Jargon Buster – Word of the Month: “EKD”

Jargon Buster – Word of the Month: “EKD”

The abbreviation ‘EKD’ is frequently used in auction catalogues, exhibits and reference books, and means ‘Earliest Known Date. In philately, and in particular Postal History, it relates to a particular stamp, cover, postmark or other associated aspect of the delivery...
The Museum at the Fully Interactive Physical Stampex

The Museum at the Fully Interactive Physical Stampex

The well informed collector among us will be aware that Stampex International will be taking place between Wednesday 29th September and Saturday 2nd October 2021, and after an absence of over 18 months this will be a fully interactive physical show, and not the...
Adventures in Philately Webinar Series

Adventures in Philately Webinar Series

The Museum of Philately teamed up with Stamp Collector Magazine and the allaboutstamps.co.uk website to deliver the first in a new five part webinar series, called ‘Adventures in Philately’, which explores and explains the world of stamps and celebrates stamp...
It’s a Long Long way to Muscat

It’s a Long Long way to Muscat

“It’s a Long Way to Tipperary” is a famous music hall song, often sung by soldiers during the wars of the early part of the twentieth century. But it’s an even longer way from Ballymackey in Tipperary to Muscat. You might wonder why we mention this...
The Sweet and Bitter of the £5 Orange

The Sweet and Bitter of the £5 Orange

In Britain around the year 1876, a £5 Orange stamp was equivalent to about £1000 in today’s money. It makes you think what on earth could anyone send that would cost that amount of cash? But that’s not the half of it, because one of the key inspirations and ultimately...