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Stamps of Nejd: The First Issues (1925)

By | 3 days ago|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 | 5 days ago|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 | 6 days ago|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

Stamps of Denmark: Shells Issue (2017)

By | 2 weeks ago|Denmark & Colonies, Designers, New Issues 2017, Printers, Printing Processes, Scandinavia, Shells on Stamps, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

Here are the Technical Details: Issue Date: 02.01.2017 Designer: PostNord Stamps/ Ella Clausen Illustrator: Peter Dam Printer: Cartor Security Printing

Stamps of Croatia: Nazi Occupation (1941-2)

By | 2 weeks ago|Aircraft on Stamps, Balkans, Birds on Stamps, Croatia, Fascists, German Occupation, History, Stamp Profiles, Third Reich, Topicals or Thematics, Uniforms on Stamps, World War II, Yugoslavia|

Croat nationalists under Dr. Ante Pavelitch, were encouraged by Nazi Germany to establish a separate republic, ostensibly an independent state

Stamps of Italy: Buenos Aires Flight (1934)

By | Jan 8, 2017|Aircraft on Stamps, Airmail Stamps, Designers, Flight Archive, Italy & Colonies, Overprints, Stamp Profiles, Surcharges, Topicals or Thematics|

These Air stamps were surcharged and overprinted to celebrate the Rome-Buenos Aires Flight of 1934. The stamp was originally issued

Stamps of the Netherlands: Railway Centenary (1939)

By | Jan 7, 2017|Designers, Netherlands & Colonies, Railroads or Railways, Railways, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics, Train Archive, Trains, Transport|

These two stamps celebrated the Centenary of the Netherlands Railway. Designed by G.V.A. Roling. Photo Perf 14 x 13½. Released

Danish Postal History: Airmail Cover from Rødding to England (1938)

By | Jan 5, 2017|Denmark & Colonies, Flight Archive, Postal History|

We have recently acquired this attractive cover for our collection. It is an airmail cover from Rødding in Denmark posted

Stamps of Uruguay: The Eastern Republic (1866-94)

By | Jan 4, 2017|Classic Stamps, History, South America, Stamp Profiles, Uruguay|

This article was written by C.A. Howes in 1911 and should prove useful to collectors of the following period. The

Stamps of Costa Rica: National Philatelic Exhibition (1937)

By | Jan 3, 2017|Central America, Costa Rica, Exhibitions, Souvenir Sheets, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

This sheet was issued for the National Philatelic Exhibition in Costa Rica in 1937. Recess. Printed by the american Bank

Philatelic Crossword: January 2017

By | Jan 2, 2017|Crosswords|

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

By | Jan 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

Stamps of Austria: Austrian Air Police (2016)

By | Dec 24, 2016|Austria|

In March 1956 the first rescue operation in the alpine area was staged – this year Austria’s Air Police is

The Chief Post Office Algiers, Algeria ( built 1910)

By | Dec 18, 2016|Africa, Algeria, France & Colonies, History, Post Offices|

Often described as one of the most beautiful post offices in the World. Built by two French architects during the

France: Electrification of Valenciennes Railway Line (1955)

By | Dec 14, 2016|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.

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