When online images of this stamp surfaced in early 2020, some collectors were sceptical that it was genuine. There was good reason to think it wasn’t. As if German-speaking Austria would write its name on its stamps in English! (‘Österreich’ is the standard inscription.) And as if a serious, modern…
Friday, 13 November 2020 05:09

Canada bans import of comic books

A stamp featuring iconic Canadian comic book superhero Johnny Canuck was issued by Canada Post in October 1995. On today’s date in 1940, the Government of Canada banned the import of comic books, paving the way for the development of home-grown war-time heroes like Johnny Canuck. Rather than rely on…
The year 2020 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Cape Verdean Association (ACV) – the well-known body representing the Cape Verdean community settled in Portugal, based in the city of Lisbon – more specifically that of the institution that is today considered its first historical denomination, Cape Verde House. The…
Tuesday, 10 November 2020 05:09

Rural Stamps of the Russian Empire (1910)

The following article concerning the rural stamps of Russia was originally published in “Stamp Collectors’ Fortnightly” (September 1910) and written by Fred W. Edwards, FRPSL, FCS. In an elementary introduction to the Rural Stamps of the Russian Empire, as this paper purports to be, it will not really be of…
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