This cover continues the outstanding series of Great War remembrance issues from Royal Mail. Continue reading “FDC: The Great War, 1917”
This cover from Royal Mail features ten unique works of architecture in the UK. I think I have been away too long. Except for the Eden Project, I don’t recognise any of these landmark buildings.
This cover from Royal Mail commemorates ten species of songbird found in the UK. The stamps are beautifully illustrated and are the perfect herald for spring (I am posting this late). Continue reading “FDC: Songbirds in the UK”
This cover from Royal Mail commemorates famous racehorses. The cover coincides with the first day of the three-day race meeting at Aintree racecourse in Liverpool, UK, in 2017, culminating in the annual Grand National race. The Grand National is one of the major events of the British sporting calendar. Continue reading “FDC: Racehorse Legends from the UK”
This cover from Royal Mail carries Post & Go ATMs commemorating the contribution that the UK’s railways made to the postal system: Mail by Rail. Continue reading “FDC: Royal Mail Heritage: Mail by Rail”
In some parts of the world it is Super Bowl Sunday. To celebrate the day, here is a cover from my American football collection. Continue reading “FDC: Celebrate the Century – 1967, Super Bowl I”
This souvenir sheet caught my eye because it is shaped like a mango. I missed this item when I collected the issue a few years ago, so it goes into the collection.
Chinese New Year is here and the Year of the Rooster has begun. Best wishes for the year ahead from Thailand. Will it be a good year for you? Continue reading “FDC: Year of the Rooster, Thailand”
When buying stamps online, sometimes you receive your purchase in a plain cover, perhaps with an unadorned printed postage label. And sometimes your purchase arrives in a great cover like this. Continue reading “Cover: Belgium from the 1970s”
Super Bowl LI, the pinnacle of the NFL American football season, is almost upon us. I’ve started a new topical collection on the theme of American football and here is my first item: the Football Coaches issue from USPS in 1997. Continue reading “FDC – Football Coaches from the USA”
This cover from the USA carries 2 of the USPS National Parks forever stamps. Continue reading “Cover: National Parks Forever Stamps”
This cover from the USA carries a nice group of stamps from the previous century featuring birds and flowers. Continue reading “Cover: Birds and Flowers from USA”
This cover from Buckingham Covers features 2 stamps from Royal Mail’s 90th birthday issue for Queen Elizabeth, and a commemorative medallion designed by Raphael Maklouf. Continue reading “FDC: HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday with Medallion”
This is the 2016 Christmas issue from Royal Mail, which commemorates 50 years of issuing Christmas stamps. Continue reading “FDC: Christmas Issue, UK 2016”