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Lundy Honours Trinity House

Strong winds, fog or pitch-black nights often constitute serious problems for shipping. To help mariners find the right course in stormy waters, lighthouses were built as early as in the 4th century before Christ.

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“Stamp Collecting dispels boredom, enlarges our vision


Postal History

Zeppelin Mail

From time to time, auction houses offer Zeppelin covers from the Belgian Congo. The price paid for such items is generally far higher than similar covers from the Netherlands or even Belgium - the reason being that between 1932 and 1939 only 15 flights carried mail originating from the Congo.

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Royal Mail Steamer “Oruba” (1910)

Stamps of Papua: Airmail Issue (1938)

S.S. “Katoomba” (built 1913)

War Tax Stamps – The British Empire’s Effort 1914-1920

There are many stamps issued during World War I, which reflect the momentous events of those years.

Stamps of Denmark: Hospital Ship Jutlandia (1951)

Stamps of the Czech Republic: Owls Issue (2015)

Philately keeps me Company in Old Age

Stamps of Hungary: Flowers Issue (2015)