First Among Tasmanians: The Story of a 1907 Cover

By Maurice Mishkel

For the past 1½ years this cover has been lying fallow, for research was unproductive, then the floodgates opened over a period of 1 hour. The cover was addressed to O.G. Douglas Esqre, Messrs Douglas


Ships on Stamps: Newfoundland (1887)

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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

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The image shows the 24 pf. + 76 pf. green stamp issued for the Second Berlin Philatelic Exhbition and the Exhibtion cancel. The stamp showed

Stamps of the Leeward Islands: Queen Elizabeth II Definitives (1954)

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This is the Queen Elizabeth II definitive set for the Leeward Islands in the West Indies. Chalk-surfaced paper. Wmk Mult. Script CA. Perf 14 Released

Stamps of Latvia: Largest Latvian Sailing Ship (2016)

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Latvijas Pasts has launched a new series of stamps Historical Ships of the 19th Century, and the first stamp released in the series is dedicated

Stamps of Paraguay: San Bernardino Colony (1931)

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This issue celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Farm Colony of San Bernardino. It had been established by German immigrants and today it is a

Stamps of Italy : 17th Milan Fair (1936)

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This issue celebrated the 17th Milan Fair in Italy in 1936. Designed by M. Parrini. Photo. Released March 23, 1936.

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