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    Illegibility of Glasgow postmark saves Madeleine Smith from the gallows

    For those of you who appreciated the articles I’ve posted on the blog relating to philately, I have yet another one to share. 🙂

    Mind you, I am not a fan of murder cases, as MairiUna would witness, but in this particular event, postal history is involved, so it strikes my fancy ! I cannot […]

    Glenfinnan Viaduct and Harry Potter Postage Stamps

    Glenfinnan Viaduct – Highlands of Scotland © 2007 Scotiana

    Hi Mairiuna!

    The Prince’s journey up to Glenfinnan being the subject of one of your recent articles, I thought it would be a great idea to continue our “blog conversation” on the topic of the Glenfinnan viaduct which greatfully enhances the scottish landscape. […]

    Glenfinnan Scotland Commemorative Postage Stamps

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    Hi Mairiuna!

    Upon reading your great article about the magnificient Prestonpans Tapestry: the Prince’s journey up to Glenfinnan… I wondered if postage stamps were issued to commemorate this milestone in Scottish history?

    I surfed the web and .. by golly … found one! 🙂

    It was issued in […]

    Illustrations of Beatrix Potter’s life in Alderney’s stamp collection

    THE LIFE OF BEATRIX POTTER

    Hi Mairiuna!

    Your recent post Scotland, a great source of inspiration for Beatrix Potter joyfully took us on a journey into the marvelous book illustrations and lovely tales that we grew up with! Thanks for such a great travel back in time celebrating one of the best-loved children’s authors.

    As […]

    Scots Abroad: John Muir, pioneer of the preservation movement

    More about John Muir and his native town: Dunbar, Scotland.

    John Muir and Redwood Forest. Designed by Rudolph Wendelin. This 5 cent postage stamp was issued on April 29, 1964. Scott Number: 1245.

    Even though the A1 bypasses Dunbar, I’m so happy we took time to turn off to this quaint little town, on […]