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Post Offices of Tasmania: Franklin (2017)

By | 2 days ago|Australia & Dependencies, Post Offices, Tasmania|

This photograph shows the Post Office at Franklin in Tasmania, Australia. Many thanks to our intrepid photographer, Willy Cole, who

Stamps of Haiti: Aviation Week (1960)

By | 3 days ago|Aircraft on Stamps, Courvoisier, Flight Archive, Haiti, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics, West Indies|

This fine Miniature Sheet celebrated the Aeroport International Show in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Photo. Printed by Courvoisier, switzerland. Released Fecember 17,

Stamps of Belgium: Anti-Tuberculosis Fund (1933)

By | 6 days ago|Belgium, Charity Stamps, Designers, Engravers, Europe, Medicine on Stamps, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

This charity set from Belgium incorporated the Anti-T.B. symbol into its designs. The seven stamps supported the Anti-Tuberculosis Fund. Designed

Stamps of Monaco: 33rd Monte Carlo Rally (1963)

By | 1 week ago|Maps, Maps on Stamps, Monaco, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

This attractive stap celebrated the 33rd Monte Carlo Rally and depicted a route map from Paris. Designed by B. Minne.

Stamps of Finland: 20th Anniversary of Air Mail Service (1944)

By | Feb 6, 2017|Aircraft on Stamps, Airmail Stamps, Finland, Flight Archive, Scandinavia, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

This 3.m. 50 brown Air stamp celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the Air Mail Service in Finland. It showed a

Stamps of Algeria: World Meteorological Day (1966)

By | Feb 2, 2017|Africa, Algeria, Designers, Meteorology on Stamps, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics, Weather on Stamps|

This image shows the Special Sheet issued by Algeria for World Meteorological Day in 1966. It featured various meteorological instruments..ed

Philatelic Crossword: February 2017

By | Feb 1, 2017|Crosswords|

Stamps of Crete: Provisional Overprints (1900-1901)

By | Jan 29, 2017|Classic Stamps, Crete, Greece, Overprints, Royalty, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

These provisional overprints were overprinted in black or red on the 1900 Crete issue, which celebrated Prince George becoming the

Stamps of Panama: Registration Issue (1904)

By | Jan 27, 2017|American Bank Note Company, Central America, Panama, Registration Labels, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

This image shows part of a sheet of the Registration Stamps of 1904. Recess printed by the American Bank Note

Stamps of Panama: Papal Issue (1964)

By | Jan 25, 2017|Central America, De La Rue, Panama, Popes, Popes on Stamps, Religion on Stamps, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

This Papal Issue was designed by Mosdossy. Litho and Embossed. It was printed by De La Rue in Bogota and

Stamps of the Leeward Islands: Queen Elizabeth II Definitives (1954)

By | Jan 24, 2017|British Commonwealth, British West Indies, Leeward Islands, Queen Elizabeth, Royalty, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

This is the Queen Elizabeth II definitive set for the Leeward Islands in the West Indies. Chalk-surfaced paper. Wmk Mult.

Stamps of Estonia: Deadly Firecap Mushrooms (2014)

By | Jan 20, 2017|Baltic States, Estonia, Europe, Fungi on Stamps, New Issues 2014, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

The deadly fibrecap (Inocybe erubescens) is very poisonous, containing muscarine. The poison does not disappear even after scalding or drying.

Stamps of Nejd: The First Issues (1925)

By | Jan 17, 2017|Arabia, Classic Stamps, First Issues, History, Middle East, Nejd, Ottoman Empire, Overprints, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics, Turkey|

Nejd was a former sultanate in Central Arabia, which first issued its own stamps in 1925. Nejd's capital city Riyadh,

Stamps of New Guinea: George V Jubilee (1935)

By | Jan 15, 2017|Birds on Stamps, British Empire, King George V, New Guinea, Royalty, Topicals or Thematics|

This set of two stamps was issued to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of King George V's reign (1910-1935) They were

Stamps of Mexico: Airmail Issue (1922)

By | Jan 14, 2017|Airmail Stamps, Airmails, Birds on Stamps, Central America, Mexico, Postal History, Postal Services, Topicals or Thematics|

This 50c. claret and blue stamp , issued in 1922, was only used for a single aerial postal attempt, which

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