the stale taste of wasted gunshot

GB - Pioneers of Communication, 5-SEP-1995
Birth bicentenary of Sir Rowland Hill (1795 - 1879)Engraved by Cz. Slania, printed in intaglio and offset lithography by Harrison & Sons. The stamp shows a portrait of Sir Rowland Hill with a Penny Black background.Queen Victoria’s portrait for the Penny Black was taken from a medal designed by William Wyon. Henry Corbould made the drawings for the engraver Charles Heath, though Heath’s son Frederick may actually have done the work.The intricate background was a guard against forgeries as were the letters found in the corners of each stamp.The printers were Perkins, Bacon & Co. Printing started on 11 April 1840 and they went on sale on 1 May, though they didn’t become valid for postage until the sixth.The Penny Black paid postage for letters up to a half ounce. Doubleweight letters carried the Twopenny Blue, and these went on sale 8 May 1840.

GB - Pioneers of Communication, 5-SEP-1995

Birth bicentenary of Sir Rowland Hill (1795 - 1879)
Engraved by Cz. Slania, printed in intaglio and offset lithography by Harrison & Sons. The stamp shows a portrait of Sir Rowland Hill with a Penny Black background.

Queen Victoria’s portrait for the Penny Black was taken from a medal designed by William Wyon. Henry Corbould made the drawings for the engraver Charles Heath, though Heath’s son Frederick may actually have done the work.
The intricate background was a guard against forgeries as were the letters found in the corners of each stamp.
The printers were Perkins, Bacon & Co. Printing started on 11 April 1840 and they went on sale on 1 May, though they didn’t become valid for postage until the sixth.
The Penny Black paid postage for letters up to a half ounce. Doubleweight letters carried the Twopenny Blue, and these went on sale 8 May 1840.

Tagged #gb  #my collection  #philately  #rowland hill  #slania  #postage stamps  

Posted on 16 July, 2010

Entry 22: The Chameleon - John Berkey  (August 13, 1932 – April 29, 2008)
scan of The Fantastic Art of John Berkey card #22, FPG Cards, 1994

Entry 22: The Chameleon - John Berkey (August 13, 1932 – April 29, 2008)

scan of The Fantastic Art of John Berkey card #22, FPG Cards, 1994

Tagged #cards  #john berkey  #space  #my collection  

Posted on 2 July, 2010

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
GB - International Year of the Child, 11-JUL-1979

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

GB - International Year of the Child, 11-JUL-1979

Tagged #GB  #alice  #cheshire  #mad hatter  #my collection  #philately  #stamps  #postage stamps  

Posted on 25 June, 2010

Winnie the Pooh
GB - International Year of the Child, 11-JUL-1979

Winnie the Pooh

GB - International Year of the Child, 11-JUL-1979

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Posted on 25 June, 2010

The Wind in the Willows
GB - International Year of the Child, 11-JUL-1979

The Wind in the Willows

GB - International Year of the Child, 11-JUL-1979

Tagged #GB  #badger  #mole  #my collection  #philately  #toad  #wind in the willows  #stamps  #postage stamps  #rat  

Posted on 25 June, 2010

The Tale of Peter Rabbit
GB - International Year of the Child, 11-JUL-1979

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

GB - International Year of the Child, 11-JUL-1979

Tagged #GB  #my collection  #philately  #postage stamps  #rabbit  #squirrel  #stamps  

Posted on 25 June, 2010

GB - Design Classics, 13-JAN-2009
Supermarine Spitfire - The Battle of Britain fighter designed by RJ MitchellMini Skirt - Mary Quant The Mini - Sir Alec IssigonisAnglepoise Lamp - George CarwardineConcorde - Aeropatiale and BAC’s supersonic jet was capable of twice the speed of sound and beautiful.K2 Telephone Kiosk - Sir Giles Gilbert Scott’s design is the model Bowie poses in on the back of the Ziggy Stardust album cover.
Polypropylene Chair - Robin Day
Penguin Books - Edward Young
London Underground Map - Harry Beck’s design was based on an electrical wiring diagram.
Routemaster Bus - AAM Durrant, Douglas Scott, Colin Curtis
pictures of the special postmarks for this, and most recent issues, can be found at Norvic Philatelic

GB - Design Classics, 13-JAN-2009

Supermarine Spitfire - The Battle of Britain fighter designed by RJ Mitchell

Mini Skirt - Mary Quant

The Mini - Sir Alec Issigonis

Anglepoise Lamp - George Carwardine

Concorde - Aeropatiale and BAC’s supersonic jet was capable of twice the speed of sound and beautiful.

