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Posted 10/17/2010   06:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add AndrewF31 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That's a nice postmark for the kids, especially.
There's santa letters!
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Posted 11/09/2010   3:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Londonbus1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Since Andrew's initial posting with the Wallace and Gromit stamps of Great Britain, I have been looking at the 1st and 2nd class stamps and have realised some subtle differences from previous years.

The two large stamps [1st and 2nd] have always been with a white edge to them until this year and the stamp design exactly the same.
If one looks closely at the stamps you will see that the positioning and lighting are not the same and the Robin is nowhere to be seen on the Postbox of the 1st class large ! [Poor Robin]
Unusual.

Also, and most importantly, Royal Mail made a big blunder !

See if you can find it.
A Christmas prezzy from me for the first correct answer.



Here are the two official postmarks for the W & G issue. [Neither are from Wigan]



Cute aren't they.

Londonbus1
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Posted 11/09/2010   4:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add AndrewF31 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I received the stamps from Royal Mail and was really caught by surprise by the size of the stamps!
I'm not a great observer so I won't be able to answer the riddle!

Anyways, I've rounded up some more Christmas stamps. It's really getting me into the season. I've already ordered most sets to decorate my Christmas cards again this year!

Faroe Islands

The stamps represent Faroese Christmas Carols. Names are on the stamps (above the country - Foroyar).

Denmark

Another beauty.

Norway

Norway has gone with an embroideries theme: Reindeer on the left, a candle with a mistletoe on the right. Stamps are normal self-adhesive.

Switzerland

A diverse theme with a nice combo of blue and white to give that wintery touch.

I've already seen the 2 Winter / Christmas sets from Sweden (brochure I get in the mail), but they're not on the website yet. However, they are great, so keep your eyes open. Hopefully by the end of the week, they'll appear online.
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Posted 11/09/2010   4:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Russ to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I like the UK postal rates, to the north pole on one first class stamp.
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Posted 11/10/2010   02:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Londonbus1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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I like the UK postal rates, to the north pole on one first class stamp.



Is that an answer ?
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Posted 11/10/2010   06:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add scb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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I like those Finnish ones! They sure outclass what the US is doing this year.


Actually that's just the first part of Finnish Christmas issue this year. In addition there is joint-issue between Finland & Japan. It contains five domestic greeting rate (0.55) stamps in miniature sheet:



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Posted 11/10/2010   11:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Russ to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
LB1,
Yes
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Posted 11/10/2010   11:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Londonbus1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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LB1,
Yes





We have a winner.
Russ, a Christmas prezzy will be winging it's way to you as soon as you email me your addy !

Well done.

Did you also notice that this was an occasion of a Stamp on stamp on Stamp on stamp on stamp.......recurring !

Santabus1
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Posted 11/10/2010   11:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Scouter to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I actually like the US evergreen stamps - and love the nickname "Forever Greens." I may stock up.
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Posted 11/11/2010   9:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Also, and most importantly, Royal Mail made a big blunder


Not really, that is the correct postage.

(unfortunately no pressy for Rod222 )

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Posted 11/30/2010   4:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add AnthonyUK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've just been looking at the Wallace and Grommit Christmas stamps.



and they have a security feature in the phosphor band.
It's not just the Canadians who can do hidden dates

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Posted 11/30/2010   5:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nicely done there Anthony
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