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Topic: Caldey Island local issue
Posted By: Hilary
Subject: Caldey Island local issue
Date Posted: 27 April 2011 at 00:49
Anyone going after the Caldey Island local issue lighthouse stamp currently on ebay, be warned.  You'll have to fight me for it!

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Posted By: unohoo
Date Posted: 27 April 2011 at 01:09
There's two on there at the moment!


Posted By: Colin
Date Posted: 27 April 2011 at 02:13
I have wondered a few times whether the ebay cindies I have been buying have been at the expense of other members here - or whether I had lost out to them at the end.
 
I take the view that it is often better not to draw others' attention to auction lots until after you know you have won them.
 
So which one of the two are you going for Hilary?
 


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Posted By: Daniel
Date Posted: 27 April 2011 at 03:15
I do like Caldey Island locals, they don't have a prolific stamp issuing policy and they relate directly to Caldey. Now, I don't have the lighthouse stamp....Evil Smile


Posted By: Hilary
Date Posted: 27 April 2011 at 08:59
Originally posted by Colin Colin wrote:

I have wondered a few times whether the ebay cindies I have been buying have been at the expense of other members here - or whether I had lost out to them at the end.
 
I take the view that it is often better not to draw others' attention to auction lots until after you know you have won them.


I was more motivated by the fact that there are one or two very kind people on this forum who have been known to snap up lighthouse stamps and send them to me, and to warn them this was not the time for an indiscriminate act of generosity.


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With a memory full of ships, and seas, and perilous headlands, and the shining Pharos, he must apply his long sighted eyes to the petty niceties of drawing. - Robert Louis Stevenson


Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 27 April 2011 at 11:04
Those seem popular. Glad I already have a copy.
Anybody know how much they charge for them on the island these days?

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Posted By: Colin
Date Posted: 27 April 2011 at 20:05
Popular and yet inexpensive, and with, by the looks of it, plenty of potential buyers should you wish to sell later. 


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Posted By: Quilpusha
Date Posted: 27 April 2011 at 21:51
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 . . . we haven't been to Caldey for about eight years, but back then - as I remember it - we bought post cards at the PO, and their own stamps were an option to go with a Welsh region 1st Class stamp on the cards. Pennies to buy from memory.


Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 28 April 2011 at 00:22
Originally posted by Colin Colin wrote:

I take the view that it is often better not to draw others' attention to auction lots until after you know you have won them


Couldn't agree more.
My heart sinks sometimes when something I really want and have been watching gets flagged up in a forum with a post saying "Hey guys look at this!!!". May as well delete from the watch list when that happens.

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Posted By: Hilary
Date Posted: 02 May 2011 at 05:51
Got it!  

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With a memory full of ships, and seas, and perilous headlands, and the shining Pharos, he must apply his long sighted eyes to the petty niceties of drawing. - Robert Louis Stevenson


Posted By: Daniel
Date Posted: 02 May 2011 at 08:55
Originally posted by Hilary Hilary wrote:

Got it!  


Yes, thanks to me for holding off Wink (I must stop using that smiley)


Posted By: Hilary
Date Posted: 03 May 2011 at 06:28
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Yes, thanks to me for holding off Wink (I must stop using that smiley)
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You're a scholar and a gent.


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With a memory full of ships, and seas, and perilous headlands, and the shining Pharos, he must apply his long sighted eyes to the petty niceties of drawing. - Robert Louis Stevenson


Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 03 May 2011 at 10:18
Keeping quiet about desired items on eBay also works Hilary. I got in the highest bid on something i wanted this week, but I am sure I would have had to bid higher if I had alerted collectors to it.

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Posted By: Quilpusha
Date Posted: 22 May 2011 at 21:56
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 . . . just booked a late holiday to St. Davids, South Wales. The week will include a day on Caldy Island. If that interests anyone.


Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 22 May 2011 at 22:14
Just don't get in the habit of it

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Posted By: Quilpusha
Date Posted: 22 May 2011 at 22:36
Originally posted by Steve Steve wrote:

Just don't get in the habit of it
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 . . . hahahahaha! Pretty damn good for Monday morning Steve.


