We open the year with many new items in inventory well worth mentioning. As has been the case over the last number of months we have given special attention to Canada, where we have added some interesting used and mint material. The wider Commonwealth as a whole has been somewhat quiet, although the area of New South Wales back-of-the-book has seen some worthwhile additions. For the French Community countries French Polynesia and the Wallis and Futuna Islands we have added several unlisted sets in the form of imperforates. We try to add stamps to the very popular area of People’s Republic of China whenever we can, and the last few days are no exception, with complete sets in mint blocks of four making their way into inventory.