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Postal History: Charles Dana Gibson Illustrator 1868-1944

By |June 14th, 2015|

Melbourne General Post Office (1907)

By |May 16th, 2015|

Australian Post Offices: Echuca, Victoria (1906)

By |May 15th, 2015|

Australian Post Offices: Grafton N.S.W. (1906)

By |May 15th, 2015|

Railway Map of Western Australia (1909)

By |April 17th, 2015|

New Zealand: A Sad Story Behind a Cover

By |April 14th, 2015|

Published by kind permission of the author.

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

Stamps of Victoria: Hospital Charity (1897)

By |April 1st, 2015|

Baroness de Koenneritz of Saint Cloud

By |February 15th, 2015|

A 1918 newspaper wrapper tells the tale of an Austrian baroness living in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, Australia.

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 Christmas Island: Red Crab Migration (2014)

By |September 8th, 2014|

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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Stamps of Australia: George V Stamps (2014)

By |July 17th, 2014|

Stamps of Australia: Peace and Victory Issue (1946)

By |May 7th, 2014|

Stamps of Australia: Airmail (1929)

By |April 26th, 2014|

Stamps of the Australian Antarctic Territory: First Issue(1957)

By |April 18th, 2014|