A place you can trust for postage stamps, vintage postcards, postal history, original dichroic jewelry, innovative garden art and more!

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Karen’s Pinterest Boards are here

"How I bought 41 Penny Blacks all at once" 

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Glass Vessels here


Philatelic Phlasher

Vintage Postcards

Contact us here, the official website of Connexus, specializes in postal history, revenues, Cinderellas, old postcards, back-of-the-book, lots, collections and just interesting stamp material for the beginning as well as the advanced philately collector.
Connexus was founded by Throop C. Brown 22 years ago, but Brown has been a respected professional philatelist for over 44 years.   During this time he has served as a reference for all manner of stamp query.  He is a member of ASDA, Life Member of APS, and ARA.
The stones component is nurtured by Karen Sheaffer Brown,  with A LOT of help from her husband, son, and friends.  Her work includes garden pieces (glass, cement, and an assortment of other media) as well as cabochon (fused glass) jewelry.  Unique items include glass vessels, pendants, earrings, bracelets, rings, keychains, hair ornaments as well as window adornments.   
Original glass creations by Karen Sheaffer Brown can be found in Showcase 39 in the Countryside Mall,  Raleigh Street Gallery, the North Carolina Arts Incubator Courtyard Cafe in Siler City NC and Calico Quilt Antiques in Goldston NC. .  Vintage postcards can also be purchased at the Raleigh Street Gallery, and while visiting you can also express your own inner artist by painting your own pottery!

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