Stamp collectors can snap up a little bit of history today (Saturday) as the Petersfield & District Philatelic Society is holding an auction at the community centre.

A penny black and “tuppeny blue” which feature markings from a rare Maltese Cross post cancellation will be among the stamps up for sale.

The auction will include pieces of postal and local history, with references to the Boer War, First World War naval battles and the Isle of Wight, along with envelopes and covers, postcards, literature and equipment.

Viewing will be from 10am to 1.30pm with bidding from 2pm to 5pm. For more details about the club or auction call David on 023 9259 1413.