Stamp Collecting & Postal History

Welcome from Eunice and Ron in Queensland Australia
The Ozzie connection

We are here, west of Brisbane, the State Capital

Our main interests are listed below - clicking on any hotlink will take you to that section of our website. We have about 430 pages on this website, so if you would prefer to search the site or check the site map, enter your keywords in the search engine here.
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Machin booklet pane 

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Great Britain Machins, British Booklets, G.B. Registered Envelopes, Stamps from Machines, George VI, Antarctica, Australian booklets, Complete Collection? Edward 8th, King Edward VIII - a collection, Fun with stamps, Miniature sheets, Nubian Monuments, Something Slightly Different-varieties etc., Wilding 3d definitive, Machin dark flaw in hair variety, Machin extra extension hole variety, Zambia,

Postal History

letter of 1830

Letters from the Past
a selection of letters dated from 1660 to the middle 1800s, with details of the postal markings and contents.
More letters uploaded regularly.

200 years of British postmarks click here;

Miscellaneous - e.g. Australia, Christmas Island, Tin Can Mail, Zeppelin, Cupboard collections, Rhodesian stamp variety, Egyptian Censor cover from WWII, 1941, Princess Anne's visit to Hong Kong 1971 NEW.
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Bath Royal Crescent

Postal information, Road Transport, Clothing, letters etc.,
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Books and Authors

Reading is another time-consuming pastime, and we belong to two branches of the public library and have our own collection of books. We read between 10 and 20 books a fortnight between us over a wide range of subjects.

The categories on our database for our book collection give a good idea of our interests :-

Aircraft, Astrology, Australiana, Autobiographies and Biographies, Computer, Cookery, Fiction, Gardening,
Geography, History, Humour, Motoring, Music, Mysteries, Mystic,
Nature, Poetry, puzzles, Philately, Reference, Science Fiction, Sport, Social history.

Favourite authors include many no longer living: Nevil Shute, Georgette Heyer, Jane Austen, Terry Pratchett, Dick Francis, Alistair Maclean, Jane Duncan, Agatha Christie, PG Wodehouse, Hammond Innes Ruth Rendell and Colin Dexter (Morse), Elizabeth Ferrars, R F Delderfield.

Living authors include Stephen Booth, Peter Robinson, Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, Alexander McCall Smith, Sheila Connelly, Donna Leon, Sue Grafton, Janet Evanovich.

We have found that many authors have their own websites/blogs/social media outlets and it is always worthwhile checking online to see when their latest books will be come available. We have exchanged e-mails with many of them over the years.

We read Non-fiction biographies and autobiographies, including many of ordinary people, as well as the rich and famous! So we were delighted to hear of this book and to have a signed copy from the author.

N E W S F L A S H !

“One corner of an ancient land ”

Written by V. Parker Kennedy who lives in Tasmania.

This is newly published, September 2017, and is a collection of stories of the unsung heroes of the Australian outback ‐ ordinary people who lived such extraordinary lives during the latter half of the 19th century. They tell of tragedy, hardship and unbelievable cruelty, but also of laughter and survival of the fittest, and most of all the resilience and hardship of the women who accompanied their men.

Many of the stories are based on and influenced by conversations the author enjoyed with a wonderful old gentleman called John Peter Kennedy, known always as Jack. He was a well known wit and raconteur who had spent most of his life beyond the Selwyn Ranges in north-west Queensland.

Copies of the book can be obtained from Boolarong Press
Boolarong Press Est. 1976
History Queensland Est. 2011
Boolarong Biographies Est. 2015
PO Box 113 Moorooka Qld 4105
1/655 Toohey Road Salisbury Qld 4107
t +61 7 3373 7855
f +61 7 3373 8611
If you would like to contact the author, her e-mail address is


coaching inn

Letters from a commercial traveller 1828-1834 'On the Road'

1830-1850 For in-depth details of social, political, economic event, visit The Peel Web

Images from our garden

green frog

To see some of the beautiful Australian native flowers, and some birds and frogs
including images of Noisy Miner birds nesting
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Click here for links to Philatelic sites, and to

Ipswich Queensland: Ipswich City Council,
Friends of Ipswich Libraries (FOILS)
Ipswich First Newsletter about our city
Ipswich Art Gallery (GAL),
Ipswich Social Badminton Club Inc.

We hope you found something of interest,  E-mail Us if any of these interest you,
we would enjoy hearing from you.

Updated 6th June, 2021