We at Stampworld are really excited about this issue of the newsletter, and we hope that you will be just as excited as we are.
As mentioned in the previous issue, we present a partnership with a large player in the field of philately and philatelic accessories, and we kick off the partnership with a range of great offers directly from them. You can read more about this further down.
This issue will also include a couple of interesting recent or upcoming stamp issues from around the world, as well as a story from the upcoming New York 2016 World Stamp Show.
So sit back and enjoy.
We are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with one of the major companies in philately and philatelic accessories Nordfrim A/S. Nordfrim, which is based in Denmark, was established more than 50 years ago and has grown from primarily servicing collectors in Scandinavia, to servicing collectors worldwide.
Nordfrim offers a wide range of items at all price levels, and currently carries more than 13.000
items, with accessories alone accounting for more than 5.000 items. Nordfrim is an agent for Leuchtturm, which is the leading brand when it comes to stamp accessories.
Apart from accessories, Nordfrim is also exceptionally strong in stamps, where they carry a wide range of new issues from around the world, as well as stamp packets, kiloware, collections, duplicate lots, and much more. And in case the Stampworld catalogue is not enough for you, Nordfrim also carries a wide range of the most popular stamp catalogues in the world.
We made this agreement because we wanted to give you access to the best accessories in the world, handled by a world leader in the market, and we wouldn't settle for less than the best. We believe we have found that, and we are very happy to finally share this with you.
In order to celebrate this, all members of Stampworld will get free shipping on any order from Nordfrim, if the order is placed before May 1st.
In addition to free shipping, Nordfrim has also provided us with strong offers for some of their best selling items. Below are three offers, and many more can be found here.
Format 23 x 31 cm. 32 pages, from Leuchtturm. These quality stockbooks have black pages and transparent strips. Shipped in assorted colors.
You can find the full range of accessories, as well as everything else Nordfrim has to offer, right here.
Current and Upcoming Stamp Issues
Once again we have selected a couple of stamp issues from around the world, which we believe have an interesting story to them. This time we have chosen an issue from Italy, and one from Hong Kong.
Poste Italiane: Vinitaly 2016:
This stamp was issued on Monday April 11th, and was issued in observance of the 50th anniversary of the organization Vinitaly. Vinitaly is an organization that is involved with all aspects of the wine business in Italy. They are made up of several entities, and span from educating future wine producers, to internationally recognized wine awards. The event that took place in Italy on April 8-11 was truly international, with visitors from more than 140 countries.
The stamp itself shows a golden 50 as a recognition of the 50th anniversary of the institution, and also shows wine being poured, with a strong resemblance of a heart-shape. You can see the stamp here, and it can be purchased directly from Poste Italiane.
Hong Kong Post: St. John Ambulance Brigade 2016:
The Hong Kong Post issued this set of 4 stamps on April 14th. The stamp was issued to honor the 100th anniversary of the Brigade, which was initiated in 1916. The four stamps show different aspects of the work that the St. John Ambulance Brigade performs, and each show one of the four main services of the brigade. Each stamp of the set has the number 100 printed at the top, to honor the anniversary of the brigade. To see more go to Hong Kong Post.
New York 2016 World Stamp Show
As the New York 2016 World Stamp Show is moving closer, more information about the show becomes available.
It is getting increasingly interesting to attend the show, as it was recently revealed that a host of rarities would be on show at the show. The British Guinea One Cent Magenta, also known as the world's most expensive stamp, will be featured at the show. The stamp is owned by fashion designer Stuart Weitzman, but is currently on display at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum. The stamp will be on show at their booth.
The first stamp ever issued, the Penny Black, will also be displayed at the show. Two very special sheets showing both the Penny Black and the Two Penny Blue, will be displayed, courtesy of The Postal Museum of Great Britain and their National Archives. Neither sheets have ever been displayed outside of the United Kingdom, so this will be a first chance for many to see these extraordinary sheets.
Many more rarities will also be on display at the World Stamp Show, and more information can be gathered by visiting their official website.
What is next at Stampworld?
We are always working to improve at Stampworld, and we are still committed to that.
We are working hard on getting our forum ready for launch. Our plan is to create the world's largest online philatelic forum, where all our members will be able to connect, discuss, debate and mingle with each other. We are working on making the forum in several different languages, so there will be room for everyone, no matter where they are from.
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