World Stamps

Well-designed website provides information about Britain’s stamps from 1840 to 2017

May 18, 2017, 9 AM

Computers and Stamps — By William F. Sharpe

Collectors of British stamps can find a wealth of information at the website CollectGBstamps. This comprehensive site is well-organized and contains many philatelic links.

You can view all stamps issued by Great Britain at the site. Scroll down on the right column of the home page to select a year of interest (from 1840 to 2017) or search for an item of interest.

Clicking on the small image shown will display a larger view of the stamp. Many of the stamp issues include a link to the Wikipedia article about that subject.

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My search for “Babbage” gave me two results. Neither stamp shows a good picture of Charles Babbage.

The first one, the 22-penny stamp in Great Britain’s 1999 set honoring scientific achievements (Scott 1361), includes numbers on Babbage’s head.

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