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What was commonplace in 1896 but a rarity now?

Sometimes, we take what we have in front of us for granted. Take for example,…

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What makes a common stamp a real rarity?

Sometimes, the commonest stamp can be the rarest item imaginable if there is something unusual…

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Barbados Queen Victoria image gallery updated with supersized images

It's been some time since I updated the image galleries; in fact, it was on…

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Modern Barbados “mis-sent to Barbados” instructional marking on cover sent from U.K. To Thailand 

I was contacted recently through the website contact form by a gentleman in Thailand who…

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Barbados Stampless cover from 1893 is another mystery

As you know, we like philatelic mysteries and this cover is just one of those.…

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Merry Christmas from Barbados Stamps

Just a quick seasonal message to say that wherever you are in the world, Barbados…

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New Barbados stamps celebrate renewable energy

Barbados Post Office issued a new set of stamps on 6th November 2017, which celebrate…

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British West Indies Study Circle weekend was a great success

Over the weekend of 14th and 15th October 2017, members of the British West Indies Study…

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What makes this 1950 Barbados postcard unusual??

As always, when looking for new items to add to the collection it helps if…

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Barbados cover to France in 1923, from the French Consulate in Barbados

I'm hugely grateful to Luigi Wiechula who has sent me a scan of this wonderful…

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1939 Barbados First Day Cover solves a little historical mystery

For many years I have been left wondering about a particular discrepancy in the Stanley…

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Unusual Stamp Fair find highlights a forgotten piece of Caribbean history  

At a recent stamp fair I was just about to leave when a dealers box…

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