Samuel Gompers

Originally published August 6, 2016. Samuel Gompers was born in London, England in 1850.  At the age of 10, he was sent to work as a cigar maker apprentice to …

Allied Nations Day

Originally published December 29, 2015. On the 30th of May 1944, according to Scott, Russia issued a set of two stamps to commemorate the “Day of Nations United Against Germany” …

The Botswana National Museum Turns 40

Originally published September 7, 2015. In 2008 the postal authority of Botswana issued a set of 5 stamps to commemorate the 40th anniversary of their national museum and art gallery. …

Christmas Exhibit

Originally published December 10, 2014. It is time for another exhibit at http://www.stampbears.net, for December I went with a more traditional theme.  So please see below for what I came up …

An Interesting Acquisition

Originally published November 29, 2014. Here is an interesting item that I acquired recently in a Box lot I received. It is the first cover I have that is from …

The MS Sirdhana

Originally published November 29, 2014. The 60h stamp issued by the Emirate of Dubai to commemorate 60 years of postal service depicts the motor ship Sirdhana. The Sirdhana was built in 1947 by …

Motor Ship Selandia

On June 14, 1962, Denmark issued a stamp to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Motor Ship Selandia. The Selandia is often referred to as the worlds first diesel-powered ship. Constructed by Burmeister …

Robertson Davies

Originally published March 10, 2014. On August 28, 2013, Canada Post issued a stamp to commemorate the celebrated Canadian author Robertson Davies.  Davies was also a playwright, journalist, critic and professor. …

First Polar Flight

Originally published March 5, 2014. On April 10, 1938, the USSR issued a set of 4 stamps to commemorate the first transpolar flight that was completed between the 18th and …