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Merry Christmas to all our readers

Just a few musings on a theme to entertain our e-readers. Here is our garden friend, and helpmate, robin, always hopping about on newly dug soil, and even perching on your spade handle. If you are lucky, or perseverant, you can even teach one to eat mealworms from your hand. The robin is also very associated with Christmas; we wonder how many Christmas cards you had that featured one, especially perching on a post-box? This is actually a connexion almost lost to the mists of time; but in thos

January 2018 – Society Auction Accepting Bids

Well, my last jottings about the cricket almost came back to haunt me! The West Indies managed to win the 2nd test, albeit in my opinion with the help of an extremely generous declaration from Joe Root. I said to my wife, whilst watching the highlights of the fourth days play, that I thought it was an achievable target, and so it proved. I do hope Joe does not give the Australians a chance like that should England be 1 up on the fourth day of the penultimate test, as a minimum lets retain the As

Cartophilic Convention 2018 – King’s Lynn

As previously announced, the 2018 event will be held on the 28th – 29th April at the Lynnsport & Leisure Park, Greenpark Avenue, King’s Lynn, PE30 2NB. Once again this year it takes place on a Saturday & Sunday. In previous years the Society has been able to obtain discounted rates for members at a specific hotel, this has not been possible this year as none of the larger hotels are interested in offering any group discount. By searching online you will find many hotels in the area i

Welcome to South Africa

[caption id="attachment_1716" align="alignleft" width="162"] Taddy & Co. (1901) 'Boer Leaders' T045-050[/caption] Please Contact : Murray Morrison email - morrison@webmail.co.za or write: P.O.Box 22082, Fish Hoek, 2974, South Africa. We are delighted to welcome our South African friends. We will start with a link to the history of tobacco in South Africa, which gives good groundwork for exploring the subject further: http://www.sundaymail.co.zw/history-of-tobacco-in-africa/ There i

October 2017 – Hants & Surrey Branch Auction – Priced Realised

*Prices Realised now added* From ‘the collection’ this time come Lots 14 – 56. Again, some quite scarce and some quite costly items. Among all these cards, only one do I describe as ‘Fair’, which illustrates the general condition from this collection. Two examples of scarcity are the 49/50 Roche Footballers in very nice condition, only missing the very scarce number 21. The other is the set plus 24 variations of the Duke set of folders, see Lot 34. This must surely be difficult to f