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 →

Bergh Apton, Norfolk

Bergh Apton is a village and civil parish in the South Norfolk district of Norfolk, England, 7 miles (11 km) south-east of Norwich just south of the A146 between Yelverton and Thurton. ~Wikipedia   The old Post Office seems to be the building on the left as it has signs. As can be seen the... Continue Reading →

Falkland Islands Dependencies Map Flaws Part Two – Spot on King’s Cheek

Further to John Spencer's comment here... John kindly sent me some images of another flaw that appears on the Falkland Island Dependencies Map set of stamps. I reproduce here the comments he sent me. Many thanks John ! Plate1 R5/1 Saunders and Harding in their Study Paper No 4 and later Goldberg gives a description... Continue Reading →

Barton Broad / Barton Turf, Norfolk

Barton Turf is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village is situated some 20 km north-east of the city of Norwich, on the northwestern edge of Barton Broad, the second largest broad of the Norfolk Broads. ~Wikipedia This was quite hard to locate because it has been modified a... Continue Reading →

Banham, Norfolk

Banham is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village is about 7 miles (11 km) north of Diss, 12 miles (19 km) east of Thetford and 20 miles (32 km) south west of Norwich. ~Wikipedia   Still there today, the Post Office is the central building, with the building... Continue Reading →

Aylsham, Norfolk

Aylsham is a historic market town civil parish on the River Bure in north Norfolk, England, about 15 km north of Norwich. ~Wikipedia.   As can be seen the view has not changed much. I can't get in close with Google Maps, but this following postcard illustrates the same view. At the time of writing... Continue Reading →

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 →

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