Canadian Corvettes

Originally published May 2, 2017. On July 1st, 1942, the Canadian government issued a series of stamps to celebrate Canada and Canadianscontributions to the war effort. The 20¢ value was titled Corvette …

Solidarity

Originally published February 21, 2017. Solidarity was an independent Polish Trade Union that was founded on the 17th of September 1980, under the leadership of Lech Walęsa at the Lenin Shipyard …

The Sombrero Galaxy

Originally published October 12, 2016. Discovered in 1871, the Sombrero Galaxy is located in the constellation of Virgo a mere 28 million light years from Earth. It is 30% the …

Celebrating Peacekeeping

Originally published October 4, 2016. Peacekeeping is the maintenance of peace by an armed force. This is usually done in the context of a United Nations peacekeeping mission. It is …

Law 2 – The Ball

Originally published October 4, 2016. When I was younger and much more in shape I was a soccer (football) referee.  On top of being great exercise and fun, there was …

The Battle of Shaykan

Originally published September 12, 2016. Commemorated by Sudan in 1984 the Battle of Saykan was fought between the forces of Egypt and Sudan and was part of the Mahdist War. …

György Dózsa

Originally published September 4, 2016. György Dózsa was a Székely man-at-arms from Transylvania who led a peasants uprising against the Kingdom of Hungary’s Nobility in the 1500s. He was born in …

The Battle of the Saintes

Originally published August 15, 2016. In 1975 the postal authority of the island of Barbuda issued a set of four stamps commemorating the Battle of the Saintes. The stamps were issued …