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    Posted: 26 December 2013 at 00:51
Alas the link doesn't work anymore... 
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Thanks Mick, glad you liked it.
 
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Mark:
I got my Bletting Medlars etiquette in the mail today, and it looks damn good. Thanks so much.
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The latest issue from Strange Stamps is a Bletting Medlars Etiquette:
 
 

Bletting Medlars. First issue, December 2013. 200 copies. Perforated (not shown in the picture).

 

These etiquettes were designed to be affixed to boxes of medlar fruit from the tree in my garden, for posting to friends. The medlar is a fruit best eaten when in decay, when its tawny golden skin turns to a smoky purple: this is known as “bletting”. The taste has been described as “like leafmould and apple sauce” or more kindly like that of dates with a slight of undertow of Stilton. The wording of the etiquette – “With Care” – reflects similar labels used by the Royal Mail in the past for perishable and fragile goods, even eggs. Photograph: Mark Valentine (“A Frail of Bletting Medlars”).

 

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A picture may now be seen, at http://strangestamps.blogspot.co.uk/.
The stamp is, however, perforated (not shown).
 
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A picture would be nice Mark - from the description it sounds great.  Wink

The North Norfolk coast has really suffered during October.
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Announcing a new issue:
 

34. Sandcastle Island. October 2013. 200 copies. Local, the first and last issue before the island was engulphed by the sea.  This ephemeral kingdom was briefly seen on  Brancaster Sands, Norfolk, in October 2013 before it fell to the waves. Four shells value. Photograph of the island at sunset by Jo Valentine. 

 
Please pm me if you would like a free copy. Thanks to Steve who kindly introduced me to how pm works!
 
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And sorry I've given my email address wrongly above: it should be markl[dot]valentine[at]btinternet[dot]com. Please retry if you've already written.

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Hmm, having now checked the FAQ on uploading pictures, I don't think I can put any on here. I'm not all that digitally deft!
 
However, you can see some of the stamps on ebay just now: search for Rockall, Kokoarrah, Copeman Empire, Rayba etc, and then click on "see seller's other items" for the others listed.
 
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Thank you for your interest in the stamps. In answer to the questions above:

The numbers refer to stamps, not sheets. No, sorry, I don't have any of the Discworld Rockall stamps. I'm afraid there isn't a place where the stamps are pictured, but I'll try to put some here.
 
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