These Irish stamps pay tribute to four albums – 1987’s The Joshua Tree, 1991’s Achtung Baby, 2000’s All That You Can’t Leave Behind, and 2017’s Songs of Experience. There are four stamps in all – two for use within the Irish Republic, and two for international mail. A booklet of…
Sunday, 29 November 2020 05:06

The Black Empress

Just a few sentimental weeks ago we were reminiscing about Sean Connery’s role in the Bond movie ‘Goldfinger’, where we marvelled at the seemingly mystical, gravitational pull there is towards Geneva, and certainly back then our Prussian Blue cover fitted our assertion. However, today our featured World Rarity, ‘The Black…
Thursday, 26 November 2020 05:16

Mayflower at 400: History through stamps

As the spouse of a 13th generation descendant of Mayflower passengers William and Mary Brewster, I receive regular doses of Pilgrim history through the efforts of our state “colony” of The General Society of Mayflower Descendants. With excitement building around the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s transatlantic journey, I began…
Wednesday, 25 November 2020 05:26

Year of the Rat on FDC from China

An interesting Chinese legend about the ranking of the Rat goes that the Chinese supreme deity Jade Emperor held a birthday party and would decide the order of the zodiac animals according to their arrival times. Originally, the hardworking Ox departed early and should be the first one to reach.…
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