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HMS Barbados

Originally published April 4, 2013. The Barbados issued the 35 cent HMS Barbados stamp on August 16th, 1994 as one of a set of fourteen ships stamps issued. Originally ordered as a …

HMAS Australia

Originally published March 3, 2014. An Indefatigable class battle cruiser, HMAS Australia, was commissioned June 21, 1913, and became the flagship of the Australian Navy. Laid down on the 26th of June …

My Latest 1 Page Exhibit

Originally published October 1, 2013. It is time for another exhibit at Stampbears (new home www.stampbears.net). This time it is a one-pager where stamps are used to illustrate the poem. …

Poland Goes Luna “16”

Originally published January 28, 2013. On November 20th, 1970 Poland issued a sheet of 8, 2.50 zloty, stamps to commemorate the Russian Luna 16 unmanned moon mission. Luna 16 was …

The October Revolution

Originally published January 19, 2013. Here is a brief exhibit I put together for a competition at Stamp Bears, which is one of the best philatelic forums out there.  You …

C/O CJOB – Radio Mail

Originally published November 4, 2012. Many of us have heard a radio announcer say “Send your name and address to …”  The below covers were sent to Winnipeg radio station …

The Grey Cup – The Game

Originally published August 28, 2012. Following my post last week on the Grey Cup Trophy, today I will detail some of the histories on the Game. The first Grey Cup Game …

The Grey Cup – The Trophy

Originally published August 21, 2012. In 1909 Earl Grey, the Governor General of Canada donated the Grey Cup for Canada’s National Football Championship. 2012 sees the 100th Grey Cup game (no …

Trying to Get Kids Interested

Originally published August 21, 2012. Much is said in the philatelic media about our hobby dying and the lack of youth involvement in stamp collecting.  As collectors/philatelists, it is our …

Classic Aircraft on US Airmails

Originally published July 30, 2012 One of my favourite stamp sets is the American Airmail stamps issued in the summer of 1947.  The 3 value set features prominent aircraft and landmarks …