The son of a Maltese army man Lorenzo was born in Colchester, England in 1962. Because of his father’s military occupation he spent the first decade of his life travelling around and living in such places as Aden, Malta and Germany. Lorenzo had to wait until he was nearing his mid-30s for his photographic career to explode. It was the photography for the publicity posters for the Trainspotting film that ‘made’ him.
Great Britain 1840 1d black. Great Britain. 1840 One Penny Black. Plate Ia. IG grey-black shade, very worn impression, large to huge margins all round and showing a portion of the adjoining stamp at foot, tied to entire letter by a light red Maltese Cross cancellation in a 'lilac rose' shade, which leaves the Queen's profile clear, dated 15 May 1840, with Colchester c.d.s. in the same colour on reverse; Superb in every respect. A truly outstanding cover.
ENGLAND: The gatehouse of the Abbey at Colchester; the Abbey of St. John the Baptist. Founded in the late 11th century by Eudo Ria, son of Hubert de Ria, dapifer of William Rufus. Hamo and William St. Clair were benefactors to this Abbey. Colchester is an historic town and the largest settlement within the borough of Colchester in Essex.