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The Politics of Printing in Stamp Design and Production

By |April 24th, 2016|

It is a truism that political considerations have affected every stamp issuing country, some more than others.

Postal History: Entire from John Claudius Loudon, Botanist (1841)

By |April 21st, 2016|

This extremely rare entire bears a 1d. red was sent from the famous botanist and author John Claudius Loudon.

Stamps of Jersey: Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday (2016)

By |March 26th, 2016|

Post Offices of Wales: Llanwrda Village (1933)

By |March 9th, 2016|

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.