British photographic history

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Photographic philately


Photographic philately

A group for anyone interested in connections between photography and philately., typically  

: (a) The history of photography as told in stamps; (b) stamps celebrating or commemorating the lives and work of photographers and (c) the use of photographic images in stamp design. But then there is cinematography, postal history and so on………….


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Comment by Paul Lipscombe on February 3, 2023 at 11:17

For the rapid production of postcards, especially of newsworthy events, several cameras were made in the now defunct 'postcard' format. The negative could then be contact printed onto photographic paper with a pre-printed postcard printed backing. One such camera was manufactured in the range of Soho Reflex models. I own one of these but have adapted it to use modern film.

Comment by Geoff Blackwell on February 1, 2023 at 10:21

I will be giving a talk on Zoom at 7pm on Thursday 9th Feb for the British Thematic Association.  That might raise issues that trigger further discussion. If you would like to login as a guest please let me have your email address and that  can easily be arranged.. You can contact me at: :

Comment by Paul Lipscombe on January 30, 2023 at 9:18

Potentially a very diverse area which crosses a range of my interests and I have a few items of interest to share. One of the photographic facebook groups dealing with historic images has addressed this area previously a couple of years ago and turned up some interesting material.


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