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The card game Bridge is one of the most popular games in the world. Biritch, or Russian Whist, is thought by some to be forerunner of the modern game.
The Ferrovia Rimini-San Marino was an electrified narrow gauge railway that connected Rimini in Italy to the tiny Republic of San Marino. The line was opened in 1932 after four years of construction...
It's difficult to imagine the wonderful children's story The Gruffalo was created 20 years ago. To celebrate, Royal Mail have issued six special stamps with colourful illustrations of The Gruffalo characters in...

Bottling it

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As a child I was always fascinated by the puzzle of how it was possible to place a quite sizeable model of a ship inside a narrow-necked bottle. One of my uncles,...
In the late 1970s a fascinating series of articles written by Mr. K. Kouwenberg about the history of Stamp Collecting, appeared in the Dutch magazine Philatelie. This series has been the source...

Ooh La La

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Baeckeoffe (bake oven) is a casserole dish that is typical in the French region of Alsace which is situated on the borders of Germany and Switzerland. The stamp above is one...
Painted Ladies at Bransfield House, Port Lockroy??? Read on ........ Port Lockroy is a sheltered harbour off the coast of Wiencke Island on the west side of the Antarctic...
Modelled on America's "Liberty Bell", the 10-ton "Bell of Freedom and Peace" featured on those stamps arrived at Schöneberg Town Hall (then in the Western Sector of Berlin) on October 21, 1950, having...

Not the SAS

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The theatrical group Stage Commandos was born during World War II within the dockyards in Malta's Cottonera locality. This theatrical group was formed purely to entertain the dock workers, keeping their...

Incredibly Able

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1981 was proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations to be the International Year of Disabled Persons. Although many countries issued stamps featuring various disabilities that...
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