Ted's stamp collection sold at auction
Last updated at 09:40, Tuesday, 29 January 2013
THE stamp collection of former Postmaster General the late Ted Short has sold at auction for £500.
The former Labour Party deputy leader, who was created a life peer as Lord Glenamara in 1977, lived at Corbridge for 30 years and enjoyed a lifelong interest in stamps.
His collection of first day covers went under the hammer at Newcastle auction house Anderson and Garland.
It included hundreds of first day cover envelopes with his name and address from the 1960s through to the 21st century, plus two dedicated editions of the Stanley Gibbons stamp catalogue, and two mounted envelopes bearing Victorian Penny Red stamps.
As Postmaster General in the 1960s, Ted Short’s ministerial responsibilities included broadcasting, and it was on his watch that pirate radio was banned.
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First published at 09:38, Tuesday, 29 January 2013
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