A storm, undetected by most, has been gathering in Scotland in the past few months, with an ever growing rift appearing within the Scottish Philatelic Society, all because of some cute panda bears. And why?
The year 2013 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of David Livingstone, a famous Scotsman. This anniversary was unfortunately deemed unworthy of a Royal Mail special stamp, disappointing his devotees who had to make do with an expensive commemorative Smilers sheet.
And if that was not bad enough, the Scots themselves opted to disregard Livingstone's anniversary, choosing the centenary of the Edinburgh Zoo as the main theme of all special items prepared for the annual Scottish Congress. And that is how we came to have pandas on post-as-you-go sheetlets and... Read More