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Thursday, 28 May 2020

Back to the blog

I am back to blogging again after some conversations with Halesowen College and their IT section.

All should be ok now.

Sunday, 24 May 2020

Not posting

All

I will not be posting over the next couple of days due to an odd email that I received and apparently was received by others who read this blog. I have a person in the know looking into the matter.

Thursday, 21 May 2020

An interesting Barbados matter

What a great article in terms of explaining what is right and wrong with certain features on a stamp.
Would recommend a read of this as it extremely well laid out and explained.


 https://www.barbadosstamps.co.uk/is-this-rare-barbados-stamp-a-dangerous-forgery/

Friday, 15 May 2020

The Coronavirus effect.

Well who would of thought that a life threatening virus has or would have an effect on society as much as this one. Out of this though has come some really great soul searching and thought provoking ideas that has made the populations who have been attacked take stock and question do we need to do some of the things that make our lives the way it is.

One of the good outcomes is that the human race has had time to revisit their hobbies and pastimes and use social media to develop and promote them. For the subject of Philately this has been a real boost and has proved the pastime is stronger than some of us thought.

Also out of this has come a chance to search for, find and read some really excellent blog sites whether on Blogger, Wordpress or other platforms. There are so many that to list them would take an age but it had crossed my mind that it would be invaluable to have a news sheet available as a downloadable .pdf file that had articles grouped in one place from blogs for the period of each month.
Each article would have its link to the originators article, there would be no comments box or like counter etc.
The initial hurdle would be getting the originators permission to lift the articles and place in the .pdf.

The size in number of pages required would obviously depend on how many articles are available and who finds sites as yet not discovered that would need permissions etc.

Just a thought at present, one document with all the best articles from blogs on it.

I wonder what the response would be ?????

At What Price

Another blog post from Commonwealth Stamps Opinion that is to the point. Link below.

https://commonwealthstampsopinion.blogspot.com/2020/05/1669-philatelic-collector-inc-new.html

Latest postmarks

Very good short article by Norvic on postmarks at the link below.


https://blog.norphil.co.uk/2020/05/may-2020-slogan-postmarks.html

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Gibraltar stamps

Next few stamps I came across today.



Issued in 1938 these are not in good condition similar to the Ceylonese items in the post before. Still an attractive stamp all the same.

Back to the blog

I am back to blogging again after some conversations with Halesowen College and their IT section. All should be ok now.