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Stamps of France: Radio-TV Centre Opening (1963)

By |April 27th, 2016|

Here is an issue for those interested in Telecommunications history. This 20c. blue-grey, yellow-chestnut stamp was issued to celebrate the Opening of the Radio-T.V. Centre in Paris in 1968. Designed and engraved by Combet.

Australia: Victoria and Tasmania Map (1935)

By |April 26th, 2016|

Postal History: Entire from John Claudius Loudon, Botanist (1841)

By |April 21st, 2016|

This extremely rare entire bears a 1d. red was sent from the famous botanist and author John Claudius Loudon.

Stamps of Uruguay: The Eastern Republic (1866-94)

By |April 16th, 2016|

This article was written by C.A. Howes in 1911 and should prove useful to collectors of the following period. The "Eastern Republic of Uruguay," whose full name has generally appeared on its stamps, is the smallest of the South American republics but has nevertheless loomed large in the eyes of stamp collectors.

War Tax Stamps:The British Empire’s Effort (1914-1920)

By |April 15th, 2016|

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

Map of Oceania (Pacific Ocean) 1897

By |April 9th, 2016|

This fine map shows Oceania (the Pacific Region) as it was in 1897. It should be a useful chart for postal historians and stamp collectors of the area, especially for locating German colonies and other outposts...

Stamps of Greece: Union with Crete (1913)

By |April 6th, 2016|

Map of Montenegro (1917)

By |April 4th, 2016|

This map shows Montenegro and surrounding areas as it was in 1917, towards the end of World War One.

Post Office at Tangiers (1885)

By |April 3rd, 2016|

Stamps of Greece: Aspioti-Elka, Printers

By |March 29th, 2016|

Aspioti-Elka are Greek security printers who first began operating in 1911. The company produced the Iris and Hermes series, recess printed from dies engraved by Thomas Macdonald in London. Their subsidiary in Corfu released general issues of Epirus in 1914, depicting soldier and flag designs. Most of the Greek stamps produced since 1933 have been printed by Aspioti-Elka and all but one of the Cyprus issues released from 1962 onwards have been lithographed by them in Athens.

Map of Timor: Dutch interpretation of Timor’s Boundaries (1911)

By |March 23rd, 2016|

This map shows the Dutch interpretation of Timor's boundaries and the Portuguese colony in 1911.

Post Offices of Victoria: Williamstown (ca. 1862)

By |March 20th, 2016|

German Post Office in Constantinople Postal Card to the King of Serbia (1893)

By |March 19th, 2016|

Stamps of Austria: Royal Crown Issue! (2016)

By |March 15th, 2016|

Stamps of Serbia: Serbian Geological Society Anniversary (2016)

By |March 14th, 2016|