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"Journey through Time: Unveiling the Stories Behind Stamps" Amalbrea tin stream works, Towednack, Cornwall

Background imageStamps Collection: Amalbrea tin stream works, Towednack, Cornwall. 1920s

Amalbrea tin stream works, Towednack, Cornwall. 1920s
Surface view of the Amalbrea tin stream works at Towednack which were worked by John James Curnow. Photographer: A.K. Hamilton Jenkin

Background imageStamps Collection: Traffic congestion, Covent Garden, London WC2

Traffic congestion, Covent Garden, London WC2
Traffic congestion in the Covent Garden area, London WC2, showing a view along Henrietta Street from the corner of Bedford Street during the morning of 26 March 1959

Background imageStamps Collection: Arabian-Byzantine coin. Coin. FRANCE. Paris

Arabian-Byzantine coin. Coin. FRANCE. Paris. National Library

Background imageStamps Collection: Envelopes 1940S

Envelopes 1940S
A pile of envelopes, all to addresses in Scotland, and all something to do with timber and forestry

Background imageStamps Collection: Stamp Machine 1960S

Stamp Machine 1960S
A young woman puts a penny (1d) in the slot of a stamp machine, which will dispense a second class book of stamps. First class stamps are 3d (thruppence) per book

Background imageStamps Collection: Goolds Shaft, Wheal Grenville Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1911

Goolds Shaft, Wheal Grenville Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1911
Goolds shaft with Old Stamps house in background. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageStamps Collection: Graca & Cos stall - Hong Kong

Graca & Cos stall - Hong Kong - important printers and vendors of postcards, stamps and stationary. Date: circa 1905

Background imageStamps Collection: Amoskeag Corporation, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA

Amoskeag Corporation, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA
Weave room in No. 11 Mill (a textile mill) of the Amoskeag Corporation, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA. Date: 1911

Background imageStamps Collection: Last known photo of Captain Smith of RMS Titanic

Last known photo of Captain Smith of RMS Titanic
RMS Titanic - extremely rare first generation press photograph taken by Dr McLean from the tender Ireland as she brought mail and a handful of passengers to the Titanic

Background imageStamps Collection: Stamp Card produced by Ottmar Zeihar - Iran (Persia)

Stamp Card produced by Ottmar Zeihar - Iran (Persia). These cards enabled collectors to see stamps which they were unable to obtain, or afford

Background imageStamps Collection: Traffic congestion, Covent Garden, London WC2

Traffic congestion, Covent Garden, London WC2
Traffic congestion in the Covent Garden area, London WC2, showing a view along Henrietta Street from the corner of Bedford Street during the morning of 26 March 1959

Background imageStamps Collection: 100 and 50 drachmas bills, Greece. Coin

100 and 50 drachmas bills, Greece. Coin

Background imageStamps Collection: Londons new telephone-post kiosk

Londons new telephone-post kiosk
A new telephone kiosk in use in a London street, showing a caller inside, postage stamps being bought from the machine outside, and a postman collecting mail from the letterbox

Background imageStamps Collection: Philatelist at Work

Philatelist at Work
A philatelist at work on his stamp collection

Background imageStamps Collection: Boy Licking Stamps

Boy Licking Stamps
A young boy licks a stamp before putting it on an envelope

Background imageStamps Collection: George V Pillar Box

George V Pillar Box
An English postman in his uniform, demonstrates the knack of buying a book of stamps from a vending machine attached to a King George V pillar box

Background imageStamps Collection: Stamp Card produced by Ottmar Zeihar - Barbados

Stamp Card produced by Ottmar Zeihar - Barbados. These cards enabled collectors to see stamps which they were unable to obtain, or afford

Background imageStamps Collection: French Philately Manual

French Philately Manual
Albert Laplanches popular guide to stamp collecting

Background imageStamps Collection: Paris Stamp Market

Paris Stamp Market
LA BOURSE AUX TIMBRES-POSTE The stamp market in the Champs Elysees, Paris

Background imageStamps Collection: The Inland Office within the General Post Office. Royal Mail clerks sorting some of the 200

The Inland Office within the General Post Office. Royal Mail clerks sorting some of the 200 million letters sent
FLO4669686 The Inland Office within the General Post Office. Royal Mail clerks sorting some of the 200 million letters sent annually in England in the 1840s

Background imageStamps Collection: Paying for letter delivery, 1871 (chromolithograph)

