Following my announcement last month of our impending retirement, my thanks for all the kind letters and notes from home and abroad wishing us well while, understandably, disappointed that our service would be ceasing. However, we will still be around for a few months yet and I hope you can fill in some of the gaps in your collections from our stocks while they last. The space-filler section continues to be popular and its been added to again this month, while anything left over from before has our customary reduction. The St Pierre Pair on our last front cover was much in demand, however, we only had that one example. This time another rarity not seen by us before, from French Somali Coast may be of interest to some. Also don't miss the Maps section near the beginning of the buy-bid sale which includes a fabulous lot of Harmsworth maps of African areas which I've had for some years. Terry Garcia.