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Stamps of Victoria: Hospital Charity (1897)

By | 4 days ago|Australia & Dependencies, Australian States, British Commonwealth, British Empire, Charity Stamps, Designers, Engravers, Queen Victoria, Royalty, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics, Victoria|

Although these issues paid postage at 1d. and 2 1/2d., they were sold at 1/- and 2/6 respectively and the

Post Offices of Tasmania: Hobart(1910)

By | 7 days ago|Australian States, British Empire, History, Post Offices, Postcards, Tasmania|

This attractive coloured picture postcard shows the Post Office in Tasmania, Australia in 1910. Note the horse-drawn double-decker trams (streetcars)!

Stamps of the Gambia: Queen Victoria Issues (1898)

By | 1 week ago|Articles, British Commonwealth, British Empire, Classic Stamps, Queen Victoria, Royalty, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics, West Africa|

This article was written by well-known philatelic writer Fred Melville (1882-1940): On the 31st January, 1898, the following notice was

St. Helena: Stamp Centenary (1956)

By | 1 week ago|Atlantic Islands, British Commonwealth, Great Britain, St. Helena, Stamp Profiles, West Africa|

Stamps of Cayman islands: George VI 5/- (1938)

By | Apr 29, 2017|Boats and Rafts on Stamps, British Commonwealth, British Empire, British West Indies, De La Rue, King George V, King George VI, Printers, Printing Processes, Royalty, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

A pictorial definitive series, with the profile of King george V inset, was recess printed by Waterlow in 1935. A

Stamps of Mauritius: Heraldry Issue (1895)

By | Apr 25, 2017|British Commonwealth, British Empire, De La Rue, Indian Ocean, Keys on Stamps, Printers, Printing Processes, Ships on Stamps, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

Royal portraiture gave way to heraldry in 1895, when De La Rue typographed a series from 1 to 18c., bearing

Straits Settlements: First Issues (1867-72)

By | Apr 24, 2017|Asia, British Commonwealth, British East Africa, Classic Stamps, De La Rue, Malaya, Malaysia, Queen Victoria, Singapore, Stamp Profiles, Straits Settlements|

When the Settlements became a crown colony in 1867, they began issuing their own stamps, not least because they adopted

Falkland Islands Stamps: George VI Issue (1952)

By | Apr 6, 2017|Aircraft on Stamps, Animals on Stamps, Atlantic Islands, Birds on Stamps, British Commonwealth, British Empire, Falkland Islands, King George VI, Royalty, Ships on Stamps, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

This attractive issue, consisting of 14 stamps, was the final King George VI set for the Falklands. Recess printed. Waterlow

New York-Cuba Shipping Line (1909)

By | Mar 30, 2017|British Empire, British Guiana, British West Indies, Central America, Cuba, History, Mexico, Paquebots, Postal Carriers, Postal History, Ship's Mail, Shipping Archive, Shipping Lines, Ships, South America|

This is an image of an Advertisement from the 1909 Stark's Guide Book & History of British Guiana. It shows

Stamps of San Marino: Cathedrals (1967)

By | Mar 28, 2017|Architecture on Stamps, Cathedrals & Churches on Stamps, Europe, History, Italian States, Italy & Colonies, Religion on Stamps, San Marino, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

Stamps of St. Vincent: £1 Purple & Black (1938)

By | Mar 10, 2017|British Commonwealth, British Empire, British West Indies, King George VI, Printers, Printing Processes, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

The colonial meblem, showing female allegories of peace and justice, first appeared on the stamps of St. Vincent in 1880

Stamps of Canada: Flower Show (1980)

By | Mar 7, 2017|British Commonwealth, British North America, Canada and Provinces, Flowers on Stamps, Gardens on Stamps, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

This attractive stamp showed a Flower Garden. Designed by Heather J. Cooper. Lithography, panes of 50. Printed by Ashton-Pottter limited.

Stamps of Ascension: Pictorial Series (1956)

By | Feb 24, 2017|Animals on Stamps, Ascension Island, Atlantic Islands, Birds on Stamps, British Commonwealth, Fish on Stamps, Maps on Stamps, Marine Life on Stamps, Queen Elizabeth, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

Bradbury Wilkinson recess-printed a pictorial series for Ascension released in November 1956. The stamps depicted the scenery and wildlife of

Stamps of France: International Railway Congress (1937)

By | Feb 17, 2017|Europe, Events, France & Colonies, History, Railroads or Railways, Railway Stamps, Railways, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics, Train Archive, Trains, Transport|

This issue celebrated the 13th International Railway congress held in Paris in 1937. It featured: 30c. Electric Train 1 f.

Stamps of Saar: Marian Year (1954)

By | Feb 16, 2017|Art on Stamps, German States, Germany & Colonies, Religion on Stamps, Saar, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

This attractive set of three stamps was issued in August, 1954 to mark the Marian Year. Many stamps issued by

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