Foreign News: Philatelic

King George is a philatelist and crippled ex-Sergeant F. W. J. Winter knew it.

It happened this way. King George drove to Windsor Castle. Alighting from his auto, the King perceived the ex-sergeant sitting in a hand-propelled chair in the Park and immediately went to have a chat with him.

During the conversation, the ex-ser-geant asked the King if he would accept a halfpenny stamp with the watermark placed sideways. His Majesty inquired if he had a duplicate and, upon receiving an affirmative answer, he accepted the gift and departed.

A few days later,...

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