Sunday, 12 October 2014

Fishy - Sunday Stamps

We don't buy many stamps and it annoys me when the local post office insists on putting one large generated stamp on the occasional parcel we send abroad. Apparently it's easier for them that using proper stamps.

We buy a booklet of six First Class stamps especially for birthday cards and last week was no exception. This is what we got.

Great Britain - First Class Stamp Booklet

When I opened the booklet I thought it only contained four stamps untill I looked at the fish - the Common Skate (Threatened) and the Cornish Sardines (Sustainable)

These are two from a set of six issued on 5 June 2014.

To see what others have chosen in a week when Viridian lets us post what we like you need to follow the links at Sunday-stamps-191.


10 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob .. I saw those stamps and in fact used some of the info for my Sustainable Fishing and Marine Conservation post recently .. it opened my eyes to lots of things ...

I don't usually buy stamps like this ... so haven't seen this 'packet' of six ...

I love my fish! Cheers Hilary

Lisa B said...

I don't like the Post Offices using labels in preference to stamps so I tend to buy an assortment of stamps (when there is an issue I like), and then I use those when I have anything to send. I also end up having to buy lots of small values to make up the right amount. It's amazing how the value of stamps issued doesn't really match the cost of postage. Lots of mental arithmetic practice finding the correct combinations.

Joy said...

I like the sustainable fish stamps. I think those type of stamp booklets may be the only time most people see commemorative stamps (apart from Christmas). Its not only that its easier to use a label on postage but they have been instructed to do it. Like Lisa I buy an assortment although if my local post office have the commemorative stamps in and I ask they will put them on the mail and helpfully do the calculations for me.

WorldmedTourism said...

I was thinking of places to go surfing in the past.Beautiful places to be found in the stamp.The impressive when we're lonely.

Postcardy said...

That's an odd combination of stamps.

It is confusing to combine various denominations of stamps. It is hard to remember the current value of Forever stamps and the total usually doesn't come out even.

viridian said...

In the US they generate a label with the postage listed too. It must be easier that way I guess. There are $1 and $5 stamps available in the USA too. Thank you for joining in this week.

Heleen said...

Here in the Netherlands post agencies prefer postage labels, too. But the people of the two post agencies I frequent most, know my love for stamps, and seem to share a bit in my enthusiasm.
Usually I stick stamps on all post, including parcels (which sometimes is a good brain gymnastics: have a lot to count then, because I combine national stamps for international post, e.g. the December stamp of 2012 is worth € 0,40, while the one from 2013 is 0,55, and the usual national stamps € 0,64). But in case I haven't, they allow me to buy a stamp sheet and stick the stamps myself on the parcel before their eyes. I think they think me a good customer (and want to keep me :-) ), and by their attitude I think them good post agents, too (we don't have post offices anymore, but there are post agencies in stores, so the post agent keepers have a lot of other work to do, too).

Anyway: beautiful stamps, these fish pictures are awesome!

agi said...

oh i love these fish stamps! i had something very simmilar-looking to skate on my plate the other day

Bob Scotney said...

Google wouldn’t let me comment. I wanted to say I was surprised that skate are on the endangered list. They used to be so common 50 years ago.

Jo

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I buy older commemoratives on eBay specifically for sending attractive mail. I just the other day unearthed a similar booklet with Thunderbirds stamps. I'm not so keen on fish, endangered or otherwise.