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Stamps of Romania: Congress of Journalists (1920)

By | September 29th, 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 | September 20th, 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 | September 17th, 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 | September 11th, 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 | September 9th, 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 | September 4th, 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 | September 3rd, 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

Philatelic Wordsearch: September 2016

By | September 1st, 2016|Puzzles, Wordsearch|

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Philatelic Crossword: September 2016

By | September 1st, 2016|Crosswords|

Arctic Air Mercy Flight Cinderellas

By | August 31st, 2016|Animals on Stamps, Cinderellas, Flight Archive, Greenland, History, Local Posts, Norway, Polar Bears on Stamps, Stamp Profiles, Thule, Topicals or Thematics|

These stamps have been associated for many years with the diphtheria epidemic in Nome, Alaska. Diphtheria serum was urgently needed,

Stamps of Australia: 6d. Kookaburra Issue (1914)

By | August 30th, 2016|Australia & Dependencies, Birds on Stamps, British Empire, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

This 6d. claret stamp features a kookaburra on a gumtree branch. Design from a drawing by R.A. Harrison. Perf 11.

Stamps of Ireland: Postage Dues First Issues (1925)

By | August 25th, 2016|Designers, First Issues, Ireland, Postage Dues, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

This set of four stamps was the first issue of postage due labels for Ireland (Eire). Designer Government design. Typographed

The Chief Post Office Algiers, Algeria ( built 1910)

By | August 24th, 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

Guam: The First Issue (1899)

By | August 19th, 2016|First Issues, Guam, Overprints, Pacific Islands, Philippines, Spain & Colonies, Topicals or Thematics, United States, United States of America|

The island of Guam, formerly administered as part of the Spanish Philippine Islands, was occupied by American troops in 1899

Stamps of Aden: George VI Definitives (1939-48)

By | August 18th, 2016|Animals on Stamps, British Commonwealth, British Empire, Camel Post, George VI, Middle East, Printers, Printing Processes, Stamp Profiles, Top Ten Articles|

The King George VI definitives of Aden featured scenes of the area, dhows and even camels. Recess printed by Waterlow

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