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Stamps of Mexico: Airmail Issue (1922)

Postal Historians: Francisco Carreas Candi (1862-1937)

Francesco Carreas Candi was one of the greatest Spanish postal historians. He was born in Barcelona on July 4, 1852. His many works on philately include 'Las Tarjetas postales enEspaña' (0n Spanish postcards), published in 1902, and 'Emisiones Fiscales de los Barcelone' (Fiscal Stamps of the Legal College of Barcelona) published in 1905. Candi's 'Estudos Postales' (Postal Studies) appeared in 1908 and 'Idea de la Filatelia Española' (Spanish Philately) followed in 1918. The Spanish Government appointed candi vice-consul of the Dominican Republic in 1898, and he later became consul-general.

Stamps of Columbia: Tolima (1871)

Tolima is one of the 32 departments of Colombia, located in the Andean region, in the central west of the country.

Railway Newspaper and Parcel Stamps (1899)

Railway stamps may be divided into three classes, namely, Newspaper, Parcels, and Letter. The newspaper stamps were the first to make their appearance, for as far back as July, 1855, five companies adopted the use of these labels

Stamps of Malagasy Republic: Aquarium Fish series (1994)

Illustrated are some of the stamps and the very handsome miniature sheet, featuring a splendid Goldfish, in the series devoted to Aquarium Fish. Issued by the Malagasy Republic in June 1994, it makes an interesting addition to Fish topic/theme collections. They were lithographed and perf.

Stamp Collecting Terms

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    In typographic printing, moulds are struck from the die in lead, gutta-percha, or wax...

Railway Map of Bohemia (1883)

This very detailed map shows the rail network of Bohemia in or shortly before 1883. A must for postmark and TPO collectors of the area...

Map of Bolivia showing Departments

Bolivia is a unitary state consisting of nine departments. Departments are the primary subdivisions of Bolivia, and possess certain rights under the Constitution of Bolivia. Each department is represented in the federal Plurinational Legislative Assembly—a bicameral legislature consisting of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies.

Map of Arabia (1923)

This map shows Arabia as it was in 1923...

Map of Spanish Northwestern Africa (1912)

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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

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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)

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