BlogAlbany Stamp News July 2013

Albany Stamp News July 2013

Welcome to the July 2013 edition of the Albany Stamps collector e-newsletter.

In the past month new products ranges added to our website have included Isle of Man, Jersey stamps and folded Stamp Booklets. So do not miss out, visit and bookmark our site as we continue to expand our offering.


New stamp issues to be aware of:


The most recent issue were for commemoratives on the 11 July 2013 and featured butterflies.


Next 2013 GB commemorative issue:


On the anniversary of the birth of Henry Royce (of Rolls Royce fame) and the centenary of the foundation of car-makers Aston Martin, Royal Mail are issuing a set of six stamps featuring classic cars.  The theme of the Europa stamps 2013 is postal vehicles, so Royal Mail have added a miniature sheet to this issue, with one stamp showing a Morris Minor post van.  The stamps will be issued 13 August 2013.
The three 1st class stamps show a Jaguar E-type, Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow and Aston Martin DB5.  The three £1.28 stamps show the MG MGB, Morgan Plus 8, and Lotus Esprit. The 4 x 1st class stamps in the miniature sheet show workhorses of the British car industry. It features a Royal Mail Morris Minor van, a distinctive feature on British roads from the 1950s right up to the 1980s. Next the world famous London Black Cab with this version featuring the Austin FX4, and the original blue and white Police Panda cars, this a Ford Anglia 105E.  More up to date, the Land Rover Defender 110 is a Coastguard Vehicle, first produced in 1990.  As this is the Post Europe Issue the logo is shown in the bottom right of the Post Van stamp.


Another Exhibition Smilers Sheet will be issued by Royal Mail - Bangkok World Stamp Exhibition on 2nd August 2013. The Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (FIP) nominated Thailand as the country to host the World Stamp Exhibition in 2013, which will be held in Bangkok from 2nd to 14th August 2013, and will commemorate the 130th anniversary of Thai postage stamps and the establishment of the Thai postal service.


This months featured future Society Stamps Fairs & Auctions:

Norfolk & Norwich Philatelic Society stamp and postcard fair Saturday 10.00am to 4.30pm 3rd August, Hewett School Norwich, NR1 2PL

If you would like your society fair mentioned for free then use the ‘contact us’ tab on


We continue to get requests for stamps not yet loaded to our stamp site and we welcome customer requests for items not yet loaded and usually can source very quickly.


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