Ken Sandford - 1944-2007
Ken Sandford, career philatelist and collector died suddenly after a long illness on 30th January 2007.
Ken was a dedicated philatelist having spent more than forty years within the trade. His formative years were spent working for Joe Urch in Bristol, in 1975 he moved to Knutsford in Cheshire and in partnership formed Sandafayre Ltd. (This name was chosen from company names available at the time because of the play on his name). In 1990 he joined with Simon Carson to form Philangles in Warrington and spent a further sixteen years working with stamps and postal history.
With a phenomenal knowledge of British postage stamps especially Queen Victoria line engraved (he could plate a penny black just by looking at it!), British postal history (having formed an outstanding collection of the postal history of Weston Super Mare) and military postal history of WWII. Philately here has seen the loss of a true professional and highly knowledgeable individual whom will be missed by many.
He leaves his partner Margaret, two sons (Dean and David), his work colleagues and many friends in the stamp world. A dear friend to myself personally.
Simon Carson PTS