I rather like Air Mail stamps of the world, used on airmail covers (of course), which logically is why they were issued. The sight of the familiar blue and red bordered airmail envelope emits a subliminal message, evoking images of distant, beckoning, exotic places. For me, at least.
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.
Prompted by Tony Lyon’s interesting article on this subject I decided to comment on several points raised and add information about other Sydney mail known to me.
The navy has always been security conscious in times of war and generally it is impossible to identify the ship from which the mail was sent. Nevertheless sufficient items exist for an interesting study and I am currently working on a postal history of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).
A history of the New York City Post Office from the 1600s until the 1870s. Traces the evolution of mail transport from the early days of ‘coffee-house delivery’ through the founding of a post office up to the 1870s.
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.
San Marino stamp issues from the 1950s and 60s had appealing designs: they depicted exciting topics like hunting, sports, dogs, famous detectives and mountaineering!