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Classic Toys Stamp Set from Royal Mail

We all love a bit of nostalgia and reminiscing, thinking back to fond memories of our childhood. This new First Class stamp collection from Royal Mail will not disappoint. Designed beautifully by Interabang and photographed by John Ross, the UK's favourite toys from the past one hundred years are celebrated in this new set of [...]

By | September 12th, 2017|Stamp Info|0 Comments

Real auction vs online auction – pros and cons

An auction is a public sale where goods are sold to the person that bids the highest. Nowadays, with technology and people’s lives being so busy, more and more people are moving to online bidding, but is this good move? It’s important to understand how real auctions and online auctions work, because there are pros [...]

By | August 16th, 2017|Auctions|0 Comments

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