December 27, 2013

The Last One

Yes, you’ve read that correctly. Some of you may have already seen the notice on the website’s forum, but this is the end of the line as far as the website’s blog is concerned.

So let me first of all thank everyone at Stamp Magazine for having given me the opportunity to write this blog for two years. It’s been a great ride and I’ve enjoyed it thoroughly.

I also would like to thank you, my faithful readers! Some of you date back from when I had my own blog, many moons ago, so I’m absolutely thrilled to see that you’re still with me. I hope you’ve all enjoyed these past two years.

Some of you were even mad enough to send me stuff every now and then, which I could use here on the blog. Actually, I received such an item the very day the decision was made to stop. It now is the perfect item to include in this last post, even though you must forgive me (once again) for this nostalgic moment.

It is a ‘St Nicholas’ sheetlet from Holland, and it harks back to imagery so well known to all Dutchmen from when they were kids, with Nicholas on his horse and his helper Black Pete riding on our roofs and dropping presents through the chimney into the shoes we put there for that purpose. The carrot and hay we put in there, as a thank-you pressie for the horse of course! 

I won’t disappear of the radar completely though. I think I will pick up my own blog again. I have started a website/blog on stamp engravers and it would be great if I could see you there every now and then. You'll find it by clicking HERE.

Slovakian FDC illustration, engraved by Martin Cinovsky
I will also of course keep writing for Stamp Magazine, and I am very much looking forward to having a bit more time again to write some more major features, which is what I enjoy most.
Right, that’s me then, clocking off for the final time. Thank you all once again and:

See yous later!


  1. You're very welcome to come and blog on Adrian. We'd love to see you there.

  2. Adrian, thanks for you efforts. hope to see you on other spots on the WWW?

  3. Like Dr. Seuss said “Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”

    Looking forward to what you come up on 2014!


  4. Adrian,
    I was hoping your title meant last one for the year, not the final one. I have very much enjoyed the wide variety of topics you have covered in this blog. I will miss it.

    Aside: When you have a chance, would you kindly drop me a note? I'd like to ask you something (not related to this blog). My email is at the top of the Machin Mania blog. Thanks. --Larry

  5. Thanks Adrian, a great read.

  6. Adrian,

    Glad to know and I'll be looking forward to your blog. :)