Stamps, First Day Covers and Collectables

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Heritage Transport

ROYAL MAIL POST & GO HERITAGE TRANSPORT FDC As part of the Royal Mail’s 500 Year celebrations in 2016 they have released a set of six ‘Heritage Transport’ themed Post & Go stamps. These Post & Go stamps are released on the 17th February alongside the New Issue set of...

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Story of a Stamp Dealer (Chapter 6)

BACK TO RETAIL In 1973 I started again with my retail business when I acquired ‘Trend Supply Service,’ this was followed by a string of purchases that ended up with having 1000’s of standing order customers. These were dealt with by a husband and wife from their home. By this...

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Story of a Stamp Dealer (Chapter 5)

Story of a Stamp Dealer (Chapter 5) Employing Staff It always amuses me that on Sunday you are responsible for yourself but if on Monday you take on an employee, suddenly you apparently should know all 20,000 regulation regarding law and safeguarding! It wasn’t so bad nearly 50 years ago...

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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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Story of a Stamp Dealer (Chapter 4)

Stamp Fairs I was starting to attend stamp shows on a more regular basis now, my first was in Aldridge, we had loads of cheap covers and had trays of 6d, 1/- and 2/6d each. We started the day 12 feet from the wall and ended up pinned to it,...

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500 Years of Royal Mail

The stamps embargo for the February 2016 Royal Mail 500 Years issue has been lifted and we can officially unveil the design of our fantastic stamps and miniature sheet covers. The stamps cover features a stunning ‘Mail Coaches on the Road‘ design and has been produced alongside the Bath Postal...

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5 First Day Cover Gifts for Grandad

Christmas is just around the corner and there is plenty of First Day Covers to buy for Grandad! Here’s 5 that we’ve got in mind, click to view; 1/ This cover commemorates the Centenary of the Formation of The Royal Flying Corps. It features a stamp and label and is...

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Story of a Stamp Dealer (Chapter 3)

TEACHING When I filled in my application for a teaching post I put in stamp collecting as a hobby. I arrived at my new school, Brickhill in Bedford, and was immediately told I was running the stamp club (also the Country Dancing Club but that’s another story.) When I asked...

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Royal Mail 500 Years

Royal Mail Potted History The second stamp issue of 2016 ‘500 Years of Royal Mail’ is out of embargo on Wednesday 9th December when we’ll get the first glimpse of how Royal Mail have approached this issue. The Royal Mail can be traced back to the infamous Henry VIII in...