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Map of Italian East Africa (1938-1941)

By |May 16th, 2015|

United States Maps: North Carolina (1925)

By |May 3rd, 2015|

Stamps of Egypt: Railway Congress (1933)

By |April 28th, 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...

Soviet Russia: Postal Services (1971)

By |March 22nd, 2015|

New York-Cuba Shipping Line (1909)

By |March 20th, 2015|

United States Mail Delivery (c. 1905)

By |March 15th, 2015|

Postal Historians: Francisco Carreas Candi (1862-1937)

By |February 25th, 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.

Railway Map of Bohemia (1883)

By |February 2nd, 2015|

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.

Postal History: Charles Dana Gibson Illustrator 1868-1944

By |October 17th, 2014|

Stamps of Switzerland: Landau Messenger (2014)

By |September 23rd, 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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U.S. Post Offices: Silverton, Colorado (1932)

By |May 16th, 2014|