Another new stamp issue comes from Royal Mail on 1 October. Although we have refrained from writing much until the emargbo date (which was supposed to be the issue date), the stamps now appear on Royal Mail's shop website. But why? What's the event? Of course the short answer is…
Francesco Carreas Candi was one of the greatest Spanish postal historians. He was born in Barcelona on July 4, 1852. His many works on philately include ‘Las Tarjetas postales enEspaña’ (0n Spanish postcards), published in 1902, and ‘Emisiones Fiscales de los Barcelone’ (Fiscal Stamps of the Legal College of Barcelona)…
A pair of early issues from Nova Scotia, then a British colony, is expected to bring top dollar at an upcoming sale by R. Maresch & Son Auctions. Both stamps were issued by Nova Scotia in 1851, the same year the colony was granted full control of its postal system…
On today’s date in 1919, Alexander Graham Bell’s Hydrodome number four (HD-4) set a new world water speed record of 114 km/h—a record that stood for a full decade. The hydrofoil watercraft was designed and built at Bell Boatyard on Bell’s Beinn Bhreagh estate, near Baddeck, N.S. “The sight alone…
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