Unfortunately due to illness our retail store is closed today Wednesday 22nd May. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Unfortunately due to illness our retail store is closed today Wednesday 22nd May. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
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Letters From The Ends of The Earth

Michael Shields Antarctica Explorer Letter Mail Stamps

Letters From The Ends of The Earth

Why collect Antarctic stamps and postal history? Who writes letters these days? Oh and who lives in the Antarctic anyway? Let's answer a few of these questions.    Antarctic stamps are beautiful, fascinating, and interesting, depicting relevant explorers, scenery, wildlife, history and scientific research. It is the remotest and most hostile part of the Earth and a place very few people will ever go to, which makes it appealing to collect. It is exciting to think of where the stamps have come from, and if they have been posted just imagine the weather conditions the writer was experiencing and the...

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Australian $10 Note Convict Past

Michael Shields $10 Australia Banknotes

Australian $10 Note Convict Past

Did you know that Australia's first $10 note was issued in 1966 and portrayed 2 famous Australians.

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Tony's Trip to the South Pole

Michael Shields Antarctica Travel

Tony's Trip to the South Pole

'A week ago I was a speaker on the first ever plane to fly from another continent to the South Geographical Pole in Antarctica non-stop. 

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Tony Shields - My Passion for Stamps and Coins

Michael Shields

Tony Shields - My Passion for Stamps and Coins

 I am Tony Shields, a full-time Australian stamp and coin dealer, and have operated my own shop since 1979, after setting up a mail order business in 1976. I began collecting stamps at the age of 5, when living on a farm in the Australian bush. My Aunt worked at the United Nations in Paris and Rome and used interesting stamps on her letters, which excited me as a young boy. My grandmother also collected and gave me lots of her spares. Then it was time to search Dad's writing desk and hey presto, the jackpot. It was a...

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Our New Online Store has launched!

Michael Shields

We're so excited to finally reveal our new online store and website! A heap of work has gone into this to give our customers an easier, simpler and more modern experience when buying items through our website.  We welcome you to send any feedback on your experience to our email at shieldsstamps@email.com Happy Collecting!

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