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An Incriminating Cover

An Incriminating Cover

Just imagine you’ve received an envelope with a letter inside that would incriminate you and the sender. What would you do? Would you burn it? That seems the most sensible action to take. Burn it and the incriminating cover is gone forever. No need to worry anymore....
Top of the Olympic Table

Top of the Olympic Table

The trouble with ‘perspective’ is that you tend to evaluate events, such as the 1906 Olympic Games (later uncredited by the IOC), through the eye of your own understanding. That approach, as I’ve discovered, is destined to produce false starts, sprinting in the wrong...
Wrestling AKA ‘A Virtual Exhibition’

Wrestling AKA ‘A Virtual Exhibition’

If you’re into wrestling then here’s an ‘Inverted brainbuster’* for you. The world’s most valuable stamp is the ‘1856’ British Guiana One-Cent Magenta and, as you probably know, it was previously owed by the American philanthropist John duPont from 1980, before...
The Cover of Hope

The Cover of Hope

Here’s a philatelic tale that will give you hope and you may not have heard this story told quite like this. Firstly, forgive the initial sensationalism and its rather bleak outlook, but it’s important to dash your hope before we clear the sky for what is...