Gustamps sells out of Isle-Of-Man stamp

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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.

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US post office issue rare sheet

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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.

Old GPO posters help the postal museum

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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.

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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 Tottenham exhibition

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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.

Post and go stamp sells fast at Gustamps

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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.

Special treat for philatelists

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Gustamps were pleased to hear of the special trip by a group of philatelists to the international security printers according to Gustamps the visit to ISP which took place earlier this year allowed the stamp collectors to see what goes on behind the scenes at the stamp printers. Gustamps heard the event was organised by the B.P.M.A. Gustamps think this type of philatelic outing should happen more often and Gustamps say it can only benefit the hobby of stamp collecting generally.

Elvis Presley news from Gustamps

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As any visitor to Gustamps shop in Brighton would be aware , Gustamps have one of the finest stocks of Elvis Presley stamps for sale in the UK. Gustamps Elvis stamp stock includes Mint stamp sets, miniature sheets and F.D.C.s all available at bargain prices. Gustamps point out that many countries have issued Elvis stamps but one of the most popular Elvis stamps at Gustamps sho is the one issued by the USA in 1993. Gustamps have heard that a brand new Elvis stamp is to be issued by the USA this year. Gustamps can reveal that the stamp printed simply in black and white depicts Elvis as he was in 1955 also has Elvis’ signature printed in gold. Gustamps hope to be able to offer this great new issue Elvis Presley stamp for sale at Gustamps Brighton based shop shortly. Gustamps also have Buddy Holly and other Rock & Roll stamp issues available at Gustamps shop situated near Brighton Town Hall and the Brighton Lanes.

Gustamps customer saw the Prime Minister

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A regular customer to Gustamps shop told Gustamps shop staff about his visit to Blenheim Palace (Churchill’s birthplace). Gustamps staff heard that whilst there he saw Mr David Cameron, the Prime Minister. Gustamps customer told Gustamps manager that the PM was unveiling a plaque dedicated to Churchill which depicted the brown 4D Churchill stamp issued by the GPO in 1965. Whilst at Gustamps shop, Gustamps customer bought one of the original British 1965 Churchill stamps with an error. The error stamp which was on sale at Gustamps had a colour shift with a broken white line. This gave the impression of Churchill’s shoulder appearing to be dislocated on the stamp illustration.

Thanks from Gustamps to Gustamps customer for his interesting news and for allowing Gustamps to share it with other readers.

Gustamps update about Canada Post Error

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As an update about the news regarding the Canada Post Stamp Error, Gustamps have discovered that not all the stamp errors were recalled. According to Gustamps several sheets showing the error had already been sold to collectors. Gustamps have heard that these have already been offered on Ebay at High Premium prices above the face value. Gustamps do not have any of these stamps available for sale at the moment. Gustamps wait with interest to see how the Canada Post Stamp Error story unfolds.

Gustamps hears of Canada Post Error

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Whilst buying some Newfoundland stamps at Gustamps Brighton shop, one of Gustamps customers told the manager at Gustamps how he had heard that the Canadian post office had made a great error. Gustamps manager learnt from the customer that whilst at his local stamp club he had heard that Canada post had issued a stamp booklet for UNESCO Heritage Sites. Gustamps was told that one of the stamps in the booklet which should have illustrated Dinosaur Park actually depicted an illustration of a rock formation in Alberta, Canada. Gustamps customer said he heard that many thousands of booklets had to be recalled because of the error. Gustamps manager told the customer he had heard that a miniature sheet was due to be issued for the same commemoration, and wondered if that would be withdrawn too.

Thanks to Gustamps Canadian customer from Gustamps and for letting Gustamps share his news, information given at Gustamps shop with other readers. Gustamps will keep readers updated with any more info on this topic.