The Five Shillings Penguin

This is a lovely example of a Fine Used Five Shilling Penguin, and we have it in stock. ” In the 1920s and especially 1930s the British colonies around the globe increasingly moved away from basic functional designs for their postage stamps, and a growing vogue for pictorial stamps developed. The remote Falkland Islands in the South […]

The Iconic Kangaroo and Map Stamps

The Iconic Kangaroo and Map Stamps     Regarded as the classic issue from Australia, Kangaroo and Map Stamps, otherwise known as Kangaroos or ‘Roos’ . This iconic series has 16 values, 3 that had their colour changed, and five watermarks. There are several distinctive die states in certain values and a range of shades […]

The Stamp that Changed the World

On the 6th May 1840 the launch of the world’s first stamp, the Penny Black, revolutionised communication around the world in the form of sending and receiving post. The process of sending and receiving a letter was complicated. For example, up to this point in time to send a communication, i.e letter, was very expensive, […]

Canada Quiz!!

Looking at RB2506, the 8 dollar Bear (SG 1762a), how many bears do you actually see? Look closely with a magnifying glass. Also there is a figure 8 in the value, but where else can you see a figure 8 on the stamp? You will find it where you least expect it!   To view […]

The stamp that changed the world

  On the 6th May 1840 the launch of the world’s first stamp, the Penny Black, revolutionised communication around the world in the form of sending and receiving post. The process of sending and receiving a letter was complicated. For example, up to this point in time to send a communication, i.e letter, was very […]