K2 Telephone Kiosk - Sir Giles Gilbert Scott’s design is the model Bowie poses in on the back of the Ziggy Stardust album cover.

Polypropylene Chair - Robin Day

Penguin Books - Edward Young

London Underground Map - Harry Beck’s design was based on an electrical wiring diagram.

Routemaster Bus - AAM Durrant, Douglas Scott, Colin Curtis

pictures of the special postmarks for this, and most recent issues, can be found at Norvic Philatelic

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, GB - Design Classics II, Album Covers, 7-JAN-2010
Photo by Brian Ward

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, GB - Design Classics II, Album Covers, 7-JAN-2010

Photo by Brian Ward

Tagged #bowie  #my collection  #philately  #ziggy stardust  #stamps  #postage stamps  

Posted on 24 June, 2010

GB - Design Classics II, Album Covers, 7-JAN-2010
Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones – original cover and  liner design by Robert Brownjohn, photo by Don McAllester, cake by Delia  Smith; Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin;   The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars by David Bowie; Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield;  London Calling by The Clash – photograph © Pennie Smith;  Power, Corruption and Lies by New Order – Factory 1983,  design by Peter Saville, A Basket of Roses by Henri  Fantin-Latour, 1890; Screamadelica by Primal Scream – Artist: Paul Cannell; The Division Bell by Pink Floyd – design by Storm Thorgerson;  Parklife by Blur – design by Chris Thomson/Stylorouge,  photography by Bob Thomas; A Rush of Blood to the Head by Coldplay – design by Sølve Sundsbø.

GB - Design Classics II, Album Covers, 7-JAN-2010

Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones – original cover and liner design by Robert Brownjohn, photo by Don McAllester, cake by Delia Smith; Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin; The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars by David Bowie; Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield;  London Calling by The Clash – photograph © Pennie Smith; Power, Corruption and Lies by New Order – Factory 1983, design by Peter Saville, A Basket of Roses by Henri Fantin-Latour, 1890; Screamadelica by Primal Scream – Artist: Paul Cannell; The Division Bell by Pink Floyd – design by Storm Thorgerson; Parklife by Blur – design by Chris Thomson/Stylorouge, photography by Bob Thomas; A Rush of Blood to the Head by Coldplay – design by Sølve Sundsbø.

TYRANT #1 - written and illustrated by S. R. BissetteSpiderbaby Grafix, September 1994

TYRANT #1 - written and illustrated by S. R. Bissette
Spiderbaby Grafix, September 1994

Tagged #comics  #dinosaur  #my collection  #steve bissette  #tyrant  #t. rex  

Posted on 14 June, 2010

Marshal Law #1writer : Pat Millsartist : Kevin O’NeillEpic comics, 1987

Marshal Law #1
writer : Pat Mills
artist : Kevin O’Neill
Epic comics, 1987

Tagged #comics  #kevin o'neill  #marshal law  #pat mills  #my collection  

Posted on 13 June, 2010

Wolverine - Glenn Fabry
94 Fleer Ultra X-Men card #6

Wolverine - Glenn Fabry

94 Fleer Ultra X-Men card #6

Tagged #1994  #fleer  #glenn fabry  #my collection  #wolverine  #x-men  #cards  

Posted on 10 June, 2010

Octopus by Roger Dean
Roger Dean Fantastic Art Trading Cards #8, FPG Cards 1993

Octopus by Roger Dean

Roger Dean Fantastic Art Trading Cards #8, FPG Cards 1993

Tagged #my collection  #roger dean  #trading cards  #octopus  #squid  

Posted on 10 June, 2010

U.S.A - Centenary of American Natural History Museum, 1965

U.S.A - Centenary of American Natural History Museum, 1965

Tagged #usa  #philately  #dinosaur  #my collection  #postage stamps  

Posted on 8 June, 2010



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