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British Library Philatelic Collections - the rocket mail to Wolf Rock 1948

Posted: 20 Aug 2014
Stranded on a lighthouse nine miles off the coast of Cornwall, thanks to relentless storms, three lighthouse keepers were able to communicate with the outside world thanks to a ...

Discovering stamp collecting rarities - 1955 half-crown booklet errors

Posted: 15 Aug 2014
We all dream of finding a valuable stamp or two amongst a packet of stamps, in an old album, or on a sheet purchased from the Post Office, writes Ed Fletcher, in the first part of ...

Discovering stamp collecting rarities - a stamp vending machine error

Posted: 08 Aug 2014
We all dream of finding a valuable stamp or two amongst a packet of stamps, in an old album, or on a sheet purchased from the Post Office, writes Ed Fletcher, in the latest ...

STAMP COLLECTING BLOG: Collecting stamps by theme - No.4 An open approach

Posted: 07 Aug 2014
A recent talk on Concorde-related material was both fun and informative, writes Matt Hill in his latest blog on collecting stamps by theme, and it wasn’t just the stamps that kept ...

Classic British Stamps - 1929 PUC £1 St George & the Dragon FDC

Posted: 01 Aug 2014
We asked cover expert Richard Park of Cover Collecting to tell us about one of the most expensive GB stamps he has seen: the 1929 Postal Union Congress, £1 St George & the Dragon, ...

Tintin on stamps, postcards and coins

Posted: 01 Aug 2014
This year marks the 85th anniversary of the creation of comic book icon Tintin. The juvenile reporter made his first appearance in print in 1929 in a children’s newspaper ...

Discovering stamp collecting rarities - Canada's St Lawrence Seaway invert error stamp

Posted: 01 Aug 2014
We all dream of finding a valuable stamp or two amongst a packet of stamps, in an old album, or on a sheet purchased form the Post Office, writes Ed Fletcher, in the first part of ...

Royal Mail stamps - Glasgow Commonwealth Games stamps

Posted: 01 Aug 2014
The Glasgow Commonwealth Games were the biggest ever multi-sports event hosted by Scotland and were marked by Royal Mail stamps which put the spotlight on six of the sports ...

Discovering stamp collecting rarities - the USA Inverted Jenny

Posted: 25 Jul 2014
We all dream of finding a valuable stamp or two amongst a packet of stamps, in an old album, or on a sheet purchased form the Post Office, writes Ed Fletcher, in the second part ...


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