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Stamps of Papua: Airmail Issue (1938)

By |April 29th, 2016|

This airmail set of six stamps celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Declaration of British Possession. The design was taken from a photograph by J.M. Pescott of Melbourne. It depicts a view of Port Moresby Harbour. The vessel at the wharf is the S.S. Katoomba. In 1888 mails were carried on vessels similar to the sailing cutter depicted in the lower left corner. No wmk.

Stamps of China: World Reading Day (2016)

By |April 29th, 2016|

Stamps of France: Radio-TV Centre Opening (1963)

By |April 27th, 2016|

Here is an issue for those interested in Telecommunications history. This 20c. blue-grey, yellow-chestnut stamp was issued to celebrate the Opening of the Radio-T.V. Centre in Paris in 1968. Designed and engraved by Combet.

Stamps of Italy: 17th Milan Fair (1936)

By |April 19th, 2016|

This set of four stamps celebrated the Milan Fair of 1936. Designed by M. Parrini.

Stamps of Romania: Paris Stamp Exhibition (1975)

By |April 18th, 2016|

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Stamps of Uruguay: The Eastern Republic (1866-94)

By |April 16th, 2016|

This article was written by C.A. Howes in 1911 and should prove useful to collectors of the following period. The "Eastern Republic of Uruguay," whose full name has generally appeared on its stamps, is the smallest of the South American republics but has nevertheless loomed large in the eyes of stamp collectors.

War Tax Stamps:The British Empire’s Effort (1914-1920)

By |April 15th, 2016|

There are many stamps issued during World War I, which reflect the momentous events of those years.

Iceland: Parliamentary Millenary Celebration (1930)

By |April 15th, 2016|

Stamps of the Philippines: Miss Universe Issue (2016)

By |April 12th, 2016|

Stamps of the Netherlands: Postcrossing Issue (2016)

By |April 8th, 2016|

Stamps of Bosnia Herzegovina: Think Green ! (2016)

By |April 7th, 2016|

Stamps of Greece: Union with Crete (1913)

By |April 6th, 2016|

Stamps of Russia: Postcrossing (2016)

By |April 5th, 2016|

Stamps of Bulgaria: Express Stamps (1939)

By |April 2nd, 2016|

Stamps of Romania: Congress of Journalists (1920)

By |April 2nd, 2016|