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Stamps of Great Britain: Shackleton Issue and 2016 Preview

By |January 10th, 2016|

Royal Mail Steamer “Trent”

By |November 15th, 2015|

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Railway Map of Cornwall, England (1936)

By |November 9th, 2015|

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History of the Post: Mystery of the “Madagascar”

By |November 8th, 2015|

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Stamps of Great Britain: Christmas Issue ((2015)

By |October 24th, 2015|

Royal Mail has issued Christmas stamps since 1966.

Stamps of Great Britain: Danger Mouse Cartoon Character (2015)

By |October 1st, 2015|

Nowadays Post Offices from around the world depict not only influential personalities but also cartoon, movie and comics characters.

Stamps of Luxembourg: Penny Black Anniversary (2015)

By |September 24th, 2015|

The first postage stamp was issued in 1840 in Great Britain and Ireland at the initiative of Rowland Hill as part of a reform of the postal system.

Who Committed the greatest Philatelic Crime?

By |September 20th, 2015|

Do you hear about the greatest philatelic crime? No? Then this article will be extremely interesting for you to read to learn the story that happened in 1872-1873, when the Great Stock Exchange Forgery occurred in London. In 1870, the telegraph system of the United Kingdom was nationalized and run by the Post Office.

Post Offices of Great Britain: Lachan, Scotland (1938)

By |September 19th, 2015|

This card issued for the Empire Exhibition of 1938 shows the Post Office at Lachan in Scotland.

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Stamps of Guernsey: Queen Elizabeth II Longest Reigning Monarch (2015)

By |September 5th, 2015|

Guernsey Post is ready to release a special stamp and limited edition folder to mark Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II becoming Britain’s longest reigning monarch and the longest reigning female monarch in world history. The Alderney stamp (priced £10.00) and folder (priced £95.00) will be issued on 9 September 2015, which is the date when The Queen officially supersedes Queen Victoria’s reign which lasted for 63 years and seven months. The definitive stamp depicts Her Majesty waiting to greet guests at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto during a visit to Canada in July 2010. With only 350

Stamp News:Three Rare Stamps could fetch Half a Million Pounds!

By |August 25th, 2015|

Three rare stamps dating from the 19th century could fetch as much as half a million pounds at a show set to take place in Islington next month. The show, called Stampex, brings together collectables from dealers and specialists across Europe.

Lundy Honours Trinity House

By |August 23rd, 2015|

Strong winds, fog or pitch-black nights often constitute serious problems for shipping. To help mariners find the right course in stormy waters, lighthouses were built as early as in the 4th century before Christ.

Stamps of Great Britain: ‘Britain’s Schindler’ (2015)

By |August 23rd, 2015|

A stamp to honour a British hero who saved hundreds of children from the Holocaust is likely to be issued by Royal Mail. A petition calls for the stamp in memory of the late Sir Nicholas Winton, who was known as “Britain’s Schindler” for arranging for eight trains to carry 669 mainly Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia to London in 1939. Royal Mail said Sir Nicholas, who died at the age of 106 last month, “is definitely among the subjects for future consideration”. The campaign, organised by the Jewish News, has attracted 65,000 backers, including Chief Rabbi Ephraim

Stamps of Great Britain: Bees, the Most Useful Insects (2015)

By |August 17th, 2015|

Royal Mail has prepared for issuing a set of stamps featuring six species of bees from different parts of the United Kingdom. The stamps will be launched on the 18th of August. Bees are our unacknowledged partners and ancient allies, vital in the pollination of food crops, keeping farms in business and in helping parks, gardens and the countryside to thrive.

Stamps of the Isle of Man: Manx ‘Buses Part Two (2015)

By |August 12th, 2015|

All Aboard Please! Manx 'Buses Part Two Isle of Man Post Office is proud to present a colourful collection of six stamps depicting a selection of Manx public transport 'buses which entered service on the Island during the 1930s and 40s. The images have been specially commissioned by local artist Peter Hearsey and 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of Isle of Man National Transport. The issue is due for release on 15th July 2015. The Island’s rich transport heritage is exemplified in this beautiful set of stamps entitled ‘All Aboard Please! Manx Buses Part Two’.