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London 2012 Olympic Games Dummy Stamps.

A recent auction purchase included a pane of six London 2012 Olympic Games Dummy Stamps.  having no knowledge of the stamps I did a little research which I share below. The stamps were produced for use in internal end to end tests undertaken by some Post Office branches in April 2012.  A letter dated 14…

The Story Behind A Cover

I recently bought a number of covers from an Indian dealer which included an Air Mail cover addressed to J W Young Esq, OBE.  My interest was aroused when I read the second and third lines of the address: ‘Finance Member, Jodhpur State Council.  The cover was addressed to 16 St James Square, London, SW1. …

Lamu Island Post Office

Lamu Island first came under the British sphere of influence in 1890.  The British had not taken a great interest in East Africa until Germany began to establish a colony to the North modern Etheopia. in 1890, the area around Witu was transferred to the British and along with it, Lamu Island. Witu has been…

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