Off With Her Head

August 23, 2016 by Stanley Gibbons

Two stamps in the sheetlet issued by the Isle of Man Post Office on 1 October to honour the artist Bryan Kneale RA have been printed without The Queen’s silhouette. [Read more…]

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Royal Mail campaign unearths one of the first postcards to carry a stamp

August 08, 2016 by Stanley Gibbons

Royal Mail has announced that it has found one of the first postcards to be sent with a stamp as part of its Letters of Our Lives campaign.

The rare card, which is postmarked 1 September 1894, states ‘This is the first day that a written postcard with a half-penny stamp affixed is allowed to pass through the Post Office. This will be a curiosity one day.’ It is addressed to a Mr Andrew Puer Esq of West London. Before this date, all postcards were issued with pre-printed postage. [Read more…]

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Cinderella collectors to have a ball in London

June 14, 2016 by Stanley Gibbons

At the Spring Stampex show in London Christopher Brunstrom noted that a customer at a dealer’s table inquired about a stockbook labelled ‘Cinderellas’, a word whose philatelic connection was unknown to him. The dealer explained that Cinderellas are all those stamp-like labels which are not listed in our general stamp catalogues. [Read more…]

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Southern England Stamp Show

May 17, 2016 by Stanley Gibbons

It is always encouraging to both collectors and the trade to see a new stamp show launched at a new venue. The Southern England Stamp Show took place on 11 and 12 March at the Farnborough Leisure Centre situated about ten minutes from the M3 motorway in Hampshire.

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Jennies unite at NY 2016

April 28, 2016 by Stanley Gibbons

Visitors to New York 2016 will be able to see a restored, 100-year-old Curtiss JN-4H biplane at the Javits Convention Centre in Manhattan for the eight days of NY 2016 (28 May – 4 June).  [Read more…]

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