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Stamps of the Netherlands: ‘Think Green ‘ (2016)

By |May 3rd, 2016|

Ships on Stamps: Newfoundland (1887)

By |May 2nd, 2016|

This fine 10c.ship stamp from Newfundland was designed and printed by the American Bank Note Company in Montreal. Released in 1887 it is an accurate description of an Atlantic brigantine. It is symbolic of Newfoundland's seaborne trade and probably represents a ship built at one of the British North American yards. This is typical of the type of private sailing ship, which carried much of the trans-Atlantic mail as private ship-letters, from Newfoundland during the first three decades of the 19th century.

Philatelic Wordsearch: May 2016

By |May 1st, 2016|

Philatelic Crossword: May 2016

By |May 1st, 2016|

Stamps of Papua: Airmail Issue (1938)

By |April 29th, 2016|

This airmail set of six stamps celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Declaration of British Possession. The design was taken from a photograph by J.M. Pescott of Melbourne. It depicts a view of Port Moresby Harbour. The vessel at the wharf is the S.S. Katoomba. In 1888 mails were carried on vessels similar to the sailing cutter depicted in the lower left corner. No wmk.

Stamps of China: World Reading Day (2016)

By |April 29th, 2016|

Stamps of France: Radio-TV Centre Opening (1963)

By |April 27th, 2016|

Here is an issue for those interested in Telecommunications history. This 20c. blue-grey, yellow-chestnut stamp was issued to celebrate the Opening of the Radio-T.V. Centre in Paris in 1968. Designed and engraved by Combet.

The Tierra del Fuego Stamp (1891)

By |April 22nd, 2016|

Tierra del Fuego is literally at the end of the Earth. It is an island at the very southern tip of South America, separated from the mainland by the Magellan Straits, where a private local post was operating in the 1890s.

Postal History: Entire from John Claudius Loudon, Botanist (1841)

By |April 21st, 2016|

This extremely rare entire bears a 1d. red was sent from the famous botanist and author John Claudius Loudon.

Stamps of Italy: 17th Milan Fair (1936)

By |April 19th, 2016|

This set of four stamps celebrated the Milan Fair of 1936. Designed by M. Parrini.

Philatelic Wordsearch: April 2016

By |April 18th, 2016|

Stamps of Romania: Paris Stamp Exhibition (1975)

By |April 18th, 2016|


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

By |April 16th, 2016|

This article was written by C.A. Howes in 1911 and should prove useful to collectors of the following period. The "Eastern Republic of Uruguay," whose full name has generally appeared on its stamps, is the smallest of the South American republics but has nevertheless loomed large in the eyes of stamp collectors.

Iceland: Parliamentary Millenary Celebration (1930)

By |April 15th, 2016|

Stamps of the Philippines: Miss Universe Issue (2016)

By |April 12th, 2016|