AuctionAlly: eBay Shop Embedding

Time for some shameless self promotion. If you have a website or blog and want to embed your items for sale then I have been working on a new tool to make this pretty straight forward. My interest started here on this blog when I was looking for some way to embed the stamps I... Continue Reading →

GB QV 2d Blue: A Simple Plating Guide

QV 2d Blue Plate 1 I thought I would drop this link in for future reference as it's a well thought out and well presented guide to plating the GB QV 2d Blue. It's published over on Stampboards and written by emason (username). This is just a short simple guide to the early twopenny blues... Continue Reading →

Filby, Norfolk

Filby Old Post Office Filby is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It derives its name from the Viking File the Dane, who settled in the area around AD 800. The village is situated on the shores of Filby Broad and Ormesby Little Broad, in the Broads National Park. ~Wikipedia The postcard... Continue Reading →

Stanley Gibbons Goes Digital

Stanley Gibbons has stepped into digital publishing this week with many catalogues now available to buy in PDF format. This means you can now view them on phones, tablets and PCs. This of course makes them somewhat more portable, especially if you always have your phone or tablet with you. Gibbons have also updated their... Continue Reading →

Fakenham, Norfolk

Fakenham is a market town and civil parish in Norfolk, England. It is situated on the River Wensum, about 19 miles (31 kilometres) north east of King's Lynn, 19 miles (31 kilometres) south west of Cromer, and 25 miles (40 kilometres) north west of Norwich. ~Wikipedia Thanks to the help I gratefully received from Peter... Continue Reading →

Billingford, Norfolk

Billingford is a village and civil parish in the Breckland district of Norfolk, England, about 3 1⁄2 miles (5.6 km) north of East Dereham. The village is just north of the River Wensum, which forms the southern boundary of the parish. The village is on the B1145 road,[1] which links King's Lynn and Mundesley. ~Wikipedia... Continue Reading →

Old Norfolk Post Offices Map II

  This interactive map shows the post offices I have so far mapped locations of. Click the box at the top right for a full screen view. Sadly Google removed the street view from this type of map, but each location can be clicked on to reveal a link to the page here which does... Continue Reading →

Kirby Cane, Norfolk

Kirby Cane is a village and civil parish situated two miles (3.2 km) north-west of Beccles in Norfolk. ~Wikipedia   This is still a recognisable scene despite some alterations to the buildings. What looks like a shingle driveway in the Google image is now known as 'Old Post Office Lane'. The location is also shown... Continue Reading →

Brancaster, Norfolk

Brancaster is a village and civil parish on the north coast of the English county of Norfolk. The civil parish of Brancaster comprises Brancaster itself, together with Brancaster Staithe and Burnham Deepdale. The three villages form a more or less continuous settlement along the A149 at the edge of the Brancaster Manor marshland and the Scolt... Continue Reading →

Royal Mail : RAF Centenary 2018

  The Royal Mail releases a new set of RAF centenary commemoratives today, along with a host of other related collectable items. Presentation Pack Written exclusively by RAF aficionado Graham Pitchfork. This wonderful collectible includes All six Special Stamps plus unique Red Arrows Miniature Sheet. Special feature on the RAF Aerobatic Team. An authentic Ministry... Continue Reading →

London’s new Postal Museum and subterranean mail train

  An article by The Guardian newspaper on the recently opened new attraction. For nearly a century, and unknown to many Londoners, a postal railway network operated 21 metres below the streets of the city, shuttling around the country’s correspondence. At its peak, Mail Rail ran for 6½ miles from Paddington to Whitechapel, carrying letters... Continue Reading →

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