How an unexpected letter became a philatelic souvenir of a hometown lockdown
Sometimes you can see a stamp dozens of times without fully appreciating its majesty. And then, for some reason, you happen to notice it in a certain light, or at a certain magnification, or across a cosy bar eight vodka and tonics into a Friday night
What makes this Cold War childhood favourite so dynamic? The answer lies in one simple design feature
Scents, silly shapes, heat-sensitive ink, music that you can hear on a record player... welcome to the super-fun world of novelty stamps!
It can hit you in the most surprising ways.
David Bowie's musical output speaks for itself. I speak for the many people who were once teenagers who felt like they came from another planet. Bowie showed us it was just fine to be a bit weird.
I hereby apologise to rich people for suggesting that they are prepared to pay outlandish prices for things that rats have pissed on.