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Stamps of France: International Railway Congress (1937)

By | 5 days ago|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 | 6 days ago|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

Stamps of Greece: Airmail Issue (1926)

By | Feb 7, 2017|Aircraft on Stamps, Airmail Stamps, Airmails, Flight Archive, Greece, History, Maps on Stamps, Printers, Printing Processes, Stamp Profiles, Top Ten Articles|

The first Greek airmail stamps were produced in October 1926 to repay postage on mail carried by the Aeroespresso Company.

Straits Settlements: First Issues (1867-72)

By | Jan 30, 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

Stamps of Columbia: Tolima (1871)

By | Jan 12, 2017|Classic Stamps, Colombia, History, Local Posts, South America, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

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

Stamps of Great Britain: 10 Pence (1890)

By | Jan 6, 2017|British Commonwealth, British East Africa, De La Rue, Great Britain, Printers, Queen Victoria, Royalty, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

De La Rue typographed a bi-coloured series for Britain in 1887 and this is generally known as the Jubilee series,

Stamps of Sirmoor: Elephant Issue (1895)

By | Jan 1, 2017|Animals on Stamps, Classic Stamps, Elephants on Stamps, India, Indian States, Printers, Printing Processes, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

This attractive issue featured an elephant and formed part of the definitive sets of 1895-99. Recess printed by Waterlow and

Stamps of Ascension: Pictorial Series (1956)

By | Dec 31, 2016|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 South Africa: V.R.I. Wolmaransstad Overprints

By | Dec 26, 2016|Africa, Flags on Stamps, History, Overprints, Printers, Printing Processes, South Africa, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics, Uncategorized|

The V.R.I. (Victoria Regina Imperatrix) overprints were applied to a few stamps of the South African Republic (Transvaal) in 1900,

Railway Newspaper Parcel Stamps of Rhodesia

By | Dec 19, 2016|British Guiana, Cinderellas, Congo Free State, History, Local Posts, Mozambique, Newspaper Stamps, Portugal & Colonies, Railroads or Railways, Railway Stamps, Railways, Rhodesia, South Africa, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics, Train Archive, Trains, Transport|

This article was written by American philatelist C.C. Lance in 1938 and was originally titled "Railroad Stamps of Rhodesia". In

Falkland Islands Stamps: George VI Issue (1952)

By | Dec 9, 2016|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

Stamps of Canada: Flower Show (1980)

By | Nov 25, 2016|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 Greece: The First Olympic Stamps (1896)

By | Nov 10, 2016|Classic Stamps, Greece, History, Olympics on Stamps, Sports on Stamps, Stamp Profiles, Top Ten Articles, Topicals or Thematics|

German Post Office in Constantinople Postal Card to the King of Serbia (1893)

By | Nov 2, 2016|Austro-Hungarian Empire, Balkans, Germany & Colonies, History, Ottoman Empire, Postal History, Postal Stationery, Royalty, Serbia (Servia), Turkey|

From the PDb archives comes this interesting postal card from the German Post Office in Constantinople sent to the xylographist

Post Offices of Victoria: Beechworth (1910)

By | Sep 21, 2016|Australian States, History, Post Offices, Postcards|

This old postcard shows the Post Office at Beechworth in northern Victoria in Australia c.1910. The town today is a

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