Post by Londonbus1 on Sept 9, 2015 21:12:37 GMT
On Monday I'll be winging my way to the UK for 3½ weeks and will be out of action and away from Internet connections [for the most part].
I will take the time out to go to the Palace and give Her Majesty a pat-on-the-back for her longest reign. I am sure she will appreciate it !
During the trip I will spending at least one day at Stampex and hopefully meeting up with a buddy or two for philatelic conversation. I will report on the show with full-coloured pictures upon my return.
I will also be attending a Cinderella-only auction at the RPSL in Devonshire Place, a wonderful place to visit. it is the first time I have ever been to an auction offering only Cinderellas. The auction is run by the Cinderella Stamp Club and I will be viewing some lots at the auctioneers home a few days before.
There are also two other Stamp Fairs that I hope to get to as I know one or two dealers who always have some nice stuff.
On top of all that lot, I will be meeting up with a fellow collector and Machin addict whom I have known for many years but never met. He recently purchased a large Machin Collection from me [one that I offered here briefly] and we will finalize the deal in person which is always nice.
Apart from a few brief visits to long-time friends and a school re-union, most of the rest of the trip will be with my elderly Mother  and Aunt  and doing jobs for them. A part working holiday one could call it.
So that's it. I know I'll have lots to catch up on when I get back and I will return with a few goodies for giveaways including the Europhilex Pack which will go up on the forum tomorrow.
.....and I must not forget frog, I'll have something nice for him too !
Be good while I'm away and look after each other. I'm here until Monday to keep an eye open........