Postal History

Postal History: Charles Dana Gibson Illustrator 1868-1944

By |October 17th, 2014|

CHARLES DANA GIBSON, ILLUSTRATOR, 1868-1944 [USA]

The pen-and-ink drawings of illustrator Charles Gibson came […]

Stamps of Switzerland: Landau Messenger (2014)

By |September 23rd, 2014|

The Lindau Messenger,or Milan Messenger, was the name given to the a transalpine […]

Additional Information on HMAS Sydney

By |August 16th, 2014|

Prompted by Tony Lyon’s interesting article on this subject I decided to comment on […]

Railway Map of Bohemia (1883)

By |July 11th, 2014|

This very detailed map shows the rail network of Bohemia in or shortly […]

New Zealand: A Sad Story Behind a Cover

By |July 4th, 2014|

Published by kind permission of the author.

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

New York-Cuba Shipping Line (1909)

By |June 15th, 2014|

This is an image of an Advertisement from the 1909 Stark’s Guide Book […]

The Principality of Bulgaria and its Stamps

By |May 26th, 2014|

On 1st January 2007 Bulgaria became a member of the European Union. The […]

Map of Italian East Africa (1938-1941)

By |May 25th, 2014|

The biggest extension of Eritrea was reached during the Italian Empire (1936–1941), when […]

U.S. Post Offices: Silverton, Colorado (1932)

By |May 16th, 2014|

This fascinating postcard shows the Post Office at Silverton, Colorado […]

Bananas and Earthquakes in Jamaica

By |May 6th, 2014|

jamaica-1925-postcard-front Given the cost of bananas in Australia at present, I was fascinated by this recently acquired Jamaican postcard. It was written in early 1925 and addressed to a young man in New Zealand. It bears an interesting slogan: COME TO JAMAICA: THE IDEAL TOURIST RESORT.

Postal Museum, Prague, Czech Republic

By |March 8th, 2014|

This image shows the Postal Museum in Prague in the Czech Republic. Well […]

Post Offices of Great Britain: Blisworth, Northamptonshire (1906)

By |January 13th, 2014|