GB QEII 1990 Machin 150th Anniversary of the Penny Black : Photogravure & Lithography

Some years ago I bought a dustbin bag stuffed full of GB material and amongst it were hundreds of this issue. At the time I noticed there were some differences in the printings but put them to one side and left them for many years. Recently I spotted some booklets for sale on an auction... Continue Reading →

Carson MicroBrite Plus Review – LED Lit Microscope

This is a quick review of Carson's 60-120x LED microscope (MM-300). I bought one of these little microscopes late last year and was again impressed with Carson's handiwork as I had been with their USB microscope. The following images should give you an idea of size and build. It's a tidy thing. It's a good... Continue Reading →

Stamp Collecting : Stamp Prices

How Collectors Price Their Stamps Stamp collecting is not exactly a new trend sweeping through the world; In fact, philately (or the study of stamps), and stamp collecting have been of interest to many enthusiasts for over a century. In fact, the American Philatelic Society (APS), which is the biggest congregation of philatelists and stamp... Continue Reading →

Royal Mail To Honour David Bowie With A Set Of 10 Special Stamps

• Royal Mail will issue a set of 10 Special Stamps as a tribute to one of the most influential music and cultural figures of all time • This is the first time Royal Mail has dedicated an entire stamp issue to an individual music artist or cultural figure. • Six stamps will feature images... Continue Reading →

GB KGVI 1948 Olympic Games 3d Violet Flaws

I obtained some part sheets of this stamp recently and having also bought the Stanley Gibbons Specialised album for the Kings I found a few flaws were mentioned. And so I was pleased to find I have two of the listed three. These are the stamps in question... So there are three flaws listed in the... Continue Reading →

Carson zPix Handheld USB Microscope Review

zPix™ 300 - MM-940 I was asked for my appraisal of this microscope over on the Stampboards forum so I thought I would post it here too. This is a USB handheld microscope that connects to your PC (I'm using Windows 10) or Mac and displays it's images on your screen. First a couple of photos... Continue Reading →

New Book : Old Norfolk Post Offices

Today I am pleased to announce the launch of my new book entitled "Old Norfolk Post Offices - A Picture Postcard Tour" by Roger A. Davie. Here's the preface from the book and some further details... Over the past few years I have been collecting postcards of old Norfolk post offices and also hunting around... Continue Reading →

Great Yarmouth (Churchill Road), Norfolk

Great Yarmouth, often known to locals as Yarmouth, is a coastal town in Norfolk, England. It is located at the mouth of the River Yare, 20 miles (30 km) east of Norwich. It has been a seaside resort since 1760, and is the gateway from the Norfolk Broads to the North Sea. ~Wikipedia One of many... Continue Reading →

Great Massingham, Norfolk

Great Massingham is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is also notable for the number of ponds in the village - two large ones in the village centre and more in the outskirts. ~Wikipedia Postmistress in 1900 was Mrs. Elizabeth West. I think the office was probably that building with the... Continue Reading →

Geldeston, Norfolk

Geldeston is a parish and village in Norfolk. It is about 1 mile west of Gillingham and 2 miles north west of Beccles. Other nearby villages include Ellingham and Broome to the west. ~Wikipedia Only part of the large building remains, the trees to the back would seem to be the same ones. The Postmaster... Continue Reading →

Fritton, Norfolk

Fritton is a village in the English county of Norfolk, situated some 9 km (5.6 mi) south-west of the town of Great Yarmouth and 11 km (6.8 mi) north-west of the Suffolk town of Lowestoft. It should not be confused with the village of the same name near Morning Thorpe in Norfolk. ~Wikipedia   Lovely... Continue Reading →

Catfield, Norfolk

Catfield is a village and a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village is 19.7 miles (31.7 km) south-east of Cromer, 17.3 miles (27.8 km) north-east of Norwich and 136 miles (219 km) north-east of London. The village lies 2.7 miles (4.3 km) south-south-east of the nearby town of Stalham. ~Wikipedia  ... Continue Reading →

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