BlogAlbany Stamps News May 2014

Albany Stamps News May 2014

Welcome to the May 2014 edition of the Albany Stamps collector e-newsletter.

In the past month added to our site www.albanystamps.co.uk is a superb selection of unaddressed regional and GB coin first day covers, high value castle stamps, wilding graphites and more channel island commemoratives.

Next GB stamp issues to be aware of:

The next commemoratives will be issued on the 5th June 2014, World Environment Day, Royal Mail is focusing on the issue of sustainable fishing, highlighting the fact that a number of familiar species fished in UK waters are severely threatened due to factors including overfishing, and informing customers of sustainable alternatives.

There are ten special stamps with five featuring sustainable species living in British waters – herring, red gurnard, dab, pouting and Cornish sardine and five other species that fall into the endangered category – common skate, spiny dogfish, wolffish, sturgeon and conger eel which should be avoided by consumers. All of the fish have been depicted in their natural environments.

The presentation pack copy opens with a general overview of the history of UK fisheries. The First Day Cover has a filler card with an overview of the current UK fishing industry with individual summaries of the ten different fish species.

Further remaining new commemorative issues for the summer period will be on the 17th July Glasgow Commonwealth Games and the 28th July The Great War 1914.

New stamp issues and new products are added to our site every month and we always welcome customer requests for items not yet loaded onto our site. So you can give us your wants as well.

Best Regards Janet Hampton

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