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Who’s Who on the Stamps of Costa Rica: Juan Rafael Mora Issue (1901)

By |January 1st, 2015|

stamp_costa_rica_1903_juan_rafael_mora Juan Rafael Mora was born in San José, Costa Rica on February 8, 1814. His primary education in that locality ended with his fifteenth year when his father provided him with employment.

Concerning the Stamps of Paraguay (1869)

By |December 8th, 2014|

Stamps of Malagasy Republic: Aquarium Fish series (1994)

By |August 16th, 2014|

The Post Office in the Straits Settlements (1921)

By |December 14th, 2013|

Mr. T. A. Melville, Acting Director of Posts and Telegraphs in the Federated Malay States, who was for many years in the Post Office Department of the Straits Settlements, has contributed a valuable history of the Straits Settlements Post Office to the voluminous centenary work, "One Hundred Years of Singapore".

Turkish (Ottoman) Empire Map (Lincoln Stamp Album 1899)

By |December 7th, 2013|

Norwegian Shipping (1937)

By |October 30th, 2013|

Norwegian Motor-Driven Fruit Ship C. 1937 Here is a fascinating article concerning Norwegian Shipping between the two world wars. Originally published in Shipping Wonders of the World in 1937, it will be of much interest to shipping enthusiasts and Scandinavian postal historians.

Tristan da Cunha: The Stampless Island (1909)

By |October 28th, 2013|

255486603_7d4a9222d6 As a member of the West Africa Study Circle, I was pleased to find this interesting article, which originally appeared in "The Postage Stamp" (October 9, 2909).

Labour Day U.S.C.S. 456 Cachet: King of 1934 Cachets (1935)

By |October 27th, 2013|


Topical Stamps: Movie Moments

By |October 24th, 2013|

In the early 1890s, inventors on both side of the Atlantic were on the brink of showing the first moving photographs. Still photography was well established, but the challenge was to invent a machine that would take and show a succession of photographic frames.

Victoria Land (1913)

By |October 21st, 2013|


Paraguay Railway Map (1978)

By |October 16th, 2013|

Switzerland Map (1935)

By |October 15th, 2013|

China and Japan Map (1899)

By |September 18th, 2013|

The Philippine Islands (1913)

By |August 27th, 2013|


Spain and Portugal Map (Gall and Inglis 1871)

By |August 24th, 2013|