A fascinating and informative Isle of Man sheetlet commemorates the centenary of the Royal Air Force. The sheetlet features two sets of the stamps. The impressively detailed stamps feature not only an historically significant aircraft but also a medal ribbon and its initials, the RAF Ensign, the name of an important RAF member, the name of an RAF airbase and its GPS co-ordinates - you may well need a magnifying glass to distinguish some of these details! One further tribute lies hidden in the stamps and can only be read under UV light - the sonnet 'High Flight' by John Gillespie Magee with its evocative opening lines: 'Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings'. Magee was an Anglo-American officer pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force who died in training at the tragically young age of nineteen. All in all this Presentation Pack represents as perfect a philatelic tribute to the RAF Centenary as any dedicated collector could wish.
The Benham TV Presenting Team
Gary 'Gazza' Ashburn
Gary ‘Gazza’ Ashburn is a popular and well-known face in the world of collectables and memorabilia. His down to earth approach, basic advice and tips are eagerly sought after and Gary has become affectionately known
as ‘The Collectibles Guru’.
For the past fifteen years, Gary has appeared
regularly on TV, Radio, Websites, Digital media and in both National and Specialist Press. Gary is a registered expert for several high profile collectables organisations, including BBC’s Cash in the Attic, Antique Roadshow, Flog It etc.
Paul Metcalfe is a TV & Live Events Presenter hosting shows for Sky TV, On line and live events. Paul is very excited to be part of
Benham TV which all came about from a chance meeting while hosting a huge Charity Gala for the Princes’s Trust. It was here Paul was reunited with his good friend former co host collectables Guru Garry Gazza Ashburn. In the past Paul has reviewed Soaps and TV shows on radio & worked behind the scenes on TV shows such as Soap Fever (ITV2) Top of the pops (BBC) Smart (CBBC) Blue Peter (CBBC) & Granada lifestyle channel (Breeze).
Debi has been entertaining us on television and radiofor the past 25 years. She has interviewed a wide range of celebrities on live television and radio, from politicians to pop stars. Her selling skills, approachability and sometimes “naughty” sense of humour gained her something of a cult following! Debi has been a presenter on Ideal World, QVC, The Jewellery Channel, TV Cruise Channel and many other stations!
A great addition to the Benham team, Jade has extensive presenting experience working for a number of broadcasters including Sky and ITV.
Andy Woodward has been in the autograph
business approximately 25 years. His company Mad About Sport Ltd started
trading in a small way to local outlets, however once their name and reputation
for selling high quality, genuine memorabilia was established, the company grew
rapidly, supplying throughout the UK and Europe.
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