Category Archives: Stamps

Map of Sark, Channel Island

I have had this postcard a few years. I like map cards and spotted this in with a collection of others whilst in the Channel Islands a few years ago. Advertisements

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175th Anniversary of The Penny Black

Today is the anniversary of the Penny Black, and the image shown here is the Google graphic for those who are Googling via It was issued on the first of May 1840 and was the first postal adhesive stamp … Continue reading

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J is for Jersey

This was produced by Jersey Post to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the liberation of the Island of Jersey from German Occupation.¬†I love the quote from Winston Churchill “….And our Dear Channel Islands are also to be freed today”. We … Continue reading

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I is for International Stamp Exhibition

This stamp was produced in the UK in 1980 for the International Stamp Exhibition. For some reason it was always one of my favourites.  

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G is for Goucher

Several years ago I was sent this lovely First Day Cover for the Goucher Victory Ship. From limited research it would appear that these ships, were named after Colleges in the US and were used in the main for returning … Continue reading

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E is for Elstead Mill

This lovely building, once a mill still stands, and is now a rather lovely and authentic public house in the rural Surrey village of Elstead. I have an ancestor, Sarah Ellis (nee Hall), born in London who moved to Elstead … Continue reading

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C is for Christmas

Whilst it is a little early to be reading about Christmas there are some lovely examples in my own collection!

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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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