Friday, December 14, 2007

Stickers on stamps annoy collectors

Some New Zealand stamp collectors are angry with a postal company whose stickers are making it difficult for them to keep British stamps from the Christmas mail according to Giles Brown of The Press.

They say stickers placed on the mail by the DX Mail company mean they cannot retrieve the UK stamps which they usually keep and add to their collections.

DX Mail won the contract this year to process British mail coming into New Zealand.

Veteran philatelist Lucille Ibbit is quoted as saying, "It's quite disgusting. Normally it is just the New Zealand Post and they scribble over the stamp to cancel it. This is a big sticker right over it."

Ibbit, who has been collecting stamps for nearly 60 years, said placing the sticker over the stamp was unnecessary.

"They don't need to put it right over the stamp. They could just place it below it."

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM