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Hawaii: A Classic Bogus Issue

By |May 24th, 2015|

World War One: German Occupation of Belgium

By |May 13th, 2015|

The Rattlesnake Island Local Post

By |May 7th, 2015|

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New Zealand: A Sad Story Behind a Cover

By |April 14th, 2015|

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

Stamps of Czechoslovakia: The Allegory of the Chainbreaker

By |March 19th, 2015|

Highly-informative article by W. L. Russell on the popular “Chainbreaker” issues of Czechoslovakia. It gives detailed lists of the amounts printed and finally issued. There is even a useful list of the plate flaws.

Railway Newspaper and Parcel Stamps (1899)

By |March 2nd, 2015|

Railway stamps may be divided into three classes, namely, Newspaper, Parcels, and Letter. The newspaper stamps were the first to make their appearance, for as far back as July, 1855, five companies adopted the use of these labels

Post-Offices on Wheels (1929)

By |February 8th, 2015|

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Air Mail Stamps: Made to Fly

By |January 6th, 2015|

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.

Stamps of China: The Amoy Local Posts

By |January 2nd, 2015|

Who’s Who on the Stamps of Costa Rica: Juan Rafael Mora Issue (1901)

By |January 1st, 2015|

stamp_costa_rica_1903_juan_rafael_mora Juan Rafael Mora was born in San José, Costa Rica on February 8, 1814. His primary education in that locality ended with his fifteenth year when his father provided him with employment.

Sichuan: China’s Panda Province

By |January 1st, 2015|

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Stamps of Laos: Land of a Million Elephants

By |December 23rd, 2014|

What the Dickens: Charles Dickens on Stamps

By |December 14th, 2014|

Christer Brunström reminisces on his Christmas trip to London and the resulting visit to the Charles Dickens museum.

Concerning the Stamps of Paraguay (1869)

By |December 8th, 2014|

The Stamps of China (1908)

By |October 12th, 2014|

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