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Barbados 50th Anniversary of Independence

In celebration of the UK’s Black History Month season, we will be hosting an exhibition based on the stamp collection of Jon Daniel; a British-born, award winning creative of African Caribbean (Bajan and Grenadian) heritage.

This unique display of fifty stamps, specially selected from Jon’s personal collection and the archives of Stanley Gibbons has been created to celebrate Barbados’s historic fiftieth anniversary of Independence. … [Read More] “Barbados 50th Anniversary of Independence”

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Gibraltar’s First Stamps

The fact that there are no less than four contenders for the title of Gibraltar’s first stamps gives a clue to the complex postal arrangements that existed in Gibraltar in the Victorian era. Two of them are in respect of the first adhesive stamps to bear the name ‘Gibraltar’, the other two are earlier still. Richard Garcia talks us through this complex period and puts forward the case for each of the contenders vying for the title. … [Read More] “Gibraltar’s First Stamps”

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Top Olympic Champions of All Time

With the Rio Olympics well under way, we can expect to see further stunning athletic achievement in terms of Citius – Altius – Fortius (Faster – Higher – Stronger) after the excitement of London 2012. Some Olympic champions become millionaires following their successes whilst most retire to relative obscurity. Some become household names for a generation or more whilst others enjoy fame for a few days and then, outside their own specialist sporting bubble, once again become anonymous. More than that, every generation seems to indulge in the arrogance of the present, proclaiming that their sporting heroes or heroines are the greatest ever, forgetting about the amazing achievements of athletes of previous eras. … [Read More] “Top Olympic Champions of All Time”

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The Humble Penny Pink

The year 2016 marks the 175th anniversary of the issue of postal stationery embossed with the One Penny Pink stamp. The Penny Black, Two Pence Blue, Mulready stationery, 1d. red and the 1841 Two Pence Blue have all celebrated their 175th anniversary – and fitting tributes were extended to them by the Post Office, philatelists and the philatelic press. Commemorative issues of stamps, postmarks and booklets have been made yet little (or no) reference has been made to the Penny Pink, which was issued to replace the Mulready stationery on 10 February 1841. … [Read More] “The Humble Penny Pink”

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