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Stamps of Mexico: Airmail Issue (1922)

By |June 23rd, 2016|

Postal Historians: Francisco Carreas Candi (1862-1937)

By |June 22nd, 2016|

Francesco Carreas Candi was one of the greatest Spanish postal historians. He was born in Barcelona on July 4, 1852. His many works on philately include 'Las Tarjetas postales enEspaña' (0n Spanish postcards), published in 1902, and 'Emisiones Fiscales de los Barcelone' (Fiscal Stamps of the Legal College of Barcelona) published in 1905. Candi's 'Estudos Postales' (Postal Studies) appeared in 1908 and 'Idea de la Filatelia Española' (Spanish Philately) followed in 1918. The Spanish Government appointed candi vice-consul of the Dominican Republic in 1898, and he later became consul-general.

Stamps of Malagasy Republic: Aquarium Fish series (1994)

By |June 17th, 2016|

Illustrated are some of the stamps and the very handsome miniature sheet, featuring a splendid Goldfish, in the series devoted to Aquarium Fish. Issued by the Malagasy Republic in June 1994, it makes an interesting addition to Fish topic/theme collections. They were lithographed and perf.

History of the Post: Mystery of the “Madagascar”

By |June 16th, 2016|


National Circular Delivery Company (1867)

By |June 15th, 2016|

The National Circular Delivery Company was a local post established by Robert Brydone about the middle of 1867 to provide a service for the bulk delivery of circulars between London and other cities or towns served by Brydone's circular delivery companies. Undoubtedly it was this obvious infringement over the Postmaster General's monopoly over mail carrying that led to Brydone's downfall. Stamps were issued in a design showing Britain's arms on a shield with the lion and unicorn supporters The inscriptions NATIONAL CIRCULAR DELIVERY CO.

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

By |June 12th, 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.

The Postage Stamps of Basutoland (Part One)

By |June 10th, 2016|

Basutoland received its first distinctive stamps in 1933, a series engraved and recess printed by Waterlow and Sons, being released on December 1.

Stamps of Hungary: Birth Centenary of Mór Jókai (1925)

By |June 9th, 2016|

Stamps of Romania: Mail Coach Set (1903)

By |June 8th, 2016|

This set of six stamps were the low values for the issue celebrating the Opening of the New Post Office in Bucharest, Romania, two years previously in 1901. Engraved by M. Thévenin. Typo. French Government Printing Works, Paris Stamps bearing the the printmaker's watermark "JOHANNOT & Cie ANNONAY" are rare. No wmk. Pink-surfaced paper.

Stamps of Paraguay: UPU Issue (1889)

By |June 7th, 2016|

This is the UPU Issue from Paraguay for 1889. There are two values: 15c. purple and 15c. maroon Imperf on Thin paper and 15c. maroon Perf 11½ on Thick paper Litho Designed by G.

Stamps of Aitutaki (1903-20)

By |June 5th, 2016|

Aitutaki used the postage stamps of the Cook Islands from 1892 to 1903, when New Zealand overprinted its own stamps with "AITUTAKI." and the denomination written in local dialect. Seven of the eight values were issued in Auckland on 12 June 1903 and in Aitutaki 29 June, with the 21⁄2d arriving later, on 9 November.

Stamps of Alderney: Winter Wonderland (2011)

By |June 4th, 2016|

The Santa Special It was Christmas Eve and Alderney had woken up to a magical stillness and hush. As the Islanders pulled open their curtains, a blank canvas awaited them to be filled with festive fun.

Stamps of Italy: Galileo Galilei (2014)

By |June 3rd, 2016|

Italian Post issued a stamp commemorating Galileo Galilei on the 450th anniversary of his birth. Galileo Galilei, often known mononymously as Galileo, was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the scientific revolution. His achievements include improvements to the telescope and consequent astronomical observations and support for Copernicanism.

Philatelic Wordsearch: June 2016

By |June 1st, 2016|

Philatelic Crossword: June 2016

By |June 1st, 2016|