I have started work on some early QE2 Commonwealth. I already have a good stock of these, so only a few gaps are being filled. However these stamps sell quickly so more back-up is a good thing. Today I worked on Dominica, Gambia, Gold Coast + Ghana. More to come.

Some of the Canadian definitives can be difficult to identify. With some help, I now have three issues all sorted for chalky papers, perfs etc. These are SG 579-610 (the Centennial issue), 702-6 and 1154-69.  

Looking at July, the figures were down on May and June, but that is not surprising how good those months were. Lockdown is relaxed and some people are off on holidays. Are some customers suffering from stamp fatigue or are they out gardening? Anyway, pre-lockdown I would have been delighted with July’s performance so nothing to complain about. 

Commonwealth continues to sell extremely well, along with Australia, Canada and France. Not far behind have been Czechoslovakia, USA and Latin America. Apart from that, sales have been across the board with most countries featuring at least briefly. It can be hard keeping a broad stock like mine, but it pays dividends when customers have so much to choose from!

Stamp Fairs. I hear there is some movement with fairs. Some are starting up again soon. Sorry but I will not be there for the foreseeable future. With distancing still important I cannot see how fairs will enable me to keep apart from customers. Besides how many customers will want to come along as things are at present? I don’t think I will be present at any fairs in 2020. Quite a few of my fairs customers are buying from my online or through the post anyway.