Dragon Stamp Box

We have a weakness for the unusual, the quirky; and this box surely qualifies. Currently a “Buy it now” item on eBay (no.: 382561202424) described as a dragon figure; who knew that dragons have the body of a tortoise!

STAMPEX


We had an good turn-out for our drop-in session at Stampex. At least 35 people came to see us, many of whom knew little about stamp boxes; we hope we have engaged their interest.

We hope to repeat the event at next year’s spring Stampex (13-16 February 2019). So do put Saturday, 16 February 2019 in your diary and come to see us.

 

STAMPEX

The Stamp Box Study Circle
(which manages this website)
is hosting a drop-in session at Stampex
at the Business Design Centre
Islington, London, N1 0QH
on Saturday, 15 September 2018
in Meeting Room B, from 10:30 to 12:00.
Do call in and see us and some stamp boxes.

Stamp Box article in GSM

The September edition of Gibbons Stamp Monthly, just published, has an article about stamp boxes. It references this website and we are delighted to return the compliment by  commending the article to our readers. It is a basic introduction to stamp boxes, very informative, and the layout is a delight to the eye.

“The Sewing Sale”

Why are we reporting on the Bleasdales auction to be held on 25 July 2018 titled “The Sewing Sale”?

It’s because Mauchline ware and Tartan ware feature heavily and at least 9 mixed lots include a stamp box. Our illustration is from Lot 117 which comprises 6 Tartan ware items.  The catalogue may be viewed from here.

Stamp Box Society Journals

For just five and a half years – from the Autumn of 1985 until the Spring of 1991 – collectors of stamp boxes had their own, dedicated society. Based in the UK, it had a global reach, with members in mainland Europe and America.

In that time, it produced 13 journals. For more information and to access a downloadable archive of the journals, please go to this page: Stamp Box Society Journals