Life Sentence

Random thoughts about publishing, stamp collecting, politics, popular music of the 60s and 70s, mooses, and my motley other obsessions.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Iron Knob

There are three good things I don't need in this eBay lot. The first stamp has a Moonta Mines skeleton cancel. Not really rare -- the miners wrote home a lot, I guess -- but nice to find. Row 2 stamp 1 is an Iron Knob squared circle, which is really hard to find. (I will not make jokes about the town's name. I will not make jokes about the town's name. I will not make jokes about the town's name.) And the strip of three officials postmarked in Melbourne is just plain weird. I wish they'd been left on the cover so we could see how that happened.