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History of the UK postage stamp

The postage stamp – the Oxford Dictionaries definition refers to it as: “a small adhesive piece of paper of specified value issued by a national Post Office to be affixed to a letter or parcel to indicate the amount of postage paid.” We see and use them in everyday life without really thinking about it, [...]

By | July 20th, 2017|Stamp Info|0 Comments

New Seahorse Discovery

Tony Lester has recently discovered a 1913 Waterlow 2/6d used with watermark inverted and reversed, and the item has a 2017 RPS certificate. The stamp has a corner crease and surface rub, but is probably unique. No watermark varieties have previously been recorded on the 1913 Waterlow Seahorses, and it therefore stands alongside the De La [...]

By | July 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What are the Characteristics of a Stamp Collector?

Since the beginning of time there have always been collections and those who collect. Whether it’s shoes for the ladies or watches for the men, collections come in all shapes and sizes, but one firm favourite that has stood the test of time – or at least since the very first stamp was issued in [...]

By | June 22nd, 2017|Other|0 Comments

Solar Eclipse Stamp

An innovative new stamp will be issued by the United Stamps Postal Service on June 20th to mark the total solar eclipse that is due on August 21st 2017, which will be visible in parts of the US. In the UK, we will only be able to see a partial eclipse on this day but [...]

By | May 4th, 2017|Stamp Info|0 Comments

Stamp mosaic beats the world record!

A stamp mosaic consisting of over 528,000 stamps has recently entered the Guinness Book of World records for being the biggest ever created. On the 9th March, stamp enthusiast Peter Boyd, took part in a very special art project held at the Southern England stamp show in Farnborough, Hampshire. He put the finishing touches to [...]

By | April 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments