Latest Entries

Tuesday, May 3rd

Postal history


Stamps of the Netherlands: ‘Think Green ‘ (2016)

Ships on Stamps: Newfoundland (1887)

This fine 10c.ship stamp from Newfundland was designed and printed by the American Bank Note Company in Montreal. Released in 1887 it is an accurate description of an Atlantic brigantine. It is symbolic of Newfoundland's seaborne trade and probably represents a ship built at one of the British North American yards. This is typical of the type of private sailing ship, which carried much of the trans-Atlantic mail as private ship-letters, from Newfoundland during the first three decades of the 19th century.

Philatelic Wordsearch: May 2016

Stamps of Papua: Airmail Issue (1938)

This airmail set of six stamps celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Declaration of British Possession. The design was taken from a photograph by J.M. Pescott of Melbourne. It depicts a view of Port Moresby Harbour. The vessel at the wharf is the S.S. Katoomba. In 1888 mails were carried on vessels similar to the sailing cutter depicted in the lower left corner. No wmk.

Stamps of China: World Reading Day (2016)

Stamp Collecting Terms

  • FiscalFiscal
    A stamp used for revenue purposes other than postage. F.C.

Post Office Archive

Email Us

Rhodesian Study Circle

The Rhodesian Study Circle was formed in 1948 following advertisements in the philatelic press in England and South Africa by Wilfrid Nodder, inviting "collectors of the stamps of Southern and Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland" to join in forming a study circle. The aims were to encourage interest in the stamp issues, circulate information about varieties, flaws and postmarks and to write a handbook. A detailed history by A Drysdall and C M Hoffman to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the RSC is available free to members. Meetings and Events Regular meetings are held in: London, Manchester and Scotland. U.S.A.

Belgian Congo Study Circle


American Topical Association (ATA)

The American Topical Association (ATA) serves members in 65 countries. It is the largest philatelic society devoted to this specific area of stamp collecting. Organized in 1949, the ATA has over 56 years of service to its members.

Austria Philatelic Society (US) (AUSPS)