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Stamps of the Netherlands: ‘Think Green ‘ (2016)

By |May 3rd, 2016|

Ships on Stamps: Newfoundland (1887)

By |May 2nd, 2016|

This fine 10c.ship stamp from Newfundland was designed and printed by the American Bank Note Company in Montreal. Released in 1887 it is an accurate description of an Atlantic brigantine. It is symbolic of Newfoundland's seaborne trade and probably represents a ship built at one of the British North American yards. This is typical of the type of private sailing ship, which carried much of the trans-Atlantic mail as private ship-letters, from Newfoundland during the first three decades of the 19th century.

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.

Philately keeps me Company in Old Age

By |April 25th, 2016|

Philately keeps me company in old age: Brijmohan Modi’s story In the age of instant communication, philately maybe is a dying hobby. Its old custodians, though, are doing everything to breathe life into it. Akola resident, 67-year-old Brijmohan Modi, a retired engineer, recently won a silver medal at World Philatelist Exhibition-cum-Competition in Rio de Janeiro. “I am honoured to be the only one from Maharashtra to take part in this event that saw 600 participants from 50 countries,” said Modi, whose collection of about 8000 stamps is themed on architecture.

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|


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|