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about new stamps of Great Britain, as well as all the new
postmarks, many of them pictorial and of interest to thematic
or topical collectors.
The stamp programme for 2014 is shown below. It doesn't
seem to be quite as attention-grabbing as last year when Doctor
Who and Football Heroes caught the imagination of the general
public. Children's Television attracted a lot of media
interest earlier this year, but is already forgotten as we head
for Working Horses and the final Classic Locomotives
issue. Later in the year Royal Mail will mark the
Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, and the first issues marking the
centenary of World War I. These last two will be issued in
the second half of the year and few details are available yet.
Don't forget that as it is much quicker for us to write a blog
entry than to update a website, our very latest news will always
be on our
blog. The last 4 blog entries are summarised immediately
to the right of this paragraph.
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the Former Soviet Union in the 1990s. This is a
fascinating area of modern postal history and we hope to find
time away from GB new issues to develop this site to show
material from Ukraine, Russia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia,
Uzbekistan, Lithuania etc, as well as Belarus which is already
shown. We've moved this from Geocities, and very
slightly updated it, and you can now see
1994 Postage Due/To Pay stamps
For a personal collection we are interested in buying
examples of the 1994 issue 'To Pay' stamps properly
used on cover or parcel piece.
The values issued are 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 25p, £1, £1.20
& £5, all in the same design.
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10 MARCH 2014
One new page has been added for the 'Remarkable
Lives' set of 10 to
be issued on 25 March, showing all 10 stamps and the
postmarks so far announced. (There may be more but they will
be after the issue.)
Further special postmarks have been added to the miscellaneous
postmarks page, and on the blog entry for the Royal
Marines Commemorative Sheet.
The Technical update of
our servers is complete. If any pages do not appear
as normal, please try re-loading the page, or clearing the
Meanwhile the blog contains all the news, especially the
fall-out from Spring Stampex and the many combinations of
Post and Go Faststamps which were available at different
times and to different people!
Stamps will be issued on 26 March for the new postage rates
which apply from 31 March 2014 - Royal
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NORFOLK STAMP FAIRS
next Norfolk & Norwich
Philatelic Society STAMP & POSTCARD FAIRS will be
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every other month from
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