwide (save your shipping costs, thus, no need to buy from a dealer). Please note that you can not order FDC after the released date. You can order online at Royal Mail Shop at http://www.royalmail.com/portal/rm/shop?catId=9300091
The latest issued was on 12 Oct 10, "Winnie the Pooh", another great addition for Cartoon Thematic collector. And the next coming issue is on 2 Nov 10, "Christmas with Wallace and Gromit".
In the next posting, I will show you how to register to receive Royal Mail periodicals, this is very useful for beginner who want to read more on the stamp issuing subjects, not merely collect the stamps and need not worry on missing any future issues by opening a deposit account and buy direct from Royal Mail UK instead of paying premium to eBay sellers or stamp dealers.