St Lucia: A Case of Unfortunate Timing

The 1936 King George V definitive issue was to be the first St Lucia definitive set for more than 20 years, replacing the portrait illustrations that had dominated for half a century. It was an impressive pictorial set of 12 pictorial designs in values from ½d to 10/ and each featuring a portrait of theContinue reading “St Lucia: A Case of Unfortunate Timing”

Guide: Removing Self Adhesive Stamps from Covers

It’s been a mainstay activity of the philatelist since the dawn of the adhesive stamp … the removal of used postage stamps from covers. Many of us will have commandeered the kitchen sink to soak our on-paper stock before peeling off the stamps and leaving to dry on a neighbouring work surface. Traditionally, the gumContinue reading “Guide: Removing Self Adhesive Stamps from Covers”