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Map of Spanish Colonies in the Americas

By |November 22nd, 2015|

The Spanish colonies in America started falling during the Peninsular War when Spain itself was under attack from Napoleonic troops. The start of the 19th century proved to be a turning stone for the Americans when they started independence movements throughout the country. This resulted in the loss of the Spanish colonies in Central America, North America, and South America by 1825. During this time the Spanish lost most of their colonies in America except Cuba and Puerto Rico.

Costa Rica Railway Map (1978)

By |October 5th, 2015|

Stamps of Costa Rica: National Philatelic Exhibition (1937)

By |September 8th, 2015|

This sheet was issued for the National Philatelic Exhibition in Costa Rica in 1937. Recess.

Who’s Who on the Stamps of Costa Rica: Jesús Jiménez Issue (1901)

By |August 17th, 2015|

stamp-costa-rica-1901-jesus-jimenez This article is the beginning of a series looking at important people featured on world stamps.

Mexico Map (1850)

By |July 3rd, 2015|

Nicaragua: the First Airmail Stamps

By |July 3rd, 2015|

Apart from the early overprints in 1929, the first airmail stamp design for Nicaragua was the well known ‘aeroplanes flying over the volcano of Momotombo’. Now the American Navy was in Nicaragua at the time for reasons to prop up the regime and they had one aeroplane a DH-4s.

Historical Map of Central America (1860)

By |June 28th, 2015|

This attractive map shows Central America as it was in 1860, Collectors of the early issues of Central America should find this of interest.

North & Central America Map (Strand Album 1908)

By |May 26th, 2015|

New York-Cuba Shipping Line (1909)

By |March 20th, 2015|

This is an image of an Advertisement from the 1909 Stark's Guide Book & History of British Guiana. It shows the ports of call for the New York-Cuba Shipping Line and should be of interest to postal historians and paquebot collectors of this fascinating area...

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.

Stamps of Nicaragua: Fruits Issue (1968)

By |July 13th, 2013|

This attractive issue from Nicaragua displayed various fruits: 5c. Mango, 10c. Pineapple, 15c. Orange, 20c. Papaya, 30c. Bananas, 35c. Avocado, 50c. Sandia, 75c. Cashew !C Cordoba Sapote and 2Cs Cocoa. They were multicolour offset printed by Litografia, Porto (Portugal). Designed by E. Perez Velle. If you collect Fruit on Stamps, why not join the Biology Unit of the American Topical Association? http://americantopicalassn.org/study_units/biologyunit.html.

Central America Map (1892)

By |March 13th, 2013|

Stamps of Honduras: Issues of 1931

By |March 13th, 2013|

Here are some fine engraved stamps issued on Jan 2, 1931. They were recess printed by the American Bank Note Company.

Stamps of Panama: Thatcher Ferry Bridge Issue (1962)

By |May 5th, 2012|

This 3c. black and carmine-red stamp depicted the Thatcher Ferry Bridge, Canal Zone, nearing completion and celebrated the opening of the bridge October 12, 1962.

Stamps of Mexico: Suarez Birth Centenary Issue (1970)

By |July 7th, 2011|

On April 25, 1970 Mexico issued a 40 cents multicoloured stamp to commemorate the centenary of the birth of lawyer, poet and Vice President of Mexico José Marie Pino Suarez (1869-1913)