There is no doubt that stamp collecting is a very immersive hobby and the sheer diversity of the stamps that you can collect is truly remarkable. As a general rule, when collections are brought to us to value they tend to fall into the following categories – general, countries and themes: General – this just [...]
You can always rely on the Isle of Man to be creative when it comes to their stamp issues and this year is no exception. As Christmas approaches, the Isle of Man Post Office has just issued six stamps to mark the wonderful British tradition of Pantomime. These colourful and vibrant stamps pay tribute to [...]
2016 seems to be a year of commemorations and celebrations what with the centenary of The Great War and Shakespeare’s 400th birthday anniversary and it also happens to be the centenary of Agatha Christie writing her very first detective story – The Mysterious Affair at Styles. To mark the occasion, the Royal Mail have issued [...]
The UK’s largest stamp exhibition takes place in September from the 14th to 17th September. Taking place at The Business Design Centre (BDC) in Islington, London, it is the 60th anniversary of the exhibition and to mark the occasion, two UK music legends are being celebrated. Thanks to the The Postal Museum and Smithsonian’s National [...]
Isle of Man Post Office issues miniature sheet to celebrate 100 years since the heroic Shackleton Expedition.
2016 is the year when we mark the 100th anniversary of the Imperial Trans-Antarctica Expedition led by Sir Ernest Shackleton. The Isle of Man have used this occasion to introduce a limited miniature sheet. This sheet consists of two 175p post stamps. One of them is depicting Henry Worsley, an adventurer who experienced the same route that Shackleton used, but one century later and the other is featuring the captain of the famous Endurance – Frank Worsley. Henry Worsley is said to be distantly related to Frank Worsley although there is no clear evidence to support this point. However, given that exploring was in their blood, the connection is likely to be more than co-incidental. […]