Postage stamp collecting. New Great Britain stamps and first day coversTime 2020-09-25 22:14:22
Description:Norvic Philatelics We try to be the web's number 1 resource for up-to-date news about new stamps of Great Britain. The 2020 stamp programme has now been announced and once again it reinforces Royal Mail's intention to garner more money from fans of popular entertainment and reduce their reliance on stamp collectors for cash. Nonetheless the programme (here) shows several stamp issues which refer to films or television programmes. There is not much actually being commemorated! This website - and eventually the business - was created twenty years ago in 1998 with the Lighthouses stamp issue. We have recreated and updated those pages here. The story of our 20 years (so far) is on the blog here. As it is much quicker for us to write a blog entry than to update a website, our very latest news will be on our blog. The last 4 blog entries are summarised in the column to the right. E-MAILing us: Many pages have clickable 'email' links. If you write, please use the SUBJECT line in your mail to indicate which stamp issue you are writing about. COPYRIGHT This website is copyright Norvic Philatelics; please ask for permission before using this material. All pictures of new stamps and other Royal Mail products are copyrighted by Royal Mail and are reproduced here with their kind permission. Webmasters, publishers, students and schools may copy Royal Mail images from our site, but the use of these images must be cleared with Royal Mail Intellectual Property office byclicking on this link. Please do not 'hotlink' to our images; if you want to use them, copy them (right click) and host them on your own space. Thank you! If you need anything for your collection which isn't shown here - please ask, we may have it. Our webshop has stamps, fdcs, booklets, postal stationery, world postal history, maximum cards, picture postcards, with integrated shipping and payment facilities. We also have a site devoted to the stamps and postal history of the countries of the Former Soviet Union in the 1990s. This is a fascinating area of modern postal history and we hope to find time away from GB new issues to develop this site to show material from Ukraine, Russia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Lithuania etc, as well as Belarus which is already shown. You can seeit here. WANTED! 1994 Postage Due/To Pay stamps For my personal collection I am interested in buying examples of the 1994 issue 'To Pay' stamps properly used on cover or parcel piece. The values issued are 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 25p, £1, £1.20 £5, all in the same design. Please email. LINE WITH GOVERNMENT ADVICE ALL NNPS STAMP FAIRS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE NORFOLK STAMP FAIRS The next Norfolk Norwich Philatelic Society Stamp and Postcards Fair will announced in due course Details here. IN LINE WITH GOVERNMENT ADVICE THESE STAMP FAIRS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Regular Norwich Stamp Fair back at the Brook Hotel Bowthorpe Sundays every other month from January to November 2020 Click here for details Regular King's Lynn Stamp Fair Saturdays every other month - February - December 2020 added Contact details External links Information on external sites is the responsibility of the respective site owners. We review links periodically to ensure that they are still valid and apologise for any 'broken' links that there may be. If you find any links which are broken or which are no longer relevant, please email Broken link and we will investigate and make corrections where we can. Thank you. UPDATE 4 MAY 2020 - Week 7 of Lockdown Version 2.2.4 of our Machin Security Checklist was updated recently and includes new stamps up to the 75th Anniversary of World War 2 stamps issued 8 May 2020. It can be downloaded here. International Mail Services - advice from Royal Mail on the current international mail situation can be found here. The situation in other countries is being discussed on the Stampboards Forum here. For the time being our shop remains closed, while we consider how best to work. We appreciate that this is a perfect time for collectors to browse what is available so we will consider re-opening over the next few weeks. Follow more frequent updates on our blog, and be safe everybody! whereyou can take part in discussions on a wide-range of philatelic subjects, learn from the expertise of others, and maybe help other collectors. Click on the banner to read and join in. Stampboards - please read the forum rules and, once registered, introduce yourself in the appropriate message thread. Thank you for being visitor number since the counter was reset on 11 March 2007 - you've beaten 1 Million in 10 years! Click the number to get a free counter on your site from StatCounter have 0845 calls in a package. If you do not, do not want to pay for phone calls, please email, or TEXT to 07765 858 457. Our signal strength varies and texts get through easier than calls! outside the United Kingdom? Pay uswith your Visa, MasterCard, or American Express card through PayPal! Within UK pay quickly by bank transfer! Askfor details! for 2019 2020 can be found in the blog - a new index to these years will be added soon. 20 March Postage Tariff changes, Machin and Country Definitives, including changed font on 2nd 1st Country Definitives - 15 January 2004 Royal launched the 'Smartstamp' - a stamp which can be printed from personal computers in homes and businesses throughout the country. Read more about the system and see examples here. Fee-freeonline postage launched 19 September 2006 Royal Mail launched a new online postage facility today which, unlike Smartstamps, has no monthly or annual facility fee and, unlike Smartstamps, is not restricted to people who use Internet Explorer as their browser. The 'stamp' impression is the same as for the latest Smartstamps version. Behind the address the service is printed in microprint. You can seea sample cover here - click Back to get back to this page. In October 2015 Royal Mail announced that the Smartstamps system would be closed from 31 December 2015. See discussion on the blog, by system users. In August 2017, the closure of Online Postage was announced for March 2018. AlthoughRoyal Mail had a monopoly on the delivery of mail, since 1981 charity groups, principally Scouts, Guides and Church Groups have been permitted to arrange the collection and distribution of greetings cards each year for a limited period before Christmas. See a selection of Scout Christmas Post Stamps here. Royal Postage Labels Click here to read more about this new phase of modern postal history. Updated 22 September 2003 with labels in new typeface and layout. In 2009, labels with the Machin head were usedfor Special Delivery items at just one post office in London.SeeMachinHorizon Label page. (In need of updating - see blog meanwhile.)
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