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Two Fivers From North Of The River

Win a 2019 Stanley Gibbons Part One catalogue for Commonwealth & British Empire stamps 1840-1970. Retail £89.95!

I’ve been looking at the 37 lots which we are currently featuring on our homepage (with 25 per screen you’ll have to click on the arrow at the bottom to see everything…) and marvelled at the breadth of history on display.

Some of you may remember that I took a trip to the Smithsonian Postal Museum in America almost two years ago and how I favourably compared the condensed history on display there to Washington’s most famous Museum of Air and Space. Frankly you could learn more about the history of manned flight at the Postal Museum!

So as I scanned down those 37 lots I saw stamps which would become Israel’s first, printed under the noses of the British soldiers. I saw Egyptian stamps overprinted for use in the newly- recaptured Sudan years after the death of General Gordon, I also saw New Zealand’s attempt to create an international Penny Post service & Iceland’s attempt to honour a mass formation flight from Rome to Chicago!

I was enjoying this journey through the stories and obscure histories that stamps have to offer when Pam reminded me that the first newsletter of 2019 was due to be emailed and I wondered if I could extend the festive cheer into the first few days of January by asking you to find TWO lots hidden within those 37 using this clue:

Two fivers from north of the river.

Please email us (stamp@sandafayre.com) giving the two lot numbers you believe the above clue is relating to! The deadline for entries is 4pm on Tuesday 15th January and all correct answers will be entered into a draw where the winner will be pulled at random the next day. You can enter as many times as you like and you don’t need to be a client however only one correct entry per person will be entered into the prize draw and only one prize is available. Good luck!

Vincent

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