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 13 July 2011 at 04:56
More Caldey Island locals if anyone is interested
 
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GREAT-BRITAIN-CALDEY-ISLAND-STAMPS-OWN-WALLET-/140575707625?pt=UK_Stamps_BritishStamps&hash=item20baf711e9 - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GREAT-BRITAIN-CALDEY-ISLAND-STAMPS-OWN-WALLET-/140575707625?pt=UK_Stamps_BritishStamps&hash=item20baf711e9


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 14 July 2011 at 08:14
Hello Daniel, I read you are or were looking for the Caldey lighthouse stamp. I happen to have a block of four from the right margin. Perfect mint never hinged condition! In case you're interested, please let me know under jrwolthuis@aol.com, I could send you a scan. Thanks and happy cindy-stamping, Jan Roelof Wolthuis, Dutch musician in Germany


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 14 July 2011 at 08:15
Hello Hilary, I read you are or were looking for the Caldey lighthouse stamp. I happen to have a block of four from the right margin. Perfect mint never hinged condition! In case you're interested, please let me know under jrwolthuis@aol.com, I could send you a scan. Thanks and happy cindy-stamping, Jan Roelof Wolthuis, Dutch musician in Germany


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 14 July 2011 at 08:44
hello Jan
 
Welcome to the forum!
 
Instead of putting your advert here, which will get 'lost' as other people post later, why not start a new thread for it in the 'Market Place' section where all of the members will get to see it and not just those who are reading this thread?
 
Thumbs Up 


Posted By: Joolz
Date Posted: 14 July 2011 at 12:17
Or pm individually to each of Daniel and Hilary to make sure they see your offer.


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 14 July 2011 at 21:05
Originally posted by Joolz Joolz wrote:

Or pm individually to each of Daniel and Hilary to make sure they see your offer.
 
Yes, but as Keith has rightly pointed out elsewhere, if we all PM each other with information then there is no need for a forum.
 
Surely the best way to make a success of our forum is to make materails for sale available to everyone. Simply because contributors to this thread have expressed an interest in Lighthouse stamps it need not mean that other members past present and future would not also be interested, and I would have thought the first place people would look if they wanted to buy a stamp would be the 'Market Place' and Trading sections of the Forum.
 
 


Posted By: Joolz
Date Posted: 15 July 2011 at 08:55
Originally posted by Bearstone Bearstone wrote:

Yes, but as Keith has rightly pointed out elsewhere, if we all PM each other with information then there is no need for a forum.
Well, there are perfectly valid uses on a forum for both the public messaging and private messaging functionality so it's hardly an either/or. Confused
 
Nevertheless, in the spirit of "it's hardly an either/or", I should have phrased my earlier post as: "And perhaps pm individually to each of Daniel and Hilary to make sure they see your offer."
 
Speaking only for myself of course, I get an email prompt for a private message but not necessarily for every possible thread on the forum where something of interest to me might crop up. So, it would be fairly easy for me to miss a post on the public forums that would be of interest particularly if it was time-critical (I'm not on here every hour of every day) but I would certainly be prompted to check my private messages by the arrival of the consequential email prompt in my inbox and I would then check the forum. And everyone's happy. Aren't they?


Posted By: Daniel
Date Posted: 16 July 2011 at 09:51
For my part, I'm pleased to say that I read all posts (with the exception of the Best Pork Pie Ever thread LOL). I believe that Hilary was only interested in the lighthouse stamp and I have 3 of those stamps but may bid anyway to get the 4th. Although these 4 are often sold together I don't think that they are a set. That said, I've only ever seen 5 Caldey stamps which would represent a very conservative stamp issuing policy (Royal Mail please take note!). Does anyone know of any others from Caldey?

Maybe they don't produce stamps anymore. Thanks for alert Bearstone.


