Articles

What the Dickens: Charles Dickens on Stamps

By |December 14th, 2014|

Concerning the Stamps of Paraguay (1869)

By |December 8th, 2014|

The Stamps of China (1908)

By |October 12th, 2014|

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Stamps of Laos: Land of a Million Elephants

By |October 3rd, 2014|

Johore’s Playboy Sultan

By |September 2nd, 2014|

Stamps of China: The Amoy Local Posts

By |August 31st, 2014|

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Additional Information on HMAS Sydney

By |August 16th, 2014|

Prompted by Tony Lyon’s interesting article on this subject I decided to comment on several points raised and add information about other Sydney mail known to me.

The navy has always been security conscious in times of war and generally it is impossible to identify the ship from which the mail was sent. Nevertheless sufficient items exist for an interesting study and I am currently working on a postal history of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

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Sichuan: China’s Panda Province

By |August 10th, 2014|

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New Zealand: A Sad Story Behind a Cover

By |July 4th, 2014|

Published by kind permission of the author.

Before telling the story behind the fascinating cover illustrated, a description is necessary...

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

By |July 1st, 2014|

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

Venezuela: The “Little Venice” of the Caribbean (1923)

By |June 15th, 2014|

Originally published in "Peoples of All Nations", by Educational Book Company, London 1923.

The Principality of Bulgaria and its Stamps

By |May 26th, 2014|

Hawaii: A Classic Bogus Issue

By |March 1st, 2014|

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!