Category Archives: Ephemera, Postcards & Stamps

A-Z Challenge 2020 – Specialised Studies Z is for Zoology

I am sure there are a number of genealogists out there pondering how zoology could be linked to genealogy. I was curious too. One of my Butcher ancestors, migrated from Surrey in 1814, selling the family home and most of … Continue reading

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Favourite Book(s) #23 – First Class by Chris West

I was about three when my Grandfather gave me a penny stamp in an old matchbox. As time progressed I joined the millions of children across the globe who collected stamps and found myself fascinated by the person who might … Continue reading

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Sale Details – Great Tangley Manor, Wonersh – May 1958

Great Tangley Manor Wonersh Surrey Estate Agents Outline Sales Details Magazine Advert    From Country Life, May 1958  

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Open Day at Castle Grounds 1888

This was one of those postcards that I probably paid a little too much for, but I simply had to have it.  A slightly grubby and exhausted example and who would not be after 127 years. Isn’t it just a great … Continue reading

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Sunday Stamps – Liberation

Last week I shared a few stamps linked to ANZAC Day, which is commemorated on 25th April. I have reused those that were my favourites! and you can read that post HERE Commemoration stamps 1935 Here is another favourite. This … Continue reading

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Sunday Stamps – Australia – ANZAC Day

I’ve gone off theme this week. On 25th April, New Zealanders and Australians celebrated ANZAC Day and in keeping with remembering that day, which ties in nicely with the A-Z Challenge I have kept to the theme of Australia. You … Continue reading

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Sunday Stamps – Australia

This week’s contribution continues with my month long  A-Z Challenge theme of Australia and links in nicely with the Saturday Sepia post for this week Published Australia 2000 Close up shot! Submitted as Sunday Stamps hosted by Viridian’s Postcard Blog

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Sunday Stamps – Black Swans

As I didn’t have anything suitable for the poetry theme this week, I went with this one, that fits with my A-Z Challenge theme of Australia. The swan on this stamp looks so graceful, its poetic. Black Swans are quite … Continue reading

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Postcard Friendship Friday – Manor Farm, Wanborough circa 1915

This is the Manor Farm at Wanborough that my Grandfather would have known. My Butcher family farmed here until 1930 when the moved across to Guildford to farm at Manor Farm Onslow Village. Part of my Guildford & District Collection. … Continue reading

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Sunday Stamps – SS Goucher Victory

A few weeks ago I was sent this lovely First Day Cover for the Goucher Victory Ship. From limited research it would appear that these ships, were named after Colleges in the US and were used in the main for … Continue reading

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