Gibraltar KGVI Definitive Stamps 1938-51

Gibraltar was known to the ancients as Mons Calpe, one of the Pillars of Hercules. Ptolemy first determined its latitude, and the correctness of his calculation is corroborated by the observations of the present day. The conspicuous form and isolated position of this rocky promontory, which stands like Nature's monument with all its rugged steeps... Continue Reading →

The Straits Times, 10 November 1935 – Gibraltar Jubilee

This is an old article I found in a copy of The Straits Times from 1935. I thought it was an interesting read and it mentions a rare Gibraltar error on a sheet full of 120 stamps. It also briefly mentions Captain H. St. C. Garrood who designed the nice views of Gibraltar for the... Continue Reading →

Australian 1d red KGV sideways watermark discovery

The Australian penny red KGV Head was first issued in 1914 and quickly became one of the most studied stamps on the planet. After 99 years collectors thought the issue had no more secrets – that myth was destroyed only a few short months ago. In early 2013 a Gentleman in Scotland discovered an Australian... Continue Reading →

Old Norfolk Post Offices Map

Thanks to the wonders of the modern age and Google I can present a map of the Post Offices I have so far listed in the Old Norfolk Post Offices category. Click here to open the map in a new window... or alternatively click on the map above to open it in this window/tab. Most... Continue Reading →

East Runton, Norfolk

East Runton is a small village in Norfolk, England situated close to the North Sea. It was once a traditional fishing village outside Cromer but is now a popular holiday destination for camping and caravan holidays. The village is within the parish of Runton that also includes West Runton. ~WIkipedia   In the postcard view... Continue Reading →

Woodbastwick, Norfolk

Woodbastwick is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is located on the River Bure between Cockshoot Broad and Salhouse Broad, within The Broads National Park and close to Bure Marshes NNR (National Nature Reserve). The city of Norwich lies 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) to the south-east. ~Wikipedia   The... Continue Reading →

Watton, Norfolk

Watton is a market town in the district of Breckland within the English county of Norfolk. It is situated on the crossroads of the A1075 Dereham-Thetford road and the B1108 Brandon-Norwich Road, about 25 miles (40 km) west of Norwich. ~Wikipedia   The above photo comes from the History Of Watton Website. As can be... Continue Reading →

South Walsham, Norfolk

South Walsham is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is adjacent to South Walsham Broad. ~WIkipedia   Still being used as a Post Office in the current day. Over a hundred years prior in 1900; Kelly's Directory of Norfolk lists the Postmaster as Edward Alexander. In the Census of... Continue Reading →

Saxlingham Nethergate, Norfolk

Saxlingham Nethergate is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk, some 15 km (9.3 mi) south of Norwich.  ~Wikipedia   The building still seems pretty much the same although no longer in use as a Post Office or shop. Thomas Simmons was the Postmaster in 1900 according to Kelly's Norfolk Directory.... Continue Reading →

Rougham, Norfolk

Rougham is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The local Church is Saint Mary's. The name "Rougham" is derived from the old English Ruhham, with ruh probably meaning rough ground, and ham, meaning village. ~Wikipedia   By appearances little has changed here in the past century. There appears to be a shop... Continue Reading →

Loddon, Norfolk

Loddon is a small market town about 12 miles (19 km) southeast of Norwich on the River Chet, a tributary of the River Yare within The Broads in Norfolk, England. The name "Loddon" is thought to mean muddy river in Celtic in reference to the Chet. ~Wikipedia    As can be seen, this building has... Continue Reading →

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