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Railway Parcels Delivery Train : Victoria, Australia c.1940

By |November 17th, 2015|


Stamps of the Netherlands: Railway Centenary (1939)

By |November 3rd, 2015|


Stamps of Italy: Electric Mail Train (1970)

By |October 27th, 2015|

This attractive 25 lire black stamp from Italy celebrated Stamp Day in 1970 and featured an electric Mail train. Engraved by E. Donnini.

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).

Stamps of Israel: Railways in the Holy Land (1977)

By |September 23rd, 2015|

This Israeli issue showed a number of locomotives in use in the Railways of the Holy land. Designed by A. Calderon.

Stamps of France: International Railway Congress (1937)

By |September 22nd, 2015|

This issue celebrated the 13th International Railway congress held in Paris in 1937. It featured: 30c. Electric Train 1 f. 50 Stream-lined locomotive Engraved by Achille Ouvré and Degorce. Recess.

Stamps of Hungary: Jendrassik Centenary (1998)

By |September 15th, 2015|

This 100 fo. grey-blue stamp celebrated the birth Centenary of Railway engineer Gyorgy Jendrassik. Designed by Gyorgy Lengyel.

Stamps of Switzerland: Centenary of Swiss Railways (1947)

By |August 11th, 2015|

This set of four stamps celebrated the Centenary of Swiss Railways. %c designed by B. Beber 10c. by O. Baumberger 20c and 30c. by O. Buegg Photo. Printed by Courvoisier Granite paper.

Railway Map of Bohemia (1883)

By |August 3rd, 2015|

This very detailed map shows the rail network of Bohemia in or shortly before 1883. A must for postmark and TPO collectors of the area...

Transvaal Railway Map (1899)

By |July 19th, 2015|

A good clear map for Boer War specialists and South Africa postal historians...

Stamps of Italy: International Railway Congress (1975)

By |July 4th, 2015|

This stamp commemorated the International Railway Congress in Bologna, Italy. It featured a Railway Steam Locomotive Driving Wheels. Designed by E. Vangelli.

Stamps of Alderney: Winter Wonderland (2011)

By |June 21st, 2015|

The Santa Special It was Christmas Eve and Alderney had woken up to a magical stillness and hush. As the Islanders pulled open their curtains, a blank canvas awaited them to be filled with festive fun.

Stamps of Egypt: Railway Congress (1933)

By |April 28th, 2015|

British engineers who built the world's first railways in their own country also introduced them to others.One of these was Egypt, whose first railway was engineered by Robert Stephenson. But the first Egyptian line was unlike the others.

Railway Map of Western Australia (1909)

By |April 17th, 2015|

This map shows the Railways of Western Australia in 1909. A useful map for rail enthusiasts and Travelling Post Office collectors.

Stamps of Algeria: Transport Issue (2013)

By |April 10th, 2015|

New Algerian stamps are dedicated to the modern means of local transport – Oran tramway and Constantine cable car. Oran tramway was launched on May 1, 2013. The Oran tramway having 30 trains connects major sites and neighborhoods of Oran agglomeration, thereby considerably facilitating travel in the city. Line 1 (Senia – Sidi Maarouf) spreads over a plot of 18.5 km having 32 stations, four of which are interchanged.