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Stanley Gibbons re-imagines its stamp emporium

The Home of Stamp Collecting has reopened its store at 399 Strand, now with new display and exhibition spaces, private meeting rooms and more.

Balloon Monte and the Siege of Paris

During the Franco-Prussian war (Sept 1870 - Jan 1871) the city of Paris was under siege. Messages were not getting through to the outside world as telegraph lines were being cut and couriers captured and, in some cases, killed.

How to collect Penny Reds