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.
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.
This fine map shows Oceania (the Pacific Region) as it was in 1897.
It should be a useful chart for postal historians and stamp collectors of the area, especially for locating German colonies and other outposts...
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.
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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.