April was a full month in lockdown. A painful time for many people either affected directly or indirectly by the virus. We have all had to live with restrictions that were impossible to contemplate a few short weeks ago. I have been very lucky because my work can carry on in isolation, not very different […]

Newsletter April 2020

NEWSLETTER APRIL 2020 March has been a terrible month for many people. The coronavirus has taken hold and we are all in virtual lockdown. There is nothing we can do about it apart from obeying the instructions and getting on with life at home. It is desperately sad for those immediately affected by the virus […]

Newsletter March 2020

NEWSLETTER MARCH 2020. February was another busy month. Postal sales were very high and occupied much more of my time than previously. So much so that I had little time for pricing up new material. The new stock is not achieving much sitting on a shelf waiting to be looked at! So I will be […]

Newsletter February 2020

NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2020 We are back on track again with this Newsletter following the late publishing of that for January. We have changed the hosts of the site and any hand over can cause delays. I think you will be excited by the changes planned for and I cannot wait to see them myself. […]

Newsletter January 2020

NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2020 Here we are at the start of a new decade. My business feels ready for the possible challenges. I have a solid stock of fine used stamps and supplies are not hard to find. I have worked with many of my suppliers for years and years and I know I can rely […]


NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2019 Much of my time in November was just processing orders. Usually I finish the orders by about 2.30 then have a chance to price up new material. On several days I was still putting together the orders after 6.00. So the list of new stock is shorter than normal. I am not […]

Newsletter November 2019

NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2019 This month was truncated by my holiday in Trinidad and Tobago, another birding holiday. I had never been anywhere tropical before so that alone was an experience. The birds were fantastic and we saw large parts of the islands and how the other half lives.  I managed to price up less stock […]

Newsletter October 2019

NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2019 Another good month for sales especially at Fairs. I attend less Fairs than previously but the ones I do go to have been exceptional lately.Commonwealth stamps have been performing best but there is interest across the board: Europe, Colonies, Latin America etc. Also there are collectors for the nineteenth century and right […]

Newsletter September 2019

I have been exceedingly busy during August in stamps and other matters. On a personal note, the annual Bird Fair takes place in mid-August each year and it is unmissable for anyone interested in birding. This year was even better than usual and I followed it up with three days in Norfolk, almost my second […]

Newsletter August 2019

July kept me busy even without taking the York Fair into account. I am pleased to see so many people wanting to add to their collections and I do not mind which countries they go for. In the next few weeks, plans are afoot to work on the French Colonies, Romania, Bulgaria and Latin America […]

Newsletter July 2019

quality Stamps / Prompt service, Since 1981 Robin Borwick A selection of customer reviews Fantastic Service & very nice stamp, thank you. Beautiful stamp! Arrived sooner than I thought. Very pleased! Very nice stamps end fast delivery thank you. Professional seller .Thank you very much! Great set, great price! Great working with this seller! Will […]

Newsletter June 2019

NEWSLETTER JUNE 2019 I was pleased with trade during May. Two very good Fairs and better than average postal sales. There were more new customers this month than usual and some returning as well, partly due to the Wants List Book that I produced a few weeks ago. More than ever, the variety of countries […]

Newsletter April 2019

NEWSLETTER APRIL 2019 An average month in many ways, March has come and gone. New material has been coming in much as before, with some especially good items now in stock. Postal sales were reasonable and the only Fair was superb. I have now received the Wants List books which we were having printed. I […]

Newsletter May 2019

NEWSLETTER MAY 2019 At the beginning of April, I went to Antwerp to attend the annual Spring Stamp Fair. This is the third year running I have been there, always in a buying capacity. It was excellent again with new material from Belgium, Serbia, Japan etc as detailed below. I have four main contacts there […]