October 17th, 2011

We have been rather busy since our last update.  There are two areas of particular interest; Japan and the British Commonwealth.  In terms of Japan look for some of those difficult to assemble definitive sets in mint never hinged as well as a smattering of material from early all the way up to modern, including some harder to find souvenir sheets as well as the ever popular National Parks issues.  British Commonwealth, however,  has been the area with the most additions to inventory.  The Channel Islands, including the Isle of Man sees a significant quantity of new material at a very affordable price.  The ever popular Machin series has definitely kept us busy.  For items that range further back in time the common design type of the 1948 Silver Wedding Anniversary issues of George VI and Elizabeth have been added for most of the issuing nations.  Venturing to the more esoteric stamps one might look for plate number marginals from a good chunk of the Empire as well as some scarcer part and complete sets.