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Stamps of Costa Rica: Cocos Island Map Issue (1936)

By | 12 hours ago|Central America, Costa Rica, Maps on Stamps, Printers, Printing Processes, Ships, Ships on Stamps, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

This is a specimen set of the Official version of the Maps Issue of Costa Rica featuring Cocos Island. Recess

Stamps of Greece: Union of Crete with Greece (1913)

By | 2 days ago|Classic Stamps, Crete, Flags on Stamps, Greece, Printers, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

This 25l. black and blue stamp celebrated the Union of Crete with Greece. It depicted the hoisting of the Greek

Stamps of Malta: Queen Victoria 5 shillings rose (1886)

By | 7 days ago|British Empire, Classic Stamps, Malta, Queen Victoria, Royalty, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

This fine stamp from Malta is the high value Five shillings rose Queen Victoria issue. Printed by De La Rue

Stamps of Bulgaria: Express Stamps (1939)

By | 1 week ago|Balkans, Bicycles on Stamps, Bulgaria, Express Stamps, Motor Bikes on Stamps, Postal Carriers, Postal Vans, Postal Workers, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

I have taken a liking to arly Express stamps, so you can expect to see more... These ones were issued

Stamps of Bulgaria: Centenary of First Adhesive postage Stamps (1940)

By | 1 week ago|Bulgaria, Designers, Stamp Profiles, Stamps on Stamps, Topicals or Thematics|

These two stamps celebrated the Centenary of the First Adhesive Postage Stamps in 1940. It showed the first Bulgarian stamp.

Stamps of Hungary: Republican Issues (1918)

By | 1 week ago|Agriculture on Stamps, Animals on Stamps, Austro-Hungarian Empire, First Issues, Hungary, Overprints, Royalty, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

Hungary became a republic in November 1918 and contemporary stamps of the Harvesters, Parliament, King Karl and Queen Zita types

Stamps of France:T.P.O. Sorting Van on Stamp Day Issue (1951)

By | 2 weeks ago|Designers, Engravers, France & Colonies, Postal Services, Postal Vans, Railways, Stamp Days, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics, TPOs (see Travelling Post Offices), Travelling Post Offices|

I love the engraved issues of this period from France and this stamp is no exception. Designed and engraved by

Stamps of Germany: “Mother and Child” Organization (1944)

By | 2 weeks ago|Charity Stamps, Children on Stamps, Designers, Germany & Colonies, Nurses on Stamps, Third Reich, Topicals or Thematics|

This issue of four charity stamps celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the "Mother and Child" Organization. 3pf + 2pf brown:

Stamps of the Dominican Republic: Air Issue (1928)

By | Apr 15, 2017|Aircraft on Stamps, Airmail Stamps, Airmails, Central America, Dominican Republic, Flight Archive, Maps on Stamps, Postal Carriers, Topicals or Thematics|

This 10c. ultramarine Dominican Republic Air stamp featured a plane and map showing air mail routes. A useful stamp for

France: Electrification of Valenciennes Railway Line (1955)

By | Apr 12, 2017|Designers, Engravers, France & Colonies, Railroads or Railways, Railways, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics, Train Archive, Trains, Transport|

This stamp celebrated the Electrification of the Valenciennes Railway Line in France. Designed and engraved by Decaris. Recess. Perf. 13.

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

By | Apr 9, 2017|History, Portugal & Colonies, Religion on Stamps, Saints on Stamps, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

This set of stamps celebrated the Tercentenary of Father José José Vaz. Stamps of Portuguese Colonies are becoming increasingly popular.

Stamps of Greenland: Bird Legends (1967)

By | Apr 8, 2017|Atlantic Islands, Birds on Stamps, Denmark & Colonies, Designers, Engravers, Greenland, Legends on Stamps, Slania, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

This 90 0. deep blue issue celebrated Greenland Legends and featured the Great Northern Diver and Raven. Designed by J.

Mauritius to France Cover by the “Cluny Castle” (1913)

By | Apr 2, 2017|British Empire, Indian Ocean, Mauritius, Postal History, Ship's Mail, Shipping Archive, Shipping Lines, Ships|

It is not often that one sees old covers from Mauritius, so we were pleased to acquire this one for

Stamps of British Honduras: Edward VII Definitives (1902-10)

By | Apr 2, 2017|British Empire, British Honduras, Central America, Classic Stamps, De La Rue, Honduras, King Edward VII, Royalty, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

King Edward's accession in 1901 created a need for a new definitive series. Between 1902 and 1904 1,2,5 and 20

South Africa to England Ocean Mail Services (1876-1934)

By | Mar 29, 2017|Africa, Australia & Dependencies, History, India, Paquebots, Postal History, Postal Services, Rhodesia, Royal Mail, Shipping Archive, Shipping Lines, South Africa|

This information has been extracted from the "Official Year Book of the Union of South Africa and of Basutoland, Bechuanaland

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