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Member postings for Billy Broadland

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Thread: Guess the stamp
20/07/2013 14:20:04

Czechoslovakia 1963 Freedom from Hunger "Aid for farmers abroad" 1.60 kopecs.

I first thought it was a snow cat so looked at Antartica.

Looking through the Czech catalogue never seen so many Lenin stamps!!

20/07/2013 14:03:29

Is that a vehicle used in very cold places?

Thread: The Literature Theme in Philately
19/07/2013 18:16:17


I think you are being pessimistic. The fact that there is a programme called "Big Brother" and is obviously a clear reference to 1984 means that whoever commisioned the programme was well aware of the book.

The expression something like " its1984 style" is often used in the papers or on the radio.

What bothers me is the fact that RM have never issued a George Orwell stamp. Could it be that some high ups in the establishment remember that Orwell went to fight in the Spanish Civil War on the Republican side?

Orwell is one of my top five favourite authors and I think his appearance on a British stamp is long overdue.

Thread: Guess the stamp
15/07/2013 18:48:00

Not a country I'm very familiar with, but San Marino 1974 100th Anniversary of Death of Niccolo Tommaseo. 150 L.

Thread: Are you intending to buy any Royal Mail shares?
12/07/2013 19:11:02

I thought somebody would have started this thread by now.

As stamp collectors and people interested in the mail system generally are you thinking of buying any shares in Royal Mail if the proposed privatisation goes ahead?

Would it be a good thing if "big business" got hold of the mail system?

Should we, as interested parties, get involved and have our say, all be it a very small say.

Would the six day delivery promise be kepted?

I still have an open mind on the subject. Some privatisations, in my opinion, have worked and some certainly have not.

Any comments.

Thread: Andy Murray stamp?
09/07/2013 16:06:27

Is he the Scotsman that said "I'll  be supporting anyone but England"???

Edited By Billy Broadland on 09/07/2013 16:32:32

Thread: Guess the stamp
09/07/2013 16:03:29

Did he really say "A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step"???

Thread: Late posting.
23/06/2013 16:14:13

Sorting through a few George VI stamps I came across this one.

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Either the stamp lay in the bottom of somebody's desk or the letter got stuck in the postbox.

Has anybody else any examples of stamps being used past their sellby date?

Thread: BPMA sale: catalogue available
23/06/2013 16:05:38

Julia,which lots are you bidding on? A bit out of my budget range!!

Thread: Most cancellations on an envelope
14/06/2013 13:30:31

Recently bought some covers from Dublin. the package arrived safely. I think the person in the sorting office was rather carried away with the franking!!


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Edited By Billy Broadland on 14/06/2013 13:39:36

Thread: Which engravers / engraved stamps do you most admire?
03/06/2013 15:26:17

Well done fellow pedant, you beat me to it!!

It's nearly as bad as the Union Flag being called the Union Jack but don't start me on that one..

Thread: Science - Life, the Universe and Everything
01/06/2013 13:30:43

Thanks John, two of my interests together, Astronomy & Mathematics.

31/05/2013 19:49:11

Or perhaps this stamp, top right corner!!


31/05/2013 19:46:00

Am I on the right lines? Sir Isaac Newton!!


Thread: Modern GB- Why so Expensive?
25/05/2013 14:03:17

The only commemorative stamps I see on envelopes nowadays are when I buy stamps from somebody on ebay and they very often make up the rate with various stamps. Most of the correspondence i receive has business post markings or machine franks on them.

Thread: Collecting Birds on Stamps
24/05/2013 11:29:14


This is an Aquila but not sure if it is the "Roman Eagle".


Thread: Science - Life, the Universe and Everything
23/05/2013 16:48:06

Antoine Lavoisier, chemist, biologist and also had a degree in law.

Beheaded 1794

Named oxygen and hydrogen.


Thread: Collecting Birds on Stamps
23/05/2013 09:29:22

Or this one!!


23/05/2013 09:26:24


Thread: Science - Life, the Universe and Everything
22/05/2013 17:08:05

Otto von Guericke, german scientist, demonstrations in the 1650's to show the effect of atmospheric pressure. Once the two halves had been put together, the air was drawn out to form a vacuum and teams of horses could not pull the two halves apart.

Schoolchildren can now do the experiment in the school lab?

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