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Norwegian Shipping (1937)

By |October 30th, 2013|

Norwegian Motor-Driven Fruit Ship C. 1937 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.

The Stamps of San Marino: Tiny But First

By |October 29th, 2013|

San Marino stamp issues from the 1950s and 60s had appealing designs: they depicted exciting topics like hunting, sports, dogs, famous detectives and mountaineering!

Labour Day U.S.C.S. 456 Cachet: King of 1934 Cachets (1935)

By |October 27th, 2013|

Topical Stamps: Movie Moments

By |October 24th, 2013|

In the early 1890s, inventors on both side of the Atlantic were on the brink of showing the first moving photographs. Still photography was well established, but the challenge was to invent a machine that would take and show a succession of photographic frames.

Stamps of Mali: Timbuktu – Africa’s Cultural Treasure

By |October 23rd, 2013|

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New Zealand Mail from the UK in the 1880s

By |October 22nd, 2013|

In the 1880s, postal communication between New Zealand and United Kingdom was principally by way of San Francisco, using the U.S.S. Co. steamers, and the direct route using the New Zealand Shipping Co., and Shaw Savill and Albion Royal Mail steamers.

Victoria Land (1913)

By |October 21st, 2013|

The Philately of the Edwardian Era as shown in its Literature

By |October 20th, 2013|

The Stamps of China (1908)

By |October 19th, 2013|

Late Fee Cancels of Australia (1963)

By |October 9th, 2013|

Andorra: A Shopping Mall Country

By |October 1st, 2013|

In the 1970s I spent most of my summer holidays in the south of France. At that time Radio Andorra was a major radio station in that part of the world dishing out a variety of popular music with a distinctly Spanish flavour. I tuned in on a daily basis but never realized my dream of visiting the tiny principality nestled high up in the Pyrenees Mountains between Spain and France...

The Rattlesnake Island Local Post

By |September 14th, 2013|

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