There are many stamps issued during World War I, which reflect the momentous events of those years.
I rather like Air Mail stamps of the world, used on airmail covers (of course), which logically is why they were issued. The sight of the familiar blue and red bordered airmail envelope emits a subliminal message, evoking images of distant, beckoning, exotic places. For me, at least.
This article is the beginning of a series looking at important people featured on world stamps.
The decline of the Portuguese Empire and the rise of Dutch and British mercantile interests in the East led to the isolation and neglect of Portuguese outposts, none more so than Timor.
Mr. T. A. Melville, Acting Director of Posts and Telegraphs in the Federated Malay States, who was for many years in the Post Office Department of the Straits Settlements, has contributed a valuable history of the Straits Settlements Post Office to the voluminous centenary work, "One Hundred Years of Singapore".
It is a truism that political considerations have affected every stamp issuing country, some more than others.
This article is probably one of the first airmail articles, certainly of any length, to be published in a philatelic journal. It was first published in Stamp Collectors' Fortnightly (January, 1921) from a paper read by Major RS Archer, MC, as his Presidential Address before the Liverpool Junior Philatelic Society, October 11th, 1920.
This article by Hiram Motherwell, was originally published in the American publication, "Harper’s Monthly Magazine" in July, 1928. It provides fascinating source material for both scholars and postal historians alike at a tumultuous period in Italian history…
Travel the world on the magic carpets of philately. Stamp booklets take you back in time, reveal facts about historical events, shed light on cultural activities and help you learn about everyday living in distant lands. Booklets arouse your passion about current and past world activities, facts you might never have known but will enrich your life. The booklets start the journey.
Originally published in "Peoples of All Nations", by Educational Book Company, London 1923.