Newsletter March 2016

March 2016

Dear Member,

Thank you for tuning in. Spring is coming closer, the days are getting longer, and this has been longed for the entire winter. But as it still isn't time to bring out the beach-chairs, we put together a little light reading for you, to ease the waiting time.

In this newsletter, we are going to talk about several thing. We will do a final round up of our Prize Draw, as we still haven't heard from all the winners. We will also talk about some interesting recent stamp issues, and finally we have a great offer from The Australia Post that we want to share with you.

We are currently working on some major upgrades to Stampworld, as we are adding more features to the catalogue, and building new relationships with partnering organizations. We look forward to share these updates with you in the near future.

We hope you will enjoy this newsletter.


Penny Black Round-up

Our Penny Black Prize Draw ended on January 20th as you may know, and the prizes have recently been shipped from our offices. However, several winners of the draw still haven't contacted us, leaving us with a bunch of prizes here. If you are one of the lucky winners, please reach out to us, and if you are unsure whether you have won, you can check it out right here.

Penny Black Winners.

Get a Free Australia Post Decimal Currency Imperforate Minisheet

Australia Post has launched a new collectors website, and to celebrate, they are giving away a free Imperforate Minisheet to anyone, who signs up for their monthly collectibles newsletter before March 31st.

The website has a wide range of interesting content, for both new and experienced collectors. You can read about the latest stamp issues, see the stories behind the stamps, and receive exclusive online philatelic offers. You can visit the website by clicking here, or by clicking the Sign-Up button.

The terms and conditions for this offer, can be found here.

Current and Upcoming Stamp Issues

Aaland Post: Sailing Ships

This issue is part of a multi-year issue series, and depicts different sailing ships from the history of Aaland. The brig, Altai, was built in 1859 and was primarily used for transporting lumber on the North Sea. On the stamp, the ship is anchored outside of Copenhagen. Pehr Brahe, the barque, was built in 1877, and was the first deep sea ship in Aaland. Pehr Brahe was the first Aaland ship to reach the far East. You can see more about this issue here.

If you want to know everything about future issues from Aaland, you can sign up for their newsletter here

Correos Spain: Migration

This issue from Spain focuses on a situation, where more people than ever are being misplaced from their home countries, do to external reasons such as war and famine. The situation of the migrants is represented by a hand holding a wire fence in the background, and people carrying all their belongings in the front. This issue brings up an important situation which is worldwide, and hence important in all parts of the world. If you want to know more about this issue, you can do so here.

Australia Post: Fair Dinkum Aussie Alphabet

This recent issue by Australia Post relates to a range of homegrown Australian expressions, and has a humorous touch. The five different stamps represent five states of Australia, and each part of the stamp relates to an Australian word or saying. The series is designed by Gavin Ryan, and was issued on March 1st. If you want to know more about the story behind the stamps, you can visit Australia Post Collectibles, and if you wish to purchase the stamps, you can find them through Australia Post here.

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If you have a large stamp collection that you are thinking about selling, or if you want to get rid of some of the stamps that you have more than one of, here is your chance. By becoming a VIP member of Stampworld, you get access to several benefits. One of the main benefits is, that you can put stamps for sale, so you can improve your collection, by getting rid of stamps that you already have, and buy the issues that you are missing.

Another benefit of the VIP subscription is that you can get rid of the advertisements on Stampworld. Many members have asked for a way to use Stampworld without having to deal with advertisements, and the answer is by upgrading to a VIP subscription.

There are several other benefits from upgrading to a VIP subscription, and you can see the full list here, which is also where you can upgrade your account.

Philatelic Interests:

At Stampworld, we do our best to serve you the content that we believe you would appreciate the most. The best way for us to do that, is by knowing your specific areas of interests in relation to stamp collection. When we know what countries you are primarily interested in and what themes you prefer, we can provide you with content, news and great offers that relate to these areas. If you wish to fill in your interests, you can do it right here, or by going to your profile at

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