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A Unique Peruvian Export

A Unique Peruvian Export

No philatelists ever wants to draw a connection between bird excrement and a rare 1858 Peru cover franked with a ‘Medio Peso’ error of colour, estimated at 20-30’000 EUR (lot 61683). However, the fact is without ‘guano’ which is the accumulated waste from seabirds and...
The Mighty Maltese Cross

The Mighty Maltese Cross

To many people, a tree is a tree. However, if you’re a botanist then there is a bit more to it than that. For starters, trees are perennial plants with a trunk, branches and leaves and there are around 100,000 different species, and even if you select just one of...
Mary and George

Mary and George

These times of “lock-down” or “confinement” are for some of us an opportunity to explore new talents, and we found out that our expert Ricky Verra not only is a seasoned philatelist but also a creative illustrator. See below his series are cartoons about stamp...
The Quantum Science of a Stamp

The Quantum Science of a Stamp

 In the world of philosophy and indeed specifically science, they talk about ‘objective reality’. It apparently means that something is actual, or it exists independent of the mind. So in simple terms an objective reality is a universal truth that can be demonstrated...