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The Postal Museum, Mail by Air and Ladybird Books

This week we can look forward to not one but three new issues from Royal Mail, all of which engender a sense of history and nostalgia.  These sentiments provide a valuable antidote to the troubled times that we are experiencing. World peace is threatened by the actions of North Korea and a destructive hurricane is [...]

By | 2017-09-15T17:41:22+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Categories: 2017 GB stamps, Stamps|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The Great War 1917 stamps

31 July 2017 will see the release of the fourth of five stamp issues from Royal Mail which mark the centenary of the First World War. As with the previous Great War issues, the events of the year, in this case 1917, are explored through stamps depicting poppies, poetry, war art, a memorial and an [...]

Domesday Book off to the USA & Foxes in from France.

Domesday Book 1086 17p stamp (PHQ) card from 1986 off to a keen historian and reader in the USA. Two fancy foxes sent in by one of the youngest postcard senders ever, Ava who is only 10 months old (I think her parents secretly helped!) and who only has three teeth, from France!

Today Is The Greatest & Greetings from Port Arthur in Tasmania, Australia.

You can't really argue with this postcard, especially when it's Friday! Off to a Postcrosser in The Netherlands. Greetings from Port Arthur where there was a penal colony in operation from 1830 until 1877. Certainly looks very historical as Beverley says on the back of this great postcard she sent from Tasmania in Australia, many [...]

The 75th Anniversary of The Battle of Britain stamp issue and multicoloured flamingos off inland.

New stamp Miniature Sheet out today to mark The 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The first pretty pattern postcard I've done (this has taken a fair while!) featuring multicoloured flamingos off inland to a birdy mailartist!

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