Stamps

  • 1937 Australia airmail cover to Austria – C3 & C4

    Decided to share an early airmail from my ...

  • 2020 spring stamp auctions

    The pandemic has many of the 2020 spring ...

  • 2021 Bulgarian stamps – issues are trickling in

    2021 Bulgarian stamps started the year off ...

  • 2021 Faroe Islands stamps

    2021 Faroe Islands stamps start the year ...

  • 2021 Mongolian stamps, FDCs & postcards

    2021 Mongolian stamps threw me for a bit. ...

  • 2021 New Zealand stamp program

    The 2021 New Zealand stamp program is well ...

  • 2021 Portuguese stamps & some coins

    2021 Portuguese stamps presented a bit of ...

  • 2021 Serbian stamps – a visual feast

    The 2021 Serbian stamps offer some real ...

  • 2021 stamps for French Polynesia

    2021 stamps for French Polynesia are small ...

  • 2021 stamps from India – a lesson in patience

    2021 stamps from India are coming out and ...

  • 2021 Thai stamps & exquisite issues

    It's official, 2021 Thai stamps are my new ...

  • 2021 Year of the Ox stamps worldwide

    2021 Year of the Ox stamps are as diverse ...

  • 250th! Celebrate Beethoven’s birthday with stamps

    I'd be remiss if I didn't offer up stamps ...

  • 3 Rocket mail stamps & explosive packed tubes

    Over the years, attempts at using innovative ...

  • 6 new Canadian stamps – celebrating Canadians in Flight

    Canada Post’s latest release, Canadians ...

  • A little philately, climbing Dhaulagiri in Nepal & a trip down memory lane

      How about an adventure climbing Dhaulagiri? ...

  • Aero Club of Canada stamp & more

    I'm back lurking around Vance Auction's ...

  • Afghanistan stamps 2021 – Tetsu Nakamura

    There's not much to say about Afghanistan ...

  • African Barbet bird stamps from Namibia Post

    Let's return to one of my favourites - Namibia ...

  • Åland stamps 2021 issues – great history

    What can we expect for Åland stamps 2021? ...

  • Alcock and Brown – 1st terrifying Atlantic flight

    The original Alcock and Brown article was ...

  • Alcock and Brown’s flight – 1919’s amazing feat

    This is a reworked article about Alcock ...

  • Alderney stamps for 2021

    The Alderney stamps for 2021 are easy to ...

  • Amazing Australian airmail souvenir – Dec 2 auction

    Vance auctions has a unique must have Australian ...

  • Amazing German FDC – Tag der Briefmarke 2020

    I acquired an impressive German FDC recently, ...

  • Andorra (Es) 2021 stamps

    The highlights for Andorra (Es) 2021 stamps ...

  • Andorra (Fr) stamps for 2021

    Researching Andorra (Fr) stamps for 2021 ...

  • Animals & wheels on Isle of Man 2021 stamps

    Isle of Man 2021 stamps and cancels should ...

  • Argentina 2021 stamps

    Argentina 2021 stamps may not be plentiful, ...

  • Armenian stamps 2021

    I have to say, I enjoyed doing the research ...

  • Austrian stamp, Covid 2020 & a sense of humour

    The Austrian post office outdid themselves ...

  • Austrian stamps for 2021 – an impressive list

    Time to look at Austrian stamps for 2021. ...

  • Awesome 2021 Canadian stamps UPDATED

    Canada Post released the topics for 2021 ...

  • Azerbaijan’s 1st stamps – something old; something new

    Years ago I bid on a small lot of pre-1940 ...

  • BC Airways semi-official stamp & Canada’s first passenger plane crash

    Buckle up stamp fans, time for a story about ...

  • Before drones – delightful oat driven parcel post mail

    Parcel post mail is still here, despite ...

  • Belarus 2021 stamps – Belpochta 2021

    Belarus 2021 stamps have been announced. ...

  • Belgium stamps 2021 – exceptional designs

    Belgium stamps 2021 - time to look at them. ...

  • Black History Month 2021- Willow Grove NB stamp

    Black History Month 2021 continues with ...

  • Bluenose is 100 – a stamp celebration

    Canada's beloved Bluenose is 100 years old ...

  • Botswana’s 2021 stamp program

    Botswana's 2021 stamp program begins with ...