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 16 July 2011 at 10:52
I presume, I'd better find out first how this forum works, but never mind...
Here's an overview of all Caldey issues until 2003. Not only Royal Mail could take this issuing policy as an example: nowadays almost all stamp issuing entities throughout the world don't mind ruining bank accounts of poor old & faithful subcription members...
Here it is:
1973 blue and black - Monastery Church
1974 red and black - St. David's Church
1976 yellow and green - St. Illtud's Church   
1980 gold and black - Caldey Abbey
1982 blue and black - Abbey Church
2001 red and black - Caldey Lighthouse
Apparently, around 1980 reprints were made of the early issues with, I think, slightly different colours and twenty vertical perforation holes instead of twenty-one.


Posted By: Joolz
Date Posted: 16 July 2011 at 12:09
Originally posted by Daniel Daniel wrote:

For my part, I'm pleased to say that I read all posts (with the exception of the Best Pork Pie Ever thread LOL).
Oh, I read all posts (including the Best Pork Pie Ever thread Clap) as well ... only modifed by the word 'eventually'. But, I read my private messages with alacrity.


Posted By: Keegan
Date Posted: 19 July 2011 at 05:26
Hi Quilly (if I may be so bold) enjoy your trip to Caldey, they used to take everybody over in an old WW2 landing craft, the impulse to run up the beach screaming and then dig a hole was hard to resist. Regarding the lighthouse stamp, its the only one I've never seen on a first day cover.
If you could pick me one up - I'd pay you in beer.
keegan


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Posted By: Quilpusha
Date Posted: 19 July 2011 at 19:53
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 . . . Keegy, Wink consider it done.  I will pm you nearer the time.


Posted By: Daniel
Date Posted: 03 August 2011 at 10:21
Originally posted by jrwolthuis jrwolthuis wrote:

I presume, I'd better find out first how this forum works, but never mind...
Here's an overview of all Caldey issues until 2003. Not only Royal Mail could take this issuing policy as an example: nowadays almost all stamp issuing entities throughout the world don't mind ruining bank accounts of poor old & faithful subcription members...
Here it is:
1973 blue and black - Monastery Church
1974 red and black - St. David's Church
1976 yellow and green - St. Illtud's Church   
1980 gold and black - Caldey Abbey
1982 blue and black - Abbey Church
2001 red and black - Caldey Lighthouse
Apparently, around 1980 reprints were made of the early issues with, I think, slightly different colours and twenty vertical perforation holes instead of twenty-one.


Thanks for this response which answered my query exactly. I did bid on and win the 4 Caldey stamps mentioned so I only need 2 for the set.


Posted By: kevin
Date Posted: 20 April 2013 at 10:20
I am bumping this thread as despite living not too far from Caldey and having visited a number of times, I still don't have the 1973 blue & black Monastery Church stamp. If anyone has a spare to sell, I would be interested.

BTW, if anyone wants the current issues, they are for sale on the island and in the Caldy shop in Tenby for 10p each.

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Posted By: Keegan
Date Posted: 21 April 2013 at 08:43
Hi Kevin, I'll certainly keep my eyes open for this missing Caldey stamp. It's such a shame they stopped doing them as it's another lost source of income, as we all know monking isn't cheap these days.
They regularly turn up (sometimes in larger numbers than you would wish) in collections or bulk packets. Also worth looking out for are any covers franked with the 'Museum' cancel as it was only in use for a few weeks.
I have been trying to get hold of a FDC for the 2001 red lighthouse stamp. Have everything else and have even been told they didn't do any. But that doesn't deter me - I WANT ONE !!!!


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Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 21 April 2013 at 11:01
For more information on the monks of Caldey Island read the Aberystwyth Louie Knight novels by Malscolm Pryce. You'd be surprised what they get up to when they go AWOL

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Posted By: kevin
Date Posted: 22 April 2013 at 00:34
I didn't realise that the monks had stopped issuing stamps. I know that they haven't issued any new stamps for a long time but thought that the old ones were still available.
 
I know that they have stopped producing white chocolate as the Monks thought that there was not enough demand. They only make the milk chocolate now. Apparantly, the shop staff in Tenby did not agree but how do you argue with a monk?
 
When I am next in Tenby, I will visit the shop and check.  If the stamps are available, does anyone here want me to pick some up?
 


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