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The Principality of Bulgaria and its Stamps

By |March 11th, 2014|

On 1st January 2007 Bulgaria became a member of the European Union. The […]

War Tax Stamps – The British Empire’s Effort 1914-1920

By |March 5th, 2014|

There are many stamps issued during World War I, which reflect the momentous events of those years.

Hawaii: A Classic Bogus Issue

By |March 1st, 2014|

Fred Melville, the well-known English philatelist and writer, was undoubtedly the foremost early […]

The Post Office in the Straits Settlements (1921)

By |December 14th, 2013|

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".

The New York City Post Office: 1600s – 1870s

By |November 6th, 2013|

A history of the New York City Post Office from the 1600s until the 1870s. Traces the evolution of mail transport from the early days of ‘coffee-house delivery’ through the founding of a post office up to the 1870s.

Post-Offices on Wheels (1929)

By |November 6th, 2013|

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Norwegian Shipping (1937)

By |October 30th, 2013|

Norwegian Motor-Driven Fruit Ship C. 1937 Here is a fascinating article concerning Norwegian Shipping between the two world wars. Originally published in Shipping Wonders of the World in 1937, it will be of much interest to shipping enthusiasts and Scandinavian postal historians.

The Stamps of San Marino: Tiny But First

By |October 29th, 2013|

San Marino stamp issues from the 1950s and 60s had appealing designs: they depicted exciting topics like hunting, sports, dogs, famous detectives and mountaineering!

Labour Day U.S.C.S. 456 Cachet: King of 1934 Cachets (1935)

By |October 27th, 2013|

Topical Stamps: Movie Moments

By |October 24th, 2013|

In the early 1890s, inventors on both side of the Atlantic were on the brink of showing the first moving photographs. Still photography was well established, but the challenge was to invent a machine that would take and show a succession of photographic frames.

Stamps of Mali: Timbuktu – Africa’s Cultural Treasure

By |October 23rd, 2013|

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New Zealand Mail from the UK in the 1880s

By |October 22nd, 2013|

In the 1880s, postal communication between New Zealand and United Kingdom was principally by way of San Francisco, using the U.S.S. Co. steamers, and the direct route using the New Zealand Shipping Co., and Shaw Savill and Albion Royal Mail steamers.