  • Brazil 2021 – a little Lennon & lace

    I went on a Brazil 2021 stamp bender recently. ...

  • Breathtaking beauty – Canadian post cards 2020

    Did you know Canada Post releases pre-stamped ...

  • Calling all Moomins! 2021 will be a great Moomin New Year

    Calling all Moomins and their fans. Japan ...

  • Canada – 1859 5c beaver stamp & fancy cancels

    I picked up a small set of the 1859 Canadian ...

  • Canada Post’s 2021 Black History month issues – Amber Valley

    Canada Post's 2021 Black History month honours ...

  • Canada Post’s gardenia stamps

    Spring is in the air for stamp collectors, ...

  • Canada war revenue poster – Great War propaganda

    BOBs, or Back of the Book stamps are a fun ...

  • Canada’s Bee Stamp 2018

    I’m not sure if Canada Post will have ...

  • Canada’s last airmail stamp – Canada Geese in Flight 1946

    I have a classic for you, Canada’s last ...

  • Canadian Small Queens – ink variations

    While doing research on the Small Queens ...

  • Cancel hound alert: Canadian town cancels did very well at Sparks

    Sparks Auctions has released realised prices ...

  • Cancel hounds Thurs, to boldly go!

    Cancel hounds rejoice! You have a wonderful ...

  • Celebrate Christmas 2020 with delightful Maud Lewis stamps

    Beloved Nova Scotia folk artist Maud Lewis ...

  • Check out Malta’s 2021 stamps

    Malta's 2021 stamps offer collectors stamps, ...

  • Christmas Island stamps for 2021

    Christmas Island stamps for 2021 started ...

  • Classic early French airmails from 1930-31

    I don't own any of the very first French ...

  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands 2021 stamps

    Cocos (Keeling) Islands is a small archipelago ...

  • Collecting Canada’s new cannabis revenue stamp

    Revenue collectors have a new stamp to look ...

  • Colombia stamps 2021 – history, art & nature

    Colombia stamps 2021 threw up a few problems ...

  • Cool! Uruguay’s 2021 stamps

    Uruguay's 2021 stamps and cancels are interesting. ...

  • Czech stamps 2021 | Česká pošta 2021

    The list of Czech stamps 2021 includes a ...

  • Danish stamps for 2021 – now I’m hungry

    There is so much to unpack when looking ...

  • Delightful Deutsche Post Christmas stamp

    The 2020 Deutsche Post Christmas stamp is ...

  • Discovering 2021 stamps from Latvia

    I wasn't sure where to start with the 2021 ...

  • Diving into pioneer aviation with the amazing 1909 Antoinette Flyer

    Original pioneer aviation article published ...

  • Early Austrian airmail & a great cancel

    I rediscovered an early Austrian airmail ...

  • Early Canadian Airmail Routes 1940

    I'm a collector of all things airmail - ...

  • Essential stamp collecting tools PT 2 – free stamp catalogues

    One of the most important tools for any ...

  • EUROMED 2021 – Jewelry of Mediterranean

    EUROMED 2021 stamps are here. This year's ...

  • Europa 2021 Endangered Wildlife stamps

    The Europa 2021 Endangered National Wildlife ...

  • Fantastic EUROPA 2020 – Old Postal Routes

    The EUROPA 2020 - Old Postal Routes competition ...

  • Fantastic Finland’s 2021 stamps

    I waited to post Finland's 2021 stamps because ...

  • George V St Helena Cleft Rock Flaw

    George V St Helena Colony Badge Cleft Rock ...

  • German stamps 2021 – cancel cornucopia

    Cataloguing  German stamps 2021 would have ...

  • Gibraltar 2021 stamps – good year for thematics

    What specials treats await collectors of ...

  • Good value lots at Sparks early Canadian pence issue auction

    Sparks Auctions in Ottawa, Ontario has 41 ...

  • Guernsey stamps 2021 – Wildlife bonanza

    Any specialist in wildlife on stamps should ...

  • Hong Kong stamps 2021 – yup they’re gorgeous

    Designs for Hong Kong stamps 2021 will continue ...

  • Hungarian airmail – the great Turul

    A couple more nifty Hungarian airmail stamps ...

