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WIPA: Opening the Vienna Philatelic Exhibition (1933)

By |April 17th, 2016|

The following has been extracted from "The Philatelic Journal of Great Britain", June, 1933.

Turkey & Greece Map (1889)

By |March 8th, 2016|

Venezuela Map (1920)

By |November 23rd, 2015|

Here's a useful and detailed map of Venezuela, as it was in 1920...

Paraguay Railway Map (1978)

By |October 27th, 2015|

Spain: First Floating Trade Fair Stamp (1956)

By |October 10th, 2015|

This interesting stamp (SG 1254/Scott 848) was issued in 1956. The ship, CIUDAD DE TOLEDO, with a tonnage of 10, 123, was used to transport Spain’s first floating Trade Fair of national products around the world, was built by the Cia Euskalduna atBilbao for her owners, the Cia Tras Mediterranea. Ten thousand products of Spanish agriculture, industry and trade were shown at all the most important ports of the Spanish-American seaboard, including Buenos Aires, Bahia, Narranquilla, Colon, Vera Cruz, Tampico, New Orleans, Havana, Santiago de Cuba, Ciudad Trujillo and Puerto Rico (San Juan). Note: There was also a

Costa Rica Railway Map (1978)

By |October 5th, 2015|

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

By |September 16th, 2015|

Here is an extremely useful map from our Archives for Ottoman specialists.

Who’s Who on the Stamps of Costa Rica: Jesús Jiménez Issue (1901)

By |August 17th, 2015|

stamp-costa-rica-1901-jesus-jimenez This article is the beginning of a series looking at important people featured on world stamps.

St. Helena: Stamp Centenary (1956)

By |June 26th, 2015|

The original St. Helena sixpenny stamp, printed by Perkins, Bacon & Co. in 1856, bore a completely new and rather austere head of Queen Victoria, probably engraved by Humphrys.

The Post Office in the Straits Settlements (1921)

By |June 24th, 2015|

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".

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|

This rare and very early article was first published in "The Stamp-Collector's Magazine" (1869). It was written by F. P. Hassen, of the Buenos Aires post-office. Above: Paraguay 1870 1r, 2r and 3r That much doubt and confusion should exist in Europe as to the postal affairs of the out-of-the-way republic of Paraguay, is a matter of small surprise, when we see the discussions to which have given and give rise, the stamps of the quondam Argentine Confederation, and of some of the states forming part thereof, although this country maintains extensive commercial relations with the Old World.

Stamps of Malagasy Republic: Aquarium Fish series (1994)

By |August 16th, 2014|

Illustrated are some of the stamps and the very handsome miniature sheet, featuring a splendid Goldfish, in the series devoted to Aquarium Fish. Issued by the Malagasy Republic in June 1994, it makes an interesting addition to Fish topic/theme collections. They were lithographed and perf.

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).