Paying for letter delivery, 1871 (chromolithograph)
541960 Paying for letter delivery, 1871 (chromolithograph); (add.info.: After introduction (1840) of Rowland Hill's system of pre-payment by adhesive stamps, payment by adddressee was superceded

Background imageStamps Collection: Green Shield Stamps Shop, Gift Centre, 22nd November 1973

Green Shield Stamps Shop, Gift Centre, 22nd November 1973. Green Shield Stamps is a British sales promotion scheme that rewards shoppers with stamps that could be redeemed

Background imageStamps Collection: Sheet of 60 Cinderella stamps commemorating King George VIs coronation, 1937

Sheet of 60 Cinderella stamps commemorating King George VIs coronation, 1937. Cinderella stamps is a term used for stamps not issued for postal purposes

Background imageStamps Collection: Bauhaus Rug 2

Bauhaus Rug 2
Emma Make

Background imageStamps Collection: Design for a poster for the sale of summer stamps for the year 1938, c. 1938

Design for a poster for the sale of summer stamps for the year 1938, c. 1938. Creator: Willem Arondeus
Design for a poster for the sale of summer stamps for the year 1938, c. 1938. Branch with blossom and pears

Background imageStamps Collection: Friendship Charity Fete - Mrs. James Archibald; Miss L. Hancock; Mrs. O. McCammon, 1913

Friendship Charity Fete - Mrs. James Archibald; Miss L. Hancock; Mrs. O. McCammon, 1913. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Friendship Charity Fete - Mrs. James Archibald; Miss L. Hancock; Mrs. O. McCammon, 1913. Women in a cardboard post office

Background imageStamps Collection: Riggs Bldg. Post Office, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Riggs Bldg

Riggs Bldg. Post Office, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Riggs Bldg
Riggs Bldg. Post Office, between 1910 and 1920. Postal workers and customers, USA. Note scales at left for weighing parcels

Background imageStamps Collection: Caltilda Downes: Barbados Passport, 1917. Creator: Unknown

Caltilda Downes: Barbados Passport, 1917. Creator: Unknown
Caltilda Downes: Barbados Passport, 1917. Stamped by the British Consulate General in Panama

Background imageStamps Collection: Stamp machine, between 1910 and 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Stamp machine, between 1910 and 1917

Stamp machine, between 1910 and 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Stamp machine, between 1910 and 1917
Stamp machine, between 1910 and 1917. Postage stamps being printed

Background imageStamps Collection: Group: William Gibbs McAdoo, 3rd from right, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Group: William Gibbs McAdoo, 3rd from right, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Group: William Gibbs McAdoo, 3rd from right, between 1910 and 1920. American lawyer and politician William Gibbs McAdoo Jr

Background imageStamps Collection: International High Commission, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing

International High Commission, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing
International High Commission, between 1910 and 1920. American lawyer and politician William Gibbs McAdoo Jr. (2nd left) was the husband of Eleanor Wilson McAdoo

Background imageStamps Collection: 8 hour day signs, between 1910 and 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing

8 hour day signs, between 1910 and 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing. 8 hour day signs, between 1910 and 1917
8 hour day signs, between 1910 and 1917. New York, USA. Stamps promoting realistic working hours. Eight Hour Day - Work; Sleep; Free Time; Nearer to Justice; "Labor Center" N.Y.C

Background imageStamps Collection: Textile Stamp, c. 1937. Creator: Charlotte Angus

Textile Stamp, c. 1937. Creator: Charlotte Angus
Textile Stamp, c. 1937

Background imageStamps Collection: Stamps for Embroidery, c. 1937. Creator: Charlotte Angus

Stamps for Embroidery, c. 1937. Creator: Charlotte Angus
Stamps for Embroidery, c. 1937

Background imageStamps Collection: Extraordinary Accumulation of Postage Stamps, 1850. Creator: Unknown

Extraordinary Accumulation of Postage Stamps, 1850. Creator: Unknown
Extraordinary Accumulation of Postage Stamps, 1850....a young lady...was to be placed in a convent, by her father, if she did not procure...one million of used postage stamps

Background imageStamps Collection: America - The Stamp Act - Burning the Stamps

America - The Stamp Act - Burning the Stamps
American Colonists burn papers bearing the Stamps required under The Stamp Act of March 22, 1765. The new tax was imposed on all American colonists

Background imageStamps Collection: Darcey Bussell, ballerina, aged 23, launches a new special set of Royal Mail stamps for

Darcey Bussell, ballerina, aged 23, launches a new special set of Royal Mail stamps for 1993. Five special stamps, which commemorate the 600th anniversary of Abbotsbury Swannery

