This fine 10c.ship stamp from Newfundland was designed and printed by the American Bank Note Company in Montreal. Released in 1887 it is an accurate description of an Atlantic brigantine. It is symbolic of Newfoundland's seaborne trade and probably represents a ship built at one of the British North American yards. This is typical of the type of private sailing ship, which carried much of the trans-Atlantic mail as private ship-letters, from Newfoundland during the first three decades of the 19th century.
This airmail set of six stamps celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Declaration of British Possession. The design was taken from a photograph by J.M. Pescott of Melbourne. It depicts a view of Port Moresby Harbour. The vessel at the wharf is the S.S. Katoomba. In 1888 mails were carried on vessels similar to the sailing cutter depicted in the lower left corner. No wmk.
Here is an issue for those interested in Telecommunications history. This 20c. blue-grey, yellow-chestnut stamp was issued to celebrate the Opening of the Radio-T.V. Centre in Paris in 1968. Designed and engraved by Combet.
Tierra del Fuego is literally at the end of the Earth. It is an island at the very southern tip of South America, separated from the mainland by the Magellan Straits, where a private local post was operating in the 1890s.
This extremely rare entire bears a 1d. red was sent from the famous botanist and author John Claudius Loudon.
This article was written by C.A. Howes in 1911 and should prove useful to collectors of the following period. The "Eastern Republic of Uruguay," whose full name has generally appeared on its stamps, is the smallest of the South American republics but has nevertheless loomed large in the eyes of stamp collectors.