  • Hungarian stamps 2021 from Magyar Posta

    Hungarian stamps 2021 kicked off with a ...

  • Hungarian Zeppelin Airmail – C24 C25

    I recently acquired a small collection of ...

  • Interesting stamps from Algeria 2021

    Although I enjoyed looking at Algeria 2021 ...

  • Irish stamps 2021 – Éire An Post

    Irish stamps 2021 program will issue 15 ...

  • It’s a wrap! Canada’s 2021 Lunar New Year Stamps

    Canada's 2021 Lunar New Year stamps will ...

  • Japan’s 2021 stamp program – mind-blowing cancels

    Japan's 2021 stamp program has some fabulous ...

  • Jersey 2021 stamps – great Island themes

    Jersey 2021 stamps offer a bit of history, ...

  • Keeping an eye on 2 rare pioneer airmail lots at auction

    Vance Auctions never disappoints, and their ...

  • Kyrgyz Republic stamps 2021- Kyrgyzstan

    Hopefully, Kyrgyz Republic stamps 2021 will ...

  • Lighthouse leads Estonian stamps 2021 Eesti margid

    Eesti Post has released subjects and dates ...

  • Lithuanian stamps 2021 Lietuvos

    Not only are subjects and release dates ...

  • Looking at an early mail scam

    I stumbled across an interesting early mail ...

  • Magnificent Mexican 2021 stamps

    I put off Mexican 2021 stamps for a day ...

  • Managing my stamp collection in a computer age – not what you expect

    Thought I would share how I manage my stamp ...

  • Maresch prices realised for the Apr 22/23 auction

    Well, this was fascinating. I kept an eye ...

  • Moldova stamp issues 2021 reveal a rich history

    Moldova stamp issues 2021 supply a rich ...

  • Moon mail – anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing

    It’s been 50 years since the Apollo Moon ...

  • Namibian 2021 stamps – big rewards

    The Namibian 2021 stamp program has 3 series ...

  • New Caledonia stamps – ohh mushrooms

    The 2021 issues for New Caledonia stamps ...

  • New Mary Riter Hamilton stamp – Oct 28, 2020

    Canada Post will honour Canadian artist ...

  • New stamp feature – Story Stamps Tell

    I've started a new video feature titled ...

  • Newest Talman auction May 20th

    I have a soft spot for John Talman auctions. ...

  • Nifty present for stamp collectors – mail them a balsa plane

    Have any airmail stamp collectors on your ...

  • Norfolk Island 2021 lizards & snails oh my

    Australia Post issues a small number of ...

  • Norwegian 2021 stamp issues & designers

    Subjects and release dates for Norwegian ...

  • Oh Spain! Spanish stamps for 2021

    Spanish stamps for 2021 can best be described ...

  • Oh what a beauty – 19th c Chalon head vignette for auction

    Collectors of early Canadian (and British ...

  • Over 100 Zeppelin LZ 127 covers coming up for auction this month

    I spotted a couple of interesting covers ...

  • Pakistan Post’s 2021 stamps

    Pakistan Post's 2021 stamps was my first ...

  • Paprika Design – wonderful Canadian designers

    Montreal's award-winning Paprika Design ...

  • Peeking at USPS stamps 2021

    USPS stamps 2021 will see some old friends ...

  • Peru’s 2021 stamps – OH WOW!

    Putting together Peru's 2021 stamps was ...

  • Poland 2021 stamp program – Poczta polska

    Poland 2021 stamp program includes several ...

  • Psst – have a spare 8 grand for a slightly damaged postal cover?

    Here's something you don't see every day: ...

  • Qatar’s 2021 stamps – footie, & more footie

    If you're a football fan, Qatar's 2021 stamps ...

  • Queen Victoria – Small Queen Cancels

    Not in a pithy mood lately so I'll just ...

  • Republic of Cyprus stamps 2021

    Republic of Cyprus stamps 2021 offer a few ...

  • RMS Nascopie salvaged mail – Vance Auctions offering

    I look forward to ogling the latest auction ...

  • Romania 2021 stamp issues

    Time to look at Romania 2021 stamp issues. ...

  • Royal Mail 2021 stamp issues – stunning Parks!

    Royal Mail 2021 stamp subjects offer up ...

  • Rupert the Bear’s special 100th birthday

    Hard to believe but much-loved Rupert the ...