Background imageStamps Collection: Tesco Supermarket Store, London, 9th May 1977. Tesco Supermarket Chain has made

Tesco Supermarket Store, London, 9th May 1977. Tesco Supermarket Chain has made the decision to stop giving Green Shield Trading Stamps to customers

Background imageStamps Collection: Green Shield Trading Stamps, Head Office, Station Road, Edgware, London

Green Shield Trading Stamps, Head Office, Station Road, Edgware, London, 29th October 1963. Green Shield Stamps is a British sales promotion scheme that rewards shoppers with stamps that could be

Background imageStamps Collection: WW2 New Zealand Navy, Army and Airforce

WW2 New Zealand Navy, Army and Airforce, Give them something MORE than THANKS postal cover envelope Date: 1946

Background imageStamps Collection: Ww2 Second World War Two Usa American Army Military

Ww2 Second World War Two Usa American Army Military
ww2, second, world, war, two, usa, american, army, military, police, mp, armband, comic, postal, cover, 1942, 1940s, 40s, forties, envelope, postmark, arlington, stamp, stamps, looking, for

Background imageStamps Collection: Victory Through Unity, WW2 envelope, Canada

Victory Through Unity, WW2 envelope, Canada
Victory Through Unity, We Are United, WW2 envelope, Canada 1945, Roosevelt, Churchill, Chiang Kai Shek, and Stalin Date: 1945

Background imageStamps Collection: USA at War with Germany and Italy, 11 December 1941

USA at War with Germany and Italy, 11 December 1941 - WW2 American postal cover envelope Date: 1941

Background imageStamps Collection: Uncle Sam delares War on Japan, 8 December 1941

Uncle Sam delares War on Japan, 8 December 1941 - WW2 American postal cover envelope Date: 1941

Background imageStamps Collection: This is Inflation, WW2 American War Bonds postal cover

This is Inflation, WW2 American War Bonds postal cover
This is Inflation, Take a Good Look, WW2 American Buy War Bonds postal cover envelope Date: 1944

Background imageStamps Collection: There'll Always Be An England, WW2 postal cover envelope

There'll Always Be An England, WW2 postal cover envelope
There'll Always Be An England, WW2 American postal cover envelope Date: 1942

Background imageStamps Collection: Fruits of Freedom, A Free America, WW2 patriotic cover

Fruits of Freedom, A Free America, WW2 patriotic cover
Fruits of Freedom, A Free America, WW2 patriotic postal cover envelope passed by US Army Examiner Date: 1941

Background imageStamps Collection: Buy War Bonds and Stamps, WW2 envelope

Buy War Bonds and Stamps, WW2 envelope
Buy War Bonds and Stamps - WW2 American postal cover envelope Date: 1945



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"Journey through Time: Unveiling the Stories Behind Stamps" Amalbrea tin stream works, Towednack, Cornwall. 1920s: Delving into the rich history of Cornwall's mining heritage, this stamp captures the bustling activity at Amalbrea tin stream works in the 1920s. Traffic congestion, Covent Garden, London WC2: Witness a snapshot of London's vibrant chaos with this stamp showcasing the hustle and bustle of traffic congestion in Covent Garden. Arabian-Byzantine coin. Coin. FRANCE. Paris: Travel back to ancient times as you explore an exquisite Arabian-Byzantine coin from France's capital city, Paris - a testament to its historical significance. Envelopes 1940S: Uncover wartime correspondence secrets with these envelopes from the 1940s; each one holds untold stories and heartfelt messages sent during challenging times. Stamp Machine 1960S: Revolutionizing postal services worldwide, this stamp machine from the swinging sixties represents convenience and modernization in mail delivery systems. Last known photo of Captain Smith of RMS Titanic: A poignant tribute to Captain Smith and his ill-fated voyage aboard RMS Titanic; this stamp immortalizes his memory as part of maritime history forever. Goolds Shaft, Wheal Grenville Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1911: Step into the depths of Camborne's mining past with Goolds Shaft at Wheal Grenville Mine - a captivating glimpse into Cornwall's industrial legacy. Graca & Cos stall - Hong Kong: Embark on an exotic journey through Hong Kong's vibrant markets with Graca & Cos stall; soak up its lively atmosphere and diverse cultural offerings. Amoskeag Corporation, Manchester New Hampshire USA Discover America’s industrial prowess through Amoskeag Corporation – a symbol of Manchester, New Hampshire's manufacturing might and economic growth.