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Stamps of France:T.P.O. Sorting Van on Stamp Day Issue (1951)

By | Apr 18, 2017|Designers, Engravers, France & Colonies, Postal Services, Postal Vans, Railways, Stamp Days, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics, TPOs (see Travelling Post Offices), Travelling Post Offices|

I love the engraved issues of this period from France and this stamp is no exception. Designed and engraved by

South Africa to England Ocean Mail Services (1876-1934)

By | Mar 29, 2017|Africa, Australia & Dependencies, History, India, Paquebots, Postal History, Postal Services, Rhodesia, Royal Mail, Shipping Archive, Shipping Lines, South Africa|

This information has been extracted from the "Official Year Book of the Union of South Africa and of Basutoland, Bechuanaland

Stamps of Mexico: Airmail Issue (1922)

By | Jan 14, 2017|Airmail Stamps, Airmails, Birds on Stamps, Central America, Mexico, Postal History, Postal Services, Topicals or Thematics|

This 50c. claret and blue stamp , issued in 1922, was only used for a single aerial postal attempt, which

Stamps of Denmark: Danish Stamp Centenary (1951)

By | Nov 16, 2016|Animals on Stamps, Crowns on Stamps, Denmark & Colonies, Designers, Engravers, Mail Coaches on Stamps, Postal Carriers, Postal Services, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

This issue celebrated the Danish Stamp Centenary and featured a mail coach on each of its two stamps. designed by

Stamps of Romania: Mail Coach Set (1903)

By | Jun 8, 2016|Animals on Stamps, Balkans, Classic Stamps, Engravers, Postal Services, Postal Vehicles on Stamps, Printers, Printing Processes, Romania, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

This set of six stamps were the low values for the issue celebrating the Opening of the New Post Office

Stamps of Taiwan: Chinese Postal Anniversary (2016)

By | Mar 29, 2016|Aircraft on Stamps, Asia, Bicycles on Stamps, China, Motor Bikes on Stamps, New Issues 2016, Postal Carriers, Postal History, Postal Services, Postal Vehicles on Stamps, Postal Workers, Postboxes, Stamp Profiles, Taiwan, Topicals or Thematics|

This year the Chinese Postal Service (CPS) celebrates its 120th anniversary. It was officially launched on March 20, 1896 and

Spencer Street, Melbourne Postal Van & Employees (1974)

By | Oct 25, 2015|Australia & Dependencies, History, Post Offices, Postal Carriers, Postal Services, Postal Vans, Postal Workers|

This photograph by K.J. Halla shows a postal van and employees at the yard of the Mail Exchange branch of

Stamps of France: Stamp Day (1972)

By | Sep 18, 2015|Bicycles on Stamps, Designers, Engravers, France & Colonies, Postal Carriers, Postal Services, Postal Vehicles on Stamps, Postal Workers, Stamp Days, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics, Uniforms on Stamps|

This Stamp Day issue from France showed a Rural Postman of 1894. Designed and engraved by J. Deulpin. Resess Perf

Postal Vans: Pune, Maharashtra, India (2013)

By | Jul 8, 2015|India, Postal Carriers, Postal Services, Postal Vans|

Indian Postal Service's mail van delivering mails in Pune Maharashtra. To be used in Indian Postal Service Date 24 July

The Post Office in the Straits Settlements (1921)

By | Jun 24, 2015|"Stamp Collectors’ Fortnightly", Articles, Asia, History, Malaya, Philatelic Publications, Postal Rates, Postal Services, Singapore, Straits Settlements|

The following was originally published in "Stamp Collectors' Fortnightly" (November, 1921). Mr. T. A. Melville (pictured below), Acting Director of

Stamps of Upper Volta: Stamp Day (1967)

By | Apr 30, 2015|Africa, Bicycles on Stamps, Burkina Faso, Designers, France & Colonies, Postal Carriers, Postal Services, Postal Vehicles on Stamps, Postal Workers, Stamp Days, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics, Upper Volta, West Africa|

This 30 fr. multicoloured stamp depicted a Postman on his Cycle and celebrated Stamp Day in 1967. Designed by Brequet.

Soviet Russia: Postal Services (1971)

By | Mar 22, 2015|Postal Administrations, Postal Carriers, Postal History, Postal Services, Postal Workers, Russia|

More than 44,000,000,000 postal items were handled by the Soviet postal service in 1971 and 100 million were served daily.

Stamps of Switzerland: Landau Messenger (2014)

By | Sep 23, 2014|Animals on Stamps, History, Maps on Stamps, New Issues 2014, Postal Carriers, Postal History, Postal Services, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics, Transport|

The Lindau Messenger,or Milan Messenger, was the name given to the a transalpine courier service employing late-mediaeval communication, trade and

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

By | May 16, 2014|History, Post Offices, Postal Carriers, Postal History, Postal Services, Postcards, United States, United States of America|

This fascinating postcard shows the Post Office at Silverton, Colorado and the Mail leaving town Apr 1, 1932. I don't

The Story of the Pony Express (1913)

By | Mar 2, 2014|History, Pony Express, Postal Carriers, Postal Services, United States, United States of America|

An account of "the most remarkable mail service ever in existence", and its place in history written by Glenn Danford

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