NEWS DIGEST 27.06.2020: Stanley Gibbons stamp shop to reopen, other stories

  Today’s News Digest is brought to you from my personal Twitter account @VShah1984. World famous stamp collectors shop Stanley Gibbons @StanleyGibbons, based in the heart of London, has announced via Twitter that it will be re-opening its newly refurbished … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 27.06.2020: Stanley Gibbons stamp shop to reopen, other stories

PHOTO MOMENT: Armenian tax stamps by Vachagan

For the past few weeks I have corresponded with a cigarette pack collector in Armenia by the name of Vachagan. He and I have set up a swapping exchange whereby I will send him empty cigarette boxes in return for excise tax stamps from his home country. You may remember a previous Photo Moment of excise tax stamps for tobacco based on my exchanges with the renowned Russian collector Andrey Vasiunin. It was through Andrey’s collection website that Vachagan contacted me. Vachagan recently sent me an email with attachments of the stamps he will allow me to choose from and … Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: Armenian tax stamps by Vachagan

GOING POSTAL: The Half-Eaten Mind’s virtual postage stamps

By Vijay Shah With the advent of the Internet and a greater ease and speed of use in technology, it has become nearly effortless for anyone with the slightest technological prowess to produce personalised and tailor-made items, within a matter of minutes. Before the computer age, you would either have had to pay a lot of money to get something made especially for you or a loved one or go the free route and make good skilled use of a sharp instrument or pen. Either way, for the ordinary consumer, personalisation was a limited affair. Now, with the help of … Continue reading GOING POSTAL: The Half-Eaten Mind’s virtual postage stamps