The Great Fire

From the early days

The opening pages of the Colour of Magic features the Great Fire of Ankh-Morpork.
The fire was a result of Twoflower selling the owner of the Broken Drum, Broadman. He decided that the in-sewer-ans poly-sea payout was worth more than the Drum.
The subsequent fire resulted in Boardman meeting Death and most of the city burning down.

The second major fire celebrated here was caused by a dragon who had been summoned by the Unique and Supreme Lodge of the Elucidated Brethren of the Ebon Night.

An entry in Carrot's notebook:

Itym: Ae Coache House (belonging to an inoffensive businessman, who'd seen his new carriage go up in flames).
Itym: Ae smalle vegettable shope (with pin-point accuracy).

The stamp is twelfth lozenge stamp.  

A little bit of trivia:

The first person to speak in a Discworld novel is Bravd the Hublander "There go all those little alleyways, I liked them."
and the first person named is Weasle "Bugger off, you're Bravd the Hublander, aren't you."

Welcome to the Journal

The first Stanley Howler Stamp Journal was published in November 2004 and this continued up to Journal 26, published in the spring of 2012.
After a short break two electronic versions of the journal, 27 and 28, were published.

The previous Journals can be found in the Discworld Stamp Catalogue.

The pressure of other work has made it difficult to continue with a formal publication. However, it has been decided to publish an informal blog.

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April 22

Fire Sale

November 21

Out of the Blue


Hogswatch in Ankh-Morpork

January 21

Welcome the Year of the Beleaguered Badger

December 20

Year end review

Being in lockdown with just a perforator for company

September 20


June 20

New items for the catalogue

May 20

Lockdown competition result

April 20

Lockdown Competition

December 19

Year of the Condescending Carp

July 19

Happy birthday

February 19

Winner of Design a Coat of Arms

January 19

Design a Coat of Arms

December 18

Hogfather throught the ages

September 18

The Cost of Discworld Stamps

July 18


March 18

World‘s Largest Stamp Mosaic

February 18

Endangered stamps

Octarine Grass Country Double Sport Reject Sheet

Cabbage Field Five Pence Sheet

Hogswatch Imperforated Minisheet

Golden Cabbage

December 17

Stanley's Super Stamp quiz

November 17

Stanley's Super Stamp Quiz

October 17

Packages and parcels

June 17

Coming soon!

April 17

Putting the stamps on the map

November 16

History of the Green Cabbage Trading Stamp

October 16

A site for serious collectors

Back to basics...

July 16

Cast adrift

June 16

Magical Worlds

May 16

British Library visit

April 16

The Llamedos Loss

March 16

V sign

Dragon Competition Winners

February 16

Dragon competition entries

January 16

In through the back door

Dragon Sanctuary competition

December 15

Clack Delivery Three Pence

November 15

Keeping it Brief

October 15

Competition solution

September 15

Discworld Crossword

Gummed Paper Chase

Igor Stamp competition

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