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By Richard West

The Falkland Islands, as with Ascension featured last month, came to the attention of much of the British public in 1982 following the invasion by Argentina. Perhaps considered by some to be part of Antarctica, in fact the islands are roughly as far south of the Equator as the United Kingdom is north. However, their exposure means that they can enjoy, if that is the word, four seasons in one day. … [Read More] “New Collector”

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Commonwealth collection sees light after 90 years

It’s not every day that a stamp collection comes to light after spending more than 90 years in complete darkness. However, this was the case during the Charterhouse auction of 15–16 March when a collection of stamps that has spent over nine decades stored in a safety deposit box in a bank vault was offered for sale.

The collection comprised booklets of stamps collected by Colonel R H Whitwell as a present for his Godson, Robert Smyth-Osbourne.

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Rhodesia Stamp Album available now

The Rhodesia Stamp Album, published by Peter Bale Philatelics of Johannesburg, South Africa, is available to order through Stanley Gibbons now. The album covers the remit of Rhodesian Study Circle, from 1891 to 1953 and includes spaces for all the stamps of British South Africa Company Territory, Southern, Rhodesia, Northern Rhodesia, British Central Africa and Nyasaland Protectorate.

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Salisbury Collectors Show

May sees the return of the popular Salisbury Collectors Show held at The City Hall, Salisbury. The show is well lit and divided into three main areas on two floors. Refreshments are available in the hall as well as next door in Salisbury Playhouse theatre and cosmopolitan eateries in this attractive part of Salisbury.

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