Happy Year of the Moribund Aardvark


The first stamps of the new year have certainly proved to be interesting.

The usual set of definitives held a surprise - multiple sports!

THe new design has brought the definitives, all but the Penny Patrician, into consistant theme. Each features the Morpork and Ankh in the supportingsaw-tooth columns.

The sports

The Post Office Half Penny featured the disappearance of the AM Coat of Arms from above the main door.

The Penny Patrician disappered!

The Ankh Two Pence reminded me of Hamlet; 2p and not 2p

The Morporkia Five Pence only had one sport, the owl's eyeshad lost their irises but there were teo of them on thesheet.

The Morporkia Ten Pence has one of ther hippos taking a rest break

The $1 Tower of Art has the hippo on the right replacerd by an aardvark
The surprise came with the sheet I received. First it has a second set of perforation a the bottom of the stamp and the fifth stamp had an imperfection; a white blod over the saw-tooth pattern on the left.


The Cabbage Field Fifty Pence two sports; the elongated farm house and the mkissing Morpork and Aknh, just like the Half Penny.


The year name may be Moribund but the stamps after nearly 20 years are still alive and kicking. I cannot wait to see whet unfolds as we move towards June and the anniversay.

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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February 24

Year of the Moribund aardvark definitives

October 23

L of a time

May 23

Fresh Start Club

August 22

Ho, the Megapode!

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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