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Flood Relief Stamps overprinted for Air use in French POs in Tangier (1929)

By | 2 days ago|Africa, Animals on Stamps, Camels on Stamps, Designers, France & Colonies, Overprints, Stamp Profiles, Tangier, Topicals or Thematics|

these stamps were originally for Flood Relief in French Morocco (July 26, 1929. 5c. blue: Moorish tribesmen 25c.vermilion: Moor ploughing

France: Electrification of Valenciennes Railway Line (1955)

By | 4 days ago|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 Siam (Thailand): King Chulalongkorn Issue (1899)

By | 1 week ago|Asia, Printers, Royalty, Siam, Stamp Profiles, Thailand, Topicals or Thematics, Uniforms on Stamps|

This attractive definitive set featured King Chulalongkorn (as did all issues during his reign from October 1, 1868 to October

Stamps of Siam (Thailand): King Bhumibol (1947)

By | 1 week ago|Asia, Printers, Royalty, Siam, Stamp Profiles, Thailand, Topicals or Thematics, Uniforms on Stamps|

With the recent death of Thailand's long-reigning monarch, King Bhumibol, we thought it appropriate to feature some of the sets

Stamps of Papua: Airmail Issue (1938)

By | 1 week ago|British Empire, British New Guinea, King George VI, Shipping Archive, Ships, Ships on Stamps, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

This airmail set of six stamps celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Declaration of British Possession. The design was taken from

Stamps of Australia: Endangered Animals (2016)

By | Oct 3, 2016|Animals on Stamps, Australia & Dependencies, Birds on Stamps, Cats on Stamps, Conservation, Elephants on Stamps, Frogs on Stamps, New Issues 2016, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

Seven special stamps by Australia Post representing endangered animals that are part of current zoo and/or other conservation programs in

Philatelic Wordsearch: October 2016

By | Oct 1, 2016|Puzzles, Wordsearch|

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Philatelic Crossword: October 2016

By | Oct 1, 2016|Crosswords|

Stamps of Romania: Congress of Journalists (1920)

By | Sep 29, 2016|Balkans, Cinderellas, Journalism on Stamps, Overprints, Romania, Royalty, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

The "Bust mare" issue was overprinted in 1920 for the occasion of the Congress of journalists in Transylvania and Banat,

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

By | Sep 20, 2016|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

Swiss U.P.U. (1900) and a Youthful Memory

By | Sep 17, 2016|Designers, Engravers, Europe, Stamp Profiles, Switzerland, Topicals or Thematics, Universal Postal Union|

When I was twelve or thirteen years old I received my very first circuit sheets in the post from a

Fish Stamps of Cape Verde (1980)

By | Sep 11, 2016|Atlantic Islands, Fish on Stamps, Spain & Colonies, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

From Wikipedia comes this list of fish on stamps of Cape Verde. Year Date Species Species author Value Stamps catalogues

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

By | Sep 9, 2016|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

Gilbert & Ellice Islands Stamps: Post Due Issue (1940)

By | Sep 4, 2016|British Empire, Feature, Gilbert & Ellice Islands, Pacific Islands, Postage Dues|

This Postage Due issue for the Gilbert and Ellice islands was typo printed by Bradbury, Wilkinson & Company in 1940.

Stamps of Iceland: National Life-Saving Association (1978)

By | Sep 3, 2016|Atlantic Islands, Designers, Engravers, Iceland, Printers, Scandinavia, Shipping Archive, Ships, Topicals or Thematics|

This issue celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the National-Life-Saving Association of Iceland. It showed Winching a Survivor ashore. Designed by

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