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Air Mail Stamps: Made to Fly

By | 5 days ago|Airlines, Airmails, Art Deco, Articles, Australia & Dependencies, Austria, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Flight Archive, Japan, Netherlands & Colonies, Postal History, Siam, Sudan, Switzerland, Thailand, Third Reich, United States, Uruguay, Yugoslavia|

I rather like Air Mail stamps of the world, used on airmail covers (of course), which logically is why they

Clarrie King: Putting more fun in Philately

By | Feb 28, 2010|Articles, Australia & Dependencies, Military, Postal History, World War II|

Amongst the many WWII Military covers I've handled over the years, occasionally a humorous illustrated cover with the attribution "Clarrie

‘Not Quite Right’ – When Defective is Better

By | Jul 20, 2009|Articles, Investment, Postal History|

There can be few pursuits outside of philately where imperfect items can be more sought after by enthusiasts than the

The ‘Gray’ Kangaroos, of Course!

By | Jun 27, 2009|Australia & Dependencies, Classic Stamps, Forgeries, Sperati|

A collection of mostly mint Kangaroos does not readily fit the profile of a column largely devoted to stamp usage on cover.

Japan to Australia by Airmail: The Early Postwar Years

By | May 14, 2009|Airmails, Articles, Australia & Dependencies, Flight Archive, History, Japan, Postal History, World War II|

Correspondence between Japan and Australia resumed reasonably soon after the end of WWII. The earliest item I have is a Stationery card dated 17 September 1946, in which a penpal states “Now the war is over & we are privileged to write to you, I am very happy to let you know altho’ we have lost our home we were safe & are living peacefully.”. Philatelic relations had resumed at least as early as 15 February 1948, for that is the date on another Stationery card, to venerable Philatelic Trader, William Ackland in Melbourne.

Self-Adhesive Stamps of Tonga

By | Jun 12, 2008|Articles, Pacific Islands, Postal History, Tonga|

Were these weird stamps ever used? The short answer to the question is ‘Very much so’. I have recently seen a large holding of commercial covers of Tonga dating from the 1960s and bearing many different frankings from the myriad of self-adhesive stamp issues. An absolutely riotous experience I must add.

Le Style francais

By | Apr 17, 2008|Articles, Australia & Dependencies, France & Colonies, Investment, Postal History, Postal Stationery|

Something of a stroll down memory lane for me this issue, and the first occasion on which I have featured covers from a foreign country. The article is prompted as a consequence of having recently sorted and classified our 15-year accumulation of French covers/stationery, amounting to about 8 to 9,000 items. A lot of French letters, indeed.

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