My Blog Posts

Russian Fishing Ships

Originally published March 16, 2012. Issued on February 28, 1967, was a set of 5 stamps depicting various ships from the Soviet fishing fleet along with various type of sea …

Tok Islands on North Korea

Originally published February 27, 2012. My previous blarticle on a set of North Korean stamps, raised an issue of finding genuinely used stamps from North Korea.  It got me thinking …

Togo Goes Hunting

Originally published on February 24, 2012. On May 25, 1975, the Republic of Togo issued a set of 4 stamps (2 regular, 2 airmail) depicting hunting scenes and are inscribed “CHASSE AU …

The Battle of Trafalgar 200th Anniversary

Originally published February 10, 2012. One of the most defining naval actions in history, the Battle of Trafalgar asserted the Royal Navy’s and Great Britain’s dominance of the seas.  Fought on …

International Quiet Sun Year

Originally published January 27, 2012. The International Quiet Sun Year (IQSY) was a cooperative international effort to study the effects of the sun during the quiet period of the 11-year …

Online Philatelic Research Sources

Originally published January 20, 2012. In the internet age, researching your collection, or just performing basic research is made much easier.  With the click of a button, you can have …

Custom Album Pages

Originally published January 19, 2012 Here are a couple of customized album pages I designed using Scribus.  If you would like a copy in either .pdf or the Scribus source …

The Battle of Aspern-Essling

Originally published December 31, 2011. On June 4, 2009, Austria issued a stamp commemorating the battle of Aspern-Essling.  The Stamp is based on a painting of Johann Peter Kraft and …

A Couple of Penny Reds

Originally published December 30, 2011. When it comes to postage stamps one of the finest issues is the Penny Red.  It has a very nice design and is, in my …

North Korean Ships

Originally published December 29, 2011. On May 5, 1978, North Korea issued 5 stamps to commemorate their maritime heritage.  The stamps depict 5 ships and various aircraft and other modes …