Philately!

When I was little I loved to collect stamps and I had hundreds dating from Queen Victoria to the present day.  According to Wikipedia there are 200 million stamp collectors worldwide.  That’s a lot of stamps!

I loved the colours, shapes and pictures of them all and I can remember day-dreaming about the stories they would tell if they could talk; of the things they’d seen on their journey to reach me!

This week the Royal Mail launches a series of stamps that feature one of the best story tellers; Roald Dahl.

I’d like to get my youngest into stamp collecting and as he loves Roald Dahl I wonder if this is a good time to get him started?

You can buy the postcards and stamps and all sorts of Roald Dahl stuff on the Royal Mail website http://www.royalmail.com/roald-dahl  They look great and the first day covers are franked in Great Missenden where Roald Dahl used to live and where the museum is.

I can’t wait to see the stamps – the website says they are, ‘Gloriumptiously collectable’!

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About weheartcards

http://www.etsy.com/shop/weheartcards Esther Warner started designing cards several years ago, then in 2003 she returned to University as a mature student, completing an IT degree. Since then she has developed her passion for paper and creativity by computerised card-making. In the corporate world she was awarded ‘Worcestershire Businesswoman of the Year’ in 2005 Esther says, “When was little I loved getting post. The excitement of getting a letter or something delivered to my door when it WASN’T my birthday or Christmas was really exciting. Wondering who had sent it and what it could be…. The anticipation of opening the envelope to discover what was inside was thrilling! ” In later years Esther was very homesick at boarding school and the daily post distribution became the most exciting part of the day. Each card from we♥cards is filled with love and made for the recipient personally, Esther hopes that they convey the excitement she felt when she was small and received a letter from her Grandma!
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