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Stamps of the Netherlands: Postcrossing Issue (2016)

By |April 8th, 2016|

Post Offices of Wales: Llanwrda Village (1933)

By |March 9th, 2016|

Mail via the Belgian Congo: In Transit

By |January 22nd, 2016|

This article looks at a small part of Belgian Congo philately and concerns letters that are not from or to the Congo but have been routed via the Congo on the way to their final destination.

United States Post Offices: Auburn, Alabama (c.1935)

By |November 18th, 2015|

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Post Offices of Victoria:Torquay (c.1954)

By |October 2nd, 2015|

Capturefile: D:glass neg rawsbox 264rg005761.tifCaptureSN: CC001681.037867Software: Capture One PRO for Windows This postcard shows the former Torquay Post Office in Victoria, Australia in about 1954. Torquay is an extremely popular surfing resort, near the famed Bells Beach. Image courtesy of the State Library of Victoria.

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Post Offices of Victoria: Dromana (c.1935)

By |September 30th, 2015|

Capturefile: D:glass neg rawsbox 45rg000980.tifCaptureSN: CC001681.019655Software: Capture One PRO for Windows This potcard shows the main road and Dromana Post office in Victoria, Australia in about 1935. Dromana, then as now, is a popular seaside holiday resort. Courtesy State library of Victoria.

Isle of Man: Travelling Post Office Special

By |September 25th, 2015|

This postcard shows a Travelling post Office (TPO) Special at a station on the Isle of Man, published by the Post office Authority (possibly in the 1940s).

Post Offices of Great Britain: Lachan, Scotland (1938)

By |September 19th, 2015|

This card issued for the Empire Exhibition of 1938 shows the Post Office at Lachan in Scotland.

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Royal Mail Steamer “Oruba” (1910)

By |August 30th, 2015|

One black-and-white postcard survives of Bertie Sivell’s first voyage in 1910, evidently sent ashore with the pilot in Southampton. It is a picture of the Royal Mail steam packet Oruba. “Enjoying myself so far. Plenty of animals aboard – but no tips,” reads the pencil scrawl. Oruba was not one of the Royal Mail’s grand modern liners. Oruba was an old single-screw steamer built to carry masts and sails. On Bertie’s first trip she brought back 250 tons of frozen meat from Venezuela as part of a ten-week trial.

Post Offices of Australia: Darwin N.T. (c.1973)

By |August 18th, 2015|

This postcard shows the Post Office at Darwin in the Northern Territory , as it was in the early 1970s...

Post Offices: Simla, India (built 1882)

By |August 8th, 2015|

This postcard show Simla Post Office in the snow. It is no wonder why the British found it a welcome retreat in the heat of summer. The General Post Office (GPO), the oldest post office in Northern India, was built in 1882 on the site of a tailor’s shop known as the Conny Lodge, and hence was known for a time as the Conny Cottage. Before rail or road links existed with Shimla, mail was sent via a “dak gari” from Ambala to Kalka.

Post Offices of Victoria: Creswick (early 1900s)

By |July 31st, 2015|

This old coloured postcard shows the Post Office and Library in Creswick in the Central Highlands of Victoria, Australia, as it was in the early 1900s.

Map of Bulgaria: Propaganda Card for Balkan Games (1931)

By |June 26th, 2015|

This propaganda card showing a map of Bulgaria and surrounding areas was issued for the Balkan Olympic Games of 1931.

Shipping Postcard: Dominion Line Mail Steamer

By |June 23rd, 2015|

This interesting poster postcard above shows one of the mail steamers operating on the Atlantic run for the Dominion Line. For a history of the Line see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominion_Line.

Postcard: Laurenco Marques, Portuguese Mozambique (1905)

By |June 21st, 2015|

Collectors of Portuguese Colonies should be interested in this colourful postcard. It shows the main street in Laurenco Marques, the capital of Portuguese Mozambique in 1905.