image Snapshot Sunday – Philately

Australian Stamps 1966
Australian Stamps from 1966 the year we went decimal.


Spell Syllables

1.the collecting of stamps and other postal matter as a hobby or an investment.

2.the study of postage stamps, revenue stamps, stamped envelopes,postmarks, postal cards, covers, and similar material relating to postalor fiscal history.

This is a page from one of David’s stamp albums. He loved stamp collecting and spent hours at the kitchen table working on them. I don’t collect them myself but I understood the satisfaction of finding that old stamp that completed a set meant as much to him as acquiring a vintage doll did to me.
I chose this photo today because yesterday, July 9th, would have been his birthday.


I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.

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