Gustamps found out that the rarest stamp in the world, which according to Gustamps is also likely to be the most valuable single object in the World Stamp Show in New York U.S.A. next year. Gustamps explain the stamp issued by British Guiana during the reign of Queen Victoria is known as the 1 cent black on Magenta. Gustamps add that although it is the rarest stamp in the world it is far from perfect as all four corners of the stamp have been cut off.
Gustamps have heard that the Irish Post Office have issued some very strange stamps. According to Gustamps the new stamps from Eire include stamps which taste like strawberry and smell like mint. Gustamps mention a stamp printed in thermochronic ink which changes colour when rubbed. Gustamps say another stamp in the set with the design of an ear emits a sound when rubbed. Everyone at Gustamps think the most unusual stamp is the E1.25 which value has an illustration of an eye. This stamp, say Gustamps, is transparent! Gustamps hope to be able to obtain some of the weird but novel stamps which will be on sale in Gustamps stamp shop in Brighton.
New has reached Gustamps about the international award for philatelic art. Gustamps say the awards have been going on as long as Gustamps …over four decades. According to Gustamps the award for 2014 went to Liechtenstein for the Liechtenstein stamps designed by H.P. Gassner. Gustamps say Mr.Gazner’s design depicted crystals. Gustamps added that it commemorated the international year of crystallography.
Boost for American stamp researchers
Gustamps stamp researcher said he was pleased when he heard about plans to increase the size of the philatelic research library of America. Gustamps researcher said it would be great for stamp researchers in the USA. Gustamps own researcher said he was looking forward to visiting the library which is situated at the American philatelic centre in Bellefonte (Pennsylvania) USA at some future time on behalf of Gustamps.
The researcher at Gustamps was upset to hear that the search room at the British postal archives will be closed on Mondays. Gustamps understand that the closure is necessary to allow stamp collections to be transferred to their new home at the Postal Museum. Gusamps philatelic researcher said he enjoys visiting the search room at the archives, but knows that the Monday closures are necessary. Gustamps philatelic researcher has been researching stamps for Gustamps for many years.
Public can view important artwork
Gustamps have heard that important philatelic artwork which was in the Postmaster General’s art collection will now be on view to the public. According to Gustamps the US Postmaster General has agreed for the artwork to be loaned to the national postal museum in Washington USA. Gustamps say members of the public will be able to see the artwork on display at the world stamp show in 2016. Gustamps think this is great for the hobby of stamp collecting.
Gustamps are celebrating the important occasion of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II becoming the longest-serving Monarch in Britain by giving away free Queen Elizabeth II stamps. From the 10th October to the end of the year, callers at Gustamps Brighton stamp shop can get their free Elizabethan stamps on request. No purchase necessary at Gustamps. Just visit Gustamps Brighton stamp shop situated near the lanes in Brighton, pick up you free stamps and join Gustamps in congratulating her majesty at this historic time. According to Gustamps, Queen Elizabeth II has been Queen for over 65 years and the free Elizabethan stamps given away at Gustamps help to commemorate her record-breaking reign. Gustamps give away stamps to help promote the hobby of stamp collecting. Find out more about getting other free stamps at Gustamps by telephoning Gustamps on 01273 326994 or visiting Gustamps shop in Brighton where you will find a friendly welcome.
Gustamps have sold out of an Isle-Of-Man stamp which has the Queen’s head printed much larger than it should be on the normal stamp issue. Gustamps have been selling the stamp in pairs together with the normal stamp with the Queen’s head printed in the smaller format. Gustamps say the stamp was a Europa issue depicting transport. Gustamps manager said the extra demand at Gustamps may be due to the fact that the I.O.M. post office did not send the error stamp out to customers as a standing order item. Gustamps hope to be able to secure further stocks of this popular I.O.M. stamp error and to be able to offer them for sale at Gustamps in the future.
Elvis back at Gracelands
Gustamps have heard that an enlarged version of the USA Elvis stamp has been erected on the lawn of Gracelands. According to Gustamps the massive Elvis Presley stamp is on view to fans visiting Gracelands. Gustamps added that Prescilla Presley approved of the stamp addition at Gracelands, Memphis, where Elvis Presley lived. Stamp collectors in the UK can obtain copies of the Elvis stamp from Gustamps shop in Brighton and collectors are reminded that Gustamps hold a superb stock of Elvis Presley stamps which are available to collectors at the Gustamps shop.
According to Gustamps the United States Post Office have issued a severely restricted issue of miniature sheets containing 6 x $2 stamps. Gustamps say the sheets depict the ‘Jenny’ aircraft in an upright position. Gustamps have heard that only £100 sheets were ever distributed to the public. Gustamps say the sheets are so rare they must be worth thousands of dollars each, although, the face value of each sheet is only $12. If you have any of these sheets for sale, Gustamps would be pleased to hear from you.
Dad’s Army news at Gustamps
Gustamps have heard an interesting fact about the comedy programme Dad’s Army on the BBC. According to Gustamps a character in Dad’s Army called James Frazer who was played by the actor John Laurie, played the part of a stamp dealer who then became an undertaker later in the series, before finally becoming a Private in the army. Private Frazer told the army recruitment officer he was a stamp dealer with a stamp shop in Walmington-on-Sea. Gustamps point out that Walmington-on-Sea does not exist and is purely fictional as was Private Frazer’s stamp shop. Interestingly the sitcom is popular with everyone at Gustamps as well as many of Gustamps customers, because of its light-hearted view of the Home-Guard during WWII.
Gustamps were interested to find out about a special auction sale by Onslows in Dorset. According to Gustamps the auction sale included posters for sale to raise funds for the postal museum. Gustamps said that the old GPO original advertisement posters dated back to the 1930s and went on sale by auction during July this year. Gustamps understand that some of these iconic posters may turn out to be quite valuable in time.
ANNOUNCEMENT FROM GUSTAMPS
Special Gustamps outing in September
The management and staff at Gustamps planned to visit the British Postal Museum for a talk by Naomi Games, the daughter of Abraham Games, designer of the iconic 1951 Festival of Britain stamps. Gustamps shop was closed on the 17th September due to the planned visit by the people at Gustamps.
Gustamps recommend the stamp related exhibition at Bruce Castle Museum in Tottenham. According to Gustamps the exhibition tells a story of the first stamps and pillar boxes and how writing letters took off after 1840. Gustamps say if you live nearby why not check it out?
News from Gustamps – World’s oldest P.O. reopens
Gustamps have heard some good news about the world’s oldest post office. Previously Gustamps said that the post office in Sanquhar, in Scotland had closed. Now Gustamps have discovered that the famous post office has reopened. Gustamps point out that Sanquhar post office is internationally recognised as the oldest post office in the world. According to Gustamps the post master at Sanquar P.O. is a keen philatelist. The staff at Gustamps plan to visit the historical post office next year.
Gustamps have announced that sales of the popular lion post and go stamps have outstripped all previous sales of post and go stamps at Gustamps. The unusual demand at Gustamps has caused a temporary shortage of the availability of the stamp at Gustamps shop. According to Gustamps the lion stamp was originally on sale at the British Postal Museum and archive in London. Gustamps hope to be able to re-offer the unusual item for sale again when stocks are replenished at Gustamps. Gustamps add that the extra demand may be due to the popular heraldic lion design on the stamps.