My Name is Mark Bloxham, a director of Mark Bloxham Stamps Ltd, and I have been a stamp dealer for over 35 years. I started dealing stamps part-time at the age of 13 at flea markets and local fairs in the North East of England. I quit school during my A-Levels to become a stamp dealer from a tiny local office. After many years and many fair circuits, I finally got my own shop in Newcastle upon Tyne. In 1995 I began to hunt for a word processor but ended up with a computer and scanner. This purchase turned out to be the future of my stamp dealing business. In 1996, I launched a website stocking 100 items. Three virtual, yet successful, years later I launched my first eBay account. In the millennium I truly realised the future of stamp collecting. With my shop no longer justifying its costs, I closed it and turned my business into an entirely online forum. Today I operate the majority of my dealings online, with the occasional show throughout the year. My business now operates through online channels such as Delcampe and my website http://www.philatelic.co.uk/. Thank you for showing an interest in my items, I am thankful to be able to share my passion for stamps with you through the Delcampe community. If you have any questions or queries, please do not hestitate to get in touch.