Law 1 – The Field of Play

Reading Time: 3 minutes According to the Laws of the Game for Association Football (Soccer), Law 1 deals with the field of play.   Field Surface FIFA and the IFAB specify that the field of …

The SS Zambezia

Reading Time: < 1 minute The SS Zambezia was constructed in 1903 by Sir Raylton Dixon & Co. of Middlesbrough for Empreza Nacional de Nav a Vap of Lisbon as a cargo-passenger liner. Her tonnage …

PS Skibladner

Reading Time: < 1 minute Originally published May 5, 2017. Issued in 1981 as one in a set of 4 commemorating Norwegian lake shipping the Paddle Steamer (PS) Skibladneris featured on the 1k.10 value. The PS Skibladner is the …

Canadian Corvettes

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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 …

The Austrian State Opera and Theatre House

Reading Time: < 1 minute Originally published October 4, 2016. Issued by Austria in 2005 the country of Austria celebrated the 50th Anniversaries of the reopening of their national opera and theatre houses. The Opera …

Law 2 – The Ball

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 …