Month: August 2012

1877 cover from Dunedin, New Zealand
Lemuel Lyes Collection

What is Postal History?

It is time to introduce another one of my collections to you, the one which is more responsible than any other for introducing me to the exciting world of ephemera.  That is probably a sentence that you haven’t seen before.  Here is another one.  Postmarks can open portals […]

Film Review: Mantrap (1926)

This afternoon I jumped at the chance to view the 1926 silent black and white film ‘Mantrap‘ at the Regent Theatre in Dunedin, screening as part of the International Film Festival.  It is a rare experience to attend a silent film with live piano accompaniment, something that must […]

Olympic Collectables

Collecting can be very rewarding.  It has the thrill of the chase, offers genuine investment opportunities and can open personal windows into different times and places.  So with the Olympics currently underway I thought that perhaps this might be an opportunity to lure a few readers into the […]

1500m Final at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm

The 1912 Olympics

Apologies for the delay since my last post, in part due to my attempting to juggle my day job with screenings at the International Film Festival and of course soak in as much of the Olympic atmosphere as is possible when in the completely opposite time zone.  But […]