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Stamps of uruguay: Buenos Aires Conference Centenary (1913)

By |July 21st, 2016|

This overprint celebrated the Centenary of the Buenos Aires Conference of 1813. Litho.

Stamps of Crete: Provisional Overprints (1900-1901)

By |July 19th, 2016|

These provisional overprints were overprinted in black or red on the 1900 Crete issue, which celebrated Prince George becoming the Governor of the island. They were on very fine paper. Perf 14.

Stamps of New Zealand: Smiling Boys (1931)

By |July 18th, 2016|

This is the famous "Smiling Boys"1931 Health issue from New Zealand. Designed by L.C. Mitchell. Dies and plates, Perkins Bacon.

Stamps of New Guinea: George V Jubilee (1935)

By |July 17th, 2016|

Stamps of Ceylon: George VI Definitives (1938-49)

By |July 16th, 2016|

The lower values were similar to those of 1935-6; but with a portrait of King George VI substituted for George V and "POSTAGE & REVENUE" omitted. Wmk. Mult. Script CA (sideways on 10c., 15c., 25c., 30c. and 1 r. Various perfs. Recess.

Stamps of Nigeria: Queen Elizabeth Definitives (1953-8)

By |July 12th, 2016|

Stamps of Portuguese India: Father José Vaz Tercentenary (1951)

By |July 9th, 2016|

Stamps of Germany: 2nd Berlin Philatelic Exhibition (1940)

By |July 7th, 2016|

The image shows the 24 pf. + 76 pf. green stamp issued for the Second Berlin Philatelic Exhbition and the Exhibtion cancel. The stamp showed the courtyard of the Chancellery in Berlin and was designed by G. fritz.

Stamps of Russia: Air Mail Congress (1927)

By |July 5th, 2016|

This issue celebrated the 1st International Air Mail Congress at The Hague. Designed by O. M. Amosova.

Spain: First Floating Trade Fair Stamp (1956)

By |July 4th, 2016|

This interesting stamp (SG 1254/Scott 848) was issued in 1956. The ship, CIUDAD DE TOLEDO, with a tonnage of 10, 123, was used to transport Spain’s first floating Trade Fair of national products around the world, was built by the Cia Euskalduna atBilbao for her owners, the Cia Tras Mediterranea. Ten thousand products of Spanish agriculture, industry and trade were shown at all the most important ports of the Spanish-American seaboard, including Buenos Aires, Bahia, Narranquilla, Colon, Vera Cruz, Tampico, New Orleans, Havana, Santiago de Cuba, Ciudad Trujillo and Puerto Rico (San Juan). Note: There was also a

Philatelic Crossword: July 2016

By |July 3rd, 2016|

Philatelic Wordsearch: July 2016

By |July 3rd, 2016|

Stamps of Costa Rica: National Philatelic Exhibition (1937)

By |July 1st, 2016|

This sheet was issued for the National Philatelic Exhibition in Costa Rica in 1937. Recess.

Stamps of Mexico: Airmail Issue (1922)

By |June 23rd, 2016|

Postal Historians: Francisco Carreas Candi (1862-1937)

By |June 22nd, 2016|

Francesco Carreas Candi was one of the greatest Spanish postal historians. He was born in Barcelona on July 4, 1852. His many works on philately include 'Las Tarjetas postales enEspaña' (0n Spanish postcards), published in 1902, and 'Emisiones Fiscales de los Barcelone' (Fiscal Stamps of the Legal College of Barcelona) published in 1905. Candi's 'Estudos Postales' (Postal Studies) appeared in 1908 and 'Idea de la Filatelia Española' (Spanish Philately) followed in 1918. The Spanish Government appointed candi vice-consul of the Dominican Republic in 1898, and he later became consul-general.