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Posted On: 2016-06-02 09:34:00 ; Read: 420 time(s)
A new bred of banknote is coming to a wallet near you! For the first time in English history a plastic based banknote is to go into circulation from September 2016 featuring one of the most famous Prime ministers in British history - Sir Winston Churchill. Due to be unveiled today at Churchill's birthplace, Blenheim Palace, the new banknote will be of £5 domination with £10 (featuring famous novelist Jane Austen) and £20 (featuring painter JMW Turner) designs planned to be circulated later in 2017 and 2020. [...]
Posted On: 2016-04-13 10:04:32 ; Read: 406 time(s)
Over the years, newspapers have published articles about the lesser known problem with CDs- their being subject to possible rust - naming releases of well known artists like Kate Bush, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson and many more whose CDs were affected. The reason is that data on CDs and DVDs is held within an aluminium layer and protected by a thin layer of lacquer. However, if this layer is not properly applied (as was the case with some early CDs) or if discs are not handled correctly, the air and moisture can penetrate and cause the aluminium to oxidise and subsequently make them unplayable. Bending the disc when taking it out of its case, puts a strain on the protective layers and manufacturers now suggest that for a maximum lifespan, discs should be stored vertically and handled by the edges. [...]
Posted On: 2016-04-05 15:17:21 ; Read: 428 time(s)
One of the most popular ways to collect stamps is to collect the First Day Covers or Commemorative Stamps such as the ones for the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s Death which the Royal Mail have launched today! (also includes some commemorative coins) [...]
Posted On: 2016-03-21 15:46:11 ; Read: 372 time(s)
Have you still got your old vinyl record collection? In case you hadn’t heard, it is definitely back in fashion, Sainsbury’s and Tesco’s even going so far as to stock a small range of LPs in selected stores. At Arrowfile we have been preparing for this revival of interest, by supplying, not only record players which can digitally capture your collection for use in other mediums, but also with a good range of record sleeves and 7" and 12" storage cases to keep your vinyl collection in tip-top order. Choose from our range of Vintage and Retro players, some of which will also play CDs, Cassettes and have in built radios. [...]
Posted On: 2016-03-21 12:12:22 ; Read: 415 time(s)
Even the most expensive coin in the world is stored in a Slab coin capsule, do you have a hidden gem which needs protecting and displaying like this? There are many ways to store coins and how you display them is a very personal choice. With Quickslabs Coins are set within acid-free plastic inserts with a labelling field, so there is no need for direct handling with the risk of fingerprints and scratches. Our Quickslabs , Quadrum, Circular or Extra large circular Coin Capsules come in a variety of sizes from 14mm-101mm. [...]