Tag Archives: history
This cover from Royal Mail carries 6 great photographic stamps featuring 3 external views and 3 internal views of Windsor Castle, a royal residence of the British monarchy.
This cover from Royal Mail carries Post & Go ATMs commemorating the contribution that the UK’s railways made to the postal system: Mail by Rail.
This first day cover from Royal Mail carries an interesting set of stamps featuring archaeological artifacts juxtaposed with an artist’s impression of people and places from prehistory: Ancient Britain.
These stamps from Royal Mail commemorate the 50th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France.
This cover from Royal Mail commemorates the architect Capability Brown with 8 elegant stamps featuring views of the historic gardens that he created.
This cover from Royal Mail continues the annual commemoration of 100 years since The Great War, 1914-1918.
This elegant cover from Royal Mail commemorates the work of William Shakespeare, one of England’s greatest poets. The 10 stamps on the cover feature quotations from his plays and poems.
This cover from Royal Mail features stamps that commemorate The Great Fire of London in 1666 with unusual and dramatic designs on the 350th anniversary of the fire.
This cover from Royal Mail commemorates the Endurance expedition to cross the south pole, led by Ernest Shackleton. The expedition did not succeed, and Shackleton and his team faced a battle for survival to escape the Antarctic.
This ATM from Singapore commemorates the country’s Golden Jubilee and 50 years of independence from Malaysia.
This simple and elegant stamp from Deutsche Post commemorates 175 years of postage stamps and features the world’s first postage stamp: the Penny Black.
This cover from Royal Mail commemorates Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the year that she became the longest serving British monarch and approaches 64 years on the throne.
This cover from Royal Mail commemorates the 200th anniverasary of the Battle of Waterloo.
This cover carries 6 new Post & Go ATMs from Royal Mail, featuring traditional designs of heraldic beasts.
This first day cover from Royal Mail is the second in a 5-year series commemorating the Great War on its 100th anniversary. This cover commemorates wartime events from 1915.
This cover from Royal Mail commemorates the issue of the world’s very first postage stamp in 1840: the Penny Black.
This cover features Royal Mail’s new series of Post & Go ATMs: Working Sail, a collection of beautiful sailing ships by folk artists around the United Kingdom.
This is my first cover from India on this site.
My first trip to Germany in 2015 is already done, and here are the new issues for January from Deutsche Post.
I found this small presentation pack in a gift shop. I recognised the stamp, but I had not seen the coin before. Both items commemorate the Royal Barge Suphannahong taking part in the Royal Barge Procession in Thailand.
This cover from Royal Mail features 8 Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom, including Margaret Thatcher, the first woman to become Prime Minister, and Sir Winston Churchill, Britain’s wartime Prime Minister.
On my last trip to Germany this year, I collected the November issues, including 2 Christmas stamps: religious and nonreligious.
This FDC was produced in 1948 in the United States and it commemorates Gold Star Mothers: the American women who have lost a son or daughter serving in the military during war.
This is my first cover from Argentina. It is from the Delcampe seller Aspersmeteor, and it contained the Gold Star Mothers FDC that I purchased from the Delcampe site.
Here is a pair of beautiful covers from Chunghwa Post in Taiwan: Blue and White Porcelain from the Ancient Chinese Art Treasures series.