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Early Exhibitions

By Tony Buckingham EARLY EXHIBITIONS I thought I might share my early memories of learning the game. I was as many of you know a teacher by profession and like most stamp dealers started as a “kitchen table dealer” though in my case it was a box room described in...

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Stamp Collecting on Tin Can Island?

Tin Can Mail By Craig Buggins A small volcanic island, just 15km2 in size and with a population of under 1000 hardly sounds like a place with a fantastic philatelic history; but Niuafo’ou, or ‘Tin Can Island’ as it’s also known has just that. Niuafo’ou is located in the middle...

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Nashville, Stamps & Elvis

Nashville, Stamps & Elvis By Mark Newbrook Various covers over the years have featured Elvis Presley and other stars of popular music.  I myself am a fan of classic rock, folk-rock and folk.  My beloved is a big fan of the contemporary country music scene, and I have now caught...

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Signed Lord of The Rings

Signed Peter Jackson LOTR Covers, take 12 years to arrive and 12 hours to sell out! An unexpected letter, some sharp quick interest and a few hours later everything is finished! Here’s to hoping the next signatory request letter is just around the corner. Below is the letter receive from...

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Is this the toughest man in history?

Is this the toughest man in history? In January 2016, Royal Mail will mark 100 years since the Ernest Shackleton Endurance Expedition with a set of 8 stamps. Honouring one of the toughest men ever to grace the earth, question is; Is he the toughest man in history? Here are...

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Tracey leaves Buckingham Covers…

Tracey is leaving us today to move to Oman (obvious choice) in 2016. Thought you might like to see the staff annotated leaving card…feel free to compare character with our ‘Meet the Team‘ pictures on website, the likeness is uncanny!  

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Royal Snail

Royal Mail apologises after post eaten by snails! Article courtesy of; North Devon Journal She had been expecting the letter and noticed it was taking longer than usual to reach her. The Royal Mail have apologised to a mum of two after her post was munched on by snails. After...