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Stamps Celebrate Carry On Comedies PDF Print E-mail
Carry On star Barbara Windsor has joined soldiers from the Household Cavalry to launch Royal Mail stamps marking 50 years of the saucy comedies. The stamps - to be released on Tuesday - look forward to the half century birthday of the Carry On series and also the first Dracula movie by Hammer Films.

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World's Most Expensive Stamp Collection Sold PDF Print E-mail
The worlds most expensive stamp collection ever sold, amazingly had only 183 items, of all different philatelic types. It consists of classic Mauritian stamps with just four stamps making up 75% of it complete value!

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World's Most Expensive Stamp - Update. PDF Print E-mail
The world's most expensive stamp has been purchased by a collector in a sensational "swap", which has baffled many collectors around the world.

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Philippines Stamps PDF Print E-mail
Philippine postage history: first topical stamps of the Republic period in Philippine postage history

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William Wyon PDF Print E-mail
William Wyon (1795-1851) became chief engraver at the Royal Mint in 1828, in 1834 he modeled the head of Princess Victoria when she was 15, and this was subsequently used for the City Medal struck in 1837 to celebrate her first visit to the City of London after her accession to the throne when she was 18. This was the model for the head on the line-engraved stamps of 1840-79, the embossed stamps of 1847-54 and the postal stationary 1841-1901. The primary die used for the embossed issue was engraved by William Wyon, and the 1s and 10d stamps have the initials ww along with the die number at the base of the neck.

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Valuable Fake Stamps PDF Print E-mail
Anyone who might think fake stamps are worthless is seriously wrong.

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Chocolate Stamps PDF Print E-mail
On the 3rd of March 2002, Switzerland once more brought a new dimension to modern philately. After having explored the borders of the printing procedures by means of the embroided stamps, it now presents the first chocolate stamp. The theme of chocolate is not new, i.e. in 1998 Belgium released a stamp dedicated to this theme. There aren't a lot of other exemples yet, but isn't it perhaps a nice idea for a new thematic collection?

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