Monthly Archives: November 2014

Concorde Stamp 1969

Growing up around 40 miles from London it is probably no surprise that the sky’s above contained many¬†aircraft either landing or taking off en-route to somewhere wonderful. Concorde often flew overhead and despite being around 30,000 feet above in the … Continue reading

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Philatelic Counter at Guildford Post Office on 21st October 1981

Having explored the delights of the stamp shop collecting and feasting on the stamps of yesteryear I also gathered various First Day Covers (FDC) and commemoration postcards. This one is a favourite and forms part of my Guildford and District … Continue reading

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The One Penny Orange Mystery by Morris Ackerman – Book Review

I was intrigued with I saw this book , and reminded of happy memories of 40 years ago when my Grandfather put a 1p British stamp into a matchbox and told me to see if I could find any others … Continue reading

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Guildford Railway Station

The postcard shown here dates from the early 1920’s and shows the forecourt to the railway station at Guildford. It is certainly the view my maternal Grandparents would have seen around this time. When I was growing up it looked … Continue reading

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Introduction

When I was about 3 or so my Grandfather gave me a pile of stamps and a match box. The task was to put the one penny (1p) stamps in the match box. I guess it was a cheap and … Continue reading

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