  • San Marino 2021 stamps

    San Marino 2021 stamps started with a terminally ...

  • Scotland’s Experimental Postage Packet

    I’ve been sorting through random boxes, ...

  • SEPAC historical maps on stamps

    This year's SEPAC theme is Historical Maps ...

  • Slovenia 2021 stamps – history, aviation, art

    Slovenia 2021 stamps offer up familiar themes ...

  • So tempting! 2021 Italian stamps

    Where to start with 2021 Italian stamps? ...

  • So, you like cephalopods – an octopus stamp

    In honour of octopuses around the world ...

  • Soruth 1868 – two beautiful stamps from a Princely State

    Here are a couple of lovelies - Soruth 1868. ...

  • South Korean stamps for 2021 thematic heaven

    South Korean stamps for 2021 are strong ...

  • Sparks Auction gem – WW1 war saving poster up for grabs

    I wrote about this WWI war saving poster ...

  • Spectacular 1918 Canadian Forces in North Russia covers

    Cherry Stone Auctions has a trio of Canadian ...

  • Stories stamps tell – Portugal, cork & stamps

    My first official "Stories stamps tell" ...

  • Stunning Macau 2021 stamps – 澳门邮政

    Macau 2021 stamps display the usual Macau ...

  • Surinam’s 2021 stamps – oh my BIRDS!

    Surinam's 2021 stamps should delight bird ...

  • Suzor-Cote #492i line from knee error – bonanza!

    Sometimes you can look at a stamp over and ...

  • TAAF 2021 stamp releases

    TAAF 2021 stamp releases were a surprise. ...

  • Taiwan’s 2021 stamps & a topnotch site

    Taiwan's 2021 stamps cover art, architecture, ...

  • Territory of New Guinea airmails 1932

    One of my favourite sets of stamps comes ...

  • The magnificent 2007 cork stamp Portugal

    Have you seen the 2007 cork stamp? Cork ...

  • The Wonderful Greek 2021 stamp program

    An anniversary kicks off the Greek 2021 ...

  • Thematic Luxembourg 2021 stamps & cancels

    Luxembourg 2021 stamps & cancels are ...

  • Tokyo Olympics stamps for 2020/21

    Tokyo Olympics stamps were scattered over ...

  • Toronto’s first post office, rebellion & a little Upper Canada history

    Do you know where Toronto's first post office ...

  • Treasure trove of culture in Azerbaijan stamps

    Azerbaijan stamps have been eye opening. ...

  • Tunisia stamps 2021

    Tunisia stamps 2021 topics and release dates ...

  • Turkey’s 2021 stamp program

    Turkey's 2021 stamp program includes three ...

  • UEFA EURO 2021 stamps & cancels

    There were fewer UEFA EURO 2021 stamps than ...

  • Ukrainian 2021 stamps – happy collecting!

    It was an interesting experience pulling ...

  • Update on WW1 poster #FWS1-4 at Sparks auction

    The realised price sheet is up for the May ...

  • USPS cool summer treat – scratch ‘n sniff stamps

    The USPS is offering up a booklet of popsicle ...

  • Valentine’s Day cancels – 53°29′9.44″N 104°10′2.94″W

    Nothing says romance and love like Valentine’s ...

  • Vatican 2021 stamps – full list released

    The Vatican 2021 stamps will see 20 sets ...

  • Vietnam’s 2021 stamp issues

    Vietnam's 2021 stamp issues are modest at ...

  • Vietnam’s delightful Year of the Ox stamps

    With so many Year of the Ox stamps to pick ...

  • Wallis and Futuna stamps

    Wallis and Futuna stamps have a few great ...

  • Watching Australia 2021 stamps

    Some of the Australia 2021 stamps have been ...

  • Well Hell – I live in the wrong country! Sandafayre Stamps

    Doing an internet whip around the various ...

  • What are your essential stamp collecting tools?

    Stanley Gibbons posted an interesting question ...

  • What’s up – this month’s Vance auction

    Time to ogle the latest Vance Auction catalogue ...

  • Zimbabwe 2021 stamps & a little music

    Time to look at Zimbabwe 2021 stamps and ...

  • 中国邮政 Chinese 2021 stamps

    Details on all the Chinese 2021 stamps and ...